It’s been a while, but it’s time to get your Tuesday on once again! We are going to try to create a place for musicians to come and “do their thing” either on their own or by combining their talents with other musicians.
Although this event will be similar to an open-mic, it will not be truly “open”. Many of the performing musicians will be invited by the host, but We are also looking for new friends and musician’s to hang out with and do our thing! Invited and professional musicians will be given 15-20 minutes (at least) to play some of their material. Amateurs and walk-in’s will be given one or two songs to show their talent, and if it is up to par will be allowed extra time…
Len Rosen’s Acoustic Showcase @ Dos Amigos
Every Tuesday Night from 7pm – 10pm
– This will be an acoustic oriented music showcase
– We will provide a full PA and 2 Vocal Mics
– Instrumentation needs to be acoustic or able to plug directly into the PA
– No Amplifiers.
– No drama!
– Each week will have a featured performer, Len will perform, and there will be both “invite” and “show-up” performance slots.
– This will be an all ages show in a restaurant w/ a bar.
– Sam Ash Music will be providing coupons and giveaways for the performers.
– The Backstage Beat will be doing some articles on selected performers as time goes on.
– The owner of Dos Amigos will be providing a percussion setup each week including 3 congas and some shakers.
Cry With Us! Puddles Pity Party in Orlando
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.
Kingsized Holiday Fun! Big Mike is Back at the Variety Playhouse!
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!
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.
Turkuaz at Aisle 5
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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