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* Chris Robinson Brotherhood @ Vinyl Music Hall + Chris Robinson Feature

Nothing can stop the Chris Robinson Brotherhood. Neither hell nor hurricane could keep the band and their Freak Flag from flying high during their recent Pensacola, Florida show. Tropical Storm Gordon threatened CBR’s rescheduled performance, but Mother Nature digressed. CBR... Continue Reading →

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* The Coathangers, Phlegmboyant @ Vinyl Music Hall 06/03/18

A sacrifice. Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello or Raphael? I don’t know which one it was, but he didn’t last long. As quickly as Charlie (Phlegmboyant) threw the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle piñata off the stage, it was splintered and ripped apart... Continue Reading →

* Tech N9ne Planet Tour: Krizz Kaliko, Just Juice, Joey Cool, King Iso @ Vinyl Music Hall 05/22/18

“Thank you, Pensacola. I love you!” Krizz Kaliko shouted to the crowd. But the crowd didn’t want to stop. The night could never end. But it did and Tech N9ne conquered Vinyl Music Hall once again. Tech N9ne’s Planet Tour... Continue Reading →

* The Independents, Earl’s Killer Squirrel, The Spillers @ Chizuko 04/28/18

It was the night the spotlight went out in Pensacola. But The Independents lit up the stage at Chizuko right after it went dark. It all started with The Spillers followed by Pensacola’s longest running punk band Earl’s Killer Squirrel. But... Continue Reading →

* Living Colour “Shade in the USA” East Coast Tour w/ Derek Day @ Club LA 11/07/17

“Who let the dog out?” Vernon Reid's question was more statement than inquiry. It was an unbelievable moment. And something that has never happened in the band's 33-year history. From their 1990 supporting slot on the Rolling Stones' Steel Wheels/Urban... Continue Reading →

* LIVING COLOUR “VIVID” 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR @ VINYL MUSIC HALL

When I was a kid, I wore the ink off of my cassette copy of “Vivid”. I played the Living Colour masterpiece in a silver, Sony Walkman that was a birthday present from my mom. 25 years later, on July... Continue Reading →

*TALES FROM THE HARDDRIVE: Wild Night for Wildlife: Mixed Genre Throwdown at The Handlebar 04/11/14

A fire burns. The flame dies over time, but the memory lasts just short of forever. On a Friday night in 2014, this all happened at The Handlebar. In a rolling roulette of sound, friends lit a memory. It started... Continue Reading →

* Tales From the Harddrive: Words with Jimmy Carter. Blind Boys of Alabama @ Vinyl Music Hall 04/04/14

“Early morning, April four, Shots ring out in the Memphis sky. Free at last, they took your life. They could not take your pride.” – U2 “Pride (In the Name of Love) Exactly 46 years after the assassination of Dr.... Continue Reading →

* TALES FROM THE HARD DRIVE: Geto Boys–Reunion Tour: Scarface, Willie D., Bushwick Bill w/ Big Lo, Cut Throat, Mz Serious, Sincere Logic @ Vinyl Music Hall 06/06/13

My mind was playing tricks on me. On June 6th, 2013, I thought I saw the Geto Boys live and reunited. And the craziest part…Scarface grabbed a guitar and hit the crowd with Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here”. It... Continue Reading →

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