BUBBAPALOOZA 2014 ★ DAY ONE

Doors @ 7 PM $8 ADV – $10 DOOR

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It's that time of year again!!! BUBBAPALOOZA 2014 in memory of Gregory Dean Smalley, hosted by the Honourable Ted Weldon, and sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon + Bird Dog Whiskey + Slopes BBQ.

$3 Bird Dog Whiskey shots all weekend!

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Bubbapalooza 2014 — DAY ONE — May 23, 2014 — The Star Community Bar, Atlanta, GA

DAY ONE

8:00 PM SLIM CHANCE & THE CONVICTS

The founding fathers of Atlanta's Redneck Underground, Slim Chance & the Convicts have been twanging for over 27 years. Formed in 1986 in order to keep GSU psychology grad students Slim & Dan from going crazy (along with Tony on drums), the Convicts quickly made a name for themselves by playing a veritable cornucopia of musical styles, most within the framework of traditional country music. With three albums and another on the way soon, the two time "Creative Loafing's Best Country Band" were instrumental in the creation of the storied Redneck Underground, a local scene that continues to this day. From the earliest shows at Georgia Retardation Center to The Austin Avenue Buffet, The White Dot, Ray Lee's, The Point, and The Star Bar, the mighty Convicts have also played such notable venues as Variety Playhouse, Lakewood Amphitheater, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Tootsie's Orchid Lounge in Nashville, and many others. Many members have come and gone over the years, but a Convict show is always an evening of entertainment, filled with classic sounding and edgy original tunes, and a plethora of cover songs we love to play.

Slim Chance & the Convicts on Facebook
Slim Chance & the Convicts on CD Baby


8:45 PM CHICKENS AND PIGS

Chickens and Pigs is Atlanta's own rockin' stompin' blues band, featuring Jeff Evans on guitar / vocals, Michelle Friedman on bass / guitar / drums / vocals, and Mr. Bingles – the electric bunny. With lyrics that are sometimes bizarre, sometimes strange, but always entertaining, Chickens and Pigs will take you on a journey of blues-raga, country-folk, Rolling Stones-type rockers, alt-country, blues rag, traditional folk and groove-blues. Get ready to cluck your oink off!

Chickens and Pigs on Facebook


9:30 PM ROLLFAST RAMBLERS

Rollfast Ramblers dial it back to a time when people came out to dance to music. Describing their music as Western Swing isn't descriptive enough for the Ramblers — they get back to the roots of Western Swing, pre-1940's.

The whole idea is to take the same approach as those country folks in the early 20th century trying to play Jazz, Blues, Conjunto, Swing mixed with Appalachian Folk and Pioneer Fiddle Tunes. Our goal is to toss a similar energy with the same influences into a modern blender. Now, let's see what comes out. But, Rollfast Ramblers is not music that you have to study to enjoy. Let's all hum a tune, clap, tap our feet and most of all let's all dance.

Rollfast Ramblers Official Site
Rollfast Ramblers on Facebook


10:30 PM JULEA & HER DEAR JOHNS

Julea & Her Dear Johns blend traditional Country / Western with Rockabilly flavors for a Honky Tonkin' Americana foot-stompin' twang. The band is headed by Julea Thomerson of the former all-girls-honky-tonk group The Bareknuckle Betties, and features Mario Colangelo (Tiger!Tiger!) on drums, Chad Lee Vaillencort (Atomic Boogie, Willie Heath Neal) on upright bass, and local guitar legend Spike Fullerton (Ghost Riders Car Club) on guitar.

Julea & Her Dear Johns on Facebook
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11:30 PM GHOST RIDERS CAR CLUB

GRCC brings its unique brand of honky-tonk vaudeville to Bubbapalooza 2014!

Ghost Riders Car Club on Facebook


12:30 AM THE WESTERN SIZZLERS

The Western Sizzlers are a honkin’, stonkin’ and of course rockin’ country outfit from Atlanta, Georgia. Led by Kevin Jennings (ex-manager of The Georgia Satellites, and The Black Crowes), Jennings has since toured with royalty acts as diverse as The Stray Cats and Kris Kristofferson.

The Western Sizzlers Official Site
The Western Sizzlers on Facebook
The Western Sizzlers on iTunes


BUBBAPALOOZA 2014 DAY ONE — SLIM CHANCE & THE CONVICTS + CHICKENS AND PIGS + ROLLFAST RAMBLERS + JULEA & HER DEAR JOHNS + GHOST RIDERS CAR CLUB + THE WESTERN SIZZLERS concert ★ Doors @ 7pm ★ $8 Adv – $10 Door The Star Community Bar, Atlanta, GA