The Handlebar

*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 →

* Intronaut, Rainey’s Revenge @ The Handlebar + INTERVIEW W/ SACHA DUNABLE. 02/09/13

In the February 8, 2013 edition of the Pensacola News Journal, I referenced a show at The Handlebar that happened nearly a decade ago.On January 27, 2004, Mastodon was the tour support for stoner rock band Nebula. My band Cockfight... Continue Reading →

* Seagull Blue CD release show @ The Handlebar + INTERVIEW W/ TAYLOR WYROSDICK 12/01/12.

“Honest rock n’ roll…All our songs have a varying array of emotions with them. They’re all very honest and they’re all about things that we all personally struggle with and deal with on a day-to-day basis.  And it’s loud. It’s... Continue Reading →

* Mr. Gnome, Pioneers! O Pioneers!, The Spanx @ The Handlebar + INTERVIEW W/ NICOLE BARILLE. 10/17/12

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 The day after Election Day; one of the few times in life when you can talk politics, Halloween and mix them all together. I called Nicole Barille (guitarist/vocalist for Cleveland group Mr. Gnome) for a piece... Continue Reading →

* A Night of Punk Rock and Hip Hop @ The Handlebar. 11/10/12

A high school friend once told me that you can’t listen to rap AND punk rock; you have to pick between one or the other. I laughed and quickly disagreed. Looking back, the craziest part of his statement was the... Continue Reading →

* Joey B. Wilson’s Farewell and Good Riddance Extravaganza! Joey B. Wilson & The Daybreak Boys, The F’ n A-holes, Justin Otto @ The Handlebar. + INTERVIEW W/ JOEY B. WILSON. 03/15/2012.

Joey B. Wilson can run the streets with rappers, rednecks, punks and metal heads. Not to be cool, but because he loves music and the people who make it. An activist and musician who ignores color and genre, Wilson is... Continue Reading →

* Col. Bruce Hampton, Brooks Hubbert @ The Handlebar. + INTERVIEW W/ COL. BRUCE HAMPTON. 02/18/2012

Across two cities, two days, one flight and a concert, Col. Bruce Hampton reflected on his career in music. One week before his return to The Handlebar to perform with Brooks Hubbert, Col. Bruce and I shared a phone conversation... Continue Reading →

* Colour Revolt @ The Handlebar + INTERVIEW W/ JESSE COPPENBARGER AND SEAN KIRKPATRICK. 02/11/2012

“They’re an incredible underground indie-rock band, and they play to the point of being dangerous to their own lives.” – Jonathan Parish. Concert promoter for Glory Days* Describing one of his favorite concerts, in the city where he was born,... Continue Reading →

* RiotGod, Slowpoke Rodriguez @ The Handlebar. 02/09/2012

Touring in support of their latest album, "Invisible Empire" and days before invading Europe, RiotGod brought their otherworldly rock sound to The Handlebar in Pensacola, Florida. As soon as I made it inside, local group Slowpoke Rodriguez had already launched... Continue Reading →

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