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* David Dondero, Kevin Seconds (of 7SECONDS), Kent Stanton @ Vinyl Music Hall + INTERVIEW W/ KENT STANTON 10/30/2011

I interviewed Kent Stanton for the first time on a Friday night in July, 2011. We talked for nearly five hours on a bench outside Sluggo’s Vegetarian Restaurant. My recorder died somewhere between the second hour and Def Leppard. I... Continue Reading →

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* Punkstravaganza @ The Handlebar + INTERVIEW W/ JOSHUA TAYLOR of Operation Hennessey 01/26/13

“That damn ska music is going to tear this place down.” Like a scene from Titanic, all I imagined was a wave of body parts, horns and assorted instruments swallowed down a hole opened through the floor of 2000’s era... Continue Reading →

* Ex-Breathers, Earl’s Killer Squirrel, Altered States @ Sluggo’s Vegetarian Restaurant. 1/21/13

Henry Rollins is a Terminator living in Tallahassee, Florida. He was sent to rule the world and his weapon is the hardcore band Ex-Breathers. When Cyberdyne first sent Jim Morrison to do the job, he was interrupted by the 60’s... Continue Reading →

* Cedric Burnside, Brooks Hubbert III @ Vinyl Music Hall. 01/18/2013

How many shots of gin can you drink and still stand up? After Brooks Hubbert III gave a psychedelic how-to on rock guitar, Cedric Burnside (grandson of Mississippi bluesman R.L. Burnside) sent the Vinyl Music Hall crowd on his blues/rock... Continue Reading →

* Late Night Jazz featuring Joe Occhipinti @ Sluggo’s Vegetarian Restaurant, GALLERY NIGHT + INTERVIEW W/ JOE OCCHIPINTI 01/25/13

“Play the melody." I had less than 24 hours to find Joe Occhipinti. In the past, I found him many times, many places; churches, festivals and Friday night Swing Dances at the American Legion. But now, the one time I... Continue Reading →

* Galactic featuring Corey Glover of Living Colour, Art Official @ Vinyl Music Hall 01/15/13

Childhood birthday parties and rock concerts are the same. Minus the alcohol, a lot of the same ingredients are found in both. Shouting, smiling and music are just a few of the similarities. The icing on the cake of the... Continue Reading →

* The Machine performs Pink Floyd @ Vinyl Music Hall 01/14/13

I’m not going to lie to you. The first thing I thought when I stepped into Vinyl Music Hall to watch "The Machine performs Pink Floyd" was... “How many people here have watched the local White Tie Rock Ensemble?” Nothing... Continue Reading →

* Big Lo “Magnum Opiates” Album Release Party @ Vinyl Music Hall + INTERVIEW W/ JAMES “BIG LO” LOPEZ 01/11/2013

“Welcome to my world, where there’s vice everywhere. Where the bullets have no name and your Christ don’t care. Welcome to my world.” – James “Big Lo” Lopez “Welcome to My World” In one of the most brutal genres of... Continue Reading →

* Punk Rock Holiday Local Showcase: Earl’s Killer Squirrel, Nik Flagstar & His Dirty Mangy Dogs, Operation Hennessey, Guts For Glory @ Vinyl Music Hall. 12/29/12

I’ve never seen it before, but I hope to see it again. Earl Lyon, frontman and founder of Pensacola’s longest running punk band, put down his guitar and finished the band’s set like a punk rock crooner. As the headlining... Continue Reading →

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