Now that we are finally getting some nice weather in Atlanta, it’s time to venture out and cause some trouble! (Ok, well, as much trouble as one can cause while sneezing out pollen.) Whether you are looking for a punk rock weekend or want to go run away with the circus OR want to sport a non-hip mullet for a good cause – this is YOUR weekend to have a good time!



The Revival Tour at The Masquerade

Come out on Friday night to hear Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio, In The Emergency Room), Tommy Gabel (Against Me!), and longtime Lucero collaborator Cory Branan, and renowned singer/songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff get together to perform naked acoustic songs in the mindset of an Americana revival folk tradition. Structured in the form of old-fashion folk musician get-togethers, The Revival Tour will offer a participating musicians the opportunity to collaborate and jam to create unique once-in-a-lifetime moments of brilliance every single night of the tour. The tour is sponsored by Daytrotter, Paste Magazine, Ernie Ball and Brixton Clothing. Tickets are $15 in advance. This is an all-ages show in Hell at The Masquerade. Parking is $5. Doors open at 9 p.m.

Chuck Ragan (of Hot Water Music)
Dan Andriano (of Alkaline Trio and In The Emergency Room)
Tommy Gabel (Against Me!)
Cory Branan

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

Cineprov! Pokes Fun at The Pilot Episode of 21 Jump Street

Friday movie night mockery continues as Cineprov! presents the pilot episode 21 Jump Street (starring a  young, hot Johnny Depp). The movie will be screened at the Relapse Theater. The bar opens at 7 p.m. and the movie show laughs start at 8 p.m. Popcorn will also be for sale. Tickets are $10; students and military (with ID) are $5.


Relapse Theater
380 14th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 246-3805

The Imperial House of OPA!

Looking for a different type of entertainment for your Friday or Saturday night? Then check out The Imperial OPA circus, which is full of extraordinary humans doing remarkable and unusual circus style tricks. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. with “Breaking Point” (a favorite of the local Renaissance Fair in Atlanta) for a 30 minute performance that will leave you laughing out loud. Then at 9:15 p.m., the doors will be shut and you will be locked in for The House of OPA. There will be a 15 minute intermission at some point during the show and during that time you can witness live fire acts outside. Fire performances will also end the show too. General admission is $15 advance and $20 at the door. VIP admission is $30 advance and $40 at the door. A table up front for four people is $150 in advance and $180 at the door, which includes 4 tickets, a table close to the stage, and other treats too! For $100, you can become a Sponsor and receive the same treatment as a VIP plus a profuse “thank you” listing in their program guide. For $1,000, you can become a Producer, receiving the same treatment as a Sponsor plus admission to the cast wrap party for you and five friends (to be held the following Wednesday night).

The Imperial OPA!

The Arts Exchange
750 Kalb Street SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 624-4211
(770) 621-2686

Sloppy Seconds Rocks Out The Highlander

Punk rock your Friday night out as Promote Chaos presents Sloppy Seconds in Atlanta with openers Flat Tires and The Nervous Jerks. Sloppy Seconds formed in the mid-1980’s and has been playing Ramones and Dickies style punk rock ever since then. This Indianapolis-based band plays songs about pornography, classic horror movies, old TV shows, comic books, alcohol, being fat, and getting drunk. Punk rock openers The Flat Tires (Hickory, N.C.) and The Nervous Jerks (Atlanta) will play it loud and fast to get you revved up for the main act. Midtown Music Hall is located in The Highlander. 21 and up only with valid ID. Tickets are $13 advance (+ $1 paypal fee = $14 each) or $15 at the door.

Sloppy Seconds
Flat Tires
The Nervous Jerks

The Highlander
931 Monroe Drive
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 872-0060

Tim Burton Themed Aries Bash at Jungle Club

Local Atlanta party promoter, Jsin Secretroom, is holding his annual birthday celebration bash at the Jungle Club this Friday night. The theme is Tim Burton, so wear anything Tim Burton movie themed or retro-Victorian, superhero, monsters, zombies, Pee-Wee/Circus – basically anything that’s unusual and not boring! Throughout the night, there will be an erotic burlesque stage shows and theatrics by Ruby Luster of Tampa and Evil Sarah. Paul Mercer will play live show music during the performances. DJ Nemesis (of Boston), DJ Omac (of NYC), and DJ/VJ Anthony will be spinning the best in electro, EDM, synthpop, ‘80’s remixes, and high energy dance music to keep you moving in the club. Tim Burton videos will be played all night long on multiple screens. At some point during the night, there will be a neo-Victorian steampunk couture fashion show by House of Canney. Additional entertainment will be provided by go-go boys and girls dancing all night long. Vendors Jezebel Blue and Aries Chain Mail & Leather will be there selling jewelry and Mystic Tarot readings can be bought by Doc Lazlo. Doors open at 10 p.m. Dress to impress! $10 before midnight and $15 after midnight. Free for March birthdays until midnight. VIP list is open until midnight only. 21 and up only. Free parking.

Jungle Club Atlanta
2115 Faulkner Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(504) 638-8198



The Backstage Beat Presents Fauxllet Fest at Sidelines in Marietta

On Saturday, March 24th all hair will break loose for Fauxllet Fest 2012: Faux Mullets, Faux Bands, Real Fun! It is kind of like a costume party, but with mullets, laughter, and rockin’ out for a good cause – Locks of Love. So get your business in the front and party in the back on with us because there will be prizes given away for the best mullets and more. From 8 p.m. until 9 p.m., Rogue Hair Studio (Woodstock, GA) will be providing free haircuts to people who are willing to donate their locks to Locks of Love. The bands will cover a variety of music, including The Police Tribute by The Outlaws of Love, Judas Priest by Priest Unleashed, glam rock by The Sexual Side Effects, and Creedence Clearwater Revival by “All the Locals.” Sadie & Sariah will debut their new song, “Can’t Imagine.” You can also get your laughs on with Steph Swain, the duo of HTRosen/Jordan Stylez and last but not least, Bo Micadelic!  Full backline for the evening will be provided by Orange Amps and Kenny Cresswell with Avatar Events Group. There will be a $10 cover charge to join in on the fun. Free parking is available. If you can’t make it out, please consider donating to our The Backstage Beat Locks of Love campaign.

The Outlaws of Love: The Police Tribute
Priest Unleashed: Judas Priest
The Sexual Side Effects
“All the Locals” doing some Creedence Clearwater Revival
Sadie & Sariah
Steph Swain
HTRosen and Jordan Stylez
Bo Micadelic

Locks of Love

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