TA Live Scoop: On Sales This Week 5/18-5/22

TA Live Scoop: On Sales This Week 5/18-5/22

Old School Saturday – On Sale 5/18 9AM ET Old School Saturday returns to Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown on Saturday, June 20 at 9PM for an old school experience you won’t want to miss! Tickets are $10 for first 500 customers, $20 for next 2500 and at the door. Air Supply – On Sale 5/18 […]

Beck is Back

Beck is Back

Beck Hansen has made his return with his first full-length album in 5 years, Morning Phase. It is the twelfth studio album and was released in February 2014 through his new label, Capitol Records. Morning Phase is a sequel to Sea Change, the brooding 2002 record frequently mentioned as his masterpiece. Beck received the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album […]

Kingsport Fun Fest 7/17-7/19

Kingsport Fun Fest 7/17-7/19

Summer is the perfect time of the year for a road trip, so why not get your friends together and drive to Kingsport Tennessee for a three day festival that you don’t want to miss! Ticket Alternative is excited to be the official ticketing partner of the 2014 Fun Fest Sunset Concert Series taking place at […]

Donna the Buffalo Coming to The State Theatre 5/11!

Donna the Buffalo Coming to The State Theatre 5/11!

By: Shelby Lum A small, rustic church sits in Enfield, New York. No running water. None of the fancy gadgets of modern studios. No recording on Sundays. That’s where Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday was made. Sitting around an analog tape, recording live, Donna the Buffalo spun a beautifully nostalgic yet bright record in a church. The […]

Happy 2013! Awesome Winter Events Coming Up!

Happy 2013! Awesome Winter Events Coming Up!

By Gini Strobel Happy 2013! I’d like to start off by declaring that we are NOT going to experience the so-called “Winter Blues” this year! There are too many AWESOME events coming up for such a thing to happen. Whether you made resolutions for 2013 or skipped the tradition, let’s all resolve to have more […]

Check Out: Surfer Blood’s Favorite Things on Pitchfork; Playing The Drunken Unicorn in Atlanta and DC9 in February

Check Out: Surfer Blood’s Favorite Things on Pitchfork; Playing The Drunken Unicorn in Atlanta and DC9 in February

Pitchfork’s “Guest List” feature asked Surfer Blood about a few of their favorite things. Here’s a snippet: Best Recent Concert Touring with Japandroids and getting to see them every night was really nice. They have a kind of effortless energy. They have a lot of fun and don’t take it too seriously, but it still […]

Live Review: Paul Thorn @ Revolution Music Room in Little Rock, Ark., January 27

Live Review: Paul Thorn @ Revolution Music Room in Little Rock, Ark., January 27

By Sarah Spencer

I must admit, I may be a little biased when it comes to reviewing this concert. Blues, alternative country singer/songwriter and folk artist Paul Thorn has the ability of putting voodoo love spells on women, both young and old, and I have fallen victim to his charms. With that being said, the concert was the best I’ve ever been to in my entire life and I am determined to see him again as soon as possible. Texas in July, here I come! Excuse me, I digress.

The mild January night began at Little Rock’s The Revolution Music Room with me meeting up with a girlfriend of mine whom I hadn’t seen in over three years. A Paul Thorn concert would be perfect to mark the auspicious occasion. She had never heard of him before, which was not surprising – most haven’t, but I had seen him in concert once prior and I knew it would be an unforgettable show. I call him a blues/alt-country artist but it’s hard to describe Paul Thorn’s music accurately. Known for his sometimes amusing, always entertaining stories woven between and throughout songs, his music has elements of many genres including rock, soul, funk, gospel and R&B.

For an artist you’ve probably never heard of, he has had a long successful career working with musical giants like Sting, Bonnie Raitt, John Prine and Huey Lewis just to name a few. Many artists, such as Tanya Tucker, Toby Keith and Sawyer Brown, have covered his songs. But, no one sounds like Paul. He has one distinctive set of vocal chords while his Mississippian accent oozes masculine sexuality and roughness. He makes me want to hang from his lips. But he don’t just talk the talk, he walks the walk. When he came out to the stage, Mandy asked me, “Why didn’t you tell me he was so hot?” However, his enticing good looks and alluring voice are only part of his appeal. A gifted songwriter and rhythm guitarist, he is backed up by an exceptionally talented band consisting of Billy Maddox, songwriter/producer, Bill Hinds on acoustic, electric and slide guitars as well as background vocals, Doug Kahan on bass guitar and background vocals, Michael Graham, aka Dr. Love, on keys and last, but certainly not least, Jeffery Perkins on drums. Read more about Live Review: Paul Thorn @ Revolution Music Room in Little Rock, Ark., January 27

The Rock Nightclub – tickets now available

The Rock Nightclub – tickets now available

We're super proud to announce our latest venue signing. Drum roll please……. The Rock in Maplewood MN joins the Ticket Alternative family. The Rock Nightclub is the Metro's Premier Live Music Venue. Visit their official website www.TheRockNightClub.com or follow them on Twitter @TheRockMN Tickets for all shows are now available with more being added! Current […]

Craig Morgan at Country Pines, Endwell, NY

Craig Morgan at Country Pines, Endwell, NY

Craig Morgan w/ Blue County Venue: Country Pines, Endwell, NY.Friday August 22nd, 2008Tickets: $30.00 in advance, $35.00 at door Rising country music star Craig Morgan has had back-to-back #1 singles, massive radio airplay–including country’s biggest hit of 2005, solid album sales and a belated nomination in 2006 as the Academy of Country Music’s new male […]