Thursday, April 28th, 2011
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By Bryan Mullins
To me, live music with dinner is one of the finer treats in life. Russell McClanahan & the mOOn Crew will perform old time Appalachian string band music in the Harvest Moon dining room. 333 on Broad will host one of Rome’s favorite singer/songwriters Jon Byrd and tonight the 400 Block Bar will be serving up food and tunes as well, with a special jazz dinner featuring the Pollard Greens Jazz Quartet. In Rockmart, Rex Garner and his friends will perform for the good folks at Café 212.
Another one of Rome’s favorite singer/songwriters, Cory Tucker, will bring his soulful acoustic sounds to the 400 Block Bar.
The Hip-Knotics are a local conglomerate of rock ‘n’ roll enthusiasts that you will be sure to recognize, featuring members of Rome’s favorite Beatles tribute, The Beatless. This time around they have widened their variety with songs from the same era from many artists. They’ll also be adding on some of their own originals this Friday night at 333 on Broad.
Michael Magno is the frontman for the Atlanta based pop rock band, The Villains. He’ll be bringing an acoustic solo perfomance to Johnny’s Pizza this Friday evening.
It will be a rocking night in Cedartown this Friday as the Cedar Valley Arts Festival kicks off with the blues drenched rock ‘n’ roll of Clay Broome’s John Lee Hookers.
Saturday will be a busy one no doubt. One thing that you won’t want to miss is the 6th Annual World Music & Dance Festival at the Fitzpatrick Commons at Berry College. This all afternoon event will feature a wide variety of music from all over the planet including acts like the local world fusion music of Devidasa, the Afro-beat funk of Ogya, the beautiful bellydance of Sundari, Indian chant from Kirtan Bandits, and much more. If you crave variety, this is a great opportunity.
The Habitat HomeMart is hosting an evening of music as well in the Central Plaza parking lot featuring the Just As I Am Choir, the storytelling and songwriting of Gary Greene, the great music of Jan Pruitt, the young violin virtuoso Timothy Reynolds, and a set from John Schroeder and Gene Brigham. Very cool event at a very cool place.
The Rome Symphony Orchestra is proud to present Beethoven’s Symphony #7 at the Rome City Auditorium. There will also be a performance from the RSO Concerto competition winners, Tim Reynolds on violin, and Diane Turner on Piane. Looks like Saturday will be busy for Reynolds.
Chattanooga-based power pop songwriter Jason Lyles will perform his fearless and groovy tunes at Johnny’s Pizza, which the folks there will be sure to enjoy.
The thick sounds of the Booze Mountaineers are sure to fill the space at the 400 Block Bar. Scott Warren leads this pack of talent with country blues influenced Appalachian rock that is good for the soul.
Downstroke is definitely not afraid to rock your face off, which I’m sure is what they’ll plan to do at 333 on Broad Saturday night. It has been said that they “have the edge for the guys and the abs for the girls.” They definitely aren’t afraid to bring it.
Hey look, more in your face rock ‘n’ roll at DJ’s Tavern on Saturday. Foul Play takes it back to the golden age of MTV hair metal and ballads. They too are not afraid to get the party going with high a high energy show.
-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.