Originally created 07/31/98

Concert connection



Jupiter Coyote gets the crowds howling today at Atlanta's Variety Playhouse. Art rock legends Yes have no problems playing old FM standards like Long Distance Roundabout when they perform Thursday at Atlanta's Chastain Park Amphitheatre.

This week

JUPITER COYOTE: Today, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.

VAN HALEN: Today, Coca-Cola Lakewood Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

SEVEN MARY THREE: Today, Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte, N.C.

SEVENDUST: Today, the Masquerade, Atlanta.

SMASHING PUMPKINS: Tuesday, Fox Theatre, Atlanta; Thursday, Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, N.C.

VOODOO GLOW SKULLS: Wednesday, the Masquerade, Atlanta.

YES: Thursday, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

PHISH: Thursday, Coca-Cola Lakewood Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

ATLANTIS MUSIC CONFERENCE: Thursday and Aug. 7-8, the Masquerade, Atlanta.

Looking ahead

LISA LOEB: Sunday, Aug. 9, Variety Playhouse, Atlanta.

TORI AMOS: Wednesday, Aug. 12, Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, N.C.

THIRD EYE BLIND/OUR LADY PEACE: Friday, Aug. 14, Fox Theatre, Atlanta.

BIG HAIR ROCK BUFFET: Friday, Aug. 14, the Masquerade, Atlanta.

GRAVITY KILLS: Friday, Aug. 14, Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte, N.C.

ZOSO: Friday, Aug. 14, Masquerade, Atlanta.

CANNIBAL CORPSE: Saturday, Aug. 15, the Masquerade, Atlanta.

H.O.R.D.E. FESTIVAL: Sunday, Aug. 16, Coca-Cola Lakewood Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

TORI AMOS: Monday, Aug. 17, and Tuesday, Aug. 18, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

SKAVOOVEE AND THE EPITONES: Wednesday, Aug. 19, Masquerade, Atlanta.

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND: Thursday, Aug. 20, Coca-Cola Lakewood Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

CREED: Friday, Aug. 21, Greenville County Fairgrounds, Greenville, S.C.

PUNK/OI FESTIVAL: Saturday, Aug. 22, Masquerade, Atlanta.

EARTH WIND & FIRE: Sunday, Aug. 23, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

ELEKTRO INFERNO: Tuesday, Aug. 25, Masquerade, Atlanta.

PATTY LOVELESS: Wednesday, Aug. 26, Fox Theatre, Atlanta.

DISCO NIGHT: Friday, Aug. 28, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

JACKSON BROWNE: Saturday, Aug. 29, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

PEARL JAM: Tuesday, Sept. 1, Coca-Cola Lakewood Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND: Sept. 1-2 and Sept. 4-5, Fox Theatre, Atlanta.

JANET JACKSON: Friday, Sept. 4, Blockbuster Pavilion, Charlotte, N.C.

THE GIPSY KINGS: Saturday, Sept. 5, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

JOE COCKER: Friday, Sept. 11, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

JANET JACKSON: Wednesday, Sept. 16, Coca-Cola Lakewood Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

TOM JONES: Saturday, Sept. 19, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

THE BEACH BOYS: Friday, Sept. 25, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

CELINE DION: Sunday, Sept. 27, Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, N.C.

JETHRO TULL: Friday, Oct. 9, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

FAITH HILL: Friday, Oct. 16, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta.

Ticketmaster tips

When tickets for big shows go on sale, making sure you get seats can be a problem. Here are the ups and downs of the ticketpurchasing options.

Civic Center:

Ups: No service charge. Downs: The civic center box office sells tickets only for events at the center and at Bell Auditorium.

Outlets:

Ups: The lines move fairly quickly. Downs: Service charges.

Charge-by-phone:

Ups: Convenience. Downs: Service charges.