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Re: “Concert review: Lake Street Dive go down smooth on a chilly night in Ybor

Really? That's odd. The lead singer said two or three times on Saturday night that they'd never been here before and that they'd be sure to come back?

Posted by RonJon on 11/04/2014 at 11:24 AM

Re: “Concert review: Lake Street Dive go down smooth on a chilly night in Ybor

This wasn't their maiden voyage to the Tampa Bay area. Lake Street Dive played a very impressive set Sunday at the 2013 Clearwater Jazz Holiday.

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Posted by marmie on 11/04/2014 at 10:40 AM
Posted by Frankie Knuckles on 11/03/2014 at 3:06 PM

Re: “Review: A look back at Clearwater Jazz Holiday 2014

Music lineup issues aside, what great photos and coverage. Kudos to Kimberly DeFalco and Leilani Polk for this intimate and evocative look at a Clearwater tradition.

Posted by Julie Garisto on 10/28/2014 at 8:37 AM

Re: “The New Guavaween, Part II: The Music

i completely agree the costume contest was rigged no food n bathroom 40$ for me n my husband to stand in a hole in front of a stage didnt stick around left ybor city 30 minutes later never going back there

Posted by Nicole Caplinger Torres on 10/26/2014 at 10:49 AM

Re: “Review: A look back at Clearwater Jazz Holiday 2014

A bit strange to have Terrence Simian and then Marsha Ball open for Dr. John on Saturday night.
Terrence performed Iko Iko, which IS Dr. John's most well known song.
And to have Marcha Ball, a New Orleans style piano player open up right before THE New Orleans style piano player is just poor judgement.
Everyone sounded great, but the lineup could have been thought out a little better. It kind of diluted the style and evening.
And yes, to echo the previous commenters, jazz at the jazz fest was severely lacking.

Posted by Jangles on 10/24/2014 at 11:14 AM

Re: “Review: A look back at Clearwater Jazz Holiday 2014

"Our Music Selection Committee works tirelessly as we work to stay current. "

Work harder...or better yet, call me. Let's get "Jazz" back in the festival.

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Posted by Livemusic Bandloc on 10/23/2014 at 5:52 PM

Re: “Review: A look back at Clearwater Jazz Holiday 2014

Just not much JAZZ at the "Jazz festival". Weather was amazing of course. Shame.

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Posted by Michael Murphy on 10/22/2014 at 1:07 PM

Re: “Don’t Stop St. Pete brings nearly 50 bands to seven downtown venues this Saturday

Fubar isn't in Ybor city. Hopefully everyone knows that.

Posted by Josh Cobean on 10/18/2014 at 4:49 AM

Re: “Clearwater Jazz Holiday hits Coachman Park with Edward Sharpe, Dr. John & more

While I enjoy some of the bands CJH brings each year including the likes of EWF, it is disappointing to not celebrate the jazz category. I think if this is the direction they're going to keep going in, they really should stop the hypocrisy and drop JAZZ for MUSIC in the name to be more honest.
Then again, the majority of 'jazz' artists in the past would fall into the vanilla mainstream 'smooth jazz' label.

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Posted by HOMER on 10/16/2014 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Clearwater Jazz Holiday hits Coachman Park with Edward Sharpe, Dr. John & more

Spirit Family Reunion is Sunday's can't-miss act!

Posted by marmie on 10/16/2014 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Emerald Bar celebrates five decades at its current locale with a 50th@550 anniversary party

I remember when the old jukebox played 45s and you could get Old Style on draft!!

Posted by Paul Catala on 10/13/2014 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Emerald Bar celebrates five decades at its current locale with a 50th@550 anniversary party

I brought Mary, from Southern Culture on the Skids, there and she jumped up and sang an X song with locals, Johnny Thunders Overdose.
Kyle jumping over the tables and screaming "Interpol" when they walked in.
the Black Lips played there at least twice!
I've have drinks with The Damned, John Doe ( shots of jager; ), Roger Miret and lots of whiskey with Lucero.
oh ya, and how bout the fight with Rev Horton Heat's drummer? I believe LeRoi started that one. which makes me think if the infamous Arcade Inferno show with naked LeRoi drumming.
Thanks to George for taking a chance on the xmas party and the Safehouse Mutant Ninja Pirates on Ice are Bastards for starting it all off ( Jason and Porl, Jeff and Matt)
Too much fun there over the years and last but not least my old pal Walt and his delcious grayhounds. oxox mimi

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Posted by Mimi Reilly on 10/10/2014 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Emerald Bar celebrates five decades at its current locale with a 50th@550 anniversary party

I've had so many good times at the Emerald, at all hours. I loved the quiet weird day drinking scene and of course the loud music and friend filled nights so much that when I found out I was pregnant five years ago one of my first thoughts was that I was sad because I wouldn't be able to hang out at the Emerald nearly as much. It's still my favorite bar, anywhere. I hope it hangs in there for a long long time so I can resume my patronage on a more profound level once this parental responsibility thing subsides.

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Posted by Amy on 10/09/2014 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Photo review: Birthday girl Tori Amos gives Ruth Eckerd Hall a gift

Tori is forever the best musician, goddess.

Posted by Kena on 10/01/2014 at 5:24 PM

Re: “Concert review: Erasure brings thumping club music to Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg

Saw them in 2011 in small venue (1,000 max) and it was a great, loud, bouncy night. Have VIP tix for Chicago; lived & loved the 80s. Lucky me!

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Posted by xcskir on 09/18/2014 at 11:57 PM

Re: “Don't Stop St. Pete announces its festival lineup, Plan B Block Party adds more bands to its own

Sonic Graffiti, Plastic Pinks, The Gun Hoes all kickass rock n roll bands playing Dont Stop, but yea i do wish there were some more bands with similar spirits playing but will still be a great fest

Posted by thirdson on 09/18/2014 at 1:08 PM

Re: “Don't Stop St. Pete announces its festival lineup, Plan B Block Party adds more bands to its own

Don't Stop has a real lack of local punk/hardcore/heavy bands which make up a big part of the regular 600 block scene. I'll still probably go, but I'm not feeling it as much as in past years.

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Posted by ConvincedOfTheHex on 09/18/2014 at 9:37 AM

Re: “Concert review: Erasure brings thumping club music to Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg

Great concert!!!!. They sound just as good today as they did in the 80's. Really hope they come back to Tampa bag

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Posted by Danielle Gardos on 09/18/2014 at 12:32 AM
Posted by mimimat on 09/17/2014 at 11:02 PM

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