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The Higher Choir opens The Listening Room
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After taking off for the Memorial Day weekend, welcome back to another installment of The Minute. We have plenty to catch up on, so let's dig right in.

Featured Shows

The Higher Choir with special guest My Rebel Episode will open up The Listening Room at Irish Bred Pub, 1115 Church Street, Covington on Friday, June 10 at 8 p.m.

The long-awaited and much-anticipated opening of The Listening Room at Irish Bred Pub is finally here. The Listening Room, on the second floor of the Covington Square’s newest restaurant, will operate independently of the pub with its own hours and will easily be one of the premier music venues in all of Georgia, in this writer’s opinion.

The Higher Choir, a six-piece group based out of Decatur, has become well known throughout the Atlanta area and beyond. Described as Southern Soul, these guys have elements of Southern Rock, Country, Roots and Folk. Influences include the Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead, MMJ, and Band of Horses. According to front man Chance Walls, "we're just country boys". The Higher Choir recently played with groups such as Lynyrd Skynyrd and Blackberry Smoke on the Rock Boat Cruise, and opened a show for Rusted Root. Opening for Higher Choir at The Listening Room is My Rebel Episode. That band can be described as punk-infused power pop — think The Replacements meet The Clash. Both groups have strong followings and are known for their great live shows.

A benefit for the Kindle Family at The Social House, 2101 Main Street, Porterdale on Sunday, June 12 at 1 p.m.

This should be a really great event for a very good cause to help benefit the Kindle family. Eight local acts are lending their talents, including several folks we've covered in this space before: Chris, Jon, and Scott; Jesse Charette; Savannah Webb, and Shane Clark. The well-known Robby Parker Band will also be playing in addition to DJ Scottie Spence. This will be going on pretty much all day Sunday. Admission is a $10 donation to get in. So ease on down to the lovely mill village this weekend and enjoy some great tunes while helping to support a great cause.

Featured Entertainment

The inaugural Adult Prom will be held at The Speakeasy, 2001 Main Street, Porterdale on Saturday, June 11 at 8 p.m.

According to Speakeasy owner Tim Savage, this event came to live after sitting around, discussing memories from prom, he and several others realized that they never took their wives to prom. That got them to thinking “what about an adult prom?” So an idea was hatched. Attendees are asked to wear their "prom best," and there will be a DJ spinning 80s and 90s tunes complete with Disco lights and decorations. A photographer will be there to take pictures, and there will even be a Prom King and Queen selected. According to the Speakeasy’s Facebook page, it is an "Adult Prom with spiked drinks, awesome music, and NO CHAPERONS!" There's been a big buzz about this event. It should be a memorable evening.

Odds and Ends

Piano Night with David Leinweber at The Speakeasy in Porterdale on Thursday, June 9 at 8 p.m. will feature the Professor tickling the ivories in a lounge club atmosphere.

Chris, Jon and Scott will perform at Sycamore Street Pizzeria, 198 East Sycamore Street, Social Circle on Friday, June 10. This amazing trio bring their talents back to the Circle.

Mudcat and The Atlanta Horns will perform at The Listening Room at Irish Bred on Saturday, June 11. Hear the killer Jazz sounds of this group in the upstairs music hall on the east side of the Square.

Savannah Webb will perform at Sycamore Street Pizzeria on Saturday, June 11. This up and coming singer-songwriter has been raising her profile and getting her sound out there all over the east metro area.

Live music at Amici Covington, 1116 College Avenue SE, every Friday.
Live music at The Social House, 2101 Main Street, Porterdale; The Depot Sports Bar and Grill, 4122 Emory Street, NW; Five O'clock Sports Bar and Grill, 7189 Turner Lake Road; Porterdale Bare and Grill, 52 South Broad Street No. 200 and The Mystic Grill, 1116 Clark Street, SW, Covington, on the weekends.

Per usual, it's shaping up to be another big musical week in and around Covington. Enjoy it, and be sure to check back next week for another full lineup of music.