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Fuel at the 120 Tavern and Music Hall 7/3!



Holy Smokes! It is already July! What better way to celebrate our country’s greatness than rockin out with Fuel the night before our Nation’s birthday!

Oh yes, FUEL is playing the 120 Tavern and Music Hall in Marietta tomorrow night!

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Listen to your favorite hits like “Hemorrage, Bad Day, and Shimmer” LIVE on the new 15,000 watt sound system the 120 Tavern just had installed!

Fuel entered the studio on March 8, 2012 to record their fifth full length studio album. Eddie Wohl, producer of the World Fire Brigade album, will produce the new Fuel album. The first pictures from the studio were released on Friday March 8, 2012. Brett confirmed that they were in the pre-production phase of recording and that Ken Schalk will begin laying down the drum tracks soon. It is still unknown when exactly the new record will be released, but the band is pushing for a mid-2012 release.

On March 11, 2012, Ken Schalk finished laying down all the drum tracks for the album. Guitar recording is scheduled for the coming weeks. Of the 18 tracks selected for the record, the songs “Headache” and “I Can See the Sun” were confirmed.

Throughout the month of April and half of May the band were laying down guitar and bass tracks. Scallions announced on his official Facebook page that he had already laid down 4 vocal tracks out of 18 songs written.  Fuel’s newest album is slated for final release sometime holiday 2012.

The Backstage Beat covered FUEL from our early days back in 2010… check out these awesome photos from our Gulf Coast/Orlando photographer Jason Goetz.

Be sure to get your photo with the July issue of the mini mag through TBB photog Terrence and say hello to TBB’s darling Editor Laura Jorgensen while you are there!


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Marietta, GA 30062




Artists to Watch

Cry With Us! Puddles Pity Party in Orlando



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



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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