Friday, March 1, 2013

Five Spot to close after three final shows

Posted By on Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 5:55 PM

On Tuesday, March 5, Bryan Aust, owner of the Little Five Points music venue the Five Spot, will close its doors after nearly 12 years of bringing intimate local shows to the neighborhood. Maybe you were at the Five Spot in May 2011 when Del tha Funkee Homosapien played a free show. Or perhaps you were hooked on Barry Wright's stand-up comedy on Tuesday nights. Whatever your attachment to the L5P dive, prepare your goodbyes.

The Five Spot will host three final shows starting tonight. This evening's showcase will include performances by Mercury Orkestar, Norman Frank & the Ghost Dance, and Bahnhof from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. An open all-star jam will follow, including surprise appearances from musicians throughout Atlanta.

Mike Silverman, better known as That 1 Guy, plays Sat., March 2.

The final show takes place Mon., March 4, with performances by Prentice Suspensions and Syrens of the South, in addition to music by Ledfoot Messiah and the Little Five Points Rockstar Orchestra.

The March shows already on the Five Spot's calendar have moved to other venues throughout the city, and these new listings will be updated on the Five Spot's calendar once confirmed. Tentative new locations are as follows:

March 7- Mixtape Atlanta presents: Welcome to Atlanta. Now at Masquerade (Purgatory)
March 9- Southern Fried Sideshow. Now at Red Light Cafe
March 10- Little Country Giants and Locust Honey. Now at Grocery on Home
March 15- Unlimited Gravity with Satoru and Charlie P. Now at Asylum
March 16- Nomadic and Soul Tribe. Now at Peachtree Tavern
March 20- Sam Marine & County with Kenny Howes & The Wow! Now at 10 High
March 21- 2 Racks Hip Hop Contest. Now at Masquerade (Purgatory)
March 26- Post Modern Collapse Sketch Comedy & Stand-Up. Now at 10 High
March 28- Spiritual Rez. Now at Masquerade (Purgatory)

The Five Spot has contributed richly to the local music scene over almost a decade, bringing open-mic comedy, classic funk showcases, burlesque pageants and more. Things are in the works for the location to reopen as a new venue soon. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.

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