Songwriter’s Open Mic @ Eddie’s Attic
For over 19 years, Eddie’s Attic has hosted Atlanta’s premiere SONGWRITER’S OPEN MIC for the performing songwriter. National and local acts perform 2 songs each, with 3 finalists returning for a third song at the end of the evening for a chance to win a cash prize and a spot in their bi-annual, nationally acclaimed Open Mic Shootout. This is a great opportunity for up and coming talent to hone their skills and for listeners to see and meet tomorrow’s stars.
Doors open at 7:00pm.
Tickets are $5 in advance and $6 at the door.
Tables with 4 reserved seats are $25.
Online and phone sales end at 5pm today.
Catch 23: Atlanta’s Friendliest Comedy Death Match @ The Earl
3 Teams. 23 Minutes. 4 Rounds.
Because nothing says “hilarious comedy” like a series of numbers.
Catch 23 is an improvised Comedy Deathmatch. Three teams of improvisers battle it out in four rounds. They each have 23 minutes to use over the course of the night – no more; no less – with nothing but a 1 minute warning to guide them. Each scene is judged on a ten point scale with five points given by the audience and five by a hell judge.
Doors open at 8:30pm.
Tickets are $5.
Online, phone, and outlet sales end at 6pm today.
Colleen Green, The Memories, White Fang @ 529
There are, roughly, two kinds of musicians in this world: the ones who make grand gestures that suggest the universe’s infinite depth, complexity and wonder, and the ones who execute their ideas with such perfect simplicity that they make you believe– often for 3 minutes at a time– that the world might actually be flat after all. L.A.-via-Boston DIY grunge-popper Colleen Green stands resolutely in the second group. Her scrappy brand of minimalism follows in the tradition of Beat Happening, the Ramones, and Blink-182 (she’s cited the band’s 1993—1999 run as a crucial influence; in other words, nothing after the fart-and-boner-joke auteurs’ short-lived “mature phase”) and is based in a faith that most things worth saying can be expressed with just a deadpan drum machine, an uncomplicated couplet, and three torpedoed power chords. Green’s persona is a logical extension of her music, too. When an interviewer asked her last year to elaborate on the lyrics to her song “Green One” (what did green signify, he wanted to know—nature? her family name? weed?) her response to this question was as laconic, goofy, and no-frills as one of her best songs: “I dunno, it’s like, green is just what I AM, you know?” To ask Colleen Green what does it all mean, man? is sort of like asking Joey Ramone to elaborate on the pedagogical philosophy of the teaching methods at Rock & Roll High School. 9PM | FREE | 21+