Tuesday, November 30, 2010

99X Announced Mistle Toe Jam

Switchfoot, American Bang and Paper Tongues Scheduled to Appear

After a two-year hiatus, 99X, Atlanta's Alternative rock station now on 97.9FM, has announced the return of its legendary holiday concert, Mistle Toe Jam. This year's concert, taking place at Center Stage Atlanta on December 7, 2010, will feature performances from Switchfoot, American Bang and Paper Tongues. Past performers have included: Modest Mouse, Silversun Pickups, The Shins, OK GO, Jet and AFI amongst others.

Mistle Toe Jam tickets are on sale for $19.79 at all Ticketmaster locations, online at ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000. Mistle Toe Jam is 21+ and brought to you by Bacardi.

When: December 7, 2010
7p.m. - Doors
8 p.m. - Show

Where: Center Stage
1374 W. Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

Who: Switchfoot, American Bang and Paper Tongues
Cost: $19.79. www.ticketmaster.com
Ages: 21+
Website: www.99X.com
Parking: There is ample parking beneath Center Stage and in the surrounding areas. Cash only.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Canadian Tenors to Make Southeast Debut Nov 20th

Atlanta Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Building, Woodruff Arts Center

Saturday, November 20, 2010, 8:00 p.m.

Canadian Tenors
Members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Single tickets for these performances are $25 to $75. All single tickets for the 2010–2011 are on sale now, and available online at atlantasymphony.org, or by calling (404) 733-5000. Tickets may also be purchased at the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office, located in the Woodruff Arts Center at 15th and Peachtree Streets. Box office hours are Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Heard them on PBS or PBA or GPTV, one of those public broadcasting stations... the Candadian Tenors are fantastic, wonderful, awesome! I'm going to see them when they're here so will let you know how they are live. Talk about a switcheroo when it comes to music --- the following weekend I'm going to see Joe Bonamassa at the Rivers Center in Columbus! If I could see Eric Clapton the following weekend, then Gary Moore the next, then Steve Vai, then Jackson Browne, Scorpions, John Legend, um, the list is long. Ah, another concert I want to see when it hits town is Elton John and Leon Russell. Boz Scaggs... Neil Young... Santana... Creed... Hinder...

Monday, November 8, 2010

Joe Bonamassa LIVE in Columbus, GA Nov 27

Joe Bonamassa (@jbonamassa on Twitter) is going to be at the River Center for the Performing Arts in Columbus, Georgia on November 27th. It is going to be a fantastically phenomenal concert... and I'm gonna be there!

Joe has been playing and touring professionally since he was a baby! His first tour was with B.B. King!!! I can't begin to imagine what it must have been like. Here's a snippet from his "about" page:
"A child prodigy, Bonamassa was finessing Stevie Ray Vaughan licks when he was seven and by the time he was ten, had caught B.B. King’s ear. After first hearing him play, King said, “This kid’s potential is unbelievable. He hasn’t even begun to scratch the surface. He’s one of a kind.” By age 12, Bonamassa was opening shows for the blues icon and went on to tour with venerable acts including Buddy Guy, Foreigner, Robert Cray, Stephen Stills, Joe Cocker and Gregg Allman."
I love his music! Here's a link to his website so you can grab your own tickets: http://jbonamassa.com/

This is one of my favorites on his new release, Black Rock:


Random Act of Culture

Talkmaster Neal Boortz (Atlanta) had a random act of culture segment on his radio show this morning. I didn't get to listen, but just saw this tweet (@talkmaster) and thought it was a fabulous 'random act of culture', had to share!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Paolo Nutini - It Must Be Love

One of the things I love about Twitter and Blip is that I get to hear music that I might not ever hear in my normal travels. @DaveGrossBlues tweeted a link to a Paolo Nutini tune, I clicked and listened, and I really liked it... so of course I went on a discovery tour of Nutini's music. I'll be blipping his music again! Here's one of my all-time favorite tunes that he covered (Crazy):

Now I'm off on a search for Crazy covers... listening to Nelly Furtado version as I type this last bit.

p.s. Thanks @DaveGrossBlues