Thursday, May 27th, 2010
By Bryan Mullins
Week after week, springtime is loaded with fantastic opportunities to catch live music. Some may think that Memorial Day weekend may offer slim pickings. That is incorrect. There is plenty to do and see this year for sure.
TONIGHT: Poetry night returns to Schroeder’s Courtyard
Poetry Night resumes in the Schroeder’s Courtyard, which is a great way to kick back for some dinner and enjoy local poetry. Tonight will feature local writers Clayton Jones, Jon Hershey, Jesse Bishop, Jessica Lindberg and more. Bring your own poetry as time may allow for guest readings.
Russell McClanahan & the mOOn Crew will perform their homage to old time string band music for the dinner crowd at Harvest Moon. This has become a welcome fixture in the weekly music lineup.
FRIDAY: Collard Green Berets at Moon Roof; Matt Chambers at 333
The Ashley Hill Project will perform tonight at Kilroy’s in VFW Post 4911 on the Cedartown Highway. Ashley has been writing and performing music for the last five years at least and has really developed a great sound and voice. This will be a treat.
Scott Warren & The Collard Green Berets bring their soulful Southern rock ‘n’ blues show to the Moon Roof, a great place to see one of Rome’s favorites.
Another one of Rome’s favorites will perform at 333 on Broad on Friday. Matt Chambers will take the stage for a night of great acoustic music that folks really get into every time.
The Schroeder’s Courtyard offers up a great evening of original music from the Precious Lemons, which is a powerhouse of local talent including Greg & Natalie Ruddell, Clay Broome, and Chuck Harris. These guys put on a great show. Opening will be a band called My Ninja, who I have not yet heard but I know that the band members individually are very talented. Sounds like a lot of fun.
SATURDAY: The Dock adds live music; Shotgun Scooter at 333
333 on Broad will host Shotgun Scooter, a fantastic band from Nashville that is a lot of fun. They have been enjoying promoting their latest album, Heathen’s Prayer, and will be bringing it to Rome. Their upbeat country drenched originals rock. Muletide Perkins will open the show with some picking and hollering.
Scott Warren & The Collard Green Berets will bring the show to Kilroy’s Saturday night. I believe this is the first time they will be there, and it is a perfect place to play for them. The band and the crowd are both going to love this one. Once again, Kilroy’s is at VFW Post 4911 on Cedartown Highway.
Clay Broome brings the John Lee Hookers to the Moon Roof Bar, which will provide an excellent opportunity to catch some seriously booming old school blues and rockabilly classics from deep within the vault.
Unseen Stimuli and The Pox will bring their raw punk rock to the deck on The Dock. Wow, that’s quite a mouthful. Both bands are loaded with raw energy and I’m super glad to see that The Dock is establishing itself as yet one more great place to catch live music downtown.
James Gregory is one hilarious dude. If you want to kick back and enjoy some nonstop laughter in the comfy atmosphere of the Historic DeSoto Theatre, then this is where you need to be.
-More Mullins: Check his Web site, MullinsMania, for expanded entertainment coverage. Plus join Mullins and Matt D on The Ridge 95.7 FM each weekday from 7 to 9 a.m.