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WEDNESDAY 6.23
Grand Champeen -- On record: The Replacements/early Soul Asylum Twin/Tone sound re-born. Live: Zero-to-60 in 1-2-3-4. Fun for the whole family. With the Dynamite Brothers. The Room (Schacht)

Treephort -- Invited to play the holier-than-thou Warped Tour last year, Treephort wasted no time in delivering a 20-minute napalm blast of nerd-friendly punk rock. Oh, and their two male singers made out, lit their crotches on fire, drank Yoo-hoo, threw it back up, and then necked some more. If you care -- and you should, as the band's actually got some good chops, antics be damned -- they have a new CD, Enchanted Forest, out this summer on Springman Records. With Solid Gold Records and IYF Pork. Queen City Underground (Davis)

THURSDAY 6.24
Dub Is A Weapon -- Dub lends itself to wide-ranging restructuring in capable hands and Dub Is A Weapon are capable, for the most part, in this task. The NYC band use dub as the foundation for their muse and layer it with jazz, rock, roots reggae and funky beats. Their take is more of a conversational, jam-band approach to dub than spacey, ethereal stuff. The Room (Shukla)

NRBQ -- Depending on your tastes, this is either the greatest bar band ever or a group of guys with great record collections but little focus. See our story in this issue for more. Amos' Southend (Davis)

FRIDAY 6.25
Chris Fortier -- A graduate of the fertile Florida scene, Fortier is also the founder of the label Fade, the vanguard of the progressive Orlando sound. Fortier's taken that sound around the world via residencies in London and New York, for starters, and also through compilations like Bedrock: Compiled and Mixed (2002). Fortier remixed a Delerium track called "Silence," which created a frenzy upon its release and wound up in the No.1 slot in several countries, including Australia. Tonic (Schacht)

Col. Bruce Hampton and the Codetalkers -- Probably rock & roll music's second most favorite colonel after Elvis' Col. Tom Parker, Bruce Hampton continues what he started in The Aquarium Rescue Unit and the Fiji Mariners (and before that, numerous legendary Atlanta bands). Namely, jazz-inspired, neo-tropical, guitar-heavy jams that can stretch into the wee hours. Like yet another famous colonel, Hampton keeps things interesting with just the right touch of spice (and probably some herb), setting his music apart from others of the same ilk. With the Todd Joseph Band. Visulite Theatre (Davis)

E.G. Kight -- A voice that's a combo of k.d. lang and Bonnie Raitt while incorporating a helping of Delbert McClinton-styled soul-blues and R&B. Kight effectively writes about the interminable variations of relationships and their dilemmas. She is quite feisty with the guitar and, depending on the song's mood, is able to play muscular riffs or sad refrains. Her latest recording is Southern Comfort, a rather apt collection of southern blues tunes. Double Door Inn (Shukla)

Green Light CD Release -- Classical-inspired guitarist Kevin Gill -- who, along with drummer Adam Snow and bassist Dustin Hofsess make up Green Light -- all teach music, or have in the past. Purveyors of what they call Premium Groove Music, the instrumental trio do the usual melding of world music, jazz, and funk, but the band's chops -- they seem to noodle from the heart as much as the, um, noodle -- keep it from getting too generic. With Christy Snow and Holly Allen. The Evening Muse (Davis)

Sonny Landreth and Band -- Guitarist Landreth is not only adept but excels in his realm, which encompasses slide blues, shuffles, and blues-inspired rock. He has honed his chops playing with a cast of standouts, including stints in John Hiatt's Goners. Landreth's voice is an added attraction whether singing over smokin' blues or a classic rock riff. Neighborhood Theatre (Shukla)

Uncle Sam Jam -- Liz Phair, Fountains of Wayne, Josh Kelley and the Calling make up the roster at this year's event. See our See & Do section for more particulars. Dixie's Tavern (Schacht)

SATURDAY 6.26
The Frequency -- The Frequency is the brainchild and side project of Trans Am's Sebastian Thomson. The outfit has a new wave groove with electronica peeking its head into their rock conundrum. Take bits of Adrian Belew and mix it up with Devo. As the next song kicks in, they morph into rockers with an 80's fetish, while the following song could be a loop out of a Nintendo game. You get the picture. With Bullship. The Room (Shukla)

Tyre Fyre -- Tyre Fyre's new one, Let it Burn, is a driving album in either sense of the word. Perfect for a road trip, Burn is 12 songs long, and the kind of rock long-player they used to make -- just when you think you hear "the single," another one taps you on the shoulder, begging your attention (it probably doesn't hurt matters that the sound is rather 70s-inspired too, though it's certainly not as cloying as some rock revivalists these days). The album isn't without a certain amount of sugar -- it's more roller-skate rock than skater rock -- but it's punched up in all the right places, thanks to the time-traveling Rolodex riffing of Shawn Lynch and frontman John Morris. With Taylor Roberts Band and Brother Henry. The Evening Muse (Davis)

MONDAY 6.28
Mic Harrison -- The former V-Roys member hasn't made quite the splash his old partner, Scott Miller, has, and his new record, Pallbearer's Shoes, is just his first official solo effort since his old band split up in 1999. But it's not like he hasn't been busy, helming the Faults through one record and joining Superdrag. Harrison has left behind the V-Roys' alt-country tendencies and gravitated toward a Big Star power-pop sound, with the 'Drag's Dan Coffey Jr. playing drums and producing on his debut. With David Childers and Jem Crossland & the Hypertonics. The Evening Muse (Schacht)

TUESDAY 6.29
Hall and Oates -- Thirty years later, and we still don't know what it is that John Oates does. Either way, he's in town this week along with crooning pal Daryl Hall. See our See & Do section for more. With Michael McDonald and Average White Band. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (Davis)

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