michael lashan smith

* Surfer Blood, PIONEERS! O PIONEERS (Final Show) , Imaginary Air Show @ Vinyl Music Hall 04/29/13

"On Oct. 27, 2013 Todd Vilardi shared the influence of Lou Reed on his Facebook page. Following Reed’s death that day, Vilardi posted a photo of the Velvet Underground, Reed’s high school picture, and a paragraph about his legacy. 'sometimes it is blue, and... Continue Reading →

* Trust Company, It Starts Today, Forevers Calling @ Vinyl Music Hall. 06/04/11

With frontman Kevin Palmer proudly declaring Pensacola as their “Second Home” during their return visit to Vinyl Music Hall, Trust Company came armed with a new album supported by an even more energized live show that continued without the near... Continue Reading →

* Combichrist, iVardensphere, Deadstar Assembly, Star Killer @ Vinyl Music Hall + INTERVIEW W/ Andy LaPlegua 05/29/11

“So this is Sunday night in Pensacola. Welcome to the Church of Combichrist!” declared Andy LaPlegua, frontman and creator of the aggrotech band during their headling set at Vinyl Music Hall in downtown Pensacola, Florida. After performing as opening act... Continue Reading →

* 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 →

* Parts & Labor, Acorns, Imaginary Air Show, Dustin Toney @ Sluggo’s Vegetarian Restaurant. 04/25/11

Social etiquette dictates that one not ogle or objectify. No lingering eyes on food, people, etc. The whole is more than the sum of its parts (Aristotle). When one of your parts involves the drumming of Joe Wong, you know... Continue Reading →

* 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 →

* 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 →

* Nappy Roots, SubjecTmatTerS, The Icarus Effect, Georgia Gurlz @ Vinyl Music Hall. 03/26/11

Just when you thought the Nappy Roots show couldn’t get any wilder, the party took an even wilder turn when the group invited local ladies on stage, ripped a few songs and then surprise guests, The Georgia Gurlz blazed their... Continue Reading →

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