After narrowly escaping Megadeth, Testament and Exodus, it’s time for a look at what’s ahead. Which is a lot. My bulletin board is getting crowded with tickets already in hand.
REM 30 at the Melting Point. Wow, I completely forgot about this until listening to some Pylon today! I bought two $10 tix to this, next Friday April 3. “Celebrating R.E.M.’s 30th Birthday by their friends, featuring performances by Cindy Wilson – Dana Downs and the Debauchelors, Mitch Easter, The HEAP, VieTNam, John Keane, Supercluster [that’s Vanessa and Lachowski], and Casper and the Cookies.
The Whiskey Gentry. Anyone experienced this? I want to go see. April 3 at Star Bar or August 7 at Smith’s.
And how ’bout this? It’s a Thursday night, but I think I’d better take the boys to this one. Tao: The Martial Art of Drumming. April 9 at Tech’s Ferst Center.
April 19. George Clinton and Parliment Funkadelic at Masquerade. Can. Not. Wait. Gaby and a friend are coming. Davey Doke? Jason? I have one extra ticket here. Jaffner? Buehler?
May 1. Eddie Palmieri at the Rialto. I can probably do this.
May 7. Van Morrison at Alpharetta Amphitheater. Never seen Van Morrison, never been to Alpharetta Amphitheater. Better be the best show ever, because I’ve never paid this much for a ticket, I don’t think. Very excited about about going with Mal’rey and E.
Joe Satriani is right here at our local Ken Stanton Saturday. I will take the 15-year olds for some guitar worship.
Northside Tavern, Always a blast, just about any night.
Patty Griffin is touring but why no Atlanta dates yet? The schedule looks like she’s passing us right on by. Waaah.
Michelle Shocked. Coming here some time in November.
The entire Chastain Park Series A is frightening, but somehow they’ve managed my perfect nightmare:
June 7: Styx & Foreigner, with special guest Kansas.
AAAaaaargh! Just throw in a little Bob Seeger and watch my ears bleed, whydoncha?
Others that I may not get out to …
Todd Snider at Variety, April 16. Anyone who refuses shoes is my pal. (And wouldn’t be served at WaHo)
Elvis Costello at Tabernacle, April 26. Who are the Sugarcanes?
Little Feat at Variety, May 14. You know E will be there.
Mother’s Finest at the Local right here in the ‘hood, April 30.
Green Day at Alpharetta Encore, Aug. 9. Tom thinks because he had the pig flu last time he’s going to this one. He better start saving his dollars. Once was plenty for me. But Justin Bieber is in town the same day at Gwinnett. Which will Tom choose?
Bonus! New favorite band name: Backyard Tire Fire.