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Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:15 PM. 21 and over, Sorry no refunds
Love Tractor (1980–2002) a band from Athens, Georgia, founded in spring 1980 by guitarists Mark Cline, Mike Richmond and bassist Armistead Wellford. Like The B-52's, Pylon and R.E.M., Love Tractor is lauded by critics and music historians as one of the founders of the Athens, Georgia, alternative rock scene. Love Tractor toured extensively and recorded six critically acclaimed albums, consistently topping the college and alternative charts. Love Tractor was particularly known for their instrumental rock.
After a return to the public eye in the late '90s, Love Tractor released 2001's swan song The Sky At Night. The group disbanded in 2002.
THE SWIMMING POOL Q'S
Founded in Atlanta in 1978, The Swimming Pool Q’swere among the first generation of Georgia’s celebrated New Wave bands that included THE B-52’s, THE BRAINS, PYLON and R.E.M. When original members Jeff Calder and Bob Elsey were joined by Anne Richmond Boston, the initial configuration of the Q's quickly established a reputation for superb musicianship and originality. With a barrage of East Coast and regional dates beginning in 1979 (including the Southern leg of the first major POLICE tour), The Swimming Pool Q's developed the confident live presentation they have maintained into the present era.
The Q’s first full-length release, The Deep End [1981, DB 55], reissued in 2001 as a deluxe CD, was an immediate classic of the new creative pop sound being forged in Atlanta and Athens at the turn of that decade. The band signed with A & M Records in 1984 and released two highly acclaimed albums, The Swimming Pool Q’s [A&M SP5015,1984], produced by David Anderle with Ed Stasium, and Blue Tomorrow [A&M SP5107, 1986], produced by Mike Howlett.
"Visionary pop eccentrics from Atlanta," noted Melody Maker. "Some of the most compelling rock sounds in all of America...lofty architectural style distinguished by the elegant and muscular guitar duets between Jeff Calder and Bob Elsey and [Anne] Boston's rhapsodic alto phrasings," said The Village Voice. In Rolling Stone, Kurt Loder wrote, "Overlaid with Calder's unusually literate songwriting sensibility, this musical melange is one of the freshest sounds coming out of the South." The Swimming Pool Q's were chosen as support act for LOU REED on his New Sensations comeback tour.
Anne Richmond Boston departed in 1987, though she continued to provide her artistic and vocal expertise over the years, returning to the band in 1998. As a quartet, The Q's released their satire of televangelism, The Firing Squad for God EP [DB 87] and, in 1989, World War Two Point Five [Capitol/DB C1-91068]. In 2003, The Swimming Pool Q's delivered their cosmogonical magnum opus, Royal Academy of Reality, over 10 years in the making, and they were invited to perform on the 2004 Georgia Music Awards television broadcast.
Robert Schmid, The Q’s first drummer (who played onThe Deep End), rejoined in 2010 on bass guitar. The band maintains an active performing and recording schedule, having completed several new songs at the legendary Southern Tracks studio in Atlanta. They celebrate their 34th Anniversary in 2012 and, in August, launch a Kickstarter Project to raise funds for the reissue of their two A&M Records albums, The Swimming Pool Q’s and Blue Tomorrow.
TYPES OF TICKETS
There are no bad views of our stage at The Vista, even if you are standing! Often these are the best tickets if you want to be up close and personal with your favorite artist. Be aware that holders of Standing Room - Main Floor tickets have not purchased a seat and are not guaranteed a seat. This means that for sold out shows, holders of these tickets will likely be standing. If you want to assure the exclusivity and comfort of a reserved table at a show that is likely to sell out, we recommend purchasing a Reserved Table. However, at most shows, we only allow up to half the tables to be saved as reserved and the remaining will be available for General Admission ticket holders. Any reserved tables not purchased will be available for General Admission.
Don’t like standing or bumping elbows, or maybe you want to take the worry out of fighting traffic to be early to get a table? Exclusivity may be for you! Reserved Table tickets provide ticket holders the option to have a table saved for you. When the doors open to our venue, your reserved table will be waiting for you. Please note, Reserved Table tickets must be purchased in groups of 4 or 6, as there are 4 or 6 seats per table.
You have two dining options when attending a show in our Concert Hall:
Napoleon’s at The Vista Room – If you’d enjoy a more extensive menu, we suggest you dine next-door in Napoleon’s before your concert. Napoleon’s features a mix of Classics and house specialties including Healthy Bowls (Vegan and Vegetarian-friendly), Featured entrées, Tacos, and Sandwiches. Please allow 90 minutes to dine before the beginning of the show.
The Vista Room – Our “SHOW MENU” is fast to the table and allows you to dine right in your ticketed seat. So, there is no additional reservation required. The kitchen will be open through intermission. Tableside beverage service will continue throughout the performance.
Please call us at 404-321-5000 for any questions before the show.