A SELECTIVE GUIDE TO NIGHTLIFE IN THE CSRA
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14 RENE RUSSELL @ Manuel’s Bread Café | 5:30 p.m. COMEDY ZONE: GOODWIN & EHRETT @ Somewhere in Augusta | 8 p.m.; $8 TIKI BARFLYS @ Wild Wing Café | 10:30 p.m.
THE PROFILER: VOX INERTIA
music together and started to search for a fourth band member. Roughly eight bassists later, Hearn joined the band and the tightest lineup of the group finally developed. It shows in the
TURF WAR FESTIVUS OF BANDS: Turf War + Shaun Piazza Band + Surf/Harp @ Sky City 10 p.m.; $5 PACKAWAY HANDLE BAND @ Stillwater Taproom | 10 p.m.; $4
interview, as band members finish each other’s sentances:
LO FIDELITY @ Wild Wing Café 10:30 p.m.
“We throw each other under the bus,” Smith laughed.
FRIDAY, DEC. 16
“You would think we’re on the verge of breaking up,” Ritz said. “But there is an energy and a bond,” Kenneth continued. “It’s integral that we get along and joke around,” Ritz added. “We have an open line of communication,” Smith finished. It is this strong bond – and a shared mutual respect for one another – that is the backbone of Vox Inertia.
ANNUAL TFS HOLIDAY RAVE: Kandi Kane Snowflake Sleigh Ride Extravaganza with LinearNorth +Polyphase + Number5 @ Sector 7G 8 p.m.; $5 JARED GAY @ The Fox’s Lair; 8 p.m. POP LIFE @ Soul Bar | 8 p.m.
SOUND Most of the time, you don’t see a local band so tightly
knit that they look as though they should have been born attached to each other’s hips – not unless they are old codgers such as the Rolling Stones who have been jamming since before the beginning of time. Vox Inertia is one of those few: new enough to be infants on the music scene, but endowed with an unbreakable bond.
ARTEMIA ATOM BLONDE & ARTEMIA UNPLUGGED @ The Playground Bar | 9 p.m. JAR (ROCKING THE ‘80S) @ Somewhere in Augusta 9:30 p.m.
With a variety of influences, the band’s sound of seems to simply fall into place. The songs grow from the mutual friendship of the guys in the band, taking what each of them provides and growing from there, evolving into something perfectly formed.
JOE OLDS BAND @ Coyotes 9:30 p.m.; $5
CROSSOVER Dillon and Smith are also in another band, Sense of Self. Hearn plays bass in Diezel.
HORIZON Vox Inertia will play Soy Noodle House on Dec. 9
and at First Round on New Year’s Eve.
the profiler is DINO LULL
THE LOCASH COWBOYS @ Coyote’s | 10:30 p.m.; $10 advance, $15 at the door
SUNDAY, DEC. 18
FESTIVUS OF BANDS: A MERRY KRUNKMAS TACKY SWEATER CHRISTMAS PARTY with DJ Joycette + Old You + Ayo K + Dr. Bread @ Sky City 10 p.m.; $5 MOBY DICK @ Wild Wing Café 10:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, DEC. 17
BAD SANTA PARTY II with DJ Fun Dip @ Somewhere in Augusta | 8 p.m. CHRIS LANE BAND @ The Country Club | 8 p.m.; $5 CHRISTMAS PARTY & KARAOKE @ The Fox’s Lair 8 p.m. THE INDEPENDENTS WITH LAZARAS & HEADSTONE HANGOVER @ The Firehouse Bar | 9 p.m.; $5
FRIDAY, DEC. 23 FESTIVUS OF BANDS: The Cubists +
Eat Lightning + Night People + Koko Beware + Deathstar @ Sky City; 10 p.m.; $5
TUESDAY, DEC. 27
JAY EDWARDS @ Wild Wing Café | 10:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28
FIVE’S A CROWD
12 BANDS OF CHRISTMAS: Jaycie Ward +
Fried Goat + The Radar Cinema + The Unmentionables + Wombats + Vellotones featuring George Croft + Joy Krueger, Jim Perkins + Five’s A Crowd + 3rd Shift + Sibling String + Livingroom Legends @ The Imperial Theatre | $12 advance, $15 door; 6:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, DEC. 20 PATTERSON & NATE @ Wild Wing Café | 10:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21
“Our sound developed without fighting from the first time we plucked a string,” Dillon said.
It is not just the hard rock/alternative sound of Vox Inertia that pulls the listener in, but the signature vocal style of Dillon, who sounds unique and unlike any other singer on the music scene. If that’s not enough, check out the live sound versus the studio sound of the band: They are practically identical, perfectly timed and in tune.
THE ENDALLS @ Wild Wing Café | 10:30 p.m.
GENRE Hard Rock/Alternative Rock
began what would become Vox Inertia. The three began to write
DIRTY BOURBON RIVER @ Stillwater Taproom | 10 p.m.; $4
THURSDAY, DEC. 15
Matt Ritz – drums and John Hearn – bass
from Augusta State University, brought Dillon into the mix and
FESTIVUS OF BANDS: Debt of Nature + More + Jessup Dolly + Shoo Fly @ Sky City | 10 p.m.; $5
BOOM BOX DJ SET @ Soul Bar 9 p.m.
MEMBERS Dean Dillon – vocals, Kenneth Smith – guitar,
HISTORY Two years ago, Smith and Ritz met after graduating
THRU DEC. 31
2011 FESTIVUS OF BANDS: Mazes & Monsters + The Ramblin’ Fevers + Adam Sams @ Sky City; 10 p.m.; $5 COMEDY ZONE: MIKE SPEENBERG @ Somewhere in Augusta | 8 p.m.; $8 BRAD & JAKE FROM SWINGIN’ MEDALLIONS @ Wild Wing Café | 10:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, DEC. 22
COMEDY ZONE: SAINTS & SINNERS TOUR @ Somewhere in Augusta | 8 p.m.; $8 OLD MAN CRAZY @ Wild Wing Café | 10:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, DEC. 29 FUNK YOU @ Wild Wing Café 10:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, DEC. 30
DISCO HELL @ Soul Bar | 8 p.m. PRE-NEW YEAR’S EVE DANCE PARTY @ The Playground Bar 8 p.m. DALLAS MARTIN BAND @ Coyotes | 9:30 p.m.; $5 UNDER THE SUN @ Wild Wing Café | 10:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, DEC. 31
NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY @ The Fox’s Lair | 8 p.m. NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY: SHE & SHE AND ATOM BLONDE Champagne toast at midnight and party favors @ The Playground Bar | 8 p.m.; $6 NEW YEARS EVE PARTY WITH BRANTLEY @ Coyote’s | 9 p.m. $5 NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH WITH THE TONY WILLIAMS BAND @ Wild Wing Café | 10:30 p.m.
SIBLING STRING 2011 FESTIVUS OF BANDS: SIBLING STRING + WILL MCCRANIE 3 + ALLISON FOSTER @ Sky City | 10 p.m.; $5
FRIDAY, DEC. 23
TUESDAYS Trivia with Charles @ Somewhere in Augusta | 8 p.m. Twisted Trivia @ The Playground Bar | 8 p.m. WEDNESDAYS DRINK + DROWN @ Coyote’s 8 p.m.; $15
BEN WELLS @ The Country Club | 8 p.m.; $5 after 9:30 p.m.
Krazy Karaoke @ The Playground Bar | 8 p.m.
SHE & SHE AND THE LAROXES @ The Playground Bar | 8 p.m.
THURSDAYS TANGO NIGHT @ Casa Blanca Café | 6 p.m.
DADDY GRACE @ Somewhere in Augusta | 9:30 p.m.
KARAOKE @ Coyote’s | 8 p.m. $5 after 9 p.m. FRIDAYS A Step Up @ Doubletree Hotel 6 p.m. SATURDAYS DJ C-4 @ The Loft | 9 p.m. SUNDAYS THE DRINKING DEAD @ 1102 Bar & Grill | 8 p.m.; free
FIND THE VENUE
the country club @ 2834 Washington Road; 706.364.1862 CASA BLANCA CAFE @ 936 Broad St.; 706.504.3431 Coyote’s @ 2512 Peach Orchard Road; 706.560.9245 DOUBLETREE HOTEL @ 2512 Peach Orchard Road; 706.855.8100 THE FIREHOUSE BAR @ 1145 Broad St.; 706.826.9955 the fox’s lair @ 349 Telfair St.; 706.828.5600 THE LOFT @ 917 Broad St.; 706.955.7954 manuels bread cafe @ 505 Railroad Ave., North Augusta; 803.380.1323 Metro Pub & CoffeeHouse @ 1054 Broad St.; 706.722.6468 THE PLAYGROUND BAR @ 978 Broad St.; 706.724.2232 SECTOR 7G @ 631 Ellis St.; 706.496.5900 SKY CITY @ 1157 Broad St.; 706.945.1270 SOUL BAR @ 984 Broad St.; 706.724.8880 Somewhere in augusta @ 2820 Washington Road; 706.739.0002 STILLWATER TAP ROOM @ 974 Broad St.; 706.826.9857 SURREY TAVERN @ 471 Highland Ave.; 706.736.1221 WILD WING CAFE @ 3035 Washington Road.; 706.364.9453 Submit event listings to firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion in Nightlife.
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