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Columbia Holiday Soirée: What to expect

What: Columbia Holiday Soirée: A Mad Men Era Vintage Costume Ball
When: Saturday, December 16thDoors at 7:00 p.m., show at 8:00 p.m.
Where: The Blue Note
Tickets: $20 General Admission | Ages 21+
Featuring: Amalgamation Jazz Orchestra and DJ Jen Ha playing ’60s era hits!

Word on 9th Street is that the holidays are here, so it’s time to celebrate! At The Blue Note, we do it big. We roll out the red carpet, pour lavish cocktails, strike up the jazz band, serve exquisite hors d’oeuvres, decorate for Christmas, lay the white linen tablecloths and dress to the vintage nines so that we may strike a pose at the photobooth.

We swing, we shimmy, and get down to vintage hits that never went out of style.
I guess you could say we’re the cat’s meow.

 

Our annual event was originally inspired by the style and sophistication of the ’60s and the AMC television series, Mad Men. Although the show and era have ended, this spirit lives on through the hottest vintage holiday soirée in Columbia.

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This year, we’ve even teamed up with Candy Cane Crib to ensure The Blue Note is the merriest and brightest building on 9th Street.

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We want you and your in-crowd to join us for a night to remember. Invite your friends, freshen up on your dance moves and get ready! Not sure what to wear? Stop by Muse Clothing. They’re prepared to help you dress to impress. We’ll also have a coat check ready upon your arrival.

To get you in the holiday soirée spirit, here’s our playlist:

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To recap, we made a Holiday Soirée List
(and checked it twice!) :
Red Carpet ✅ Jazz Band ✅ Fancy Cocktails ✅
Photobooth ✅ Christmas Lights and Decorations ✅
Vintage Hits spun by DJ Jen Ha ✅ Hors D’oeuvres ✅
White Tablecloths ✅ Coat Check ✅ Vintage Style ✅
A Dazzling Holiday Party to Remember ✅ ✅ ✅ YOU⁉️

Be fashionably early. Get your tickets here.
Let your posse know you’ll be there. RSVP here.

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P.S. Need to learn some slick dance moves? All the kids are doing ’em.

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Tank and The Bangas take on Rose Music Hall

When: Friday, September 22nd. Doors at 7:30 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m.
Where: Rose Music Hall
Tickets: $12
Opener: Sweet Crude

This past summer, I learned about a funk and soul storytelling band called Tank and The Bangas. Through a friend, I learned they were chosen out of 6,000 performances as the winners of NPR’s Tiny Desk Competition. I was told to watch their Tiny Desk performance with an open mind, and I was blown away.

They were nothing I ever expected, yet are exactly what I didn’t know I needed. I was lucky enough to make it into one of their sold out shows in Washington D.C. in June. Now, I’m screaming from the top of The Tiger Hotel, “you CANNOT MISS your opportunity to see Tank and The Bangas at Rose Music Hall on September 22nd!”

This New Orleans-based band brings a bold taste of soul, R&B, hip hop and spoken word. Lead singer Tarriona “Tank” Ball is an award winning poet whose voice, lyrics, and theatrics truly command a room and take even the most skeptical crowd member on a head bobbing journey. The entire band compliments each other on the same unique wavelength of musical genius.

Check out their NPR Tiny Desk Concert:

 

See what I mean? Now, just imagine that performance, but not in an office.

Tank and The Bangas command any crowd they want to take to ‘Bangaville,’ fly off of a roller coaster or throw a party with. They will have you grooving physically and moved emotionally. They tell real life stories through such tight musicianship that it almost seems unreal.

Be the person who can say they got to experience Tank and The Bangas at Rose Music Hall before they totally dominated the music industry.

See you on Friday! Don’t be late! Sweet Crude is kicking off the show at 8:30pm.

Get your tickets HERE.

P.S. TATB might even throw in a cover of Outkast’s, “Hey Ya,” just so you can know what real love feels like.


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Must see: Steve Moakler

When: Friday, April 21. Doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m.
Where: Rose Music Hall
Tickets: $10
Openers: Drew Baldridge + Smithfield

There’s a good chance that you’ve heard of country singer-songwriter Steve Moakler. He’s headlining SiriusXM’s The Highway Finds tour, which is how I discovered him — on the radio’s segment Highway Finds. Before the station spun his single “Suitcase,” the DJ gave a backstory on how Moakler had pinned a few hits for other established country artists, including Dierks Bentley’s “Riser.” I’m happy to report that Moakler’s sound does not fall into the dark realm of “bro-country.” Moakler isn’t into the music business for awards, money or fame, which is one reason why so many people dig him. He’s just here because he loves making music. Plus, I’m a sucker for great songwriters, so I was instantly intrigued.

 

The first time I saw Steve Moakler live, I also met him

Moakler opened in May for Billy Currington and Kelsea Ballerini at The Blue Note’s 9th Street Summerfest. It was my first day as an intern at The Blue Note and I had somehow ended up directing traffic during soundcheck. A stranger walked up to me and we started talking about the excitement of the day. He walked away and then to the stage to soundcheck “Love drunk” and I realized that I had just met one of Nashville’s finest! The show was a success and now I can’t wait to see him headline at Rose Music Hall.

I’ll be mentally preparing for the show by listening to his new album, Steel Town

Another reason to be excited for the show is the up-and-coming artists who will be kicking it off. The Highway handpicked Drew Baldridge and Smithfield to start the night right. I also picked a few tunes to get you familiar with the artists and their music before the show.

My picks:
Drew Baldridge’s “Dance With Ya”

Smithfield’s “If I Were You”

Now that you have some listening homework, all you need is your ticket. It’ll only cost you $10 to experience all three country acts in the wonderful atmosphere that we know and love as Rose Music Hall. Don’t forget to come early for Happy Hour in the park and enjoy even more live music before the show, $3 Logboat cans and tasty grub from Pepe’s Tacos. See you Friday!