November 2010

* Five Eight, Victor Charlie. “Seeds of Hope” Celebration @ The Handlebar. 11/20/10

The surrounding red brick holds pictures, paintings and people gathered together to hear music played in the company of friends. That was The Handlebar. A near-mandatory tour stop for aspiring artists from a diverse array of music genres ranging from... Continue Reading →

* Pato Banton and The Now Generation @ Vinyl Music Hall. 11/17/10

“Greetings Pensacola! How you feeling tonight?” exclaimed Pato Banton, as he walked onstage for his performance at Vinyl Music Hall. Enjoying a professional career that began in 1982 when he appeared on seminal ska revivalists, The English Beat’s album “Special... Continue Reading →

* Pensacola Roller Gurlz “Coming Out” Benefit. The Spanx, Wake Up the Echo, Long Division, Mr. Fahrenheit 11/14/10

In case you have been living in an oil drum, Pensacola has a brand new sports team in town and they are gaining new fans with blazing speed. Our city is now home to the Pensacola Roller Gurlz! Roller Derby... Continue Reading →

* Peelander Z, TsuShiMaMire, Super Nice Bros @ Sluggo’s 11/09/10

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” –Japanese proverb “Go to a Peelander Z show, you will participate!” A tsunami of rock crashed onto the shores of Pensacola and invaded Sluggo’s Vegetarian Restaurant Tuesday night. The ingredients of the sonic storm... Continue Reading →

* Strike Anywhere, The Flatliners, Diversity is an Old Wooden Ship @ Vinyl Music Hall. 11/04/10

It is only fitting that two days after Election Day, Strike Anywhere brought their message of global punk awareness to Pensacola, Florida, which is a town very familiar with the band since their inception in 1999. “Punk Rock has had... Continue Reading →

* Magnapop, Ingram Hill, Deadly Fists of Kung Fu @ Vinyl Music Hall-oween Bash. 10/30/10

Karl Childers is in the bathroom mumbling away, Wonder Woman is far cooler in person than she ever was in the comic book, and Cyndi Lauper almost killed me because I mistook her for music/movie rival, Madonna. Such events could... Continue Reading →

* Valient Thorr, Caltrop @ The Break. Pensacola Beach, Florida. Surfrider Emerald Coast Chapter Benefit Concert 10/26/10

“Valient Thorr is playing the Break tonight!!! Just found out. Go power rock!” This was the text that I received Tuesday night at 9:08pm. Life is about making tough decisions; I had just scored an 8 pack of Veggie Patch... Continue Reading →

* Buckwheat Zydeco, Hollowman/Badwater @ Vinyl Music Hall 10/24/10

My parents took me to my first concert in 1977 to see the O’Jays perform in the Mobile Civic Center. My dad was in the Navy and we had just moved to Pensacola. It wasn’t enough that music was played... Continue Reading →

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