P.O.D. and Nonpoint aim to please all fans
For the most part in Augusta, if you are under the age of 21, you are missing the best shows. From Sky City, The Playground, Stillwater, The Loft and Joe’s Underground, if you aren’t old enough to buy the booze, you not old enough to see the music.
Event after event, you see those detrimental words for minors, “21 and up.” With the exception of Sector 7G, shows at the Bell Auditorium and the James Brown Arena, 90 percent of the places to see live music are 21 and up. Being selfish, I actually like it this way. But I know if I were under 21, for a lack of better words, I would be pissed. I have had the pleasure of announcing shows coming to Augusta for the past six years and the biggest complaint is about not having enough all-ages shows. Well how about a compromise for you youngsters? The bands P.O.D., Nonpoint, Within Reason and Augusta’s own Stillview are playing the Country Club next Wednesday, March 13. Yes, the show is 21 and up, but the bands are here to please. So if you’re under 21 and you know how to read, I’m here to inform you that the bands P.O.D. and Nonpoint will be playing an all-ages acoustic show at noon on the 13th at Somewhere in Augusta. This is your chance to see the bands, maybe meet the bands, and if you’re nice, snag a couple autographs. Of course, if you’re over 21, you’re allowed in, and even better, you get to drink at lunch. My advice: show up early. Somewhere in Augusta opens up at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, so I would be ready to pack that place out.
Speaking of Sector 7G, the band Veara is back at it, Friday, March 22. You know it’s an all ages show because doors open at 5:30. It’s $12 in advance to see Handguns, State Champs, City Lights, A Brighter Life, and Dead End Sons along with Veara. Sector 7G is at 631 Ellis Street.
How about a little live music? Head down to the newly renovated and now smoke-free Joe’s Underground on Friday night to see Jerod Gay. Last time Jerod played they had a packed house, so Joe’s did the right thing and went and bought more chairs.
On Saturday night, Atlanta’s No. 1 ‘90s rock band, DIRT, will be playing all your favorites from the ‘90s. Does the set include 4 Non Blondes? It better! Or just enjoy covers of Alice In Chains, Nirvana, Pearl Jam and other bands from Seattle. Doors open at 8:30, music at 9 p.m. And remember! Watch out for Operation Thunder!
Am I allowed to say the word ‘nappy’ yet without getting fired? Hope so, because the band Nappy Roots is returning to Sky City on Friday, March 15. Nappy Roots is bringing along special guest Jerry Feels Good. Get more details at skycityaugusta.com.
Good news on the home front: Dead Confederate is set to release their third full-length album, “In the Marrow,” on April 16. You can reserve your copy now at deadconfederate.com. Or you can plan on making a road trip to join the guys at their album release shows in Atlanta or Athens. The band is in Atlanta at The Earl on April 19, and in Athens at the 40 Watt Club on April 20. I’m sure more dates are to follow. I hope the album kills.
Here’s a quick “kudos” to downtown Augusta. Since moving downtown over two years ago I have fallen in love with the place. The downtown scene is the best in Augusta, and you can definitely tell that downtown is a community. It was even more apparent when tragedy hit a local bartender last week with the passing of a family member. A bunch of the downtown regulars rallied together to help raise money for the local family. Pretty cool to see, just thought I would point that out.
Next weekend is St. Patrick’s Day! Or at least, it’s the day that we are all going to drink green beer and Jameson, and celebrate St. Patties Day. Next week I’ll run down all the fun for the festivities. If you have something cool going on, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You Might Also Like: