FESTIVAL REVIEW: ANTIWARPT 2012

The Mountain Goats play State Theatre on July 28, 2012 as a part of Antiwarpt 2012 in St. Petersburg, Fla. | Photo by: Kelley Jackson // Lucy Pearl Photo © Regrettably, this post comes in a bit tardy, but it’s still noteworthy as the third installment of the Antiwarpt Music Festival was certainly worth celebrating.  Staging a massive, multi-venue 12-hour music festival is no easy task, but organizers once again put together a successful lineup... Read More

FESTIVAL REVIEW: WMNF’s 31st Annual Tropical Heatwave (Plus Top 55 Photos)

By: David Wolfson, Nicole Kibert, Kelley Jackson, Brian Mahar, and Ray Roa When the dust settles after WMNF’s annual bacchanalia of music, food, drink, and friends — aka Tropical Heatwave – it’s clear that the one-day festival (which celebrated its 31st birthday last month) is an irreplaceable asset to the Tampa Bay community.  In essence, the soiree achieves much of what most local promoters try to do year round, which is... Read More

LOOK: Spiller reunion show at New World Brewery 04.07.12 (Feat. The Semis + Jensen Serf Co.)

Spiller plays New World Brewery on April 7, 2012. | Photo by: Nicole Kibert © Reunion shows always have a special vibe.  They usually mean that there was something extra special about the past that is simply impossible to ignore in the present.  They represent reconnection, and more importantly, they have the potential to expose a new audience to high quality art that was meant to endure forever.  All that, and then some, happened on Saturday... Read More

Spiller announce reunion show at New World Brewery on April 7

Formed in 1996 from the ashes of singer/guitarist John McNicholas’ original punk outfit Lie, Spiller made quite the impression on the Bay area’s musical landscape during their heyday almost a decade ago.  Gold Leader (which was released on Super6 Records way back when) is an extremely charming set and marked by crunchy, grungy guitars buoyed by Marcus McCord’s bouncy, yet brawny bass lines.  It’s all heavily garnished with the band’s... Read More

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