Karaoke gets metal makeover at Atlanta tavern

All great rock stars have to start somewhere – so it might as well be a place where you can take on some of the most famous songs in history while backed by an accomplished live band, right?

Atlanta’s Dark Horse Tavern, located in Virginia-Highland, has all that plus the crowd of screaming fans during Metalsome Karaoke on Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights from 10:30 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.  Doors to the Tavern’s 10 High performance venue open at 9:00 p.m. each night, and rock stars-in-training can sign up to sing classics including AC/DC’s “Highway To Hell,” Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” and Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" with a live band.  There’s no cover charge to watch the show or perform for the crowd, and don’t worry – those singers whose tastes run closer to classic and contemporary R&B have their chance during Soul Karaoke, which takes place at the venue on Wednesday nights.

Good Day Atlanta’s Paul Milliken has long considered himself a rock star and spent the morning jamming with the band at Dark Horse Tavern.