New On Sales for Friday, March 30

New On Sales for Friday, March 30

Happy Friday everyone! We have some great on sales coming up today. As always, tickets are available at www.ticketalternative.com and our outlets. On sale today at 10:00 a.m. The 40 Watt Club (Athens, GA) – Reptar (CD Release) (Friday, May 4) 529 (Atlanta, GA) – Bass Drum of Death (Thursday, June 7) Crestline Village Lawn […]

Picture Book: Girl in a Coma, Pop Pistol, Booyah! Dad and Ezra Lbs at Maxine’s Pub on Friday, January 13

Picture Book: Girl in a Coma, Pop Pistol, Booyah! Dad and Ezra Lbs at Maxine’s Pub on Friday, January 13

By Sarah Spencer

On Friday the 13th of January at Maxine’s Pub in downtown Hot Springs, Ark., San Antonio’s sweethearts and all-girl punk-rockers, Girl in a Coma, returned to promote their new album, Exits and All the Rest. They were supported by fellow San Antonians Pop Pistol with their unique blend of indie rock and electronic trance. Also there in support were Arkansas based bands, Booyah! Dad and Ezra Lbs. Full galleries are after the jump. Read more about Picture Book: Girl in a Coma, Pop Pistol, Booyah! Dad and Ezra Lbs at Maxine’s Pub on Friday, January 13

Ten Dollar Tuesday!

Ten Dollar Tuesday!

Happy Ten Dollar Tuesday everyone! We’re back with another post highlighting all the great events we have on sale for only $10. That’s a bargain for a great night out. Here’s a few of the events we have going for just $10: Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival at Maxine’s, July 29 Kurt Vile and The […]

Live Review & Picture Book: Elliott BROOD, Sad Daddy at Maxine’s on April 14

Live Review & Picture Book: Elliott BROOD, Sad Daddy at Maxine’s on April 14

By Sarah Spencer

Outside it was a dark and stormy night, complete with deadly lightning and hail, but, on April 14 at Maxine’s Pub in downtown Hot Springs, Ark. it was all clear for a thunderous, acoustic show inside. The ample and anxious crowd was ready for the music to begin. At a little after 9 p.m., the “lite” version of the rustic blues and country inspired band, Sad Daddy, whose self-induced hibernation has long been felt this winter at Maxine’s, took their places on stage. Arkansas’ own favorite sons, singer/songwriter, Brian Martin, with his blue-eyed soul and gritty growl on vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, kazoo, and percussion along with singer/songwriter, Joe Sundell, with his unique and unmistakeably feel good vocals, playing banjo along with his own blues harp were welcomed back with open arms. Notably missing was the star bassist and singer/songwriter Melissa Carper who normally slaps the upright bass for the trio.

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Q&A with Elliott BROOD at Maxine’s in Hot Springs, Ark.

Q&A with Elliott BROOD at Maxine’s in Hot Springs, Ark.

By Sarah Spencer.

Canadian roots-rock band, Elliott BROOD sat down with TA Live’s Sarah Spencer on Thursday, April 14 at Maxine’s in downtown Hot Springs, Ark. for an impromptu interview before their show.

Welcome back to Maxine’s. Thank you for being here. I’d like to ask you guys first of all where did the name Elliott BROOD come from?

Mark: This question actually gets asked all the time but, nobody’s ever printed it. Back in the day I used to play kind of solo so it’s just kind of a name that I played under that came from a baseball movie called The Natural. There’s this femme fatal character in the movie that tries to become famous by killing off famous stars and her name was Harriett Brood* and I just really loved the way she said her name, “Harriett, Harriett Brood.” But, I wasn’t going to play under a female name so it would be Elliott, Elliot Brood. And that’s where it came from. Read more about Q&A with Elliott BROOD at Maxine’s in Hot Springs, Ark.

Ring in 2011 with Ticket Alternative’s Events!

Ring in 2011 with Ticket Alternative’s Events!

How do you like to celebrate the New Year? Dance parties? Rock ‘n’ roll? Fancy VIP table service? A little bit of everything?

Well, lucky for you, here at Ticket Alternative we have a huge slew of New Year’s Eve events for you to choose from all over the country. Check out our list below for your 2011 entertainment:

Atlanta, GA

5th Annual New Years Eve at ESSO Nightclub

John Abraham and The Atlanta Falcons host this epic Atlanta party at famed nightclub ESSO.

Beneath The Noise NYE at Center Stage Complex

The legendary party is back, and they’re bringing DJs galore – four different rooms to choose from, in fact. Not to mention a VIP Ultra Lounge with tasty treats and a premium open bar.

The Constellations at Smith’s Olde Bar

Atlanta’s premier indie rock super-group put on one helluva party, so what better way to rock in the New Year in the ATL?

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Picture Book: Johnny Rocket, Death on Two Wheels, The Poison Control Center at Maxine’s Pub, November 5

Picture Book: Johnny Rocket, Death on Two Wheels, The Poison Control Center at Maxine’s Pub, November 5

By Sarah Spencer

On November 5, The Poison Control Center, Death on Two Wheels and Johnny Rocket came to Maxine’s Pub in Hot Springs, Ark. Local Arkansan and acoustic folk rocker Johnny Rocket opened for a band out of Atlanta, Death on Two Wheels, with their classic rock sound and raw vocals. Last up, acrobatic and energetic power-poppers, The Poison Control Center out of Iowa got the audience up out of their seats and then broke boundaries between audience and band by continually coming off stage for interaction during their performance. Not to mention, they also broke the drum set during the last song dog pile.

Full gallery after the jump…

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CD Review: Girl in a Coma — Adventures in Coverland; Playing Black Cat, October 3 and Maxine’s, October 11

CD Review: Girl in a Coma — Adventures in Coverland; Playing Black Cat, October 3 and Maxine’s, October 11

Girl in a Coma
Adventures in Coverland
Blackheart Records

By Al Kaufman

Girl in a Coma are cooler than you. Deal with it.

The all-female San Antonio trio formed over their love of all things Smiths and Nirvana when Jenn Alva and Phanie Diaz were still in high school. They took in Phanie’s then 12-year-old sister, Nina, to sing and have never looked back. Joan Jett signed them to her Blackheart label. They got to tour with their idol, Morrissey, and also toured with Cyndi Lauper and the Pogues. This time around they’re playing with the cooler-than-cool Dresden Dolls. Their first two CDs, Both Before I’m Gone and Trio BC, met with great critical success in all the alternative presses. Oh, and they also have a lot of tattoos. Read more about CD Review: Girl in a Coma — Adventures in Coverland; Playing Black Cat, October 3 and Maxine’s, October 11

Q&A with Girl in a Coma; Playing Juanita’s September 1

Q&A with Girl in a Coma; Playing Juanita’s September 1

Girl in a Coma, San Antonio’s sweethearts and all-girl punk rock band, sat down with Ticket Alternative’s Sarah Spencer before their July 14, 2010 show at Maxine’s Pub in Hot Springs, Ark. for a candid look into life on the road, their common interests, as well as some of the life history that inspires them.

It’s nice to meet you guys. Welcome to Hot Springs.

Jenn: Thank you. It is hot.

It is hot! You’ll have to check out that hot water fountain across the street [the natural hot water springs].

Jenn: I know. It’s so cute, though.

Thank you. I love it here. Is it your first time in Arkansas? or Hot Springs?

Phanie Diaz:  Yes
Jenn: First time in Hot Springs.
Live Review: Girl In A Coma at Maxine’s, July 14

Live Review: Girl In A Coma at Maxine’s, July 14

Review and photos by Sarah Spencer

The electricity in the air was palpable in downtown Hot Springs, Ark. Not only had Maxine’s Pub added itself to the Ticket Alternative family earlier this summer, but it has also been attracting nationally- and internationally-known artists to the remodeled and historic venue in recent years. New owners Agnes Galecka and husband Kevin Rogers have really helped solidify the Spa City in the independent live music scene with their new, bigger, relocated stage, a top of the line sound system, quality stage lighting,  and not to mention, an always clean venue and friendly staff. Read more about Live Review: Girl In A Coma at Maxine’s, July 14