Thursday, December 16th, 2010
…as seen on HometownHeadlines.com…
By Bryan Mullins
Let’s give a warm welcome to our football fan visitors from Montana and South Dakota. They’ll be here all weekend for the big game on Saturday. Here are a few things we can all entertain ourselves with in the meanwhile.
Russell McClanahan & the mOOn Crew perform old time string band music in the dining room at Harvest Moon Café. This weekly event has become somewhat of a tradition over the last five years or more.
Local songwriter and acoustic musician Jon Byrd will perform in the back bar at 333 on Broad. This is a family friendly dinner performance from one of Rome’s favorites.
If you’re more of a night owl, you’ll want to check out Hoot n’ Annie, a young three-piece that perform an indie folk rock mix of originals and diverse covers. They’ll be at the 400 Block Bar for their service industry night.
Scott Thompson is another one of Rome’s favorite entertainers. When he’s not cranked up with his Southern rock band Peachtree Station, he performs a wide variety of acoustic favorites and originals. One thing for sure is that Scott can and will play it all. Hear him tonight at 333 on Broad.
It’s time for the The Strange to step out for a holiday throwdown at the 400 Block Bar. This three-piece can throw all kinds of tunes your way with a combinations of psychedelic jam and garage style rock.
There is no question that the John Lee Hookers will heat up the place at the Moon Roof Bar this Friday. It’s a nice cozy place to kick back and listen to Clay Broome’s latest project, which is a heart-filled tribute to old school delta blues and Memphis bred rockabilly. Boredom is afraid to even try to come around when the John Lee Hookers are on.
Studio 712 Jazz presents Christmas Jazz in the City at the City Club, above Old Havana. This is a great opportunity to kick back in a sophisticated manner and enjoy some fine jazz performed by The Music Players featuring Tamika Parks Fitzgibbons.
SATURDAYThe NAIA National Football Championship is finally here! This should be a very exciting game between the Souix Falls and Carroll College. The previous games played in Rome have been a very exciting time.
333 on Broad will host the Atlanta-based Ben Deignan & Suburban Soul. They’ve been on the up and up with their addictive blend of soul, rock, and pop. And, one of the funkiest thumpers around, Rome native Chris Price plays bass.
The KISS Army is one of the most requested tribute bands around. With Marc Shadows as The Demon, Brian Angel as The Starchild, Rob Evans as The Spaceman, and Steve Clark as The Catman, the KISS Army rock it out all the way in the spirit of 70’s KISS. They’ll be packing them in at The Forum on Saturday night. If you are KISS fan, this is where you need to be.
Muletide Perkins Trio is a group of weirdos that enjoy banging out minimalist country rock tunes with an indie swing. They’ll be throwing their bizarre Christmas bash at the 400 Block Bar this Saturday night. Everyone is welcome to wear their best (or worst) festive apparel.
If you’re out in Rockmart tonight, you’ll surely enjoy the jump blues and rockabilly swing of Atomic Boogie. If you take the catalog of Chicago’s Chess Records and put it in a blender with the catalog of Memphis’ Sun Records, you may get an idea of what these guys sound like. Regardless, it’s a high energy band stuck in the golden days of rock & roll’s origins. They’ll be playing at Café 212 in Rockmart.
-More Mullins: Check his website, MullinsMania, for expanded entertainment coverage. Join Mullins and Matt D on The Ridge 95.7 FM weekdays, 7-9 a.m.