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GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER Wednesday, February 18
Locals lookin’ for some pickin’ (and quite possibly grinnin’) will head to the 11th annual Palatka Bluegrass Festival. This family-friendly hoedown features live music by Dailey …
POP IT Wednesday, February 18
In the mid-’90s, Dutch-born German singer Amber rocketed up the charts with techno-dance hits like “Colour of Love” and her mega-smash, “This is Your Night” (which also …
HELLO NASTY Wednesday, February 18
Considered by many to be the original rapper, since the early ’70s Blowfly has been delivering sex-based song parodies and original dirty ditties (95 percent of which we surely can’t …
WHAT'S YOUR SIZE? Wednesday, February 18
recently, the members of a musicians' forum on Facebook to which I belong were debating the appropriate length of an album. Before the thread veered off into "Who is Kraftwerk?" territory (freakin' idiot kids), the questions were many, some of them …
THE BEST SHOWS OF 2014 Wednesday, February 11
Unknown Hinson and Grandpa’s Cough Medicine, Feb. 27 at Jack Rabbits The mutant chimera of a trailer-park gene pool and Conway-Twitty-off-his-meds, at his recent Northeast Florida appearance …
THE BEST ALBUMS OF 2014 Wednesday, February 11
Civil Brute, Civil BruteThis self-titled, five-track EP is a well-rounded collection of songs, exposing Civil Brute’s forte for capturing both raw emotion in lyricism and masterful clarity in …
Daniel A. Brown, this esteemed publication’s A&E editor, and I are both recovering musicians, though I’ve kicked the habit a little more completely than he has. We both played in …
ÜBER DIVA Wednesday, February 11
R&B legend Diana Ross first hit the stage at age 15 as a member of the Detroit girl group The Primettes. Eventually that quartet met Motown Records guru Berry Gordy, who signed them to his label …
OLD-SCHOOL METAL Wednesday, February 11
In the late ’70s and early ’80s, metal was king and Anvil forged a place on the scene on the strength of their no-BS style of metalloid riffage and high-energy live shows. Like many of …
Orlando heavy-hitters fly way above their punk rock peers