Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Flaming Lips release Dark Side of the Moon companion

Dubbed Flaming Side of the Moon, not to be confused with The Flaming Lips and Stardeath and White Dwarfs with Henry Rollins and Peaches Doing The Dark Side of the Moon

Posted by on Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 1:36 PM


Fresh off their Gasparilla Music Festival performance, the Flaming Lips have released a companion album to Pink Floyd's seminal LP Dark Side of the Moon. Entitled Flaming Side of the Moon, the album (naturally) plays in conjunction with the Wizard of Oz too, so you can freak out all over again as, through a haze of weed smoke, gleefully baked, you point at the munchkins marching in exact time to the tempo of "Money."

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Fleetwood Mac welcomes back Christine McVie, closes out North American tour in Tampa

The 'Mac' is completely intact and coming to Tampa December 20.

Posted by on Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Fleetwood Mac just made everything else on your potential holiday wish list seem insignificant.

The band took to the Today show this morning to announce a new tour and the return of singer-keyboardist Christine McVie. What's more is that if all the awkwardness and weird vibes that may or may not be lingering from McVie's 16-year absence can survive a three-month jaunt across the continent, then the Mac will be closing out their "On With The Show" tour right here in Tampa this upcoming December 20 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

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Wu-Tang Clan will release ONE copy of new album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin

Once Upon a Time in Shaolin Features 128 minutes of new Wu-Tang material recorded in secret over the years.

Posted by on Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 2:00 PM


Amidst widespread wonder if a new Wu-Tang Clan album would ever see the light of day, Forbes (of all publications) dropped a bomb today confirming that the group has recorded an expansive, 128-minute double album entitled Once Upon a Time in Shaolin. Here's the thing — the collective is only offering one very, very expensive copy.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

UPDATE: Inclement weather postpones Spring Beer Fling featuring Surfer Blood until March 30

Downtown Tampa is getting its ass kicked.

Posted by on Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 4:19 PM


UPDATE: Due inclement weather in the forecast and with the safety of festivalgoers in mind, the Spring Beer Fling — originally scheduled for March 29 at Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa — has been postponed until the next day, Sunday March 30. The venue remains the same, and original tickets will be honored at the gates. The music lineup has not changed and headliner Surfer Blood are expected to take the stage at 8 p.m. EDT. Refunds are being issued through Ticketfly's customer service number, (877) 435-9849.

Tampa's Curtis Hixon Park is going to get another workout next Saturday, and if you think the park can't handle another event (it just hosted Mayor Bob Buckhorn's River O'Green event last Saturday and Gasparilla Music Festival the weekend before), then your theory is about to get a major test when it hosts Spring Beer Fling on March 29(see our note above regarding postponement).

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

St. Pete's Venture Compound finally goes nonprofit

Founder: ""I hope to be able to start paying myself a comparable salary to a McDonald's employee."

Posted by on Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Jesse Vance in Venture Compound’s back courtyard. Mural by Church of Holy Colors, Gainesville, FL.

  • Jesse Vance in Venture Compound’s back courtyard. Mural by Church of Holy Colors, Gainesville, FL.

So how did Venture Compound founder Jesse Vance feel when he opened a letter from the IRS only to find that his venue/art space had been approved as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization?

"I nearly shit myself." he told CL in a message. And for good reason, too.

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Tyler, the Creator got arrested at SXSW, he'll still be at The Ritz Ybor tomorrow though

Posted by on Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 1:14 PM

  • Austin Police Department

Unfortunately South By Southwest (SXSW) — the annual gathering of seemingly every single, solitary important person in the music industry — should be referred to as South By Sad West this time around. Gaga stole the scene by getting puked on, some asshole killed two people and injured 23 more when he drove through a crowd Thursday night, and now we're hearing about Los Angeles-based emcee Tyler, the Creator being arrested for starting a riot at his own SXSW showcase earlier in the week (via Mashable).

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Modest Mouse hits Orlando this May

Posted by on Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Modest Mouse in the studio with Big Boi
  • Modest Mouse in the studio with Big Boi

Modest Mouse will return to Florida and hit up The Beacham Theatre in Orlando on Fri., May 16.

This will be Isaac Brock and Company's first Florida appearance in five years. They played a one-off in Miami following what was supposed to be an appearance at the abruptly-cancelled Langerado Music Festival back in 2009. Before that, they played at Hard Rock Live in Orlando in 2008 in support of their last proper full-length We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank. They last appeared in Tampa at the old (smaller) Orpheum back in 2004 (yeesh, time flies) right before their biggest album to date, Good News for People Who Love Bad News and its ubiquitous single "Float On" blew right the fuck up into the mainstream.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Neil Young to premiere high-quality, awkward-looking music player and download service

The $399, 128GB PonoPlayer delivers audio quality so good, you can't even hear it.

Posted by on Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 9:00 AM


Because legendary folk singers with loads of cash and half-cooked ideas need something to do with their time, Neil Young will premier his newest venture, a high-quality digital music service called PonoMusic, during his speech at the South by Southwest Music Conference today.

PonoMusic includes both an audio player, which looks like the lovechild spawned between a Wii remote and a name placard, as well as a desktop "media management" application, which will deliver the "finest quality, highest-resolution digital music from both major labels and prominent independent labels" that users can sync to the player, according to a press release.

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Lousiana Rapper Lil' Boosie released from prison

What does the future hold for the underground legend after five years behind bars?

Posted by on Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 11:42 AM


Louisiana street hero and underground rap legend Lil Boosie is free from prison after five years in the box. After a rapid rise to prominence in the mid-2000's, Boosie's upward momentum was abruptly, and kind of terrifying-ly, cut short after being charged with the murder of rival gang member Terry Boyd back in 2010.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Action Bronson coming to Orpheum in Ybor for SPOT's Tampa Pro Party

The giant Albanian rapper is scheduled for his second performance attempt in Tampa on March 21.

Posted by on Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Queens, N.Y.-based rapper, chef, and stoner extraordinaire Action Bronson will take a second stab at playing the Bay area when he stops by the Orpheum on Sat., March 21 for the Tampa Pro Party, hosted by the Skate Park of Tampa.

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