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Lake Street Dive @ Austin City Limits Music Festival

WATCH: Lake Street Dive

Named after a section of dive bars in Minneapolis, MN, Lake Street Dive is dripping with vintage voice and a perfect balance of quirk, flirt and sass. The quartet met at the New England Conservatory of Music around 2004 and is now on a 31-city tour that finishes up in Australia and will be hitting […]

Capital Cities @ The Ritz Ybor

LOOK: Capital Cities at The Ritz Ybor – 10.23.14

Words by Stephanie Escalante. Photos by gtdmouse. After a short, humorous clip from front men Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian, Capital Cities came out on stage to a comfortably packed Ritz. Sporting sunglasses, Merchant rocked a black leather jacket; Simonian’s keyboard was accented with a MacBook. Capital Cities was every bit offbeat in that trademark […]

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Pre-Fest; aka make the most of the mid-week

She’s back. Pre-Fest, that mid week bacchanal of punk rock, good friends, and strong drinks (or not so strong drinks for our XXX friends) returns to Ybor City on Wednesday for two days of debauchery, and while the event keeps inching towards a selling out of tickets, there are still a lot of things you […]

Festival of Praise Tour @ USF SunDome

LOOK: Festival of Praise at USF SunDome – 10.16.14

Words by Stephanie Escalante. Photos by gtdmouse. It was not a Sunday, but it was a crowd full of Sunday best. Hundreds filled seats of the USF Sun Dome October 16th, for a highly anticipated night of uninhibited gospel music. The Festival of Praise, featuring gospel singers Donnie McClurkin and Fred Hammond drummed up a […]

Lykke Li @ House of Blues

LOOK: Lykke Li at House of Blues – 10.9.14

Words by Stephanie Escalante. Photos by gtdmouse. On Thursday, October 9th, Lykke Li took the stage at the House of Blues in Orlando, FL to perform for a not quite sold-out crowd ready to bop along to the Swedish songstress’ soft soprano. There was no insincere pandering or forced crowd-hypes. The guitar strums echoed, and […]

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Festival of Praise Tour @ USF SunDome

LOOK: Festival of Praise at USF SunDome – 10.16.14

Words by Stephanie Escalante. Photos by gtdmouse. It was not a Sunday, but it was a crowd full of Sunday best. Hundreds filled seats of the USF Sun Dome October 16th, for a highly anticipated night of uninhibited gospel music. The Festival of Praise, featuring gospel singers Donnie McClurkin and Fred Hammond drummed up a […]

Lykke Li @ House of Blues

LOOK: Lykke Li at House of Blues – 10.9.14

Words by Stephanie Escalante. Photos by gtdmouse. On Thursday, October 9th, Lykke Li took the stage at the House of Blues in Orlando, FL to perform for a not quite sold-out crowd ready to bop along to the Swedish songstress’ soft soprano. There was no insincere pandering or forced crowd-hypes. The guitar strums echoed, and […]

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LOOK: WASHED OUT AT THE RITZ 9.14

In our interview with Ernest Greene before his September 14th show, he spoke about what it was like doing the first few Washed Out live shows, “there were well established ways of DJing, and of course well established ways of attempting the live band. I was doing was somewhere in between both of those, so I kind of […]

LISTEN: Lee Fields – “Still Gets Me Down,” order his new 45 now

For some reason or another, I found myself listening to a lot of Lee Fields this weekend. Maybe it was the cool weather. Maybe it was the buzz I’d been earning since Friday night. Either way, the Saturday/Sunday soul session proved itself to be rather serendipitous because a the announcement of a new 45 from […]

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WORKSPACE WEEK: Commune + Co.’s Joel Davis explains pressure brewed coffee, the Float Life, why Tampa is important, and more

It’s been said that the ideas in your head will rule your world. You couldn’t find a better in-the-flesh example of that than in one Joel Davis. The founder of Tampa-based community/coffee enthusiast collective Commune + Co. doesn’t even have a brick & mortar location. Instead, he uses pop up shops to share his better-be-patented […]

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