April 2011

* Soul Rebels Brass Band, Honey Island Swamp Band @ Vinyl Music Hall. 04/22/11

Having toured with a diverse list of musical giants that includes the Neville Brothers, Green Day, and Bootsy Collins, the Soul Rebels Brass Band have been taking their fusion of jazz, funk, and reggae around the world. Hitting some of... Continue Reading →

* Izzy Cox, Betsy Badwater & The Hillbilly Chrome @ The Handlebar. 04/21/11

According to Simone de Beauvoir, "One is not born a woman, but becomes one." If the French philosopher could have witnessed Izzy Cox and Betsy Badwater set fire to the souls inside of The Handlebar, she would have added that... Continue Reading →

* Sexy Crimes, Sports Bar, Boneless Rats @ Sluggo’s Vegetarian Restaurant. + INTERVIEW W/ BONELESS RATS. 04/20/11

A year goes by fast and in the case of business, a year can exceed some venture's lifetime; opening...closing...THE END. But on April 20th, Sluggo’s celebrated the one-year anniversary of its current location. The chapter now being written inside 101... Continue Reading →

* The Constellations, Deadly Fists of Kung Fu, Mr. Fahrenheit @ Vinyl Music Hall. 04/16/11

During their amusement park ride set of rock n’ soul, keyboardist Jamie Gordon stood in front of the microphone and personally thanked local band Mr. Fahrenheit for bringing back the “sexy saxophone.” Adding that, when The Constellations return to Pensacola,... Continue Reading →

* The DREAM Project CD Release, Five Eight, Victor Charlie, 60 Cycles of Sound @ Blazzues 04/09/11

The Dream I had a dream of you the other night, And in that dream everything was alright. I dreamt that you were alive and well, Was this dream really real? I just couldn’t tell. We hugged and laughed and... Continue Reading →

* Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile @ Vinyl Music Hall. 04/03/11

At one point during the Punch Brothers’ performance at Vinyl Music Hall, life became surreal within one song. Performing their cover of Josh Ritter’s “Another New World,” Chris Thile’s voice echoed like a ghost whispering into an empty room, his... Continue Reading →

* The Whigs, Jonny Corndawg, Pioneers! O Pioneers, Uncle Chris @ The Handlebar. 03/29/11

As I stepped into a Tuesday night at The Handlebar, Uncle Chris (aka Jonathan Parish) was exchanging playful banter with the crowd before he kicked into his final song. The performance signaled the start of a night of music which... Continue Reading →

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