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The Sexual Side Effects & MeteorEYES Tour Kickoff at The Drunken Unicorn

Franken-Party! – So what is a Franken-Party?
It’s when you throw all kinds of epic stuff into one night. Three awesome bands, 2 tours crossing paths (MeteorEYES’ Winter Migration Tour and the kick off of The Sexual Side Effects’ Franken-Tour!)

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Franken-Party! – So what  is a Franken-Party?

It’s when you throw all kinds of epic stuff into one night. Three awesome bands, 2 tours crossing paths (MeteorEYES’ Winter Migration Tour and the kick off of The Sexual Side Effects’ Franken-Tour!) Add tons of Art by John Adelung, Roberto Hernandez and others. Then sprinkle in Body Painting, Go-Go Dancers, and an Epic Light Show. If that’s not enough just add drunk half-naked people into the mix and wah-lah! Franken-Party!

The Atlanta-based  The Sexual Side Effects defy easy categorization, seamlessly combining elements of ‘80s post-punk and New Wave with modern pop and indie, served with a healthy splash of space-rock psychedelia, but the band’s overriding focus is clear: bringing their haunting and majestic brand of music to the masses. Led by main songwriter Amber Taylor, a dynamic presence whose experiences as a transgendered person color the lyrical narrative, the group—also including Clay McClure (drums), Ryan McDougall (guitar) and Mike Sidner (bass)—are on a mission to touch hearts and minds with Taylor’s message, while captivating eardrums with the band’s breathtaking sound.

The band is busy preparing a new release for 2013, tentatively slated for the spring.

According to Taylor, listeners should expect more of the passionate lyricism and eclectic soundscapes that make High Maintenance so unforgettable.

MeteorEYES is an explosion of sounds in a room.

Indie/synth/electro-pop rock quintet!
Dance filled beats outlined with catchy vocal melodies phrasing around love and adventure on an epic level. Guitar tones painting portraits with your ears and electronic bass filled keys leaning forward in momentum to keep the room moving. Formed in 2008, [MeteorEYES] has done four national tours around the US.
WE dance parties!


Go, Robo! Go! is a post-pop/nerd rock band hailing from Atlanta, GA. Since 2007, the five-piece rock group has been collectively entertaining audiences and non-audiences with their blend of catchy rock and roll and undeniable good looks. With lyrics that draw inspiration from tentacle monsters, apocalyptic scripture, gay romance in the 1800s, and demon possession – and a sound that combines new-age electronics and programming with old-school, fiery guitar-driven rock, the band touts a catalog that is equally as dynamic as their energetic, critically acclaimed live show. Celebrating the release of their new EP, Mustache Rides for the Blind, the band is looking forward to a year of giant explosions and uncomfortable noises.

Purchase advance tickets at eight Whole Foods locations, Criminal, Decatur CD, Fantasy Land Records, the following CD Warehouse locations: Buford, Duluth, Kennesaw, Lawrenceville and Roswell as well as right here: ticketalternative.com

The Drunken Unicorn
736 Ponce De Leon Ave

Doors at 9pm
MUSIC starts at 9:30pm
$5 ADV or before 10pm
$7 after 10pm
18+

 

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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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Holiday Fun

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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