What is it they say about March… in like a lion out like a lamb or vice versa? Well, here is March roaring in this weekend with a few hot spots for ya!


Faster Pussycat with Super Hooligan, Jackhammer, Years of Sorrow
Head on over to the Masquerade for sleazy metal bands all night long! The bill includes Super Hooligan, Jackhammer, Years of Sorrow, and headliner Faster Pussycat. Super Hooligan is an energetic rock band heavy with elements of indie, grunge, and punk, held together by big hooks and infectious choruses. Jackhammer cranks out raw rock ‘n’ roll that will rock your face off. Years of Sorrow boasts an monster sound with great riffs, slamming breakdowns, wicked guitar solos, and melodic sing-along choruses. Sleazy Hollywood metal band and headliner, Faster Pussycat, has been making trashy glam metal and explosive alternative rock since 1987. The resurging interest in ‘80’s glam pop caused Faster Pussycat to reunite for this tour. This is an all ages show (21+ to drink) in Heaven. $10 in advance. Doors open at 7 p.m.


695 North Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 577-8178

Patterson West with Allatoona at The Local in Marietta
Enjoy southern fried rock ‘n’ roll with hints of blues and classic rock Friday night at The Local at Sidelines in Marietta will have Allatoona opening for Patterson West. 18+, but 21+ to drink. Doors open at 8 p.m.

The Local Music Hall
1440 Roswell Road
Marietta, GA 30062
(770) 509-3320

Cineprov! pokes fun at Godzilla Versus Mothra
Experience fun movie night mockery with the crew of Cineprov! Friday night, they will be making fun of the movie Godzilla Versus Mothra at the Relapse Theatre. Bar opens at 7 p.m. and show starts at 8 p.m. Popcorn is also for sale. Tickets are $10; Students and military (with ID) are $5.


Relapse Theatre
380 14th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 246-3805

The Hot Carltons at Medlock Tavern
If you are hanging out in Norcross on Friday night, go check out The Hot Carltons at the Tavern at Medlock. The Hot Carltons are a four-piece band that plays out purely for the sake of good music and a good time!

Tavern at Medlock
3230 Medlock Bridge
Norcross, GA 30092
(770) 242-2757

Mon Cherie’s Hindu Fest – Belly Dancing & Body Modification Show
Continuing on with her theme of destination tours, Mon Cherie and The Shelter Atlanta host this Indian-inspired night. Expect belly dancers, body modification, burlesque, and possibly a drag show thrown in the mix. Featured performers: Stormy Knight, Mr Eagle – Chandler Bearden, Mina, Ashlie Page, Blucifer Dhalia, Hada Pixie, Renee Storm, Katy Malmquist, and Kitty von Kaye. 21+ only. $7 cover. Doors open at 9 p.m.

The Shelter
2101 Tula Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
(678) 694-7435


Run For Your Lives!
All day on Saturday, you can Run For Your Lives! in a live action zombie 5k race. Participants will have to run through an obstacle course and avoid having zombies eat their flags. (Think flag football with zombies.) At the current moment, registration is still open for Spectators until the day before the big obstacle course race (Spectator registration ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on March 2, 2012). The cost to be a Spectator is $32 per person (children 10 and under are free). Spectators are welcome to watch the race, take pictures, cheer on their friends, and party down at the Apocalypse Party. (Registration for the event began three months prior and has officially closed for race participants, zombies, and volunteers.) There is a $10 charge for parking.


Run for Your Lives – Atlanta
Durhantown Plantation Sports Complex
2350 Randolph Church Road
Union Point, GA 30669
(1 hour 45 minutes east of Atlanta)

First Annual Atlanta Dance Marathon
Need to get your dance on? 13.1 hours of music, food, games, and festivities will happen this Saturday at Zoo Atlanta. The Atlanta Dance Marathon benefits Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. So, “dance for those who can’t” by joining up! Benefits include: Supporting the patients of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals; free meals and entertainment for 13.1 hours; behind the scenes tour of Zoo Atlanta; live music from local bands; exercise as you learn new dances – everything from hip-hop to country line dancing; an awesome ATL Dance Marathon t-shirt (exclusive to dancers); and meeting new people and creating new memories! Dancing starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 10 p.m. Registration cut off is on Friday, March 2 at 11:45 p.m. Registration is $15 per dancer.


Zoo Atlanta
800 Cherokee Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30315

Email: [email protected]


The Masquerade & Sweetwater Present: Dr. Dog with Purling Hiss at The Buckhead Theatre
TBB’s Editor Amber Amick is super totally over the moon for Dr. Dog! Find out why on Sunday at The Buckhead Theatre. They play psychedelic indie rock with iconic hats and infectious tunes. Wanna read Amber gush about the band? Check her love out here: http://atlanta.thebackstagebeat.com/2012/03/dr-dog-this-sunday-sunday-sunday/ Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $23.70 each.


The Buckhead Theatre
3110 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 843-2825

The Walking Dead Viewing Party!
Every Sunday, Diesel Filling Station in Atlanta hosts the Walking Dead viewing party. As always, they are hosting a canned food drive – bring in canned food items in order to trade for sponsored shots of Fireball or Jagermeister or for raffle tickets to win gory zombie prizes. Party starts at 7 p.m. The Walking Dead TV show starts at 9 p.m. and the party goes until the bar is closed.

Diesel Filling Station
870 North Highland Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 815-1820