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Monday, August 27, 2012

Arrested Development headlining Creative Loafing's Best of Atlanta/40th Birthday Extravaganza

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What would happen if you paired Atlanta's definitive urb/alt hip-hop crew together with the city's longest-running alt-weekly? How bout a hoedown...

On Sept. 19, Arrested Development will celebrate two decades in existence by headlining Creative Loafing's Best of Atlanta/40th Birthday party. In addition to turning 20, Speech and original Arrested Development members Headliner, Aerle Taree, Dionne Farris, and DJ Kemit appeared on a recent episode of TVOne's behind-the-scenes music documentary show "Unsung."

The episode reveals the struggles and successes of the multi-platinum Grammy-winning group started by Speech and Headliner when the two were students at Atlanta College of the Arts. Currently on a 20-year anniversary tour, Speech and the current lineup of AD will perform back-to-back hits from its 1992 debut 3 Years, 5 Months and 2 Days in the Life Of... — including "Mr. Wendal," "Tennessee," and "Everyday People."

Arrested Development on "Unsung"

And that's just the icing. The lineup for the CL Best of Atlanta/Birthday party also includes Adron, Gun Party, the Wheeler Boys, and Joe McGuinness. Plus four hours of 45s with DJs Kemit and Karl Injex. And a special performance from gloATL. Hosted by D.R.E.S tha BEATnik.

Creative Loafing's Best of Atlanta + 40th Birthday Extravaganza. Purchase tickets: $10. Wed., Sept. 19. The Goat Farm, 1200 Foster St. Complimentary bites from ATLs favorite restaurants and food trucks from 7-9 p.m. First 250 through the door receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. First 500 tickets purchased are automatically entered to win weekend passes to Music Midtown + two complimentary beers* courtesy of SweetWater Brewing Co, including very limited supplies of CL's XL Ale. *Maximum 3 drink tickets

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