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Russell Dickerson at 120 Tavern

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Thirsty Thursday is even better with LIVE Country Music this week from Russell Dickerson and The Haley & Alexis Band!
December 6
Haley & Alexis open the night at 9
Tickets $5
18+

~Russell has just released his new single “Green Light” and  he is featured on Colt Ford’ s Album “Declaration of Independence”~


Russell Dickerson
From the modest pews of a West Tennessee church to the gleaming stages of Music City, twenty-five year old Russell Dickerson was destined to make his way to the spotlight.With a musical family background and the natural ability to entertain, Dickerson discovered his love for country music when his family moved to Nashville at the age of ten.  “I got my first real hand-made acoustic guitar when I was sixteen,” Dickerson says, “I was so excited, and even though I couldn’t play it yet, I started a band.”
Soon after, Dickerson began songwriting and cultivating a live show experience based on influences like Garth Brooks and Keith Urban.  “When I write songs,” he says, “I picture looking out at the audience and not just seeing, but feeling their response.  Garth’s shows are like a drama; overflowing with so may emotions.  I try to evoke those same kinds of emotions in my songs and then take them full-circle on stage.” With a commanding presence both off and on the stage, the 6’4” Dickerson blends his rich vocal quality with a style all his own.  “You’ve gotta’ respect the traditional music while doing your own thing at the same time,” he says.  “That’s what’s great about country music – you can do that.”
Continually writing, recording, and performing energetic shows, Dickerson has recently signed a publishing deal with one of Nashville’s most successful independent publishers, Combustion Music, along with signing a management deal with Dennis Entertainment, and booking with CAA.

Haley & Alexis will be performing some new Tunes “You can think I’m Crazy” and “You don’t know Me at All”~

Haley & Alexis  motto is “Go Big or Go Home!!!” These dedicated and versatile performing artists demonstrate this motto at every performance. Their command of the stage, unique vocals, audience rapport and excellent musicianship always leaves the audience wanting more.Their multi-faceted sound fluently combines musical styles ranging from their first love of new modern country and traditional country of yester’ year to even a little blue grass, pop, rock, and a hint of jazz. Using their personal stories, thoughts and insights, Haley and Alexis are honing their skills as musicians and love to perform their music live.True Georgia girls, Haley and Alexis, identical twins, were born in Atlanta. Their Dad was an Optometrist and Mom stayed at home to watch over the girls and their two younger brothers. Haley and Alexis began “performing” as soon as they could talk and their performance debut was at five years of age when they began putting on their own shows.
After graduating from Auburn University in 2010, Haley with a degree in Radio, TV, and Film, and Alexis with a degree in Mathematics, the Haley and Alexis Band was formed. They launched their career at Wild Bill’s in Duluth, GA, one of the Southeast’s premier concert venues, playing to a packed house.
Though identical twins, Haley and Alexis are easily identified on stage. Haley is more of a high-heel girl; whereas Alexis is more of a rocker. Both girls are unique in their own way and show it in all of their performances.

120 Tavern and Music Hall
1440 Roswell Rd.
Marietta, GA 30062
(770) 509-3320

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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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