If memory serves me right, ultraviolet light is actually found in sunlight as well as being the catalyst behind making objects glow in the dark. That seemed to fit the theme of my weekend. The concept of invisible wavelengths traveling all the way through space simply to give me a three day sun burn is flattering on one hand but also does its best job of slowing me down. No rest for the weary and my mood brightens as I see the neon blue sign above the edifice of the Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery in Boca Raton, FL. Approaching the building with camera and a half finished Purple Haze in hand, I remember thinking that the music might have to carry me tonight. At this venue, the lack of patrons sitting around outside is typically a sign that the band inside is bringing it. This was the case tonight. (more…)
SunFest – April 27th-May 1st, 2011 – Downtown West Palm Beach, FL – Part 2
Words & Photos by Adam E. Smith
An early afternoon of gathering my wits and temporarily relaxing organs that may or may not be stressed in the oxidization of alcohol ended abruptly when confirmation came that I had hit the SunFest jackpot. Local (more…)
There’s a strong connection in the North Florida triangle of Tallahassee, Jacksonville and Gainesville; and in the middle, there’s the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. The Rachel Morningstar Hoffman story is a tragic one indeed, however this tight community of music family pull together to celebrate her life at the annual Purple Hatters Ball held at this beautiful music park. With a solid assortment of acts from around the southeast; the three day, two stage line-up offers a lil something for everyone.
It is our absolute pleasure to announce that jazz-punk trio The Dead Kenny G’s will be performing at the Hurricane Bar & Lounge on Sunday June 5th for BLP’s weekly Rockout with your Cookout. That’s right, the night after they support Primus at the Fillmore/Jackie Gleason Theatre in Miami, tDKG’s will play their only solo gig of their extended tour and throw down at the Cane…Delray Beach won’t know what the fu€k hit ‘em! Pay attention for much more DKGs hype including a review of their new album Operation Long Leash and an exclusive Q&A!
The Dead Kenny G’s are saxophonist Skerik (Critters Buggin, Garage A Trois, Col. Claypool’s Frog Brigade & Fancy Band, Crack Sabbath, Skerik’s Syncopated Taint Septet, Roger Waters & many, many, MANY more!), percussionist Mike Dillon (Critters Buggin, Garage A Trois, Col. Claypool’s Frog Brigade & Fancy Band, Crack Sabbath, Hairy Apes BMX, Ten Hands, Billy Goat, Ani DiFranco & many, many, MANY more!) and bassist Brad Houser (New Bohemians, Critters Buggin, Mingtones, BoomboxATX & many, many, MANY more!); and they perform gnasty hell-powered love jazz.
SunFest - April 27th-May 1st, 2011 – Downtown West Palm Beach, FL – Part 1
Words & Photos by Adam E. Smith
Since its inception as a free street parade called The Royal Palm festival, SunFest has served South Eastern Floridians as a large scale annual arts exposition unlike any other in the region. An impressive twenty-nine year track record boasts a history of acclaimed musicians and bands including names in the vein of Dizzy Gillespie, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Sly and the Family Stone, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, ZZ Topand Huey Lewis.
This year was the second SunFest of the twenty-tens and the five-day bill aimed to please with a fifty-two band lineup ranging from (more…)
It’s that time of year again – and I don’t mean the migration of the snow birds back to their northern habitat. To the rest of the country it is spring, but for us it is the beginning of Florida’s summer season and with that comes the highly anticipated festival with a fitting nomenclature – SunFest!
Words by Adam E. Smith
Boasting 29 years of celebrating the coming of May, SunFest is a staple event that brings an eclectic mix of music, libations and beautiful weather along the Florida Intracoastal Waterway in downtown West Palm Beach.
Make sure to come say hi and grab a tasty Blue Moon from the Hope For Harrison beer tent! A portion of proceeds and ALL TIPS benefit the foundation. We’ll be the only Blue Moon tent serving up those fresh orange slices. Find us just inside the Clematis Street entrance, just west of the new(er) pavilion. Hope to see ya there! Also, check out Marc PaperScissor‘s Traveling Gallery on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! He has brand new art, new prints and stickers for the occasion!
Five full days of live performances from local and national touring acts kicks off (more…)