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Stevens Layne & Crane at Vinyl

Molly Stevens grew up in Macon, Georgia, with a rich heritage of music surrounding her.Not only did she come from a very musical family, she also shared her city’s history with performers like the Allman Brothers, Otis Redding and Little Richard. It’s no surprise she found a love for music early on.Stevens packed her bags and moved to Nashville in 2010 to pursue her dreams where she soon met Whitney Layne and the two began writing and singing at local venues in Nashville.

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February 8th
Tickets: Adv $8
Door $10
Doors at 7:30
MUSIC at 8:30

 

Rival Entertainment Presents
Stevens Layne  with Crane~

Molly Stevens grew up in Macon with a rich heritage of music surrounding her. Not only did she come from a very musical family, she also shared her city’s history with performers like the Allman Brothers, Otis Redding, and Little Richard. It’s no surprise she found a love for music early on. Stevens packed her bags and moved to Nashville in 2010 to pursue her dreams where she soon met Whitney Layne and the two began writing and singing at local venues in Nashville.

Layne was born in the outskirts of Salt Lake City, Utah. Growing up singing with her twin sisters provided Layne with an early love for music. Moving to Nashville in 2007, Layne began pursuing a solo career and had many successes along the way. She teamed up with Stevens to create what was the beginning of a powerful and heartfelt duo. Their voices were pure magic together. Stevens Layne encompasses honest and raw lyrics with a soulful and pure sound.

Crane is best described as crossover music, Crane has a sound that is all their own. Their musical influences range across the board. Critics and fans use genres such as Southern Rock, Soul, Hip Hop, Funk, and Blues to describe their sound. However, it’s impossible to pigeon hole these boys into one category. They’re often described as a mix of Sublime, the Beastie Boys, and Ben Harper. The threesome create a highly energetic and entertaining live show that displays versatility, showmanship, and raw talent. In the words of front man Anthony Crane, “We get nasty.” Their energy is contagious, and they continuously over deliver at their live performance.

Collectively, the members of Crane have traveled the country in different projects. A group of seasoned professional musicians deliver a fresh young sound that is contagious. Members Daniel Collins and Anthony Crane have proven themselves as cross-genre song writers by their involvement in writing for country acts, hip hop acts, and everything in between. The sound of Crane is a reflection of their versatility and ability as musicians.

Tickets available through Ticket Alternative and the Center Stage Box Office!
Center Stage – The Loft – Vinyl
1374 West Peachtree Street
(404) 885-1365

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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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