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Interview: Tim Sweetwood – Talent Buyer at Masquerade and Sweetwood Presents

Before I knew I was moving back to Michigan, I was able to interview talent buyer Tim Sweetwood. You know all of those awesome indie, rock, dance and metal acts you’ve seen in Old Fourth Ward? It’s likely Tim brought those acts to the Masquerade. Aside from shows and festivals, Tim is the catalyst behind […]

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Indie Showstopper

Live Review: Givers at Masquerade 1/14/12

While Givers didn’t put on the show I hoped they would until the last three songs played, I’m still hopeful to see them in another setting. Their energy seemed cage with such a short set and inside on a chilly January evening. I’m certain they would live up to the hype at an outdoor venue […]

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Concert Showstopper

Showstopper ’11: Cut Copy – Masquerade (3/28/11)

photo courtesy of the co-King of Pops Considering it was a Monday night show, I can’t imagine too many other bands who could have got the Masquerade rowdy like Cut Copy did. After arriving just before 9:30pm showtime, all I saw was people dancing or moving from the first note til the last. Its pretty […]

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Dance Electropop

Chromeo: Business Casual In Atlanta

What: Chromeo Where: Masquerade When: Fri, Aug. 27th, 9pm Cost: $25 (includes fees) —-get’em Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Wed.) at 10am. I would imagine they’ll go fast. I’m buying a ticket and so should you. For my Detroit peoples should get their tickets for the August 5th show at the Majestic here.

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Showstopper

Showstopper ’10: Local Natives – The Masqerade – 5/1/10

I could probably go into great detail about the Local Natives‘ show like I did for Jay-Z and Yeasyer, but you really should have just came and saw for yourself. Observations A) Lead singer Taylor Rice, has one of the best mustaches in rock. B) For Gorilla Manor only being released two months ago (at […]

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Showstopper

Showstopper ’10: Yeasayer – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA – 4/7/10

Photo via http://twitter.com/angela_ann So, no surprise here, Yeasayer is really good. They tore thru a sold out show in Heaven at The Masquerade. Opening duo Javelin did their best to get the crowd ready, but their album is a better representation than their live performance. “Vibrationz” was well-received, but didn’t get much love except when […]

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Concert Hip-Hop Showstopper

Showstopper '09: 8/7/09 – Vonnegutt – The Masquerade

My own personal music fest continued Friday, when Laura and I headed to the Masquerade for Round 2 of Kyle Lucas and Vonnegutt. There was some confusion as to when the band’s set would take place, but it gave me a chance to check out The Status. After a great set by The Status, Vonnegutt […]