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Archive for September, 2010

Hot tickets: Sept. 21

Jakob Dylan comes to the Variety Playhouse Oct. 27. Photo: Mark Humphrey / Associated Press

Jakob Dylan comes to the Variety Playhouse Oct. 27. Photo: Mark Humphrey / Associated Press

ON SALE SEPT. 24
Cotton Langston Family Benefit. 7 p.m. Oct. 12. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $10 advance. TA.
Jakob Dylan. 8 p.m. Oct. 27. Variety Playhouse. $25; $22.50 advance. TM.
The 99x Brouhaha. 8 p.m. Oct. 30. Masquerade. $13.50 advance. TM.
Flow Tribe. 8 p.m. Nov. 10. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $12; $10 advance. TA.
Maps & Atlases, Tera Melos, The Globes. 8 p.m. Nov. 10. Masquerade. $12 advance. TM.
Col. Bruce Hampton & The Quark Alliance. 8 p.m. Nov. 26. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $10 advance. TA.
Col. Bruce Hampton & The Quark Alliance. 8 p.m. Dec. 29. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $10 advance. TA.
EOTO. 8 p.m. Dec. 2. Masquerade. $15 advance. TM.

ON SALE SEPT. 25
Twizted. 7 p.m. Nov. 28. Masquerade. $17 advance. TM.

CHANGES
Project Family Reunion. Headliners Stone Temple Pilots have canceled. Buck Cherry has been added to the lineup that already …

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Guitar Legend Slash Sells Out Center Stage Monday Night

Rock ‘n roll guitar legend Slash brought his “We’re All Gonna Die Tour 2010″ to the sold out Center Stage Theatre Monday night, with Taddy Porter opening up the show. Born Saul Hudson in Hampstead, England, Slash was lead guitarist in Guns ‘N Roses, Velvet Revolver and Slash’s Snakepit. His debut solo album, Slash, was released in April, 2010.  In August 2009, Time Magazine ranked Slash #2 on its list of the “10 Best Electric Guitar Players of All-Time”. He was also ranked #21 on Gigwise’s list of the “50 Greatest Guitarists Ever”.

And while the AJC wasn’t there to review it, AJC photographer Robb Cohen was covering the show with his camera. Click here for the 14-photo online gallery. Tell us your impressions of the show and how Slash has developed as a solo artist.

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(Photo Credit: Robb D. Cohen/ www.robbsphotos.com)  For other concert photography linked to Access Atlanta, please visit  Atlanta Concert Photography …

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Mist-Live concert series this weekend

Two years ago, Decatur entrepreneur Derick Halliman was named Rising Star of the Year by Black Enterprise magazine for his premium water bottle company Mist H2o.  

Halliman is expanding his brand as a sponsor for Mist Live concert series, which features R&B, neo-soul and funk artists. The concert series this Saturday will feature longtime Atlanta singer Joi, singer-songwriter Res (who makes up Idle Warship with Talib Kweli and Graph Nobel), SolFactor, and spoken word poet Queen Sheba, who will MC for the night. DJ Tabone will also provide music.

Doors open at 9 p.m. at 595 North Lounge at 595 North Ave., Atlanta. Tickets available for $25 to $45 at www.mistlive.com.

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Zac Brown Band concert will stream live Sunday

Photo Credit: C. Taylor Crothers

Photo Credit: C. Taylor Crothers

In preparation for the release of its new album, “You Get What You Give,” the Zac Brown Band will perform at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Sunday and stream the show live on www.zacbrownband.com starting at 10 p.m.

The concert also marks the debut of Ustream Multiview technology, which will allow the show to stream with five different camera angles and give fans the ability to pick their own view of the show.

Look for a review of ZBB’s new album in Tuesday’s Living section.

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Soul Train Awards to tape at Cobb Energy Center

AP Photo/Jeff Christensen

AP Photo/Jeff Christensen

The Soul Train Awards are coming back to Atlanta.

The iconic show, co-hosted again by Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, will tape Nov. 10 at the Cobb Energy Center.

After a two-year hiatus, the awards show returned in 2009 and took place at the Georgia World Congress Center.

This year’s ceremony will offer performances by current and classic R&B artists as well as honor the careers of Anita Baker and Ron Isley.

Although tickets for the Soul Train Awards cannot be purchased (it’s an invite-only event), fans can watch the action at 9 p.m. Nov. 28 when the show airs on both BET and CENTRIC.

For more information, visit www.centrictv.com.

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Live music picks, Sept. 17-22

JP Jones and Chrissie Hynde bring their current project to the free Rock for Roots show at Atlantic Station on Friday. Photo: C. Taylor Crothers

JP Jones and Chrissie Hynde bring their current project to the free Rock for Roots show at Atlantic Station on Friday. Photo: C. Taylor Crothers

FRIDAY
92.9 Dave FM’s Rock for Roots

This free show is headlined by the increasingly popular bluesy rock outfit Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, but the big draw for many will be JP, Chrissie and the Fairground Boys. It’s the latest project from lead Pretender Chrissie Hynde. She’s collaborated on a fascinating album called “Fidelity!” about her relationship with Welsh singer-songwriter JP Jones (who is more than 25 years younger then Hynde). The lineup also includes Atlanta’s Shawn Mullins. To create the venue where the concert will take place, the lower parking lot of Atlantic Station will be transformed by laying sod over about 15,000 square feet. Check 92.9 Dave FM’s website for more details.
4:30 p.m. Sept. 17. Free. Atlantic Station, 17th Street N.W., Atlanta.

FRIDAY
Shooter Jennings

After three studio albums of …

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Sharon Jones visits Daryl Hall’s web show

Sharon Jones is the latest visitor to Daryl Hall’s web show, “Live From Daryl’s House.”

The Augusta native performed seven songs for the series, including the Hall-penned “Do What You Want, Be What You Are” and “It’s Canny,” along with four of her own tunes.

Jones’ installment can be viewed now at www.lfdh.com.

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Adam Lambert delivers glam-tastic show at The Tabernacle

Considering the amount of theatricality in an Adam Lambert show, there’s an extreme danger that it could all collapse into a pile of forgettable fluff.

Adam Lambert is one of the most talented singer “American Idol” has seen in its nine seasons.

Adam Lambert is one of the most talented singer “American Idol” has seen in its nine seasons. Hyosub Shin/hshin@ajc.com

But Lambert is more than a prettily painted pinup able to get both boys and girls to fawn over him.

He is one of the most – if not the most – talented singer “American Idol” has seen in its nine seasons.

So while it’s a hoot to watch him prance around the stage in feathered shoulder pads and a top hat – call it his own Freddie-Mercury-meets-P.T.-Barnum look – his presence is even more gripping when he starts to sing.

See photos of Wednesday’s Adam Lambert concert at the Tabernacle.

At a nearly-sold-out Tabernacle Wednesday night (his second show in as many nights, the first at Woodruff Arts Center), Lambert bopped through an hour-plus set that highlighted his multi-octave voice and solid …

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Hot tickets: Sept. 14

If you're looking for an unusual way to celebrate the holiday season, Eric Wareheim and Tim Heidecker of Cartoon Network's surreal "Tim and Eric Awesome Show - Great Job!" will bring their "Chrimbus Spectacular" to the Variety Playhouse Dec. 5.

If you're looking for an unusual way to celebrate the holiday season, Eric Wareheim and Tim Heidecker of Cartoon Network's surreal "Tim and Eric Awesome Show – Great Job!" will bring their "Chrimbus Spectacular" to the Variety Playhouse Dec. 5.

CANCELED
Eric Benet. 9 p.m. Oct. 8. Center Stage. $31.50-$34.50. TM.

ON SALE SEPT. 17
The Original Wailers featuring Al Anderson & Junior Marvin. 8:30 p.m. Oct. 14. Variety Playhouse. $22.50; $20 advance. TM.
Jackson County Line. 8 p.m. Oct. 28. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $10; $8 advance. TA.
One Eskimo. 8 p.m. Nov. 2. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $15 advance. TA.
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Os Mutantes. 8 p.m. Nov. 9. Variety Playhouse. $15. TM.
Vince Vaughn and Kevin James Comedy Roadshow. Nov. 11. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. $38-$63. TM.
Soulive, Nigel Hall. 8 p.m. Nov. 11. Masquerade. $18. TM.
Great Southeast Music Hall Celebration  featuring the Roosters, Randall Bramblett. 6 p.m. Nov. 14. Smith’s …

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On Lakewood stage, Mayer focuses on the music

By MELISSA RUGGIERI

John Mayer might not have tact, but he does have talent.

The garrulous singer/songwriter/guitarist – a onetime Atlantan – spent nearly two hours Wednesday night reminding people that while his mouth gets him tagged as prime TMZ material, he’s still one of the best musicians of his generation.

John Mayer's musicianship shone through at Lakewood Sept. 8, 2010. Raymond Hagans/Special

John Mayer's musicianship shone through at Lakewood Sept. 8, 2010. Raymond Hagans/Special

It was evident from the moment Mayer strolled onto the Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood stage, tousled hair pushed back with a bandana and already riffing through a bluesy version of Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer,” that this would be a night focused on musicianship.

See photos from John Mayer’s Lakewood concert.

His ace seven-piece band, including Atlanta native David Ryan Harris and veteran Robbie McIntosh on guitars, fortified Mayer’s quality catalog with layers of funk and blues. But it was Mayer’s own playing that dazzled.

He repeatedly …

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