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ON SHAKY GROUND It’s been well over 25 years since the Replacements played in Atlanta. That hiatus is up as the newly revamped and well-rested Replacements will be one of a myriad of bands performing Friday thorugh Sunday at Atlantic Station in Atlanta as part of the Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta. Be sure to check out Paul Westerberg and company along with Dawes, Canadian electronic dance music duo Adventure Club comes to Jenny Lewis and a ton more - too many to list for for me to remember. Chattanooga Friday evening as they do their thing at Track 29. The duo has toured across North America, as well as parts of Europe and Australia and have played at various music festivals including the American Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, Nevada. They also made their first appearance at the Ultra Music Festival 2013 in Miami and also played at the Ultra Music Festival in Seoul, South Korea in June 2013. The duo's remix of "Crave You" by the Flight Facilities was featured in the episode "Restraint" (2012) of the MTV television series Teen Wolf.


DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE words coming out his mouth? Well, you might of missed out if you didn’t jump on tickets while they were still available. Comic and movie star Chris Tucker will be in Chattanooga Thursday through Saturday performing to a sold-out crowd at the Comedy Catch. No word on whether Jackie TV's "SMASH" star Megan Hilty is coming to the Cobb Energy Performing Chan will make a guest appearance. Arts Center Saturday evening in Atlanta. Be sure to check it out.






Late Night Shuffle I have a hard time imagining Stephen Colbert taking over for David Letterman on “The Late Show.” For two reasons. Firstly, I’m a big fan of Letterman. I loved his original show on NBC, back when he used to follow Johnny Carson on “The Tonight Show.”(My son was born in the waning minutes of Letterman’s old show, after his mom (my exsports-hating-spouse) had been in the hospital for about 14 hours. Despite all of the birthing room drama, I was still able to keep one eye on the gap-toothed host and his guests.) After Jay Leno took over for Carson, late night viewers typically split into the Leno or Letterman camps. I was always in the Letterman camp. I doubt I watched more than a handful of Leno’s “Tonight Show” appearances and I don’t think I watched any of them in their entirety… …I’m also a big fan of Colbert. Even though I have no idea what the real Stephen Colbert will be like on “The Late Show.” The over-the-top satirical host of “The Colbert

be doing the new show in character,” Colbert has stated, “so we’ll all get to find out how much of him is me. I’m looking forward to it.” It should be interesting… …Craig Ferguson’s recent announcement that he is retiring from the “Late Late Show” on CBS was apparently in the works before Letterman made his decision public. Naturally, there was some speculation that Ferguson quit CBS because he wasn’t offered the “Late Show” slot. Ferguson denies this, however, and claims that he had just run his course after 10 years of following Dave. I didn’t watch Ferguson as much as I wish I had during those 10 years. His brilliant characters and total destruction of television’s “fourth wall” during his monologues were hilarious…

Report” is a complete fabrication who only occasionally drops out of character. There’s no doubt that Stephen Colbert


is articulate and smart. But can he drop his popular persona and succeed as “himself”? Time will tell. “I won’t

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…Jimmy Fallon took over “The Tonight Show” after NBC’s Olympic coverage last year and former Saturday Night Live head writer/”Weekend Update” host Seth Myers was slotted into Fallon’s old late

just keeps slugging along on TBS, his home since NBC and Jay Leno screwed him over back in 2010. O’Brien is awkwardly funny, but probably better suited for the fringe network. He got a $45 million payout after leaving NBC and graciously paid out $12 million to the staff members who followed him to California. Conan is a good guy who seems at home on TBS… …I was lucky enough to grow up during the golden age of Carson. Johnny set the standard for late-night talk show hosting and no one has amazing. (Find his duels with matched it. Ed McMahon was Emma Stone and Joseph the definitive “sidekick” as Gordon Levitt if you haven’t seen them yet. You won’t be disappointed.) I get the feeling that Fallon can continue to grow into his hosting role. His impending late night showdown with Colbert will be fun…

night spot. I have to confess that I’m yet to watch a full “Late Night” show with Myers at the helm, but I’ve liked the clips I’ve clicked on the interwebs. Fallon, on the other hand, has grown immensely since his first awkward days hosting “Late Night.” He excels at slapstick musical numbers and his “lip synch battles” with celebrity guests are often …Meanwhile, Conan O’Brien

well. (Andy Richter, Conan’s couchmonkey, is the best of the current crop.) Carson reigned during the days when “network television” was still the dominant force in broadcasting. Today’s late night hosts are still judged on overnight ratings, but they all get a bump from internet “shares,” “likes” and “follows.” It will take a while for the recent late night shuffle to make an impact. I expect Letterman’s swan song to pick up steam and lead to a solid handoff to Colbert. Then we’ll see how the real Stephen matches up against Fallon…

- Mark Bedford

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JUST A LITTLE TIME FOR PROFITABLE SAFE INVESTING No time. Perhaps the most common comment from those who say they don't invest in the stock market is that "they don't have time" followed closely by "I don't have any money." In reality these are contradictions for most of us. Having a retirement account means you are investing in the stock market even if you don't really do anything to manage your account. Saying you don't have time doesn't truly hold water when all it takes is a few hours to learn a personal investment software program and then 20 minutes every week or so. Perhaps the more real answer to why so many of us don't take an active role in managing our retirement or building a safe investing plan is we are afraid of failure, of losing what we do have. Can you convince yourself that you can really improve your finances by managing your retirement account or building an investment plan?

Consider how often you, a fam* A few hours to learn ily member or a friend has had * 20 minutes a week an accident yet continue to live * A desire to have a better or the same lifestyle. That is a sim- a more secure financial future ple yet dramatic statement about overcoming fear, about The learning part may be the going forward with life. most difficult. Yes, this requires a few hours' time - time spent to The benefits of safe investing provide for your future or for a are all around us: huge home, child's future. But more imporexpensive cars, designer shoes. tantly it requires the attitude and willingness to ask for help, So what does it take to be a suc- to ask for advice. cessful safe investor? Getting the most out of a stock A few things come to mind: analysis software program by following these simple concepts * Have a plan to save a few will produce results, safe, bucks every week. secure results. A good program * Be willing to commit to tak- will not only tell you what to ing care of yourself, your child, buy or when to buy but also your spouse - financially with when to sell. Knowing when to 20 minutes a week devoted to sell is extremely important the future. because that is how you bank * Learn and implement per- profits and prevent any major sonal investment management losses. Too often we let our software. human emotions keeps us from selling because we either like It really doesn't need to be that stock we bought or we just complicated. It doesn't mean don't want to admit to ouryou have to be an expert on the selves that what we bought isn't stock market. going anywhere or may in fact be sliding down, taking our It does mean you need: hard earned cash with it.


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But key to knowing when to sell is having the ability to set the investment software to reflect your own goals and objectives, and most importantly, your willingness to assume risk - in other words are you a conservative, moderate or aggressive investors or somewhere inbetween. Once you understand yourself you can confidentially move forward. The time excuse will fade away as you realize the initial time spent and the average 20 minutes a week will produce a bigger paycheck than any regular job for the amount of time spent. Yes, think about it. How much does your job, your career pay for 20 minutes of work and how much can you earn by investing in 20 minutes? The answer may even shock you. Now you have even more incentive to develop a safe investing routine that fits your lifestyle and your future goals.

- Raymond Dominick

ARIES (Mar. 21- April 20) Try to keep your cool; you may be a tad frazzled by all the rushing around. You can make money if you work on personal investments. Don’t let the moods of those you live with get you down. Make sure to arrange in advance to spend quality time together. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday. TAURUS (Apr. 21- May 21) If you haven’t already, consider starting your own business. Don’t draw too much attention to yourself at work. All your energy should be directed into moneymaking opportunities. Try to communicate if you wish to help. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Wednesday. GEMINI (May 22-June 21) You will be uncertain of your feelings. You can purchase items that will enhance your appearance. Opportunities to learn important information will surface through discussions with peers or seminars you attend. Be tolerant, but don’t let

any one take you for granted. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Monday. CANCER (June 22-July 22) Take time to explain your intentions to loved ones. Your diplomatic nature will help you in straightening out unsavory situations. You may have been trying to do too much, leaving yourself exhausted and open to colds and infections. Dream a little this month. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday. LEO (July 23-Aug 22) Sooner or later your partner will have had enough. Talk to others about your plans. Depression may be likely if you’re away from home. Your fight for those less fortunate is not likely to end in sweet victory. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Saturday. VIRGO (Aug. 23 -Sept. 23) Losses are likely if you have left your

financial affairs in other people’s hands. Unique forms of entertainment could capture your attention and bring about a romantic interest. Romantic opportunities are evident. Be tactful if you see flaws in someone else’s work. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Thursday. LIBRA (Sept. 24 -Oct. 23) You will be viewed as a sensitive, compassionate individual and others will ask you for advice. Travel and social activity will bring about interesting talks, not to mention contacts. Love relationships will flourish. Lay your cards on the table regarding your personal direction. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday. SCORPIO (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22) Social events will be plentiful. The advice you get this month may be based on false information. Expect to have more people on your domestic scene. Attend to things that you should have done yesterday. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 -Dec. 21) Try to bend to their wishes if you want to avoid conflict. Hassles with close friends or family will put a damper on your day and result in isolation and loneliness. This is a great day for a trip. Your words will be taken out of context if you’re eva-


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sive with coworkers or employers. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Saturday. CAPRICORN (Dec 22.- Jan. 20) Compromise if you have to, to avoid verbal battles. Use discretion, especially if involved with someone from work. You can deal with large institutions or government agencies successfully this month. Your loved ones could set you off. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 -Feb. 19) This is probably causing upset and confusion on the home front. You will expand your circle of friends if you join groups. New love connections can be made through group associations. You can make financial gains through your unique and creative approach to business. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Saturday. PISCES (Feb. 20-Mar. 20) Controversial subjects should be avoided at all costs. Set the ball in motion and be relentless until you complete the project. Acceptance is the key. You won’t get the reaction you want from your mate this month. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday.

Let's Talk About Inequality In the US inequality comes from poor choices, everyone is equal under the law. When we give money to the poor, they spend it at a business to buy something, thus, the investment class ends up with all the money in just a few transactions making the wealthy richer further exacerbating the problem - we cannot give free-money to fix this so-called concept of inequality - we need to be equal under the law, what you do with your abundant opportunity in the USA is your business. In the US we have the best overall deal thus, an abundant middle class, the more we screw with it the worse it will get. Beware of the "inequality" buzz word. Jimmy, an online acquaintance tells me this lecture of mine is nonsense and states; "Wow, just wow... It's one thing to have the same opportunity on paper

and another in reality. Especially in countries like USA where higher education cost a small fortune. Are you just pretending to be stupid or do you really think that a Child growing up with an unemployed parent and one with a part time job have the same chances to succeed in Life as a Child growing up with a doctor and a lawyer as parents?" Well, to that I'd say that, personally, I've been to every single city in the USA over a 7-year period. I've given more to the common good than Jimmy's entire family combined, including my personal hours spent and money donated like a laser beam to where it is needed. Do those who are bleeding heart liberals really want me to stop helping, fine, gladly, all that hard work has come at a personal sacrifice of my time and energy. No problem, I quit, but that doesn't mean


you can steal my tax money.

was the other.

The example that was given above about the poor child who cannot succeed is complete bogus to the inequality debate, the child of the unemployed is a different issue, has very little to do with inequality. You can do anything in this country, we should be teaching strength of character, because anyone who has that can do anything in the US. Before the 1970s only 3 of the richest people in the US even went to college, I quit college to run my business, grew up on military bases, moved every two years, I kicked ass over all the sniveling rich kids, character counts, get some. For gosh sakes we have a President of the United States whose black and came from a single mom, the second President I might add coming from a disadvantaged place in recent times - Bill Clinton

Here is the reality "if you believe you can't you are right," and if kids who come from humble beginnings believe they are at a disadvantage they will act accordingly. Adversity builds character, everyone should be thankful for any adversity and at each step overcoming your so-called BS odds.

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Personally, if we really want equality in the USA we should charge the same % of taxes to everyone regardless of their income, or wealth, that would be true equality, but no, what those who scream inequality really want is socialism and redistribution, they want to unbalance incentive, and make everyone equally poor - be honest. Stop voting for socialists. - Lance Winslow

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ROCKFORD, Ohio (UPI) Nineteen-year-old Austin Dennison asked an older girl to go with him to his senior prom. Much older, in fact, it was his great-grandmother. Austin Dennison said he asked his Granny DD, Delores Dennison, to prom at Parkway High School in Rockford, because she never went to hers, Fox News reported. “I asked her if

she would be my prom date,” he said. “How cool would it be to take my great-grandmother to prom?” “He was so sweet and adamant about it,” Delores, 89, said. “I asked him, ‘But are you sure that you wouldn’t like to take one of the young ladies who could get out there and do everything with you?’ He said no. ‘I want you.’” “At first she was a bit resistant,” the younger Dennison said. “I assured her I was seri-


ous and she finally said yes. It was my privilege to take her.” Delores said she had a little trouble finding a suitable dress for the occasion because they were either “too high or too low.” The two enjoyed a dinner at her favorite restaurant, Bob Evans, before the dance, and at the event Austin presented his great-grandmother with a pearl necklace. “It was wonderful and I just loved all the girls in their fancy gowns and the gen-

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tlemen in their tuxedos. It was quite a night,” Delores said. “Everyone there just could not have been more polite. Everyone got an A+.” OMAHA (UPI) - A Nebraska man made his way through a Walgreens store in Omaha dispersing pecks and pinching rumps before capping things off by licking an employee’s

head on his way out. Needless to say, he got arrested. The unnamed 35-year-old man was an equal opportunity creeper, as he reportedly “kissed and groped women and a man” inside the store. After a stop at the photo processing area, the man moved on to aisle nine and “grabbed a customer’s buttocks,” the Omaha WorldHerald reported. He then said, “Hey baby,” to a woman and kissed her while grabbing her behind. The man, who was also tossing items off shelves as he made his way through the store, briefly left before coming back and sitting on a counter. As police were taking him out, the man licked an employee’s head to say goodbye. He was charged with misdemeanor sexual assault and three counts of disturbing the peace. CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. - It seems a former guard at a Cripple Creek casino in Colorado figured out a way to skim the place for a staggering $100,000 in cash. The story doesn’t say, but we can assume he did this over a period of time. But I guess the lure of all that cash laying around under his mattress was too much of a temptation. After quitting the casino

he casually walked into a Harley Davidson dealership and plopped down $6,000 for a used motorcycle. That is $6,000 in $20 bills. Investigators into the money leaking out of the casino began to suspect the former guard, who earned a little over a thousand dollars a month, when he spent $35,000 in one month, in cash. But he wasn’t completely unprepared for being caught. He had a story all cooked up. He told investigators the money was from payoffs from Honduran drug dealers. TORONTO (UPI) - Librarians at the Toronto Public Library were asked to remove copies of Dr. Seuss’ 1963 children’s book “Hop on Pop” from the establishment’s collection because it allegedly promotes violence. A document detailing the seven books the library has been asked to remove over the past year was posted online on Monday. The book “encourages children to use violence against their fathers,” according to the complaint. In addition to apologizing to fathers in the Toronto area, the complainant also asked that the library “pay for damages


resulting from the book.” The Materials Review Committee pointed out that the book is “humorous,” “well-loved” and that it has “appeared on many ‘Best of’ children’s book lists.” The MRC also pointed out that the children in the Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s book are actually told not to hop on pop. Despite the complaint, the library opted to retain the book in the children’s collection. ALEXANDER COUNTY, N.C. (UPI) - An elderly North Carolina man lost his hand after he was struck by a plane while riding a lawn mower at Taylorsville Airport in Alexander County. The pilot of the plane, 84-yearold Edward Eugene Sisson, didn’t see 74-year-old John Rufty on his lawn mower until just before impact. Rufty’s left hand was severed by the propeller of the plane during the collision. State Highway Patrol Sergeant Brian Owenby told the New York Daily News that Sisson was touching down on the airport’s grass landing strip on his way to visit family in the area. No one was on hand to warn Rufty about the plane because the airport doesn’t have a traffic controller.

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“(Rufty) wouldn’t have been able to hear or see the plane coming,” Owenby said. “And the pilot was unable to see the driver until just before impact.” The National Transportation and Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the incident but no charges are pending at this time. Sisson was not injured during the accident. BEAVERTON, Or. - - Three women in, appropriately enough Beaverton, Ore., were arrested after twerking at an impromptu dance party in the Beaverton City Hall parking lot. Police say one woman went to municipal court with two friends to pay a fine. The show began as they headed to the parking lot. Police say they exposed themselves as one of the women filmed the moves. One lifted her skirt and urinated between two cars. They also were accused of bringing drugs to the Courthouse. Police stopped their car as they were driving away and arrested two 20-year-old Vancouver, Wash., women and a 22-year-old Portland woman.

ON O NEE --EELLEE VVEE N N (Lafayette) CSA Writers Night PPH H IILLIIPPSS AARREE N NAA (Atlanta) Cher, Cyndi Lauper VVA ARRIIEETT YY PPLLAAYY H HO OU USSEE (Atlanta) Chromeo, Oliver EE XXIITT// IIN N (Nashville) Reignwolf RRYY M MAAN N AAU UD D IITTO O RRIIU UM M (Nashville) Neon Trees, Smallpools, Nightmare and the Cat M AARRAATTH M HO ON NM MU U SSIICC W WO ORRK KSS (Nashville) Tegan & Sara, Lucius, The Courtneys TT EEN NN NEE SSSSEEEE TT H HEE AATTRREE (Knoxville) Iron & Wine

TTU U EESSD DA AYY M Maayy 1133 This week’s calendar covers events from Thursday, May 8, through Wednesday, May 14. We would be happy to publish your free listing in future Billboards, space permitting. Simply mail us the information so that we have it 7 days before the publication date. A photograph may be sent with the announcement. Send information to: Calendar Editor, Enigma, P.O. Box 825, Chattanooga, TN 37401 or e-mail to All dates subject to change without notice.

TT H HU URRSSD DA AYY M M aayy 88 TTH H EE CCO OM MEED D YY CCA ATT CC H H (Chattanooga) Chris Tucker BBU UD D’’ SS (Chattanooga) DJ Hammer TTRREE M MO ON NTT TT A AVVEE RRN N (Chattanooga) Songwriters Showcase CCA AM M PP H HO OU USSEE (Chattanooga) Open Mic ARRII’’SS H A HA ARRBBO ORR LLIIG GH H TT SS (Chattanooga) Keyz Brown RRH HYY TT H HM M && BBRREE W WSS (Chattanooga) Dank Sinatra, The Aquaducks CCA AM M PP H HO OU USSEE (Chattanooga) Open Mic TTRRA ACC K K 2299 (Chattanooga) 311 JJ..JJ..’’ SS BBO OH H EEM M IIA A (Chattanooga) Moodrings, Sacco D && LLII N 33RRD ND DSS LLEEYY (Nashville) Iris DeMent MEE RRCC YY LLO M OU UN NG G EE (Nashville) Deer Tick CCEE N NTT EERR SS TTA AG G EE (Atlanta) James Blunt BBU UCC K KH HEE A AD D TT H HEE A ATT RREE (Atlanta) Beats Antique VVO ON N BBRRA AU UN N CC EEN N TTEE RR (Huntsville) Doobie Brothers

FFRRIID DA AYY M Maayy 99 TTH H EE CCO OM MEED D YY CCA ATT CC H H (Chattanooga) Chris Tucker RRH HYY TT H HM M && BBRREE W WSS (Chattanooga) Strung Like A Horse, Rolling Nowhere RRA AW W (Chattanooga) DJ Reggie Reg MIILLLLEE RR PPLLA M AZZA A (Chattanooga) Packway Handle Band, Dismembered Tennesseans TTRREE M MO ON NTT TT A AVVEE RRN N (Chattanooga) Gabe Newell ATTLL A A AN NTT IICC SSTT A ATTIIO ON N PPA ARRK K (Atlanta) “Shaky Knees Music Festival” The National. Cage the Elephant, Spoon, The Gaslight Anthem, The Whigs, Dropkick Murphys, The Airborne Toxic Event, Band of Skulls, Graveyard, Charles Bradley, Man Man, White Denim, Wild Belle, The Bright Lights Social Hour, Sleeper Agent, American Aquarium, Mutual Benefit, Blood Red Skies CCO O BBBB EEN N EERRG G YY PPEE RRFFO O RRM M IIN NG GA ARRTT SS CC EEN N TTEE RR (Atlanta) George Benson TTH H EE M MA ASSQ QU UEERRA AD D EE (Atlanta) Deer Tick, Clear Plastic Masks CCH HA ASSTT A AIIN N PPA ARRK K (Atlanta) Ledisi, Robert Glasper Experience CCEE N NTT EERR SS TTA AG G EE (Atlanta) Ghost B.C., King


Dude VVA ARRIIEE TTYY PPLLAAYY H HO OU USS EE (Atlanta) John Wesley MEERRCC YY LLO M OU UN NG G EE (Nashville) Tokyo Police Club EEXXIITT //IIN N (Nashville) Margot & the Nuclear So and Sos, Empires OAAK O KM MO OU UN NTT AAIIN N AAM M PPH HIITT H H EEAATT RREE (Pelham, AL) Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Tyler Farr ALLAABBAA M A MAA TT H HEE AATTRREE (Birmingham) Jason Isbell, Langhorne Slim

SSA A TTU U RRD DA AYY M Maayy 1100 TTH H EE CC O OM M EED D YY CCAATT CC H H (Chattanooga) Chris Tucker RRH H YY TTH HM M && BBRREE W WSS (Chattanooga) Machines Are People Too, Smooth Dialects BBA ARRTT ’’ SS LLAAK KEE SSH HO O RREE (Chattanooga) DJ E RRA AW W (Chattanooga) DJ Reggie Reg TTRRA ACC K K 2299 (Chattanooga) Ghost B.C., King Dude RRYY M MAA N N AAU UD D IITT O ORRIIU UM M (Nashville) Garrison Keillor ATTLLAAN A N TTII CC SS TTAATT IIO ON N PPAARRK K (Atlanta) “Shaky Knees Music Festival” Modest Mouse, The Replacements, Portugal, The Man, Conor Oberst, Dawes, Jenny Lewis, Packway Handle Band, Tokyo Police Club, Gregory Alan Isakov, Cold War Kids, Lord Huron, The Lone Below, Hayes Carll, Houndmouth, The Apache Relay, Wake Owl, Fly Golden Eagle, Phox, The Districts FFO OXX TT H H EEAATT RREE (Atlanta) Mike Epps TTH H EE TT AABBEERRN N AACCLLEE (Atlanta) Corey Smith TTH H EE EE AARRLL (Atlanta) The Whigs HEEAAVVEE N H N@ @ TT H H EE M M AASSQ QU U EERRAAD DEE (Atlanta) The Faint CCO O BBBB EEN NEE RRG GYY PPEE RRFF O ORRM M IIN NG G AARRTT SS CC EEN NTT EERR (Atlanta) Megan Hilty

SSU UN ND DA AYY M Maayy 1111 SSK KYYZZ O OO O (Chattanooga) DJ Exphacter ATTLLAAN A N TTII CC SS TTAATT IIO ON N PPAARRK K (Atlanta) “Shaky Knees Music Festival” Alabama Shakes, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, Violent Femmes, Local Natives, Iron & Wine, Jason Isbell, Deer Tick, The Hold Steady, Blitzen Trapper, Mason Jennings, Trampled By Turtles, Langhorn Slim, San Fermin, Kopecky Family Band, The Weeks, Paper Bird, Crass Mammoth

MO M ON ND DA AYY M Maayy 1122 RRAAW W (Chattanooga) DJ Spicolli TTRREE M MO ON N TT TTAAVVEE RRN N (Chattanooga) Trivia Night TTH H EE O O FFFFIICC EE (Chattanooga) SpeakEasy FFO OXX && H HO OU UN ND D (Chattanooga) DJ Exphacter

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RRAAW W (Chattanooga) DJ Spicolli TT RREEM MO ON N TT TT AAVVEERRN N (Chattanooga) Open Mic w/ Mike McDade SSO OU UTT H HSS IID DEE TTAAVVEE RRN N (Chattanooga) Troy Underwood TT RRA ACCK K 2299 (Chattanooga) Tegan & Sara, Lucius, The Courtneys TT EERRM M IIN NAALL W W EESSTT (Atlanta) Bombay Bicycle Club, Royal Canoe EE XXIITT// IIN N (Nashville) Toadies, Supersuckers, BattleMe

WEED W DN NEESSD D AAYY M Maayy 1144 TT H HEE CC O OM M EED DYY CC AATT CCH H (Chattanooga) Chris Tucker RRA AW W (Chattanooga) Open Jam w/ Jonathan Wimpee and friends LLA ASS M MAARRG G AARRII TTAA’’ SS (Chattanooga) Priscilla & Little Rickee ARRII’’ SS H A H AARRBBO O RR LLIIG GH HTT SS (Chattanooga) Keyz Brown TT H HEE TT AAVVEE RRN N (Soddy-Daisy) Roberts & Sims RRH H YYTT H HM M && BBRREEW W SS (Chattanooga) Endelouz, Scarlet Love Conspiracy, Cathlene EE XXIITT// IIN N (Nashville) Bombay Bicycle Club, Royal Canoe ZZ A AN NIIEE’’ SS (Nashville) Dick Gregory H EEAAVVEEN H N AATT TT H HEE M MAASSQ QU UEERRA AD D EE (Atlanta) Toadies, Supersuckers, BattleMe

UPPCC O U OM M IIN NG G EEVVEEN NTTSS EE XXIITT// IIN N (Nashville) The 1975 May 15 ZZ A AN NIIEE’’ SS (Nashville) Billy Gardell May 15 BBU UCC K KH H EEAAD D TTH H EEAATT RREE (Atlanta) Tegan & Sara, Lucius, The Courtneys May 15 CC A AM MPP H HO OU U SSEE (Chattanooga) Penny & Sparrow, Grace & Tony May 16 M IILLLLEERR PPLL AAZZAA (Chattanooga) Roadkill Ghost M Choir, Paul Hatfield and the McCoys May 16 CC A AN NN N EERRYY BBAALLLLRRO OO OM M (Nashville) Portugal the Man May 16 ZZ A AN NIIEESS (Nashville) Cliven Benjamin, Steve Byrne, Aisha Tyler May 16 TT H HEE W WO OO OD D SS AATT FFO ON NTT A AN NEE LL (Whites Creek) Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, The Devil Makes Three May 16 IIRRO ON N CC IITT YY LLIIVVEE (Birmingham) Primus May 16 ZZ YYD D EECC O O (Birmingham) All The Locals May 16 VVA ARRIIEETT YY PPLLAAYY H HO OU USSEE (Atlanta) Wolfmother May 16 CC EEN N TTEE RR SSTT AAG GEE (Atlanta) Will Downing May 16 TT RRA ACCK K 2299 (Chattanooga) Conor Oberst, Dawes May 17 AAARRO A ON N’’ SS AAM MPPH H IITT H HEE AATTRREE (Atlanta) Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Tyler Farr

May 17 552299 (Atlanta) Ex-Cult May 17 TT EERRM MII N NAALL W WEE SSTT (Atlanta) Katie Herzig May 17 FFRREE D DRRIICC K K BBRRO OW WN N JJRR.. AAM M PPH HIITT H H EEAATT RREE (Atlanta) Gladys Knight May 17 CC EEN N TTEE N NN NII AALL O OLL YYM M PPIICC PPAARRK K (Atlanta) Girl Talk May 17 VVA ARRIIEETT YY PPLLAAYY H HO OU USSEE (Atlanta) Valarie June May 17 TT EEN NN NEESS SSEEEE TTH H EEAATT RREE (Knoxville) Kenny Rogers May 17 BBIIJJO OU U TT H HEE AATT RREE (Knoxville) Portugal, The Man May 17 BBJJCC CC A ARREEN NAA (Birmingham) Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, The Devil Makes Three May 17 BBO OTT TT LLEETT RREEE (Birmingham) Eagulls May 17 RRYY M MAAN N AAU UD DIITT O O RRIIU UM M (Nashville) Dennis Miller May 17 AN A ND D RREEW W JJ AACCK K SSO ON NH HAALL LL (Nashville) Cheslea Handler May 17 IIRRO ON N CC IITT YY LL IIVVEE (Birmingham) George Clnton & Parliament/Funkadelic May 18 MEE RRCCYY LLO M OU UN NG GEE (Nashville) Eagulls May 19 CC EEN NTT EE RR SSTT AAG GEE (Atlanta) Ingrid Michaelson, Storyman, Sugar & the Hi Lows May 20 TT EEN NN NEESS SSEEEE TTH H EEAATT RREE (Knoxville) Primus May 20 IIRRO ON N CC IITT YY LL IIVVEE (Birmingham) Killswwitch Engage, Nothing More May 20 RRYY M MAAN N AAU UD DIITT O O RRIIU UM M (Nashville) Ingrid Michaelson, Storyman, Sugar & the Hi Lows May 21 IIRRO ON N CC IITT YY LL IIVVEE (Birmingham) Pop Evil, Escape the Fate, Avatar, Glamour of the Kill May 21 BBIIJJO OU U TT H HEE AATT RREE (Knoxville) The Infamous Stringdusters May 21 SSA AM MM MYY TT’’ SS (Huntsville) Theory of a Deadman, Adelita’s Way, Red Light King May 21 TT EERRM MII N NAALL W WEE SSTT (Atlanta) Wye Oak, Braids May 21 BBU UCC K KH HEE AAD D TT H H EEAATT RREE (Atlanta) The 1975 May 22 WIILLD W DH HO O RRSSEE SS AALLO OO ON N (Nashville) Sister Hazel May 22 TT RRA ACCK K 22 99 (Chattanooga) Theory of A Deadman May 23 MIILL LLEERR PPLLAAZZ AA (Chattanooga) Pokey M LaFarge, The 9th Street Stompers May 23

SSYY M MPPH HO ON N YY H H AALLLL (Atlanta) Ben Folds May 23 TT H HEE TTAABBEE RRN NAACC LLEE (Atlanta) Neon Trees, Smallpools, Nightmare and the Cat May 23 FFO O XX TT H HEE AATTRREE (Atlanta) Eddie Izzard May 23 O AAK O KM MO OU UN NTT AAIIN N AAM MPPH H IITT H HEE AATTRREE (Pelham) Dave Matthews Band May 23 AAARRO A ON N ’’SS AAM MPPH H IITTH H EEAATT RREE (Atlanta) Dave Matthews Band May 24 VVEERRIIZZ O ON NW WIIRREELLEE SSSS AAM M PPH HIITT H H EEAATT RREE AATT EEN N CCO O RREE PPAARRK K (Atlanta) Foreigner, Styx, Don Felder May 24 TT H HEE SSH HEE D D (Maryville) The Kentucky Headhunters May 24 TT H HEE BBO OW WEE RRYY (Knoxville) Nashville Pussy, Supersuckers May 24 RRYY M MAAN N AAU UD DIITT O O RRIIU UM M (Nashville) Eddie Izzard May 24 GO G OO OD D PPEEO O PPLLEE BBRREE W WIIN NG G (Birmingham) Jeff the Brotherhood, Natural Child May 24 HAA RRRRAAH H H ’’SS CCH H EERRO OK KEEEE CC AASSIIN NO O (Cherokee) Dolly Parton May 25 MAABBLLEE H M HO OU USSEE BBAARRN NEE SS AAM MPPH H IITT H HEE AATTRREE

(Mableton, GA) Saving Abel May 25 VVA ARRII EETT YY PPLL A AYYH HO OU U SSEE (Atlanta) Tommy Emmanuel May 26 OA O AK KM MO OU UN NTT A AIIN NA AM MPPH H IITTH H EEA ATT RREE (Pelham, AL) Journey, Steve Miller Band, Tower of Power May 27 CCH HA ASSTT A AIIN N PPA ARRK K (Atlanta) Jimmy Buffett May 27 TTEE RRM MIIN NA ALL W WEESS TT (Atlanta) Old 97’s, Lydia Loveless May 27 LLO ON NG G BBEE A ACCH H SSA ALLO OO ON N (Knoxville) Hawthorne Heights May 27 RRYYM MA AN NA AU UD DIITT O ORRIIU UM M (Nashville) Morrissey, Kristeenyong May 28 VVA ARRII EETT YY PPLL A AYYH HO OU U SSEE (Atlanta) Lucinda Williams May 28 TTU U SSCC A ALLO OO O SSA AA AM M PPH H IITT H HEE A ATTRREE (Tuscaloosa) Foreigner, Styx, Don Felder May 29 EED DD DIIEE’’ SS A ATT TT IICC (Atlanta) Leon Redbone May 29 ARREEN A NA AA ATT G GW WIIN NN NEE TTTT CC EEN N TTEE RR (Atlanta) Romeo Santos May 29 MIILLLLEE RR PPLLA M AZZA A (Chattanooga) Ester Rada, thecreativeunderground May 30 AA A ARRO ON N ’’SS A AM MPPH HII TTH H EEA ATT RREE (Atlanta) Journey, Steve Miller Band, Tower of Power May 30 TTH H EE TTA ABBEERRN NA ACC LLEE (Atlanta) Manchester Orchestra, Balance and Composure, Kevin Devine May 30 LLIIBBRRA ARRYY TTH H EEA ATT RREE (Birmingham) Camera Obscura May 30 TTII N N RRO OO O FF (Nashville) Corey Smith May 30 CCA AN NN NEE RRYY BBA ALLLL RRO OO OM M (Nashville) The Kills May 30 DA D ALLTT O ON ND DEE PPO OTT (Dalton) Ramble in the Attic May 31 TTH H EE TTA ABBEERRN NA ACCLL EE (Atlanta) needtobreathe, Fay Vance May 31 CCA AN ND DLLEE RR PPA ARRK K (Atlanta) Lucero, Frank Turner May 31 CCRRO O SSSS-- CCO OU UN NTT RRYY LLIIN N EESS FF EESSTT IIVVA ALL (Franklin, TN) Patty Griffin, John Hiatt, Ashley Monroe, Brandy Clark, Parker Milsap, Joe Pug, Luther Dickinson May 31 CCA AN NN NEE RRYY BBA ALLLL RRO OO OM M (Nashville) Manchester Orchestra, Balance and Composure, Kevin Devine May 31 ARREEN A NA AA ATT G GW WIIN NN NEE TTTT CC EEN N TTEE RR (Atlanta) Third Day May 31 IIRRO ON N CC IITTYY LLIIVVEE (Birmingham) O’2L June 1 PPA ARRK K TT A AVVEE RRN N (Atlanta) Granville Automatic June 1 EED DD DIIEE’’ SS A ATT TT IICC (Atlanta) Edwin McCain June 1 WIILLD W DH HO O RRSS EE SSA ALLO OO ON N (Nashville) Darius Rucker June 2 4400 W WA ATT TT CCLLU U BB (Athens, GA) King Khan & the Shrines, Red Moss June 2 VVEERRIIZZO ON NW W IIRREELLEE SSSS A AM M PPH H IITT H HEE A ATTRREE AATT EEN N CCO O RREE PPA ARRK K (Atlanta) Jack Johnson, Amos Lee June 3 GRRA G AN ND DO O LLEE O O PPRRYY H HO OU USSEE (Nashville) Carrie Underwood June 3 RRYYM MA AN NA AU UD DIITT O ORRIIU UM M (Nashville) Florida Georgia Line, Craig Wiseman June 3 CCO O BBBB EEN N EERRG G YY PPEE RRFFO O RRM M IIN NG GA ARRTT SS CC EEN N TTEE RR (Atlanta) Morrissey June 4 RRYYM MA AN NA AU UD DIITT O ORRIIU UM M (Nashville) Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes June 5 D && LLII N 33RRD ND DSS LLEEYY (Nashville) World Party June 5 EEXXIITT //II N N (Nashville) Foxy Shazam June 5 SSM MIITT H H ’’SS O O LLD D EE BBA ARR (Atlanta) Hot Club of Cowtown June 5 TTH H EE TTA ABBEERRN NA ACCLL EE (Atlanta) Tracy Morgan


June 5 MIILLLLEE RR PPLLAAZZAA (Chattanooga) Houndmouth, M Eight Knives June 6 RRYY M MAA N N AAU UD D IITT O ORRIIU UM M (Nashville) Conor Oberst, Dawes June 6 LLPP FFIIEELL D D (Nashville) Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, The Band Perry June 6 VVA ARRIIEE TTYY PPLLAAYY H HO OU USS EE (Atlanta) World Party June 6 TTEE RRM MIIN NAALL W WEESSTT (Atlanta) Peter Murphy June 6 OAAK O KM MO OU UN NTT AAIIN N AAM M PPH HTT H H EEAATT RREE (Pelham, AL) Zac Brown Band June 6 RRII VVEE RRBBEE N ND D FFEE SSTTII VVAALL (Chattanooga) Widespread Panic, Dan + Shay, Bernie Worrell June 7 SSO OU UTT H H EERRN NG GRRO OU UN ND D AAM MPPH H IITT H HEE AATTRREE (Fayetteville) Gary Puckett & the Union Gap June 7 SSM MIITT H H’’ SS O O LLD DEE BBAARR (Atlanta) Stroke 9 June 7 AAARRO A ON N’’ SS AAM M PPH HIITT H HEE AATT RREE (Atlanta) Zac Brown Band June 7 BBO OU UTT W WEELL LL AAU UD D IITTO O RRIIU UM M (Birmingham) Daryle Singletary June 7 LLIIN NN N PPAARRK K (Birmingham) Jessy J June 7 SSH HO O RRTT M MO OU UN NTT AAIIN ND DIISSTT IILLLLEE RRYY (Woodbury, TN) Brian Johanesen, Tristin, Mercy Bell, Caitlin Rose, Smooth Hound Smith, Robert Ellis, Marc Scibilla, Reyl & Baxter, Escondido June 7 IIN NTT EERRN NAATT IIO ON NAALL (Knoxville) Whitechapel, DevilDriver, Revocation, Carnifax, Rivers of Nihil, Fit For An Autopsy June 7 RRII VVEE RRBBEE N ND D FFEE SSTTII VVAALL (Chattanooga) Buddy Guy, Claire Dunn, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Too Slim & the Taildraggers June 8 ALLYYSS RRO A OBBIIN N SSO ON N SSTT EEPPH H EEN NSS CCEE N NTT EERR (Birmingham) Steve Martin, Steep Canyon Rangers, Edie Brickell June 8 TTRRA ACC K K 2299 (Chattanooga) Tamar Braxton June 9 RRII VVEE RRBBEE N ND D FFEE SSTTII VVAALL (Chattanooga) TobyMac June 10 VVA ARRIIEE TTYY PPLLAAYY H HO OU USS EE (Atlanta) Cut Copy June 10 RRII VVEE RRBBEE N ND D FFEE SSTTII VVAALL (Chattanooga) Boston, Allen Stone, Nikki Hill, The Black Cadillacs June 11 BBJJ CCCC A ARREEN N AA (Birmingham) Bruno Mars, Aloe Blacc June 11 D && LLIIN 33RRD ND DSSLLEE YY (Nashville) Jackie Greene, Chris Robinson June 11 VVIIN N YYLL (Atlanta) Rich Robinson June 12 EED DD D IIEE’’ SS AATT TT IICC (Atlanta) Larkin Poe June 12 MIILLLLEE RR PPLLAAZZAA (Chattanooga) Lydia Loveless, M Tiffany Taylor June 13 BBJJ CCCC CC O ON N CCEE RRTT H HAALLLL (Birmingham) Mike Epps June 13 TTU U SSCCAALL O OO O SSAA AAM MPPH H IITT H HEEAATT RREE (Tuscaloosa) Fantasia, Joe June 13 TTH H EE M M EELLTT IIN NG G PPO O IIN NTT (Athens, GA) The English Beat June 13 VVEE RRIIZZO ON NW WIIRREE LLEESS SS TT H HEEAA TTRREE AATT EEN N CCO O RREE PPA ARRK K (Atlanta) Boston, .38 Special June 14 TTEE RRM MIIN NAALL W WEESSTT (Atlanta) Foxy Shazam June 14 IIRRO ON N CCIITT YY LLIIVVEE (Birmingham) Tamar Braxton June 14 PPU U BBLLIICC SSQ QU U AARREE PPAARRK K (Nashville) Lisa Loeb June 14 VVO ON N BBRRAAU UN N CC EEN N TTEE RR (Huntsville) Martina McBride June 14 RRYY M MAA N N AAU UD D IITT O ORRIIU UM M (Nashville) Frankie

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Valli and the Four Seasons June 15 RRYY M MAAN N AAU UD DIITT O O RRIIU UM M (Nashville) Counting Crows, Toad the Wet Sprocket June 17 TT H HEE LLO OFF TT (Atlanta) Andy Grammer June 18 CC O OBBBB EE N NEERRG G YY PPEERRFFO O RRM MIIN NG G AARRTT SS CC EEN N TT EERR (Atlanta) Elvis Costello June 19 RRIIVVEERRFFRRO ON NTT PPAARRK K (Nashville) Xavier Rudd June 19 HAA RRRRAAH H H ’’SS CCH H EERRO OK KEEEE CC AASSIIN NO O (Cherokee) Gin Blossoms, Spin Doctors June 19 MIILL LLEERR PPLLAAZZ AA (Chattanooga) Alanna Royale, M Debi D. & River City Jazz June 20 TT EEN NN NEESS SSEEEE TTH H EEAATT RREE (Knoxville) Elvis Costello June 20 HEE RRIITT AAG H GEE PPAARRK K (Cullman, AL) Charlie Daniels Band, Little Big Town, Deejay Silver June 20 FFRREE D DRRIICC K K BBRRO OW WN N JJRR.. AAM M PPH HIITT H H EEAATT RREE (Atlanta) Bruce Hornsby June 21 PPH HII LLIIPPSS AARREEN N AA (Atlanta) Paul McCartney June 21 EED DD DIIEE ’’SS AATTTT IICC (Atlanta) Those Darlins June 21 4400 W WAATT TT CC LLU UBB (Athens, GA) Futurebirds June 21 RRYY M MAAN N AAU UD DIITT O O RRIIU UM M (Nashville) Elvis Costello June 21 TT H HEE SSH HEE D D (Maryville) Drivin’ N’ Cryin’, The Eskimo Brothers June 21 HEE RRIITT AAG H GEE PPAARRK K (Cullman, AL) Lynyrd Skynryd, Colt Ford, Deejay Silver June 21 AAARRO A ON N ’’SS AAM MPPH H IITTH H EEAATT RREE (Atlanta) Randy Houser, Leah Turner, Charlie Worsham June 22 CC H HAASSTT AAIIN N PPAARRK K (Atlanta) Counting Crows, Toad the Wet Sprocket June 22 MAARRAATT H M HO ON NM MU USS IICC W WO ORRK KSS (Atlanta) Sevendust June 23 BBRRIID DG G EESSTT O ON NEE AARREE N NAA (Nashville) Paul McCartney June 25 CC A AN NN N EERRYY BBAALLLLRRO OO OM M (Nashville) Theory of A Deadman June 25 MEE RRCCYY LLO M OU UN NG GEE (Nashville) Old 97’s June 26 WIILLD W DH HO O RRSSEE SS AALLO OO ON N (Nashville) Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6, Spacehog June 26 TT H HEE 55 SSPPO O TT (Nashville) The Paul Collins

Beat, Sherbert June 26 MIILLLLEE RR PPLLA M AZZA A (Chattanooga) Seth Walker, Remembering Jeremy June 27 BBRRIID DG G EESSTT O ON N EE A ARREE N NA A (Nashville) Katy Perry, Capital Cities June 27 VVO ON N BBRRA AU UN N CC EEN N TTEE RR (Huntsville) Tommy Womack, Marshall Chapman, Will Kimbrough June 27 HII-- LLO H O LL O OU UN NG GEE (Athens, GA) The Paul Collins Beat June 27 PPH HIILLII PPSS A ARREEN NA A (Atlanta) Katy Perry, Capital Cities June 28 CCH HA ASSTT A AIIN N PPA ARRK K (Atlanta) Rick Springfield, Pat Benatar & Neild Giraldo June 28 TTEE RRM MIIN NA ALL W WEESS TT (Atlanta) Throwing Muses, Tanya Donelly June 28 SSO OU U TTH H EERRN NG GRRO OU UN ND DA AM M PPH HIITT H HEE AATT RREE (Fayetteville) Jefferson Starship June 28 TTH H EE SS H HEED D (Maryville) Billy Joe Shaver June 28 CCO O BBBB EEN N EERRG G YY PPEE RRFFO O RRM M IIN NG GA ARRTT SS CC EEN N TTEE RR (Atlanta) “The Voice Tour” June 29 TTRRA ACC K K 2299 (Chattanooga) Lindsey Stirling June 30 EEXXIITT //II N N (Nashville) Swans June 30 CCH HA ASSTT A AIIN N PPA ARRK K (Atlanta) New Edition July 3 MIILLLLEE RR PPLLA M AZZA A (Chattanooga) Slide Brothers, The Power Players July 4 CCO OU UN N TTRRYY TT O ON N IIG GH H TT TT H HEEA ATT RREE (Pigeon Forge) Mark Chesnutt July 4 CCH HA ASSTT A AIIN N PPA ARRK K (Atlanta) Lionel Richie, CeeLo Green July 7 AVVO A ON ND DA ALLEE BBRREE W WIIN NG G CC O OM M PPA AN NYY (Birmingham) Moe. July 10 MIILLLLEE RR PPLLA M AZZA A (Chattanooga) Bronze Radio Return, The Iscariots July 11 CCH HA ASSTT A AIIN N PPA ARRK K (Atlanta) Goo Goo Dolls, Daughtry, Plain White T’s July 11 TTH H EE EE A ARRLL (Atlanta) The Baseball Project July 11 FFRREED D RRIICC K K BBRRO OW WN N JJRR.. A AM M PPH HIITT H HEE AATT RREE (Atlanta) The Beach Boys July 12 TTH H EE W WO OO OD DSS A ATT FF O ON N TTA AN N EELL (Whites Creek) Fall Out Boy, New Politics July 13 AA A ARRO ON N ’’SS A AM MPPH HII TTH H EEA ATT RREE (Atlanta) Tim


McGraw, Cassadee Pope July 13 RRYY M MAA N N AAU UD D IITT O ORRIIU UM M (Nashville) Beck July 14 MAARRAATT H M HO ON NM MU USSIICC W WO O RRK KSS (Nashville) The Neighborhood, White Arrows July 14 EEXXIITT //IIN N (Nashville) Man or Astroman? July 15 GEEO G O RRG GIIAA D DO OM M EE (Atlanta) Beyonce, Jay Z July 15 BBRRIID DG GEE SSTT O ON NEE AARREEN N AA (Nashville) KISS, Def Leppard July 16 RRII VVEE RRFFRRO ON N TT PPAARRK K (Nashville) Hayes Carll, Rayland Baxter, James Wallace & the Naked Light, Oak Creek July 17 MIILLLLEE RR PPLLAAZZAA (Chattanooga) Lucius, M Danimal Planet July 18 TTU U SSCCAALL O OO O SSAA AAM MPPH H IITT H HEEAATT RREE (Tuscaloosa) Peter Frampton, The Doobie Brothers July 18 VVEE RRIIZZO ON NW WIIRREE LLEESS SS TT H HEEAA TTRREE AATT EEN N CCO O RREE PPA ARRK K (Atlanta) Ray LaMontagne, The Belle Brigade, Jenny Lewis July 18 AAARRO A ON N’’ SS AAM M PPH HIITT H HEE AATT RREE (Atlanta) KISS, Def Leppard July 18 CCH H AASSTT AAIIN N PPAARRK K (Atlanta) The Fray, Barcelona, Oh Honey July 18 BBJJ CCCC CC O ON N CCEE RRTT H HAALLLL (Birmingham) Ray LaMontagne, The Belle Brigade, Jenny Lewis July 19 TTH H EE W WO OO OD D SS AATT FFO ON NTT EEN N EELL (Whites Creek) The Fray, Barcelona, Oh Honey July 19 FFRREED D RRIICCK K BBRRO OW WN N JJRR.. AAM MPPH H IITT H HEE AATTRREE (Atlanta) Michael Bolton July 20 SSYYM M PPH HO ON NYY H HAALL LL (Atlanta) Procol Harum July 20 EEXXIITT //IIN N (Nashville) Machine Head, Anti Mortem, July 21 FFO OXX TT H H EEAATT RREE (Atlanta) Beck July 22 SSCCH H EERRM M EERRH HO O RRN N SS YYM M PPH HO ON NYY CC EEN NTT EE RR (Nashville) Maxwell July 23 OAAK O KM MO OU UN NTT AAIIN N AAM M PPH HIITT H H EEAATT RREE (Pelham, AL) Luke Bryan, Lee Brice, Cole Swindell July 23 CCH H AASSTT AAIIN N PPAARRK K (Atlanta) Sara Bareilles July 23 AAARRO A ON N’’ SS AAM M PPH HIITT H HEE AATT RREE (Atlanta) Van’s

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Warped Tour July 24 TT H HEE TT AABBEERRN NAACC LLEE (Atlanta) 311 July 24 VVEERRIIZZ O ON NW WIIRREE LLEESSSS TTH H EEA ATT RREE A A TT EE N NCC O ORREE PPA ARRK K (Atlanta) “American Idol Live” July 24 RRIIVVEERRFF RRO ON NTT PPAARRK K (Nashville) Lettuce, Sir Mix-A-Lot July 24 M IILLLLEERR PPLL AAZZAA (Chattanooga) Function, M Roger Alan Wade & Sparkle Motion July 25 FF RRII SSTT CCEE N NTT EERR (Nashville) Marty Stuart July 25 TT H HEE W WO OO OD D SS AATT FFO ON NTT A AN NEE LL (Whites Creek) Ray LaMontagne, The Belle Brigade, Jenny Lewis July 25 TT H HEE TT AABBEERRN NAACC LLEE (Atlanta) 311 July 25 VVEERRIIZZ O ON NW WIIRREE LLEESSSS TTH H EEA ATT RREE A A TT EE N NCC O ORREE PPA ARRK K (Atlanta) The Avett Brothers, Emmylou Harris July 25 VVA ARRIIEETT YY PPLLAAYY H HO OU USSEE (Atlanta) Paula Poundstone July 25 FF O OXX TT H HEE AATTRREE (Atlanta) DMX, EPMD, Naughty By Nature, Big Daddy Kane, Black Sheep, Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh, Biz Markie July 26 CC H HAASS TTAAIIN N PPAARRK K (Atlanta) O.A.R., Phillip Phillips July 26 VVEERRIIZZ O ON NW WIIRREE LLEESSSS TTH H EEA ATT RREE A A TT EE N NCC O ORREE PPA ARRK K (Atlanta) The Avett Brothers, Gov’t Mule July 26 TT EERRM M IIN NAALL W W EESSTT (Atlanta) Bob Schneider July 26 BBJJCC CC CC O ON N CCEE RRTT H H AALLLL (Birmingham) “Americal Idol Live” July 26 TT H HEE PPU UN N CCH H LLIIN NEE (Atlanta) Christopher Titus July 27 BBJJCC CC CC O ON N CCEE RRTT H H AALLLL (Birmingham) Steely Dan July 27 RRYY M MAAN N AAU UD D IITTO O RRIIU UM M (Nashville) Yes July 28 TT EEN NN NEE SSSSEEEE SSTT AATT EE FFAA IIRRG GRRO OU UN ND D SS (Nashville) Van’s Warped Tour July 29 RRYY M MAAN N AAU UD D IITTO O RRIIU UM M (Nashville) Sarah McLachlin July 29 TT EEN NN NEE SSSSEEEE TT H HEE AATTRREE (Knoxville) Ray LaMontagne, The Belle Brigade July 29 AAARRO A ON N’’ SS AAM MPPH H IITT H HEE AATTRREE (Atlanta) Fall Out Boy, Paramore, New Politics July 30 CC H HAASS TTAAIIN N PPAARRK K (Atlanta) Sarah McLachlin July 30 SSYY M MPPH HO ON N YY H HAALLLL (Atlanta) Yes July 30 TT H HEE W WO OO OD D SS AATT FFO ON NTT EEN N EELL (Whites Creek) Sara Barelilles July 30 H AARRRRAAH H H’’ SS CC H HEE RRO OK KEE EE CC A ASSIIN NO O (Cherokee) Jennifer Nettles, Brandy Clark August 2 M IILLLLEERR PPLL AAZZAA (Chattanooga) The London M Souls, Jordan Hallquist & the Outfit August 8 TT EEN NN NEE SSSSEEEE PPEERRFF O ORRM MII N NG GA ARRTTSS CCEE N NTT EERR (Nashville) The Turtles feat. Flo & Eddie, Chuck Negron, Mark Farner, Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels, Gary Lewis & the Playboys August 1 RRYY M MAAN N AAU UD D IITTO O RRIIU UM M (Nashville) Steely Dan August 1 M AASSQ M QU U EERRAAD DEE M MU U SSIICC PPA ARRK K (Atlanta) Michael Franti, SOJA, Brett Dennen, Trevor Hall August 1 ATT LLAAN A N TTAA BBO O TT AAN NIICC AALL G GA ARRD DEEN N (Atlanta) Gavin DeGraw August 1 VVEERRIIZZ O ON NW WIIRREE LLEESSSS TTH H EEA ATT RREE A A TT EE N NCC O ORREE PPA ARRK K (Atlanta) Sugar Ray, Blues Traveler, Smash Mouth, Uncle Kracker August 2 RRYY M MAAN N AAU UD D IITTO O RRIIU UM M (Nashville) Steely Dan August 2 H AARRRRAAH H H’’ SS CC H HEE RRO OK KEE EE CC A ASSIIN NO O (Cherokee) Jennifer Nettles, Brandy Clark August 2 WO W O RRK KPPLLAAYY TT H HEEAATT RREE (Birmingham) Shelby Lynne August 2

VVEERRIIZZ O ON NW WIIRREELLEE SSSS AAM M PPH HIITT H H EEAATT RREE AATT EEN N CCO O RREE PPAARRK K (Atlanta) Phish August 3 MAARRAATT H M HO ON NM MU USS IICC W WO ORRK KSS (Nashville) Passenger August 3 VVEERRIIZZ O ON NW WIIRREELLEE SSSS AAM M PPH HIITT H H EEAATT RREE AATT EEN N CCO O RREE PPAARRK K (Atlanta) James Taylor August 5 TT EERRM MII N NAALL W WEE SSTT (Atlanta) Peter Murphy August 7 TT EEN NN NEESS SSEEEE TTH H EEAATT RREE (Knoxville) Chris Botti August 7 BBRRIID DG G EESSTT O ON NEE AARREE N NAA (Nashville) Miley Cyrus August 7 AAARRO A ON N ’’SS AAM MPPH H IITTH H EEAATT RREE (Atlanta) Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden, Death Corps August 8 MAAIIN M N SSTT RREEEE TT (Albertville, AL) The Bellamy Brothers August 8 MAAIIN M N SSTT RREEEE TT (Albertville, AL) Jo Dee Messina, Gin Blossoms August 9 TT H HEE TTAABBEE RRN NAACC LLEE (Atlanta) Slightly Stoopid, Stephen Marley August 14 VVA ARRIIEETT YY PPLLAAYY H HO OU USSEE (Atlanta) Dark Star Orchestra August 14 MIILL LLEERR PPLLAAZZ AA (Chattanooga) Clap Your M Hands Ssay Yeah, SoCo August 15 O AAK O KM MO OU UN NTT AAIIN N AAM MPPH H IITT H HEE AATTRREE (Pelham, AL) Motley Crue, Alice Cooper August 15 IIRRO ON N CC IITT YY LL IIVVEE (Birmingham) The Lacs August 15 CC H HAASSTT AAIIN N PPAARRK K (Atlanta) Gipsey Kings August 15 VVEERRIIZZ O ON NW WIIRREELLEE SSSS AAM M PPH HIITT H H EEAATT RREE AATT EEN N CCO O RREE PPAARRK K (Atlanta) Motley Crue, Alice Cooper August 16 CC H HAASSTT AAIIN N PPAARRK K (Atlanta) Dave Koz, Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright, Richard Elliot August 16 TT H HEE W WO OO OD DSS AATT FFO ON N TT AAN NEELL (Whites Creek) Boston August 16 CC H HAASSTT AAIIN N PPAARRK K (Atlanta) Panic! At the Disco, Walk the Moon, Youngblood Hawke August 17 RRYY M MAAN N AAU UD DIITT O O RRIIU UM M (Nashville) Tori Amos August 18

LLPP FFIIEE LLD D (Nashville) One Direction August 19 CCH HA ASSTT A AIIN N PPA ARRK K (Atlanta) OneRepublic August 19 CCO O BBBB EEN N EERRG G YY PPEE RRFFO O RRM M IIN NG GA ARRTT SS CC EEN N TTEE RR (Atlanta) Tori Amos August 19 MIILLLLEE RR PPLLA M AZZA A (Chattanooga) Johnnyswim, Decibella August 22 FFO O XX TTH H EEA ATT RREE (Atlanta) Michael McDonald, Toto August 22 CCH HA ASSTT A AIIN N PPA ARRK K (Atlanta) Boyz II Men, En Vogue August 22 BBJJCC CC CC O ON NCC EERRTT H HA ALL LL (Birmingham) Crosby, Stills and Nash August 22 OA O AK KM MO OU UN NTT A AIIN NA AM MPPH H IITTH H EEA ATT RREE (Pelham) Keith Urban, Jerrod Niemann, Brett Eldridge August 23 HA 1122TTH AVVEEN NU UEE N NO O RRTTH H (Nashville) Big Gigantic, Diplo, Griz, Zed’s Dead August 23 FFO OU URR PPO OII N NTT SS SSH H EERRA ATT O ON N (Brentwood, TN) Kellie Pickler August 23 TTEE N NN N EESSSSEE EE TT H H EEA ATT RREE (Knoxville) Corey Smith August 23 CCH HA ASSTT A AIIN N PPA ARRK K ((Atlanta) Chicago, REO Speedwagon August 24 VVEERRIIZZO ON NW W IIRREELLEE SSSS A AM M PPH H IITT H HEE A ATTRREE AATT EEN N CCO O RREE PPA ARRK K (Atlanta) Keith Urban, Jerrod Niemann, Brett Eldridge August 24 WO W OO OD DRRU U FFFF A ARRTT SS CC EEN N TT EERR (Atlanta) Paula Deen August 26 AN A ND D RREEW W JJ A ACCK KSS O ON NH HA ALLLL (Nashville) Paula Deen August 27 PPH HIILLII PPSS A ARREEN NA A (Atlanta) Aerosmith, Slash August 28 MIILLLLEE RR PPLLA M AZZA A (Chattanooga) Gabe Dixon, Stereo Dig August 29 ATTLL A A AN NTT A A BBO OTT A AN NII CCA ALL G GA ARRD DEE N N (Atlanta) Lyle Lovett August 29 ZZYY D DEECC O O (Birmingham) Kevin Gates, Chevy Woods August 30 BBO OU UTT W WEE LLLL A AU UD D IITT O ORRIIU UM M (Birmingham) Austin Mahone, Fifth Harmony, Shawn Mendes, Alex Angelo September 2 FFRREED D RRIICC K K BBRRO OW WN N JJRR.. A AM M PPH HIITT H HEE AATT RREE (Atlanta) Bret Michaels September 6


VVEE RRIIZZO ON NW WIIRREE LLEESSSS AAM MPPH H IITT H HEEAATT RREE AATT EEN NCC O ORREE PPAARRK K (Atlanta) ZZ Top, Jeff Beck September 6 WO W OLLFF CCRREE EEK K AA M MPPH HIITT H H EEAATTRE (Atlanta) Lyfe Jennings September 6 TTH H EE W WO OO OD D SS AATT FFO ON NTT EEN N EELL (Whites Creek) Austin Mahone, Fifth Harmony, Shawn Mendes September 6 AAARRO A ON N’’ SS AAM M PPH HIITT H HEE AATT RREE (Atlanta) Kings of Leon September 9 TTH H EE TT AABBEERRN N AACCLLEE (Atlanta) 3 Doors Down, Acousitc – Songs From the Attic September 10 OAAK O KM MO OU UN NTT AAIIN N AAM M PPH HIITT H H EEAATT RREE (Pelham, AL) Kings of Leon September 10 AAARRO A ON N’’ SS AAM M PPH HIITT H HEE AATT RREE (Atlanta) Rascal Flatts, Sheryl Crow, Glorianna September 11 CCH H AASSTT AAIIN N PPAARRK K (Atlanta) Tedeschi Trucks, John Hiatt September 12 ARREE N A NAA @ @G GW WIIN NN NEE TTTT CC EEN N TTEE RR (Atlanta) Ed Sheeran September 12 CCH H AASSTT AAIIN N PPAARRK K (Atlanta) Charlie Wilson September 13 BBRRIID DG GEE SSTT O ON NEE AARREEN N AA (Nashville) Ed Sheeran September 13 CCA AN NN NEERRYY BBAALLLLRRO OO OM M (Nashville) Nick Carter & Jordan Knight September 15 CCO OU UN NTT RRYY TT O ON N IITTEE TT H HEE AATTRREE (Pigeon Forge) Bobby Bare, John Anderson, Daryl Worley September 19 ATTLLAAN A N TT AA BBO OTT AAN NIICC AALL G G AARRD DEE N N (Atlanta) Keb’ Mo’, Mavis Staples September 19 IIRRO ON N CCIITT YY LLIIVVEE (Birmingham) Twenty One Pilots September 19 MAARRAATT H M HO ON NM MU USSIICC W WO O RRK KSS (Nashville) Twenty One Pilots September 21 D && LLIIN 33RRD ND DSSLLEE YY (Nashville) Terry Bozio September 24 ATTLLAAN A N TTAA M MO O TTO O RR SSPPEEEE D DW WAAYY (Hampton) A Flock of Seagulls September 26 TTH H EE EE AARRLL (Atlanta) The Dream Syndicate September 27 GEEO G O RRG GIIAA D DO OM M EE (Atlanta) One Direction

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October 1 RRYY M MAAN N AAU UD D IITTO O RRIIU UM M (Nashville) Ian Anderson October 1 ARREE N A NAA @ @G GW WIIN NN NEETT TT CC EEN N TTEE RR (Atlanta) Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Hellyeah, Nuthing More October 11 VVA ARRIIEETT YY PPLLAAYY H HO OU USSEE (Atlanta) Miranda Sings October 12 KN K NO OXXVVIILLLLEE CC O OLLIISS EEIIU UM M (Knoxville) Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Hellyeah, Nuthing More October 12 BBRRIID DG GEESS TTO ON NEE AARREEN N AA (Nashville) Motley Crue, Alice Cooper October 15 WH W HO O TTEE LL--M MII D DTT O OW WN N (Atlanta) Sandra Bernhardt October 18 ARREE N A NAA @ @G GW WIIN NN NEETT TT CC EEN N TTEE RR (Atlanta) Enrique Igelisias, Pitbull October 22 RRYY M MAAN N AAU UD D IITTO O RRIIU UM M (Nashville) Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires October 24 RRYY M MAAN N AAU UD D IITTO O RRIIU UM M (Nashville) Jason Isbell, St. Paul & the Broken Bones October 25 RRYY M MAAN N AAU UD D IITTO O RRIIU UM M (Nashville) Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson October 26 TT H HO OM MPPSSO ON N-- BBO OLLIIN NG G AARREE N NA A (Knoxville) Eric Church, Dwight Yoakum, Halestorm October 30 M EEM M MO O RRIIAALL AAU UD DIITT O ORRIIU UM M (Chattanooga) Joe Bonamassa December 9 ARREE N A NAA @ @G GW WIIN NN NEETT TT CC EEN N TTEE RR (Atlanta) Eric Church, Dwight Yaokum, Halestorm December 11 BBJJCC CC A ARREEN N AA (Birmingham) Eric Church, Dwight Yaokum, Halestorm December 13 PPH H IILLIIPPSS AARREE N NAA (Atlanta) Fleetwood Mac December 17 BBRRIID DG GEESS TTO ON NEE AARREEN N AA (Nashville) Justin Timberlake December 19 ARREE N A NAA @ @G GW WIIN NN NEETT TT CC EEN N TTEE RR (Atlanta) Justin Timberlake December 20


O PENI NG T HIS WEEK Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return PG Dorothy wakes to post-tornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends the Scarecrow, the Lion, the Tin Man and Glinda from a devious new villain, the Jester. Wiser the owl, Marshal Mallow, China Princess and Tugg the tugboat join Dorothy on her latest magical journey through the colorful landscape of Oz to restore order and happiness to Emerald City. Mom’s Night Out PG All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation - a long-needed moms’ night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation and

food not served in a paper bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for three hours. What could go wrong? Neighbors R A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house. NO W S HOWIN G A Haunted House 2 R Malcolm, after exorcising the demons of his ex, is starting fresh with his new Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen in Universal Pictures’ “Neighbors”. girlfriend and her two children. After moving into their dream home, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 PG-13 and their cubs’ survival hinges on famMalcolm is once again plagued by It’s great to be Spider-Man. For Peter ily togetherness. bizarre paranormal events. Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, Brick Mansions PG-13 embracing being the hero, and spend- An undercover cop tries to take down ing time with Gwen. But being Spider- a ruthless crime lord with access to a Man comes at a price: only Spider- neutron bomb by infiltrating his gang. Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains Captain America: The Winter Soldier that threaten the city. With the emer- PG-13 gence of Electro, Peter must confront Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his a foe far more powerful than he. And role in the modern world and teams as his old friend, Harry Osborn, up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black returns, Peter comes to realize that all Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadof his enemies have one thing in com- owy enemy in present-day mon: OsCorp. Washington, D.C. Bears G Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure “Bears” showcases a year in the life of two mother bears as they impart life lessons to their impressionable young cubs. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold. The world outside is exciting—but risky—as the cubs’ playful descent down the mountain carries with it a looming threat of avalanches. As the season changes from spring to summer, the brown bear families must work together to find food—ultimately feasting at a plentiful salmon run— while staying safe from predators, including an ever-present wolf pack. “Bears” captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses— where mothers definitely know best ENIGMA

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Divergent PG-13 In a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Tris Prior is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy by a faction leader to destroy all Divergents, Tris must learn to trust in the mysterious Four and together they must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late. Dom Hemingway R Dom Hemingway is a larger-than-life safe-cracker with a loose fuse who is funny, profane, and dangerous. After twelve years in prison, he sets off with his partner in crime, Dickie, looking to collect what he’s owed for keeping his mouth shut and protecting his boss Mr. Fontaine. After a near death experience, Dom tries to re-connect with his estranged daughter, but is soon

drawn back into the only world he deaths have befallen previous owners knows, looking to settle the ultimate over the past century. With the mystedebt. rious entity now back in their hands, Tim and Kaylie soon find their hold on Draft Day PG-13 reality shattered by terrifying halluciOn the day of the NFL Draft, general nations, and realize, too late, that manager Sonny Weaver has the oppor- their childhood nightmare is begintunity to save football in Cleveland ning again… when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he’s The Other Woman R willing to sacrifice in pursuit of per- After discovering her boyfriend is fection as the lines between his per- married, a woman tries to get her sonal and professional life become ruined life back on track. But when blurred on a life-changing day for a she accidentally meets the wife he’s few hundred young men with dreams been cheating on, she realizes they of playing in the NFL. have much in common, and her sworn enemy becomes her greatest friend. God’s Not Dead PG When yet another affair is discovered, College freshman and devout Christian all three women team up to plot mutuJosh Wheaton finds his faith chal- al revenge on their cheating, lying, lenged on his first day of Philosophy three-timing SOB. class by the dogmatic Professor Radisson. Radisson begins class by The Quiet Ones PG-13 informing students that they will need Tucked away in an estate outside of to disavow, in writing, the existence London, Professor Coupland along of God on that first day, or face a fail- with a team of university students ing grade. As other students in the conduct an “experiment” on Jane class begin scribbling the words “God Harper, a young girl who harbors Is Dead” on pieces of paper, Josh find unspeakable secrets. What dark forces himself at a crossroads, having to they uncover are more terrifying than choose between his faith and his any of them expected. future. Josh offers a nervous refusal, provoking an irate reaction from his Rio 2 G smug professor. Radisson assigns him Jewel, Blu and their three kids leave a daunting task: to prove God’s exis- their domesticated life in that magical tence by presenting well-researched, city of Rio for a journey to the intellectual arguments and evidence Amazon. Along the way, they over the course of the semester, and encounter a menagerie of characters engage Radisson in a head-to-head who are born to be wild. debate in front of the class. Transcendence PG-13 The Grand Budapest Hotel R Dr. Will Caster is the foremost Recounts the adventures of Gustave H, researcher in the field of Artificial a legendary concierge at a famous Intelligence, working to create a senEuropean hotel between the wars. tient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever Heaven Is For Real PG known with the full range of human Todd Burpo and Sonja Burpo are the emotions. His highly controversial real-life couple whose son Colton experiments have made him famous, claims to have visited Heaven during a but they have also made him the near death experience. Colton prime target of anti-technology recounts the details of his amazing extremists who will do whatever it journey with childlike innocence and takes to stop him. However, in their speaks matter-of-factly about things attempt to destroy Will, they inadverthat happened before his birth ... tently become the catalyst for him to things he couldn’t possibly know. succeed — to be a participant in his Todd and his family are then chal- own transcendence. For his wife lenged to examine the meaning from Evelyn and best friend Max Waters, this remarkable event. both fellow researchers, the question is not if they can but if they should. Oculus R Their worst fears are realized as Will’s Ten years ago, tragedy struck the thirst for knowledge evolves into a Russell family, leaving the lives of seemingly omnipresent quest for teenage siblings Tim and Kaylie forev- power, to what end is unknown. The er changed when Tim was convicted of only thing that is becoming terrifyingthe brutal murder of their parents. ly clear is there may be no way to stop Now in his 20s, Tim is newly released him. from protective custody and only wants to move on with his life; but CO C OM M IIN NG G SSO OO ON N Kaylie, still haunted by that fateful night, is convinced her parents’ deaths Blended PG-13 were caused by something else alto- After a disastrous blind date, single gether: a malevolent supernatural parents Lauren and Jim agree on only force¬¬ unleashed through the Lasser one thing: they never want to see each Glass, an antique mirror in their child- other again. But when they each sign hood home. Determined to prove up separately for a fabulous family Tim’s innocence, Kaylie tracks down vacation with their kids, they’re all the mirror, only to learn similar stuck sharing a suite at a luxurious ENIGMA

African safari resort for a week.

Maleficent’s true happiness as well.

Godzilla PG-13 The world’s most famous monster is Million Dollar Arm PG pitted against malevolent creatures Follows an American sports agent who that threaten mankind. discovered Indian teenagers Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel, winners of a Maleficent PG reality TV series called “The Million A beautiful, pure-hearted young Dollar Arm,” aimed at finding a person woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life who could throw a baseball the growing up in a peaceable forest king- fastest. He brought them back to the dom, until one day when an invading US, moved in with them, taught them army threatens the harmony of the English, and, of course, the game of land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s baseball with the hopes of getting fiercest protector, but she ultimately them major league contracts. suffers a ruthless betrayal-an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. X-Men: Days of Future Past PG-13 Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an The beloved characters from the origepic battle with the invading king’s inal “X-Men” film trilogy join forces successor and, as a result, places a with their younger selves from “Xcurse upon his newborn infant Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent must change the past – to save our realizes that Aurora holds the key to future. peace in the kingdom-and perhaps to

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1967, the effort would bring them a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. 11 9966 77 The Turtles receive their first of two Gold singles for their recent #1 Pop hit, “Happy Together”. Their second Gold single will come later in the year for “She’d Rather Be With Me”.

11 990000 The Billboard, a magazine for the music and entertainment industries, began weekly publication after six years as a monthly. By midyear it was calling itself “The Official Organ of the Great Out-Door Amusement World.” 11 995555 Ray Charles reaches the top of the US R&B chart for the first time with “I Got A Woman”. It was later ranked #235 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

1199 5566 Gene Vincent records “Be Bop A Lula” for Capitol Records at Owen Bradley’s studio in Nashville, Tennessee. It would climb to #7 in the US and #16 in the UK the following Summer, eventually selling over 2 million copies. 1199 5599 The Grand Ballroom of The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles was the site of the very first Grammy Awards, where statuettes were given out for Record of the Year and Song of the Year to Domenico Modugno for his rendition of “Volare” (Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu). He beat out Peggy Lee’s “Fever”, “Catch a Falling Star” by Perry Como, “Witchcraft” from Frank Sinatra and “The Chipmunk Song” by David Seville. 16-year-old Wayne Newton made his Las Vegas debut at the Freemont Hotel. That first booking, scheduled to last two weeks, stretched into three years. Newton went on to become the king of the Vegas showrooms, earning close to $20-million a year. 11 9966 11 Tony Orlando makes his first appearance on Billboard’s Hot 100 with “Halfway to Paradise”, which peaks at #39. He’ll have one more hit next year and then won’t be heard from until 1970 when he reappears with his group, Dawn. 1199 6622

“San Francisco” by Scott McKenzie enters the US charts where it will eventually hit #4. The John Phillips written song became a sort of anthem during the hippie moveThe Shirelles were presented with a ment. Gold record for “Soldier Boy”, a song that was recorded in one take Two weeks after being pushed out and originally intended as an album of the top spot on the Cashbox Best filler. It was the second million sell- Sellers list by The Monkees’ “A Little er for them, following their first Bit Me, A Little Bit You”, Nancy and number one hit, “Will You Love Me Frank Sinatra return to number one Tomorrow”. The girls would later with “Something Stupid”. find the US Top 10 again with “Dedicated to the One I Love”, 1199 6688 “Mama Said”, “Baby It’s You” and Top British model Twiggy saw a per“Foolish Little Girl”. formance by an 18-year-old Welsh singer named Mary Hopkin and 119966 33 immediately recommended her to The Beach Boys “Surfin U.S.A.” LP Paul McCartney as a possible addidebuts on Billboard’s album chart, tion to the Apple Records roster. Six where it will enjoy a 78 week stay months later, Hopkin’s first record, and top out at #2. “Those Were the Days”, would be sitting behind “Hey Jude” in the The Rolling Stones produced their number 2 position. very first recordings at Olympic Studios in London, but Decca Jim Morrison incited a riot at a Records rejected them all, calling Doors’ concert in Chicago. After them ‘dreadful’. writhing, jumping and even sliding maracas into his pants, Morrison 11 9966 44 had the crowd so wound up, they The Moody Blues are formed in rushed the stage, eventually Birmingham, England. The group destroying it. was the brainchild of vocalist Denny Laine, who recruited Mike Pinder, 1199 6699 Ray Thomas, Graham Edge and Clint Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Bad Warwick. Moon Rising” is released. It will reach #2 in the US and top the chart After 14 weeks at number one, The in the UK. Beatles are finally pushed out of Billboard’s top spot by 63-year-old 11 9977 00 Louis Armstrong’s “Hello Dolly”. Four students were shot and killed by the National Guard at Kent State 11 9966 55 University in Ohio during an antiJames Brown reworks a song called war demonstration. Neil Young “I Found You” by Yvonne Fair and reacted to the senseless slayings by comes up with “I Got You” (I Feel writing and recording the song, Good). It will become the biggest hit “Ohio”, with Crosby, Stills & Nash, of his career, reaching #3 in the US the very next day. and #29 in the UK. The Beatles released “Let It Be”, 11 996666 their last album of original studio Simon And Garfunkel’s “I Am a material, although it was actually Rock” enters the Hot 100. During its recorded before the previously eleven week chart run, it will peak released “Abbey Road”. at #3. The Guess Who hit the top spot on The Mamas And Papas hit #1 in the Billboard’s Hot 100 with “American US with “Monday, Monday”, a song Woman”. The song was born by accithat the group (except for writer dent when guitarist Randy Bachman John Phillips) would later admit that was playing a heavy riff on stage they didn’t really like. The record after he had broken a string and the made #3 in the UK. On March 2nd, band had taken a break. The other ENIGMA

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members joined in on the jam and Burton Cummings started singing the first thing that came into his head. A fan in the audience had it all on tape and presented it to the group after the show. It was quickly developed into a full song in the studio and ended up spending 3 weeks at the top of the US singles chart. It made #19 in the UK. 1199 7711 Ike and Tina Turner receive their only Gold record for their version of “Proud Mary”, which climbed to #4 in the US. 11 9977 22 Elton John’s “Rocket Man” is released. It will reach #6 in the US and #2 in the UK. In 2004, it was ranked #242 on the list of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. 119977 33 Clint Holmes’ “Playground In My Mind” cracks the Billboard Top 40 where it will reach #2 during a 15 week run. Although he would follow up with other records, this would prove to be Holmes’ only US chart entry. Paul Simon’s first solo tour began with a performance at the Music Hall in Boston. Recordings from the tour were later released on the 1974 album, “Live Rhymin’”. Former partner Art Garfunkel would release his

first solo album, “Angel Clare” and on the Hot 100 with a duet with the single “All I Know” later in the Chris Norman called “Stumblin’ In”. It would be the only time she year. cracked the US Top 40. George Harrison releases “Give Me Love”, which will become his second Supertramp’s album, “Breakfast in #1 single in the US and reach #8 in America” turns Platinum as it continues its rise to #1 in the US. The the UK. group would enjoy three Top 15 singles: “The Logical Song”, “Goodbye 11 997744 Grand Funk Railroad started a two Stranger” and “Take the Long Way week run at #1 on the US singles Home”. chart with their version of the Little Eva hit “The Loco-Motion”. It was 1199 8800 only the second time that a cover An acoustic performance by the East version had been a #1, as well as the Los Angeles band Los Lobos brought original. (The first was “Go Away a hostel response from an Olympic Little Girl”, a hit for Steve Lawrence Auditorium audience who came to in 1963 and Donny Osmond in 1971). hear Punk music. Opening for Public Image Ltd, the group was bombardEric Clapton recorded “I Shot The ed with bottles and other debris. It Sheriff”, which will reach #1 in the US would take seven more years for the band to crack the Hot 100 with a and #9 in the UK next Autumn. couple of Richie Valens songs, “La 11 9977 55 Bamba” (#1) and “Come On, Let’s Go” Springfield, Missouri’s Ozark (#21). Mountain Daredevils topped the 11 9988 22 Cashbox Best Sellers chart with their biggest hit, “Jackie Blue”. A group of seasoned L.A. studio musicians calling themselves Toto, 1199 7766 enter the Billboard Pop chart with KISS perform their first concert in “Roseanna”. The record will climb their hometown of New York City. from #81 all the way to the top and be named Record of the Year at the John Sebastian, who had left The 1983 Grammy Awards. Lovin’ Spoonful for a solo career in 1968, hit the top of Billboard 119988 33 Magazine’s Hot 100 chart with the After cracking the Top 20 a year eartheme to the TV show, Welcome lier with “The Break-up Song”, San Back Kotter. John would later say Francisco’s Greg Kihn Band reaches that he wrote the song in 15 minutes. #2 on the Hot 100 with a song called Oddly enough, it even reached #93 “Jeopardy”. A year later, Weird Al Yankovic will parody the song as “I on the Billboard Country Chart. Lost On Jeopardy”, which has since The Steve Miller Band’s “Take The been referenced several times on Money And Run” is released. It will the game show itself. climb to #11 in the US. After receiving no interest from any 11 9977 77 major record labels, Metallica begin Having just been signed to their first recording their debut album for major recording contract, Dublin’s Megaforce Records on a budget of Boomtown Rats, lead by vocalist Bob just $15,000. Originally titled “Metal Geldof, perform for a group of up Your Ass”, the LP’s name was record company employees at later changed to “Kill ‘Em All” and Studio 51 in London. would peak at #120 on the Billboard Hot 200. Ten weeks after entering the 11 9988 44 Billboard singles chart, The Eagles’ masterpiece, “Hotel California” Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got to became the band’s fourth US #1 hit. It Do With It” is released. The song made #8 in the UK. In 2009, the song would eventually climb to number was certified Platinum by the RIAA one, win Grammys for record and for sales of 1,000,000 digital down- song of the year and established Turner as a major solo star. When loads. Tina left her husband and former 1199 7799 band mate Ike Turner in 1975, she Thirteen years after the original duo was carrying nothing more than of Peaches And Herb split up, Herb thirty-six cents in change and a gas Feemster teamed up with a new station credit card. Peaches, Linda Greene, to enjoy a 119988 77 four week run at #1 on the US singles chart with “Reunited”. The record Paul Butterfield, who fronted The also did well in the UK, reaching #4. Paul Butterfield Blues Band, died of drug-related heart failure at the age 28-year-old Suzi Quatro reached #5 of 45. He had gained international ENIGMA

recognition as one of the acts per- quest to find Jackson in Bahrain. forming at The Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 and the Woodstock Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones was discharged from a hospital in Festival in 1969. New Zealand following surgery to 1199 8888 relieve pressure in his head followPepsi becomes the first company to ing a fall from a palm tree. feature a non-Russian in its Soviet 22000077 advertising when Michael Jackson The surviving members of Pink appears in a TV commercial. Floyd took part in a tribute concert Several US department stores refuse to pay respects to their former front to stock the newly released Prince man, Roger “Syd” Barrett, who died album “Lovesexy” because of its on July 7, 2006, at the age of 60, folcover photo, which features a nude lowing complications from diabetes. picture of him. 22000099 1199 9900 Actress Ola Ray, a former Playboy Jason Bonham delights the guests at Playmate, filed a lawsuit against his wedding reception when he Michael Jackson and his production plays a five song set with his late company, alleging unpaid royalties father’s band mates, Jimmy Page, from her work in the video for Robert Plant and John Paul Jones. “Thriller”. Irish singer Sinead O’Connor refuses to perform on NBC-TV’s Saturday Night Live after shock comedian Andrew Dice Clay is named as host. Two years later, O’Connor would do some shocking of her own when she ripped up a picture of the Pope on the same show, sending her career into ruins.

Bob Dylan led the Billboard Hot 200 album chart for the fifth time when “Together Through Life” debuted in the number one spot. It gave the Rock ‘n’ Roll icon back-to-back chart toppers as 2006’s “Modern Times” also started in the penthouse.

22001133 Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant obtained a temporary restraining order against an overzealous female fan he alleged was a threat to his safety. Plant said that the woman had been harassing him for over three years and believed that they 1199 9988 are in a relationship, even though Eddie Rabbitt, the Country star who Plant insists the pair has never met. crossed over to the Pop chart with “I Love A Rainy Night” and “Drivin’ My Life Away”, died of lung cancer at the age of 56. 11 999911 A judge in Macon, Georgia dismisses a wrongful death suit against Ozzy Osbourne after a local couple fails to prove their son was inspired to attempt suicide by Ozzy’s music.

22000022 The Guinness Hit Singles book listed “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen as the UK’s favorite single of all time, followed by “Imagine” by John Lennon, “Hey Jude” by The Beatles, “Dancing Queen” by ABBA and “Like A Prayer” by Madonna. After an investigation that lasted nearly four months, police in London, England cleared Pete Townsend on charges that he downloaded child porn from the Internet. Investigators did confirm that Townsend had accessed a site containing such images in 1999 and as a result, he has been listed on a national register of sex offenders. 22000066 Michael Jackson demanded an apology from GQ Magazine which printed a series of photos featuring a Jackson impersonator along with an article called “Where’s Michael?” which documented the writer’s

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program. The 36-year-old EEppppss was arrested in June after airport officials reported finding ingredients for the cough-syrup-based concocRRU UM MOO UURR HH AASS IITT … … tion known as “sizzurp” in his …The inaugural checked baggage. iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los …SSaarr aa BBaarr eeii llll eess begins a Angeles May 1 had lots of star two-month trek in July. Launching power, soft ratings and even a lawin Chicago, her “Little Black Dress” suit. The show, hosted by RRyyaa nn tour includes stops across the land SSeeaa ccrreess tt, included everyone from PPhhaarrrr eell ll W W iill llii aam mss to A Arrccaa ddee FFiirr ee, with tickets going on sale this although the Thursday night show week. It’s been 10 years since released Carefull had plenty of small-screen compe- BBaarr eeii ll llee ss Confessions , an indie record that tition. It also was hit with a tradeincluded several live recordings. mark infringement lawsuit from Radio Dogs, which claims the show Her major label debut – Little is too close to their Radio Music Voice – arrived in 2007 on Epic. Awards. The Radio Dogs product BBaarree iill lleess ’’ latest album, The Blessed ran from 1999 through 2005 on var- Unrest, dropped in July 2013. And ious networks, including NBC, life has been great for the which hosted the iHeartRadio singer/songwriter born and raised Music Awards. Radio Dogs sued in Eureka, Calif. Along with joining Clear Channel and Premiere Radio the judge’s panel on NBC’s “The Networks claiming the new show is Sing-Off” in 2011, BBaarr eeiill llee ss has been too similar to their brand. SSee aaccrree sstt , a formidable force on the charts who produced the recent event, is with hits like “Love Song,” “King Of a former host of the Radio Music Anything” and “Brave.” Awards. …Actor and comedian C C h h e e e e c c h h M M aarrii nn says he and longtime …22 CC hh aaiinnzz has pleaded mm myy CChh oonngg may guilty to misdemeanor possession comedy partner TT oom of a controlled substance in a case soon reunite on film. The Las Maarr iinn filed after his arrest at Los Angeles Cruces Sun-News reports M made the comments Friday while International Airport. District launching an exhibit of his art colattorney’s spokeswoman JJaannee RRoobbii ssoonn says the rapper, whose lection at the Las Cruces Museum real name is TTaa uuhh eeee dd EEppppss , was of Art in southern New Mexico. sentenced Monday to an 18-month The 67-year-old, known as one half drug diversion program, and a of “CC hhee eecchh && CChh oonngg,” says there felony drug possession charge was have been discussions about startdropped. RRoobbii ssoonn says the misdemeanor charge will be dropped if Epps successfully completes the


ing a project within the next year. Meanwhile, the two have been touring together.

mpp BBii zzkk iitt singer FFrr eedd …LLiim Duurrsstt has directed a commercial D for dating service eHarmony, it has been revealed. A post on eHarmony’s Twitter account Duu rrss tt with the included a photo of D N ee iill CC llaa rrkk company’s CEO Dr N Waarr rree nn onset of the shoot accomW panied by the text: “Our CEO Dr NNeeii ll CC llaarr kk W W aarr rree nn is on set today filming new commercials w/ Director @freddurst ! #behindthescenes #epic.” Previously, D Duu rrss tt directed the 2007 film The Education Of Charlie Banks and 2008’s comedy sports film The Longshots, which stars rapper II ccee CCuu bbee. It was reported last year, meanwhile, that D Duu rrss tt is working on developing a TV show based on his own life. Titled The Noise, it will depict the life of a young artist in the 1990s who escapes a tough home life and forms a hugely successful band. M’’ss PPeetteerr BBuu cckk and …RR..EE.. M CCoorrii nn TTuucckkee rr of SSll eeaatteerr --KKiinnnnee yy are recording with N Nii rrvvaa nnaa bass player KKrr iiss tt NN oovvooss eell ii cc, it has been revealed. It was recently announced that BBuu cckk and TT uu cckkeerr had formed the band ssuu ppeerr--EE aarrtthh alongside guitarist SSccootttt MccCC aauu gghhee yy (M M Miinnuuss 55), drummer BBiillll RRii eeffll iinn (SSw w aannss, M Mii nnii ssttrr yy) and gguu ii-ttaa rrii sstt KKuurr tt BBll oocchh . That line-up of the band made their live debut in Portland last week.

Aee ss oopp RR oocckk has the …A largest vocabulary in hip-hop, according to a study by data scientist M Maatttt D D aanniiee llss . Using lyrics from Rap Genius, D Daannii eellss examined 85 rappers’ first 35,000 lyrics for unique words to give a level playing field to old and new artists. (RRoocckk had 7,392 unique words— more than two times as many as

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DD M MXX , who had the least number of unique words with 3,214.) For comparison’s sake, D D aanniiee llss included SShhaa kkee ss ppeeaa rree ’’ss and HH ee rrm maa nn Meell vviill llee ’’ss number of unique words M in the first 35,000 words of their works, with RRoocckk using more unique words than those authors as well. …In an interview for the May 8 issue of VVaanniittyy FFaaii rr, former White House intern says, M Moonniiccaa LLeew w iinnkk ssyy said, “Thanks, BBeeyyoonnccéé, but if we’re verbing, I think you meant ‘BBiill ll CC llii nnttoonn’’dd all on my Moonnii ccaa LLee w wii nnsskk yy’’dd.’” gown,’ not ‘ M …CC oonnaann O ’’BBrr iiee nn is O launching a record label. The first release under the Team Coco comedy record label will be a stand-up album from comedian II aann EEddw waa rrddss, 100% Half Assed, recorded at the La Jolla Comedy Store on March 8. The album will be released in June. The new record label is intended to shine a spotlight on up-and-coming comedians while also giving them creative control and a bigger stake in the release success. Since the O ’’BBrriiee nn 2010 debut of TBS’ Conan, O has featured numerous stand-up comedians on his late-night program. Team Coco has also produced several comedy specials, including Team Coco Presents: The Conan Writers Live and highlighted comedians on Conan After Hours, which is hosted by The Pete H oollm meess. Holmes Show host PPeettee H If you know any truths, half-truths or outright lies about the music and club scene send it to Sissy Vance c/o

- Sissy Vance

Carlos Santana, Some Things Do Get Better With Age

It’s hard to believe Woodstock was 45 years ago. That was around the time Carlos Santana started gathering mainstream success. No w in his late 60s he has outlived a lot of his contemporaries as well as those who he’s influenced. Saturday’s show at Chastain Park Amphitheatre was no different as he put on a guitar clinic to a full house on a warm spring evening in Atlanta. Santana with a 10-piece band in tow got the crowd grooving from the first note he hit torugh to the last – 17 songs in all – two as an encore. He

mixed his popular radio songs with music from his Latin roots as he paid tribute to everyone from Tito Fuente to the Vargas Blues Band, to Babatunde Olatunji. He skillfully meshed pop with Latin, folk, blues and rock as he put on a show for the ages.

cover) Maria Maria Foo Foo Corazón espinado Samba pa ti Jingo Play (Babatunde Olatunji cover) La flaca Aye Aye Aye / Para los Rumberos Santana Se tli st Evil Ways / A Love Supreme Smooth / Dame tu amor Toussaint L’Overture Encore: Right On / Umi Says Soul Sacrifice Chill Out (Sácalo) (Vargas Saideira Blues Band cover) Everybody’s Everything - Chris Eason Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen Oye Como Va (Tito Puente ENIGMA

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1. Conor Oberst 2. Chrissie Hynde 3. The Black Keys 4. Pixies 5. Tori Amos 6. The Old 97’s 7. Sarah McLachlan 8. Nickel Creek 9. Damon Albarn 10. Eels 11. Young the Giant 12. Afghan Whigs 13. The String Cheese Incident 14. Beck 15. First Aid Kit 16. Coldplay 17. Jack White 18. Ziggy Marley 19. Natalie Merchant 20. Kongos

ADVENTURE PICKS 1. Bob Mould 2. Red Molly 3. The Coffis Brothers





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Countdown To CounterPoint CounterPoint Festival in Rome, flashed across the dark evening I mean, it couldn't be a simple between Chattanooga and GA just a bit after nightfall, and sky, and the sound of hundreds, coincidence that this festival, Atlanta where my parents chose just in time to hear Pretty Lights maybe thousands, of cheering that these inspirational awe to meet. Could it be that my life,

begin. As I got out of the car and trudged through the dewy grass, up the hill to the venue entrance, the sound of my heart beating overpowered all other noises around me…or maybe it was the wicked bass vibrating through my body.

fans filled my ears, I thought to inspiring musicians are permyself, forming at the exact location where I spent so many years of “This is fate. My whole life must my life waiting…for mom to have been leading up to this one pick me up, dad to drop me off, pivotal moment. Maybe this is and vice versa. OK, not that we it…my big break as a journalist, hauled ourselves 20 miles off of or perhaps this is that climatic exit 293 into a remote field in epiphany moment were I realize the middle of nowhere to do the This was it-the moment I had my calling, my purpose, myself.” trade off, but this just so hapbeen waiting for. As neon lights pens to be the midway point ENIGMA




up to this point, has been a countdown to CounterPoint Festival 2014? Convinced that fate had brought me here, I raced through the entrance and into the crowd of sweaty fans swaying to “Total Fascination”, one of my all-time favorite Pretty Lights songs. Coincidence you say? I think

not. Neon glow sticks showered around me as I stood entranced by the scene before me. Bubbles floated over my head and the entire sky was illuminated by blue, green, purple lights flashing above me. A midnight rainbow. The ground glowed luminescent pink, orange, green, blue and purple under my muddy sneakers. And all around me electric pink tutu's, bras,

panties, and multicolored hula hoops seemed to float about in midair as if they were dancing on their own through the crowd. I reached down and grabbed a handful of glow sticks and quickly fashioned myself a necklace and headband, and danced my way to the stage. Up front, the air was thick with clouds of smoke‌skunky smoke (if you know what I mean) but I

Chinese, and the all-American burger, this festival welcomed anyone and everyone. A few feet away, colorful hammocks beckoned to weary festivalgoers, while a carnival in the distance-no joke, with a Ferris wheel and all- enticed many others. I followed the majority of the crowd to another stage to see Krewella perform. What a show that was, a dance show more like it.

bearings and the mosh really began. Thirst drew me out of the Krewella crowd just in time to catch the last bit of Boys Noize at the next stage over.

I felt like I was in an outdoor club with a bada$$ DJ mixing hardcore techno beats. I had to push my way through the rowdy crowd of people jumping around to get as close as I could. Pushing further and further forward, I somehow, rather unfortunately, found my way into a mosh pit. It only took a few moments before I gathered my

ment, and originality. Boys Noize quickly drew a huge crowd, and ended the night with a bang. Literally‌the bass was so intense that I felt my insides banging against my ribcage. It was amazing. Exhausted from dancing the night away, I made my way home - anxious for more.

Leaving the intense club-esque scene at Krewella, I weaved my way into a completely different dimension. The rave scene at Boys Noize was less intense, and at the same time more intense, in a different way. The atmosphere was full of energy, excite-

couldn't believe how close I was. Roughly 20 people, a few security personnel, and a short metal barrier stood between me and one of my favorite artists of all time. I tried to capture every moment on camera and video. I didn't want to miss a single beat. Two hours of Pretty Lights passed by in the blink of an eye and before I knew it, the music ended, the lights faded away,

and bright eyed fans drifted away from the stage. But not me. Dazed, I stumbled my way right up to the barrier, determined to grab a close up on camera. Mission accomplished. I perused through the tents of different food vendors, impressed with the variety offered. From vegetarian, to vegan, tacos, jambalaya, BBQ, ENIGMA




utes to make my way as close to the stage as possible. Well that was an impossible feat. I had to give up pushing halfway to the front because there was literally no more room for a single other person in front of me. Packed like sardines…skunky smelling sardines. As I waited, claiming my space, I noticed the man in front of my flashing an oversized flashlight every so often in what seemed to be a pattern. I had my suspicions that he was undercover security, although As I drove down for the last day knew they'd signed up for at he shook his head no BUT of CounterPoint, I prepared least a two mile walk to the smiled when I asked. myself for what was sure to be venue… my wildest experience The second Outkast took the yet…Outkast…and I completely When I finally parked I half ran stage all of us packed sardines underestimated it. What I a quarter of a mile to get in only thought was going to be a mon- to find thousands of people ster crowd turned out to me a staring at a dark empty stage. It mammoth crowd. I spent 45 min- was 10:50pm and Outkast was utes sitting in a line of cars supposed to start at 10…where waiting to park. With every inch were they? After talking to a I went forward, I became more young couple, dirty from campand more aggravated. I could ing all weekend, I was relieved hear music blaring in the dis- to hear that all acts had been tance but couldn't get to it. It delayed two hours because of was torture. And I can't forget the rain. Overcome with excitethe anxiety, oh the anxiety I felt ment, I jumped up and down watching the minutes tick by. screaming “THANK YOU FOR Yeah I had missed the RAIN!” at the top of my lungs. I rain…great. But I was missing wasn't surprised when no one the show! Several of the cars seemed shocked. I'm sure they'd went completely insane yelling waiting in line just pulled off seen far stranger over the and screaming with excitement. into the grass and made their course of the weekend. Pop, pop, pop, everywhere I own parking spot. I watched looked someone was popping group after group of people I looked at the time on my up out of the crowd on the walk by and wondered if they phone and I had exactly 10 min- shoulders of someone else. Beach balls, more glow sticks, and now people went flying over my head. I scanned around and noted a possible escape route to my right, just in case it got too out of hand. As the speakers blared, people around me passed canteens, filled with what I don't know, back and forth jumping and thumping to the beat. With 15 minutes to go before Flux Pavilion and Tycho started

at the other stages, I made use of my escape route. Walking toward the midway entrance where the carnival began and the campers were making their way in and out, I sang along to “Caroline” as it played behind me and looked through the different vendor tents with hand crafted clothing and listened to people gripe about the high price of cigarettes and at home drug tests at the convenience store tent….really people??? Flux Pavilion and Tycho were the last acts of the night, the last acts at CounterPoint Festival 2014, and they were scheduled to play at the same time! So I

had to choose…and I chose Flux Pavilion and what an amazingly awesome choice that was. I danced and jumped and screamed and then laughed at the man next to me wearing nothing but a light up, cheetah print speedo and a bow tie. PRICELESS! The whole festival was priceless, and I sucked in every moment of it. Counterpoint was a come as you are, be who you are experience. It was an opportunity of a lifetime for me to see these amazing artists and to unite and connect with so many people through the music. And it filled my soul.

- Elizabeth Jones ENIGMA









It’s hard to believe that the band Alabama was formed 45 years ago. It seems like only yesterday I kept hearing their song, “Love In the First Degree” over and over again until I literally almost got sick. They’ve been a fixture around not only “Alabama” but close home in cities like Chattanooga where they had a charity concert close by for many years after they became household names. And of course they became America’s country band as they sent 21 straight singles to the number one position of the charts, something Elvis, the Beatles and even Madonna or Mariah Carey can’t compete with – nor will anyone eve, for that matter.

Despite all the miles on these ole boys they put on one hell of a concert at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park just outside of Atlanta recently. Seeing Alabama in concert was quite the contrast to what was taking place about 60 miles north of the venue. In Rome, GA the CounterPoint Music and Arts Festival was taking place, which is an EDM festival featuring some of the top electronic artists in the world. Alabama, on the other hand are real musicians who play their own music with traditional instruments without the aid of a computer or a bunch of software programs. The fans in attendance were also appreciative of actual ENIGMA


musicians who drew from their you ever get a chance see him four decades on the charts to pull live. Recordings don’t do him jusmusic from. tice. Randy Owens was on it all night and the harmonies brought chills to the crowd. While the group engaged the crowd they didn’t spend too much time babbling as they gave everyone their money’s worth. Opening the show was Nashville’s Will Hoge. Hoge is a great live performer. His songs are solid and he and his band convey a lot of energy. Unfortunately none of his recordings have shown him any justice. Hoge deserves to be much further along than he is. If 2014


All aa bbaa m A maa SSee tt LLiisstt Lady Down on Love Feels so Right Tennessee River My Home’s in Alabama Song of the South Born Country, Take Me Down Old Flame Mountain Music Dixieland Delight If you’re gonna play in Texas Angels Among Us High Cotton

- Chris Eason













Enigma for May 8, 2014  

This week: CounterPoint Music & Arts Festival recap, Santana, Alabama and much more.

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