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Live music picks Sept. 25-29

Disco Biscuits

Disco Biscuits

FRIDAY
Disco Biscuits

They may be part of the Grateful Dead-inspired jam-rock underground, but the Disco Biscuits are resolutely 21st century in their use of electronic dance music elements.
7 p.m. Sept. 25. The Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. N.W. 404-659-9022, tabernacleatl.com.

FRIDAY
Loggins & Messina

More than a decade before Kenny Loggins reached his “Footloose” pinnacle, he and Jim Messina took “Your Mama Don’t Dance” into the Top 10. They followed it up with a couple of often forgotten Top 20 entries, “Thinking of You” and “My Music.”
8 p.m. Sept. 25. Chastain Park Amphitheater, 4469 Stella Drive N.W. 404-733-5012, www.classicchastain.com.

FRIDAY
The Walkmen

Experimental post-punk is rarely as tuneful as the stuff on this Brooklyn-based band’s latest album, “You & Me.” It’s a musical meat grinder that pumps out tasty stuff such as “Canadian Girl,” which channels a doo-wop-like melody through the Velvet Underground, and “Donde Esta La Playa,” with its echoes of “Saucerful of Secrets”-era Pink Floyd.
8 p.m. Sept. 25. $15. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. 404-524-7354, www.variety-playhouse.com.

Sugarland

Sugarland. Photo: Kate Powers

SATURDAY
Sugarland

Atlanta’s superstar country duo Sugarland has already scored three No. 1 singles from its third album, “Love on the Inside.” “Joey,” the album’s fourth single, is already in the Top 20 and still rising.
7:30 p.m. Sept. 26. $29.50-$64.50. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. 404-733-5010, www.vzwamp.com.

SATURDAY
Francine Reed & Family

Big-voiced belter and class act Reed will be joined by her sister, Margo; brother, Michael; and mother, Miss Girly, in this benefit for the Thunderbird School of Global Management Atlanta Scholarship Fund.
8 p.m. Sept. 26. $20-$45. Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. 770-819-7765, www.mablehouse.org.

Ra Ra Riot. Photo: Doron Gild

Ra Ra Riot. Photo: Doron Gild

TUESDAY
Ra Ra Riot

The Syracuse, N.Y.-formed outfit forged ahead following the 2007 drowning death of drummer John Pike, releasing the full-length debut album, “The Rhumb Line,” to critical acclaim in 2008. The frequent Arcade Fire and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah comparisons aren’t completely unfounded, but fans of their pals, Vampire Weekend, should check out Ra Ra Riot, too.
7 p.m. Sept. 29 $13. The Masquerade, 695 North Ave. 404-577-8178, www.masq.com.

Shane Harrison, sharrison@ajc.com

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steve

September 25th, 2009
3:42 pm

butthole surfers sat. at masquerade