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Brand New Video out for Lionize

Lionize will be on the entire Vans Warped Tour this summer and has just been confirmed for the Vans Warped Tour Kick off party in NYC on Friday, March

25th!!

Lionize’s new album Destruction Manual is out now on Hardline Entertainment.

The album was produced by J. Robbins (Jawbox) & features guest appearances by David Hinds & Selwyn Brown of Steel Pulse & Tim Sult of Clutch.

Catch Lionize on tour now:

Feb 25, 2011 The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA Supporting Streetlight Manifesto

Feb 26, 2011 Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas, NV Supporting Streetlight Manifesto

Feb 27, 2011 The Glasshouse Pomona, CA Supporting Streetlight Manifesto

March 01, 2011 Peter’s Room at Roseland Portland, OR supporting the

Supervillains

March 03, 2011 Studio Seven Seattle, WA supporting the Supervillains

March 04, 2011 Ray’s Golden Lion Richland, WA supporting the Supervillains

March 05, 2011 Diablo’s Downtown Lounge Eugene, OR supporting the

Supervillains

March 06, 2011 Humboldt Brews Arcata, CA supporting the Supervillains

March 08, 2011 The Boardwalk Orangevale, CA supporting the Supervillains

March 09, 2011 Ashkenaz Music & Dance Center Berkeley, CA supporting the

Supervillains

March 10, 2011 Winstons San Diego, CA supporting the Supervillains

March 11, 2011 Sail Inn Tempe, AZ supporting the Supervillains

March 12, 2011 The Rock Tucson, AZ supporting the Supervillains

March 13, 2011 6 Strings El Paso, TX supporting the Supervillains

March 15, 2011 The Loft Dallas, TX supporting the Supervillains

March 16, 2011 The Korova San Antonio, TX supporting the Supervillains

March 18, 2011 House of Rock Corpus Christi, TX supporting the Supervillains

March 19, 2011 Chelsea’s Cafe Baton Rouge, LA supporting the Supervillains

March 25, 2011  Vans Warped Tour Kick Off Party @ House of Vans, Brooklyn,

NY (with The Wonder Years, MC Lars, Moving Mountains)

June 24-August 14, 2011- Vans Warped Tour www.vanswarpedtour.com

<http://www.vanswarpedtour.com/>  for cities.

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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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