Originally created 05/06/04

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WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday

THE VENUE: HiFi Buys Amphitheatre, 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta

BEST KNOWN FOR: Pop-infused punk, well spiced with scatological humor

WHAT THE BAND IS PUSHING: Its current untitled album, referred to by fans as blink-182

TRIVIA: Originally called Blink, but an Irish techno act already had laid claim to the name and threatened legal action.

Two members of the band, guitarist Tom DeLonge and drummer Travis Barker, play in Box Car Racer and the Transplants.

Mr. Barker collects vintage Cadillacs and owns a clothing store called Vintage Stars and Straps.

Internet legend has it that the group started as a mariachi band called El Cuatro and the Cajones.