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DoryDrive CD Release at 120 Tavern

DoryDrive CD Release PARTY for their new album “Calling On Angels”DoryDrive has toured relentlessly working hard, garnering the attention of major labels. DoryDrive has had a full page publication in Guitar World Magazine for The 2012 Big 4 of Thrash November issue as well as being featured on ABC news, spotlighted for a Mall of America acoustic performance and opening for Hinder at Summerfest.

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DoryDrive CD Release PARTY for their new album “Calling On Angels”
Nashville, Tennessee/ Milwaukee, Wisconsin alternative, pop rock act DoryDrive sprung to life in the early spring of 2010. The bands make-up consists of former members of Echovalve (Rock Ridge/Warner) and Marashino. Seasoned veterans excited to embark on their new adventure, DoryDrive has toured relentlessly working hard, garnering the attention of major labels. DoryDrive has had a full page publication in Guitar World Magazine for The 2012 Big 4 of Thrash November issue as well as being featured on ABC news, spotlighted for a Mall of America acoustic performance and opening for Hinder at Summerfest. The band has achieved and has been awarded the 2011 Tune Lab Music “Best EP and Best Vocal Performance (All the Same)”, given multiple interviews including a two page article in Alternative Revolt Magazine and Los Angeles, CA based Radiobuzzd.com. The summer of 2011 also landed DoryDrive a full artist endorsement deal from Greg Bennet Guitars (SAMICK) which includes providing all electric and acoustic guitars that are showcased in every performance. The band also welcomed Red Rocket Entertainment, Eruption Effervescent Energy Drink, Love Gone Apparel, Reuse Jeans, Public Relation Divas, Stage One Merchandise and Stage Level productions and promotions for additional support and representation. Finishing up their highly anticipated full length album, 2012 is already heating up for the band and there should be exciting news to follow! Let your rock fist fly, it’s time to enjoy the journey together! Rock and roll …

The Dreaded Marco The dirtiest rock n roll you’ve heard in years, pipin hot and fresh out of Atlanta! The Dreaded Marco stands as a reminder of what named the South dirty. The band began as a brain child of Charlie Sheets (Echovalve, Circus House Band) and Dixie Duncan (Echovalve, Eye Empire), long time friends and veterans of Atlanta’s rock music scene. The two booked studio time with engineer/drummer Mike Froedge (Black Label Society, DoubleDrive, SpeedX) at Open Sky Studio in Atlanta and began working on songs together. Five weeks after the decision to form the band and make an EP, the boys stepped into the studio with riffs they really loved playing, melodies that just stuck out to them, and an open mind to how far they could go with their ideas. Raw rock n’ roll, nothing but sonic attitude, hip shaking grooves meet head banging beats. The addition of Scott Williams on bass guitar brought another jazz groove and boogie influence into the Marco style. The listener truly hears the different influences of the members, ranging from the original American rock n roll that folks now call country (Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Elvis, etc.) motown, blues and jazz, classic rock to industrial, and modern rock. The sound or genre the band would be classified in was an afterthought for The Dreaded Marco, and that freedom birthed a truly original sound.

The Breakdown  Samuel Mendoza,Wesley Mendoza and Ted Braunius brought up in GA, this is a band of family and friends with a killer sound. The Breakdown have completed two e.p.’s with producers Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount(Cartel, Mayday Parade, We Are The In Crowd), and have done a number of singles with producer Samuel Ash(who is also the bass player for the Spanish Rock Band ZERI). They have a large fan base in the Atlanta area and have done some southeast touring from New York all the way down through their home state of Georgia!  The guys in The Breakdown don’t just sing it; they bring it!


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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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