Friday Feb 1
Back City Woods at the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom
Weve been waiting a long time for this one. Back City Woods is one of Macons favorite local bands. They take bluegrass music and bring it up to date, making it the kind of sound that rocks out! Their live shows are full of people dancing, jumping up and down, and singing. This Friday, they release their second recording, an EP called Around The Bend. See one of Macons current musical treasures and pick up their new CD. 21 and up. 10 p.m. $5.
Todd Edmonds at Whiskey River
Todd Edmonds says he picked up a guitar and started playing country the day he realized playing the trumpet and the french horn wouldnt allow him to be a Beatle. Seems like everything worked out fine after that. This Nashville-based musician has spent his time touring and playing with bands all over the United States. Now, he brings his country sound to Macon. 21 and up. 10 p.m.
Saturday Feb 2
Lisa Vroman at Mercer Universitys Fickling Hall
Lisa Vroman made her Broadway debut in 1990 in Andrew Lloyd Webbers Aspects of Love. She then went on to play Christine in Phantom Of The Opera. Now, she is bringing her soprano voice full of power and passion to Macon with a performance that includes songs from Copland, Bernstein, Rogers & Hammerstein, Lloyd Webber, and Lerner and Loewe. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 or free with a Mercer ID and for students of any school or university.
Spankalicious at Roasted Cafe and Lounge
Nick Rizkalla, the owner of Roasted and the man behind the DSEL promotions team, is celebrating his birthday with a star studded DJ line-up. Not only has he enlisted the talents of local favorites DJ Squirrelly and Clark After Dark, he brings in DJ Ployd from Atlanta. To put the cherry on top of the cake, he also brings in Spankalicious. This Cincinnati-based DJ toured all over the United States and released his third studio album in 2012. Get ready for a wild night of great electronic music. 18 and up. 8 p.m. Free.
Wind Clan at Wings Cafe on Bloomfield Drive
I got excited one day when I got an interesting e-mail with a couple of songs attached from a group called the Wind Clan. One song was called Cadillac Riding and reminded me of some of the great 80s funk bands. The vocals were influenced by Outkast -- but not too much because there was also evidence of many great funk artists. When I heard they were performing live in Macon, I got excited all over again. This playful funk/hip-hop group play the part of inner city ninjas in their songs and photos. Its this type of creativity that make them stand out in this era of trap music. 21 and up. 10 p.m. $10 admission, $5 for the ladies.