May 2011

* Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, The Dirty Guv’nahs, Mr. Fahrenheit @ Vinyl Music Hall. 05/27/11

“Getting Down” got literal when Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band's trombone player, Derrick Johnson jumped off stage and directed the audience to get down during the last song of their performance, capping another music-filled night in Pensacola. The “Getting... Continue Reading →

* Elyse Therose, Wake Up the Echo @ Vinyl Music Hall. + INTERVIEW W/ Wake Up the Echo. 05/26/11

“The show must go on!” And that is exactly what happened at Vinyl Music Hall when the headlining act made a last-minute cancellation due to illness. The downtown venue could have called it a night, but the staff, along with... Continue Reading →

* Bone Thugs-N-Harmony @ Vinyl Music Hall. 05/25/11

Drama was the name of the game in the months leading up to the Bone Thugs-N-Harmony performance at Vinyl Music Hall in Pensacola, Florida. Shortly after announcing the first leg of their Resurrection Tour, controversy struck a crippling blow to... Continue Reading →

* Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven @ Vinyl Music Hall. 05/17/2011

On the day of the Cracker/Camper Van Beethoven show at Vinyl Music Hall, I was making a 12 hour drive from Springfield, Missouri to the Pensacola, Florida venue. The rustic landscape evolved gallantly with sights of falling rock hills, pregnant... Continue Reading →

* The Architects, Betsy Badwater & The Hillbilly Chrome, Swim With Sharks, American Suicide, Martyr: The Unicorn @ Vinyl Music Hall. 05/12/11

“The Return of Rock to Vinyl” was the declaration of Swim With Sharks vocalist/guitarist Leer Baker. A mid-set declaration that punctuated a night full of bands rolling out their blood and sweat for a wild crowd geared-up to return the... Continue Reading →

* Tower of Power, Brooks Hubbert @ Vinyl Music Hall. 05/11/11.

Backed by a history that began in 1968, Tower of Power made their Vinyl Music Hall debut to a festive audience that was ready to join the band on a musical ride spanning the scope of four decades. Opening artist... Continue Reading →

* Finite Automata, Preacher, Transfer Case @ The Handlebar. 05/07/11

Bryan Raydo, where are you? The high school classmate who introduced me to industrial music back in the early 90’s would have taken luxurious pleasure in watching the three bands who proudly embrace the ethic of industrial music while fleshing... Continue Reading →

* Brooke Fraser, Cary Brothers @ Vinyl Music Hall. 04/30/11

“Hello Pensacola people!” Touring in support of her latest release “Flags” and making her Vinyl Music Hall debut, Brooke Fraser greeted the audience while displaying the music and heart that has taken her around the world in a journey of... Continue Reading →

* Jukebox Superhero @ Vinyl Music Hall + Company of Ghosts @ Sluggo’s Vegetarian Restaurant. 04/29/11

Who was that masked band? Who knew that the Green Lantern was such a cool drummer or that Superman could leap tall buildings while shredding a Guns N' Roses solo? Riddle me this! Did you know that the Dark Knight... Continue Reading →

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