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Interested in being in a movie about June Carter Cash?

“Ring of Fire” is a biographical account of June Carter Cash, the wife of Johnny Cash, starring four-time Grammy nominee Jewel, Matt Ross (Big Love, American Psycho), Frances Conroy (Six Feet Under, American Horror Story) and directed by acclaimed director Allison Anders (Gas Food Lodging, Four Rooms, Southland).

Allison needs volunteer extras to be in an audience for a concert scene at noon tomorrow, Friday June 22, wearing 50s clothes at The Tabernacle in downtown Atlanta.

We don’t know if you need to contact them or just show up, but let us know how it is if you hit up the cattle call.



AthFest Is Back June 20-24


Posted :: June 11, 2012 | 11:03 am ::

AthFest 2012 is June 20-24

As Spring switches gears into Summer, Athens heats up with the annual amalgam of mostly family friendly music, arts and film festival functionally known as AthFest. The three day festival, June 20 through 24, offers two outdoor stages stacked with local bands and a few from Atlanta. These shows are free and feature must-see stand-outs including Atlas Sound, Reptar, Elf Power, Yacht Rock Review, Soulphonics and Ruby Velle, The Glands and Five Eight.

For only $20, you can buy a wristband that allows you entrance to an array of venues with additional great lineups. The festival incorporates venues and clubs throughout downtown – Georgia Theatre, 40 Watt Club, Ciné, Farm 255, Go Bar, etc – with bands ranging from Twin Tigers, Lera Lynn, Super Cluster, The Gold Party and DJ Twin Towers. Proceeds from the ticket sales will benefit the AthFest Educates! program, which supports music and arts in schools.

This festival is always a great time, and for the price, you cannot beat the lineup offered here. If nothing else, kids get further access to music and arts. Win-win. Wristbands can be purchased online and more information, including schedules, can be found on Athfest’s site.



The first annual CounterPoint Festival is taking place September 27-29 on a 350–acre farm in Fairburn, GA. The three-day music festival zeros in on the multiple genres within the electronic music scene.

It will feature headliners such as Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, Skrillex, M83 and Crystal Castles along with several local stalwarts in the dance, hip hip and chillwave circles. Atlanta’s Big Boi and Washed Out with perform sets as well as Athens, GA upstarts Reptar. Former Atlanta resident, Treasure Fingers, will also be included in the lineup.

The 2012 CounterPoint Festival

The lush, riverfront setting will provide camping, an arts village, local chefs, a beer garden featuring local breweries, and several food trucks. The multistage festival marks the first partnership between C3 Presents and MCP Presents. The two companies have produced several festivals; C3 has produced Austin City Limits Festival and Lollapalooza, while MCP has been responsible for such festivals as Camp Bisco, The Buku Project, Lights All Night and The Echo Project.

Tickets are on sale now.



The 2012 Kirkwood Spring Fling is Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20

Rain or shine, we’re well into Spring. Which means it’s time for the Kirkwood Spring Fling once again. Benefitting the Kirkwood Neighbors Organization, the family-friendly festival features a 5K, juried Artist Market with more than 90 booths, tons of live music, creative kids’ activities, a new Green Area and the Tour of Homes.

This year’s music includes No Parachute, Lauren St. Jane & the Dead Westerns, The Deadfields, Blair Crimmins and the Hookers, Noot d’ Noot, Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics.

If you’re bringing the little ones, there will be everything from a moonbounce, festival games (and prizes!), Wren’s Nest storyteller Mama Koku, hooping with HoopEssence, crafts with SoulShine, and if that hasn’t exhausted them, a circus camp.

Food trucks, water, soft drinks, beer and homemade sangria will be available to keep you on your toes through the weekend.

The Tour of Homes will feature Victorian, Queen Anne, Eastlake, Craftsman and modern architecture seen in seven homes built from the late 1800s to 1900s.

Kirkwood Spring Fling
5K: Saturday, May 19, 8AM | $30
Festival: Saturday, May 19, 10AM-11PM | Free
Tour of Homes: Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20, Noon-6PM | $20



Indie Craft Experience is Back This June


Posted :: May 16, 2012 | 10:03 am ::

The Indie Craft Experience Summer Market is celebrating it’s 14th anniversary this June. The market, founded by Christy Petterson and Shannon Mulky in 2005, gives crafters an opportunity to sell and promote their original, hand-made items in a curated environment.

2012 Indie Craft Experience Summer Market at Ambient Plus Studio

As regular DaFC readers know, we are huge fans of ICE and their multitude of events throughout the year, from Salvage (their vintage market) to Wedding Day Hooray (their wedding event). Their namesake event approaching this summer, Indie Craft Experience, remains the most popular among shoppers and independent crafters alike. Hosted twice a year, once during the summer and again during the holiday season, the Indie Craft Experience will be held June 2-3, 2012 at Ambient Plus Studio in Atlanta.

“You’ll see some of your old favorites at the Indie Craft Experience but we have some new talent in the mix as well,” said co-founder of the Indie Craft Experience, Christy Petterson. “It’s our goal to spotlight the most talented crafters not only in Atlanta but in every region of the country as well.”

This year they have an added element of cool, an Art Swap during the event: Attendees can bring a piece of art and exchange it for something new — totally free. Spruce up your place and check out some great local finds.

Their popular swag bags are also returning. The first 250 people to arrive each day will walk away with a tote designed by either Sarah Keys of Ibby & Rufus or The Argyle Academy. King of Pops, Good Food Truck and Ursa Minor Coffee will be on site for your munchie needs.

Indie Craft Experience
June 2-3, 2012
11AM-6PM | $5 | All Ages
Ambient Plus Studio



Spring Beauty Bar Event at Van Michael Salon


Posted :: May 15, 2012 | 9:30 am ::

This Saturday, the talented folks of Van Michael Salon (Virginia Highland) offer Atlantans professional prepping and pampering for Spring.

They’ve teamed up with RAW Bronzing Studio, Sugarcoat Nail and Beauty Bar, and Tritt Aesthetic & Plastic Center to bring you the latest trends and tips from experts.

Sip on complimentary mimosas and nosh on light snacks while receiving makeup consultations, blow drying instruction, styling tips and product demonstrations. Reservations begin at 4:00PM and can be made by calling 404-874-6604.

Spring Beauty Bar Event
Saturday, May 19th, 2012
Reservations begin at 4 pm
Van Michael Salon



I popped into Apache Cafe last Friday to catch Bosco before she absconded for her spring tour in support of her band’s Let Go Of Me EP release.

Opening for the incomparable Rahbi, Bosco breezily liberated a short set of scintillating, lush numbers on the expectant crowd. 

Along with reminding the 21st century – and everyone in it – that the tambourine is wildly underused, Bosco’s genreless, unpigeonholeable sound makes a head nodder out of the most apathetic bystander. Yea Yay and Balloons stood out as crowd favorites.

The closing, riotous rendition of Joker had the audience lined up for marching orders. With their sound sculpting revolution on the road, Bosco and company will undoubtedly recruit a whole new army of fans.

Bosco’s tour dates:

May 11 – Apache Cafe – Atlanta, GA w/ Rabhi
May 12 – Tom Tom Fest – Charlottesville, VA w/ The Walkmen, Here We Go Magic
May 13 – Black Cat – Washington D.C.
May 15 – WLOY in-studio session – Baltimore, MD
May 17 – Break Through Radio TV Live – Brooklyn, NY
May 18 – Free Candy (The Snake Showcase) – Brooklyn, NY
May 19 – Vox Populi Gallery – Philadelphia, PA
May 21 – WNUR in-studio session – Chicago, IL
May 21 – Reggie’s Rock – Chicago, IL
May 22 – Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH



The $100 Startup - Meet Author Chris Guillebeau This Tuesday in Atlanta

You may or may not have noticed my brief retreat from this blog last year. In an inspired and opportunistic moment, I left my job and decided to travel half the world. After professing my intentions to my friends, my friend Maigh recommended I read a book called The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World. Sounds awesome – sign me up. It’s an inspiring read, much like the very popular 4-Hour Workweek. It was a little diatribe’y for my taste but made some excellent points that everyone should hear.

The author, Chris Guillebeau, has completed his second book, The The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future and is on a US tour in support of the release. He will be visiting Atlanta on Tuesday, May 15 from 6:30-8:00PM at Urban Oasis B And B. If you make it, please thank him for contributing to my inspiration for the 23 countries I visited last year!

$100 Startup Tour
Urban Oasis B&B
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
6:30-8:00PM | Free | All Ages



Tiny Victories Release “Mr. Bones” Video


Posted :: May 14, 2012 | 12:19 pm ::

It’s Monday and I’m feeling rough. Sign of a good weekend and plead for some good new music to keep me going. Brooklyn-based Tiny Victories released the video for “Mr. Bones,” off their debut EP Those Of Us Still Alive, out now via BirdDog Records.

Directed by Brian Bowman of Nice Shoes studio, the electropop duo demonstrate their layer over layer of dancey hook-filled rock to a room full of hair swinging and eager hands. Stay tuned for their upcoming full-length debut.

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CinéBistro at Town Brookhaven

Thanks Dad. Insert eye roll. CinéBistro at Town Brookhaven has officially opened their doors to the under 21 crowd with two notable exceptions: only movies beginning before 6PM and you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Lovely for the older audiences but I can’t fathom high school students begging their parents to be included in a night out. Perhaps more along the lines of “Could Alice’s older brother look like our dad?”

“We are eager to offer our unparalleled cinematic amenities to a younger audience, as we have received positive feedback from previous under 21 admittance for limited-time showings,” said Fred Meyers, executive director of CinéBistro for Cobb Theatres. “CinéBistro will maintain our 21 and older policy for shows after 6PM, continuing to offer our refined cinema experience to adult audiences only.”

CinéBistro also hosts a lovely sounding brunch, available in their bar, lounge and patio areas from open until 2:30PM on Saturdays and Sundays, but as it features a bloody mary bar, I imagine it’s another grown-up only feature.

Maybe in another five years there will be more interesting cultural activities for underagers in the Atlanta area. For now, bring mom or dad, or head over to Dad’s Garage where you’re always welcome.