Snacking on An Abundance of Awesome

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Abundance of Awesome, you say? Why yes, so say we all. Anticipating the return of an awards show, the return of a DJ, and the reunion of a band, and some Wiseblood House goodness, you can’t help but use both the word abundance and awesome.

Thursday

The 11th Hour Readers Choice Awards – This has been going on for 7 years. Yours truly was nominated for an award for best blogger. I’m sure Chris Horne or Erik Erickson will get it. But the words go on. this year, hosted by Danny “The Captain” Davis, my current favorite karoake host (also nominated in several categories which he will probably win) with music by Travis Denning, Doski Wo (who performed at the first Reader’s Choice Awards I ever attended and in which I refused to go on stage with him), Sterling Waite and the Cotton Avenue Hustlers, One Horse Parade (can’t wait to hear them finally!!!), and that cutie pie singer/songwriter Louise Warren, it is not likely to be a show you’ll forget!

The battle for after-parties (official and not so official) is then underway as Milk Money plays at the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom while DJ Shawty Slim and Ployd take over Roasted Macon. Slim has won Best DJ honors from the 11th Hour before and has been nominated again this year. Ployd was selected Best Atlanta DJ by Creative Loafing for 2012. This will also be a show you won’t likely forget.

And with the Bass Monthly Part 1 Party at Element, and File Under Section Sea at our favorite Macon Noise No Space, all I have to ask is, “How in the hell did Thursday get so damn busy?”

Friday

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The big event of Friday night is Grant’s Lounge 42nd Reunion and the reunion of Birnam Wood at Grant’s Lounge. Birnam Wood is another band from Florida that sought fame and fortune in Macon, Georgia. They began playing in 1968, but their unique sound suggested they tour without the backing of a major label. In their time in Macon, they developed a dedicated following. They will be backed by Back City  Woods, local alt country band. Sterling Waite (from Sterling Waite and the Cotton Avenue Hustlers) has joined the band on the departure of Michael Collins and adds a consistent fiddle to the band’s mix. If you haven’t seen them lately, I think you’ll like the direction they’re taking. VIP tickets are $25 and includes food from Good To Go Catering, dedicated seating and a dedicated bartender. Food is $10 a plate for regular ticket holders. The concert will be held in the back paved area behind Grant’s Lounge. Regular tickets are $10. 

The Hummingbird Stage and Taproom have the Scott Little Band on tap!

Saturday

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Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience at the Cox Capitol Theatre is my pick for the night, but you know how much I love Led Zeppelin. You don’t. Well, that’s okay. I know how much YOU love Led Zeppelin. If you haven’t seen Zoso, you’re in for a treat. If you have seen them, I don’t have to tell you anything else. They are the ultimate tribute band. They look and sound like Zeppelin, enough that us youngsters that missed out in the 70s get a chance to feel like we were there. Tickets are $16 in advance, $18 the day of the show. Hope to see you there!

DJ Shawty Slim, who will do a set after the 11th Hour Awards on Thursday, returns to Bottom’s Up to rock the house. He’s been on the road with Grammy nominated hip hop artist B.o.B, but he likes coming back to show us some hometown love!

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Don’t forget about the Saturday Jazz Brunch at Lemongrass: A Thai Bistro. It’s going to taste and sound oh so good! Can’t wait to try the beignets!

The Hummingbird Stage and Taproom will also have Planet Retro playing all your favorite 80s music.

Normally, that would be the end of music for the week, but this weekend, we have an extra special night of music, courtesy of The Blue Indian!

Sunday

LITTLE TYBEE will be stoping in Macon on Sunday, March 10th for a very special house show with tourmates Colorfeels and Macon’s most lovely ex-pat, Amy Godwin. This will be at the Wiseblood House at 1013 Bond Street. It’s a private residence, so respect and all of that. I’m really excited to be hearing music at the house and on a Sunday, no less. 6:30pm – free show, though donations are welcome! And yes, this is BYOEverything.

*whew* Happy Weekend of Abundant Awesomeness!

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