Swimming Pool Q's & Mitch Easter

Friday, March 30, 2018 — 8:00 pm

Swimming Pool Q's & Mitch Easter
The Vista Room
2836 Lavista Rd. Atlanta, GA 30033

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Event Description

Swimming Pool Q's & Mitch Easter




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.  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. 

Food menu and full bar service available.  Outside food and drink may not be brought into the Vista Room.  

Please call us at 404-321-5000 for any questions before the show.


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’sTHE BRAINSPYLON 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.


In 1980, Easter started the Drive-In Studio, a professional recording studio located in what was originally his parents' garage.[2] One of his earliest recording sessions was the debut single by R.E.M., "Radio Free Europe."[2] Drive-In Studio became an integral part of the local indie-rock scene of Winston-Salem, recording a number of bands at low "knock-down" rates. Easter closed the Drive-In Studio in 1994, and moved from Winston-Salem to Kernersville, North Carolina, where he opened his current recording studio, Fidelitorium Recordings.[1]

As a record producer, Easter is probably best known for his work with R.E.M. from 1981 through 1984. Since 1981, Easter has produced, engineered, and often made musical contributions to albums from many other recording artists, including Mary PranksterEx HexBen Folds FivePylonHeliumPavementSuzanne VegaGame TheoryThe Loud FamilyMarshall CrenshawThe ConnellsVelvet CrushKen Stringfellow (of The Posies), and Birds of Avalon.

Asked in 1999 about his favorite projects as a producer, Easter cited R.E.M.'s Chronic Town and Game Theory's records – Real Nighttime (1984), The Big Shot Chronicles (1985), Lolita Nation (1987), and Two Steps from the Middle Ages (1988) – which Easter called "a lot of fun, because of the variety in the way they approached recording."[3]