There is one main musical difference I have been able to tell between Atlanta and New York City, and that’s the volume of musical traffic that comes through New York. Atlanta seemed to be more of an “eh if we have an open slot on the tour we’ll make a stop there” -type location whereas everyone and their cousin plays in New York. This means a few things. 1. You can literally see ANY performer you’ve ever wanted to see 2. A concert ticket portion has to be considered in building the monthly budget (and if you’re wondering, yes, I will eat oatmeal for a week to save money in order to see a good show). Exhibit A: I have loved the Asteroids Galaxy Tour ever since their song popped up in the Heineken commercial a while ago, and they played in NYC last night. They’ve never stopped in Atlanta so I jumped at the $27 opportunity!!!
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Sad enough to say they wouldn’t let me bring my big camera in, and my phone took better pictures than my baby Nikon.
I also really love going to small shows. They’re way more intimate and you can get a better sense of the emotion the artist puts into their music plus crowd interaction is a big part of the success. Our friend Mike Jaggerr, Myra Flynn, and Audra the rapper performed the other night at Santos. It was awesome to see them at work!
Side note…the room is taking a little longer than planned, but updates to come soon