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Come on out and get scorched by the sounds of *SidAerial, The Dreaded Marco,
Greedy White Citizens*, and a debut performance by *The Nominees* taking
place on *January 22nd* at the *Hard Rock Cafe’s Velvet Underground,
Atlanta, GA*.  Doors open at 8pm, you can buy your tickets in advance HERE!

$8 if your 21 or older, $10 if your 20 and under;
at the door $10 if your 21 and older, $12 if your 20 and under. ALL AGES!!!

*SidAerial* is writing and performing music for their fans and has been
since 2007. Thousands of digital copies have been sold and the band is
really building up momentum regionally and nationally. Which has opened the
door for them to share the stage with such bands as *Sevendust, Taproot,
Flaw, 10 Years, Bobaflex, and Hydrovibe*. SidAerial is expecting to release
a new EP in spring of *2011*.   *”See It!”*, the first single has already
been released and has been featured on Atlanta radio numerous times.
*2011*is looking like it is going to be a busy year for the band and
no matter what happens they will keep writing and performing music for one reason:

*THE DREADED MARCO* – Fresh out of Atlanta! *The Dreaded Marco* stands as a
reminder of what named the South dirty. The band began as a brain child of *Charlie
Sheets* and *Dixie Duncan*, long time friends and veterans of Atlanta’s rock
music scene. The two booked studio time with engineer/drummer *Mike Froedge*at
*Open Sky Studio* in Atlanta and began working on songs together. Raw rock
n’ roll, nothing but sonic attitude, hip shaking grooves meet head banging
beats. The addition of *Scott Williams* on bass guitar brought another jazz
groove and boogie influence into the Marco style. The sound or genre the
band would be classified in was an afterthought for *The Dreaded Marco*, and
that freedom birthed a truly original sound. *The Dreaded Marco: Dirty Rock n Roll*

*Greedy White Citizen or GWC *– Part of the Altanta scene for quite a few
years now and just keep getting better and better. With the Management and
career molding of *Nina Baldridge (Fast Forward Management)* these guys are
sure to jump to the National stage real soon! With the teamwork of *Matt
Schultz* on Vocals, *Austin Bolen* on Guitar, *Chris Sincavage* on Bass, and
*Alex Gray* on Drums this band will be UNSTOPPABLE in 2011. With their
unique blend of straight up Rock-n-Roll and Mainstream Metal, you are sure
to get caught up in the frenzy of the moment! In the studio with Neil
Citron, these new songs are going to kick your teeth in. ENJOY!!!

*THE NOMINEES – *Not much to say just yet other than this young lady by the
name of Seanna Turner is backed up by some of Atlanta’s TOP musicians (Mike
Froedge – Dixie, Inc., DoubleDrive, SpeedX to name a few; Josh Sattler –
DoubleDrive and SpeedX) and will be making their debut performance on this
stage. You absolutely DON’T want to miss out on being the first to witness!

Artists to Watch

Cry With Us! Puddles Pity Party in Orlando



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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Holiday Fun

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



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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