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Sound Menu October 10 2001 Wed

BONAVENTURE QUARTET — This local old-time jazz ensemble recreates the hot jazz sounds of the Hot Club with the cool vocals of Amy Pike, who often sits in with the group at their weekly gig. Eclipse di Luna (Sarig)

PAUL GEREMIA — The singer/guitarist is an alumnus of the early-'60s folk "rediscovery" boom, with firsthand exposure to Skip James, John Hurt and the like. He's also the preeminent interpreter of Blind Willie McTell. Listening to his 12-string work on "Broke Down Engine" or the remarkable "Dyin' Crapshooter's Blues" should be enough to sway you. And true to his coffeehouse roots, you should get a taste of his political POV as well. Blind Willie's (Powell)

THE GUESS WHO, JOE COCKER — After Sept. 11, the nasty sentiments of the "American Woman" may be difficult to stomach. Otherwise, the reunion of original Guess Who founding members Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman ought to be a sufficiently professional, hits-filled affair. Raspy-voiced opener Cocker can still be a commanding performer if he lays low on the faux-Michael Bolton crap and sticks to soulful, swampy "Delta Lady"-styled rock 'n' roll. Fox Theatre (Horowitz)

OTTMAR LIEBERT — Best known for the New Agey flamenco stylings he applies to fare as diverse as "Little Wing," "Paint It Black" and even Zepp's "Kashmir," this classically trained guitarist adds synths and subtle electronics to expand his sonic playing field. EarthLink Live (Horowitz)

METALLENIUM TOUR — Down to a manageable four bands — God Forbid, Six Feet Under, Lamb of God and Darkest Hour — now that the Euro headliners have wimped out, this tour should still serve anyone looking for a little catharsis. Certainly the apocalyptic theme rings chillingly true now. Masquerade (Foy)

JIMMY SMITH — The best-known Hammond B3 player alive is a legend who refuses to rest on his laurels. Jazz, gospel, R&B, blues and funk make up the molten mix as the 76-year-old Smith steamrolls over the keys and bass pedals, proving that class, talent and intensity make for a combustible combination regardless of age. Variety Playhouse (Horowitz)

SUMMER SKOOL — See Earshot, p. 93. Riviera (Ware)

SHANNON WRIGHT, THE CLOSE — While singer/songwriter Shannon Wright's albums have become more approachable, there's no reason to believe her live show will be any less confrontational. Consider it affordable primal scream therapy. Also on the bill: The Close, another group of firebrands, playing scorching angular post-punk. The Earl (Ware)



THE APACHE CAFE: Al Smith & Friends

THE BAYOU ROOM: Blues Wednesdays with Motorcity Josh

BILLY'S: Partay with Martay

BLIND WILLIE'S: Paul Geremia

BLUE RACCOON: Acoustic Open Mic hosted by Andrew Black

BRANDYHOUSE: Z93/Brandyhouse Benefit

BRIDGES: Piano with Bruce

BUFFALO'S: Name That Tune

CAJUN KITCHEN: Occam's Razor

CALLANWOLDE: Poetry Reading

CHURCHILL GROUNDS JAZZ CAFE: Pursuance with Lee Hogan & Dan Furman

CJ'S LANDING: Sound Track Mind

CLUB GENO'S: The Brethern

COWBOYS: Darrin Robbins, Kickback

CUMMING FAIRGROUNDS: Diamond Rio

DARK HORSE TAVERN: Patrick Blanchard & the Big Mighty, Jane Ivy

DARWIN'S: Open Blues Jam hosted by the Hybrids

THE EARL: Shannon Wright, The Close

EARTHLINK LIVE: Ottmar Liebert

ECLIPSE DI LUNA: Bonaventure Quartet

EDDIE'S ATTIC: Amanda Quarles, Kyler, Kevin Jackson

EMORY PERFORMING ARTS STUDIO: Emory Wind Ensemble

FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK: The Electromatics

40 WATT CLUB-ATHENS: DJ Sucks, Spaceshot, pH Balance, Alastor

FOX THEATRE: The Guess Who, Joe Cocker

FUZZY'S: Commotions

THE GRAPE AT VININGS: New South Jazz

HARD ROCK CAFE: Rock and Soul competition

KARMA: Cream

KAYA: Komplex with DJ Rasta Root

LUBY'S: Stuart Sullivan

MASQUERADE: Metallenium Tour

METROPOLITAN PIZZA: Metropolitan Wednesdays

9 LIVES SALOON: Bitch, Doubledrive, Exit 8

NOMENCLATURE MUSEUM: Reunion - featuring dark wave, ether pop and trance

NORTHSIDE TAVERN: Daniel "Mudcat" Dudeck

PHUNKY PHISH TAVERN: Last Band Standing

POETRY PLANET: Bare Soul Wednesdays

POPPER'S: Karaoke

RAY'S ON THE RIVER: Waveform with Doc Samuels, Larry Jackson, Tom Woodruff

RED LIGHT CAFE: Open Mic

RIVERIA: Summer Skool competition

SAMBUCA JAZZ CAFE: Melanie Massell

SMITH'S OLDE BAR: Yonder Mountain String Band

SOMBER REPTILE: Silence

STAR BAR-L5P: Flathead Mike and the Mercurys, The Holy Smokes

SWEET DEVIL MOON: Mauricio Manuza

SWEET WATER BAR & GRILL

VARIETY PLAYHOUSE: Jimmy Smith

VIOLETTE RESTAURANT: Jus Jazz featuring Dave Wallis, Eddie Taylor, Dan Coy, Shack Lewis, Rita Graham

WHISKERS TAVERN: The Surpriz Blues & Soul Band

YA YA'S CAJUN CUISINE: Blues Invitational with The Luxury Kings