Snacking on This Weekend

Ummm, this whole weekend is full of music. Chock full of music. If we keep going like this, we might begin to be the music city we keep dreaming of.

Thursday:

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The Secret to a Happy Ending (Free!)

THE SECRET TO A HAPPY ENDING documents the Drive-By Truckers and their congregation of fans as they explore tales of human weakness and redemption. Filmmaker Barr Weissman followed the band during three critical years of touring and recording — years in which the band struggles to overcome the trauma of divorce and survives a near breakup. SECRET combines band interviews, behind-the-scenes footage on the road and in the studio, along with legendary live performances. Reflective of the band’s roots in Alabama and Georgia, the film explores the changing American South — its tangled past and strange beauty.

Paleface: Live at the Rookery

Paleface blew the roof off the room the last time they stopped by the Rookery. Well, they’re back this Thursday for a second heaping helping of good times. An American musician and artist, Paleface is currently on tour as high-energy indie-folk three piece band, in support of his Ramseur Records follow up One Big Party. Paleface celebrated the release with a special guest-performance alongside The Avett Brothers at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall, followed by US and Europe tours.

Stereo Reform at the Hummingbird

FREE SHOW! 2 sets of great music and $8 bottomless mugs! Stereo Reform is an innovative rock trio with roots on both the east and west coast. The band originated in Charleston, SC and shortly thereafter moved Los Angeles, CA. SR left L.A. for a year on the road, and now calls Greenville, SC home. All along the way Stereo Reform has absorbed and embraced change. Inspired by the likes of Franz Ferdinand, The Beatles, Ghostland Observatory, The Average White Band and more, Stereo Reform continues to learn and grow. Over the past few years Stereo Reform has taken the loosely definable “rock” sound and blended dance, funk, and pop to create what they now call Dance-a-Funk-a-Rock-a-Tronic…a sound that continues to evolve.

Thump ft. NoMad at Grant’s Lounge

5 to 9 “Thump”
This afternoon as a prelude to hiphop night NoMaD will be pounding some of the music that made him 1/2 DEF, as always he will play what ever the crowd wants but he will be primarily playing the thump of the 80s and 90s like Beastie Boys, Cypress hill, House of Pain, etc.

Dames, Drawing and Drinking with Dr. Sketchy at Shadows

This monthly event held on the last Thursday of every month and will feature burlesque performers, bellydancers,circus performers,drag queens and other interesting characters. February’s model is Bible Belt Burlesque’s Jane Snow! Tonight’s Dames, Drawing, and Drinking with Dr. Sketchy’s Middle Georgia will feature the musical talents of Lane Richardson. Hot babes, drawing, drinking AND Lane you do NOT want to miss this.

Lane Richardson

Lane Richardson

First Friday:

Kirk West’s Playlist: An Exhibition of Music Photography

Macon Arts Alliance will host a First Friday opening reception for its newest exhibit, “Kirk West’s Playlist” on March 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibit will showcase music photography by Kirk West, photographer and former tour manager for the Allman Brothers Band.

Mama’s Love w/ The Dirty Doves

Mama’s Love is an American Rock band formed in Athens, Georgia in 2007. Like the town where the band resides, their sound is progressive with hints of classic tones. The Dirty Doves, a local band, will be bringing their southern rock jams!

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Sterling Waite and the Cotton Avenue Hustlers – Look at these handsome guys!

Sterling Waite and the Cotton Avenue Hustlers at the Hummingbird

Love this band. Sterling Waite pulls double duty with Back City Woods, but it doesn’t take away from the Cotton Avenue Hustlers. There is foot stompin’, and banjo strummin’ and lots of fun to be had at the ‘Bird.

Hot on Broadway at the Grand Opera House

Hot On Broadway is the only show that brings together a cast of Broadway’s best and brightest stars – direct from current Broadway shows including Wicked, Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia!, The Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, Chicago and many more – to create a show-stopping spectacular with song and dance numbers from Hairspray, Les Miserables, Rent, Nine, Cats, Grease, Guys & Dolls and other hot Broadway shows. This high-energy song and dance production will have you singing and dancing in the aisles with today’s Broadway hits!

Tickets start at $38. Buy online at TheGrandMacon.com or call (478) 301-5470 – weekdays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Saturday:

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Big Bird Bash

All Day Music! Starts at noon with food and drink vendors. The line up is as follows:

Drive By Truckers Headline Macon’s Music Festival!

Get Your Tickets Now!

11:00 AM Gates Open
Noon Dirty Sound Professors
1:00 PM Gringo Grande
3:00 PM Back City Woods
5:00 PM Moon Taxi
7:00 PM Modern Skirts
9:00 PM Drivin N Cryin
11:00 PM Drive By Truckers

Buy Tickets at ticketalternative.com
http://www.tktalt.com/Events/22217.aspx

I’m really excited to see all of these bands. The first time I saw Modern Skirts was in Atlanta at Smith’s Olde Bar. It was in a line-up with Warm in the Wake. It was a New Year’s Eve show and the first time I’d ever seen them. It made me feel like Macon was something special when they made their way down here. It’s sad to hear they are breaking up, but it’s nice we get one last show with them.

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England in 1819 and One Horse Parade Live at Roasted

One of my favorite band returns to Macon! Andrew, Dan, and Liam bring their particular brand of atmospheric, emotional, indie rock while locals One Horse Parade with their atmospheric dance beats, layered guitars and rock oriented beats.

Sugar Virus at Billy’s Clubhouse

Melting faces ALL night at Billy’s! No cover! 9:30pm

A Stepper’s Bash featuring Ladies of Interchange and Neubreed at JD’s Drama and DinnerTheatre

Love Stepping? Learn to Step Chicago Style! Instructional stepper’s classes held at 1pm and 2pm before the main event at 8pm. Sign up for classes by calling 478.718.3714. Tickets are $10 prior to event, $15 at the door. Ticket price includes class and main event entry. A DJ spins after live music by Interchange and NeuBreed. 8pm

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