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KNOW MACON: JULY 27 - AUG 10, 2012



with Bukue One

by BRAD EVANS - (478) 508-7096



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


CITY PICKS Sidewalk Stories, Free Fab’rik, First Friday Art Stroll, Juliette Opry and so much more! PAGE 4 Culture Calendar PAGE 6 Q&A with Bukue One PAGE 11


MY FAVORITE THINGS with Tina Dickson PAGE 20 NIGHTLIFE -PAGE 23 - Urban Explorer by Sean Pritchard

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

Views ISSUE FEATURE Bragg Jam 46 Band Rundown PAGES 10-13

CITY SCENE “Time to Vote!” by Larry Schlesinger PAGE 9 SEEING RED BOE Audit Flawed PAGE 18

New Puppy This dude rocks! He's a little shy at first, but he'll walk wherever you want to take him on a leash. This is the 'prancing' boy, and he's available for adoption NOW at Bibb County Animal Services. He's available at Macon Animal Control located at 1010 Eleventh Street, Macon. 478-751-9200.

PICK IT UP! The 11th Hour is distributed every two weeks to over 75 locations throughout Middle Georgia DOWNTOWN LOCATIONS Bearfoot Tavern Tic Toc Room BJ’s Billards The Rookery Macon Arts Alliance Jennoely’s, Adriana’s Acapulco (outside box) Market City Café Margo’s Barber Shop Club Element The Hummingbird Cox Capitol Theatre Tokyo Alley Ninja Japanese Visitors Center F owl Play / Bottoms Up

Roasted Coffee Shop Broadway Lofts Roly Poly Theatre Macon Greek Corner Deli Box on Cherry (3 bundles) The Marriot concierge El Sombrero, Baconsfield Fincher’s Barbecue Good to Go

VINE/INGLE Ingleside Village Pizza Joe D’s The Shamrock Milltown Market Moes Jeneanne’s Greek Corner Pizza Player’s Club El Sombrero on Forsyth

MERCER VILLAGE Ingleside Village Pizza Jittery Joe’s, Margaritas Rodeo Beach Mercer Univ. student center Mercer Law School

NORTH MACON Macon Little Theatre Museum of Arts & Sciences Johnny’s Pizza McCallister’s Deli Polly’s,The Upstairs Bar Zebulon Food Court

Caliente’s Buffalo’s Margaritas (2 locations) Ansley Apartments

RIVERSIDE CROSSING: Wild Wing Café Sticky Fingers Georgia Bobs Barberitos BASS ROAD: J Christophers Mirko Pasta Macon Mellow Mushroom Margaritas High on the Hog

RIVERSIDE/TOM HILL CJ’S Sports Bar Locos Grill & Pub Backporch Lounge Chasen’s Lounge 20’s Pub, NY Capello’s Subs Shogun, Hooters Remax Office Rivalry’s, Guiseppi’s Billy’s Clubhouse EAST MACON: El Sombrero / Baconsfield The Dawghouse

July 27 - August 10, 2012


August 5 - 11 is National Farmers Market Week... Macon is lucky to have a daily state farmers market with regional produce, a weekly market on Mulberry Street every Wednesday from 4-7pm and a monthly market at Wesleyan College every second Saturday of the month selling everything from fresh locally grown vegetables and herbs, grassfed beef, organic eggs and honey and locally made arts and crafts. Support our local farmers.

Sidewalk Stories Do you know of a section of sidewalk in College Hill that needs to be repaired? Nominate it to be rejuvenated by the Crossroads Writers group. They have received a Knight Neighborhood Challenge grant to replace damaged Corridor sidewalks with fresh, safe ones. You can also recommend a Maconrelated song lyric, poem or quote to be placed in the new sidewalks. Ready to suggest a sidewalk or quote? Just fill out the Nomination Form online at The deadline for nominations is August 13, with a public vote for finalists in September.

Fab’rik of Macon is teaming up with the Mentor’s Project of Bibb County for a Teen Shopping Spree. The trendy boutique is asking for its patrons to clean out their closets and donate them to the store, where for one day, Fab’rik will turn into a reshop boutique that teens involved in the Mentors Project can enjoy, without the pressure of pricetags.

Inside Eric O’Dell’s studio, photo

Simply drop off your clothing donations by Saturday, August 4th, or contact the store about volunteering, they are need in people to helpbuild the warehouse and sort the clothes. Fab’rik is located at 4420 Forsyth Road, Macon. (478)475-1800. Store hours Monday - Saturday 10-7, Sunday 1-5. For more information visit

Get Outta Town

Gallery Art Stroll, First Friday, Aug 3 For August's First Friday, The 567 presents the opening reception of "Vintage & Modern: Photography by Debbie Ealer". Ealer's photography of nature and everyday objects will pull you in as it highlights the beauty in the small details of life. To capture these images, she uses photography techniques ranging from vintage film cameras and polaroids to modern digital cameras and the latest in photo-editing software. Come observe the subtle differences in these beautiful photos created through the range of photography technology. In addition to photos by Debbie Ealer, there will also be a few photos on display by her son, Chris Ealer. Debbie Ealer lives in Warner Robins. When she's not taking photos, she can be found writing poetry, studying English at Macon State College, working at her job as an office manager, or spending time with her two children. Chris Ealer lives with his wife in Perry. This exhibit will be on display August 3September 2. The gallery, and this event, are free and open to the public. The Macon Arts Gallery will present “Size Matters.” "Size Matters" will feature large-scale works by some of our most prolific and loved local artists. Eric O' Dell and Joe Adams will have work on display. Laura Dewberry Surace and Jeffery Surace will too. This exhibit is something that decorators, and those looking to redecorate, will not want to miss. Free event, 58 pm. Opening reception to feature complimentary wine and hor d’ouervres. 486 First Street.

Saturday, August 4, 6:00 PM Come on out to Juliette on the first Saturday of month. Pickin' on the porch at 6, live music inside at 8 with the Fillmores House Band. Admission free, but donations are welcome and needed. The Juliette Opry is located at Mccrackin Street in Juliette.


JULY 27 - AUGUST 10, 2012

Artist Studios Open House at the Contemporary Arts Exchange We are a group of 20 or so, eclectic artists that share a common interest. We all love to create art! We open our spaces on the first Friday of every month to the general public as an "open house" / informal exhibit. Free and Open to the Public 710pm. 590 Mulberry Street, upstairs.

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The things making our world just a little bit better | by brad evans



MACON HEALTH CLUB Something else I’ve loved for a really long time is the Macon Health Club. What began with a 1910 YMCA building, then a 1950s dormitory, the building has not lost its prohibition appeal. Though you probably can’t tell it, I’ve been a member there for over a decade now, and while I need to spend less time on the dumbbells and more time on the treadmill, I love absolutely everything about that gym. The old wooden walls, and bad lighting, the tilted track that runs in a circle above the weights, and I’d be foolish not to mention that locker room. Equipped with 1960’s exercise bikes, old massage tables, hundreds of lockers, and a pool table, it makes me feel almost Turkish. The steam room alone is worth the price of admission and for those of you still spending too much time on a barstool, many a hangover has been cured in there.

2008 Bragg Jam Board of Directors donating $30,000 to Newtown Macon to help with the upkeep and beautification of the Ocumgee Riverwalk. L-R: John Griffin, Lisa McClendon, Brad Evans, Wes Griffith, Chris Horne, Heather Evans, Betsy Griffith, Jessica Walden


BRAGG JAM BOARD OF DIRECTORS Back before FaceSpace let you let the world look in on your soul; I was a part of the Bragg Jam Board of Directors. We were a tight group with no money who worked hard and made a music fest happen here in Macon, every year, for almost ten. At the end of every year, we gave a bunch of money away, then started over. So it makes me happy that since stepping off the board two years ago, Bragg Jam has continued onwards in that great tradition. The lineup looks stellar, I hear bunches of money has been raised, and I can’t wait to get to go the event without a CB radio latched to my hip. Congrats to the Board for what’s sure to be a great year, I look forward to seeing you all sweat.


TOWNES VAN ZANDT I’m terrible about leaving a beloved artist behind. I may read an author for six solid months, fall in love, and not pick him up again for six years. I’m the same with music. I get all obsessive, listen to someone until I puke when I hear them, and just leave them there, all deserted on my iPod for years. This past week, when Townes Van Zandt passed through my shuffle I latched back on and haven’t been able to shake him. My wife walked down the aisle to Townes, and if I have it my way it will be his song that plays at my funeral. I hope that from now on I won’t let it go so long in between. I do have some friends left that hadn’t heard much about Townes, except for him being the guy who wrote “Pancho and Lefty.” If you are one of those people, then go buy Our Mother The Mountain, Live at the Old Quarter, and Townes Van Zandt as soon as possible.

Walking Dead Comic Buries the Competition as 100th Issue Sells Out! July 2012 - “the Best-Selling Comic of the 21st Century.” Rabid fans and collectors flock toward milestones (issue No. 100!) and multiple covers (this one has nine – same story, different cover – available for purchase).

Avalon Comics 2384 Ingleside Ave. (478) 254-2749








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.

KONVERSATIONS & KONNECTIONS: A WINE & CHEESE SOCIAL Admission is $20 and will allot you the option to sample either 8 different types of wine or 6 different types of beer! If you sample a beer or wine that excites your pallet, the winery will have special discount pricing on the beer and wine at the venue for purchase. If you want to continue partying after the social, the Lounge will be open until 2AM and you can continue partying with the NUPEs! 6 pm to 2 am, Phone: 478-957-2570 The After Dark Lounge, 3640 Eisenhower Pkwy Suite 330. “EAST MEETS WEST” NATIVE AMERICAN EXHIBIT - TWO DAYS ONLY - AT THE MUSEUM OF ARTS AND SCIENCES "East Meets West" is a real 19th-century Indian camp of Creek and Comanche tribes, where the residents dressed in full period regalia demonstrate the primitive skills and camp life of Native American culture in 1800s Wild West. See lots of real Indian artifacts on display and learn about living on the American Southern Plains. Go Native Now's Little Big Mountain (of Comanche and Mohawk heritage) and Laura Alcorn (from the Blackfoot Confederacy) will share many aspects of Native American culture, including the lives of women and the differences between Southeastern and Plains Indians. Don't miss this exciting, new experience at the Museum of Arts and Sciences, two days ONLY! Free with Museum admission, 4182 Forsyth Road.

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. 2330 Ingleside Ave. 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. 2nd Floor, 590 Mulberry St.

New Live Music Venue Opens on Riverside Drive Club Live, located at 2780 Riverside Drive, will host its grand opening celebration the weekend of August 10 and 11. The new live music venue will be open Thursday thru Saturday, 7pm with live music starting at 10pm. Saturday nights will also be Bike Night. Boasting some of the best drink specials in Macon, the new club will also serve food nightly. For more information, visit our exclusive Bar and Music Schedule, or follow them on facebook: ClubLiveMacon.


8.03 “FREE BIRDS AND NIGHT OWLS” MUSICAL WALKING TOUR The new tour by Rock Candy takes an hour and covers downtown landmarks like the Downtown Grill, the Dempsey Hotel, the Douglass Theatre, the Tic Toc Room, Capricorn Studio, Grant's Lounge and several more places that hold stories of Macon music history. This tour is a different, shorter route and cheaper than our regular "Rock n' Roll Stroll" that takes place every Saturday (and will continue to do so!). The tour will start just outside the Rookery on Cherry Street (look for the Rock Candy Tours sign!) and end at Grant's Lounge on Poplar. The "Free Birds and Night Owls" walking tour will be offered every Friday night through the summer. Cost is $10 per person. 9 p.m. on Fridays, For reservations call 478.955.5997 FIRST FRIDAY FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES AT THE GEORGIA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Continuing to inspire children through hands on, interactive activities, the Georgia Children's Museum host family-friendly events every first Friday in downtown Macon. Parents, join your children as they enjoy an evening of learning. Free, 5:30pm8:00pm. 382 Cherry Street


8.04 GUIDED LAMAR TOUR AT OCMULGEE INDIAN MOUNDS Take a guided 4 mile round trip hike to see the Lamar mounds. A mound is the only spiral left in the United States. Please wear hiking boots, old clothes, and bring water and bug spray. Children under the age of 10 are

not recommended. Meet at park visitor center. Free event, meet at 9am. 1207 Emery Highway, Macon. FRESH MUSICAL FESTIVAL W/ KEITH SWEAT AT MACON CENTREPLEX The Fresh Music Festival is a celebration of the best in R&B, Hip/Hop, Soul and Comedy. This year's festival features an absolutely outstanding lineup with some of today's hottest performers. Kick off your summer with a party! Tickets $45 and up. Call ticketmaster.


8.11 WESLEYAN MARKET 9AM-1PM Wesleyan College, Front Campus 4760 Forsyth Road, Macon. 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, art, and crafts. Music, fun & educational events also offered. Free and open to the public. (478) 757-5233.

Shirley MacLaine, and Matthew McConaughey. Bernie is a dark comedy about a relationship in a small East Texas town between a fussy, but beloved assistant funeral home director (Black) and the town's domineering grande dame (MacLaine). A triumph for Black and his director, Richard Linklater, both of whom straddle genres with competence, confidence and no shortage of charm." – New York Newsday Screenings are held the 2nd Sunday of each month at 2:00, 4:30 and 7:30 PM. $5. SECOND SUNDAY AT SUNSET Free community event 7pm – 9pm Washington Park, Macon. Join College Hill for an evening of free, live music in the beautiful outdoors of the Corridor. This month's event features KidSyc@ Brandywine, follwed by Floco Torres. Bring your friends, blankets and lawn chairs. Pack a picnic or purchase food and drinks on site. Please refrain from bringing tents or grills. *Note the time change to the evening, with September's event switching back to brunch

SECOND SATURDAY AT THE GEORGIA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Want to get the kids out of the house? Then why not come on down to Macon's downtown playground. Macon residents have free admission during this time with proof of residence (valid driver's license). 10:30am 2:30am. 382 Cherry Street


8.12 MACON FILM GUILD SCREENING AT THE DOUGLASS THEATRE Showing “Bernie.” (US., Comedy, 104 minutes, Rated PG-13) Starring Jack Black,

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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.

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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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VOTE IN THE CITY ELECTION, JULY 31 The July 31st city and countywide votes on consolidation and the T-SPLOST are not about the present; they are about the future of Macon and Bibb County moving forward. It may not be apparent, but the economic growth and development of our entire region are riding on the historic decision that we collectively make that day. LARRY SCHLESINGER President Pro Tem Macon City Council

SUPPORT CONSOLIDATION First and foremost, consolidation provides us the opportunity to change the way we currently govern ourselves, and according to the referendum on the July 31 ballot, our two current governing bodies (the Mayor and Macon City Council, and the Bibb County Commission) totaling twenty-one elected officials will be streamlined into one governing body of ten (a Mayor and nine commissioners). That in and of itself will be a landmark change in the way we, the people, are represented, and how the affairs of our whole are more effectively addressed. But with our eyes on the future of Macon and Bibb County, the unification of these governments will also indicate to the large business entities that that are looking at us for a site to expand or relocate that we do, in fact, have our act together here. The widespread perception of those looking from the outside in is that our city and

county are largely at odds with each other and not on the same page, and that there are more favorable and sounder situations for the growth and development elsewhere. If, as I believe, “perception is reality,” and if we hope to attract the large businesses and the good, high-paying jobs and economic prosperity that they bring, then the consolidation of our two governments will telegraph a clearer message to them all of a greater sense of unity, direction and purpose among us.

SUPPORT THE T-SPLOST Our regional T-SPLOST (Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) is similarly related to the future economic growth and development of this region. I am told that the port in Savannah is the third largest in the country and growing, and we must constantly recognize that Macon, Bibb County and our entire Middle Georgia region via I-16 is a direct shipping conduit from it. In his recent remarks at the Tractor Supply Company’s formal announcement

of its intent to build a $50 million distribution center in our I-75 Business Park, It’s Chief Operating Officer, Gregory Sandfort, succinctly stated that the company’s decision to locate their center here in Middle Georgia was based on the location’s immediate access to I-75, and its interstate access to the Savannah port. It is, therefore, rather evident that the economic development of our Middle Georgia region is for the foreseeable future dependent upon the quality and accessibility of our local highway systems. Unfortunately, however, our State of Georgia spends less per capita on transportation than almost any other state that too often discourages corporations, companies and employers, from locating/relocating here. The reality is that we can and must no longer depend upon the state and/or the federal government as adequate road funding sources; if as a region we really want economic prosperity and the ability to compete and attract businesses to us, then we need to take matters into our own hands. The T-SPLOST lets us do exactly that. By approving this one percent sales tax referendum on the July 31st ballot, we take control of much of our transportation future by securing the funding necessary to complete the road and highway projects that are absolutely essential to our regional ability to compete alongside anyone, anywhere. I believe that the extension of the run-

way at our Middle Georgia Regional Airport that TSPLOST funding, in part, will provide is absolutely essential to our long-term economic goals, growth and development. Middle Georgia will not become the really desirable distribution center of choice that it can be until it is able to accommodate the larger cargo planes that need more runway that we currently provide. If Columbus, Augusta, and Athens pass their T-SPLOST referendums, and we here in Middle Georgia do not, then moving forward, it will be no wonder that business will likely look there first and move in those directions. Passage of the TSPLOST in our own region is essential, for it will quicken our pace and reputation, and move us forward in ways that can only enhance the economic development, employment opportunities, and quality of our and our children’s lives.

FINAL THOUGHTS President John F. Kennedy stated, “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future,” and we here in Middle Georgia just cannot afford to miss these opportunities for greater economic growth and development. Our current President, Barak Obama, once stated, “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” And now is the time!

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Ellen Banas - I haven't made up my mind, but if I see Brad Evans at the 2nd Annual Bragg Jam Water Gun Fight he better watch out. We still haven't had our duel.

We asked our readers,


David Murdock - St. Francis, Dirty Doves, Randall Bramblett, Trendlenburg, Friends of Brax, Col. Bruce Hampton, Cult of Riggonia, Xavii, Bloodkin

Mrowhan Wirrans - Trendlenberg, Xavii, American Aquarium, and of course Cult of Riggonia!! Danny Effin Davis - Rabbi Schlesinger and Friends.

Meagan Evans - Bukue One’s graffiti art, Eye Candy, Megan Jean, and Kopecky Family Band

Susannah Cox Maddux American Aquarium!

Clark Bush - Saint Francis, Randall Bramlett, Dead Confederate, Cult of Riggonia, yeah xavii...but I REALLY WANTED TO SEE THE COLONEL!!! Why isnt he downtown with the rest of the freaks?

Bekah Sessions American Aquarium! Kayla Marie Pitts - Stoopgrass! Nick Rizkalla - FUNK YOUUU!

Bobby Vandiver Randall Bramblett

Trae Vedder - All Get Out, Right Away, Great Captain!, Dead Confederate, American Aquarium Kopecky Family Band, Little Tybee, Jubee and The Morning After, and more are all on my list! Mason Aultman - JuBee and The Morning After! Cody Kurth - Xavii, cult of riggonia, trendlenburg, stoopgrass and JATMA, of course!

Amberlee Boardman Randall Bramblett, Jubee, Mystery Road...Truthfully I want to see it all For almost a decade now, Bragg Jam has been remembering the talents of two young musician brothers who died tragically in a car crash on July 3, 1999 in Texas. Every year, musicians gather in Macon to pay tribute to Brax and Tate Bragg with a festival that spans the arts, kids entertainment and, of course, a ton of great gigs. All the money goes to charitable organizations like the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail, the Cox Capitol Theatre and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame's M.I.K.E. (Music in Kids Education) program in the brothers’ name, contributions that have add up to over $110,000. The next two pages will give you a rundown of the acts that will be playing the Concert Crawl on Saturday, July 28.

By Leila Regan-Porter

Dustin McCookFree Lance Ruckus Brooks Whittle Dantzler I'm going to try and see ALL my Macon Noise boys!!!! Love all y'all!!!......mama d.

Bukue One, MC & Graffiti Artist at Bragg Jam Who are your influences in music? Del the Funky Homosapien, Acey Alone, Roots Manuva, Ninja Man, Red Rat, Sade, Masta Ace, Special Ed, Poor Righteous Teachers just to name a few.

Bukue One, an MC and graffiti artist from California will be performing two times at Bragg Jam this year.

Born to Black Panther parents, Tion Torrence a.ka. Bukue One, grew up equally influenced by both the skater and the hip-hop cultures found prevalently in the Bay Area, where he was raised. His father, who sang backup in Marvin Gaye's touring band, surrounded his son with music, and by his teenage years Torrence had started rapping himself. However, he found that he was an adept businessman, as well, and started his own company, Urban Productions, which, in 1998, put together a four-day festival that united skating and hip-hop. Soon after, he was managing L.A. rapper Aceyalone's Austrialian tour, a move that also proved to be fruitful to his career as MC (and graffiti writer) Bukue One, as his song, "4 tha Graff Heads," was met with enthusiasm overseas. More tours, singles, and mixtapes came in the following years, and in 2007 Bukue One came out with his first official full-length, Intromission, which was released in digital-only format in collaboration with Alpha Pup Records.

Catch his live graffiti art at Arts @ the Park from 2-4pm on the lawn of the Sports Hall of Fame. Bring lawn chairs, listen to music and watch Bukue create. His MC set will be at Fowl Play later that night starting at 11:15pm.

Tell me about Bukue One for those that don't know what to expect from your set? What does Bukue One bring to the table? I like to bring back the fun and entertainment part of hip-hop to the live performance. A range of conscious lyrics, clarity of flow and even a little stand up comedy. Lyrically Sound and honed in the tradition of party rocking. Not just rapping AT the crowd. Working with them, entertaining them, moving them! Hip Hop Infused with reggae music, and good vibes.

I know this is your first Bragg Jam appearance, Is it your first time in Macon? Anything special planned while you are here? It’s my first time to Macon. Never been anywhere in GA besides ATL and Athens. I’m excited and will be there with my eyes wide. I will most definitely check it out and I’ll certainly find the skate park!

I know that you will be doing some graffiti Saturday afternoon at Bragg Jam’s Arts @ the Park. Can you tell us about that? Yep I’ve been a Graffiti Artist a lot longer than I’ve been an Emcee. Straight Clean Funky Letters. Basically my music in Visual Form. I’ll be outside the Sports Hall of Fame from 24pm. When you are on stage performing, what is going through your head? Man I can’t wait to see their response to what’s coming next! Let’s see if we can make these good people laugh, and let their inner child roam while at the same time be touched at a deeper level. Also I try to make sure my words are clear clear clear!

SEE BUKUE ONE TWO TIMES! Georgia Sports Hall of Fame front lawn, 2-4p Fowl Play 11:15 - 12:45


DJ Muggs at Asylum, 10:00pm-12:00am While most of us know DJ Muggs as the man behind the desks and decks for the original stoner rappers, Cypress Hill, the veteran DJ is getting more into the likes of glitch and dubstep these days. His frequent trips to the UK definitely help mold his new tastes, while keeping true to his hip-hop roots.

Cox Capitol Theatre 382 Second Street

all ages

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit 11:30pm-1:00am Four albums into his solo career, the former Drive-By Trucker is a serious force to be reckoned with in the Americana world. In fact, Isbell just led the Americana Music Awards Nominations with a ton of nods for his latest gem, Here We Rest. We’ll be raising a glass of Jack to him when he plays on Saturday night. Dead Confederate 9:15pm-10:45pm While Dead Confederate’s Hardy Morris has been taking some time out to frolic with members of Deer Tick, The Black Lips, Los Lobos and Six Finger Satellite as the newly-formed Diamond Rugs, he happily hasn’t forgotten about his altcountry grunge Athens roots. Dead Confederate is putting together new material for 2012, as well as going through the vaults to turn up some unreleased nuggets for fans. Randall Bramblett Band 7:15pm-8:45pm For those not in the know, if you don’t think you have heard Randall Bramblett before, chances are you actually have. The man is a session musician icon, having played in the studio and on the stage with the likes of Gregg Allman, Bonnie Raitt, Robbie Robertson, Steve Winwood and Widespread Panic. We’re happy to see this Georgia native still churning out great music in his own right as well as a sax and keys gun for hire. Saint Francis 5:30pm-6:45pm Local boy Scott Baston’s new project sees him bringing in the likes of Mark Van Allen (pedal steel player for Sugarland) and others for a classic rock sound that melds with an eclectic bag of genres ranging from reggae to bluegrass to blues to soul.

The Rookery 543 Cherry Street

21 after 10

Bloodkin, 12:30am - 2:00am Bloodkin is more than a band; it is an Athens institution. Influencers of the likes of jam legends Widespread Panic and Drive-By Truckers, the 25-year-old band belts out whiskey-drenched rock ‘n’ roll

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licks with a lashing of southern good times as good as any young whippersnappers. Eye Candy, 10:45pm-11:45pm See above; Friends of Brax, 9:00-10:15 As is tradition, the original group of musicians who got together for a jam session on hearing of Brax and Tate Bragg’s deaths will be coming together once more to honor their friends’ lives and ensure that the music lives on.

Mellow Mushroom 5425 Bowman Road

all ages

Flannel Church 11:45pm - 1:15am Duane Trucks is the kind of drummer that you can easily put your trust in to keep the beat. Having cut his teeth playing with big brother Derek, he went on hammer it out with Col. Bruce Hampton’s band, Pharaoh Gummit. Flannel Church does a darn good job at jamming up a funky, soulful storm, and they flourish in a live setting. Col. Bruce Hampton & The Realms of Venilation, 9:45pm-11:15pm We all know that Bragg Jam gets its fair share of old timers, and Col. Bruce tops that list. He’s been making music since 1963, never dulling his sharp live performances with each reinvention. He’s even made the movie-making rounds, appearing in Sling Blade and Outside Out. Gringo Grande 7:45pm-9:15pm They’ve recently entertained the crowds at Tatnall Square Park’s Second Sunday, as well as at festivals like Fly South, with their stompalicious rootsy southern rock, and now we’re happy to see these hometown boys still rocking on after many years of doing what they love. Broken Bootstraps 5:45pm-7:15pm Rockin’ that straight-up country vibe right from here in Macon, four-piece Broken Bootstraps are just as sweet as rain on a hot July day. With Josh “Rattlesnake” Maloy at the helm, bringing his soulful songs of hard times and hope, the rest of the classically-trained band fill out the sound with sharp, tight musicianship that still let’s the melody breathe.

Eye Candy at The Rookery, 10:45pm-11:45pm Here we have a bona fide Athens supergroup. She once-of-Drive-By-Truckers, Shonna Tucker, leads current-Trucker John Neff, once-Wydelles Bo Beddingfield and Azure Ray’s Clay Leverett in their latest musical outing. And Bragg Jam has the honor of being Eye Candy’s first non-Athens show.

567 Main Stage 533 Cherry Street

all ages

Xavii 12:15am-1:15am For those with a sophisticated, post-rock palate, you are advised to check out the intricate sounds of Macon risers Xavii. The band walks a fine line of being progressive and math rock-y without getting too convoluted, complicated without losing its humanity. They are lads that we will be keeping our eye on. Right Away, Great Captain! 10:15pm-11:30pm Macon folks are big fans of this Andy Hull guy. From his beginnings as a songwriting boy wonder with Manchester Orchestra, to this intricately detailed narrative that is Right Away, Great Captain!, Hull has blown us away with tragic tales, familiar fears and moving melodies every turn of the way. Kopecky Family Band 8:15pm-9:30pm Nashville’s up-and-coming folk rock Kopecky Family Band (spoiler: not actually a family) has had a seriously busy year so far, with a sellout tour that included a KEXP performance and some killer shows at South by Southwest. The rest of the year will prove just as busy with Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits. All Get Out (Acoustic) 6:30pm-7:30pm All Get Out’s fearless leader Nathan Hussey gives fans a special acoustic performance to show off some of the new tunes he has been working on for his upcoming solo album, a few new All Get Out tunes, as well as some of the band’s old favorites. Their loyal fanbase will be glad to get a taste of that usual high-volume rock in unplugged form before they kick off a label tour with fellow Favorite Gentlemen bands in August.

Asylum 543 Plum Street

18 & +

Superstar DJ ROS Glow In The Dark Party, 12-3am Do you have “Superstar DJ” on your wish list for Bragg Jam? Well, you are in luck, because this one even has the title in his name. He’s the type of party rock DJ that gets Britney giddy, and that’s official. DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill 10-12am See above; DJ Kidd Star, 9:00pm-10:00pm Atlanta producer, remixer, DJ Kidd Star

will be bring the party with his hip-hop influenced way of mixing and music-making that he calls “e-Hop.” Last year, DJ Kidd Star opened up for Mix Master Mike at Bragg Jam 2011, and this year he’ll be paving the way for DJ Muggs.

Fowl Play 580 Cherry Street

18 & up

Bukue One, 11:15pm-12:45am Growing up on a mix of Bad Religion, NWA and Marvin Gaye makes for a great sound, apparently. Bukue One was lucky enough to get an eclectic feed of music, thanks to influences from skate videos, rap-loving Oakland friends, and a father who was a backup singer for Gaye as well as a member of the Black Panthers. Jubee & The Morning After 9:15pm-10:45pm Take one part hip-hop, two parts hipster indie rock, and a dash of afro-rock, shake in a vigorous get-down-with-your-bad-self fashion, and you’ll get Jubee and The Morning After, a shining example of Georgia’s ability to mix up the genres and get a diamond. Noot d' Noot, 7:15pm-8:45pm Atlanta’s serious tour de funk is still going strong, creating bonds between the array of stellar musicians and singers that once were a cozy kerfuffle of collaborations, and now stand as a tightly knit ensemble. They move seamlessly between esoteric jazz, sing-a-long soul, grinding hip-hop, mystical psychedelia and a trip around the world. The only thing that stays constant is the need to shake your ass. Kidsyc@Brandywine 5:15pm-6:45pm While this groovy hip-hop match made in heaven has only been going on since 2010, Kidsyc’s smooth flow on top of the warm, smooth sounds made by Daniel Butler (guitar), Charles Hodge (bass), Lane Gardner (keys) and Derrick Larry (drums) could have been making these tracks for decades.

Bottoms Up 566 Cherry Street

18 & up

Homeless Hill, 11:15pm-12:45am With a love of grungy rockers like Incubus and show-stoppers like Foo Fighters, Homeless Hill have put together a fierce repertoire of fiery tracks that have earned them a strong and dedicated following throughout the band’s hometown of

Macon. And if the local press attention is anything to go by, Homeless Hill will continue the rise. Neil Lucas Band, 9:15pm-10:45pm Bringing their lively brand of funky blues to the stage will be Columbus’ Neal Lucas Band. Lucas leads four brilliantly talented musicians in a merry-go-round of Hammond keys, sax, bass, guitar and drums to create that comfortable downhome vibe.

Slater House Band, 7:15 - 8:45pm With songs about voodoo, zombies and all sorts of wicked weirdness, Slater House Band belts out some great southern-fried rock goodness that sounds like it came straight from the Bayou, even though they live just the road in Warner Robins. Blonde bombshell Breanna Slater croons seductively, leading the band through all the twisted tales they have to offer. Dirty Doves, 5:45-6:45pm First year band, check them out.

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21+ after 10

Mystery Road, 11:45pm-1:15am After starting off with a sharp repertoire of blues, rock, soul and funk covers in 2010, Mystery Road have been playing plenty of gigs around Macon in the past year, from the Hummingbird to the Cox Capitol Theatre, Grant’s Lounge and 2011’s Bragg Jam. They are bringing some new, original songs this time around, in preparation for a debut album.

Their sunny blend of indie pop and backwoods folk are just made for biking down country lanes, and we’ll bet that Macon will be hearing a lot from them this year. Bonner Creek Bluegrass Band 5:45pm-7:15pm Traditional country fans will be making a determined check mark next to Bonner Creek Bluegrass Band. The group has been staying true to the bluegrass mantra since 2007, and has made a good name playing festivals, benefits and events all over the central Georgia region.

Roasted Cafe & Lounge 442 Second Street

all ages

Ployd 12-2am If you’ve been feeling this rise in bassheavy, dubstep movement, then you’ll be shaking it big style to the on-the-up DJ from Atlanta, Ployd. He’s been making the rounds at clubs like Opera and underground venues like Apache Café, with performances that show that Ployd will be a force to be reckoned with. Funk You, 9:30pm-11:30pm Augusta’s Funk You does exactly what it says on the box. They will be playing some mean funky tunes with some wild and varying mixtures of reggae, jazz, progressive rock, hip-hop beats, thrown in for good measure. And with a heavy dose of varying percussion, you can believe Funk You will have some crazy beats banging. Trendlenberg, 7:30pm-9:00pm Justin Cutaway has been making music for quite some time in Macon, and now

Terminal Station 442 Second Street

all ages

The Grapevine, 10-11:30pm The 10 local music mavens behind Macon’s own Grapevine have been entertaining crowds for 15 years with their brass-heavy covers of Motown, R&B classics, rock from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s, and pretty much anything else you would fancy. They sing, they dance, they blast those horns, and get people getting down.

Rabbi Schlesinger and Friends 6:45 - 7:30pm Councilman Rabbi Larry Schlesinger of Macon’s Temple Beth Israel will be kicking off Bragg Jam with a host of other local politicians and celebrities, all jamming together to bring you a bunch of fun covers to get the night started. Southern Gentleman Dixieland Jazz Band 5:15 - 6:15pm Six charming southern retired men – teachers, bankers, soldiers, musicians – and one lovely lady for the vocals make up Macon’s Southern Gentleman Dixieland Jazz Band. The group will be providing some classy New Orleans big band sounds in a gorgeous historic setting.

533 Cherry Street

all ages

Cult Of Riggonia, 11:30pm-12:15pm Cult of Riggonia could really be from another time, or another planet. There are snippets of ancient Aztec worlds mixed with remote Appalachian villages, mingling with a lost order of monks, feeding through a Martian amplifier. And somehow it is all still pleasing to the ear. We recommend open minds, eyes and ears for this one.

Free Lance Ruckus 9:45pm-11:15pm When you have ages that range from 18 to 62, you are going to have some eclectic tastes to deal with. Luckily, those of the members of Free Lance Ruckus all seem to move together with a good dose of harmony, ensuring that the classic ‘60s pop of The Beatles shine along with the laid-back vibes of Sublime and the rebellious nature of all of the Hanks. sunDollars 7:45pm-9:15pm After a departure from their old band (Stribling), a line-up reshuffle and a few name changes (Whale Bone), the lads behind sunDollars are hitting their stride.

with the talents of Chris Nylund, Vinnie Thomas, Shawn Williamson and Justin Smith to back him up, those beautifully pensive, heartbreaking songs have been fleshed out to whole nuggets of shining emotion. Megan Jean & the KFB 5:30pm-7:00pm With a voice that resonates through the ages, seemingly coming from an 18th century gypsy queen, Megan Jean (along with her music partner Byrne Klay) creates an incredible otherworldly sound that is all at once strange and familiar. The duo mix eastern European vibes with Americana roots for an utterly mesmerizing noise.

The Hummingbird 430 Cherry Street

Joey Stuckey Unplugged 8:00pm-9:30pm Macon’s own current-day local guitar legend, Joey Stuckey, has been making his special brand of blues, jazz, rock and whatever else comes to his eclectic soul, for decades now. Many know him as Macon’s music ambassador, while others have recorded at his analog treasure trove Shadow Sound Studio, but we all know his guitar licks.

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American Aquarium at The Hummingbird, 10:15pm-11:45pm American Aquarium is the type of band that shows, if you just work your ass off, and have a great sound, the fans will come. The North Carolina band has a glorious alt-country vibe, with extra twang on the side, and after relentless touring across the world, it’s a vibe to which a steadfast fanbase is dedicated.

Woolfolk, 5:45pm-6:30pm Few bands can take that practically ancient-sounding genre of hilltop folk music and make it sound fresh and exciting like it has been strummed out in this world for the first time. Woolfolk do a pretty fine job of combining finely crafted songs with warm harmonies and old timey instrumentation to create combustible performances.

Little Tybee, 9:30pm-10:15pm Growing to be an absolute favorite in this part of the world and beyond, the beautiful folk-driven sounds of Little Tybee bring in chamber pop, Tropicalia and more to make some marvelous noises. Three of the members were recently hit pretty badly by the summer storms coming through Atlanta, so offer your support by donating here:


Stoopgrass 12:45pm-1:45am Matt Moncrief continues to lead Stoopgrass in a fierce funk-infused southern rock ride that just keeps rolling along. The band has become more seamless and tightly knit as the shows go on, creating camaraderie between players who started as an outlet for Moncrief’s songwriting. American Aquarium 10:15-11:45pm See bio, left Lydia Loveless, 8:15pm-9:45pm Hearkening back to a classic country sound, Lydia Loveless is quickly rising in the ranks of songwriters who are at least twice her age, proving that you don’t need decades of experience to make gritty world-worn music that touches the heart of fans young and old. Back City Woods 6:15pm-7:45pm There will be some sort of major hoedown going on right about three minutes after Back City Woods take the stage, with their sharp jammy blend of bluegrass, cow-punk and sharp indie rock chops. And we’ll be there, banging along with the cowbell just as hard as our arms can thrash. Leila Regan-Porter is a seasoned freelance journalist who has written for the likes of Paste Magazine, Atlanta Magazine, Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Performing Songwriter Magazine. She was also editor for Southeast Performer and Atlanta Music Guide. You can find out more about her at her website or follow her on twitter at @theleila. Leila’s Bragg Jam Schedule: Woolfolk 5:45 at The 567 Gallery Stage All Get Out 6:30 at The 567 Main Stage Noot d’Noot 7:15 at Fowl Play River Whyless 7:30 at The 567 Gallery Stage sunDollars 7:45 at The Shamrock

River Whyless, 7:30pm-8:15pm The members of Asheville’s lovely River Whyless (who some may remember as Do it to Julia) have been charming audiences left and right for quite a few years now with their self-proclaimed “baroque folk.” With a classically trained violinist adding to the sweet sound of blended voices and keenly crafted songs, we are left with mini-masterpieces that will quietly bowl you over.

Jubee and The Morning After 9:15 at Fowl Play Dead Confederate 9:15 at Cox Capitol Theatre Little Tybee 9:30 at The 567 Gallery Stage Right Away, Great Captain! 10:15 at The 567 Main Stage


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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 11a2p, 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.

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


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 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.


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


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 locally-owned 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.


Adriana’s Quick & delicious cafeteria-style 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 • $-$$


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

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

The Shamrock Dargan and his crew cook up some of the best homemade meals in Macon, including his legendary Shepard’s Pie. Serving traditional Irish favorites, salads and gourmet sandwiches. Plus, he’ll surprise you every week with some interesting seafood selections. D • BAR $-$$ 342 Rose Avenue, Payne City The Tic Toc Room Contemporary setting with a sophisticated menu, great wine selection. D • BAR • $$-$$$ 401Cherry Street, 743.4645


Taki Japanese Steakhouse Serving traditional hibachi with flair and fresh and creative sushi selections. Private bar area,The Blue Diamond Bar, features Happy Hour all week 4:30-6:30pm with specials such as 20% off sushi and $5 sake cocktails including Plum and Saki Sunrise. Thursday and Sundays enjoy $1 sushi specials. LD • BAR • $-$$ 6255 Zebulon Rd

All new Happy Hour at The Blue Diamond Bar, located inside Taki! 4:30-6:30 pm every Mon-Tue-Wed-Fri. $2 drafts, $2.50 wells, $5 saki cocktails, $3 wines and daiquiris and 20% off all sushi! Metropolis Cafe Offering Greek, Mediterranean and Indian Cuisine. 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 • $-$$


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

Eating out with kids doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Here are local restaurants offering meal deals for kids. Now you can enjoy an affordable night of family-friendly dining without breaking the bank.

EVERYDAY IHOP (Tom Hill Sr. Blvd. 254-7100 or Eisenhower 784-0800 ) – 12 and under eat free; one per adult – 4:00 – 9:00 pm S & S Cafeterias – 10 and under eat for 99¢ – purchase one adult meal and dine in; no limit on number of kid’s meals – all day Sunday Cici’s Pizza – Kids 3 and under eat free from the Cici’s Pizza buffet everyday!

MONDAYS Sticky Fingers - Recieve one free kids meal with the purchase of one adult meal $7.99 or higher. Valid Monday through Wednesday only. McAlister’s Deli (Presidential Parkway 4747783 and Zebulon Road 405-6825) - 12 and under; one per adult – after 5pm (Tuesday also) Barberitos- Kids eat free after 3pm with the purchase of an adult entree. Dine in only. One per adult, twelve and under Giuseppi’s Pizza & Pasta (477-7400) – 11 and under eat free; one per adult – all day

TUESDAYS Sticky Fingers - Recieve one free kids meal with the purchase of one adult meal $7.99 or higher. Valid Monday through Wednesday only. Moe’s Southwest Grill - One kid 12 and under eats free with the purchase of any adult entree. Locos Grill & Pub- Kids eat free on Tuesdays at Locos Grill & Pub. Purchase of an adult entree is required.

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

THURSDAYS Barberitos- Kids eat free after 3pm with the purchase of an adult entree. Dine in only. One per adult, twelve and under

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McGladrey Audit of BOE Has Huge Holes In It In the grand scheme of things that are going on at the Bibb County Board of Education, the fact that Dr. Dallemand has started a local chapter of the National Alliance of Black School Educators within the district seems to be a rather benign fact. However, over the past few days since the 'revelation' of the famous McGladrey audit that is being used as a tool of retaliation against Board Members Gary Bechtel and Susan Sipe, I don't think that any indiscretion, no matter what it is, needs to be left out at this time. BILL KNOWLES Active member of the Bibb Republican Party

ou may remember the NABSE from earlier in the year when Dr. Dallemand's finances were so closely scrutinzed by all of us, as it was at the NABSE Convention in New Orleans that Dr. Dallemand and Assistant Superintendent Ed Judie dined on Crabtinis. It has come to my attention that since the trip, Dr. Dallemand, with the aid of Mr. Judie and Welcome Center employee Terrance Smith (apparently the job description of Coordinator of Parent Education has Coordinator of External Organizations written into it as well...What the heck, from what I understand all he coordinates is a staff of several people making double what the average teacher makes, while work-


ing 1/10th as hard.) have utilized a great deal of effort in order to set this chapter up here in Bibb County, utilizing not only school district resources, but have held meetings during working hours while getting Bibb BOE employees to assist as well. Now for the record, I think that the NABSE is a very good organization and it most certainly should have a chapter in Bibb County, but with recent allegations of misconduct directed at two Board Members by Dr. Dallemand, I do think that this situation needs to be fully investigated as to why school resources were used to set up this chapter and why is it that McGladrey didn't choose to look at this as a possible violation? (By the way, you can see the documents at that I received via an Open Records Request from the BOE, board member Wanda West and the son of board member Tom Hudson are on the Steering

Committee of the NABSE Macon Chapter.) This opens up the question of why didn't board member West report this as a violation of board policy? It also opens up the question of whether or not the whole audit is suspect, as well it should be. Last Sunday, The Telegraph printed an editorial that was supposedly written by ‘The Editorial Board�; but in reality was probably written by Charles Richardson, whose wife is an employee at The Welcome Center. Besides the fact that it is a very poor attempt at trying to be unbiased, the piece uses the same arguement Charles did on Friday when he basically said that there was no way that McGladrey would put their reputation on the line for Bibb County. I beg to differ with you again, Charles. In 2010, almost half of McGladrey & Pullen audits were found to be FAILURES....Yes...that's right...FAILURES. According to Compliance Weekly, McGladrey did 19 audits with 9 of them being judged failures by The Public Accounting Oversight Board. QUESTION: Why was Mauldin Jenkins, a very reputable firm with an office virtually across the street from the BOE not used? REASON: I hear that Board Member Tom Hudson doesn't trust them. I'm sure he doesn't want them poking around. They're smart enough to audit ALL of the Board Members emails, not just the ones that are being handpicked by the Superintendent. (Also, I defy anyone to find where the board as a whole voted on which firm was to be used. If it's in the record, I stand corrected...But I doubt it.) Let's dive deeper into the well of

whether or not this whole fiasco is or is not a Witch Hunt, as I have suggested and Gary Bechtel and Susan Sipe are victims of. Here's an email I recieved from Bibb County BOE attorney Randy Howard Thursday afternoon in response to an Open Records Request of emails written by other board members: "We do not have the email communication you have requested. The auditors only printed the email communication relevant to its investigation. The auditors were given an acess (sic) code to our network to review the emails of all board members. Please let me know if you would like for us to proceed with requesting the emails of XXXX and XXXX. We would not know this information until the documents are received and reviewed." (Bold added by me.) Read that bold sentence again...The auditors only printed the email communication relevant to its investigation. That denotes to me that the auditors were given specific instructions on what to look for and who to look at. Granted it does say that they were given the access code to review all of the emails...But Mr. Howard does not specifically state that ALL of the other board members were in fact investigated. (By the way, I told him to go forward with the getting the emails to me as soon as possible.) Getting back to The Telegraph editorial...I sincerely hope that people will read it and take it with the grain of salt that it's worth. EVERY email from EVERY board member needs to be investigated immediately, before emails are erased forever. Further, an investigation into the Superintendent's role in this needs to be fully explored.

CONSTRUCTION BEGINS - 80,000 square feet & 69 Lofts One of downtown Macon’s largest residential projects is now underway with the renovation of the Dannenberg building which will add 69 loft apartments to the heart of Macon. The 80,000-square-foot former department store will also have three retail spaces on the ground floor that will bring livelihood to the entire block. “We are excited to be a part of the rebirth of downtown Macon. The Dannenberg Project should energize the long awaited redevelopment of nearby properties including the City’s Second Street initiative. In today’s economy, projects of this nature require the active support of multiple entities both public and private. We believe this project will be a model for others to follow,� says Gene Dunwody, Sr., Managing Partner. July 1st marked the beginning of NewTown Macon’s Phase III of revitalization. The cornerstone of this new plan is a block-by-block approach to transform target areas with an emphasis on reestablishing downtown as a neighborhood. One of their new strategies is to infuse capital into viable projects to jump start primarily residential developments, which have stalled as traditional financing dried up during the recession. Their plan is to work in partnership with entities such


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“The Dannenberg project is the first in one of our target blocks to use the bond funds and will go a long way in meeting NewTown’s goal of adding 125 apartments in downtown over the next five years,� says Bill Underwood,

happy to have been able to facilitate the CDBG loan to the project on behalf of the City of Macon and Bibb County, and we look forward to the lasting impact this project and the generous grant from the State of Georgia will have on our community.� 3X]]OH-XQFWLRQF

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President of Mercer University as those involved in this project. NewTown Macon and the Development Authority of Bibb County have partnered to issue a $5 million in bonds to create a gap equity fund. The Dannenberg building is the first project using those bond funds. “The Dannenberg project is the first in one of our target blocks to use the bond funds and will go a long way in meeting NewTown’s goal of adding 125 apartments in downtown over the next five years,� says Bill Underwood, President of Mercer University and Chairman of the Board of Directors of NewTown Macon. This project also means big news for the Urban Development Authority who will establishing a revolving loan fund for capi-



























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Tina Dickson, owner and operator of Ingleside Village Pizza was working as a bartender and a waitress at the Rookery in 1991 when she decided it was high time she used her degree for something that would benefit her directly. On July 28, 1992, she opened the doors of her own pizza joint. To say the rest is history would be an understatement. Whether it’s the Telegraph’s blue ribbon award, The Foodies, or The 11th Hour Reader’s Choice Awards, in Pizza, there hasn’t been a year that has gone by that Ingleside hasn’t taken home the top prize. There is good reason for that. IVP, like Nu Way, is just something you have to eat if you are in Macon. By the way, the very first advertiser in the 11th Hour was IVP. She was the first business to believe in us, and has been with us ever since, so we don’t just love her for her dough. We caught up with Tina in the bathroom at IVP, so she could show off her favorite wallpaper. Here a few more of her FAVORITE THINGS Velvet Elvis This was given to me by my daughter’s first grade teacher. Obviously I’m an Elvis fan, but he and I also share a birthday. Photo of my Dad- Pop passed away a few years ago, and I really miss him. I think about him every day when I crank up his 75 Chevy Truck with a Corvette Engine.

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Eat More Kale ShirtI read a story about this guy who was making these shirts and Chic-Fil-A issued an order for him to stop because of the whole Eat More Chicken campaign. I bought a shirt from him the day I heard that story. Knob Creek- My favorite bourbon. Love me some Knob Creek.

Picture of the Move- This is really how we moved from our old location to the new one. Voodoo Doll- Sara Lyn (of Good to Go) brought

Picture of Eliza. My daughter is 18 months in this photo, which is the best age EVER.

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Elvis Puzzle- This was made by a former employee Carrie Sullivan. Same Elvis rules apply. I’m a fan. We share a birthday.

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A glimpse at what Macon’s nightlife has to offer - by Sean Pritchard I'm fairly sure no one is interested to know what I'll be doing the hours before Bragg Jam this year but in case anyone was, it involves a lot of running around, checking and re-checking, and making sure everyone is happy. Once 5:00pm hits though, I'm getting into the Muddy Brown state of mind and plan on spending the remaining hours I'm awake out and about enjoying this year's festival. I was proud to be a part of the organizational process this year but moreso to work with a great team of people who have spent hundreds of hours of their time putting together this festival. Bragg Jam has a ways to go, but it's grown significantly since 1999. This is the closestroughest estimate of where I'll be spending my time this Saturday. I may seem biased about where I spend my time but that's simply because I am. There's plenty of amazing music all around town so by no means should you take this as the cream of the crop..Happy Bragg Jam, y'all! P.S. - Don't miss Nonsense at Bearfoot Tavern on Friday, July 27th. It's going to be the perfect way to kick off the weekend. 5:00pm - Annual Pre-Bragg Jam Cocktail @ Various locations 5:15pm - KidSyc@Brandywine at Fowl Play 5:45pm - WoolFolk @ Stage at The 567 Gallery (we have a stage again!) 6:30pm - All Get Out (acoustic) at The 567 Main Stage 7:30pm - River Whyless @ Stage at The 567 Gallery / Annual Bragg Jam Beer Shotgun 8:15pm - Kopecky Family Band at The 567 Main 9:15pm - Dead Confederate @ Cox Capitol Theatre 9:30pm - Little Tybee @ at The 567 Gallery 10:15pm - Right Away, Great Captain! @ The 567 Main 11:30pm - Cult of Riggonia @ The 567

Gallery Stage Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit @ Cox Capitol Theatre 12:15am - Xavii @ The 567 Main Bragg Jam is easily my favorite day of the year. I think I've put that in print at least a dozen times prior to this but I really mean it. Catch up with me the day of and tag along for some adventures. Like I said, this is a rough schedule, sometimes I am easily distracted and there's plenty to do the day of. See you soon. Once all the Bragg Jam hubbub is over, I'm going to probably going to go into a deep hibernation that could possibly last until the start of August but if I've got even an ounce of energy left in me, I'm going to do my damndest to make it up to Atlanta for the final day of Corndogorama at The Earl featuring Bragg Jam 2012 artists Dead Confederate and Noon d' Noot, plus Atlanta's up-and-comers like The District Attorneys, Christ Lord and many more. The event, which started in 1996, has grown into one of the largest celebrations of music, beer, and corn dogs in the entire world. The post-Bragg Jam bang-over has defeated many a good man over the years but it can be wrestled into submission through a number of ways. Past triumphs have involved a combination of some or all of the following: excessive drinking, starting your own band, sporadic road trip to Lollapalooza in Chicago (August 3rd-5th), more drinking, eating oneself into a Rookery burger coma, and this year I hear a group is looking to kick off the inaugural "post-Bragg Jam, no girls allowed (just kidding), most massive Ocmulgee River float of all time, until next year". I was told that's what it was going to be called so let’s see how that winds up. If you're not too burnt out from live music, make sure to head down to the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom on Wednesday, August 1st for a free show from two of South Carolina's hardest work-

ing touring bands. Brave Baby and Heyrocco, both hailing from Charleston, are visiting Macon as part of their fall tour and should not be missed. It's honestly a shame they couldn't have swung through a few days earlier and been added to the Bragg Jam lineup but you can't really beat a free show. The first weekend of August, 152 Productions (the same group that brought He Is Legend to town last month) are bringing yet another package of hardcore and metal bands to The 567. It's somewhat strange to think about how far and few these type of shows are given that 4 years ago they were happening practically every weekend. Things change though and people grow out of phases. That being said, aside from the kids that are going through "that awkward phase" and tend to be really rude, there are some great people that come out to support the bands and what's left of that music scene. It is worth adventuring out of your comfort zone and going to one of them if you've never been. You may not like it, but you're trying something new and that will help you live longer. So, take a moment or two to check out Face All Fears with four other bands from around the area on Saturday, August 4th. It's $8.00 for five bands. I hope everyone has a wonderful and sweaty Bragg Jam. Fall will be here soon.

The Heap Bragg Jam SAT. JULY 28

6:15 - back city woods 8:15 - lydia loveless 10:15 - american aquarium 12:15 - stoopgrass


Dash, Rip, Rock! SAT. AUG 4

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SAVE THE DATE August 4th - Sugar Virus @ Hud's Clubhouse August 12th - Second Sunday w/ Floco Torres & KidSyc@Brandywine @ Washington Park August 14th - Sidney's Salons: Food & Gardening @ Sidney Lanier Cottage August 17th - Erra & Becoming The Archetype @ The 567 Center





August 25th - Macon Beer Festival @ Various Venues


FRI 7/27

B Keith Williams 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive Moonrakers Billy’s Clubhouse Nonsense Bearfoot Tavern

Big Daddy & Co. Hud’s Clubhouse on 247 The Heap The Hummingbird

Floco Torres Roasted Cafe & Lounge Tokyo Spa Wild Wing Cafe

SAT 7/28

James Colt & Trouble in Dixie APs Hidden Hideaway Tokyo Spa Billy’s Clubhouse Little George The Dawghouse

Big Daddy & Co. Hud’s on Gray Hwy.

Bragg Jam 2012 One night, 12 stages and 46 bands, $20 armband with free trolley transportation! Tickets day of event at all venues! NSP Band Wild Wing Cafe

SUN 7/29

Big Mike & Booty Papas APs Hidden Hideaway, 3pm

J Piceno Hud’s Clubhouse on 247, 3pm Dixieland Gentlemen Jazz Band - Brunch The Rookery

WED 8/1

Open Mic Night Backporch Lounge

B Keith Williams Locos Deli & Pub Rob Walker & Eddie Stone Wild Wing Cafe

FRI 8/3

Fresh Heat 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive

Bradley Junction Reunion Hud’s on Gray Hwy Dash, Rip, Rock The Hummingbird Tba Mellow Mushroom

First Friday Art Show f/t Mighty High Coup Roasted Cafe & Lounge Soulshine Club Live on Riverside Travis Bryant Wild Wing Cafe

SAT 8/4

Session Road APs Hidden Hideaway

Face all Fears + 4 other Bands 567 Center, all ages show Aaron Irons Billy’s Clubhouse

Homeless Hill The Cavern,Warner Robins

Sugar Virus w/Xray Vision Hud’s Clubhouse on 247 Tba The Dawghouse

B Keith Williams The Hummingbird Live music tba Hud’s on Gray Hwy.

Fair Weather Pilot Club Live on Riverside Matt Pippen Band Wild Wing Cafe

Matt Pippen Wild Wing Cafe, 8:30pm

SUN 8/5

THUR 8/2

Jazz Band - Brunch The Rookery

Steve & Mike Billy’s Clubhouse

Mike Little Hud’s Clubhouse on 247


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Big Mike & Booty Papas APs Hidden Hideaway, 3pm

Open Mic Night Backporch Lounge

WED 8/8

Matt Pippen Wild Wing Cafe, 8:30pm

THUR 8/9

Hott with Harry Leggs Billy’s Clubhouse B Keith Williams Locos Deli & Pub Lefty Hathaway The Hummingbird

FRI 8/10

B Keith Williams 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive


Happy hour til 9pm, jam & rehearse 7-10pm, 20’s Pub

Happy Hour daily 12-7pm 2-4-1 Wells, 1/2 off apps, $1.50 domestics, Hud’s Clubhouse

Everyday 4-7pm: $1 beers and $6 domestic pitchers $2 Beers All day Everyday, Locos

David Beale Bearfoot Tavern, 9-12 on patio

Daily Happy Hour; 4-7pm. 241 drafts, house wine and well drinks Guiseppi’s Pizza

Dwight Raby The Hummingbird

$3.25 22oz Bud & Bud Lt Drafts • $13 Bud & Bud Lt Buckets • $2 House Vodkas Wild Wing Cafe

Loose Dogs Billy’s Clubhouse

Sterling Waite & the Cotton Ave. Hustlers Mellow Mushroom England in 1819 Roasted Cafe & Lounge

Big Mike & Booty Papas Club Live on Riverside War Town Wild Wing Cafe

SAT 8/11

James Colt & Trouble in Dixie APs Hidden Hideaway Planet Retro Billy’s Clubhouse

Stereomonster The Hummingbird

A2Z Band Club Live on Riverside Moby Dick Wild Wing Cafe

FRI 8/17

Opposite Box Roasted Cafe & Lounge

Fresh Heat Club Live on Riverside Dr. Deacons of Disaster Mellow Mushroom

$1 Wells all night, The Bird

25% off all appetizers, Happy Hour 3-6 and 9-Cl Macon Mellow


Everyday 4-7pm: $1 beers and $6 domestic pitchers $2 Beers All day Everyday, Locos $8 bottomless mugs HL, PBR, $5 carbombs, $3 Guinness The Hummingbird

2 for Tues- buy 8 wings and get 8 free! $2 domestic drafts 4p-CL Wild Wing Billy’s Bar Bingo 7pm Billy’s Clubhouse


(4pm-Close) $2 domestic Pints, $4 Bombs and $4 Baby Guiness Shots Wild Wing Ladies Night 7pm-CL: $2 House Wine, $5 Martinis Macon Mellow

Everyday 4-7pm: $1 beers and $6 domestic pitchers $2 Beers All day Everyday, Locos Senior’s Day 11-7, $1 Beers Hud’s Bar & Grill $5.99 Pitchers - Trivia Johnny’s Pizzeria


The Rookery 11-1am: $2 Bud Lt bottles, $4.50 well doubles, and 2 for 1 Jager. Bike Night, Hud’s Clubhouse

Ladies Night: Free wells for gals all night, DJ Billys Clubhouse

BJ Billiards, $3 wells and $2 domestics, shots

Hud’s on Gray Hwy - Free pool, Khaos Karaoke, $2 Jose

2-4-1 Jagerbombs, $3.50 craft beer Mellow Mushroom Ladies Night: 20’s Pub Bike Night, $2 Quervo The Dawghouse

Taco Rita Nite- $2 tacos, $3 margaritas, $6 Mega-ritas, $4 Irish Bombs Wild Wing

Everyday 4-7pm: $1 beers and $6 domestic pitchers $2 Beers All day Everyday, Locos


Happy Hour prices for poker players, BJ’s Billiards

Mystery Out Dart Tournament, Chasen’s $4 select premium liquor Mellow Mushroom

Buy 1/Get 1 wells 8-until, Giveaways! AP’s Hideaway

The Rookery 11-1am: $2 BL bottles, $4.50 well doubles, $3 Sex on the Beach and 2 for 1 Jager. Everyday, Miller Lite buckets just $12! Wild Wing


Everyday 4-7pm: $1 beers and $6 domestic pitchers $2 Beers All day Everyday, Locos

Chasen’s - Ladies Night with DJ, $1 wells and select domestics $10 Beer Buckets, 20’s Pub $4 select premium liquor Mellow Mushroom

Game Day Specials: 2 for 1 bombs and $1 domesic drafts Billy’s Clubhouse $13 Miller Lt & Coors Lt Buckets Wild Wing Cafe


$10 beer buckets, 20’s Pub

12-3pm:1/2 price Bloody Mary, Mimosa, Mint Julep, Sangria or Mojito Mellow Mushroom

$3.25 22oz Bud & Bud Lt Drafts, $13 Bud & Bud Lt Buckets $3 Bloody Marys Wild Wing Cafe

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Macon’s newest dance club, Element open Wed-Sat! Saturday nights at Chasen’s, outdoor deck!

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Thursday,Aug 9th Resumes & Rum @ Billy’s Clubhouse

Friday,August 3 Bradley Junction @ Hud’s on Gray Hwy

Billy’s Clubhouse will host a business after hours event for local professionals called “Resumes and Rum.” Billy’s is partnering with New York Life Central Georgia Office to host the event. Rum cocktails will be provided to (of legal age) participants who bring their resume to the event. Various industries, including insurance, financial, sales and hospitality, will have representatives present to discuss career goals and/or changes. The event will also include resume editing, interviewing practice, networking prospects and career placement opportunities in Macon. Event will begin at 5:30 p.m.

This southern rock band out of Gray, GA took a little hiatus, but fences have been mended, as they say, and the band is once again back on the Middle Georgia live music circuit. Don’t miss their first reunion show at Hud’s on Gray Highway! Bradley Junction took second place at the Georgia State Fair Battle of the Bands event, and have toured across the state playing the songs they love in the country and southern rock genre. Welcome them back to the stage tonight!

Monday nights 8pm at Billy’s

Friday nights at Hud’s Clubhouse Thursdays 10pm, CJ’s Sports Bar Friday & Sunday 9pm-until at AP’s Hidden Hideaway

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Friday nights at The Dawghouse Fridays at Hud’s, Gray Hwy

Every Friday & Saturday, Friends Bar & Grill, Macon Sundays with Brad, 9pm The Backporch Lounge

Dash, Rip, Rock @ The Bird


Every Tuesday night, come play with friends, great prizes! 7-9pm 20’s Pub Tuesdays 7pm Billy’s Clubhouse

Wednesdays 7pm Hud’s, Gray Hwy Thursdays, Stone-Baked Bingo 7:30pm Mellow Mushroom


NOW TUESDAYS: Hardest Trivia in Macon 7-9pm at BJs Billiards Tuesdays, CJ’s Sports Bar

All-Star Trivia every Monday 7-9pm, 20’s Pub Wednesdays at Roasted Cafe

Tuesday Night Trivia (8pm) with Outspoken Entertainment., Wild Wing Cafe

Trivia every Monday night with Woody at the Backporch Lounge Wednesday nights, 7:30pm at Billy’s Clubhouse

Trivia with T-Bag at Loco’s every Wednesday, 8:30pm!

Every Wednesday at The Rookery, compete for $5,000 grand prize! 8pm Every Wednesday at The Bird, 7pm.

Thursday nights 9p, The Shamrock


Nightly Poker 7:30p, Friends Bar Nightly Poker 8p, BJ Billiards

Sunday 7p, Billy’s Clubhouse

Tues,Wed and Thur:Texas Hold ‘Em


Bragg Jam pre-party @ Bearfoot Tavern with Nonsense First, join us at DAVID BEALE live on our patio from 8-11PM! Then stay for a NONSENSE Indie Electro House Dance Party from 9- 2:00 AM, featuring brand-new indie, EDM, house, sing-along anthems, and dance-floor faves from NONSENSE Atlanta resident DJs KIMBER & FULLER. Nonsense is the party that Creative Loafing called “the hippest night in the city.”


Dash, Rip, Rock @ The Bird New Orleans based rock trio known for their unique roots music. In 2012, Dash Rip Rock was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Though Dash Rip Rock is often credited with founding the musical genre known as “Country Punk,” DRR has always been a roots-based band inspired by a variety of styles, including rock, country, soul, and power pop.

Soulshine @ Club Live Macon’s one and only Allman Brothers tribute band. Tight musicianship and vocals are spot on. Great night to sing along and get down to your favorite ABB tunes while enjoying this new live music venue on Riverside Drive.


Face all Fears @ 567 Center

Sugar Virus @ Hud’s Clubhouse

Aaron Irons @ Billy’s Clubhouse One of our favorite singer/songwriters in town, expect to hear some Johnny Cash, obscure covers and original songs. Aaron and his guitar create big sound and is always a joy to watch.

Sugar Virus @ Hud’s Clubhouse on 247 No cover to see one of Macon’s first and finest hardcore, progressive metal bands! Jason Virus, Bryan Ross, Bruiser Braswell, Evan Jones, Stick Dastardly are back in action. Formed in 1992 in central Georgia as the "FIENDS", this band became the only underground sound to last throughout the southern rock wasteland. Its a new twist on some old school horror influenced music.

Session Road @ AP’s Hidden Hideaway Lee Peebles on lead vocals and Chad Keadle on vocals and acoustic guitar, along with John Meyer lead guitar, "Griff" on bass, and Sammy Deep on drums make up the country-tinged sound that is known as Session Road.


Lefty Hathaway @ The Bird

Lefty Hathaway @ The Bird as bandmates stir up rhythm with bass, guitar, drums and trumpets. A bit bluesy, a bit soul, a lot jam and a bit rock and roll, it's a real treat to hear.


England in 1819 @ Roasted England in 1819 will be performing at Roasted Cafe and Lounge on Friday, August 10th at 9pm. This is a free show. Comprised of a father and two sons, England in 1819 is an indie chamber rock band from Baton Rouge. They are defined by their haunting melodies and evocative surges of sound, a unique combination of Southern edge and English introspection.

Big Mike & Booty Papas @ Club Live Grand Opening Weekend! Big Mike and the guys play over 260 dates a year and have played with or opened for acts such as Johnny Winter, Bob Dylan, Jr. Walker, Government Mule, Warren Haynes, Jimmy Hall, Ronnie Hammond & The Atlanta Rhythm Section, Wet Willie, among others. They are veteran performers and know how to keep the party going and the dance floor shaking.

Lefty beats on the keys and sings away

THEBLUEINDIAN.COM Georgia’s Indie Music Hub

Hard core metal group out of Atlanta will tear up the stage at the 567 with 4 other bands throughout the night. All ages show, $10 cover.



Notice is hereby given that the Bibb County Board of Commissioners will receive sealed Qualification Statements in the Purchasing Department, Room 405 Courthouse, 601 Mulberry Street, Macon, Georgia, until 12:00 noon at the time legally prevailing in Macon, Georgia on Thursday, August 16, 2012, for MASTER PLANNING SERVICES for a COUNTY-WIDE PARKS, OPEN SPACES, AND RECREATION SYSTEM. Submittals will be publicly opened and names of responding firms read aloud in the Bibb County Board of Commissioners Administrative Conference Room, on Thursday, August 16, 2012, starting at 2 o’clock p.m. Request for Qualification documents may be viewed and downloaded from the Georgia Procurement Registry website at or the Bibb County website at, or by calling the Purchasing Department, Room 405, Bibb County Courthouse, 601 Mulberry Street, Macon, Georgia 31201 (phone: 478-621-6333 or fax: 478-621-5864) Submittals, consisting of one (1) original and six (6) copies, should be sealed in an opaque envelope and identified on the outside as “RECREATION PLANNER” and delivered by hand or mailed to: Bibb County Purchasing Department Room 405, Bibb County Courthouse 601 Mulberry Street Macon, Georgia 31201 Bibb County reserves full freedom (in addition to the right to reject any and all offers) in awarding a contract to consider all available factors including, but not limited to, price, reputation, financial responsibility, and experience. In addition, the firm recognizes the right of the Owner to reject a submittal if the firm fails to furnish any required information on the date required by the Request for Qualification documents, or if the submittal is in any way incomplete or irregular. Hence, the County may award a contract to other than the lowest firm if in the judgment of the Board of Commissioners the interest of the County will be best served by award to another. MBE/WBE/DBE Participation: Minority, Women Owned, and other Disadvantaged Business Enterprises are encouraged to participate in the solicitatio.


Notice is hereby given that the Bibb County Board of Commissioners will receive sealed Qualification Statements in the Purchasing Department, Room 405 Courthouse, 601 Mulberry Street, Macon, Georgia, until 12:00 o’clock NOON at the time legally prevailing in Macon, Georgia on Thursday, August 9, 2012, for PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES in the design and construction of a New Animal Welfare Center. Submittals will be publicly opened and names of responding firms read aloud in the Bibb County Board of Commissioners Administrative Conference Room, on Thursday, August 9, 2012, starting at two o’clock p.m. Request for Qualification documents may be viewed and downloaded from the Georgia Procurement Registry website at or the Bibb County website at, or by calling the Purchasing Department, Room 405, Bibb County Courthouse, 601 Mulberry Street, Macon, Georgia 31201 (phone: 478-6216333 or fax: 478-621-5864) Submittals, consisting of one (1) original and six (6) copies, should be sealed in an opaque envelope and identified on the outside as “PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES: ANIMAL WELFARE CENTER” and delivered by hand or mailed to: Bibb County Purchasing Department Room 405, Bibb County Courthouse 601 Mulberry Street Macon, Georgia 31201 Bibb County reserves full freedom (in addition to the right to reject any and all submittals) in soliciting qualification statements to consider all available factors including, but not limited to, price, reputation, financial responsibility, and experience. In addition, the respondent recognizes the right of the Owner to reject a submittal if the firm fails to furnish any required information on the date required by the Request for Qualification documents, or if the submittal is in any way incomplete or irregular. MBE/WBE/DBE Participation: Minority, Women Owned, and other Disadvantaged Business Enterprises are encouraged to participate in the solicitation process. Additionally, respondents are encouraged to use M/W/DBE subcontractors where possible.


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JULY 27 - AUGUST 10, 2012


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


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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