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10 January 2018

Shaky Beats Festival Unveils Lineup That Rivals Tomorrowworld in its Heydey

Tomorrowworld, the 3-day festival held between 2013 and 2015 in Chattahoochee Hills, often boasted artist lineups that would make most EDM fans swoon.

Borgore, Dillon Francis and Zedd all made the journey to Bouckaert's Farm for memorable sets that people still talk about even today.

Tomorrowworld marked the last time those three DJs performed at the same festival in Georgia. That changes this summer.

Shaky Beats festival hosts Zedd, Dillon Francis, Borgore along with 50 other artists across 4 stages over 3 days in Atlanta.

General Admission 3-Day Tickets, VIP 3-Day Tickets and Platinum 3-Day Tickets will go on sale January 11 at 10am ET at www.shakybeatsfestival.com.

VIP Tickets include a premium viewing platform, complimentary beer and water, a cash liquor bar, appetizers served daily, relaxed lounge seating, air conditioned restrooms and access to General Admission areas. Platinum Tickets include complimentary beverages, a dedicated entrance, complimentary lockers, access to the VIP Lounge and more.

08 January 2018

The Distillers' Reunion On Tap for 2018 Shaky Knees Festival

(Shaky Knees takes over Downtown Atlanta's Central Park for three days of music this summer.)
A dozen years has passed since The Distillers last performed together.

The punk rock quartet behind hit singles "Drain the Blood" and "City of Angels" disbanded in 2006, following what lead singer Brody Dalle described as "a lot of infighting and generally unhappiness."

"We all just grew out of it," Dalle said in a 2009 "Rolling Stone" interview.

Those bad feelings and acrimony are gone now. Back together again, The Distillers head to Atlanta for a reunion set at Shaky Knees festival in May.

Shaky Knees is a 3-day festival featuring more than 60 bands on four stages.

2018's lineup includes Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age, Jimmy Eat World, Tenacious D, Cake and many more.

General Admission 3-day tickets, VIP 3-day tickets and Platinum 3-day tickets for the concert's sixth edition go on sale Jan. 9 at www.shakykneesfestival.com/tickets. Children 8 and under are admitted for free with a ticketed adult.

03 January 2018

The Wombats Return to Atlanta, January 16, with New Album in Tow

The Wombats, an English band hailing from Liverpool, enters 2018 with new music and a new tour that includes a stop in Atlanta.

"Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life," is The Wombats' fourth studio album. It's scheduled for release. Feb. 9, and features a lead single that is quickly racking up the views on YouTube.

"Lemon To A Knife Fight" tells of the push-pull roller coaster of a toxic relationship’s euphoria and desperation with the band’s signature animation and wit. The song has over 130,000 views since its release in November.



"Lemon To A Knife Fight" by The Wombats

Wombats frontman Matthew "Murph" Murphy described the new single and album as a "bit more laid back" than the band's previous releases.

“I wanted to make something that wasn’t punching you in the face every time you listen to it," Murphy said.
(The Wombats. Photo credit: Phil Smithies)

"Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life" is the product of several long distance writing sessions. Drummer Dan Haggis and bassist Tord Ă˜verland Knudsen contributed lyrics from London and Oslo. Murphy added his bars from Los Angeles. The result is an 11-track record with a newfound maturity and moving emotional depth.

“On every level, musically and interpersonally, we’re much closer," Matthew Murphy said of the trio.

Atlanta will have its first chance to hear The Wombats' new album, Jan. 16, at Center Stage theatre. The concert will feature performances from Blaenavon and Courtship. Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster.

02 January 2018

Pizza Hut Offers 50% Off All Online Orders Ahead of College Football National Championship Game

(Pizza Hut makes it easy for customers to get a better pizza, without breaking the bank: 50 percent off all online and mobile menu-priced pizza orders, Jan. 2-8. Photo credit: Pizza Hutt.)
The biggest game not named the Super Bowl is next week. And Pizza Hut is kicking off the pregame action with a special deal sure to make college football fans cheer.

All menu-priced pizza orders placed online or through the Pizza Hut mobile app through Jan. 8 are 50 percent off.

To easily enjoy Pizza Hut's 50 percent online offer, visit PizzaHut.com or download the Pizza Hut Mobile App for iPhone and Android and click the 50 percent off deal tile. The discount does not apply to other non-pizza menu items, tax, delivery charge, donations, gift cards or driver tip.

"The holidays are over, but entertaining season is in full swing. And we're kicking off 2018 with a deal that helps slow the spending, but not the fun," said Zipporah Allen. Allen is Vice President of Marketing for Pizza Hut. "Tapping the Official Pizza of the NCAA for a college football championship party makes it easy to serve great-tasting pizza for an affordable price."

21 December 2017

IKEA Announces Plans for Second Metro Atlanta Store in Marietta

(IKEA looks to expand its U.S. presence announcing plans to open a second Atlanta-area store in Marietta, GA. Photo Credit: IKEA/Business Wire))
IKEA is expanding its footprint in the metro Atlanta area, with plans for a new store in Marietta.

The Swedish home furnishings company founded in 1943 has identified 34 acres of land near the western side of Interstate 75, between the Marietta Parkway and Delk Road exits, as the site of their new location.

“After 10 successful years in our Midtown location, we are excited to expand our presence with a new store in the Atlanta area,” said Lars Petersson, IKEA U.S. president. “This proposed Marietta store will bring the unique family-friendly shopping experience closer to customers in Cobb County and beyond.”

IKEA has not set a timeframe for construction to start or for the opening of the store. However, the company says they will begin filing plans for the new store with Marietta city officials in the future.