Memphis: A New Musical Visits the Fox Theatre!
EXCITING, EXCITING musical news! Memphis is comin’ to Atlanta, y’all!
Memphis: A New Musical is loosely based on Memphis disc jockey Dewey Phillips, one of the first white DJs to play black music in the 1950s. She’s a black singer whose career is on the rise, but who can’t break out of the segregated clubs of 1950’s Memphis, Tennessee. He’s a white radio DJ whose love of music transcends race lines and airwaves. When the two collaborate, her soulful music reaches radio audiences everywhere, and the Golden Era of early rock ‘n’ roll takes flight. But as things start to heat up, whether the world is really ready for their music – or their love – is put to the test. Memphis won the Tony Award for “Best Musical,” along with three other awards, at the 2010 Tonys.
Read more about Memphis here: I can’t WAIT to see THIS!
Soooooo, I’ll be there on opening night - what about YOU?
Ticket information here for Memphis’ quick stint at the Fabulous Fox Theatre: Show running from 1/31 – 2/5!
This show is going to be so great! (Now, we just need to work on The Book of Mormon (oh please, oh please!) to travel down south, and I’m pretty. much. set.)
What Are You Doing New Years Eve?
I’m obsessed with this. With both of them. With her tiara. With the song. With it all.
Totally made my morning.
Enjoy + happy, happy New Year!
Ghostland Observatory at The Masquerade (10/5)
I had the greatest time this weekend at Music Midtown! And, what a gorgeous day for it, too! The Black Keys were really awesome to see live, and while I could totally pass on Cage the Elephant, Coldplay was well worth the wait. Really enjoyed them + thought their R.E.M. tribute was special.
Here’s a recap of my Music Midtown experience:
I have a feeling that Music Midtown is here to stay, people!
I first saw Ghostland live at Austin City Limits Music Festival (’09) playing with the University of Texas Marching Band for a few songs. It. was. INCREDIBLE! Anyway, they are electro-rock-funk-ish or kinda elecro-dance-soul-rock: hard to put into a box, but they have a really great, unique sound + I can guarantee that they put on an awesome live show with lots of lasers and stuff.
For iTunes research, check out these Ghostland albums: delete.delete.i.eat.meat and Robotique Majestique. Codename: Rondo is their newest, but I like the previous two better.
If that’s not enough to convince you, GO’s lead singer has an impressive set of braids he rocks out on stage. You’ll def want to check them out… They’re sorta mesmerizing. (You can kinda see below.)
And, the show is at the Masquerade on North Ave. Not only have I never been to that venue before, but also I usually drive faster down North when I pass it because it reminds me of a haunted house or something out of a bad episode of Law & Order.
However, I just Sherlock Holmes-ed Wikipedia.com and while the Masquerade looks like a pile of sticks from the street, the venue actually has a lot of history + the inside of it seems fairly reasonable.
Check out Ghostland Observatory on 10/5 – it’s going to be a stellar show. AND, AND, AND…I’ll be there! Yeaaaaaaaaaer! Yep, that just happened.
695 North Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
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It's HERE! It's HERE! It's Finally HERE!
Hooray! It’s Music Midtown time, Atlantans!
We’re getting our pre-party on + are heading to Piedmont Park really soon!
See y’all there! EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!!!!
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Ping Pong, Pizza, Planking…and Trombones.
As they say…
And get down we did.
First stop: We picked up Ellen and Matt…otherwise known as BarChila…who came well-prepared for the evening:
We started with breadsticks (Joy: they are cheesy!) and the Greek salad (the dressing was super interesting…I liked it.) and then we went for the following:
Our spicy buffalo pizza with smoked chicken breast, mozzarella, blue cheese, jalapenos, celery and buffalo sauce.
Grilled chicken, red onions, roasted red peppers and barbecue sauce.
Ricotta, mozzarella and goat cheeses, sprinkled with fresh oregano and olive oil.
The Vesuvius was my favorite (I’m a sucker for buffalo sauce and blue cheese, what can I say?), followed closely by the Alpine. The Kilauea was a little too BBQ Sauce-y for Terch and me, but the boys did not agree. Gotta love a guy who loves a condiment.
After dinner, we went downstairs to the “Music Room” for a little ping pong action
We were also privileged to hear the musical stylings of “Mumford’s”– a very interesting, very spirited band with a lot of brass and apparently a cult-like following! By the end of their show, 75% of the players were shirtless and the boys had purchased their last 2 t-shirts for Ellen and me.
All-in-all – huge fan of Pizzeria Vesuvius. Bonus: there’s a ScoutMob right now!
Were we done? Oh no we were not. Our ping pong itch had not been scratched, so we headed a block over to Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium.
In the interest of full disclosure, this place is VERY religiously irreverent and I can appreciate how some could be easily offended by the tongue-in-cheek, sacrilegious artwork and elements such as a confessional booth turned-photo booth, but I have to tell you – I LOVED the general flavor of this place and some of the artwork really made me laugh.
Plus, we made some really great friends waiting for the ping pong table upstairs. Next to a Q+DD Koozie, this is about the coolest thing I have ever seen:
What a totally random and fabulous night in Edgewood!
I love you, Atlanta.
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