Thursday, July 30th, 2009
El Willie plays classic jazz, r&b, and soul at Old Havana on Thursdays, providing the ultimate atmosphere to an already great environment.
Brent Bailey will perform at the 400 Block Bar and Russ Maddux at Opi’s Waterfront.
This Friday marks the come back show for The Strange, a band that had Rome’s venues booming in previous years. Before The Strange, Seth Turner, Adam Beck and Clint Dillard played in multiple bands together working with different singers and songwriters. Now they return to the 3-piece formula, with Turner behind the mic and writing songs. Russell Cook of the Little Country Giants will open the show at Schroeder’s Courtyard (7:30 p.m.)
Andrew Wardlaw is a singer and songwriter from Rome who mixes an acoustic folk style with deep introspective lyrics. He’ll be performing at The Nest this Friday.
7 Day Sun is a modern rock/alternative band from Louisville that will be taking the stage at McCrobie’s on Friday while passing through on their current Southeast tour.
Matt Kabus is an acoustic songwriter from Atlanta who will be performing at 333 on Broad, the recent addition to Broad Street offering a nice acoustic lounge.
If Foo Fighters, Weezer and Guns N Roses started a band together, it may remind you of
Lynam, the arena rock/alternative band from Birmingham. These guys have been playing all over the place doing real well, and they have great hair. They’ll be at the Peach Palace on Friday to blow you away.
Raymond L. Atkins was recently dubbed a 2009 Georgia Author of the Year for his novel, Front Porch Prophet. His most recent novel is being released this week and he will have a signing at Barnes & Noble this Saturday from 1 to 4pm.
Renee Mixon has built a loyal following over the past years for her autobiographical songwriting skills. She always brings them in at Schroeder’s Courtyard and she will return there this Saturday evening for some great music.
The Georgia Blues Brothers are performing their hilarious live action show at Heritage Hall this Saturday in part of the Shriners Telethon going on over there.
333 on Broad has another great acoustic act coming from Atlanta on Saturday. Christopher Alan Yates has a smooth sound and a great songwriting style. Thanks to 333 for keeping the talent in rotation week after week.
From Southlake, Texas, here comes Back in Black, the ultimate AC/DC tribute band. They’ll be saluting those about to rock and doing dirty deeds this Saturday at The Peach Palace for dirt cheap.
-For a more extensive list of entertainment options, please see Bryan Mullins‘ Mullinsmania.com
-Listen for Bryan on The Ridge 95.7 FM with Matt D in the Morning just after the 8 a.m. news on Friday. Or catch him just before the news, at 7:50 a.m., with Elizabeth Davis on Talk Radio WLAQ 1410 AM.