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PUBLISHER’S NOTES

HE IS LEGEND

by BRAD EVANS

bradevans11@gmail.com

here are a lot of folks who are excited to see me become a father this year. Especially those folks in my family, who have had to deal with me being the weird uncle, over the past 20 some odd years. My oldest brother, John, has two stepchildren that are in their early 20’s now, and when I lived in California, I was their “manny” for a year or so. I prepped lunches, took them to tae-kwon-do and dance class, picked them up from school, and spent way too much time talking about life after death and stuff in the park with them. We never played Xbox, didn’t watch too much TV, and before long I had them dressing like me and talking like me, probably too the dismay of my brother and sister-in-law. But it was a great time, and when I get to see them today, all we do is talk about that year. John ended up having another son, and he and his wife adopted a little Russian fireball. They are now 12 and 7. And this past week, while they were in China, Meg and I moved in and played house. Despite herculean attempts, I didn’t have the same experience with these new fangled kiddies, right off the bat. Every morning, when I was up

trying to get them to do hip-hop aerobics with me, they just told me to stop and move out of the way of the TV. When I exaggerated to them that when I was a boy, all I had to play with were plow teeth and baling wire, they didn’t even ask what plow teeth were. Eventually I let Meg handle the little Russian girl and I concentrated on the 12year-old boy because I knew I could crack him. William Faulkner bombed, Snoop Dogg jokes were a huge hit, and when I found a copy of the Walking Dead comic in his room, I became an encyclopedia of zombie survival. We spent the better part of a rainy week at the beach prepping their house for the Zombie Apocalypse and staying up late watching scary movies. He’d never heard of George Romero, or Jason Vorehees. Things quickly turned around and before long I even had the little guy doing 25 push-ups for every hour he spent on the X-Box. I expect my brother will be surprised though, when he finds out we buried all his non-perishables in the yard and purchased way too much ammo on his AMEX. Organize before they rise! Sorry! Uncle Brad

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Ripped from a journal of suspected murderer found hiding out in Macon

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CITY PICKS Wet Willie, Paint the Town Orange, Juneteenth Freedome Festival, and much more! PAGE 4

MY FAVORITE THINGS with Nick Rizkalla PAGE 12

THE SCENE Time-Outs Family-Friendly PAGE 8

THE SCENE - PAGE 24 Exclusive Bar & Music Schedule - Bandography

Culture Calendar PAGE 6

NIGHTLIFE -PAGE 23 - Urban Explorer by Sean Pritchard

Views ISSUE FEATURE A Q&A with Homeless Hill PAGE 23

CITY SCENE “Narry a Chance” by Larry Schlesinger PAGE 20 SEEING RED The Thugdom of Macon PAGE 18

New Puppy Here is a sweet little puppy who has just arrived at Macon Animal Control. This baby does not understand why he is at an animal control shelter. Hoping the perfect family rescues him soon! He's available at Macon Animal Control located at 1010 Eleventh Street, Macon. 478-751-9200. PHOTO Donna Arledge Segelken

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Knight Neighborhood Challenge Grant Deadline June 30th. Do you have a great idea for improving the College Hill Corridor that give it a sense of place, spruces up its parks and public spaces or enhances the arts and entertainment scene? If you are willing to put your idea, time and volunteer plan into action, funding could be available through the Knight Neighborhood Challenge. Visit Cfcga.org/KNC for more details!

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COX CAPITOL THEATRE PRESENTS WET WILLIE IN CONCERT CD RELEASE SHOW “MILES OF SMILES” SATURDAY, JUNE 23

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et Willie released “Miles of Smiles,” a new live album on Hittin’ the Note Records, in January 2012, their first live album since 1977’s “Left Coast Live.” Although they usually are associated with the Southern rock scene in Macon, GA during the ’70s, Wet Willie was always about R&B, funk, soul and greasy blues. They were a band best experienced in a live setting. Front man Jimmy Hall was who Mick Jagger really wanted to be, and the group played with a fire that could burn down any venue. After a string of successful albums, Wet Willie called it a day in 1982, but now they are back and better than ever, as “Miles of Smiles” proves. Recorded in August 2011, this album is full of high-octane music and captures the essence of a Wet Willie performance. The family-oriented group now consists of Jimmy on lead vocals, sax and harp, brother Jack on bass and sister Donna Hall-Foster on vocals. Joining them is long-time guitarist/vocalist Ric Seymour, with T.K. Lively on drums, Ricky Chancey on guitar and keyboardist Bobby Mobley. “Miles of Smiles” includes some Wet Willie favorites, including “Street Corner Serenade,” “Grits Ain’t Groceries,” “Country Side of Life,” “Easy Street,”

“Lucy Was in Trouble” and “Keep on Smiling,” among other Wet Willie favorites and a few songs from Jimmy Hall’s solo career. “They remind us that although four decades have passed, whenever Wet Willie takes the stage, they are still drippin’ wet with talent and passion.” – Hittin’ the Note Magazine The Atlanta based band Lingo opens; Lingo is different. This is a band with their own secret language, as their name would indicate. There are familiar components, to be sure - ripping guitar solos that evoke the Allman Brothers, African and Latin grooves, soulful vocals, thoughtful lyrics. Still, the result is unlike anything else out there, and if you open your ears wide enough, you can tell Lingo has something to say... Please plan to join us at the historic Cox Capitol Theatre, on Saturday, June 23 at 8:00 p.m., doors at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $60 Reserved Floor Seating, $50 Reserved Cocktail Seating, $40 Reserved Box Seating, $25 Reserved Lower Balcony Seating and $15 Reserved Upper Balcony Seating. Tickets are on sale at www.coxcapitoltheatre.com, or by calling the Box Office at 478.257.6391.

Celebrate Georgia Juneteenth Week and the 20th Annual Juneteenth Freedom Festival June 9 - 17. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States. Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings. Macon's Juneteenth Week kicked off Saturday, June 9 with the 10th Annual Salute to Freedom 5K Run Walk for Health and Peace. The week's events include Historic Macon Black History Tours beginning at the Terminal Station. The Juneteenth Festival takes place June 15-16 in Tattnall Square Park and features live music, poetry readings, games, food vendors and much more.

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THE URBAN EXPLORER COLUMNIST SEAN PRITCHARD GIVES YOU A SNEAK PEAK AT MACON’S BEST BETS THIS WEEK beverages will be provided by the Perfect Pair. On stage for you is the Dirty Doves and Thomas ’ve never been one to be star-struck but this past Sunday when Harrison Ford and crew Wynn & The Believers, who are a mainstay at both Mag Fest and Bear Creek Music Festival. came into the Rookery for lunch, I couldn’t help but text a few friends “Luke, we’re gonna Saturday looks like it will be perfect weather to get outside and have company!!”. Nerdy, yes, but if I remember correctly the first movie that I ever actually dance around so be prepared! had to ask my parent’s permission to watch was Star Wars: A New Hope, so it was honestThanks to all this rain, the river should be perfect ly pretty cool. I don’t know why, but I assumed he was ageless and so it took a few for kayaking. Stop in at Georgia Kayak and let glances to realize it really was him. Then I went back to eating. Cameron and the staff there fit you for that new That being said, it’s pretty cool that Macon is starting to become a mecca boat you've been thinking about getting or simfor filmmakers to shoot. If they keep it up long enough, Downtown could ply schedule a river run using their equipwind up permanently looking as good as it does right now. I haven’t seen ment. I think the rates are between $25.00too much trash, haven’t been asked for change in a week and the fountain $30.00 a trip, transportation included. is on in 3rd Street Park! All good things… And while there at, I'm kind That's pretty hard to beat. of hoping Second Street stays how it looks now once the movie crew The next week there's some pretty leaves. Downtown could use a bit more neon. nifty live music going on around the First things first: My second favorite band in Macon, Xavii, is Downtown area as well. Two touring heading off on a tour of the East Coast that's going to take them all groups (one from New Jersey and one the way up to New York City and back. They deserve a big high-five from Pennsylvania) will be stopping in for undertaking all that as touring as a small band isn't easy, especialat The Hummingbird on Wednesday ly if it's your first tour, and they're covering some serious miles. Their the 20th for another night of FREE live brand new album Our Recent Futures is now available on their bandmusic. Make sure to check out Long camp website and their CD release show in Macon is Friday the 15th Miles from Asbury Park and Quincy at Roasted. I'm very proud of those guys for making it as far as they Mumford & The Reason Why from have. I'll continue to say it again and again: Macon has some incredible Philadelphia. The next night the Bird's got musicians, they just need to leave Macon for a while and play to new Atlanta noise-makers The Quaildogs opencrowds for people to realize that. If you see Clark or those other ruffians in Atlanta electo group Wowser Bowser returns to ing up for Trendlenberg. Yes, it's a free show town before they leave, slip them a dollar or two for gas. Macon on June 27th with Shook Foil, an indie rock as well. You can't beat that. 80's group The Also happening Friday night is the second installment of the 567 Center's act, for a free show at The Hummingbird. Producers are stopping in at the Cox Capitol "Stories & Songs" event. Each event, songwriters perform and discuss their music Theatre on Thursday as well with support from The in an open forum style room and take questions from the audience about their material Shut-Ups for a definite good time. That same weekend the and careers. This time up it's our good friend Justin Cutway (of Trendlenberg), Mikey CCT has managed to snag a very special show that I'm sure will be Hepinstal, and Tripp Spears, another Maconite who's about to head out on tour as well supwell attended; Wet Willie is hosting their CD release party for their first live album (Miles of porting pop act Rookie of the Year. The Hummingbird, and Fowl Play will definitely have live Smiles) release since 1977. They're going to be joined by Athens jam group Lingo, who recentmusic, Bottom's Up, Element and Asylum will have DJ's, and there's always free music on the ly turned heads at the Hummingbird. streets every Friday. I'm wondering if we'll have any surprises in store for our out-of-town Macon seems to be buzzing with music and art and film and…life. It's pretty cool seeing guests…. the months go by and things continually improving. Here's to many more years of that. And to Pull out your lawn chairs and put on some comfortable shoes because The Big House no more slugs. hosts their Back Yard Boogie on Saturday the 16th! Admission is only $10.00 and food and

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Free classes at PeachMac of Macon at Shoppes at River Crossing You have just purchased the coolest, newest, greatest device Apple has ever created. Learn how to maximize your iPad’s capabilities. Please join us for an hour of hands-on experience with your new iPad 2. - Intro to Mac; Every Saturday 10:00 – 11:00am. Cost free! If you're new to the Mac, or to OS X, this workshop is for you.

STORIES AND SONGS In The 567's monthly concert series, featured songwriters tell the stories behind the songs they play and talk about the art of music. Artists featured this month are Justin Cutway, Mikey Heptinstall, and Tripp Spears. Tickets are $7 at the door, $5 for students. Doors open at 7:30, music starts at 8. All ages. For more information: (478) 238-6051

Middle Georgia Art Association: Free and open to the public. Gallery open Tuesday - Friday, Noon 5 p.m. Saturday, Noon - 3 p.m. 478.744.9557. MiddleGeorgiaArt.org. 2330 Ingleside Ave.

MIDDLE GEORGIA ART ASSOCIATION OPENING RECEPTION Board of Directors Exhibit Opening Reception at the MGAA gallery. Free and open to the public. 6-8pm. 2330 Ingleside Avenue, Macon.

SATURDAY

6.16 BACK YARD BOOGIE PRESENTED BY THE BIG HOUSE bring your blanket and lawn chairs for this family-friendly night of live music, drinks and food on the lawn of the Big House, the Allman Brothers Band Musuem. Featuring music by the Dirty Doves and Thomas Wynn and the Believers. Admission $10, music starts at 7pm. No outside food or beverage please. Sponsored by Macon Aces Disc Golf Club. The Big House is located at 2321 Vineville Avenue, Macon. SUMMER MOVIE IN THE PARK Join the InTown Macon Neighborhood Association and Mercer University's Campus Life for a free screening of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. The movie will start at 10pm on Saturday, June 16, in Tattnall Square Park. Bring your friends and blankets and enjoy the show! BUG DAY Presented by Museum of Arts and Sciences Experience creepy crawly creatures up close (maybe even eat one at the "Fear Factor Feast Table") and see an extensive collection of specimens from around the world. $10 adults, $5 kids ages 2-7, or free for members and kids ages 2 and under. 10am-4pm. 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon

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6.18 FORT HAWKINS MARKER DEDICATION The dedication of a new historic marker at Fort Hawkins at the site of the early American Frontier Fort & Factory founded in 1806. The Major Philip Cook Chapter of the United States Daughters of the War of 1812 and the Fort Hawkins Commission will unveil the handsome, gilded "War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration" commemorative marker on the very day that the United States declared war against Great Britain two hundred years. 10:30am. Free and open to the public.

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THE HUMMINGBIRD PRESENTS BARBECUE & BOARDS

ocking Chair Ranch. Mrs. Griffin’s BBQ Sauce. Bean bags. What do these things have in common? They’re the main attraction, June 30, 2012, at the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom’s Barbecue and Boards. Co-sponsored by Mrs. Griffin’s BBQ Sauce and Rocking Chair Ranch, the Hummingbird invites the public to buy a plate of tasty barbecue and watch the Cornhole Tournament. Cornhole, long the mainstay of the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom’s back deck, moves front and center for this competition. A total of 32 teams are invited to compete, at $40 per team, to prove to the community at large which Cornhole team is the best. The $40 team entry fee includes the tournament, beer, bbq, and admission to see Big Mike and the Booty Papas at 10pm. All teams must sign up before June 30th The Hummingbird will open at 4pm on June 30th for Barbecue and Boards with Happy Hour featuring two for one wells, $1 PBR, and $1 High Life. Barbecue and Boards starts at 5pm. Individual plates of BBQ is $5.

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6.23 COX CAPITOL THEATRE PRESENTS WET WILLIE - CD RELEASE PARTY with Lingo opening. Wet Willie released “Miles of Smiles,” a new live album on Hittin’ the Note Records, in January 2012, their first live album since 1977’s “Left Coast Live.” Although they usually are associated with the Southern rock scene in Macon, GA during the ’70s, Wet Willie was always about R&B, funk, soul and greasy blues. Tickets $15 and up. 478-257-6391. The band will be greeting fans and autographing merchandise, following the concert. GUIDED TOUR OF LAMAR MOUNDS Presented by Ocmulgee National Monument Take a Ranger-lead tour to the Mississippian Earth Lodge and learn about the Culture. Free event. Weather permitting meet at Ocmulgee's Visitor Center at 9 a.m.

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COX CAPITOL THEATRE PRESENTS THE PRODUCERS WITH THE SHUTUPS The Producers formed in 1979 in Atlanta. After three months playing together, they went to New York, auditioned with CBS, and got their first recording contract. By November they had an LP’s worth of new music and recorded the debut album. Two months later it was released (in January 1981)! They did 340 shows in 14 months

INTERNATIONAL TASTE OF SOUL The International Taste of Soul is a celebration of unity, hope, peace and love through cooking. Area restaurants, as well as local celebrities, will share thier culinary treats. Tempt your taste buds while supporting education, outreach, art history and culture. Entertainment, food and museum entrance included in the price of the ticket. Presented by the Pan African Festival and The Tubman African American Museum. 3-6pm. Tickets $25. Tubman African American Museum, 340 Walnut Street.

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RILEY MARTIN TO SPEAK ON ALIENS, THE MAYAN CALENDAR & THE COMING OF TAN @ THE CAPITOL THEATRE Martin was abducted by aliens at the age of 7, and again when he was 18, chronicled in his book, “The Coming of Tan.” Originally written in 1990, The Coming Of Tan is an incredible account of the many things learned and experienced by a poor sharecroppers kid that took his first trip to the Biaviian mothership in 1953. It was on Riley's second trip that they placed a strange looking headset on him... then in a matter of seconds download into his brain ...beautiful symbols by the thousands and apparently the secrets to the universe. He’s got his own weekly radio show on the Howard Stern channel, you don’t want to miss this experience. Lecture at 1 p.m. Admission $20.

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6.29 COX CAPITOL THEATRE PRESENTS HOMELESS HILL – celebrating their newest album release “Invincible.” Born in the blazing heat of a Deep South summer in 2009, the award-winning band Homeless Hill quickly developed a rabid local following that outstripped their expectations. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Read a Q&A with the band on page 24.

FRIDAY

7.06 FIRST FRIDAY IN DOWNTOWN MACON Sip, shop and stroll your way through Cherry Street’s art galleries, dining hotspots and live music venues. This is the one night of the month you can carry your alcoholic beverage along with you. Free event sponsored in part by The 11th Hour.

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Macon Arts Gallery The Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is always free. For more info call 478.743.6940. 486 First St. Open gallery exhibits at Contemporary Arts Exchange. Resident and guest artist exhibits every First Friday, 7 - 10 p.m. MySpace.com/CAEMacon. 2nd Floor, 590 Mulberry St. Art on the Avenue Fine Art Gallery New monthly gallery shows. 2368 Ingleside Ave, 478-743-3720

farmer’s markets

City Market on the Green, 9am - 1pm. Every Saturday morning in Poplar Street Park, middle Georgia merchants, craftsmen and artisans set up booths of locally grown produce, plants, delicious bakery items, art, crafts and more! Wesleyan Market every second Saturday 9am - 1pm. Held monthly, this fun community event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods. Music, fun & educational events also offered. Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5233. Mulberry Market every Wednesday. 4:30-7pm. The Mulberry Street Market is part of the Macon Main Street Program's efforts to bring life and business to Downtown Macon, and is directed by vendors dedicated to the people of Macon. Find a variety of all things fresh and local, from honey to breads, seasonal vegetables to grass-fed beef.

museum hours

Museum of Arts & Sciences. Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m. $4 - $8. Free for students & Bibb Co. residents the last Friday of each month, 5 – 8 p.m. 477.3232. 4182 Forsyth Rd. Life Through Time: Dinosaurs & Ice Age Mammals – through Sept 16, 2012. Journey back through time to see how some famous animals lived in their environments. Experience the sights, sounds, and actions of robotic animals. This exhibit showcases 10 extinct animals: Tyrannosaurus Rex, Sabertooth Tiger, Mammoth, and others. Interactive activities will include a robotic skeleton you can control, crayon rubbing tables, and a dinosaur dig. Georgia Children’s Museum: Tuesday – Saturday 10:30 -5:30, $4 per person, 2 and under free. Free admission on Tuesdays from 10:30 -1:30 for City of Macon residents and First Fridays from 5:30-8:30. The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House in Macon. This house-turned-museum was where members of the Allman Brothers Band, their roadies, friends and families lived between 1970 and 1973.Call for hours. 741.5551. 2321 Vineville Ave. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm (admission $8 for adults; $6 for seniors, college students, & military; $3.50 children). The Hay House, 934 Georgia Ave. Open TuesdaysSaturdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. - 4. Tours are on the hour with the last tour at 3 p.m. $8 adults, $4 students. Children under 6 free. The Sidney Lanier Cottage House Museum, 935 High Street in Macon, is the birthplace of noted poet, musician & soldier, Sidney Lanier (1842-1881). Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm and tours are $5. 478.743.3851


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I remember when Patterson Hood played the now-closed 550 Blues nearly a decade ago. It was just him and his guitar and he sat up there and played and told stories ,and it was as much as I’ve enjoyed him before or since. He told this one story about a fellow named Eddie Hinton, a lead guitarist and singer for the famed Muscle Shoals rhythm section. I believe Eddie is the greatest white soul singer to ever live, and his album Very Extremely Dangerous is one of my favorites. Anyway, Hood told this story about how Eddie lost his mind and became obsessed with the actor Dean Carroll from Herbie the Love Bug. His obsession with Carroll, and many other things eventually drove him mad, and Hinton ended up in an insane asylum. On the day he was released, he was sitting at the bus stop when up walked this dude that looked just like Dean Carroll. Hinton attacked him and was sent straight back inside. I have not been able to confirm this story, or find anything about it online. But since Patterson’s father played with Hinton, I figured it for the truth. And I’ve been thinking about Hinton every time Alabama Shakes new album comes round on my iphone. They’ve got that Hinton lung-power in full affect on Boys and Girls, and it’s worth a listen and a purchase if you are in the mood for getting down.

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I know many of you had your photo taken with Butler Volkswagen’s “THING” at our readers choice awards this past year. These guys have become some of our biggest supporters over the past few months and have put their fingers in everything from our annual Thriller Parade to Cherry Blossom Festival. I know not everyone is in the market for a new car, but if you are, check out Butler Volkswagen on Eisenhower Parkway, and tell them we sent you. They are honestly some of the best guys we’ve dealt with since moving here, and we want to see them keep growing. Call Leven Holliman at (478) 781-7701 and tell him thanks for all he’s done in the Macon community this year. And check out his new car care column in this issue!

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BLOOD MERIDIAN

I’ve been reading Blood Meridian, by Cormac McCarthy. I’d read it a long time ago, and found its lack of plot boring, despite the really strong prose. McCarthy is a virtuoso of violence and death and emptiness, and I just love him. So when a good friend of mine sent me some Yale lectures on the book, I got interested again, and I’m really glad I did. If you hadn’t heard of Cormac before Oprah said his name, go back and find this one. It’s probably his most beautiful work, and certainly his most important. If you liked Captain Ahab, you will adore the Glanton’s maniacal quest for scalps.


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FEATURE Way, way, way back in 2008, a group of friends who were fed up with the music scene in Macon and the lack of options for anyone under the age of 21 decided they were going to do something about. Thus, from many late-night brainstorming sessions and more trial and error than anyone would care to admit, the Macon Venue Project was born. A group of five or so friends put together their money and equipment and started hosting all ages shows at the only location that was available and willing to work with them, Starcadia. Yes, that Starcadia, under their pavilion. The family fun center. With the putt-putt and go-kart racing. Needless to say, it wasn't the most ideal location but the project took off like wildfire. The first show drew well over 150 kids from 14 year olds to twenty-somethings and the group expanded from there on out. After each show, money was put away for future events but more directly towards the funding of a building and equipment for an all age venue that actually catered to an audience under 21 as well music that would interest older crowds. Fast forward only a few months and dozens of bands later and the MVP crew had their biggest show at the pavilion to date; the show featured a rapidly growing hardcore-metal (let's use that term loosely…They’re very outspoken about their influences, ranging from Queens of the Stone Age to Pantera to Pink Floyd ) band by the name of He Is Legend. The band, a staple on the Solid State Records line-up, had been selling out clubs all around the country and was making a name for themselves after releasing two somewhat successful albums through the label. Their most well-known song, “I Am Hollywood” is easily one of the most recognizable rock/hardcore songs of the past 10 years and was a platform for the band to reach out to newer audiences. So, on June 8th, a crowd of over 500 people showed up and packed out the pavilion area as He Is Legend, along with local support acts, played through one crowd pleaser after another. The aftermath of the show was far more than expected for the Macon Venue Project crew; Physical and online support swelled, the attention of local media was finally obtained and it seemed like they were on the road to success. It would be no more than three months later than the Macon Venue Project would officially find their first home at the Stephen's Building (473 Cherry St across from what is now Dolce Vita). The building was obtained on a monthly lease and was in far from ideal shape when the crew moved in. The first show was held almost directly after they moved in. Bands played on the floor, sound equipment was rented, and somehow in all the chaos and confusion there was an overwhelming sense of organization and support from the audience as if to say "We're on the verge of having something amazing here, let's respect it and help it grow". The show was a success, as were the others that followed, but the biggest break came in December when progressive metal giants Between The Buried and Me choose Macon as one of the locations for a short South Eastern tour. Between The

THE RETURN OF ‘HE IS LEGEND’ HE IS LEGEND TO PLAY THE 567 CENTER - JUNE 29TH If you haven’t ever heard of the band, and I’m willing to bet a majority of the 11th Hour readers have not, then you many not be inclined to go see them. Or any band you’ve never heard of. Unfortunately, that seems to be a running belief in Macon that until you’ve heard of a band, they aren’t worth going to see. Getting a band to come play in Macon was nowhere near as easy four years ago as it is now. But we need folks to go see them... BY SEAN PRITCHARD Buried and Me was selling out large clubs and theaters around the globe and had decided to choose He Is Legend as their tour mates for the set of five dates. This time through would be MVP's largest show, with over 700 people through the door that night. While that was probably well against the fire code rating for the building, it could easily go down in Macon music history as one of the most successful DIY efforts this city has ever seen. He Is Legend made a lasting impression on every single person that attended those shows or was a part of that crowd. I remember hearing friends of my parents and older siblings proclaiming, “ I was downtown this weekend for First Friday and I saw more people out than I have ever before…and all of them had weird hair and piercings. But there had to have been a few hundred of them”. Months passed by and, just as many things in this city have a tendency to be met with resistance from some group or another, Macon Venue Project was met with financial trouble, a lack of support from the local community and general mismanagement (I suppose there’s always a good chance that will happen in instances when you a group of people learning through their mistakes are met with great responsibilities). After moving across the street to the building that is now Dolce Vita, the MVP crew had to resort back to booking shows at various locations around town before eventually disbanding. What lasted and is still very fresh on the minds of all those that supported the group is the two appearances that He Is Legend made in Macon over those few months. Photographer Kyle Newberry, a Maconite now living in New York, captured the shows energy in a series of shots that could have Macon easily mistaken for any of the major music markets

in the country. And Macon had yet another connection with the band; In April 2009, Between the Buried and Me and He Is Legend teamed up for another South East tour, this time featuring Macon-Warner Robins act Eyris. Eyris was chosen to open for the bands in December and members of BTBAM and HIL were so impressed that they asked Eyris to come on the short tour with them, playing theaters and clubs in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. This would be Eyris’ first tour ever. Eventually, things began to fall apart for the members of He Is Legend. Due to complexities with the contract they had signed with Solid State, they were nearly completely broke and had no support from their label. The band eventually parted ways with Solid State and released their most recent effort titled, It Hates You, on Tragic Hero Records in late 2009. Following a few short tours, the group quietly announced that they would be going on an “indefinite hiatus” from playing together as a band. Singer Schuyler Croom left on tour to fill in for Dallas Taylor of Maylene & the Son’s of Disaster (at the time, an extremely popular Southern-hardcore band), while other members went separate ways. Public statements from the band cited “financial shortcomings” and “complications with legal and managerial officials” but that if they could overcome these things, their break would be nothing more than a chunk of time off to re-evaluate how their band operates as a business. Two more years past and little was heard from the band. They played a secret “reunion” show at a small club in Wilmington in December of 2010 before somewhat parting ways again for almost a full year. They would then resurface in 2011 for a Halloween show in

Wilmington that was met with rumors of a potential full reunion, plus a new album and a possible tour. Around the end of December that year, Croom laid rumors to rest through his Twitter (that seems to be the acceptable media for any buzz worthy events these days) that 2012 would see the release of a brand new album from the band. Within hours of the announcement, blogs and forums were alive with news of the bands return to the studio and stage. Two shows were announced in their home state of North Carolina early in 2012 and were attended by fans from all around the South East. More shows have been booked and it seems that a band that was once crippled by the politics and business of the corporate music world are making their way back onto their feet and reshaping an idea that was left for dead only a few years ago. If you haven’t ever heard of the band though, and I’m willing to bet a majority of the 11th Hour Readers have not, then you may not be inclined to go see them. Or any band you’ve never heard of. Unfortunately, that seems to be a running belief in Macon that until you’ve heard of a band, they aren’t worth hearing about. Getting a band to come play in Macon was nowhere near as easy four years ago as it is now. Macon Venue Project catered to an audience that listened and loved bands that their peers and parents didn’t know, and that’s what drove their initial success. As the years passed, the bands grew older, as did the fans, and things obviously changed. By this point I assume that you’re wondering the whole point of this article. It boils down to a very simple one. He Is Legend is returning to Macon for a headlining show at The 567 Center on Friday, June 29th. This will mark the band’s third show in Macon and what is expected to be their best. Former MVP promoter Brandon Bish worked alongside Douglasville, GA based production group 152 Productions to book the show here. “I am really excited to have the guys back in Macon! The last few times they have played, the turnouts and overall show experience were amazing. I know the band has been on hiatus for a few years, but their manager told me they have really been focused on writing new music and making a come back. I think it will be great because a lot of people who have not come out to shows in the downtown area will be at The 567 for this one”, said Bish, of the event. If nothing else, it’s an opportunity for you to see a band that was continually hindered by the corporate music system dust themselves off and continue playing music for the reasons they started; for a love of their influences, to create something their own, and to share it with everyone who cared about it as possible. Tickets are $10.00 in advance and can be purchased through the 567 Center’s website (the567.org) or $12.00 the day of show. He Is Legend is supported by regionally based acts Heart Cake Party, After Me The Flood, Be Easy and All Is Lost. For more information, visit The567.org or email Brandon at tristen.bish@gmail.com 11thHourOnline.com

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While Nick hardly needs an introduction these days, what with all the fuss over “the wall” surrounding Roasted’s outdoor patio area, the downtown entrepreneur took a few minutes to share a few of his...

FAVORITE THINGS I Heart LA Photo. I got this as I was leaving Venice Beach to come to Macon. It was done by a local artist, and it reminds me of where I’m from, where I was raised. Art Shows- This is the first piece of art I bought at one of our shows here at Roasted. I really enjoy hosting these art events, and I appreciate the artists that come through here.

MY FAVORITE THINGS with Nick Rizkalla owner, Roasted

Readers Choice Award- This is the first award we’ve won here at Roasted, for Best New Restaurant. It really made us feel like our hard work paid off, and that the community was noticing us. Panda Hat- This is by Grassroots California. I love all kinds of fitted hats, and Grassroots gives a percentage back to charity. This one, of course went to help save some Pandas. Review in the Telegraph- This was our first review in a publication, and we got three stars, so we are pretty proud of that. Save the Wall T Shirt- Big news this year. But this shirt, more than anything, symbolizes the support we have from our community. It really means a lot to me. I love my Nike Dunks. I love tennis shoes, and they’ve got to be bright and funky. Bulletin Board- Some of our customers put this together for us this year, and it just shows some of the great things that have gone on here this past year. From my birthday, to bands and DJ’s and everything in between, it’s been a good time. Coffee Cup- We had these made over Xmas, and it just symbolizes my love for coffee. Local Band CD’s - This one is by my boys Xavii, but we have lots of local bands that come through here, and I appreciate all of them, and their hard work.

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Macon’s favorite boutique, Karats & Keepsakes celebrated 25 years in business with a Cocktails and Cupcakes runway show on April 26th. Julie Evans, owner of the trendy storefront is proud to announce the event raised over $5000 for Central Georgia Autism, Ltd. The event hosted over 250 guests and served up over 300 cupcakes! Attendees were also treated to a runway show showcasing fashion through the last 25 years.

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Travis Tritt, Shane Bridges Band and Aaron Parker concert to benefit The Arc Macon. Pictured above with Tritt: Nichole Mitchell, owner/stylist - Signature Salon, Macon Rachel Phillips, owner - Jack & Darcy, Milledgeville


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WEDNESDAYS Calientes Burrito Shop (471-8110) – 12 and under eat free; one per adult – after 6:00 pm Georgia Bob’s (257-6710) – 10 and under eat free; one per adult – and after 5pm Saturday

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DINING OUT

dining hotspots BLD: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner BAR: Alcohol Served $: Entrees under $10 $$: $10-$20 $$$: Above $20

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20’s Pub Boasting freshly prepared sandwiches, salads and dinner specials in a well-lit tavern-like setting. LD • BAR • $ 3076 Riverside Dr.

Bearfoot Tavern Downtown Macon’s only sports tavern with loads of beers on tap, 25 in bottles, great food and flat screen tvs at every booth. LD • BAR • $ 401 Cherry Street. Open Monday through Friday at 4:00 p.m and all day on Saturday and Sunday at noon.

Billy’s Clubhouse Come try Billy's new menu with our angus burgers, colossal sandwiches, great salads, appetizers and more. Lunch and dinner specials available as well as our late nite menu. "We upped our standards, Now up yours!" LD • $ • BAR 1580 Forest Hill Road, Macon. Mon-Sat 11a-2p, Sun 12:30p - 12a. Buffalos Cafe on Zebulon You know this place has great wings, but they also feature a large selection of salads and sandwiches, large screen tvs to watch all your favorite games and a popular trivia night for the whole family. LD • BAR • $ 5990 Zebulon Rd. CJ’s Bar & Grill You can’t really call this bar food. Is it fried, yes, but it’s fresh and so, so good! Sloppy nachos, great burgers and chicken wraps. LD • BAR • $ 2910 Riverside Drive, 757-3262

The Dawghouse Bar & Grill Open Monday - Sunday, serving daily lunch specials and a daily happy hour. LD • BAR • $ 634 Shurling Drive Friends Bar & Grill Serving up your favorite homestyle dishes, along with famous burgers, chicken tenders and other bar food staples. 7405 Industrial Highway, 784-9191

Fowl Play Downtown Macon’s only wing house specializing in dozens of flavors, bar food staples and some surprising specialties, including Sloppy Joe Nachos, amazing sandwiches (such as the fried shrimp po boy), entrees, salads, and more. Also open late Thur - Sat til 4am. LD • BAR • $ 580 Cherry St

Locos Grill & Pub Casual, kid-friendly, family dining.We’re talking great food, sports on the big screens and a full bar. Fantastic weekly specials and live music on the weekends. Delivery and catering also available. LD BAR • $ 2440 Riverside Drive. Friends Bar & Grill of Byron Daily lunch specials, poker, pool and karaoke. 101 W. E. Green Jr. Parkway Byron

Nu-Way Weiners Open since 1916, this original store with its neon sign is one of America's oldest hot dog stands and they serve secret recipe chili sauce, famous hot dogs, hamburgers, and other sandwiches. BLD • $ 430 Cotton Avenue, 743.1368

The Rookery There isn’t a place downtown that has been serving us longer.The Rookery offers some of the best comfort food in Macon. Burgers, Nachos, Sandwiches and daily lunch specials that can’t be beat. LD BAR $ 543 Cherry Street, 746-8658

Wild Wing Cafe Newly opened franchise at the Shoppes at River Crossing, fantastic wings in over 30 flavors, over 20 brews on tap, great salads and one of the few dining options in North Macon that offers live music on the weekends. LD • BAR $-$$, 477.WILD

MEXICAN

Caliente’s Burrito Shop We’ve all had this style of big burrito by now, but Caliente’s does them the best. If you can handle it, get the MOAB… if not, there’s always the Thrilla From Tha Grilla, which

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Q&A WITH THOSE IN THE RESTAURANT BIZ

Len Berg’s, a downtown landmark, celebrated its grand opening on Tuesday, June 5. Len Berg’s is now located at 240 Post Office Alley. Owner Alex Lee is an experienced entrepreneur and has owned several restaurants in the past. After looking at the old Len Berg’s building, he visited other restaurants in Downtown and discovered there was no one serving a country-style buffet. The daily menu will consist of five meats, fourteen vegetables, pasta, Greek salad and a traditional salad. “Some days we may feature traditional Korean food. We will have to see if people like it,” Lee says, “My favorite is the baked chicken. We make it moist and tender not dry like some other places.” Len Berg’s hours will be Monday – Friday from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturday, TBD and Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. is just right. LD • $ 6255 Zebulon Road El Sombrero Witha brand new outside dining patio, this is the place to get some fresh, authentic mexican cuisine in downtown Macon. LD • BAR • $ Located off Spring Street in the Baconsfield Shopping Center.

SEAFOOD

Jim Shaw’s Casual dining with Macon’s best seafood, tuna tidbits, scallops, wild Georgia shrimp. Seperate bar area with smoking. D • BAR $-$$ 3040 Vineville

PIZZA / ITALIAN

Ingleside Village Pizza IVP has the best pizza in town and the best beer selection. Keep it classy with the white pizza and a Stella Artois or, keep it real with a slice of the ultimate and a 24-oz. High Life. LD • BAR $ 2396 Ingleside Avenue, & downtown across from Mercer Univ.

Mellow Mushroom In 1974, three college students in Atlanta opened the first of what has now grown to 100 restaurants. Each one locallyowned and operated, with their own distinct, funkified flavor. Gourmet pizza, original sandwiches and a large drink menu. Family friendly! LD • BAR • $$$ 5425 Bowman Road, Macon. Guiseppi’s Pizza With fresh baked pizza and exclusive wedgies, pasta dishes and salads, this pizza place has a little something for everyone. Happy hour Mon-Fri 4-7pm. LD • BAR • $-$$ Tom Hill Sr. Blvd.

LUNCH SPOTS

Adriana’s Quick & delicious cafeteriastyle lunch, serving the most authentic Italian in town, including sandwiches, soup, salads, pasta, pizza. Mon-Thur 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-6pm. L • $ 359 Third Street Market City Café – Superb sandwiches, homemade soups, loaded salads, pizza and pastas. Unique breakfast menu including gourmet coffees and teas. Dinner now being served Fridays and Saturdays featuring seafood and steak specials. Full bar, excellent wine cellar. Full catering services on or off site. Open Tues-Thur, 7am-6pm; Friday and Saturday 7am-9pm. 502 Cherry St., Macon 257-6612 BLD • BAR • $-$$

SPECIALTY

Greek Corner Deli Serving delicious lamb gyros, monster greek salads, subs and specialty sandwiches 7 days a week.

Name: Chris Claiborne Where she works: Manager for Hud’s Clubhouse, Hud’s Bar and Grill and Chasen’s What she recommends at the clubs? Our lemon pepper wings are the best in town, and can be ordered at any of the Clubs! Also, come enjoy our Happy Hour every day from 4-7pm, $1.50 domestics and 2-4-1 wells. Favorite restaurant other than where you work: Grits, where she was a former bar manager before the unfortunate fire.

One of the few restaurants downtown open on Sundays and the only late night eatery on Saturdays 12:30am til 3am! LD • $ 587 Cherry Street, 254.3059. Second location; Greek Corner Pizza also offers calzones, pizzas, greek firies and plenty of ready-made desserts. Forsyth Street.

Roasted Cafe & Lounge Serving delicious specialty deli-style sandwiches like the Cali Club,The Greek Heat and Roasted Chicken. Also, delicious salads and grown-up PB&Js.Try their famous Date Shake or specialty coffees. 442 Second Street, downtown Macon.

The Downtown Grill Slightly upscale dining serving specialties like Andouillecrusted rainbow trout, cranberry and goat cheese stuffed filets and desserts to die for. Also features an extensive wine list and it’s own humidor. D • BAR • $$-$$$ 562 Mulberry Street, 742.5999

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The Shamrock Dargan and his crew cook up some of the best homemade meals in Macon, including his legendary Shepard’s Pie. Plus, he’ll surprise you every week with some interesting seafood selections. D • BAR $-$$ 342 Rose Avenue, Payne City

Metropolis Cafe Offering Greek, Mediterranean and Indian Cuisine.Two locations:Warner Robins - 866 Hwy 96 (478) 988-8129 **Indian Cuisine served in W.R. on Wed. & Sat. only; Macon - 2460 Riverside Dr. (478) 464-0247; Hours of operation: Mon. – Sun., 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. $-$$

Ninja Japanese Steakhouse Newly opened in downtown Macon, enjoy their unique and delicious sushi options prepared by owner and 20-year chef, along side freshly prepared Japanese offerings. Open for lunch and dinner. Full bar available. Located in Mulberry Street Lane, across from Tokyo Alley. LD • BAR • $-$$ The Tic Toc Room Contemporary setting with a sophisticated menu, great wine selection. D • BAR • $$-$$$ 401Cherry Street, 743.4645

BREAKFAST

J. Christopher’s Open 7am-2pm daily, and their signature breakfast dishes all day long. Strawberry waffles to eggs benedict, fresh salads to innovative sandwiches. BL • $ 220 Starcadia Circle, Macon, 476-0220

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THE CITY SCENE

SEEING RED

Another Brick In The Wall

IN OTHER NEWS... Turns out, many downtowners knew the man who had allegedly been destroying downtown property for months. An awfully designed and poorly executed tag spelling out SLUG has been turning up on bricks and lamp posts and signs, and trash cans in the downtown area for months. So there was a big cheer from business owners when < Ralph Stone was arrested by U.S. Marshalls this week and charged with the crime.

Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s face it folks: This is just another in a long series of garbage that will continue to plague our schools and our community so long as Dallemand and the members of the board who give him carte blanche are allowed to do so. I sincerely hope that the PSC will find just cause to complete an investigation themselves in this matter and take appropriate measures to protect the integrity of our system... WHAT INVESTIGATION? Read on as 11th Hour columnist Bill Knowles digs up more â&#x20AC;&#x153;dirtâ&#x20AC;? on Bibb School Superintendent Romain Dallemand. BILL KNOWLES Active member of the Bibb Republican Party

ellâ&#x20AC;ŚMy vacation to Cape Cod was nice while it lasted. I left behind all the worries and cares of my job as well as that of the worries and cares about Macon, Bibb County and Romain Dallemand for a glorious week of frolicking in New England with my family doing everything from eating a lobster in Maine. watching the Red Sox get beat by the Orioles at Fenway, sauntering in Thoreauâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s footsteps at Walden Pond to riding a swan boat in Boston Common and

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Romain Dallemand and that to claim that title you must, by Florida Statute Code 491.012, subsection c, be a fully licensed therapist. I then consulted with Darren Latch who agreed with me that this was something that should be reported to the proper authorities, Darren filed a complaint with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, I with the Florida Department of Health. The letter I received back from them confirmed our allegations calling Dr. Dallemandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s behavior â&#x20AC;&#x153;unacceptableâ&#x20AC;?, but beyond the Statute of Limitations, so no investigation in Florida would be conducted. Not so in Georgia. The PSC will be holding a hearing this

it a fair question to ask that if this one instance wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t properly vetted by the company that is supposed to screen qualified candidates for school boards across the nation, what other things have slipped through the cracks? Shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the board be demanding a refund for their â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;servicesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;? I mean come on peopleâ&#x20AC;ŚIf an amateur like me can find this so simply, why wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t this found before he came here? And why is there a double standard being applied to Dallemand? He certainly didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give April Garner the benefit of the doubt when he fired her for her lack of integrity. Apparently, Garner was hired last year and approved by the school system to be a associate superintendent of zone and was fired by Dallemand because she did not disclose that she had a DUI on her record. The fact is that she did disclose the DUI on her

application and on her loyalty oath but apparently that wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t good enough for Dallemand. Why should Dallemand be held to a different standard that he subjected Garner to by the board who selected him? (Eventually she was reinstated, but has since left the system. Who could blame her along with 44 members of the faculty at Westside High School, 20 at Central High as well as countless others across the school system?) Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s face it folks: This is just another in a long series of garbage that will continue to plague our schools and our community so long as Dallemand and the members of the board who give him carte blanche are allowed to do so. I sincerely hope that the PSC will find just cause to complete an investigation themselves in this matter and take appropriate measures to protect the integrity of our system.

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eating my favorite desserts in the North End of Boston at Modern Pastry. (Yeah, I bought the t-shirt from there, so I can say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Been there, done that and got the t-shirt.â&#x20AC;?) My first week back to reality has been less than peaceful. As you may know, I received a letter upon my return, from the Florida Department of Health regarding a complaint that I made to the Sunshine State as a result of a discrepancy I found on the resume of our old friend Dr. Romain Dallemand. On the resume that Herr Doktor submitted through PROACT to the Bibb County Board of Education, I saw that Dr. Dallemand listed himself as being employed in private practice as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mental Health Therapistâ&#x20AC;? from 1994-1998. After a few emails to the State of Florida, I was told that there had never been a Mental Health Therapist licensed in Florida by the name

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Homeless Hill, a band of Warner Robins boys who have been relentlessly touring the southeast and recording, have just finished in the studio to release their second EP, Invincible. Don’t miss the party, June 29th at the Cox Capitol Theatre How did you get started playing music? Danny: My older brother was very musical and I've got to give him credit for turning me into a music junkie. He had a set of drums and I used to listen to him play and would sneak into his room and play them every chance I got. It came very natural for me so I joined the school band and never looked back. I remember listening to old Van Halen and Metallica records and trying to figure out the drum parts in their entirety. I was never allowed to have a TV in my bedroom so that's literally how I spent most of my evenings as a kid, listening to music and trying to pick apart all the drum parts. Who are your influences, what's playing on your ipod right now? Darin: My influences range from Alter Bridge, Foo Fighters, and Audioslave, all the way to Stevie Wonder, Brad Paisley, and the Beatles. I appreciate talent in any form. And I'm playing Incubus in my iPod for the moment.

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Back Yard Boogie returns with powerful sounds from the Dirty Doves and Thomas Wynn and The Believers. Dirty Doves will take stage at the Charles H Jones Pavilion on the lawn behing the Big House, showcasing original blues

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Xavii EP release at Roasted Cafe & Lounge Pre order the upcoming EP and support their tour up the east coast! Official EP Release party at Roasted Cafe and Lounge! Xavii has made a name for itself in the past year in Macon forming rhythmically sophisticated rock music and challenging listeners. Visit Kickstarter to pledge your support, they currently have 16 backers with $300 pledged of the $450 they need to finish the new album.

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Xavii @ Roasted Cafe & Lounge a show. Tickets are just $10. The Cavern is located on Hwy 96 in Bonaire.

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Local Roast Reprise f/t DJs Roger Riddle, S3ktor, Wet Paint & Dark Shadow @ Roasted Cafe & Lounge Stream some of these DJs mixes at MixCloud.com for hint at what’s in store. Dubstep, Dark Dnb, Drumstep, Techstep.. And Roger Riddle was voted your 2012 Best DJ in Macon!

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EG Kight @ The Opening Act

native bluegrass band. These guys gather around one mic in true Appalachia style and play original boot-stompers and fun, kitchy covers. Great show, plus no cover!

One of the last concerts in this listeningroom environment, the Opening Act will be closing its doors after June 30. Don’t miss EG’s powerful blues in this intimate, one of kind atmosphere. Just $5.

Abby Owens @ The Opening Act

Chapter 13 @ Hud’s Clubhouse

Free acoustic concert in a listening room environment. “Abby Owens is an incredible singer, an interesting and unpredictable songwriter, and a real sweetheart. You'll love her." – Jason Isbell. Don’t miss this free show with Macon’s very own favorite singer/songwriter.

FRIDAY, JUNE 22

Michael Allman & Soulshine @ The Cavern, Warner Robins Gregg Allman, founder of the Allman Brothers Band actually has five kids, most of whom are in the music business. Michael Sean Allman (born July 1966), by Mary Lynn Green, a waitress, is no exception. The reknowned vocalist has joined forces with Middle Georgia’s own Soulshine, an Allman Brothers tribute band to bring Middle Georgia one heck of

One of the coolest outdoor stages in Macon, complete with a huge deck and patio area just ten minutes from downtown Macon. If you haven’t been to a show here before, check it out, we know you’ll be impressed and keep coming back. And Chapter 13 puts on a rocking show, too.

Michael Allman @ The Cavern in Bonaire

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 Wowser Bowser @ The Hummingbird No cover!

The rise of Deerhunter opened the door for those more avant-minded groups in town to finally strut their stuff for an audience. The gentlemen of Wowser Bowser create alluring tunes that meld '80s pop warmth with '00s experimentation." - Creative Loafing Atlanta

THURSDAY, JUNE 28

Josh Carson @ Wild Wing Cafe Acoustic singer extradornaire is back on the Wild Wing stage to perform all the classics, your favorites and some obscure covers you’ll find yourself loving.

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He Is Legend at the 567 Center 152 Productions presents He Is Legend with HeartCakeParty, After Me The Flood, Be Easy, and All is Lost. Doors open at 6:30, the music starts at 7 pm. $12. All ages. For more information: (478) 2386051. For more info, see page 11.

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IN MY HEAD I

n the months before their deaths, relatives say Mildred and Jewel Cleveland had struggled living in the same house with Mildred's grown son, Jason Howard. Jobless and socially withdrawn, Howard was a disturbed man who had been committed to a mental institution for schizophrenia following his arrest for robbing a bank. Although his mother thought that Howard could be rehabilitated and insisted that he live with them, relatives say her husband, Jewel, wasn't so sure. Police think that after killing and burying the Clevelands, Jason Howard continued to live in the house. He paid bills, cared for the family pets, and even took a trip to the family's vacation home. With the aid of cadaver dogs, Liberty County police found the bodies of Jewel and Mildred Cleveland JASON HOWARD wrapped in tarps and buried in a barn on June 15, 2004. An autopsy later conArrested 4/13/2009 4 Cts Felony Murder firmed that both had been shot in the head and that Mildred had been beaten first. In his own words from a November 1994 note, Howard explained: Let it be known that I, Jason M. Howard, can be extremely paranoid, therefore as a fugitive I will not only be carrying firearms but explosives as well...I'm not dangerous until I am crossed or cornered, so stay away. Keep away and don't blame me for a dead tactical team. Only yourselves to blame. For the next several years, Howard would live in the woods in Macon Georgia, in a camp he constructed out of camouflage tarps and tents and everything else he could find. He was featured on America’s Most Wanted during those years, though he would elude arrest until 2009, when Macon Police found him breaking into a rental car. Some months later, a friend of the 11th Hour, and a cross country runner, came across Howard’s camp in the woods. In it three journals were found. What follows is a page of one of these journals, the first in a series of pages that look inside the head of a suspected killer.


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