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Archive for January, 2011

Live music picks: Jan. 7-12

Boston-based singer-songwriter Patty Larkin comes to Eddie's Attic Saturday. Photo: Jana Leon

Boston-based singer-songwriter Patty Larkin comes to Eddie's Attic Saturday. Photo: Jana Leon

FRIDAY
The Greencards

Until they open their mouths to speak, you’d think this bluegrass-infused duo hailed from our general vicinity. These Australian expatriates don’t deal in the spoken word, though, and their music sounds thoroughly American. Kym Warner and Carol Young have been in the studio recording a new album, which will be their first since fiddler and founding member Eamon McLoughlin left the band in late 2009.
8 p.m. Jan. 7. $18; $15 in advance. Eddie’s Attic, 515 N. McDonough St., Decatur. 404-377-4976.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY
Big Mike Geier’s “Elvis Royale” featuring Kingsized Orchestra and Dames Aflame
It’s been more than 30 years since his death, but it seems that nothing can dull the king’s shine. This annual tribute is headlined by Kingsized, a supremely entertaining retro combo led by imposing singer-actor Mike Geier. The festivities are gussied up with an …

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Georgia artists included on Grammy nominee CD

CeeLoThe “2011 Grammy Nominees” album, out Jan. 25, includes a handful of Georgia artists among its 19 tracks.

“Forget You,” a sanitized version of Cee Lo Green’s viral smash that is sure to get some Grammy love, kicks off the disc, which is peppered with hits from B.o.B. (“Nothin’ On You” with Bruno Mars) and Lady Antebellum (“Need You Now”).

This is the 17th edition of the annual compilation, which also features nominated songs by Katy Perry, Eminem, Sade and the cast of “Glee.”

A portion of proceeds from album sales will benefit the MusiCares Foundation and the Grammy Foundation.

The Grammy Awards will air live on CBS at 8 p.m. Feb. 13.


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Hot tickets: Jan. 4

Athens' Widespread Panic celebrates 25 years in 2011 with two shows at the Classic Center in Athens and a Valentine's Day gig at the Fox Theatre. Tickets go on sale Dec. 8. Photo: Jason Thrasher

Athens' Widespread Panic celebrates 25 years in 2011 with two shows at the Classic Center in Athens and a Valentine's Day gig at the Fox Theatre. Tickets go on sale Dec. 8. Photo: Jason Thrasher

ON SALE NOW
The Church. 8 p.m. Feb. 22. Variety Playhouse. $27.50-$30. TM.

ON SALE JAN. 4
Goldie. 9 p.m. Feb. 12. Masquerade. $15. TM.

ON SALE JAN. 6
Marc Broussard. 9 p.m. March 12. Center Stage. $25. TM.

ON SALE JAN. 7
Ballyhoo, Iration. 7 p.m. Feb. 13. Masquerade. $12. TM.
Lords of Acid. 7 p.m. March 16. Masquerade. $20. TM.

ON SALE JAN. 8
Widespread Panic. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10-11. Classic Center. Tickets at the Classic Center box office and website.
Widespread Panic. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14. Fox Theatre. $50. TM.

UPCOMING SHOWS
The Last Straw. 8 p.m. Jan. 6. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $10; $8 in advance. TA.
Big Mike Geier’s “Elvis Royale” featuring Kingsized Orchestra and Dames Aflame. 8:30 p.m. Jan. 7-8. Variety Playhouse. $25; $23 advance. TM.
Lindsey Rakers Band. 8 p.m. …

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First Dispatch tour in a decade includes Atlanta stop

DISPATCH2011PhotoVermont’s indie roots rockers Dispatch will embark on its first summer tour in nearly a decade and has Atlanta tagged as one if its six dates.

The band, which has thrived on word-of-mouth appeal, will play Chastain Park on June 21. Tickets to all shows (the tour begins June 4 at Red Rock Amphitheater in Colorado) are $40 and go on sale at noon Jan. 28.

Fans can sign up for pre-sale access at www.dispatchmusic.com.

Dispatch is also offering free downloads of its entire studio catalog to fans willing to do a little promotion. By friending the group on Facebook, following it on Twitter or sending a handful of emails to alert others of the tour, fans will receive a special code to access the downloads (check the website for details).

The band is considered one of the few indie pioneers, always shunning major record labels and establishing a massive following (Dispatch drew more than 110,000 people to its most recent hometown appearance at Boston’s Hatch Shell).

Later this …

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Zac Brown Band Sings In The New Year At Sold Out Philips Arena

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The Grammy winning, Atlanta-based Zac Brown Band fired up the faithful for a sold out New Year’s Eve concert Friday night at Philips Arena. Five opening acts, all of which are on Zac Brown’s Southern Ground record label,  showcased their talents. They included Nic Cowan, the Wood Brothers, Sonia Leigh, Casey Dreissen and Levi Lowrey.

AJC photographer Robb Cohen covered the show with his camera. Check out the 21-photo online gallery: Zac Brown Band rocks New Year’s Eve  . Also, this is the gallery from the ZBB concert last summer at Verizon Amphitheatre in Alpharetta:   Zac Brown at Verizon Amphitheatre (5-8-10)

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What did you think of  the show? How many times have you seen Zac Brown in concert? What did you think of the opening acts?

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

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