Monthly Archives: April 2013

Atlanta things to do: Gameplan 4/30/13

A friend, Heather, is trying to rid of her Hangout Fest wristband/tickets at $200 a pop (she has 4). This is in Gulf Shores AL, 5/17-19. Email her atheatheryandziak@gmail.com before she sells them all

 
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  • Also, if you are new to the improv scene, consider checking out Autoamatic Improv’s https://www.facebook.com/events/179087792245271/?ref=14 open jam where amateur and seasoned improvers can join and practice their skillz. You have to sign up before 1pm today click the link to find out more. Starts at 9pm

THE TABLE OF CONCERTS/EDM/RAPPERS/SHOWS/ETC:

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Jimmy Buffet, The coral reefer   band Aarons Ampitheater (Lakewood), $15, 8pm Margaritaville – you have to listen to it live. Click or click   or click
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Bass Drum of Death 7pm, Masquerade, $22 San Fran/LA BRMC = garage rock / blues / neo-psychedelia Click or click
Free Energy, The Stumblin’ Toads, Skip Duglas, Doug Funny & the Freshtones Masquerade, 7pm, $12 Power pop from the twin cities Click or click
Foals, Surfer Blood, Blondfire Goat Farm, 7:30pm, $20 English indie band from Oxford. Math Rock or Dance punk Click
Heavy Light, Gravies & the Main Dish Sauce, Fritz Sender, jujujuices WonderRoot, 8:3pm $5 Ju Ju uices = improve/hip hop/jazz/booty-bass
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Ree de la Vega, DDDave, Owner of the Son Star Bar, 9pm, Free $1 Drafts from 9-11pm now, no more free beer L Click
Woodsman, Gary War, Featureless Ghost 529, 9pm, $8 “Live vicodin chased with cheap merlot” –Vice magazine Click
Tuesday Night Jazz = Myrna Clayton Churchill Grounds, 9:30pm, $? sample Click
Dr. Bread, DazzyD88, Double Nil, Mayhem Sound Table, Free, 10pm Service. Click
Nadia Marie’s Harp Performance Ernest Welch School of Art, 5th floor, 7-9:30pm Nadia Marie Belvanson is incredible see her magic here. Really worth it if you have never seen someone play on a harp before. Click
Pickwick, Basia Bulat The Earl, $10, 8:30pm From Seattle http://pickwickmusic.com/music Click

Usual Tuesday Shindigs:

  • Moes and Joes ( 1033 N Highland Ave ) has $3 Pitchers all night long (Jacks and Flat Iron also have really cheap pitchers)
  • Laughing Skull Open Mic (878 Peachtree St NE) watch 15-20 newcomers for $10 at the famous laughing skull – and eat a burger while you’re at it!
  • Spoken Word at Marlee’s Tea and Coffee House  ( 349 Decatur St ) from 7:30 – 10pm with a small cover (just $2). You don’t like spoken word you uncultured f? GET WITH IT.
  • Apache Cafe has its Sounds & Lyrics live jam band as artists come and join in R&B, hip hop, dubstep and everything in between. Starts at 9pm as the bartender for a $5 Holler.
  • QUAD has its resident DJs spinning Dubstep (Syl-o, Ninja Flash, etc) for $5 to party until 3am if you are crazy enough. Don’t do drugs!
  • Clermont Lounge Karaoke ( 789 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast ) I really like to save this kind of night for truly special occasions. The Clermont Lounge, maybe the most famous place in Atlanta, where strippers go to die.
  • $1: Sushi at East ATL Thai & Sush (7 Flat Shoals SE); Sushi at Thaicoon & Sushi bar (1799 Briarcliff Rd)  + $2 burgers can be found at Hand in Hand ( 752 N Highland Ave NE)

In the news: He was a Hawk and hes flying out of the closet! Walmart wants to be on the beltline :( we must fight this! Neutral Milk Hotel has reunited! The Falcons CEO says we need a Major League Soccer team stat

Atlanta things to do: Gameplan 4/29/13

Mothers day is the weekend after next. You’re welcome. http://www.amazon.com/

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  • Sports: 
    • Braves vs. Nationals at 7pm 
    • Hawks vs. Pacers at 7:30pm
  • Music: here is your daily table friends:

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Akron/Family, Loamlands, M. Geddes Gengras 8:30pm, Drunken Unicorn, $10 Good folk Click or click
Besnard Lakes, Spirits & the Melchizedek Children, High Bias The Earl, 8:30pm, $10 Indie rock from Montreal, Polaris Prize winners. Click
Chimaira, Harvester, Collapse of the Empire, As animals eat my insides Masquerade, 7pm, $14 It’s a dragon of some sort Click or click
Hurt and Smile Empty Soul, Sun Sky & Surface Masquerade, 7pm, $13 Long ass names for bands Click
Boris, Young Widows, Monstro Masquerade, 7pm, $14 How many bands can they fit in the Masquerade in one night though? Click
The Greens, R_Garcia, Launch Party, DarkRoom 529, Free 9pm The Greens releases his album: Serial Killer with a Heart of gold. Think Nirvana + Piano Click
Mishka Terminal West, 9pm, $10 The Ocean is my potion, what a great name for an album though. Has opened with Matisyahu, The Roots, Cat Empire, Zac Brown. Caribbean core music. Click
DJ Keen (from the 305), Daz, Snorththis.com Union, 9pm, Free $1 PBR and bsns cards Click
Hunter Grundman Eddies Attic, 9pm, Click

Usual Monday Shindigs:

  • Eddies Attic open mic night for $6 so you can fall in love with the ATL’s local acoustic scene. All original songs. Sometimes famous folks frequent this joint since they got big here. Starts at 7:30pm at 515 N McDonough St
  • Gato on Mclendon has Gato Arigato authentic Japanese cuisine on Monday and Tuesday nights. The line is long, so good luck getting one of the four tables.
  • Talked to the owner of the new gastro-pub The Argosy– asking him about potential Usual shindig-worthy deals, he respons “ComeMo-Thur for two draft beers and get a complimentary woodfire cooked Pizza BUT this starts AFTER 11PM. Tell him the FUNSERV sent you for kicks ;) Place is balllinnnn
  • 10 high has Live Band Karaoke with the band Metalsome performing alongside you. How crazy is that? **NO COVER** and its at 816 N highland Ave NE
  • Other comedy spots: I believe Sweetwater has Comedy on many mondays and Star Bar’s amateur night has gold once in a while.
  • All you can bowl for just 5.99 after 9pm at Suburban Lanes
  • Diesel Filling Station has a dirty Bingo that starts at 8pm
  • Monday Night Brewing from 5-7:30pm on 670 Trabert Ave has a sick brewery tour Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Google it– people say its way more legit than sweetwater.
  • Magic City Mondays (241 Forsyth St) an Atlanta experience like the Clermont – you can’t find higher quality black exotic dancers in the nation. Pole tricks and playas making it rain everywhere.
  • $1: Sushi at East ATL Thai & Sush (7 Flat Shoals SE); Sushi at Thaicoon & Sushi bar (1799 Briarcliff Rd) and Tacos at Perla Taqueria (1958 piedmont Rd NE)

In the news:  Red Brick brewing is now open on Sundays too remember the horrible era of before-last-year when we couldn’t buy alcohol on Sundays? The original suspicious package. Sublime donuts is getting franchised Have you seen this artist in l5p yet? A lawyers take on the cheshire bridge debate AND That unplugged in the park series in yesterday’s FUNSERV is going to happen every Sunday btw

 

Atlanta things to do: Gameplan 4/28/13

My friends at the Georgia Conservancy - (statewide environmental org that works with cities/bsnses/activists to promote sound policies and common-ground solutions) are trying be THE official charity of Dragon Con. All they need is your vote: please click here http://www.dragoncon.org/?q=Charity_Poll + spread the word to friends.

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THE TABLE OF CONCERTS/EDM/RAPPERS/SHOWS/ETC:

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BAND VENUE/
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Soul Food Cypher WonderRoot, Free, 6-9pm AMAZING LYRCISTS FREESTYLING, A MUST SEE. Click
Blair Crimmins and the Hookers Piedmont Park, 7:30pm Unplugged right in the park, que nice Click
Kevin Kalimbaman Spears ATL Drum Collective, 4-5pm $5 Best Kalimba players alivehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thumb_piano Click
Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, Degradations, Justify the scars Masquerade, $12, 6:39pm Metal from Birmingham Click
KingCrow, Halycon Way, Imminent Sonic Destructoin, Void of Reason Masquerade, $7, 7pm Everyone has a goatee except the dude on the right Click or click
Dick Dale, El Capitan, Band with no name The Earl, 8pm, $25 D^2 is the king of surf guitar. Click

Rod Stewart Philips Arena, 7:30pm, $30 100 million records sold. Click
Heather Luttrell Inman Park, 1pm  Part of the Inman Park Festival Click

Usual Sunday Shindigs:

  • Java monkey Spoken Word (425 Church St Decatur) for free starting at 8pm. I go to spoken word religiously. This group of talented individuals enchant us my pouring their lives on the mic.
  • Go to Lotta Frutta anytime during the day today, tell the owner, Myrna that you are here because of the FUNSERV  ;)and she will give you a free icy pop! Yum!!
  • Soul Food Cypher at WonderRoot (  82 Memorial Drive Southeast )- 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Wordplay, images, beatboxing, Entrance is free, drinks are not (but encouraged).
  • Branch out! At Piedmont Park every Sunday a bunch of epic humans meet up. With them, you can Practice Urban gardening, collaborative art, exercise, grill out, music, positive presentations and exchange ideas. Consider getting blazed before you walk over. What? Its at 2pm
  • Grant Park Farmers Market is back every Sunday from 9:30-1:30pm. 
  • Highlander Trivia (31 Monroe Circle ) legend on sunday nights, arrange a team, dominate.
  • Southern Comfort – its far away in Conley Georgia 1383 Cedar Grove but legend says this is the dopest Honey Tonk bar in the South East on a late Sunday night. Will you make the drive?
  • Cineprov mocks movies every Sunday at 7:30pm at the historic Plaza Theater. Live commentary to bad old movies? Count me in. Just $10www.cineprov.com
  • $1: PBR & Fish Tacos at Hand & Hand (752 N Highland Ave)

Atlanta things to do: Gameplan 4/27/13

Reading Tarot Cards with the lady from 4-7pm if you find yourself by the High Museum Today.
Today is the National day of Puppetry BTW https://www.facebook.com/events/278727408928567/?ref=14 Watch a Muppet film wont you? Treasure Island is great.
Last, but not least: we have 5 tickets to give away for the best afterparty in the ATL 
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https://www.facebook.com/events/516124805100183/ KEEP ON MOVING at the Basement – funk, soul, motown going until late so get your tickets by e-mailing mecapps@gmail.com (First 5 get it) and rage with me way late (beyond 2am)
 

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THE TABLE OF CONCERTS/EDM/RAPPERS/SHOWS/ETC:

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BAND VENUE/
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Beats Antique Terminal West, $18, 10pm Bass heavy cinematic orchestral trio. Many rave that this is a magical show. Click
Keep On Moving Basement, $7, Goes on till real late Crazy Motown party nights at the Basement. Make this your after party. Click
SMKA BEATS Star Bar, $15 at Door, 9pm Celebrating the Hangout Part 2, this is one amazing hip hop show Click
Barry Manilow Arena in Gwinnet, $Expensive, 7:30pm Copacabana! Click
The Ettes, A Giant Dog, Hollywood, Foster Care 529, 2pm, $10 or 22 depending on day or night pass The Atlanta Mess Around Click
Courage Wolf Five paces, 10pm, Only putting this band here because I love this meme. Click
MK Ultra, Borche Poxter, P-Funk, J-Lumen Rush Lounge, 10pm, $? This is in support of veterans. And dance. Click or click
Hot Soss Apache Café, $10, 9pm Mr Cummings funk Click
QUAD DJS QUAD  $5 Beaty and the Bass, too clever, I tip my hat Click                         
Jerome Flood, Titus Tucker, 630 Band $10, Acoustix Jazz, 9pm Celebrate your divorce! Click
Bearknuckle, Howling Star, Skytown Riot, Sneaky Hand $6, Drunken Unicorn, 8:45 (hah) Prom themed rock show Click

Infectious, Hamilton, One by Monday, No City No Skyline, Illl be an Empire Masquerade, 7pm, $? No City No Skyline, not a bad name. Click
Liers in wait, Suicidal Tendencies Masquerade, 7pm Click
Word Travels Fast, Microwave, Better off, Vela Ceras WondeRoot, 8pm, $5 Click
Victor Wooten Variety Playhouse, 8:30pm, $25 Woot.com Click

Usual Saturday Shindigs:

  • Atlanta Beltline Tours are free tours that show you the 45 neighborhoods of the ATL across the beltline from 9am – noonMore info
  • MJQ - Also solid on a Saturday (but I prefer wednesdays). 736 Ponce de Leon Ave NE There is a cover.
  • Improv A-Hole at The Village Theater starting at 8:30pm for $10. They’ve got stickers all over town now – well done!
  • Scott’s Antique Market is always a fun trip. Just $5 to get in and tons of ridiculous things you’d never even think of buying. Saturday and Sunday at 3650 Jonesboro Rd SE **Its the second Saturday of every Month**
  • Every third Saturday of the month – you HAVE to go to the Lake Claire Community Land Trust for their epic drum circle. I haven’t experienced something so holy. Fire dancers. Music. you CANT Byob so make sure you pre-game extensively before http://lcclt.org/calendar/ so worth it.
  • Go to Village Theater for its secret stand up show at 1am!!
  • $1: PBR at Jacks (676 Highland Ave) and Tacos at Tacos la Villa ( 2415 Cobb Pkwy, Smyrna Ugh)

In the news: MARTA’s 5 year budget plan is looking solid + Hear is a dream version of MARTA that will never exist. A Child was killed by a pit bull in an ATL Suburb :/ **Tomorrow World Tickets go on sale at 11am today http://preregistrations.tomorrowworld.com/form.php and today is both the Lake Lanier Islands Music & Beer Fest + Twilight Criterium in Athens. Twilight is an awesome concept, UGA/Townees drinking beer hoping for nascar-level cycling crashes. What a culture.

Atlanta Things to do: Gameplan 4/26/13

Tomorrow there is another Community Bucket event – a great way to meet new friends, volunteer, and drink/eat well! Use promocode “FUNSERV” and save 25% off of your.. $10 ticket (hah). http://communitybucket.com/project/pcia/ they are going to be doing a Neighborhood Cleanup of SW Atlanta and then lunch/drinks/Boccee at Augustine’s in Grant Park.

Also Sunday they need Volunteers to guard houses http://communitybucket.com/project/inmanpark/ from the evil ATLiens that wish to do harm during the historic festival tour of homes

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THE TABLE OF CONCERTS/EDM/RAPPERS/SHOWS/ETC:

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BAND VENUE/
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Rusko, Two Fresh, Fulhaus, Will Weber Athens, $36 Day Glow is now “Life in Color”Don’t do drugs ragers. Click
Bisoux, Heloise, The Savior Faire, Sonen Drunken Unicorn, 9pm, $6 French kiss Clickor click
The Zeros, The Go, Natural Child Family Band, TV Ghost, Wax Idols, Las Ardillas The Earl, 8pm, $22 Definitely had the commas wrong. Atlanta Mess around day 1. $22 for the whole weekend. Click
Relient K, HelloGoodbye, William Beckett, Mike Mains & The Branches Masquerade, 6pm, $17 Is the FUNSERV your escape? Click
Young Dro, Fki Baels, Hpntk, Black Siren The Basement, $10, 10pm POLO DOWN. Click
Leon Russel Terminal West, 9pm, $30 That beard though! 71 year old legend. Click
Nine, StoneThrow, Downside, Poynte Center Stage, 8pm, From ATL, edgy rock Click
Yacht Rock Revue Variety Playhouse, 8:30pm, $20 Playing U2 and Anchorman SoundTrack Click
Hydrabadd, Druid Cloak, Taste Tester, TreeKeeper Union, 9pm, $5 Listen to this Hydrabadd song before you knock it Click
Natsu-kun, Johnboy, Ulises, Kevin Dispain/Scott Britt Union EAV, 9pm, $8 Drum n base, house, booty shakin Click
Dwarves, Queers, Spray Tan Star Bar, $15, 9pm Queer Dwarves? Sounds like Sam and Frodo in the third film. That ending in the bed. Clickor click
All Vinyl Free Spin Octane West Side, 9pm Cofee, cocktails, beer and Vinyl jams Click
Opposing suns, Couleen LaGon, Detroit Mutant Radio The Atrium, 9pm Ghetto Rock Click
Kimber Mother, Free, 10pm Mother does have one sweet Patio. Do the picklebacks Click
GalaxC, Koji, End the DJ, Perihelion, Brad Bitt, Oreo, Underlay, Sid Reflux, Momo, Astral Junkie, Exhilaration, Lunashift, Aegis X, DM Akolyte XS Ultra Lounge, $10 You can’t wear pants to this event. Read all the kinds of DJs that exist in this list please, for me. Its interesting I promise. Click
Audrey Napoleon Opera, 10pm, $20 The Child of time traveling Audrey Hepburn and Napoleon. look at her Clickor click
Kai Alice’s Love don’t love you back Sound Table, 11pm Kayenne + video release Click
Second Hand Swagger, Abby Wren, What it is, The DInos Fernbank, 7pm, $7 What it is, what it do. Secondhand Swagger, that macklemore song. Clickor click
Gritz & Jelly Butter Jus Caterin Baby Cafe, 8pm, $15 R&B, Soul, Hip Hop, Reggae all in one. Click
Doja, Earthtone, Hero the Band Apache Cafe, $5, 9pm Doja = ganja Click
Sourvein, Order of the Owl, Ectoplasm, Disable 529, 9pm, $7 Metal Click

Usual Friday Shindigs:

  • Sweetwater brewing ( 195 Ottley Drive Northeast ) – an ATL classic. Take the tour from 5:30-7:30, get a free glass, get some drink tickets for the most famous beer in town. Pretty sure its $10 and you can definitely steal d-tickets from the lightweights around you.
  • Improv at the Village Theater  – Armando! Learn about someone bad ass in the community! 349 Decatur St! Just $10! Thanks fro hooking it up VT!
  • Suburban Lanes: Friday Frenzy bowling for $13 per person + shoes. Music, food and drink specials. Might just be an ordinary bowling alley trying to advertise.
  • Bone Lick BBQ (1133 Huff Rd) has their heathen Dance Party from 10pm and on 
  • The Graveyard (1263 Glenwood Ave) is ALWAYS a winner on Friday nights. The floor has springs. The bass is crazy. There may be anime porn showing randomly. The cover is cheap. Great dance floors and DJs. You can buy 40s at the bar. Its in EAV which already kicks ass as it is. Don’t miss it. Make it at 11ish before it gets too rowdy.
  • $1: PBR at Jacks (676 Highland Ave) and Tacos at Tacos la Villa ( 2415 Cobb Pkwy, Smyrna Ugh)

In the news: Tonight someone from Aqua Teen Hunger Fore is at the Village Theater tonight, There is a Beltline 5k tomorrow bright and early  (and if you got that $$$ a superhero 60 obstacle course 5k) – and BEATS ANTIQUE is at Terminal West so get dem tix

Atlanta things to do: Gameplan 4/25/13

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Check out the changes to the website, and, while you’re here, do me a favor and share the FB page or site on your timeline or profile or whatever they call it these days. I want your friends to know!

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THE TABLE OF CONCERTS/EDM/RAPPERS/SHOWS/ETC:

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The English Beat, The Head Loft, 8pm, $25 Strange that we call it “giving head” right?Chicken head.
TIL: Tear drop guitar is now in the Rock n Roll hall of fame
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Relient K, Hellogoodbye Masquerade, 6:30pm Even though its gospel-y rock, I used to really like their songs back in the day. Click
Six Shot Revival, Beithemeans, Grim Pickens and the Bastard Congregation Basement, $? Click
Lee Bains III, Useless Eaters, Adam Anzio The Earl, $5 The Mess Around is back Click
Calm White Noise, Quiet Company, Winter Sounds Drunken Unicorn, Sounds like its going to be a very soothing jam sesh Click
Dead Rites, Bless the Dead, Severed Faith Masquerade, $10, 7pm Avatar of woe. Click
James McMurtry 8pm, Terminal West, $20  Member of the Heartless Bastards. Click
Ganges Phalanges, The Down and Outs, Horrible Idea, Killing Kuddles, Nuclear Victims WonderRoot, $5, 8:30pm Horrible ideas. Click
80s Thursdays Tijuana Garage, 9pm Look for Electric Avenue Click
Georges Bataille Battle Cry, Hairless Jesus, Acid Freaks, Dasher 529, 9pm, $Donations HJ Click
Pyramyds (Iron Jayne), The Mad Flight, The Glass Ocean, Goodnight Buffalo Star Bar, 9pm, All for Justin Graham, who was injured and left paralyzed. :/ http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-justin 30k today so far. Click
Chris Devoe, Jason Harris (Social Studies) OR  Shade (Space 2) Sound Table, 10pm, Free Altered States, however, this event(SHADE) is going on at the same time? Click   or click
Fiddleheads Red Light Cafe, 6pm Blue Grass Click

Usual Thursday Shindigs:

  • El Bar (939 Ponce de Leon NE) make sure you get there late and prepare to get low. Talented DJs, a room that is way too small, and $5 tequila shots that come with a free beer. Expect a cover. Solid hip hop way to end a night.
  • Street Food Thursdays happens from 11-2pm on 12th and Peachtree if you happen to be in midtown.
  • The brand new Hangar has its Stubble on Stubble Open mic Comedy Night regularly on Thursdays. Solid Comedy right on the beltline, next to Beltline Bicycle and Bell Street Burritos
  • Battle & Brew (279 Powers Ferry Rd)  has fight night every Thursday - for $5 and different games battling every time, from street fighter to starcraft (better hope no Koreans are there!!) . Check the schedule here http://battleandbrew.com/ battles begin at 8pm. Also – please watch this epic street fighter video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2G1f0DlO9A Yes, I’m going to hell.
  • Mad Lib-ations at Little 5′s Corner Tavern ( 1174 Euclid Ave) play the beloved word game of your youth in an adult manner. Starts at 7pm with prizes each round. fo frizzle.
  • Electric Avenue Thursday at Tijuana Garage in l5P every Thursday with 70s rock playing from a tribute band.
  • Peters Street All Stars at Castleberry Hill (281 Peters St) a fun and free jazz session in a solid part of town, starting at 9pm fo free!

In the news: a video of 3 planes landing at the same time at our airport. Atlanta Magazines top 50 things to do in the A. Dave Willis of Aqua Teen is at the Village Theater’s Armando Diaz tomorrow and the new foursquare will help you get on MARTA on time.

Atlanta things to do: Gameplan 4/24/13

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My boys in Duende are getting big. So proud of you Capps + gang. See? lawyers can balance their labors of love.

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We got 3 pairs of tickets for free. Just e-mail mecapps@gmail.com. First three get em. You’ll be in my hood (L5P). See you there.

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THE TABLE OF CONCERTS/EDM/RAPPERS/SHOWS/ETC:

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DUENDE, Verge of Bliss,   The Joy Kills Star Bar, 9pm, $6 FUNSERV’s got 3 pairs of tickets, just e-mail mecapps@gmail.com for   your chance :D Clickor click
Fuck Swvg Series Connect Lounge, 10pm, $5 men DJs Click
Sevendust, Coal Chamber Tabernacle, 7pm, $38 Heavy Metal from the A Click
Papadosio Terminal West $15, 8pm Future Forest tour http://papadosio.com/  The art is so dope check this out.
The Lake Claire Community Land trust is doing some crazy hippy shit before this event if you are new age.
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Noise Music: Kyle Kessler, ISA CHRIST, KHF, Ulysses & Hellier Goat Farm, 8pm, $7 Noise music is the ultimate mind fuck. My question is how do you become the #1 Noise artist of 2012? Click
Dirty Hotel Sunshine, Water Liars, Duquette Johnston 10 High, $7, 9pm DHS – get their Clermont Bandcamp here Clickor click
Christ, Lord + Hello Ocho kinda, Born Ruffians The Earl, 9pm, $10 KISSSS CAMMMM Click
The Ghost Project, Jaggery, Good Golly Svengali Drunken Unicorn, $6, 8pm Violen and percussion – kind of awesome. Click
Seven Deadly Daggers, Where.are.we, Knowsis, Ayo K, The Morkestra, The Beatles 529, 9pm, $? Morkestra makes me always think of Moltar from Space Ghost c2c Click
*The M Machine, High Top Kicks Masquerade, 9pm, $18 Electronic music from San Fran. Part of Skrillex’ label Clickor Click
MK Ultra, MIghty HIgh Coup, The Wheeler Boys, McBeezy, Snellvillian, John Marr, Roxzy Rockheart Rush Lounge, $5 before 11pm Mix of Hip hop, electro + live painting and hooka. Not bad for a $5 night ATL Click
Kid Cedek Asylum EAV, Free before 11pm Wobble Wednesdays. The word Moombhaton, amazing, right? Click
8mm, Board of Whores The Shelter, 9pm, $7 Sultry Trip hop, tours with NIN Click

Usual Wednesday shindigs:

  • Church Bar Karaoke ( 466 Edgewood Ave ) arguably my favorite place in Atlanta. Do organ karaoke and drink huge sangria’s as your friends look in awe at this blasphemous church of hedonism. Starts at 10pm.
  • MJQ ( 736 Ponce De Leon Ave NE ) Wednesday night is normally free/cheap, and the break dance room is BUMPIN!! Do not miss this ATL institution.
  • Get your bathing suit on and play some Water Polo in an Inner tube at the Highland Athletic Club from 7:30-8:30
  • Funky / Jazz Wednesday at Elliot St Pub (51 Elliot St, Castleberry Hill ) free jazz, either in the street, or in the pub. That and some wine and you cant go wrong with your SO.
  • One Love Wednesdays is at El Bar - Drink specials all night
  • Opera has a sick college night if you enjoy Hip Hop and top 40. $5 drink specials, a rarity for this place, and there is even beer pong! 1150 Crescent Ave, go at 11ish you cradle robber
  •  Don’t miss the Food Trucks from 11-2pm at either 112 Krog St (the Stove Works parking lot) or Underground Atlanta (50 upper Alabama St) for Food truck Wednesdays!
  • Bachata/Salsa Lessons at Tongue & Groove (565 Main St NE) so you can finally court those sexy latinos/latinas you have been fantasizing so long for. $10 for dudes, and the lessons go on from 9-10pm – then the club gets bumpin with the pros. Ladies free before 10pm
  • $3 Sliders at The Shed at Glenwood was rated best deal in town by CL. Starts at 4pm at 475 Bill kennedy way Glenwood Park
  • $1: Tacos at Pozole (1044 Greenwood Ave, the Highlands)
In the news: Georgia power commits to wind energy; The Dalai Lama is coming back to the A; and the Clermont Lounge will remain. The AJC asks “Why would I wait 15 minutes for a streetcar when I can walk the same distance in that time, for free?”

Atlanta things to do: Gameplan 4/23/13

Atlanta things to do.

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Words cant explain the spectacle that is King Khan at the Basement last night.

Today:

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THE TABLE OF CONCERTS/EDM/RAPPERS/SHOWS/ETC:
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*Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Teebs Masquerade, $20 , 8pm Cosmogramma. California Psychadelic amazing.THUNDERCAT HOOOOO

In the e-mail version, this said “Black Lotus”. I am a nerd, and what?

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The Black Crowes Tabernacle, 8pm, $old out “The Most Rock ‘n’ Roll Rock ‘n’ Roll Band in the World” Clickor click
The Morgan Rowe Band, Michael Magno,Jared&Amber Eddies Attic, 7pm, $10 Friends have been telling me great things about J&A Clickor click
Acid Mothers Temple, TjuTjuna, Drunken Unicorn, $12, 8:30pm Mustache’d friends of mine would argue that this is real music. Clickor click
Kremlin, Gun Outfit, Uniform, Mercenary 9:30pm, 529, $? Two bands covering skanking pickle song. Click
MC Battles Xcess Ultra Lounge, 10pm, $? If it all goes well, hopefully some 8 mile shit. Clickor click
Pearson Sound Sound Table, 10pm, Free Opened for Radiohead, been ’round the globe Click
Faithless town, Lilly & the Tigers, Sunday Morning Moonshine Red Light Cafe, 8pm, $6 Appalachian Soul Click
QUAD Tuesdays Quad, 10pm Dubstep Click
Snarky Puppy, the Funky Knuckles The Earl, $12, 9pm If you didn’t see it yesterday, worth it Click
Renaissance Variety Playhouse, $30, 8pm Progressive folk from the late 70s Click

Usual Tuesday Shindigs:

  • Moes and Joes ( 1033 N Highland Ave ) has $3 Pitchers all night long (Jacks and Flat Iron also have really cheap pitchers)
  • Star Bar ( 437 Moreland Ave ) has FREE beer starting at 10pm. Get there before the keg runs dry!
  • Trivia at The Independent (931 Monroe Cir. NE) – starting at 9pm.  It is frequented by the infamous “Reddit Team” that we FUNSERVians must one day beat! If you don’t know what http://www.reddit.com/ is – do yourself a favor and grow as a person. I check this twice a day at the minimumIts a solid trivia night filled with epic nerds who are guaranteed to be good people. If you like reddit, you’ll love e-finds: https://www.facebook.com/groups/114590681792
  • Cheap Shots & Sandwiches Stand up at the Five Spot (1123 Euclid Ave, L5P) from 7-9pm, no cover, free parking, open mic night. Can’t go wrong.
  • Laughing Skull Open Mic (878 Peachtree St NE) watch 15-20 newcomers for $10 at the famous laughing skull – and eat a burger while you’re at it!
  • Spoken Word at Marlee’s Tea and Coffee House  ( 349 Decatur St ) from 7:30 – 10pm with a small cover (just $2). You don’t like spoken word you uncultured f? GET WITH IT.
  • Apache Cafe has its Sounds & Lyrics live jam band as artists come and join in R&B, hip hop, dubstep and everything in between. Starts at 9pm as the bartender for a $5 Holler.
  • QUAD has its resident DJs spinning Dubstep (Syl-o, Ninja Flash, etc) for $5 to party until 3am if you are crazy enough. Don’t do drugs!
  • Clermont Lounge Karaoke ( 789 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast ) I really like to save this kind of night for truly special occasions. The Clermont Lounge, maybe the most famous place in Atlanta, where strippers go to die.
  • $1: Sushi at East ATL Thai & Sush (7 Flat Shoals SE); Sushi at Thaicoon & Sushi bar (1799 Briarcliff Rd)  + $2 burgers can be found at Hand in Hand ( 752 N Highland Ave NE)
In the news: Cool sculpture above the Quiznos on Broad St; This is ATL news circa 1979; An amazing photo rises out of a disgraceful pastime; Candy Bars are being “downsized” for “less caloric intake” *cough* bullshit *cough*; If Detroit can raise 50k for this, we can raise 100k for something of equal or better ridiculousness,

Atlanta things to do: Gameplan 4/22/13

Happy Earth Day :) . Atlanta things to do.
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This will save America. Its probably very Anti-Earth day. I want it.
Tomorrow Flying Lotus is at the Masquerade, FYI

Today:

 
  • Check out my homegirl in Assistance https://www.facebook.com/events/637671396248774/?ref=14 its Industry night at Pinch n Ouch Theater so its cheaper and still a solid show. Starts at 8pm. Use promocode
    “industry” for $10 tickets or “ouch” for 2-for-1 tickets. Good luck gurl

THE TABLE OF CONCERTS/EDM/RAPPERS/SHOWS/ETC:

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Rihanna, A$AP Rocky Philips Arena, 7:30pm, $45 Sold out Oh na na Clickor clickor click
Youngblood Hawke, Stokeswood, Electronic Sons Masqueade, 7pm, $15 Indie pop from LA, they come running Clickor click
Snarky Puppy, The Funky Knuckles The Earl, 8pm, $12 #3 on Itunes Jazz Charts, here for two nights at the Earl.
A friend, Coby Venable, does a daily “song for your day” e-mail. Today he include’s Snarky Puppy’s

‘Binky’ from their 2012 live DVD/album “groundUP”:
Join his song listerv by e-mailing “cobyvv@gmail.com ” subject line: “FUNSERV says to e-mail you”

 

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Metz, Odonis Odonis, Liverhearts, Hawks 529, 9pm, $10 More on Metz http://www.subpop.com/artists/metzsub-pop Click
King Khan & BBQ Show The Basement, $15, 9pm Mix doo-whop and punk, this is going to be absolutely epic. Sultan AKA BBQ vocals, guitar, tamborine, snare drum, King Khan = Guitar and Vocals. Reunited after two years. Clickor click

Usual Monday Shindigs:

  • Eddies Attic open mic night for $6 so you can fall in love with the ATL’s local acoustic scene. All original songs. Sometimes famous folks frequent this joint since they got big here. Starts at 7:30pm at 515 N McDonough St
  • the Highlander (931 Monroe Dr)has d.r.u.n.k. bingo and (as always) $2 PBR’s
  • Talked to the owner of the new gastro-pub The Argosy– asking him about potential Usual shindig-worthy deals, he respons “Come Mo-Thurfor two draft beers and get a complimentary woodfire cooked Pizza BUT this starts AFTER 11PM. Tell him the FUNSERV sent you for kicks ;) Place is balllinnnn
  • 10 high has Live Band Karaoke with the band Metalsome performing alongside you. How crazy is that? **NO COVER** and its at 816 N highland Ave NE
  • Hole in the wall ( 3177 Peachtree Rd NE – Buckhead) has all you can drink beer and standup for free now! Pool, darts, a bad ass punching machine, super bougie yuppies in Buckhead — you can’t go wrong.
  • Other comedy spots: I believe Sweetwater has Comedy on many mondays and Star Bar’s amateur night has gold once in a while.
  • All you can bowl for just 5.99 after 9pm at Suburban Lanes
  • Diesel Filling Station has a dirty Bingo that starts at 8pm
  • Monday Night Brewing from 5-7:30pm on 670 Trabert Ave has a sick brewery tour Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Google it– people say its way more legit than sweetwater.
  • Magic City Mondays (241 Forsyth St) an Atlanta experience like the Clermont – you can’t find higher quality black exotic dancers in the nation. Pole tricks and playas making it rain everywhere.
  • $1: Sushi at East ATL Thai & Sush (7 Flat Shoals SE); Sushi at Thaicoon & Sushi bar (1799 Briarcliff Rd) and Tacos at Perla Taqueria (1958 piedmont Rd NE)

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Atlanta things to do: Gameplan 4/21/13

Atlanta things to do

Festival weekends make you have to choose where to go. Yesterday it was a tough call between 420 and Magnetic festival. Today – see if you can finally check out the Dogwood Festival + Robert Randolph is an amazing artist to see at 5pm tonight at 420 fest
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A bit about Piedmont Park’s Dogwood Festival (Von Grey is performing at 3pm http://www.dogwood.org/2013-main-stage ) it has tons of food vendors, artists markets, live music and a wonderful chance to revisit our greatest park — Piedmont Park (never forget, the folks that created NYC’s Central park (Olmsteds) created ours too)
 

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THE TABLE OF CONCERTS/EDM/RAPPERS/SHOWS/ETC:

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Charles Bradley Masquerade, 7pm, $15 The SCREAMING EAGLE of Soul!! Click
Von Grey Piedmont Park Dogwood Festival is free Click
Vietnam, Mood Rings, Abby Gogo The Earl, $8, 8pm Vietnam is from brooklyn, the rest are ATL favs (Puma Lon bon ron don and mon) Click
Wheeler Boys Brownwood Park, 2-9:30pm, Free you can sing  the lyrics Doing a video shoot for the song “Go”. Dress zany so they film you and your homies
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Matt Costa, The Blank Tapes, The Kicks Center Stage, $15, 8pm The ladies love Matt & his folksy tunes. 60s British music revivalist. Click
DJ E-clazz, DJ Jaycee, DJ Cyphia, DJ Skillz, DJ Jay Tech Shout, 2pm, Free before 4pm Solid music and people enjoying the warm rooftop lounge above Shout Click
ASAP Rocky Morehouse College, 5pm, Kilgore Hall **Not performing** but you can meet him at Morehouse. Click
Last, but not least, Robert Randolph 420 fest at Candler Park, 5pm Going to be a schweat show Clickfor sched

Usual Sunday Shindigs:

  • Java monkey Spoken Word (425 Church St Decatur) for free starting at 8pm. I go to spoken word religiously. This group of talented individuals enchant us my pouring their lives on the mic.
  • Go to Lotta Frutta anytime during the day today, tell the owner, Myrna that you are here because of the FUNSERV  ;) and she will give you a free icy pop! Yum!!
  • Soul Food Cypher at WonderRoot (  82 Memorial Drive Southeast )- 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Wordplay, images, beatboxing, Entrance is free, drinks are not (but encouraged).
  • Branch out! At Piedmont Park every Sunday a bunch of epic humans meet up. With them, you can Practice Urban gardening, collaborative art, exercise, grill out, music, positive presentations and exchange ideas. Consider getting blazed before you walk over. What? Its at 2pm
  • Grant Park Farmers Market is back every Sunday from 9:30-1:30pm. 
  • Highlander Trivia (31 Monroe Circle ) legend on sunday nights, arrange a team, dominate.
  • Southern Comfort – its far away in Conley Georgia 1383 Cedar Grove but legend says this is the dopest Honey Tonk bar in the South East on a late Sunday night. Will you make the drive?
  • Cineprov mocks movies every Sunday at 7:30pm at the historic Plaza Theater. Live commentary to bad old movies? Count me in. Just $10www.cineprov.com
  • $1: PBR & Fish Tacos at Hand & Hand (752 N Highland Ave)