A trip down Abbey Road: Thursday

Article Published: Dec. 1, 2010 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
A trip down Abbey Road: Thursday

The Beatles.

It's music people can really "Come Together" for and, for Athens, Ga.-based Abbey Road LIVE, it's not just four British guys, it's a career.

"We originally grew out of a band we had about 10 years ago," front man Michael Wegner said. "We did original music, then we randomly decided to do a show ... on the 'Abbey Road' album. It just wound up being a lot of fun."

And now it's all they do.

What started as a project just "Because" really became "Something," at least that's what audiences nationwide have said about Abbey Road. Covering Beatles songs, in particular those from "Abbey Road," has become a lucrative career that can "Carry That Weight."

"Compared to some of the Beatles' later material, the 'Abbey Road' album was much more of a straight rock album," Wegner said.

Instead of studio tricks (think "Magical Mystery Tour"), the foursome go back to the basics, and it's the basics that started Beatle-mania.

For Wegner, it's a mania that started at an early age, "by the time I was six, probably."

His favorite Beatle? "Here Comes the Sun."

"I kind of like George," he said. "He's kind of got a little mystery and intrigue."

And, while they've interrupted High Country "Golden Slumbers" and brought down "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" before at places like Legends, this particular show at the Boone Saloon will have you saying "Oh! Darling."

"We'll do a two- set show," Wegner said. "We'll probably do a first set 'Abbey Road' album, second set a mix of songs," he said.

Boone Saloon transforms into an "Octopus's Garden" for a night complete with its usual beer selection (and condiments, like ketchup and "Mean Mr. Mustard").

And , "Polythene Pam," you don't have to come in "Through the Bathroom Window." You can use the door, but be prepared to pay that $8 cover charge ("You Never Give Me Your Money."). The show happens Thursday, Dec. 2, at "Her Majesty," the Boone Saloon, and is sure to have your date saying "I Want You" and calling you "Sun King."

"The End."

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