Electric Boogaloo

Concerted Efforts of Groove

March was looking to be sort of a dead month for shows last time around on the What’s Up shot. Now, it’s looking a little better, but still really looking forward to spring and the Festival Season that comes with it. Personally, I got to the  Brownout show on V-Day, and the day before that, got to see Monophonics on a business trip out in Fort Collins, CO. Such a lucky break! And they’ll be bringing their Bay Area soul to A-Town in April as well. Enough teasing, let’s get to pleasing with your updated What’s Up With What’s Going Down:

Be sure and check us out every Thursday night from 11pm to midnight, listening live at 91.1 FM WREK in Atlanta or streaming at wrek.org for your chance at tickets to some of these shows!

Late Winter Funky Rundown

Tons (literally?) of great shows coming up in the next few months. Definitely looking forward tot the New Mastersounds and Brownout shows as well as the Sweetwater 420 Fest and the Savannah Music Fest which will be bookended by Lee Fields and Mr. Charles Bradley. Without further ado, here is the rest of the listwith your updated What’s Up With What’s Going Down:

Be sure and check us out every Thursday night from 11pm to midnight, listening live at 91.1 FM WREK in Atlanta or streaming at wrek.org for your chance at tickets to some of these shows!

Let Us Put You on the Good Foot This Week

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve given you more than just a rundown of upcoming shows, and this week presents a good opportunity to do just that… My special guest this week will be Ally Stevens of Good Foot Promotions, a self-made lass who’s been blessing Atlanta by bringing some really great shows and performances to fruition. With a love of music as big as her heart, Ally threw off the 9-to-5 shackles a few years ago to pursue that passion as a concert promoter and hasn’t looked back since. Though with a heavy influence on funk and soul, she books shows across a wide array of other genres including folk, reggae, electronica, jazz, hip-hop, Americana — the list goes on.

Little Miss Music, Ally Stevens

Not to belittle the artists themselves — for without great artists, we’d have nothing to listen and dance to — but a good promoter can really make a difference in a burgeoning band’s notoriety. And Ally’s seen some of her regular acts make waves to growing crowds around town and an on a more national scene.

On the local scene, she works regularly with Cadillac Jones, Atlanta Funk Society, Waller and Plectophilia, and she’s responsible for bringing a lot of national talent to Atlanta, including Otis Redding III, Breakestra, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Brownout, Orgone, and the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey. Aside from regularly booking The Five Spot, The EARL, Smith’s Olde Bar, The Masquerade, Apache Cafe, 529, and The Drunken Unicorn in Atlanta, she’s begun organizing similar events in Asheville, NC and Fort Collins, CO.

Good Foot 3-Year Anniversary Party

Aside from tooting her horn for her, we’re also having Ally in to talk about the Good Foot 3-Year Anniversary Party, going down this Friday at The Five Spot. They’re practically giving the good times way (pay what you feel like) and it’ll feature a little bit of something from the across the musical spectrum, including the following acts: Front Porch Session Players (Americana), Spencer Pope (Jazz Fusion), Bonemeal Maker (Blues/Funk feat members of Dialect Trio), Sailing to Denver (Folk/Americana), and Freddy’s Finest (Funk/Blues featuring members of Newberry Jam). The night will round out with an all-out jam, featuring some of Atlanta’s best musical talents. It’s sure to be a good one…

So tune in this Thursday from 11pm to midnight on your station for quality, diverse music 91.1 fm in Atlanta or streaming live at wrek.org.

New Year, Same Ole Funk

I hope everybody had a safe and happy new year. I’m going to make an effort to make these updates a little more regular, as well has have some more guest deejays into the studio in tha Thirteen. Jeez, does that sound like a broken record or what? Regardless, there are some good shows here in the first few months of 2013, so here is your What’s Up With What’s Going Down for the start of the new calendar:

Be sure and check us out every Thursday night from 11pm to midnight, listening live at 91.1 FM WREK in Atlanta or streaming at wrek.org for your chance at tickets to some of these shows!

Old Year’s Resolutions

Assuming that the Mayans are wrong, there’s a lot of really great shows coming up to round out the year and take you into 2013. I gave a semi-update in last week’s show (available here), but here is your updated What’s Up With What’s Going Down:

Be sure and check us out every Thursday night from 11pm to midnight, listening live at 91.1 FM WREK in Atlanta or streaming at wrek.org for your chance at tickets to some of these shows!