If Bieber Beat You Up, Would You Tell Anyone?
by Matt Stone This weekend I was full. Not just from plates of barbecue, but from a lot of banjos. The Papa Joe’s Banjo-B-Que seemed to be a big success this past weekend. Thousands of people in the CSRA, and some out-of-towners, had a packed Memorial Day weekend out at the Evans Towne Center Park. Side note: When did we start spelling town with an “e”? Anyway, the event was great. The idea of two stages was very cool, helped with the down time in between bands. It also made it where you didn’t have to sit in a big crowd. We actually sat right in the middle and checked out both stages. The back bar set up was very impressive, along with a great beer selection. Kudos goes to Mike Marty and everyone at AB Beverage. The flavored Shock Top gets two thumbs up. This year’s big act was the Athens-based band Drive-By Truckers. I was super excited to see these guys. If you went to college in the South (War Eagle), you’ve heard every album by the Drive-By Truckers. This was my first time seeing these guys and, honestly, I wasn’t that impressed. Good solid band, just not that exciting. I was impressed by Whiskey Gentry. I have to quit lying to myself and admit that I hate the banjo. It’s awesome to watch people play the banjo because it is an insanely difficult instrument, but the sound it produces makes my ears feel like they’re being raped. I’ll take 12 months off and see you guys again next year. Just promise you won’t add Hootie to the bill. This is pretty cool. After a six-month hiatus, Big City Music is returning to 3526 Wrightsboro Road with a Live on the Lawn concert featuring music from Allgood Asylum, G-City Rockers and She N She, just to name a few. Fun starts at noon with live music starting at 12:30 p.m. Best part is that it’s free to the public! Here’s another return to Augusta via NYC. Our buddy Will McCranie is back in the AUG for a first Saturday at Stillwater Taproom, June 2. Will is playing two sets and, as you could of guessed, he’ll have some special guests joining in the fun. Don’t forget to grab your tickets for Taproot and HURT at Sky City on June 8. Both of these bands have sold out shows in Augusta and I have a feeling that this won’t be an exception. Tickets are only $14. Skycityaugusta.com has you details and tickets. I will be there enjoying $2 PBRs. It’s the choice of a new generation, and hipsters. I’m kidding, hipsters; loosen up your scarves. In a story that has the nation baffled, it appears that it is true. And I’m not talking about the man eating another man’s face story; I’m referring to Justin Bieber beating someone up. It appears that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a photographer’s claim that the Biebs assaulted him. After leaving a movie theater with girlfriend Selena Gomez, Justin wasn’t pleased with a photographer taking pictures of them, a “scuffle” ensued and the cops were called. Unfortunately, Justin had already bolted before the cops arrived. The photographer was later taken to a local hospital after complaining of chest pains. He later filed a police report, and Bieber is now being investigated for misdemeanor battery. I will tell you this: if Justin Bieber ever beat me up, I would tell NO ONE! And last in news of why it’s awesome to be in the business of rock ‘n’ roll: Gregg Allman revealed in an interview on CNN that he is engaged to a 24-year-old. Yes! This will only be Gregg’s seventh wife. What shows are coming up that you’re pumped to see? Where is you band playing next and are you any good? Prove it. Shoot over all the details to email@example.com.You Might Also Like:
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