LIVE REVIEW: Gardens & Villa + Good Graeff at Crowbar 04.26.14

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Gardens & Villa play Crowbar in Ybor City, Fla. on April 26, 2014. / Photo by Ray Roa Hazily retro Santa Barbara natives, Gardens & Villa stopped by Tampa before their tour with Tycho continued on to Texas. Joined by Good Graeff and Dromes, the strong lineup immediately made my expectations unreasonably high, but they were exceeded and in the end, and everyone who was there... Read More

WE JUST GOT HOME: The Casket Girls ruled at Crowbar 03.19.14

Photo by: Brian Mahar | The Casket Girls at Crowbar in Ybor City, Fla. on March 19, 2014.

Photo by: Brian Mahar | The Casket Girls at Crowbar in Ybor City, Fla. on March 19, 2014. Photos by Brian Mahar  The Casket Girls really shouldn’t be allowed to be as sweet as they are.  The ladies — who played what felt like an abridged (but seductively stellar) set at Crowbar in Ybor City, Fla. on March 19, 2014 — have evolved by leaps and bounds since the... Read More

Queens of the Stone Age reign at The Mahaffey Theater

Josh homme performing with queens of the stone age - The Mahaffey Theater

Photo by Bridget Burke | The Mahaffey Theater Six feet, four inches of cock-rock swagger mushroom-stamped The Mahaffey Theater in St. Pete. And we liked it! The Like Clockwork incarnation of QOTSA featuring Josh Homme, John Theodore, Troy van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita, and Michael Schuman descended upon the quaint little Mahaffey and promptly smacked its saggy, old balls. Queens purists... Read More

LIVE REVIEW: Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival 2013 (w/ pics)


The seventh annual Bear Creek Music and Art Festival is a wrap, and per usual Big IV Productions pulled off another festival of epic proportions. Funk enthusiasts from across the country gathered at the Spirit of the Suwanee Music Park for what turned out to be one of the best, and certainly warmest Bear Creeks to date. Check out SubAp! 2011 Bear Creek Review here. The party... Read More

#SUBAPOFFLINE: FYA Fest at Backbooth


Follow Alyssa on Instagram (@xAlyssaRae) Much like we’ve down for other festivals like Riot Fest, SubAp! is gracious enough to have someone willing to share their live music experience with you.  This time it’s Alyssa Hernandez, who is in the 407 taking in FYA Fest where more than 30 bands are taking over Backbooth for the weekend. She’ll be using the hashtag... Read More

ALBUM REVIEW: Tracy Shedd – Arizona, see her for a free show at New World on Thursday


Tracy Shedd has a Sonic Youth cover where she takes what might be the band’s first big single – “Teenage Riot” – and flips it on its head, turning it into a sparse, acoustic-driven meditation that still shines with all of the melodic and emotional weight of the original composition.  The cover is at the very end of Shedd’s new album – Arizona (out now via New Granada... Read More

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