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The Col. Returns to The Moon

Col. Bruce Hampton has been making music since he formed his first band in 1963. He’s been in constant motion ever since leaving a trail of memorable live performances with his bands The Hampton Grease Band, The Late Bronze Age, and The Aquarium Rescue Unit. Along the way Col. Bruce starred in the cult classic movie “Outside Out” and appeared in “Sling Blade.” The Colonel is currently playing a unique blend of blues and jazz with his band The Quark Alliance.

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Saturday
February 16th
Tickets $10
MUSIC at 8:30

One of Georgia’s Best-Kept Secrets…
The Godfather of JamBand Music
Live From The Moon!

Col. Bruce Hampton has been making music since he formed his first band in 1963. He’s been in constant motion ever since leaving a trail of memorable live performances with his bands The Hampton Grease Band, The Late Bronze Age, and The Aquarium Rescue Unit. Along the way Col. Bruce starred in the cult classic movie “Outside Out” and appeared in “Sling Blade.” The Colonel is currently playing a unique blend of blues and jazz with his band The Quark Alliance.
Still rolling down the road, Col. Bruce continues his quest for the tonal center at each exit #6.

Live music is something we all know and love! The Crimson Moon Cafe presents six live experiences every week along side serving some of the best food around!

Come see established and nationally recognized artists perform on Friday and Saturday nights. Most Thursdays are scheduled around up and coming or local artists, so we have open jam sessions and a monthly open mic night. Every Wednesday  ‘House Duo’ Tom and Juli perform two hours of classic covers while you enjoy dinner.

The Crimson Moon Café is unique because is it the second oldest commercial structure (c.1858 and second only to the Gold Museum/Old Courthouse) located on the public square of historic Dahlonega, Georgia, and it also offers a one of a kind chance to be up close and personal with the artists. Our concert hall only allows 105 individuals to be within, at maximum, 45 feet away from the stage, a distance usually fought over, or unattainable at larger venues; a true listening room that makes the concert all about the performance with no distractions of any sort.

A menu, local brews, organic fair trade coffee and world class wines are offered by our wonderful servers and bar tenders. Two bathrooms are within a stone’s throw of any seat in the house. We have our own professionally built stage, lights and premium sound system that has been the reinforcement for acts such as Shawn Mullins, Indigo Girls, Michelle Malone, Col. Bruce Hampton, Clair Lynch, The Greencards, Geoff Achison & many more outstanding musicians. Any Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday night of the year we guarantee a wonderful experience you’ll never forget!

Event reservations can be made by visiting www.thecrimsonmoon.com, visiting the historic Parker-Nix building where ‘The Moon’ is located or calling 706-864-3982 during the Café’s operating hours.

 24 North Park st.
 Dahlonega

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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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