Listen to Blestian. Husband and wife pop duo playing Don't Stop for the first time this year!
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Matthew Reisinger, known by his stage name FR33DBACK, is an electronic musician, sound designer, and composer from Tampa, Florida. Sharing the stage with some of the best in downtempo electronic music, including Chrome Sparks and Rhye, FR33DBACK can be found performing intensely layered Synthwave tunes amidst a myriad of buttons, knobs, and switches; resembling a “young” Dr. Frankenstein as he creates life by harnessing the power of electricity.
We first learned about Chant the Trees from our favorite guys over at Florida Folk Scene. Since then we've been hypnotized. Chant the Trees is a progressive acoustic duo of Mandolin and Guitar. Their music is characterized by an eclectic mix of acoustic old-timey folk and bluegrass rhythms and themes combined with the intricacies of progressive guitar based rock. Their folktale style lyrics are heavily based on Nature and the outside world, along with stories from another time. The group consists of brothers-by-blood Ryan and Kade Ballogg.
Catch Chant the Trees at 5:30pm on the Tropiccool Bus located at 2061 Central Ave and 21st Street.
The Jackettes are not so much a band as they are an attempt to give form to the passion felt for the music that we have come to know and love in our human existence. Like a child trying on their father's too-big suit and tie or a group of toddlers shoulder-stacked under a baggy trench coat-- we are youthfully attempting to carry the glimmering torch of our musical ancestors. This is an effort to give the world her next "classic sound." We love it all: from the tender ballads of the Great American Songbook, to the unpredictable antics of a swinging 70's r&b diva mythical and real....and we feel a strong obligation and connection to those of the yester-world to make music with those same characteristics. A sound that transcends being accepted and understood. We are humans struggling under the weight of living and dying. We are made by a great creator trying to be as creative. So it goes. The music we create embodies the out of touch, out of sync, misunderstood hysterical breakdown of simply living- to unite us.
If you were able to catch Terminus Cursus at MicroGroove last night you were part of the chosen ones. Formed as a collaboration between Bradley Elston (drums) and Patrick Mugan (bass/vocals) with the original intention of featuring a rotating lineup of accompanying musicians for performances and recordings. After joining them for a show on Halloween of 2013, Arthur Mugan (guitar/vocals) was added as a full-time member.
The band’s self-recorded first album, 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6, was released by Kevin Greenspon’s Bridgetown Records on cassette in November 2014, solidifying the Terminus Cursus sound: distinctly aggressive post-punk, equally informed by the British (Echo & the Bunnymen, Joy Division, Wire) and American (Honor Role, Mission of Burma, Wipers) traditions and tempered with a smattering of more extreme contemporary reference points (Converge, Neurosis, Today is the Day).
On of, the second Terminus Cursus album, was completed at Tampa’s Atomic Audio Recordings in November 2015. Besides the increased sonic clarity and detail in comparison to the debut, On of more thoroughly develops the band’s previously latent krautrock and post-rock influences while losing none of the intensity for which they have become known.
GNC Session: http://gncsessions.com/album/
2015 LINEUP (SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
iClinic Stage - 2061 Central Ave Alley
3:30 - 4:00 PM Selectric
4:20 - 4:50 PM Johnny Mile and the Kilometers
5:10 - 5:40 PM Ask for Tiger
6:00 - 6:30 PM Luxury Mane
6:50 - 7:20 PM Denim Blue Music
7:40 - 8:10 PM Airsickness
8:30 - 9:00 PM Sonic Graffiti
9:20 - 10:00 PM Plastic Pinks
10:20 - 11:00 PM Ben Katzman's DeGreaser
Tropiccool Bus - 2061 Central Ave
3:15 - 3:45 PM Kristopher James
4:00 - 4:30 PM Josh Mclin
4:45 - 5:15 PM Tommy Sims
5:30 - 6:00 PM Chant the Trees
6:15 - 6:45 PM Orion Band
7:00 - 7:30 PM Black Coast Royals
7:45 - 8:20 PM HMBradio Comedy Live
8:30 - 8:45 PM Newbreed
8:50 - 9:15 PM Matt Chibbs
9:20 - 9:45 PM Justin Lundy
9:50 - 10:15 PM Mickey Spixx
10:30 - 11:00 PM DEA & SAINT
Sly Bar - 2061 Central Ave
5:00 - 5:30 PM Broom Closet
5:50 - 6:20 PM SAMURAI SHOTGUN
6:40 - 7:10 PM UV-TV
7:30 - 8:00 PM WD HAN
8:20 - 8:50 PM Goodnight Neverland
9:10 - 9:40 PM Terminus Cursus
10:00 - 10:35 PM Permanent Makeup
10:55 - 11:25 PM Tight Genes
11:45 - 12:20 AM Meatwound
12:40 - 1:20 AM The Golden Pelicans
WOVE @ The Loft - 2036 Central Ave Studio A
4:00 - 4:30 PM Hussar
4:50 - 5:20 PM Poster
5:40 - 6:10 PM Mouth Council
6:30 - 7:00 PM Fictional Friends
7:20 - 7:50 PM Veiny Hands
8:10 - 8:40 PM The Jackettes
9:00 - 9:30 PM Archaic Interest
9:50 - 10:20 PM FayRoy
10:40 - 11:10 PM Snacking
11:30 - 12:00 AM Soapbox Soliloquy
12:20 - 1:00 AM Redfeather
1:00 - 1:30 AM Rogerthomas
Blind Not Deaf is a record label hailing from St. Petersburg with a goal in empowering the local music community by creating unique music and experiences that will make St. Pete a noteworthy chapter in the Rock n’ Roll history books.
Danton Ruegger, Jasmine Deja (Soapbox Soliloquy) and Drew Anthony (Sonic Graffiti) comprise of Blind Not Deaf who find strength in the bands that make up their roster. With everything they do being a team effort the focus is set on the band’s needs: recording, promotion, or the release of new music. Blind Not Deaf also caters to touring acts by the booking and promotion of shows as well as providing a safe place to stay.
Expanding on the Minutemen-influenced critically-acclaimedart-punk of 2013's The Void...It Creeps, Florida's Permanent Makeup gives us their next full length Taker.
Springing from a collaboratively improv-based writing process throughout 2014, the songs on Taker have a morenaturally complex and aggressive approach. Bassist Christopher expands "We have seen more of the country as a band, played with countless weird & wonderful bands and been witness to many incredible communities. This album was informed by all of these influences in the context of living and breathing in Tampa Bay, Florida."
Whether it's drive and determination, a message of community and frustration or immediacy and purpose you want, then look no further than this band and this record.
Recorded and mixed by guitarist James Bess in their homes directly following 2 major tours of the US in 2014 (and coinciding with the band's 5th anniversary of their debut performance),Taker hits streets and shelves on August 21,2015 on CD and limited edition vinyl.