Thursday, July 28th, 2011
By Bryan Mullins
It’s time for this month’s Poetry Night in the Schroeder’s Courtyard featuring local author and columnist Raymond L. Atkins, Georgia State University radio DJ K.B. Kincer, and Atlanta poet Robert Pfeiffer.
Russell McClanahan & the mOOn Crew recollect Appalachian roots with old time string band music in the Harvest Moon dining room, while Jon Byrd performs acoustic favorites and originals in the downstairs bar at 333 on Broad. Both are family friendly performances that have become staples in Rome’s rising music scene.
Backswing is back in full swing at the Moon Roof Bar this Friday night, a place that they have set the mood for many an excellent evening with their effortless unfolding of some of the finest songs ever written from multiple genres.
To say that Jerry on the Moon has had a great year is like saying golf is an outdoor sport. I don’t really know what the means but I do know that Jerry on the Moon has been building some serious momentum over the last couple of years and have been adding more material with each show that has recently been known to cause people to flat out get their groove on. They will return to the Schroeder’s Courtyard for a night of good vibes and great tunes.
It’s sure no secret that Clay Broome’s latest blues drenched rockabilly ensemble, the John Lee Hookers, have no regard for library etiquette when on the stage. Chuck Harris is an ace on the drum kit and the low end from bassist Chris Carter perfectly rounds out this rowdy and unreserved homage to the blend of early delta blues and that countrified rock that spawned out of Memphis and the Southeast as a whole in the 50’s. The 400 Block Bar is Friday night’s stomping ground.
Bones Bash 2K11 will be held at 333 on Broad on Friday night and will host DJ Slick Rick spinning all the best dance music to keep the party hopping, including all your favorite old school hip hop tracks that defined the late 80’s and early 90’s. If you don’t know Bones, which you probably do, just know that he knows how to throw a party. This will be like a house party on steroids that everyone is more than welcome to attend.
Tired of hearing about debt ceilings? Well 333 on Broad is going to raise the roof in a much more exciting way on Saturday night with a double feature of some super fun and fearless bands. Shotgun Scooter provides one of the freshest sounds from the Nashville underground with their rich blend of old school country, bluegrass, and rock & roll. Local wildcats Muletide Perkins Trio will begin the evening with their barnyard Georgia slop rock that hits right at home in this neck of the woods.
The Moon Roof Bar will host the soulful country blues and Appalachian rock of Scott Warren & the Booze Mountaineers this Saturday night. Warren has been absorbing music since he was a youngster and his passion for it is undeniable. The band he has accumulated is top shelf.
Donny Hammonds is one hard working musician that plays all over the region. He’s got a huge collection of songs and chances are if you name it, he will play it. He’ll be at the 400 Block Bar on Saturday.
-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.