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Len Rosen’s Acoustic Showcase

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Len Rosen’s Acoustic Showcase

Well folks,
We’ve been up and running for close to two months now, and it keeps getting better and better each week. We’ve had some top notch performers and seen a lot of new faces that are quickly becoming part of our musical family.

A little about the showcase…
It’s not an open-mic… it’s better. Each week we invite some working musicians to come and do their thing, then we open it up to those who might be a little more on the amateur side of things. Everyone gets a shot at playing, but we are focused on performers who already have a level of talent that can command and entertain the room, as opposed to a lot of open mics that seem to have beginner level talent. That being said, we will give a most people a shot, and see how it goes after the first song…
The evening will usually start off with Len Rosen playing a small set, then handing the reigns over to the week’s “featured performer”, who will play for about a half an hour. Then it opens up to everyone else in attendance. The bar staff is not only super friendly, but VERY into making Dos Amigos a music destination, so they are very supportive and encouraging to all the performers.
Please come on out to check things out. If you are a musician we can get ya up on stage. If you are not, then I can guarantee you will enjoy and be entertained by the awesome talent we have to present to you!

The rules:
-acoustic instrumentation (or things that can plug directly into the PA)
-no amplifiers
-no drama

Tuesday Nights
7:30ish to 10:30ish
Dos Amigos
2950 Spring rd. in Smyrna

Hope you can all come out and be a part of our musical family!

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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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