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Bragg Jam 2014: The GPB Stage

The GPB Stage has a couple of my favorite bands and, possible new favorites. It all goes down on the main stage at The 567 Center for Renewal. Georgia Public Broadcasting writers and announcers have been nominated for awards and is partly responsible for the renewed interest in engaging and informative news in the Middle Georgia area. But yes, their stage will rock your socks off!

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Snacking on Macon Film Fest

I love it when I’m taking part in something (which I’ve always considered “snacking” in my head) AND I will also be eating things.

I love eating things.

First, the film snackage… I was fortunate enough to get a pass (and you can get an all access pass for $100, which is well worth it for the films you’ll get to see over 4 days and the food you’ll get to eat in that time as well) so that I can experience all that the Macon Film Fest has to offer. Up until this year I have either been fortunate enough to have a job that allowed me to take part in the film festival Thursday – Sunday (or no job – and while that part is not “fortunate,” I did get to spend all 4 days film hopping at the various venues). This year I have to work and nothing hurts more than missing films because they only play on Thursday when you’re working and another day when you won’t be able to make it. Bourbon will heal my wounds, though.

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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. Read More…

Snacking On Pop Up Restaurants

Like many people, I first heard of pop-up restaurants on Food Network. Although there are a few definitions for what a pop up restaurant actually is, let us consider that it is a different culinary experience in a familiar restaurant.

My first pop up experience was Azul, the Latin American restaurant. I don’t have much experience with Latin American food. While I enjoy the Americanized tastes of Mexican cuisine as we’ve come to know it, when I’ve gone to more authentic restaurants, like Tacos dos Amigos or El Carnavale, I’ve found myself enjoying the complex flavours in the simplicity of the dishes. Read More…

Snacking on Bragg Jam

I feel like I just wrote about Bragg Jam!

Last year’s Bragg Jam was my first, the first time I wasn’t out of the state for work or out of the country for me. Last year, I ran around like a chicken with my head cut off, and it would have gone much worse for me if I hadn’t had my handy dandy printed Venue/Musicians checklist.

Do you have your Bragg List ready?

This year, the Bragg Jam page doesn’t have a great way for you to print and highlight your list. Sure, you could use your phone and check the listings, but you know it’s going to be dead by 9 because everybody and their pooch has been calling you to find out which venue has your your attention at the moment, and you’ve been taking too many pictures, or you accidentally dropped it in your reasonably priced extra large beer. While the Concert Crawl page on the Bragg Jam site is beautiful, I want a print worthy list.

So I made a .pdf of the Bragg Jam Schedule. Just click the link and print it out.

That printed list saved my ass last year as bands didn’t go on in time, or other bands ran over, etc. I think it might be helpful to you as well.

This year’s list of bands look so good. It’s good to see Third Street Park and The New 567 at 533 Cherry Street on the list. Of course, The 567 was a venue last year, just remember they are at a new address. So, who are you going to see? I’m definitely making my start at Third Street Park before heading to the Hummingbird. Then it’s a toss up between Bottom’s Up and The 567. I’m hoping that I will get to see American Aquarium for sure, then maybe catching the end of Abby Owens and the Dirty Guv’nahs with some Citizen Insane in the mix. And where in the HELL will I end up at the end of the night? Ralph Roddenbery Band? Roly Bots? Hank Vegas? Tron Jackson just because their band name is Tron?

I hope the printable schedule works for you and if you were on the fence about whether you should go to Bragg Jam, my answer is a resounding Hell Yeah! Even the heat can’t beat how good this event is and you get the best of local (although a few are missing – MagTard, Xavii, Trendlenberg, Back City Woods, Cult of Riggonia) you also get some really good bands that travel to Macon often (American Aquarium, The Dirty Guv’nahs) and one of my favourites from last year, The Moaners, are returning as well. There’s plenty to do, eat, and definitely hear, so get out there and enjoy yourself!

So, let me have it! What’s your schedule going to look like?

Snacking On Mellow Mushroom w/ Holy Ghost Tent Revival & MagTard

The first time I visited a Mellow Mushroom, I met a good friend for the first time, someone I’d known online for nearly 5 years. I also had my first beer with an orange in it. A few years have gone by since that moment, but the experience left a pleasant thought in my mind when it comes to the pizza establishment. A year ago, Macon got its own Mellow Mushroom. Why would any of us want to go to Mellow Mushroom in Macon?

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Snacking On What You Missed: Royal Fireworks, Gringo Star, & Roly Bots

We usually walk wherever we want to go because we live downtown. After stopping by the neighbors, we were a group of four, walking and talking about the things we love. Music, food, living downtown… I would almost call it living the life. Saturday’s adventure would take us to The Cox Capitol Theatre to hear an old favourite band as well as give us a chance to maybe make some new favourites. Every concert or show gives us this opportunity and as much as I can, I like to take advantage of it. So how did our evening fare with Royal Fireworks, Gringo Star, and Roly-Bots playing for our entertainment, all for only $7?Unknown Object

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