There's little that gets my beer-drinking motor running hotter than a collaboration between a beloved band and brewer. So you'll understand the excitement when I got an email announcing Cigar City Brewing and Rock Brothers Brewing's collaboration on a brew for Have Gun Will Travel called High Road Ale.
After five years of slinging spirits and thumping tunes, Vintage Ultra Lounge in downtown St. Pete is closed. Last week, the crew was evicted from their current location at 16 Second St. N.
A post on Vintage's Facebook page read, "We regret to inform you, the rumors you may have heard about Vintage being evicted from our current location are true. The details are uncertain but what we do know is that Vintage will be RAGING all weekend long!" (And rage they did.)
Patrons and fans of the bar/club also used Facebook to share their stories and memories, good and bad, about the downtown spot.
Breast cancer touches everyone’s lives.
One in eight American women will be diagnosed with it in their lifetime, according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. As startling as this number is, you have to realize that not only does this affect the women who are diagnosed, but everyone in their lives as well, said Bylli Peiper, founder and director of Pink It Up! Ska Bands and Fans Against Breast Cancer, which takes place Saturday.
For three decades, openly gay crooner Suede has made a name for herself in the jazz, blues, and cabaret worlds as a one-of-a-kind performer. She'lll be in town Saturday night performing at a fundraiser for Metro Wellness and Community Centers that also doubles as a celebration for the organization's 20th anniversary.
"It's gonna be a great, great night for a great cause," Suede said, "And I plan on asking people to dig deep for it — but in a fun way ... So be ready, people!"
She's especially excited about this week's string of gigs throughout Florida, starting with a show at The Ritz Ybor tomorrow night -- Tues., Oct. 16, just weeks before the impending election. "There's a lot going on out there around the country. And a lot is certainly going on in Florida," said DiFranco, who recently toured the Midwest, signing up new voters along the way, including in fellow pivotal swing state Ohio. "I just hope to inspire people to vote and at least fulfill their civic duty."
One look at Kiyomi McCloskey and you know she eats, breathes and swaggers rock and roll. Whether she's taking the stage with her band Hunter Valentine or lighting up the small screen on this season of The Real L Word, this ultra-cool singer epitomizes rock and roll attitude.
This weekend, the charismatic frontwoman and divisive reality show star will bring her band's bold, brazen and inimitable brand of rock to the Tampa Bay area. The Toronto, all-female band — now Brooklyn-based — are headliners for the Girls Out Loud lesbian music festival on Saturday, Sept. 15. "We're really excited about the festival," McCloskey said. "We had been talking about how we wanted to get down to Florida again."
Finally. An event that’s all about the ladies.
We all know the Tampa Bay area is super LGBT friendly. But most events and establishments cater mainly to gay male or mixed crowds. Now, Girl2Girl Productions is introducing an exciting new music festival that will be sure to have all the lesbians atwitter.
Now, we present Florida Night Heat. The three-piece instrumental outfit (guitarist Jensen Kistler, bassist Andre Jones and drummer Chris Wood) has grown by leaps and bounds in the three years since they first got together and started jamming their loose, groove-oriented Southern grimy stoner rock. As newbie musicians Jones and Wood learned better command of their respective instruments, Kistler expanded on his fret maneuvers and pedal technique, the trio has gotten progressively tighter, incorporating more measured arrangements and drawing on electro, funk, psychedelic and spaghetti western sonic flavors.
The trio are currently putting the finishing touches on their four-song Omegas EP; check out them performing "Ice Station Larc" after the jump.
The band began as the solo project of singer-songwriter Mark Etherington (who also drums in instrumental post rock outfit set and setting), and eventually evolved into a band with musician couple Jaqueline Titus (keys, vocals) and Doug Gialluca (bass), and drummer Todd C. Smith. They exhibit some pastoral qualities reminiscent of Fleet Foxes, CSNY and My Morning Jacket, their brand of alt folk rock balancing pretty subdued melodies with reverb and raw intensity, Etherington's ethereal vocal calls complemented by Titus' dulcet-haunting harmonies and keyboard arrangements. Read more about the band in Andrew Silverstein's story presented as part of the festival-themed Music Issue, out July 26. For now, check out the RedFeather Antiwarpt III Must-See Video after the jump.