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The Cazanovas @ Abbey Road

The Cazanovas Bring you their own incomparable “Kick Ass Blues” for each and every show, melding timeless blues style that every audience relates to with a fresh energy that keeps them hungry for more. And more they get.

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The Cazanovas Debut
Abbey Road Bar & Grill!

Saturday, April 13
MUSIC 9:30

The Cazanovas bring you their own incomparable “Kick Ass Blues” for each and every show, melding timeless blues style that every audience relates to with a fresh energy that keeps them hungry for more. And more they get.

Well known blues standards are infused with new groove-driven power, and original tunes are immersed in musical passion and intensity, with lyrics that speak to the force of shared experience.Vocalist and harmonica player Reese Nazzaro draws you with him into the spirit of real blues with every breath, singing from the depths of common universal truth and employing his harp with his own inimitable style, bringing forth the core of his heart into the world in notes as though they are the last say he’ll have. Just as Nazzaro ushers you into the depths, Danny Vinson will capture you with his guitar and take you soaring. His raw natural chemistry shines through with a virtuoso’s skill, keeping you on the edge of your seat if you’re still sitting, and leaning towards him while you dance, spiritually caught up in the moment and living hypnotized in his talented palm.

Generating the auditory clout of the Cazanovas sound is Jake Holliday, a veteran bassist who likes to let his instrument speak for itself with the gifted and solid heartbeat born in his hometown of Jackson Mississippi and informed while working with some of the greatest blues musicians of the Southeast. The iron backbone on which everything is constructed is the urgent drumwork of Theron Peterson, who sees the blues as an antidote from everyday pressure, creating an island of metal sanity where mundane cares are left behind in the trance of undeniable cadence. He crafts dynamics that coax you in and carry you to a place where your feet can’t keep still.

The music of The Cazanovas is everything to do with real life–nothing anyone hasn’t gone through. They touch all topics: New love, lost love, desire, money, bad times, good times.

“Our music takes you on a journey through your own life. Not like reminiscing; something deeper in your soul, something really basic. Basic intuitive energy everyone has,” says Nazzaro!

Abbey Road Bar & Grill
2940Johnson’s Ferry Road, Marietta

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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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