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Asphalt Valentine w/ American Lesion, StoneLine in Hell

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The Masquerade
Saturday, March 2nd
Tickets $7.00 Advanced
Doors  8:00
ALL AGES

ASPHALT VALENTINE is without a doubt a rock and roll band.

Five Atlanta based musicians got together to combine all those aspects of the ‘spirit’ of Rock and Roll. “How’s about you and me, mix a little gasoline, just to see how long, we can make it burn.”

That being said, the band set out to write and perform songs with that tone in mind. Influenced by every musical note they have ever heard, ASPHALT VALENTINE fused them all together: the attitude of punk, the glam of decadence, the melody of pop, the blare of hard rock, the naiveté of youth, the worn weariness of country, and the soul of the rhythm and the blues..

After a few lineup changes over the years, ASPHALT VALENTINE finally found the perfect combination of seasoned veteran musicians to fulfill their quest to rock n’ roll.

American Lesion is the story teller of the American dream, as well as the American nightmare. The hopes and aspirations that push the glory and the fantasy, but making sure the cold underbelly is never misunderstood.

A five-piece ensemble holding a blinding spotlight to lead you into the madness of patriotism carried with the eternal rhythms of Rock’n’Roll. Driven though raspy blues-guitars that emphasize the violence of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Erratic drum beats that carry you across the rapids in a strait jacket. Playful bass that lifts you up just when it is too orgasmic, and then drops you back down and pulls you along the waves. The top is cherried with vocals pulled from the history that makes America, and the America that makes history.

American Lesion has been honored and humbled to play with The Misfits, Fuel, Flaw and Ten Years spreading the infectious gospel of their Polycadaverous Outlaw Rock to the masses.

American Lesion has been compared to Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and The Beatles at times, and at others compared to Nirvana, Tool, Clutch and occasionally Wolfmother. The one fact that fans and critics can say in comparison is: ultimately there is none. American Lesion is the product of five severely different tongues licking the same hot wire, creating an explosion of static snow that burns the American dream into your soul. American Lesion sounds like American Lesion.

Stoneline was formed by Scott Towers and Jay Bailey in 2004..
StoneLine has opened for many National Touring
Acts like Michale Graves
(ex-Misfits), Blitzkid, The Story
Changes, The Cryptkeeper 5, Dr.
Chud’s X-Ward (ex-Misfit), and
The Luchagors. Stoneline has also
been nominated for a CIA award for
Best New Act in 2006. StoneLine
has recorded a couple of 3 song
demos and are working on an
upcoming full-length CD. StoneLine
prides itself on its stage show.
StoneLine goes out and lays it all
on the line night in and night out. If
you don’t think we work hard at what
we do then come on out and see for
your self… We will give you our 110%..
and that’s the Stoneline word..

..

695 North Ave NE

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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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