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Southern Rock Spectacular in Atlanta

Southern Rock Spectacular in Atlanta

Jul 7, 2016

On  Saturday The Sundogs will hold their second  Southern Rock Spectacular at Smith’s Olde Bar. Joining them are  The Higher Choir featuring the Bearded Messiah Chance Walls and guitar slinging pal Grant Mitchell. The evening will start with the lovely and talented Andrea Colburn Band.  This night will feature rock n roll bands with swagger and attitude for fun on a hot summer night. Get advance tickets and save! You can even get a VIP table for you and your friends. Doors at 8, Andrea starts at 9. Get advance tickets here! “Part of what makes the Sundogs’ music so enjoyable is how they work as one. By sharing time on lead, embracing backing vocals and switching instruments the band creates a cohesive sound that is built around jangly guitars and catchy melodies.” -Chris Martin, Atlanta Examiner For more information about the Sundogs, visit...

3rd Annual Firkin Fest Announced in Downtown Mobile, AL

3rd Annual Firkin Fest Announced in Downtown Mobile, AL

Mar 2, 2016

Presented by Moe’s Original Bar B Que and Budweiser Busch Distributing, the 3rd Annual Firkin Festival will be held on Saturday, April 2nd at 701 Spring Hill Avenue in Mobile, AL. Benefiting the American Cancer Society, the festival indulges craft beer lovers that include novices and aficionados alike. As the beer offerings continue to grow, Yellowhammer Brewing, Back Forty Beer Company, Cahaba Brewing, Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, Tallgrass Brewing Company, Fairhope Brewing Company, Black Warrior Brewing Company, Rocket Republic Brewing Company, Avondale Brewing, Serda Brewing, Big Beach Brewing Company, Grayton Beer Company and Druid City Brewing will be poured for sampling. “Participating breweries will showcase distinctive cask ale in a firkin, a barrel made of stainless steel that holds 10.8 gallons of beer,” said Jana Sobolic, Craft Manager for Budweiser-Busch Distributing. “Firkins are unique in the sense that the beer goes through a secondary fermentation in the vessel.” During and after the celebration of beers, entertainment will include live music with performances by Winston Ramble, Festival Expressions and Mulligan Brothers. Doors open at 2pm with a tapping ceremony at 2:30pm. Sampling ends at 5:30pm with an awards ceremony at 6pm. Available on Etix.com or at Moe’s downtown location, tickets are $22 in advance and $25 in the day of event. Ticket includes sampling of all 13 casks, glass, crawfish, music, koozie, literature, and ticket for voting. Located in the upper part of Dauphin in downtown Mobile, the 7400 square foot Moe’s Original Bar B Que features a hot nightlife scene with full premium bars, high definition TVs and an entertainment venue that showcases live music from top bands. Named one of the Top 10 Rib Joints and BBQ Chains in America, Moe’s Original Bar B Que has 40 other locations in AL, CA, CO, FL, GA, LA, ME, NC, OH, SC, TN and VA. The popular restaurant features a Southern soul food revival with everything prepared fresh daily. For additional information about the event or Moe’s Original Bar B Que,...

Poi Dog Pondering, Set to Release New Album

Poi Dog Pondering, Set to Release New Album

Sep 1, 2015

Tour dates below, including three nights at Chicago’s Vic Theater! Team Clermont Legendary, Genre-Bending Band, Poi Dog Pondering, Set to Release Everybody’s Got A Star, September 18th! Poi Dog Pondering “All Saints Ascension” (Cleared to Post) SoundCloud – Download “Impossible to categorize, the joyful music of Poi Dog Pondering is truly transcendent.” –CHICAGO TRIBUNE “Poi Dog has sometimes gotten a bad rap from critics looking to have their hip card punched….The musical communication between these players and the newer members springs from the pure joy of playing together”. – MICHAEL CORCORAN “The Poi Dog sound happens because of the real and deep connection between the players, which shows in how they listen to one another in performance. The fact that most of them have been doing just that for two decades only increases the power of community they bring to the stage.” – NO DEPRESSION 30 years on, 15 band members deep & an Ocean in-between; Poi Dog Pondering continue to thrive & evolve on their 8th full length album entitled Everybody’s Got A Star. Their unique signature ‘Acous-tronic’ blend of orchestral, rock and dance music influences, shine through with PDP’s ever present irreverence to stylistic conformity. Everybody’s Got A Star is an unapologetic off-road venture, a Joy Ride recalling the vibe of 80’s/90’s Night Club DJs adventurous enough to careen from one genre to the next, with a slight membrane of madness to the method. “Growing up in Honolulu, Hawai’i, we really only had one good Live Music/Disco/ Club; The Wave. It was a Punk Rock/New Wave Club from 9 to 2am, then a Gay Disco from 2am to 4am. Everybody mixing it up & having fun. You could hear everything from Iggy Pop’s “Lust for life”, to Loose Joints “Is it all over my face”. I’m super thankful for that eclecticism. Music for dancing is like an elliptical orbit, it’s always around me, but sometimes it swings in real close and sweeps me along full force for a while. For me… this record is about; Following the spark, trusting instincts & dreaming forward. I got bored of the discussion that song writers and musicians always seem to gather around like moths… “is it a good enough song?” “Does it need a bridge?” “Does...

Athens Georgia’s Own Thayer Sarrano

Athens Georgia’s Own Thayer Sarrano

Aug 11, 2015

Thayer Sarrano is forging her own path into a southern- psych-dreamland, bottling up ghosts and bringing them to life through her ethereal desert rock hymns. The tones tremble and bend, layered in swirling atmospherics. The angelic voice will pull you in close to share devastatingly beautiful and heart-breaking secrets, while shadowy figures dance in the background. This is music that envelops the listener and may transport you to another world or time. A magical place that is melancholic and haunting, yet bursting with heavenly light.

The 5th Annual Ride Festival in Telluride, Colorado

The 5th Annual Ride Festival in Telluride, Colorado

Jun 17, 2015

The 5th Annual Ride Festival is set to take place on July 11th & 12th in Telluride, Colorado. Since its debut in 2012, The RIDE Festival has quickly garnered a reputation among music fans as a thoughtfully curated Americana/rock festival with music that flawlessly compliments the stunning Colorado setting. Additionally, the close proximity to the many outdoor activities that Telluride and Southern Colorado have to offer help make the 
festival a unique destination event. Attendees can enjoy hiking, biking, hot springs, and so much more in a truly majestic setting. This amazing music-filled weekend kicks off on Friday, July 10th with a free outdoor sunset concert in the scenic Mountain Village. Then on Saturday and Sunday, the main stage lineup will perform on the world renowned Fred Shellman Stage in beautiful Telluride Town Park. Saturday acts include Dorothy, Zella Day, The Temperance Movement, Trigger Hippy, Jonny Lang, Gov’t Mule and Widespread Panic while Sunday brings Mike Farris Gospel, Baskery, Moon Taxi, Current Swell, North Mississippi Allstars and Widespread Panic. After the festival NightRide starts when music spills out into local venues along Main Street for late night shows by emerging talent. At Sheridan Opera House, look for musical acts featuring Dorothy on Friday at 9:00 p.m. and Zella Day at 10:30 p.m., Trigger Hippy on Saturday at 11:00 p.m., and North Mississippi Allstars on Sunday at 11:00 p.m. At Fly Me To The Moon Saloon, The Yawpers play on Friday at 10:00 p.m., Ayron Jones on Saturday at 10:00 p.m. and The Temperance Movement at 11:30 p.m. and Bloodkin performs on Sunday at 10:30 p.m. At The Roma Jefferey Foucault entertains the crowds on Friday and Saturday nights at 10:00 p.m. Lastly, High Pie has Half Ton Marmot on Friday at 10:00 p.m. and Band of Heathens on Saturday at 10:30 p.m.  Tickets for all NightRIDE shows are free to festival pass holders except for The Sheridan Opera House shows. General admission weekend passes are $175.00 and VIP weekend passes run $375.00, plus fees. For additional information or tickets to the Ride Festival,...

SATURN, A NEW LIVE MUSIC VENUE IN BIRMINGHAM

SATURN, A NEW LIVE MUSIC VENUE IN BIRMINGHAM

Mar 31, 2015

THE BOWERY PRESENTS AND BRIAN TEASLEY ANNOUNCE THE OPENING OF SATURN, A NEW LIVE MUSIC VENUE IN BIRMINGHAM INITIAL CONCERT LINEUP AND THE LIVING VENUE AUDIO PROJECT ALSO ANNOUNCED March 18, 2015 (Atlanta, GA) Saturn is a new live music facility in Birmingham, AL that also includes Satellite, which is an additional bar and coffee shop serving Stumptown Coffee. The project is a joint venture between Birmingham musician Brian Teasley (Man or Astro-Man? / The Polyphonic Spree / St. Vincent / etc.) and the legendary New York-based concert promotions company, The Bowery Presents. The name of the venue comes from Sun Ra, Alabama’s legendary jazz guru, whose whole mythos involved travelling to the planet Saturn. Also, in the early ‘60s, members of Teasley’s family worked on the Saturn V rockets built in Alabama, which sent the Apollo astronauts to the moon. Saturn also includes The Living Venue Audio Project. The Living Venue Audio Project is a multi-sensory reactive sound medium where various devices installed in the venue (stimulated by sound, light, motion, weather, water flow, street activity, etc.) trigger random ambient sounds, in order to make a sort of symphony of sonic activity. Think Brian Eno’s “Music for Airports” if the airports were actually the ones making the music. The project has been put together with Brian Tealsey, sound engineer Daniel Farris, and the Austin, Texas band The Octopus Project. The goal is to eventually record sections of these random sound symphonies and become the first music venue to put out its own record. The full system will be up and operational by early May so please check out what auditory reactions the club is making anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Teasley says of the name, “I wanted something that paid tribute to my native city of Birmingham and that was very Alabama-centric, but also had a personal family connection.” The Saturn venue will host a diverse lineup of great national acts as well as be a hub for local bands. Satellite coffee and bar will be open seven days a week and will strive to become a creative nexus for local artists, events and causes. The initial lineup for the...