The Blue Indian’s 2014 Holiday Shows – Dec. 26th + 27th – Macon, GA
The holidays are a big deal for all of us at The Blue Indian. We’re hard at work on our “Top Albums” lists, making plans for what New Year’s Eve shows we’ll attend, and most importantly, spending time with our family. The holidays are most certainly about tradition and we love to honor tradition. We’re excited to announce that on Friday, December 26th and Saturday, December 27th, we’ll be hosting two shows to celebrate winding down an amazing year and looking forward to an even better one ahead. Thanks to each and everyone of you that have continued to support us in our passion. Here’s to another amazing five years!
Friday, December 26th at The Hummingbird Stage & Taproom
Atlanta’s BABY BABY have had a busy 2014; They supported Run the Jewels on tour, they made appearences at festivals all around the US, and they participated in Red Bull’s “30 Days in LA” series where they opened for Bad Religion, played dozens and dozens of shows, and released Big Boy Baller Club, their most ambitious and infectious album yet. We’ve kept up with these guys over the last few years and most recently featured them as our “Band of the Month” in October. It’s been more than a year since they played Macon, so expect a serious party.
GOOD NIGHT ALIVE made their debut earlier this year by striking it big as part of VH1’s “Make a Band Famous” special. After weeks of the contest, they found themselves amoung the finalists and made their way to NYC to perform for a panel of judges. Despite missing out on the final prize, the band earned national attention which they brought back to their hometown of Macon. Since then, they’ve opened for acts like Ben Rector and Stokeswood. They’ll be releasing their debut EP at this show and I know for a fact that their fans are eager to hear it.
THOMAS YOUNG flew under the radar earlier this year with with the release of Soft, his debut EP. The album remained in a close circle of friends and local musicians and Thomas played just one show before leaving town for college. This show will mark his debut at the Hummingbird and one of the first opportunities for friends, family, and new fans alike to hear his music.
ROADKILL GHOST CHOIR released Quiet Light in 2013 and then toured the country with Band of Horses and played festival slots at New York’s Governor’s Ball, Austin City Limits and Shaky Knees in Atlanta. This year, Roadkill Ghost Choir performed on the “Late Show with David Letterman” and released a full-length record, In Tongues, as well as touring Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza. The band has been garnering praise far and wide, with acclaim from Rolling Stone,SPIN and Relix, and “Consequence of Sound” claiming the band is “combining the experimental edge of Radiohead and the dusty roots-rock of Tom Petty, tailor-made for arena-sized, prog-rock festivals and grassy, pastoral stages alike.” We have been fortunate enough to host the band in Macon before as well as feature them as our “Band of the Month” in February 2013.
T. HARDY MORRIS and The Hardknocks have had a busy year, touring alongside acts like Deer Tick, Drive-By Truckers, and Jessica Lea Mayfield to name just a few. Hardy made his debut in Macon years ago with Dead Confederate and returned more recently for a solo show at Bragg Jam 2013. Those of you from Macon may be familiar with his “Places in Peril” session that was filmed at the famed Capricorn Records studio. Like Roadkill Ghost Choir, Hardy was featured as one of our “Band of the Month” artists in 2013. His newest release, Without Fail, a two-song single is now available.
SUNDOLLARS are a longtime local favorite of mine and I’m thrilled to have them a part of the show. The band have won countless fans at Bragg Jam Music Festival and various events around Middle Georgia and are known and loved for their melodic brand of indie pop.
It is important to note that all profits from the show on Saturday, December 27th will benefit Historic Macon, a community focused non-profit working to preserve and restore historic buildings throughout our hometown.