ON THE ROAD: Radiohead

Radiohead has released the first ten dates of it's upcoming U.S. Tour in 2012!!! This is their first major tour in the U.S. in 4 years!
OHHHHH!!! They have been one of my favorite bands for almost 20 years! I swear, these guys are in a league all their own... Their music is inspiring, provocative, deep, and just freakin' brilliant... all with a unique style that only Radiohead can create. Plus, Thom Yorke's vocals are just sexy.
As an activist, their outspokenness of political and social issues such as human rights and the environment, only reinforce my love for the band.
I'm so excited they are coming back to the U.S.
27-Feb Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
29-Feb Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
1-Mar Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
3-Mar Houston, TX Toyota Center
5-Mar Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
7-Mar Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
9-Mar St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
11-Mar Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
13-Mar Broomfield, CO 1stBank Center
15-Mar Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena
Pre-sale tickets went on sale today and as of this posting have already been Sold Out.
Tickets go on sale November 12, with the exception of the February 29 show in Tampa, FL. Those tickets go on sale November 19.
For more information go to:http://www.radiohead.com/tourdates


VIDEO: The Commuters - As I Make My Way

Check out this video for "As I Make My Way" from The Commuters. I love the song and really feel like I relate.
Though I've been trying to keep up with tweets and our FB page, I know the main blog has been a little sparse in recent months. Being multi-faceted and pursuing more than a handful of various passions in life, can get overwhelming sometimes. And for me the past several months have been quite a roller coaster...

That being said, after hearing this song, I knew I had to share it. Not only does it have a really good melody and just sounds great...but I love the lyrics.
"i'm on a journey, i've got my faith
i don't have to worry about my fate
the planets align as the will dictates
i'm writing it out as i make my way..."
Yup. Sums me up nicely...

I'm looking forward to checking out more music from these guys... When a single song can connect upon your first listen, chances are there's more good stuff where it came from. So discover them with me... check out www.thecommuters.com for more about the band. Sign up for their mailing list and get the 4-Song EP for FREE!



SPECIAL: Love and Inspiration on a Train

Last Friday, my boyfriend and I went to Star Wars Night at Turner Field. The Atlanta Braves were playing the NY Mets, and a portion of the tickets we got for the galactic night benefited Stand Up To Cancer. Having recently lost someone to lung cancer made it even more meaningful to attend this night.

It had been a long, stressful day and I couldn't wait to kickoff my weekend. We jumped on MARTA to meet a friend of ours at the Five Points station. While my boyfriend sat beside me, all calm and chill, I was antsy for us to get going. We already drove 45 min. just to get to the nearest MARTA station, and the train wasn't moving.

It was practically empty at the time, except for 2 people sitting in front of us. A young man and young woman, sat facing each other, each of them had guitars in hand. It was hard not to overhear some of the conversation, and I was intrigued. I could tell from the way the woman spoke so passionately about music and love...from how intently her companion was listening, that something special was about to happen.

And I was right.

We had several stops before we got to our destination, and after the first few minutes, the young musicians started to play. Diggin' the strumming, I laid my head on my boyfriend's shoulder and enjoyed the music...and then...

She sang.

I busted out my smartphone and started filming.

Running low on battery, after the first song, I remembered I had my camera with me and got a second video filmed.

I had decided before the first song was even over, that I had to meet them. No way I could get off that train without finding out who they were, so I could hopefully hear more music another time.

She is Atia INk and he is Joe Davis. They are awesome.

You can check out more music (without the MARTA intercom overhead) and information on the links below:

And for more information on Stand Up To Cancer, visit www.standup2cancer.org


The Return Of Music Midtown

“Consider this the 1st year, not the 13th Music Midtown”

Music goers among the southeast can rejoice for the prolonged indefinite hiatus of Music Midtown is no longer. In the 12-year trek of Music Midtown, musicians; The Pixies, The White Stripes, The Strokes, and more, performed to more than 150,000 festival-goers spanning over 7 stages for a 3-4 day duration. The festival is set to return this year on Saturday September 24 and is headlined by Coldplay and The Black Keys. Other performances include Cage The Elephant, Manchester Orchestra, Band Of Skulls, and The Constellations. Tickets will go on sale Saturday July 16 at 10:00am through Music Midtown for $55.



3rd Annual Classic City American Music Fest 2011 - Sunday 07.03.11

The Melting Point, Nomad Artists and Packway Handle Band present the

3rd Annual Classic City American Music Festival
Sunday, July 3, 2011 1:00 PM-12:00 AM

{Located in the Foundry Park Inn and Spa at 295 East Dougherty Street}

Featuring Packway Handle Band, Mountain Heart, Patterson Hood & more!

Buy Tickets HERE

General Admission $17.00 in advance / $20.00 day of show
Lera Lynn 5:45 PM
Yo Soybean 10:00 PM