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METAL is Not Always Hard




Knucklehead’s new line-up . . .

Chris Gray~Lead
Phil Steiner~Bass
Michael Burdette~Drummer
Olaf Andersen~Guitar
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Metal lovers & metal players packed out Players Sports Bar and Cafe in Marietta~
Wow!!! First gig! One would have thought they had been together for years!
Chris Gray defines the term “lead singer”.  Phil Steiner is a ‘WICKED BASSMAN’!  Michael Burdette is dangerous with those sticks and Olaf Andersen is pure metal!
There was representation from so many local bands to show their support for Knucklehead.
There were no egos in that room! Musicians  truly supporting each other!!
Even with this being their big night, their debut I saw something that I love seeing~
Knucklehead invited so many of their brothers and sisters from the metal scene up on stage to share a taste of what their bands have to offer.
Photog Shari Ann said it best, “The Love and Support was so thick you could smell it!”
Chris pulled Josh Burdge from ‘Rose for Tomorrow’ right off the dance floor to the stage to sing!!
Later we were treated to Craig Aaron from ‘Iron Mullet’ & Stevie Smith from ‘Mirror’. Stevie Major = Guitarnage!!
Craig oozes Metal!! Metal Jenn from Iron Mullet looks like an Angel, but rocks it like a vixen!!!
Tom Poore from ‘Tragic Souls’ was there. Nothing tragic about his voice, sweeeeeeeet rocker!!
Rick Daum that works with Chris on an original music project called ‘Oblivion Dream’ showed us his metal guitar skills!!

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Excellent sound ran by Stevie Smith & lighting effects ran by Denise Mize, Knucklehead put on a top rated show!!
This show will be on people’s lips for years to come.
Where you can catch these guy’s next:
The Knucklehead Second Annual Fall Brawl Y’all!~ Hemingway’s on the Square in Marietta Sept 21-22
Iron Mullet~Saturday Wild Wing Marietta
Tragic Souls~Saturday Mia’s Bar
Mirror ~ Wild Wings- Suwanee Saturday
Rose for Tomorrow~ Wild Bill’s Wednesday Sept 19th

{{I want to give a shoutout to owners of Players – Joel & PJ Shinall for supporting live music}}

Players Sports Bar & Cafe
3101 Canton Rd. Marietta Ga

Thanks to Shari Ann & Beth Kelley

Photos ©2012 Shari Ann & Beth Kelley

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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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