We just wanted you all to know about the great things coming up this weekend in Atlanta~!

First off, our featured sponsor, The Masquerade!

Friday Night, 4/15

Inside –
Heaven • 8:00 PM • $16.00 ADV

The Raveonettes, Tamaryn, Mood Rings

Self-confident and ambitious, the Raveonettes entered the garage rock race of the new millennium with a stylish, brassy sound not heard since Sonic Youth’s Daydream Nation

Hell • 9:00 PM • $18.00 ADV

John Popper (of Blues Traveler) & The Duskray Troubadours, Lisa Bouchelle, Nate Currin

Now before you get the wrong idea, John Popper and The Duskray Troubadours is more than a Popper-led solo project or a back-to-basics whiff of nostalgia. It’s the sum of six rock-solid players (rounded out by bassist Steve Lindsay, drummer Mark Clark, guitarists Kevin Trainor and Aaron Beavers, and guitarist/producer Jono Manson) coming together to channel the loose, limit-less spirit of simpler days.


Music Park • 6:00 PM • $25.00 ADV

A Day To Remember (SOLD OUT) Bring Me The Horizon, We Came As Romans, Pierce The Veil

Saturday –

Hell • 9:00 PM • $12.00 ADV

Mon Cherie Presents:
The Chamber Reunion
DJ 313, DJ Jennocide, OMAC, Alabaster, DJ DarkAngel


Other Things going on and where you will find The Backstage Beat:

The Variety Playhouse – Friday Night

Toad the Wet Sprocket –

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm
$30.00 – $32.50

Named in honor of a sketch by the Monty Python comedy troupe, this 4-piece band of Santa Barbara, CA high school cronies came to be known as Toad the Wet Sprocket in 1986. To this day, their mellow, melodic folk-pop sound made them one of the most successful alternative rock bands of the early 1990s.


Sweetwater 420 Fest

Railroad Earth, Arrested Development, 7 Walkers Featuring Bill Kreutzmann
Dead Confederate, Greensky Bluegrass, Anders Osborne, Rusted Root, The Pimps of Joytime
DejaBlue Grass Band, The Broadcast, Deep Blue Sun, Rollin in the Hay, Gurufish, Gimme Hendrix, The Bitteroots

We will be there for the kick off at 4:20 for Rusted Root and an exclusive interview with the band after the show!


Dogwood Festival

It is an event over 7 decades in the making and it is almost here.  This year’s Atlanta Dogwood Festival will be especially exciting with all of the favorite elements of the past and many new initiatives.  They have a fabulous artist market, an exciting kid zone, 4 stages of music, an award-winning and nationally recognized Atlanta High School Art Exhibition, an International cultural program full of color and pageantry.  In addition they have the best green component in any festival in the Southeast as determined by the Southeast Festival and Event Association, the Southeast Regional Disc Dog Competition, classic festival foods, a special comedy show, a Saturday night VIP Bar, the La Fete International Food and Wine event featuring a reggae band and a performance by Miss Georgia, the Friends of Dogwood Pavilion with superb food from Atlanta’s best restaurants and fine wine pairings.

As a special feature of their 75th anniversary there will be a 9 story classic Seattle Ferris Wheel built in 1963 to give visitors a whole new perspective of Piedmont Park and Midtown, and a  fully restored, 1965 vintage carousel for the entire family to enjoy.

Music schedule as follows:

Friday, April 15
1:30 – 2:15 PM The Odd Trio
2:35 – 3:20 PM 7 Day Fool
3:40 – 4:30 PM Swamp Funk Quartet
5:00 – 6:00 PM Moon Taxi
6:30 – 7:30 PM The Urban Sophisticates
8:00 – 9:00 PM Ken Ford
Saturday, April 16
11:00 AM – Noon School of Rock
12:30 – 1:30 PM The Indie Revenge
2:00 – 3:00 PM Nahjai Soul
3:30 – 4:30 PM Gasoline Bros.
5:00 – 6:00 PM Lefty Williams Band
6:30 – 7:30 PM Blair Crimmins & The Hookers
8:00 – 9:00 PM Stokeswood
Sunday, April 17
11 AM – 12:45 PM Community Music Centers of Atlanta- Jazz Program
1:00 – 1:45 PM Emily Lynch
2:00 – 2:45 PM Jackson County Line
3:00 – 3:45 PM Vortex Park
4:00 – 4:45 PM Nathan Angelo



The Clockwork Carnival

The Goat Farm at 1200 Foster St. in Atlanta, Georgia

The Clockwork Carnival. The Clockwork Carnival is the brainchild of renowned Steampunk DJ Doctor Q and represents a significant evolution in the Steampunk community in the Southeast. Taking the circus theme to extremes, the event blends outstanding regional music acts with fire performers, jugglers, aerialists and comedians. This staggering evening has found the one venue sturdy enough to hold the fun. General Membership to the Clockwork Carnival is $15 at the door, or $10 for those in Carnival or Steampunk attire. General Membership is available only at the door and is cash only. There is no ATM on site.


Get out there an enjoy the city!!!  Make sure you say Hello to all The Backstage Beat writers and photographers out! Get your picture taken!