P!nk returned to Philips Arena on Dec. 14, for the second sold out show in Atlanta this year (the last one was in March). The concert and stage show for her "The Truth About Love Tour" was P!nk's last show for 2013, and she did not disappoint the packed arena, bringing the same energy she had when she performed here nine months ago.
There were equal parts music and an elaborate stage set with her dancers bringing more than just a touch of edginess to the performance, which resembled a Cirque du Soliel show with P!nk opening the concert on a bungee-like trapeze.
Atlanta's largest pop music event of the year, Power 96.1 FM's Jingle Ball 2013, took place Dec. 11 at Philips Arena. Bonnie McKee, Robin Thicke, Flo Rida, Pitbull, and headliner Miley Cyrus were among the nine acts that performed.
Double Golden Globe recipient, comedian, writer, musician, director, and lead actor of the television series House, Hugh Laurie, finished out his world tour at the Buckhead Theater Sunday evening.
A sold out, highly eclectic crowd was treated to stories and songs from Laurie and his Copper Bottom Band. The group covered classics as well as originals from his two albums. Everything from "Iko Iko," "Let the Good Times Roll," "So Damn Good," and "My Journey to the Sky." The blues-tinged evening was filled with Laurie's wit, humor, and charm, which left the packed house smiling from start to finish.
Sparks, an L.A. band founded by the Mael brothers, Ron and Russell, around 1970, played the opening show of their U.S. tour - The Revenge of Two Hands One Mouth - at the Variety Playhouse on Wednesday night.
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Austin-born guitarist Gary Clark, Jr. played the Tabernacle on Wednesday night. Known for his fuzzy guitar sound and vocal style, he played with the Rolling Stones on several dates of their 50 and Counting Tour this year.
Other crowd pleasers included a bounding run through "Just Can't Get Enough" from the group's 1981 debut, Speak and Spell, along with later hits such as "I Feel You" and an ultimate climax by bringing the show to a close with "Never Let Me Down Again" - each number a synth pop classic that sounded as buoyant and sentimentally rich as they day they were unleashed unto the masses.
Artist overlap was only a mild issue since most of the venues are strategically located within a few blocks of each other. As the weekend progressed the crowds grew steadily larger, but the rat race vibe was definitely absent with the weekend headcount clocking in at around 20,000 attendees. Even during Spiritualized's set which closed out the Raleigh City Plaza outdoor stage on Sat., Sept. 7, followed by Sleep laying down riffs of Biblical proportions at the Lincoln Theater, Hopscotch always maintained its even keel.
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