Atlanta, GA - Smith's Olde Bar - John McNicholas, Sarah Donner and Barb Carbon
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 7 PM – 10 PM
Tickets - $10.00 - $15.00
The Good Graces
Drummer-turned-songwriter Kim Ware started the Good Graces on a whim in 2006, after purchasing a beat up, old acoustic guitar she named Buzzy at the Lakewood Antiques Market in Atlanta. The songs quickly poured out of her, melodic stories of heartache and hope, set to three chords that she often didn’t know the name of. Since then, Kim and tGG have toured the east coast multiple times, paid musical visits to Texas, over to California, and performed at such festivals as 30A, NXNE, and LEAF, where Kim was a finalist in the NewSong Singer-Songwriter Competition in 2019.
In 2015, Kim's song "Cold in California" caught the attention of the Indigo Girls, who invited tGG to support some midwest and southeast shows during their summer tour. Shortly thereafter, Kim and friends began work on their 4th full-length,Set Your Sights. Released in conjunction with the Chapel Hill/Durham, NC-based boutique label PotLuck Foundation, Set Your Sights places Kim's heart-on-her-sleeve songwriting and earnest lyrical delivery at the forefront of an atmospheric indie-folk expedition, led by producer / guitarist Jonny Daly and supported by a long list of players from around the southeast. Kim recently wrapped up work on a follow-up LP, Prose and Consciousness, to be released in October 2019.
Virginia Plane is an indie rock outfit from Atlanta, GA. The band's 2017 release, Fair Weather, showcases the group's artistic range, expressive arrangements, and lush vocal harmonies.
Lead singer and songwriter Mary O. Harrison formed the band in 2010 with bassist/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Tracy Clark. After several years of playing with various collaborators and friends, they were joined in 2016 by drummer Wayne Pelletier and a few month's later by guitarist Tim Pelletier.
Mary O. has been a prolific songwriter since 1999 when she formed Atlanta indie pop group Charm School (1999 - 2004). She released a solo record, Factory of Days, in 2006.
Tracy is bassist for local heroes The Preakness, and often performs with Chickens and Pigs as well as the Good Graces, a band hand-picked by the Indigo Girls to open a handful of their 2015 summer tour dates across the US.
Wayne spent years in Atlanta Americana scene veterans Stovall. More recently, Wayne was a member of Bruce Joyner and Atomic Clock including playing drums on the 2014 release 'The Devil Is Beating His Wife' on Closer Records.
Tim is a Berklee College of Music graduate and audio engineer at Turner Studios. His career as a guitarist has taken him across the country as a member of independent bands in San Fransisco and Austin. Tim currently plays bass for one of Atlanta’s favorite Americana bands, The Wheelknockers.
Fair Weather was recorded/engineered by Tim Delaney at Electron Gardens in Avodale Estates, GA.
The name Virginia Plane references the classic Roxy Music tune "Virginia Plain" with an aerodynamic twist. Mary O. and Tracy, along with founding members Govind Dixit (ex-Charm School), and McGregor Button (Russian Spy Camera) released a self-titled EP in 2011.ore info soon
Friday, July 12th from 8pm-10pm
Free to attend! Kid friendly!
John McNicholas - 8pm
Nerdkween - 8:40pm
Billy Rhoton - 9:20pm
The Sunset District will be performing at 500 Songs For Kids: The Song I Wish I Had Written on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at The Earl! Please click https://www.songsforkids.org/TheSunsetDistrict to help us meet our fundraising goal. Your generous donation creates another free musical journey for a kid with an illness, injury, genetic disorder or special need with a mentor at the brand new Songs For Kids Center.
We’re scheduled to play at 9:05pm sharp but rock and roll time is flexible.
The Good Graces will be playing a quick acoustic set on Creative Loafing’s Facebook page. It part of their series called, “Live from the Archives.”
Click the link below to check it out around 12pm
Early non-smoking show!
9pm: John McNicholas of The Sunset District plays a solo set and will make you happy. Then sad. Then happy.
9:30: KH&W will kick their set off with some of their standards before breaking out The Great Napkin Challenge. You write a song on a napkin, hand it to the band. If they've heard it, they’ll play (at least part of) it. Hilarity ensues!
Doors at 8pm, $5 cover. Let’s do this!
Marietta, GA - Keegan's Irish Pub - John McNicholas (solo set)
The Patch Works
593 Gaskill Street SE, Atlanta, GA
The blue house on the corner, right next to Agave Restaurant.
3pm - John McClesky
4pm - John McNicholas
Free to get in / All ages
Singer/Songwriter Night at Suburban Tap.
Great food and drinks and the music is free!
I play around 8:30pm
I’ll be playing with The Good Graces tonight.
The Soogs have played in and around Atlanta on and off since 1991. We recorded and album, “Bully” due to an engineer who saw some cover videos by The Soogs, thought, “I’d like to record those guys,” and offered up his services. The Soogs’ music has been described as “The Pixies meet The Partridge Family,” but it was only described that way once and it’s hard to remember who said it.
The Good Graces
the Good Graces is an indie-folk/Americana collective fronted by singer-songwriter Kim Ware and based in Atlanta, GA. Since its inception in 2006, after Kim picked up an acoustic guitar at the late Lakewood Antiques Market that summer, tGG has toured up and down the east coast, down to Texas, over to California, and performed at such festivals as 30A, NXNE, and the Athens Pop Festival. In 2015, Kim's song "Cold in California" caught the attention of the Indigo Girls, and the band was invited by the renowned duo to support some midwest and southeast shows during their summer tour. This proved to be career and life-changing for Kim, helping her gain more confidence in her songwriting and singing. Shortly thereafter, Kim began work on tGG's 4th full-length album, "Set Your Sights." Released independently in conjunction with the Chapel Hill/Durham, NC-based boutique label PotLuck Foundation, "Set Your Sights" places Kim's heart-on-her-sleeve songwriting and earnest, honest lyrical delivery at the forefront of an atmospheric sonic expedition, led by producer / guitarist Jonny Daly and supported by a long list of players from Atlanta and the southeast. Kim is currently working on songs for a follow-up LP, to be released in 2019.
Sun Studies (Durham, NC)
Sun Studies is a songwriting moniker featuring the wide-ranging baritone of Reid Johnson. Characters conveying false truths, existential anxiety, and mental illness come to the forefront, carried by Johnson’s swooning voice and arresting melodies.
"As the longtime leader of Triangle (NC) indie rock favorites Schooner, singer Reid Johnson developed a distinctive melodic style, with his voice dipping low and then shooting high with a hint of cracking falsetto. There was always a bit of R&B romance to his songs, of the singer dancing with his hooks. That trademark happily lingers in Sun Studies, Johnson’s new solo project where his singsong melodies radiate Roy Orbison warmth through layers of tumult and noise."
-Hopscotch Music Festival (Raleigh, NC)
Joshua Carpenter (Asheville, NC)
Joshua Carpenter has done stints with Floating Action, The Nein, and even a handful of gigs here and there with cult-hero-turned-phenomenon Rodriguez. The Asheville, NC resident currently plays with Schooner, Better Twin, & Emily Easterly in addition to writing and performing under his own name. Carpenter has released two under-the-radar-but-stellar solo albums, Full Flight, in 2011, and Prey Tells, in 2017.
Carpenter’s aesthetic lends itself to Big Star’s memorable hooks with the wry, eviscerating wit of Andy Partridge. Catchy, cerebral, and a bit pugnacious.
"…traces back through songsmiths Tobin Sprout and Matthew Sweet to Robyn Hitchcock and Ray Davies - nostalgia obsessives unafraid to dress their melancholy in pop trappings."
-John Schacht, Independent Weekly (NC)
It's time for some major celebration!
Celebrate friends, family, pets, good fortune, music, songs, muses, and dreamers - whatever you need to celebrate, tonight's the night.
Let's also celebrate Girls Rock Camp ATL!
We're asking for a $10 donation at the door that will go straight to empowering cis & trans girls/women, non-binary & gender non-conforming humans, and trans boys/men through music education, creative expression, and performance experiences.
Join us on Friday, March 1st for our first Singer-Songwriter night at The Pullman from 8pm until 10pm.
Tonight's show features 3 sets of original music from The Good Graces, Billy Rhoton and John McNicholas.
It's FREE to get in and tipping is encouraged!
All ages! Bring the kids!
I'll be test driving 3 or 4 new tunes tonight including a couple of fun covers for the Valentine's Day edition of Singer/Songwriter night at Suburban Tap!
The Super Bowl is tomorrow so tonight we're gonna rock!
International Pop Overthrow Music Festival is storming into Atlanta for our eighth year, from February 1 through 3 with all shows to be held once again at that fine venue, Red Light Cafe! IPO Atlanta features 20 of the best pop and rock bands from Atlanta and beyond!
Saturday, February 2
7:30 The Raves
8:15 The Sunset District
9:00 Daniel & Bristol
10:30 The Shut-Ups
11:15 The Ringos
12:00 Sunshine Slowdown
Red Light Cafe is located at 553 Amsterdam Ave. They can be reached at 404-874-7828 or on the worldwide web at http://redlightcafe.com/
Red Light Cafe is an all-ages venue! Admission for each show is $10 at the door (advance ticket info coming soon!)
Come on out to IPO Atlanta, and see how the jewel of the south can showcase pop with the best of them!
All are invited to a combo student open mic and CD release party for The Downs' new release. Those of you who attended the last Masterclass heard Jenn and Koby perform original music from their upcoming release. The gig will be held at Kavarna Coffeehouse in downtown Oakhurst, Decatur.
Free show - Pass the hat for pay for production
Good Graces Album Release Show
More info soon