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Oh What a Weekend

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Alright Atlanta, this is a weekend filled with good stuff!

These are a few of The Backstage Beat endorsed shows and where you will find TBB photogs and contributors:

FRIDAY:

The Buckhead Theater’s Anniversary kick off with Drivin N Cryin! – Tickets HERE

$25 advance purchase

Cinderella at Wild Bills – Tickets HERE

$20 ga adv / $26 at the door / $30 for a seat at a table / $60-$100 vip

Connor Christian and Southern Gothic at The Tavern –  More Info HERE

CCSG got on at 9:30 p.m.

Wade Bowen and The Peachtree Tavern – Tickets HERE

Doors open at 9:00 p.m. tickets just $8

 

SATURDAY:

311 and Sublime with Rome Unity Tour at Aarons Amphitheatre – Tickets HERE

Starts at 6:30 p.m.

SidAerial, Ledfoot Messiah and The Dreaded Marco at The Hard Rock Velvet Underground – Tickets HERE

This show will sell out so get there early to throw down with all of your friends and 3 of Atlanta’s most potent rock bands.

Music Mayhem Tour at The Masquerade – Tickets HERE

An all day music festival that will showcase some of the best bands Atlanta has to offer plus some amazing out of state bands.

 

With so much to do in Atlanta this weekend, get out and support local music, the venues and the people behind it all!

 

 

 

 

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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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