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It is time to say Goodbye to 2010 and welcome 2011 with open arms!!! We want you to join us and ring in the New Year!

There is so much to do in our fine city of Atlanta on New Years Eve, whatever it is you decide to do, Please be safe!

Here is our picks and where you will find TBB contributors and photographers:

Blackberry Smoke at The Peachtree Tavern This is guaranteed to rock hard! Hometown Southern Rockers, Blackberry Smoke will be ‘rockin til the break of dawn’ with you all!

SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDE:

NATHAN NELSON & HIS ENTERTAINMENT CRACKERS
DANIEL LEE BAND
RICK RICHARDS – GEORGIA SATELLITES AND JUJU HOUNDS
BENJI SHANKS – LAST WALTZ ENSEMBLE
TONY BOYD
PRESTON HOLCOMB – WAYSIDE RIDERS

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW before it sells out!




The Constellations at Smiths Olde Bar – A fantastic show lined up with Atlanta’s band, The Constellations! Get there early and stay late!

Members of The Constellations:

Elijah Jones-vocals
Wes Hoffman-bass
Jamie Gordon-keys/percussion
Trevor Birdsong- guitar
Jason Nackers-drums
Shabnam Bashiri -BGV’s/Claps/Percussion
Alaina Terry- BGV’s/Claps/Percussion

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Goodbye 2010, Hello 2011! Happy New Year from all of us at The Backstage Beat!

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Cry With Us! Puddles Pity Party in Orlando

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Ange Alex

I owe him a poem:

Here’s a story of a sad clown who one night in February was traveling through O-town. 

He brought a suitcase and a lot of gum, he brought music and videos and tons of fun.

He sang high but mostly he sang low, and he put of one hell of a good show.

He gave a bearded guy a cupcake and danced with a lady, a wolf he would make

There is no doubt he is a boss sir, he even got love from Kevin Costner.

Fans filled the plaza for a night of delight as the 7 foot clown gave us some real insight.

He sang Bowie and Queen and even some Who, also Cash, Lorde and “Let it go” too

Videos played of pets and babies crying, also beautiful artwork and people smiling.

Last night Orlando was anything but mad as we showed much love for a clown that is sad.

Ok, I’d cry too after that poem. Here’s some more info:

If you haven’t been to see a Puddles Pity Party show, you are missing out. 

The show had me smiling and laughing so hard my stomach hurt, but I was also moved so many times by the range of Puddles voice. True entertainment never gets old and I have a feeling he is going to last forever.

I loved the interaction he had with the crowd. He pulled numerous people up to help him on stage and all of them were good sports, one man even singing the entire song, “All by myself” karaoke style! The show was so well thought out and planned but with room for some hilarious improv. Especially at the end when he pulled the 3 fans from the audience dressed like clowns. At the end of them performing together, Puddles suddenly remembers that he is scared of clowns! Genius! 

Hands down one of the best performances I’ve seen in years.

 

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Kingsized Holiday Fun! Big Mike is Back at the Variety Playhouse!

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Big Mike Geier and his Kingsized Rock ‘n Roll Orchestra, along with the Dames Aflame Dancers, Lil’ Santa and other special guests, bring tidings of comfort and joy with their signature glitz and glamour in what has become a tinsel-time tradition at the Variety Playhouse. The all-ages 90-minute show features your Holiday favorites by the likes of Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, Heat Miser, The Grinch and more!

Photo: Emily Butler

We caught up with Big Mike to ask a few questions.

TBB: Big Mike! It’s been a couple years since we had the pleasure of seeing you perform live. We are so excited to be back in Atlanta and we are ready for this show. What can you tell us about this years event?

Big Mike: Welcome back to Atlanta, Ange! We’re also excited to be in town for another wild and wonderful Holiday Jubilee. We like to honor the tradition that the Jubilee has become and don’t mess too much with the format. You can expect the always magnificent sounds of the 12-piece Kingsized Rock ‘n Roll orchestra performing your favorite holiday classics and the dazzling Dames Aflame dancers providing the glamour. The show is all about holiday nostalgia, whatever that means to you: Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Donnie Hathaway, The Grinch, Rankin Bass, Peanuts, the Dreidel Song? It’s all in there.

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Turkuaz at Aisle 5

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Brooklyn based funk band Turkuaz played at Aisle Five in Atlanta last week and here are some shots from the show!

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