Iconic punk champions Bad Religion will be hitting the road along with melodic hardcore upstarts Rise Against for what is sure to be one of the most electrifying and rousing tours of the year. In the last months Bad Religion have celebrated thirty years of innovative and genre defining music, capping the landmark with the release of their critically acclaimed new album The Dissent of Man featuring radio hits “The Devil In Stitches” and “Cyanide.” The band is now set to take its exquisitely inflammatory live act across America, performing a charged mixture of new material and beloved classics.
“The crew rarely relented during its torrid 75-minute set. Graffin channeled Robert Mitchum’s “Night Of The Hunter” preacher on the twisted “Man With A Mission” promising followers eternal salvation as a bevy of slashing riffs ripped at his heels like hellfire. The brutally efficient “Atomic Garden” found the band bringing sonic life to the U.S war machine, dual guitarists nearly drowning Graffin in a howling metallic crunch of feedback-soaked noise.” – Recent live review, Chicago Tribune
Bad Religion (W/ Rise Against) Tour Dates:
Apr. 05 – The Joint – Las Vegas, NV
Apr. 07 – Long Beach Arena – Long Beach, CA
Apr. 08 – RIMAC Arena – La Jolla, CA
Apr. 09 – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San Francisco, CA
Apr. 11 – Rose Garden Arena – Portland, OR
Apr. 12 – WaMu Theater – Seattle, WA
Apr. 14 – The Great Saltair – Magna, UT
Apr. 15 – Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO
Apr. 19 – Stubb’s – Austin, TX
Apr. 20 – Concrete Street Amphitheater – Corpus Christi, TX
Apr. 22 – St. Augustine Amphitheatre – St. Augustine, FL
Apr. 23 – Sunset Cove Amphitheater – Boca Raton, FL
Apr. 25 – House of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC
Apr. 26 – 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C.
Apr. 27 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
Apr. 29 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
May 02 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
May 03 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
May 05 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
May 06 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
May 07 – Nautica Pavilion – Cleveland, OH
May 08 – Assembly Hall – Champaign, IL
May 10 – Pops – Sauget, IL
May 11 – Midland Theatre – Kansas City, MO
May 13 – Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL
Cry With Us! Puddles Pity Party in Orlando
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.
Kingsized Holiday Fun! Big Mike is Back at the Variety Playhouse!
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!
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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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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