Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Langerado Advanced Tickets On Sale

Advance tickets -- at $150 for 2 days and $75 for one day -- are now on sale for the Langerado festival, which returns to the South Florida scene October 8 & 9 in Markham Park in Sunrise, Fl. This year they are offering free camping, but spots are limited so you need to get on that as soon as you can.

Wierdly, all the music ends at 10 p.m. The lineup includes Death Cab for Cutie, Trey Anastasio Band, Ben Harper, Thievery Corporation, Ween, Arctic Monkeys, G. Love & Special Sauce, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Wolfgang Gartner, Etienne De Crecy, the Glitch Mob, Ghostland Observatory, Das Racist, Portugal. The Man, Friendly Fires, Childish Gambino, Smith Westerns, Super Mash Bros., Conspirator, Savoy, Mates of State, the Whigs, Yuck, Metropolis, Keys N Krates, Two Fresh, RAC DJs, Lance Herbstrong, HOTTUB, Bobby Lee Rogers, the Heavy Pets, Nicos Gun, a Million Pieces, Nic Cowan, Bear Cub, K. Flay, Rachel Goodrich, and the Kingston Springs.

The Broward-Palm Beach New Times has a nice "Langerado Survival Guide," with hotlinks to help you decide where you want to stay, etc. This is a big fest in a pretty populated area, so pre-planning now is a really good idea.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Elvis Costello Tours Florida in September

New Wave pioneer Elvis Costello is playing four Florida shows in September -- Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Sept. 17, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Sept. 18, Bob Carr Performing Arts Center in Orlando on Sept. 19, and the Florida Theater in Jacksonville on Sept. 21. He'll do a show at Atlanta's Chastain Park on Sept. 24.

Costello continues to be one of the most innovative performers around, a musician's musician who has spread art and tunes around the globe. On this tour, he's bringing along "The Wheel" a roulette game which has songs and themes. Folks from the audience are chosen to spin the wheel, then Costello and his band The Imposters will play the random song or a series of songs which correspond to a theme. Costello pioneered this fun live approach back in the 1980s. Here's a blast from that past to start your week out right:

Friday, August 26, 2011

Jambando This Weekend, Seaside Next

I am heading out to Jambando in the Park II this weekend for some swimming, laughing, dancing and camping along the Suwannee River.

I wanted to give folks a heads up about an event next weekend. Little-known (but incredibly talented) New York singer-songwriter Pat Hull joins his friend, former Panhandle resident, Corey Copeland and cool indie duo, The Smoking Flowers, for Corey Copeland's album release. The event happens at the intimate Seaside Repertory Theater in Seaside, Fla. The show is Sunday, September 4, at 7:30 pm. and tickets are $20. Hull's latest release, Light,is a soaring, ethereal work that I just can't stop listening to.

Here's Hull and Copeland playing at last year's 30A Songwriters Festival:

And here's Hull the year before with a song that blew my mind!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

String Cheese Tickets On Sale Tomorrow

Jazzy jammers String Cheese Incident are touring for the first time in years, and two Southern shows are on the bill -- one Nov. 26 at the fantastic historic Fox Theater in Atlanta and one Nov. 27 in the newly reopened Georgia Theater in Athens, Ga. Nice! Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. tomorrow. Here's the full tour:

November 25, 2011 Thomas Wolfe Auditorium Asheville, NC
November 26, 2011 Fox Theatre Atlanta, GA
November 27, 2011 Georgia Theatre Athens, GA
November 28, 2011 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
November 30, 2011 Lyric Opera House Baltimore, MD
December 1, 2011 Tower Theatre Upper Darby, PA
December 2, 2011 The United Palace New York, NY
December 3, 2011 The United Palace New York, NY
December 4, 2011 Orpheum Theatre Boston, MA

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Legendary JC's Break It Down

The Legendary JC's (stands for Joint Chiefs)are a great Orlando-based soul-funk band playing this weekend at Jambando in the Park II at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Fl. Lead singer Eugene Snowden is fantastic, and he can rock the James Brown good-foot dance and the get-down split on stage! Here they perform at Bear Creek Music And Art Festival for your listening pleasure

Monday, August 22, 2011

Some Cope to Help you Cope with Monday

Here's a little Cope, the great funky jam band band out of Tampa, to start your week out right. Cope plays Saturday night at Jambando in the Park II at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. Some people have been asking me about this little gem of a fest, and I say it is a not-to-be-missed weekend of bands and swimming and jamming for just $30 advanced! There will be bands playing at the Suwannee river beach on both Saturday and Sunday during the hottest parts of the day.

Electric sites are only $25 for this event, so you can plug in your box fans and microwave ovens!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Happy Birthday Ivan Neville!

The folks at Bear Creek Music and Art Festival remind us that today funk great Ivan Neville is celebrating his birthday. festgrrl is so very glad this fine musician was born! Celebrate with this booty-shaking video of Dumpstaphunk's "gasman," and if you don't have Dumpstaphunk's fantastic studio album, Everybody Want Sum, grab it here. You can see Dumpstaphunk get nasty with the funk in November at Bear Creek Nov. 10-13.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Magnolia Fest Cheap(er) Ticket Deadline Extended

The folks behind the wonderful Magnolia Fest, happening Oct. 20-23 at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, have extended their cheaper ticket prices until Sept. 4.

It's $150 for the whole weekend, with headliners moe., Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Donna the Buffalo, Railroad Earth, Lucinda Williams, Keller Williams, Cornmeal, Tornado Rider, the Infamous Stringdusters with Toubab Krewe (Infamous Krewe) Anders Osbourne, Seven Walkers, and a mess of fine musicians in the gorgeous Spirit of the Suwannee campground in Live Oak, Fl.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Jambando coming Soon to Suwannee!

The wonderfully intimate gathering known as Jambando in The Park hits the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Fl. August 26-28. I loved this fest last year. It's a collection of Orlando-area jam bands, and believe me, these folks come to PLAY.

The price is right, just $30 advance and $40 at the gate for 25 bands which start Friday at 7 pm and go through Sunday.

The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is offering a special cabin & golf cart deal for the weekend -- 4 people can enjoy a cabin and a golf cart Friday and Saturday night for only $400. The cabins have a queen sized bed, a pullout couch, a kitchen, bathroom, shower and air conditioning.

Here is the lineup:

The Legendary JC's, Cope,
Thomas Wynn & The Believers,
The Burnin' Smyrnans, Shak Nasti, funkUs,
Catfish Alliance, Scholar's Word, 3rd Stone,
Savi Fernandez Band, Beebs & Her Money Makers,
The Absinthe Trio, The Funky Seeds, Black Cat Bones,
Marley's Collie, Green Sunshine, The Goldminers, J2K
Jeff White & Friends, Robot Ears, The Funky Presidents,
Acoustic Swamp Project, Legacy & The Heard

Monday, August 8, 2011

Perpetual Groove in Tallahassee Tuesday!

Fest favorite jam/live electronica band Perpetual Groove hits Tallahassee's Engine Room Tuesday night for the start of a five-night live run through Florida. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $12 advance, $15 at the door. They are advertising special guests as well.

This band, out of Athens, Ga., plays Jamcruise, All Good, Gathering of the Vibes, Bear Creek, and many other festivals -- including their own "Amberland" in Georgia, every year. Here's a lok at the Florida tour:

8/9/11 - The Engine Room - Tallahassee, FL
8/10/11 - Crowbar - Tampa, FL
8/11/11 - Firestone Live - Orlando, FL
8/12/11 - The Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
8/13/11 - The Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

And here's a performance from last year's Amberland:

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Keeping Love Alive in Tally

It's going to be a sweet night at the Warehouse in Tallahassee tonight, where musicians will gather for the annual Keeping the Love Alive concert. It's a night to remember friends who have passed on. Sonic Rangers, Erogenous Zones and the Dead Keys play. Dead Keys lineup will be Hal Month, Kevin Robertson, Scott Campbell, Brian Burgess, Avis Berry, Kris Kulp & Ed Bradley. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the cover is $10.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Pow Wow Festival This Weekend

I promised to give everybody a another reminder about this weekend's 311 Pow Wow Festival at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, so here it is! Lots of ska, reggae and punk acts. Hit the link above for all the details.

I will say I camped last weekend for the furthur show, and it was super steamy. Bring a hose and fans if you've got 'em. Remember there's a pool and the river at Spirit of the Suwannee. Stay cool out there festivarians!