Jacksonville’s Greenhouse Lounge (GHL) is hitting Tampa (Crowbar) and South Florida (Tobacco Road & Pineapple Groove) for three dates, supporting the release of their new album, Right On Time. Merging dub basslines and pumping electronica beats with breakbeat dynamics and some subtle guitar axe-wizardry, GHL’s sound has been described as euphoric. Right On Time, exemplifies the different personas GHL has taken over the years while still focusing on their current style. Featuring a total of 7 songs including “Koto” and other GHL staples, the album release coincided perfectly with their impressive set at this year’s Purple Hatter’s Ball at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park. While multiple genres are touched upon within the album, one theme is current throughout; high energy electronica. The album is available for free on their website and hard copies will be on sale at all of their live shows.
The Dead Kenny G’s are currently on a nationwide tour pimping their new release, Operation Long Leash, and supporting Primus including this Saturday June 4th at the Fillmore Auditorium at the Jackie Gleason Theatre in Miami Beach. They will also be tearing up the stage for their only stand alone solo performance of the tour this Sunday for the weekly BLP Rockout with your Cookout at the Hurricane Bar & Lounge. Check out BLP correspondent Adam Smith’s take on Operation Long Leash. (more…)
The Heavy Pets had the opportunity to perform a couple Led Zeppelin tunes with South Florida native and American Idol finalist Brett Loewenstern this past Friday (5/20) at Pineapple Groove in Delray Beach, FL. (more…)
One of the biggest music events of the summer is right around the corner. On July 7th, the Disco Biscuits will be celebrating their 10th anniversary of their Camp Bisco music festival, setting up camp at the beautiful Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, NY for the fifth straight year. If you haven’t been able to make it up to see the Disco Biscuits in their element, now is the time. These guys have put together an unbelievable lineup this year. (more…)
Words by Tim Coffey
A commonality often found between tour kids or at least those of us that follow and support the tour scene, is a detachment from mainstream or pop music. This detachment has garnered not only the expectation, but often times an (more…)
The Florida music scene is going off! Great new grassroots fests are popping up week after week. Right on the heels of North Florida’s Purple Hatter’s Ball (review coming shortly) is the Bay area’s response. This weekend (5/20-22), the 2nd annual Orange Blossom Jamboree returns to Sertoma Youth Ranch (also site of the first AURA Music Fest) just north of Tampa. Truly a homegrown event, every band is Sunshine State based. You can check them out on this 3-disc compilation featuring a song from each. For more on 2011′s OBJ, read on. (more…)