Concert Sutra Cheers Modern Day Bluegrass!

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Concert Sutra Cheers Modern Day Bluegrass!

by terri sapp

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CX-1 George and Seawell

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Smith’s Old Bar in Atlanta, Georgia has been hopping with the latest and greatest bluegrass acts of my generation.  On January 12, 2006, I was pleased to have my first live show with CX-1, and Blueground Undergrass, whom I have been pleased to have seen many times before, on January 14, 2006.  Putting these two acts in the same place so close together helped me remember just how much fun I have at a show where there are so many boys pickin’ and a sangin’!  My appreciation for bluegrass music has grown over these recent years, with acts like Donna the Buffalo, Snake Oil Medicine Show, and Blueground Undergrass coming into my life.  However, when I first heard the Snake Oil Medicine show a few years ago, I was made aware of the potential for fun and crossing genres that bluegrass offers.  Most of the boys from the Snake Oil Medicine Show, who unfortunately broke up recently, have branched off and joined with their close friend and former Acoustic Syndicate band member and revived CX-1, formerly Cygnus X-1 Blackhole Bluegrass Boyz.  CX-1’s innovative approach to bluegrass touches my very soul with the flavors of reggae that are peppered throughout their songs.  This joining of Snake Oil Medicine Show and Acoustic Syndicate has produced a world beat, reggae, rock, Americana, newgrass, electronica, dance, hip hop, funk jazz, “modern fusion music,” “most closely resembling bluegrass,” sure to claim the affection of all who hear.  Read More »

Concert Sutra: Arrested Development in 2006

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Concert Sutra:      Arrested Development in 2006

Written by terri sapp

Photographed by Leah Yetter

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Speech

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After an extreme roller coaster of a year like 2005, and having gotten into a New Years rut, we needed a major way to bid adieu this year.  When we found out that Arrested Development was headlining one of the largest New Year’s Eve events in Atlanta, Downtown Countdown, we knew that was the one.  Downtown Countdown not only happens in Atlanta, but also in Baltimore, Washington D.C., as well as other choice cities over the years.  This year, I believe that Atlanta brought the party with “Life Music” specialists, Arrested Development.  The Downtown Countdown at Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Georgia was definitely THE place to be this New Year’s Eve, with Arrested Development ringing in 2006 with a spiritual vengeance!

Downtown Countdown in Baltimore consisted of many main event bands, including SR-71, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, Kelly Bell Band, Fools & Horses, Plunge, Jah Works, Crushing Day, Right Foot Red, Dickinson (acoustic), Kim Hall & Jodi Harman (acoustic), And Doug Segree (acoustic). Baltimore offered DJs Kode Bleuu, Retro, & DJ VIP.  In addition, the NFL Baltimore Raven’s Cheerleaders joined the party at Big Night Baltimore!  Baltimore had eleven themed party areas set up for party goers enjoyment, as well as five dance floors!  Balloons dropped around midnight. Read More »

Concert Sutra In The Dark With Bauhaus

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Concert Sutra In The Dark With Bauhaus

by terri sapp

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David J

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Looking back on 2005, there are a select few times had that I can truly think back fondly on.  One of those times was my Thanksgiving holiday.  Puppies at home gorged on table scraps, friends gathered all around, and Bauhaus played “The Near the Atmosphere Tour” at my favorite venue, Atlanta’s Tabernacle!  The Beautiful, Peter Murphy (vocals), Daniel Ash (guitar and vocals), David J (bass), and Kevin Haskins (drums) kept even us turkey eating fools going strong well into the night!  I couldn’t have asked for a better way to give thanks, but in the Dark with Bauhaus.  Even though Bauhaus has been around since the late seventies, made their voice heard in the early part of the eighties, and reunited for touring in the late nineties, their latest tour proves them as fresh and hot as ever! Read More »