BMI Harvests Indie Pop/Rock Crop at Showcase in Atlanta

Posted in News on July 14, 2008

BMI profiled an east coast selection of fast-rising talent at its indie pop/rock showcase Thursday, June 26 in Atlanta. Staged at Smith’s Olde Bar & Grill, the show featured sultry pop chanteuse Aslyn, jam-band spiced pop group Golden, invigorating southern rockers Hightide Blues, blues-tinged singer/songwriter Zachary Kale and promising popster Emma White. Co-sponsors of the showcase included Paste Magazine, Gibson/Epiphone, Ketel One Vodka, Oskar Blues Brewery’s Dale’s Pale Ale, 92.9 Dave FM and Glaceau Smart Water.

photo Asyln stuns the crowd.
photo A Good Day Atlanta co-host Mark Hayes (left) interviews Hightide Blues members Paul McDonald (center) and Jonathan Pears (right) following their acoustic performance on the show.
photo Dave FM program director Margot Smith offers airtime to the participants of BMI’s pop rock showcase.
photo Ponderosa front man Kalen Nash (left) hangs with BMI rep David Claassen (right).
photo Nick Purdy (left) and Josh Jackson (right) of co-sponsor Paste Magazine send a subliminal message to the universe.
photo Golden perform at BMI’s Smith’s Olde Bar pop/rock showcase.
photo Pictured are (l to r): BMI’s David Claassen, Byron Wright, Catherine Brewton, and showcase headliner Aslyn.
photo Pictured are (l to r): BMI’s David Claassen with showcase performers Jacob Golden, Aslyn, and Zachary Kale.
photo Paul McDonald of Hightide Blues revs up a crowded house at Smith’s Olde Bar.
photo Aslyn, comin’ on strong.

Photos by Cara Pastore, excluding shots 2 & 3, courtesy of BMI


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