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With its friendly and professional staff, state-of-the-art sound and light system, coldest beer and best bar drinks in town and lots of space to party, The Country Club rises above and beyond the expectations of "just another nightclub." The Country Club's dedicated fans have voted it "Metro's Best Nightclub!" year after year and named it "Best Live Music Venue." Those very fans are the reason The Country Club is the No. 1 place to party in the CSRA.
If you haven't seen Shinebox lately, then you haven't seen Shinebox! Shinebox is a high energy, in your face , blast from the past! A virtual Rock and Roll time Machine that will take you back to a better time, a time when Hair Metal ruled the Sunset Strip. From Def Leppard to Poison, Cinderella to Bon Jovi, it is a Live Rock and Roll show you'll love remembering, and won't soon forget!
Rated **** stars**** By Lex and Terry,Shinebox performs with the attitude of Billy Batts, and demands the respect of Shoeshine Tommy!
Shine Box, the funk-rock and blues trio from Columbus, Ohio is comprised of three veterans of the national and international stage. Mike Iannicello, Pat Kenney and Johnny Polansky - on guitar/vocals, bass/vocals and drums/percussion respectively - have each toured, recorded and played with a diverse cross-section of some of the world's finest musicians and bands. These include CJ Chenier, The Flex Crew, Sam Bush, The Wailers, Sekouba Bambino, Robert Randolph, Everyone Orchestra, Cellovision, Lollipop Factory and The String Cheese Incident. Bringing this array of the world’s music together, Shine Box creates a blues - inflected, rock and funk energy that gets people to their feet.
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The Velcro Pygmies are everything that's right about rock n roll. Loud, fast, larger than life, and in your face. Big lights, foul language, tight pants and the occasional boob. They've been compared to the likes of Van Halen, Poison, Bon Jovi,and Air Supply (They've got a sensitive side too). If you like "Big Rock" this is the band for you. If you are more into the "Hippie" thing don't waste your time; you'll hate them.
The band released its 6th record in 07, American Muscle, which is a collection of 10 original arena rock anthems designed to blow the 6x9s right out of your Trans Am, and an inspired cover of Sweet Home Alabama. Their relentless tour cover of Sweet Home Alabama. Their relentless tour schedule carries them all across the eastern part of the US with the occasional trip to Texas where they are wanted for numerous traffic violations. The band's fan base encompasses all ages races and genders plus animals really like them too.
The Pygmies consist of Jason "DEP" Reed (take a look at his picture and you'll know why he's called that) on bass, Chris Eddins, the world's most entertaining drummer. Angel the blonde mohawk axeman, and Cameron, wants to be David Lee Roth, Flener on lead vocals. The band is a unique blend of personalities and energies that create a massive rock experience. It's a trip back to when rock n roll was fun and entertaining and not political or angry.
8 Second Ride
Based out of Middle Georgia, 8 Second Ride is a high energy, Modern Country band playing today's hits. If you are hearing it on SiriusXM Radio, chances are 8 Second Ride is playing it in its shows! With three-part harmonies, and a rich, full, five-piece band putting out layers of country music goodness, an 8 Second Ride show is sure to bring the good times on!
Vocals, Guitar / Mike Lovedge
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar / John Piceno
Vocals, Lead Guitar / Lewis Smith
Bass / Alex Smith
Drums / Phillip Smith
Rick Monroe is a tireless worker, strong songwriter and relentless performer. Monroe just keeps it rolling, releasing great music and touring. Rick’s headlined his own tours and has opened for the likes of Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Josh Thompson, Pat Green, Charlie Daniels Band, Dwight Yoakam, Montgomery Gentry and Aaron Lewis.
In 2014, his new release, “It’s a Love Thing” features the emphasis tracks, Small Town, Fires Out and Great Minds Drink Alike. The EP will be released on June 3, 2014.
Rick takes us inside the music. Monroe says, "In the case of Small Town (5/20 release date on iTunes) Kenneth Duncan and I were stuck on the song we were writing and he just happen to play the first part of "Small Town" for an ear break ... and that was it! We shifted gears immediately and boom. The one thing I've seen in all my travels is people are people, with the same basic wants and needs. We all love and we all struggle. I really feel we struck the perfect balance. With a basic chord progression & direct lyric I believe we’ve captured the large & small view of the world in simple song.”
Rick continues, “Fires Out (5/27 release date on iTunes) was inspired by trying to mix a different flavor into country. Recently there's a lot of country rap going on and I wanted to see if we could take from the groove/pop side of à la Maroon 5/Bruno Mars. I know it's pretty different, but I think it’s like a good gumbo you need to add a little kick of spice sometimes and not be afraid to try something new.
A true ambassador of the genre, Monroe was among the first country artists to perform in Russia and China. His extensive touring history includes performances throughout Russia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Hungary, Honduras, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Bahamas, Germany, England, Netherlands and Switzerland, sharing the stage with a who's who of musical greats. At the request of Pete Peterson, US Ambassador to Vietnam, Rick performed at the week-long 4th of July celebrations in Hanoi and Ho Chi Mihn City. Monroe was honored to sing the US National anthem for the 5-year anniversary of the re-opening of diplomatic relations between the countries. This marking the first time the anthem had been sung at a public event in Vietnam in over 25 years.
He followed that up with a Command Performance for the former President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev on the USS Sequoia Presidential Yacht, Washington, DC. This lead to a trip to Russia where Monroe performed at several orphanages and was a featured performer on REN TV's Bulat Okudzhava Festival in Moscow, Russia
Rick Monroe takes life experiences that we all share, the events that touch our hearts and creates music that speaks directly to the soul in each of us. Whether in an intimate setting accompanied only by his acoustic guitar, a good old honky-tonk, or on stage playing with his band to thousands at an outdoor festival halfway around the world, Rick strives to connect to his audiences. He is always a huge crowd pleaser.
Aaron Parker is “black hat” country with kick drum beats. Raised in Southern Alabama, Aaron’s love for performing and songwriting brought him to Nashville. Drawing inspiration from 1990s country lyricism, Aaron’s voice is often described as, “a young Garth Brooks meets early Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw.”
Taking what he classifies as an “Old School Progressive” approach, his musical influences know no boundaries merging alternative rock musicality, and Top 40 sing-ability with country instrumentation. His self-titled EP showcases this progressive sound featured on the focus track, “I’d Go Right Now,” alongside the throwback '90s tune ‘Country Songs and You.’