The Law took over Dixie Tavern Thursday nite playing to a standing room only crowd! Talent,Character, Stories and Merriment,
It was a party!!
I think that The Law will be a Phenomenon having a cult following that not only sings The Law but BECOMES The Law. The MUSIC is hard to pigeon hole into a genre, one song you may want to grab you partner and Do-se-do. The next you may feel the urge to drop acid and dance around a fire naked!!
[sws_pullquote_left]”60’s Revival with a REAL Down Home Familiar Vibe!” [/sws_pullquote_left]
As legend has it… When North Carolina based singer/songwriter & storyteller, Chandler McGee came down from the mountains of Cullowhee to meet his Atlanta guitar pickin’ buddy Aaron Hill, the two fellers knew they had cemented a friendship as deep and strong as the red clay soil they were standing on. Together they wrote dozens of heel stompin’ tunes that were so alive with southern fever and longing, they knew it wouldn’t be long till the others would come and want to join The Law Band too. First there was Georgia born & John Bonham inspired, Zack Smith on drums. Then came the Catfish, bass player & banjo killer, Hill Roberts, raised up in Atlanta proper, playing country & blues music since grade school. And after being entranced by the sounds & vibes flowin’ there, wayward traveler, singer/songwriter Nancy Kaye, decided to put her bags down and kiss her Los Angeles life goodbye, to help engineer the new record and stay on with the band. From the North Georgia Mountains came their old friend Trappers Cabin to play keyboards, guitar & lend his beautiful voice to The Law Band. & Southern Ground recording artist and fiddle player extraordinaire, Levi Lowrey dropped in to put the finishing touches on The Law Band’s Debut Album “Dust and Aether,” in stores Now!
Aaron Hill, Founder of The Law Band answered a few questions:
Where did the concept for The Law come from? What is the Law?
I was reading about the Law’s of things as we know it. Then I realized the importance of the subtle elements that are the order of the things that we perceive in everyday life!! We needed to take back the The Law and make reality what we wanted!!
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The New Theatre in the Square Marietta is Back and Better Than Ever!
Three years ago one of my favorite local theaters took their final bow and closed up shop. Ever since I can I remember, I loved going to see performances at the Theatre on the Square in the beautiful Marietta Square. I can remember going to see some great Christmas shows with my parents and one of my favorites, the “1940’s Radio Hour”. Ahhh, the memories. But, it was all over in 2012.
Three years have come and gone and I spent two of those years in Boston and one in Florida, so imagine my delight to come back to Atlanta to find that the Theatre on the Square was revamped and ready to amaze again with great local talent.
We took a few minutes to get to know the lovely Roxanne Johnson of the Theatre and ask her a few questions.
TBB: We are so excited that the beloved Theatre in the Square in Marietta is making it’s glorious comeback. Tell me about this revival, who is involved and what we can expect?
Roxanne: It was more than heart breaking to the community as a whole to see Theatre in the Square close up shop in 2012. Immediately seeing huge potential Raul Thomas; Executive Chef, Film Maker and avid supporter of all the arts, took over the theatre in September of this year. From the community he hand picked a team of top notch creative and business professionals. We all quickly went to bring this sacred space back to it’s former glory.
Wanting to court previous supporters of the theatre we offer through our resident company standards and favorites of the community. There will also be more contemporary entertainment offered as well as concerts and comedy and other events. The former green room has now been transformed into a small film and photography studio.
The studio is available to the community. As well as classes for children and adults. We are already working closely with Marietta Middle School and Kennesaw State University. The ultimate goal is creating a multi-cultural center bringing entertainment and education to the area through art and theatre.
Information regarding what is currently running and what is coming up for us, as well as purchasing tickets can be found on our website HERE.
After the 1st of the year we will be offering season tickets, flex tickets and reserved seating.
Ho Ho Ho Steve-O? Holiday Laughs with Steve-O at the Improv Atlanta
Steve-O (a.k.a. Stephen Glover) has become a household name over the last two decades. Famous for his cringe worthy stunts on MTV’s Jackass and WildBoyz, he is never shy and always up for a challenge! Steve-O is coming to Atlanta this week to perform at the Improv Atlanta 12/3 – 12/5 so get ready for holiday cheer, Steve- O style!
We asked Steve-O a few questions, you can read his answers below:
TBB:First of all, since you are coming to Atlanta this week, tell us what your favorite thing about Atlanta is. Also, do you plan to visit anywhere other than the Improv while in town? Ever heard of the Clermont Lounge? ;)
Steve-O: It was July 4th the last time I was in Atlanta, and I had a great time taping big fireworks to my skateboard and blowing them up while I rode around a skatepark. That was a really wild time. Next week I go to jail for the crane-climbing stunt I did earlier this year in Los Angeles, so this weekend I’ll be sure to enjoy my last days of freedom roaming around Atlanta. I’m sure the Clermont Lounge is awesome, but I think I’m going to skip that spot this weekend.
TBB: The Clermont just might be a little too much for you Steve-O!
Kurtis Blow and the Hip Hop Nutcracker
A holiday mash-up for the entire family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary work set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, embarks on an international tour on the strength of last December’s sold-out performances of the world premiere at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and United Palace of Cultural Arts (UPCA) in New York City. The Hip Hop Nutcracker will make a stop at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre Saturday, Nov. 28 at 2 p.m.
The Hip Hop Nutcracker is directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, artistic director of the all-female hip-hop crew Decadancetheatre in Brooklyn. It is adapted to today’s New York by Mike Fitelson, executive director of UPCA – the work’s original producer – and includes hip-hop interludes remixed and reimagined by DJ Boo and violinist Filip Pogády.
For its stop at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 28, The Hip Hop Nutcracker features special guest MC Kurtis Blow, one of the founders and creators of recorded rap music.
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