Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Toast to Harry Caray Thursday!

 Hey!!
Did you know that it's the 14th Annual Worldwide Toast to Harry Caray this THURSDAY?
Official event is from 5 until 7, with a national "raise your drink" to Harry at 6:45 p.m.
 What's your favorite Harry Caray Quote?

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

OM(usic)FG - Sleeper Agent SOLD OUT in Atlanta!

Oh, this post has been a long time coming! Last year I was at Smith's Olde Bar in Atlanta to see the band Company of Thieves play. My friend really wanted to see them. While we were waiting for them to come on, another band was playing that completely BLEW ME AWAY! Their name is Sleeper Agent and I couldn't have been more excited to hear their refreshing music. Alex, the grrrl lead singer, reminded me of a mixture of Brody Dale from the Distillers and well..something just damn awesome. I talked with her after the show and she was just so cool and full of good energy. The whole band is just pure talent. The drummer was crazy good. I was just so happy to see them because it's been a long time since I've heard a band that I could just fall in love with after the first song. 
Since that performance at Smith's Olde Bar, I have been pumped to see Sleeper Agent making waves in the music biz. They are on the line up for both Coachella & Hang Out Fest this year which is huge! Also, their song 'Get Daddy' is in the new Taco Bell commercial. I can't wait to see where they go next. Currently, they are touring and have a date in Atlanta at Center Stage on March 9th with the band FUN! ((Sorry ATL for the late notice on this one, but it is sadly for us....sold out!)) Anyways, have no fear, I will be alerting you the next time they are in town. In the meantime, check them out! 
Click here to link to their Facebook page: SLEEPER AGENT

East Atlanta's new Hodgepodge Coffee House and Gallery!

 
 Hodgepodge is an independently owned and operated coffeehouse serving a full espresso menu using Batdorf and Bronson Certified Organic, Shade Grown, Fair Trade Certified and Bird Friendly coffee as well as Mighty Leaf teas.
Biscuits, scones and cupcakes are made in house daily.

Hodgepodge is family friendly and devoted to being community focused and environmentally conscious.
We strive to be a unique yet affordable gallery space for local artists to display works of art from all mediums, as well as cultivating a creative haven of discussion and collaboration.

 
We can’t wait to see you, so stop by soon!

Address
Phone
1 404.622.8593
Website
Status
Open until 7:00 pm.
Hours
Mon - Sat:
7:00 am
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7:00 pm
Sun:
9:00 am
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3:00 pm










SweetWater's "Brew Your Cask Off" Cask Ale Festival!

Saturday, March 10, 2012 | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
SweetWater Brewery
215 Ottley Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
This is a 21+ event. No entry will be allowed without a valid ID that shows proof of legal drinking age. No refunds.
Tickets are $35. On sale now!

"Celebrate cask ale at its finest at SweetWater's Brew Your Cask Off festival on Saturday, March 10th from 6 to 10 p.m. 80 special guest brewers, including local celebrities, home brewers, retailers and charities, will create their own one-of-a-kind cask for festival attendees to sample and judge. The night also features SweetWater's award-winning lineup of lip smackin brews, live music, and guided tours of the brewery.
For more information, go to www.brewyourcaskoff.com"

Quoted Source: sweetwaterbrewery.com

Monday, February 27, 2012

Atlanta's original Oysterfest, the Steamhouse Lounge Oysterfest!

OMFG was at Atlanta's original 25th Oysterfest Saturday and Sunday February 25th and 26th! 99X and Budweiser joined forces to make it bigger and better than ever before!

There were two full days of oysters, cold Buds, and live music.  The bands included "Main Street Exiles" and "The Georgia Satellites" among others.  Check out the photo's of the Oysterfest!




















Plenty of sunshine and good times were had!  Looking forward to the next one!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

SweetWater's 15th Anniversary Party


Saturday 2/18/12 from 2pm-6pm.
Join Sweetwater to celebrate 15 years of Heady Beers, and check out our new expansion.

We'll be bringing back a boatload of old friends and breaking the stash out of our cellar of the special beers we've been saving for just such a fancy occasion.

We'll also be pouring our 15th anniversary ale - a Barley Wine version of our original ESB recipe, brewed onsite last year with a return appearance and the help of our co-founder Kevin McNernery.

Lined of beers we are looking at for the festivities

15th anniversary ale
2 cask version of our 15th anniversary ale
1 - dry hopped with the "C's"
1 - dry hopped with Noble Hops
08 - Festive Ale
09 - Festive Ale
'10 - Festive Ale
'11 - Festive Ale
Dank Tank's
Fresh Sticky Nugs
BOBBB
Mean Joe Bean
BSP Quad
3 Barrel aged version of the Creeper - Brett, Blackberry, Raspberry
Ghoulash
420 IPA

plus all our year round brews and the Happy Ending imperial stout
plus a couple of surprises from the stash


~published from Sweetwater's Facebook page~

Sleigh Bells - Comeback Kid

Reign of Terror comes out Feb. 22nd, Prepare your eardrums accordingly.


Sleigh Bells - Comeback Kid from Mom+Pop on Vimeo.


~MarK~

Saturday, February 11, 2012

OMFG - RIP Whitney Houston

It was just reported that Whitney Houston passed away this afternoon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The details are minimal as of now, but we are staying tuned to TMZ.com to find out as much info as we can. Here is the exact link to the story.

We had actually run into Whitney Houston at a local Publix supermarket in Alpharetta a year or so ago. She wasn't looking too good then, but at the time in the press there was very little going on about her health or drug/past-drug habits. Our thoughts go out to her family and friends and especially to her daughter with whom she was very close with.
Please feel free to comment on this post. Let us know your favorite song by her, etc....
And of course:

Thursday, February 2, 2012

That’s Right, Woodchuck-Chuckers It’s GROUNDHOG DAY!


German tradition holds that if a hibernating animal sees its shadow on Feb. 2 — the Christian holiday of Candlemas — winter will last another six weeks. If no shadow is seen, legend says spring will come early.

Quoted Source - AJC.com
~Steph Geezy~