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Cool Kids, Orkids and More



This Thursday at The Masquerade, Four bands will play in Heaven thanks to the lovely and talented Shawn Williams.

This is Shawn’s second show booking for The Masquerade and it looks like she is nailing it!

These are four of the best new bands out of Atlanta!

“Stokeswood” is a five piece band made of members Adam Patterson, Mark Godwin, Reed Irvine , Jon Joiner and Justin Mullinix. Stokeswood’s independent release, Carassia is like a sonic excursion between the lines of a poet’s story-telling prowess. Thoughtful introspection on the human condition is amplified and challenged by the layered accents of electroacoustic guitars, pianos, synths, strings and drums. The soulful and captivating vocals of Adam Patterson carry each melody flawlessly through the rhythms and musical harmonies of each track. From start to finish, the album sparkles with intelligent musicality and impressive originality that sets Stokeswood apart from any other band out there right now.


‘A. The Color”  is Zach Beachum,  Ethan Gabriel Jack formerly of Holy Ghost will be bringing their unique sound and a lot more this Thursday.  They formed in 2009 in Atlanta and is one of Shawn’s top picks for up and coming bands.


“The Woodgrains”, another great local Atlanta band. One of the newest musical incarnations to spark from the southeastern corner of Georgia and find its home in the city of Athens is a three-piece calling themselves The Woodgrains. As a band, Nick Carroll, Dylan Crosby, and Evan Amburn pride themselves on distinct three-part harmonies, providing colors and sounds of the golden days. Soul, rock and the psychedelic revolution in its purest form


“The Orkids”  are an electro-rock band out of Athens, Georgia, founded in late 2008 by guitarist Adam Monica and singer Sandra Gallardo. The group recently transformed from a studio project between Adam and Sandra to a five-piece rock outfit composed of veteran Athens musicians. With the addition of Joshua Schwarber (Keyboards), Brad Lee Zimmerman (Drums), and Sheldon Wolfe (Bass), The Orkids combine danceable beats and edgy guitar/synth lines with catchy girl/boy vocals to deliver thrilling, infectious pop. In late Summer of 2009, The Orkids completed their first EP entitled “Paper Dolls.”   They were just named one of the best 30 bands out of Athens, yep… right up there with REM.

So, there is your lineup… Here is your link to buy TICKETS …. and we here at The Backstage Beat expect to see you out at The Masquerade Thurday 3/3!


John Corabi Performs Crüe’s `94 Album

This is the first time Corabi will be performing Motley Crue’s ’94 Album in its entirety w/ his full band.
Opening the show ATL Rockers O.D.D. and Asphalt Valentine!



Motley Crue ’94 Album

The 120 Tavern & Music Hall with Scoley Entertainment presents John Corabi for the 20th anniversary tour of Mötley Crüe’s ’94 Album that featured John Corabi as lead singer. This is the first time John will be performing the ’94 Album in its entirety with his full band.

This is a must see event for all Crüe Fans and Rock’n Rollers!

Opening the show will be ATL Rockers O.D.D. and Asphalt Valentine!

John Corabi is one of the most talented singers and songwriters to ever come out of the hard rock world. Whether it was with the Scream, Mötley Crüe, Union, or any of the other amazing recordings that he has been a part of, John’s distinctive voice and emotive song writing can not be matched.

Place: The 120 Tavern & Music Hall
1440 Roswell Rd Marietta, GA 30062
Date: Sept 11th
Time: 8pm
Tix:  $15 Adv/ $20 Door


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Songwriting Workshop+Concert

Eddie Owen Presents an evening of Song from the Lyrical Genius of Levi Lowrey, Fester Hagood and Brother Shine White!



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Eddie Owen Presents an evening of Song from the Lyrical Genius of Levi Lowrey, Fester Hagood and Brother Shine White!

If there is any part of you that wants to do this workshop, do it.
Even if you’ve never written a song.
Even if you have a notebook full of half-finished songs that you would never want anyone to see.
Even if you think you’re already really awesome at songwriting and know everything there is to know about it.
The thing is, anyone can learn. Anyone can get better. You will be amazed and delighted at what you’re able to come up with when you’ve got guidance, encouragement, accountability, and very specific assignments.

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Neil Cribbs @ Eddie’s Attic

A night of New MUSIC from Neil Cribbs and Jesse Tyler!



Sunday, Neil Cribbs returns to ATL to share some new tunes, plus, of course, those Classic Cribblet Tunes we LOVE! Also sharing in the night of original MUSIC is  Jesse Tyler with the Debut of  his new Trio DREAMBROTHER!
Ohhh it’s gonna be a good one!!!

Neil Cribbs is a blues and soul-soaked Americana musician recently transplanted from Atlanta to Raleigh, NC. Along with his band, The Rough Gentlemen, Neil boasts opening for Huey Lewis and the News, Billy Ocean, Pam Tillis and many others as well as performing at the Rombello Music Cruise, Red Stripe Festival, Atlanta Pride Festival, Dogwood Festival and many others. With over 200 shows in 2014 he is currently touring on his fourth album Built, Broken, and Mended.

515-B North McDonough St.
Decatur, GA
Time: 6pm
Tix: $10

“Support Local MUSIC”

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