Please correct my name...Susan Dickson, not Dickinson!
"Homemade" actually turned into "Pre-Heat," which is a day of music industry workshops held in May - in conjunction with WMNF's Tropical Heatwave. Like Keith said, Tampa Bay is not known for its scene on the national stage (other than metal, unfortunately). Without occasionally bringing national press and industry to town (either by paying them with money or luring them with talent) or by seeing a marked increase in music industry jobs in the area (studios, management, merch, distribution, labels) this will not change. Keith (New Granada) - and BAAMO before him - has made strides in hosting Tampa-centric showcases at SXSW for the past 5 years now. But, honestly, what's the last music "scene" you've even heard of? Is location even relevant in the age of the custom playlist, where local bands can Kickstart their own records and book their own tours. Will another "scene" ever emerge again? And, does it matter?
I think Steve (and hopefully he'll correct me if I'm wrong) is simply trying to start something small in St. Pete, that 1) St. Pete can call its own and 2) can hopefully grow into something special and sustainable.
I don't think Homemade made it; 2010 was the last year they did it, I believe...
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ive been playing this out in my head since i was 13. how nerdy is that?
I just laughed my arse off. I can't wait for the Slip n Slide and the Misting tent! Not to mention the Puppy and Kitten petting zoo! You're the greatest, Julie!
Isn't there already something else in Tampa (in addition to Antiwarpt, GMF, and Tropical Heatwave) called the Homemade Music Symposium that's devoted to the very topics referred to in the article?
Here's an article than Leilani wrote in 2010: http://cltampa.com/dailyloaf/archives/2010/06/08/homemade-music-symposium-2010-the-art-business-and-culture-of-making-music-with-panel-discussions-live-local-music-showcases-and-much-more#.UBFfjrSe47k
Kudos to Slauson for the straightforward/well-spoken (or typed) response. This shit will never happen. Tampa is not Ausin (never will be), Tampa is not Seattle (never will be). Tampa is not Atlanta (never will be), etc etc etc.....
One reason Austin is so successful is it's a music epicenter. Major and indie record labels call Austin their home. It's an entertainment mecca.
People need to drop this idea and embrace the smaller well-crafted "festivals" we already have ala Tropical Heatwave, Antiwarpt, etc. and just be content with what Tampa has to offer. Support what we've got, not saturate it
As a musician, a record label and record store owner in the Tampa Bay area, I say this to this idea.... Fuck that. That's just a dumb idea.
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I used to work with the bass player he's from NY.
Joe always takes a second listen, because with Joe you never know what you're going to get. The 2nd listen you have an idea and can take it all in better. As usual the first listen I wasn't so sure, but this album gets better with every listen. Thanks again Joe. See you October 2nd in Seattle. Wish I had better seats. Found it tough this year to find them on line without going to a scalper. It's Tickets.com in Seattle
You don't sit during Tommy the Cat...
I think Les was saying that, if your gonna sit for Tommy the Cat, you should give your good seats to someone that knows better than to try to sit during Tommy the Cat....
Leilani/Julie - All good! I am a scab anyway. :) I just wish the person who stuck up for us got MY band's name right. Maybe we should just change it to "Saturn Rising". Cheers!
We are sorry for anything potentially misleading here. I myself had the show listed in CL's Pride events, too, and tried to reach out for some clarification. The press release I forwarded to Leilani didn't identify additional and/or male members. It said, "Dari Mahnic and Chrissy DeRado have polished their sound adding new member Tonya Floyd on keyboards/vocals."
Correction noted. Sorry for the mistake. FYI, in no place was it clear that Ivan or Riz (?) was playing with the band. Neither the press release I received from Someday Souvenir nor on their site.
Great job, Leilani. It's also interesting to note that Freddie Mercury once alluded to the fact that "We Are The Champions" was intended to be an anthem signaling the rise and empowerment of gays. Cracks me up everytime I hear that one and "YMCA" being blasted and enjoyed by the masses at every sporting event I've ever attended.
I wanted to provide some correct infomation. Someday Souvenir is not an all- Femme three piece band but a full blown Rock band with both genders. No offense but I'm sure the boys wouldn't like the label "Femme" After all Ivan is playing Bass with Someday Souvenir that night and Riz on Drums being called "Femme"? I don't think that works for either one! LOL Please we invite you to check out a show sometime and see what Someday Souvenir is really about.
Someday Souvenir is trying really hard to bring back the music scene here in Tampa by asking different acts such as Bedroom Set and Saturn Rising to play to shows and expose them to their following, which they have managed to achieve all on their own without the help of the local press. Anyway thank you for the shout out it is very much appreciated! Just get disappointed at the miss information….. A press release was sent out... wow :(
Very special guest Shunda K from Yo Majesty will be joining Someday Souvenir onstage
I have been a huge follower of both Susan and Derek for years. Combining thier efforts (and bands) is pure musical magic!
I was able to catch a Tedeschi Trucks Band show last May in Seattle. I was totally taken by the 11 piece band where all members shined! You can just feel the band chemistry.
I am heading down to Portland tomorrow to see the Tedeschi Trucks Band. I love powerful live music, there is nothing better.
I was bawling like a baby at Roo. Unbearably gorgeous.
Great review. You do real nice work.
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