Archive of Category ‘Music‘


The 27 Club


Dead rock stars make an appearance at THE 27 CLUB, an art exhibition opening on First Friday, October 2, 2015 at The SoChi Gallery. The event is 6-9pm at 534 Second Street in Downtown Macon. Admission is free and open to the public.

The 27 Club is a term that refers to a group of famous musicians who died at age 27 as a result of drug and alcohol abuse. They were some of the most impactful talents of their generation. Although dozens of musicians have died at 27, these are these are the musicians and artists who are considered “The 27 Club”: Robert Johnson, Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kurt Cobain and Amy WinehouseThe 27 Club poster

The exhibit will feature art works by Daniel Dussault, Priscilla Esser, Daniel Montoute and Shannon Riddle. The exhibit will remain up through October 30th. For more info on the exhibition, see the Facebook event page HERE.

“I was inspired to do this show when we (Macon Film Festival) partnered with Macon Film Guild and Bragg Jam to bring the documentary AMY to The Douglass Theatre on October 20th,” said Terrell Sandefur, owner of The SoChi Gallery.  “A show of this theme has never been done in Macon, to my knowledge, and I think it will make for a cool exhibit and a nice compliment and precursor to the AMY movie screening on October 20.”

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About The SoChi Gallery
An event space and art gallery, The SoChi Gallery is located at 534 Second Street in Downtown Macon, Georgia. The gallery hosts a variety of events including cocktail parties, wedding receptions, birthday parties, art shows, corporate functions and pop-up retail. For more information, call us at 478-238-6630 or go to our website and for up to date information about events, follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Macon Film & Music Festivals to Partner

For Immediate Release – June 30, 2014
Media Contacts: Macon Film Festival: Terrell Sandefur, 478.319.0243,; Bragg Jam: Leila Regan-Porter,; Tess Harper,

MACON, Georgia – Macon Film Festival will celebrate its tenth anniversary with a tan and some tunes.  The film festival will move from its traditional February date to July 16 – 19, 2015, and collaborate with Bragg Jam Music, Arts and Kids Festival to create a ten-day film and music event in Macon.

“We have been discussing the benefits of a summer festival for some time,” said Julie Wilkerson, president of Macon Film Festival. “Gaining the support of Bragg Jam makes it possible for us to collaborate and present a week of arts programming that reflects our separate yet similar missions.”

The first collaboration will take place this summer.  Macon Film Festival will host the Georgia premiere screening of The Ballad of Shovels and Rope at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, at The Douglass Theatre, prior to the Bragg Jam concert crawl. Admission is $5 or free with a 2014 Bragg Jam Concert Crawl wristband or VIP pass. Filmmaker Jace Freeman, who co-wrote and directed the film will attend the event along with fellow co-writer, Sean Clark.

“Bragg Jam Music, Arts and Community Festival is thrilled by this collaboration,” said Jamie Weatherford, president of Bragg Jam Music, Arts and Kids Festival. “Both festivals are widely acknowledged as major tourism draws, attractors of the creative class and huge economic drivers for the City of Macon and beyond. By marrying the two festivals into a one week series of events, both Bragg Jam and Macon Film Festival will be able to provide a level of programming and entertainment that is unprecedented in the beautiful state of Georgia.”

“This summer’s screening of ‘The Ballad of Shovels and Rope’ is just a taste of what is to come when we put our collective heads together,” Wilkerson added.

“We’re excited to have our Georgian premiere in Macon,” said The Ballad of Shovels and Rope co-writer and director Jace Freeman.  “We’ve already been having a great response on the festival circuit, and can’t wait to share it with an audience that appreciates a good Southern musical story.” Sean Clark, co-writer and producer is also scheduled to appear.


About Macon Film Festival
Surrounded by a rich musical and southern culture, the Macon Film Festival celebrates independent films while promoting filmmaking for entertainment, inspiration, education and economic development. The Macon Film Festival screens independent films from around the world in multiple historic theatres in the city’s downtown district. The festival features film screenings, celebrity guests, special screenings, and workshops throughout the festival weekend. The board of directors includes Julie Wilkerson, President; Sam Macfie, Vice President; Priscilla Esser, Secretary; April Hornsby, Treasurer; Jeff Bruce, At Large; Terrell Sandefur, At Large; Danny Davis, Heidi Lancaster, Tony Long, Sr:  Tim Regan-Porter and Tabitha Lynne Walker, Festival Programmer. Learn more at or call (478) 256-3809. For more information, follow us on Facebook  and Twitter .

About Bragg Jam Music, Arts and Kids’ Festival

Inspired by late musicians and brothers Brax & Tate Bragg and operated as a 501c3 under a volunteer board of directors, Bragg Jam has now given over $150,000 back to local charities in memory of Brax and Tate. Proceeds will continue to benefit the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail and other efforts that promote nature, art and music in the community. Since 1999, Bragg Jam has evolved from an impromptu jam session to citywide music festival to a full-scale arts festival and Macon’s premier music event. For more information, visit, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.


Goth & Cheese


577487_10151571919874174_1886668769_nIt was a black night. I was introducing my son to the awesomeness of goth rocker Peter Murphy. I really love that my 14-year old loves the classic alternative music that I’m all about. Peter Murphy is just about as good as it gets for me and I was happy to be ushering Wyatt into the dark world of goth. He was totally in … dressed in black from head to toe.  He even asked if we should be wearing black eyeliner. I love this kid! He gets it.
This was the Mr. Moonlight Tour celebrating 35 years of Bauhaus. I mean, goth rock doesn’t get any goth-er. Bela Lugosi’s dead, but Peter Murphy’s locked in the cold dark cellar voice is very much alive! Surrounded by a coven of middle-aged goths, Wyatt was feeling pretty cool that he was the youngest person in the room. The concert was at the relatively new Terminal West venue at King Plow Arts Center.  A awesomely intimate venue by the way.
photoBefore the sun went down on Thursday night, a group of us went to West & Mill Bistro  for a pre-concert dinner.  We were the only ones there when we arrived which raised suspicions as to the quality of the food.
The decor is minimalist cool, which is to be expected in this trendy area of Atlanta. We ordered several tapas and shared them.  We all enjoyed the offerings. Why isn’t this place packed with diners?
Definitely order the Charcuterie – the cheese & meats selection are delicious. Also, their fries with the Green Goddess sauce are addictive.

ferris-bueller-quote$1 Movies at the Cox Capitol Theatre

Saturday, May 4th:
7p – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
9p – Top Gun

*All tickets are a $1 donation. The Cox Capitol Theatre is doing a movie test run before officially bringing movie night back on the permanent rotation.



One Horse Parade, a local alternative band, will be performing at Roasted Cafe tonight at 9p. Downtown Macon.

One Horse Parade is a four piece, instrumental, indie rock band from Macon, Ga. Their sound covers atmospheric, dance rock to ethereal, shoegaze pieces. They feature layered, effects heavy guitars, melodic bass lines, sparse, spacey synths and danceable, yet rock oriented beats. I’ve never heard them live and look forward to checking them out tonight!



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So-Chi-lize [soh-chee-lies] verb, -ized, -izing. –verb (used with object)
1. The art of mixing and mingling in The SoChi District.


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Batter Up!

220px-42_film_posterThe movie 42 had the Most Successful Opening Weekend of Any Baseball Movie Ever! Warner Brother’s new baseball drama knocked it out of the park with a  $27.3 million opening weekend — far ahead of recent baseball films like Moneyball ($19.5 million debut) and Trouble with the Curve ($12.2 million).

The Macon Film Festival and Macon Film Commission in cooperation with Warner Brothers Pictures hosted the Georgia Premiere of “42”, the film about baseball legend and Georgia native Jackie Robinson at the AmStar Theatre last Wednesday. The much anticipated “42” was filmed in Macon last summer and the local audience was super excited to see it. Historic locations in downtown Macon are easily recognizable in the film and I’ll have to say, Macon looks great on the big screen!

aaron-paul-giBatter Up! The next movie on deck is Need For Speed which begins filming in Macon on  April 23. The movie stars Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) and Michael Keaton (Batman) in a film about a street racer who was framed by a wealthy business associate who joins a cross country race with revenge in mind. Expect fast cars, loud sounds and lots of action in downtown Macon for the next few weeks!

steak_TheCommodoreNo doubt that when the NEED FOR SPEED begins shooting downtown eateries will be packed with people hoping to catch a glimpse of the stars. The newest star of the foodie set is Dovetail, a FAB farm-to-table supper spot in downtown Macon. I’ve never had anything there that I didn’t really, really like. The comfortable chic ambiance makes it a great locale to dine with fun friends. Steak lovers, try ‘The Commodore.’ I think it’s the best steak in town. For a good starter, order the Put-Ups or the Farmhouse Salad.  Order anything that comes with their Bacon Marmalade and thank me later. Dovetail is located on Cherry Street above The Rookery, but do not be confused…it’s no burger spot.  It’s fine dining.




215px-West_of_Memphis_posterCheck out PICKIN’ AND POTTERY, Music & Pottery at the Round Building in Central City Park,  tonight from 6-8p. It’s one of the several events at Fired Works, an annual pottery exhibit & sale going on now through Sunday.

Pan African Festival Friday and Saturday at Cherry Street Plaza.

The final weekend of “Music Man” at Theatre Macon.

Historic Macon Foundation hosts its Decorators’ Showhouse at 1120 Georgia Ave. This historic beauty will feature the talents of area decorators. Tour dates & times: Fridays & Saturdays (April 19–20 & 26–27) – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sundays (April 21 & 28) –  1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Macon Film Guild‘s documentary film presentation of West of Memphis on Tuesday  (April 23) at 7:30 p.m. at The Douglass Theatre. The film follows the events of the West Memphis Three, a case in which three teenagers were arrested for the murders of three 8-year old children.




Billy+Idol+1Goth Rock God Peter Murphy celebrates 35th anniversary of Bauhaus. May 2nd @ Terminal West at the King Plow Arts Center, Atlanta.  Bela Lugosi’s not dead after all.

Rebel yeller, Billy Idol. June 11th @ The Tabernacle, Atlanta.

New Order. July 21st @ Chastain Park Amphitheater,  Atlanta





Get Out & SoChilize!

So-Chi-lize [soh-chee-lies] verb, -ized, -izing. –verb (used with object)
1. The art of mixing and mingling in The SoChi District.

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