1374 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Friday, Dec. 13, 2013
Lenz and 97.1 The River are proud to present Beatles vs. Stones — a battle of the bands featuring a dozen acts performing music by the two greatest rock bands of all time — Friday, December 13 at The Loft in Midtown Atlanta. Doors open at 8 p.m. The show starts at 9 p.m.
The evening will feature 12 bands performing three songs each. Six bands will play music by The Beatles and six will cover their favorite Rolling Stones songs. There will be door prizes, raffles, merchandise, and more. Supporting the benefit for Poverty is Real are Lenz and 97.1 The River, as well as Paste magazine, Red Eye Gravy Records, Verb, the AJC Decatur Book Festival, Decatur CD, ML Healthcare, and Carmichael, Brasher, Tuvell & Company.
Tickets are $12 in advance and are available through Ticket Alternative at http://tinyurl.com/BeatlesVStones. More information about the show is at http://beatlesvstones.com/. The Loft is located in the Center Stage Atlanta music complex at 1374 West Peachtree St. Atlanta, Georgia 30309.
Bands currently signed on to play include The District Attorneys, The Shadowboxers, Eliot Bronson, GuruFish, 7 Handle Sideshow (featuring members of 7 Handle Circus), The Damages, An English Place, Back on the Freakout, Faded Bill, and Johnny Clash. Additional special band announcements are expected soon.
Noted Atlanta deejay and Sirius Radio star, DJ Jamad, will spin mash-ups of Beatles and Stones tunes between sets and will host an after party at the conclusion of the rock battle. Known for his signature style of classic and modern R&B, soul, hip-hop, funk, techno, and ambient sounds, DJ Jamad can be heard on That’sGoodRadio.com live, Wednesday’s from 1-3 p.m. He spent four years on Sirius Satellite Radio's Hip Hop Nation with his Afromentals Mixshow.
All proceeds will benefit Poverty is Real, a local non-profit that raises money and awareness for community organizations fighting poverty and homelessness at the local level. Lenz has supported Poverty is Real since its inception, donating public relations, creative, and digital marketing services.
Lenz president Richard J. Lenz said the event is win-win-win. “The Beatles vs. Stones event captures so much of what our company is about. We get to have fun promoting an important cause, and hear some great music in the process!”
Music fans like to argue the pros and cons of various bands they love, and the Beatles and Stones have been a dividing line since the ’60s.
Assistant professor of history at Georgia State University, John McMillian, and the author of “Smoking Typewriters: The Sixties Underground Press and the Rise of Alternative Media In America,” recently published his second book, “Beatles Vs. Stones,” an exploration of the multi-faceted rivalry between the lovable Beatles and the bad-boy Rolling Stones.
McMillian was a highlighted speaker at the AJC Decatur Book Festival in Fall 2011 and was recently a guest on Lenz’s radio show on WSB-AM, The Weekly Check-Up With Dr. Bruce Feinberg. He will be at the Beatles vs. Stones show to discuss his work, sell copies of his newest tome, and generally stir up more animosity between the two camps. AJC DBF Executive Director Daren Wang brought the idea to Lenz, and after a brainstorming session, Beatles vs. Stones was born.
Lenz is considering continuing the series with other public music competitions, such as Skinny Elvis vs. Fat Elvis, Biggie vs. Tupac, Pearl Jam vs. Nirvana, Led Zeppelin vs. Metallica, Lennon vs. McCartney, and others. “Please send us your ideas!” said Lenz.
Lenz offers clients the full suite of marketing and communication tools to grow their businesses. At Lenz, integrated marketing is the strategic and coordinated implementation of digital and traditional advertising, PR, web sites, social media, and events to achieve a stated goal.
Lenz founded Red Eye Gravy Records, a boutique record label based in Decatur, Georgia, in 2010. It is a subsidiary of Lenz Music, which is dedicated to the production, promotion, and preservation of music that matters.
REGR is also the label for Poverty is Real. The label released five PIR albums in 2012, featuring artists such as R.E.M., Widespread Panic, and Patterson Hood. REGR donates its promotional services to PIR, and PIR’s beneficiaries receive 100% of the proceeds from album sales.
$12/adv., $15/ door