New Orlando concert listings [Austra, Two Man Gentleman Band, Yelle, OFF!, more]

Aug. 19: Wolfhunter, Demons, Hyimn, Six Dead Horses, Sluggard (Will’s)

Aug. 31: Cats in the Basement, Alias Punch, Fancy Rat (Will’s)

Sept. 9: Dave Barnes (Plaza)

Sept. 16: Two Man Gentleman Band, Damion Suomi (Redlight)

Sept. 29: The Aggrolites (Social)

Oct. 4: 3 Doors Down, Theory of a Deadman, Pop Evil (Hard Rock Live)

Oct. 9: Midnight, Hot Graves, Druid Lord, Demons (Will’s)

Oct. 12: MC Chris (Social)

Oct. 21: OFF!, Cerebral Ballzy (Back Booth)

Nov. 1: Austra, Grimes, Emily Reo (Back Booth)

Nov. 30: Edgar Winter (Plaza)

Dec. 3: Yelle (Social)

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New Orlando concert listings (Woolly Bushmen EP release, Das Racist, Dream Theater, Odd Future, Whores, more)

The winners of the “Best New Band” award in this year’s Orlando Music News OMNi Awards, the Woolly Bushmen, celebrate the release of their debut EP with a show at Uncle Lou’s on Aug. 11.

 

Aug. 11: Woolly Bushmen EP release, Zap Dragon & the Attack (Uncle Lou’s)

Aug. 12: Tam Tam, Piss Shivers, Thee Wilt Chamberlin (Uncle Lou’s)

Aug. 13: The Broken Inn, Stimulus Nimbus (McRaney’s)

Aug. 16: Roadkill Ghost Choir, Last Good Tooth, Little Lo (Back Booth)

Aug. 20: “What Wouldstock Jambando?” (Plaza)

Aug. 21: Southern Fried Sunday: Lonesome City Travelers, the Mud Flappers, Kitschy Kittens (Will’s)

Aug. 23: Liquid Spiral (Social)

Aug. 25: Whole Wheat Bread (Firestone)

Aug. 25: Adam Balbo, Chris Zabriskie, Marc with a C (McRaney’s)

Aug. 26: Daryl Hance (McRaney’s)

Aug. 26: Tightey Whiteys, Unit Shifters, Random Encounter, Essence D’Ame (Hard Rock Live)

Aug. 30: Zuva, Inity (Social)

Sept. 9: Deleted Scenes, Great Deceivers, the Broken Inn (Will’s)

Sept. 10: SMB Project, Plain Jane Automobile, RUG, Potsie (House of Blues)

Sept. 24: Eisley, Marksmen, Christie Dupree (Social)

Sept. 27: Whores, Bob on Blonde, Paper Street Soap Company (Will’s)

Sept. 28: Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers, Jon McLaughlin, Amy Lennard (Social)

Oct. 7: Das Racist (Firestone)

Oct. 7: Death Cab for Cutie, Telekenisis (Florida Theatre – JACKSONVILLE)

Oct. 8: Childish Gambino (Plaza)

Oct. 14: Nappy Roots (Social)

Oct. 23: Dream Theater, Trivium (Hard Rock Live)

Nov. 3: Odd Future (Beacham)

Nov. 5: Between the Buried and Me, Animals as Leaders, Tesseract (Beacham)

Nov. 11: Benise (Plaza)

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New Orlando concert listings (Arctic Monkeys, Yuck, Paul Collins, New Pornographers, Two Piece Mini Fest, KEN Mode, Thrice, Royal Bangs, Hunx & his Punx, Bright Eyes, and a WHOLE LOT more)

This Hunx and His Punx photo was stolen from a great write-up of the band in Trebuchet magazine. One can only hope for this much sexy goodness when the band hits Will’s on Sept. 10.

Alright, I’ll admit it: I’ve been less than diligent over the past couple of weeks when it comes to updating the concert listings. I WILL NEVER DO THAT AGAIN, because when I leave them alone for a couple of weeks, man they sure do pile up. And when it’s coming up on a mega-packed Fall concert calendar, they really pile up. So, without further apologies or adieu, here’s a whole bunch of recent (and, uh, not-so-recent) concert announcements:

Aug. 3: BJ Barham (WIll’s)

Aug. 4: Color by Deluxe, Howling Owls (Tom & Jerry’s) (!)

Aug. 4: Big City Bombers (Taste)

Aug. 4: Chuck Cannon, Tim Bradley, Bronze Radio Return (Social)

Aug. 5: Van Gumby, Alias Punch, Tam Tam (Copper Rocket)

Aug. 5: Nu Era, Traverser, Razorz Edge, Murderfly (Hard Rock Live)

Aug. 5: The Die Tryins, Greenland Is Melting, Sterling Schroeder, Cassandra Wilcox (Will’s)

Aug. 5: Rug, Say Never, Soulswitch, Lovejuice (Social)

Aug. 6: The Soul Birds, the Groves (Back Booth0

Aug. 10: Shit Robot (Firestone)

Aug. 10: Citycop, City Of Ifa, Henrietta, Ten-Fifty, Conquer (Hoops)

Aug. 12: The Panhandler, Adam Goodrich (Austin’s)

Aug. 12: Neon NiteClub, Britt Daley (Will’s)

Aug. 13: Off With Their Heads, Dead To Me, The Riot Before (Back Booth)

Aug. 13: Blair Crimmins & the Hookers, the Cook Trio (Will’s)

Aug. 13: Matt Butcher (Social)

Aug. 17: Basements of Florida, Hungry Gayze, Flashlights (Hoops)

Aug. 17: Dead Prez (Social)

Aug. 18: La Banda Algarete (Social)

Aug. 19: Mandy Sloan (Austin’s)

Aug. 19: Billy Wright (McRaney’s)

Aug. 20: Woody Pines (McRaney’s)

Aug. 22: The Chop Tops (Social)

Aug. 24: The Appleseed Cast (Social)

Aug. 24: Viva Le Vox, The 1, 4 ,5′s, Jonathan Silva, Joshua Pearson (Will’s)

Aug. 24: Chiddy Bang, Big Sean (UCF Arena)

Aug. 25: Rayland Baxter (Plaza)

Aug. 26: Bloody Jug Band, Roadkill Ghost Choir, DC Wilson (Will’s)

Aug. 26: Two Piece Mini Fest (Social)

Aug. 27: Orange Avenue Jam (Social)

Aug. 28: Holiday Shores (Will’s)

Sept. 2: Kelly Craven, Zap Dragon & the Attack (Austin’s)

Sept. 4-13: Accidental Music Festival

Sept. 5: John Vanderslice, the Pauses (McRaney’s)

Sept. 5: Cough, Fire in the Cave, Druid Lord, Swamp Ruins (Will’s)

Sept. 8: Chet Samuels (Social)

Sept. 9: Guttermouth (Back Booth0

Sept. 10: Alex Goot, Tiffany Alvord, Luke Conard (Social)

Sept. 10: Hunx and His Punx (Will’s)

Sept. 11: Bright Eyes (House of Blues)

Sept. 11: Woodsman, Fever, Hear Hums (Will’s)

Sept. 15: Bob Schneider (Social)

Sept. 16: Spam Allstars (Social)

Sept. 18: Paul Collins, Garbo’s Daughter, the Woolly Bushmen (Will’s)

Sept. 18: Meat Puppets (Social)

Sept. 18: Atmosphere, Evidence, Blueprint (Beacham)

Sept. 23: Fake Problems, Guy Harvey (Back Booth)

Sept. 23: Tab Benoit (Plaza)

Sept. 27: Enter the Haggis (Plaza)

Sept. 29: Langhorne Slim (Will’s)

Oct. 5: Junior Boys (Social)

Oct. 5: Weird Al Yankovic (Hard Rock Live)

Oct. 7: Arctic Monkeys (Hard Rock Live)

Oct. 8: Thrice (Beacham)

Oct. 8: KEN Mode, Atlas Moth, Khann, Hollow Leg, Orbweaver (WIll’s)

Oct. 10: Yuck (Social)

Oct. 13: New Pornographers, Telekinesis (Becham)

Oct. 13: P.S. I Love You (Back Booth0

Oct. 14: Royal Bangs, Bear Hands (Back Booth)

Oct. 27: The Drums (Social)

Nov. 6: March Fourth Marching Band (Plaza)

Nov. 12: Ether, Euro-Asia (Will’s)

Nov. 15: AP Tour: Four Year Strong, Gallows, Title Fight (Social)

Nov. 30: Airborne Toxic Event (Beacham)

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SEEN LAST NIGHT: The Sh’Booms (Orlando Weekly ‘Best of Orlando’ Party @ Beacham, July 13, 2011)

I only managed to snap a couple shots, but this was the scene:

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Here are the winners of the First Annual Orlando Music News OMNi Awards

Thanks to everyone who voted. More than 8,000 votes were cast, which I’m pretty sure is a whole lot. Congratulations to the winners, of course, but also to all of the nominees; the nomination process yielded a diverse cross-section of possibilities for all of the categories, making the poll itself that much better.

Now, on to the winners. I’ve listed the top vote-getter, and second- and third-place. I’ve also noted what percentage of the vote the top three got, as well as listing out the remaining nominees in alphabetical order. And yes, even though in several of the categories there was a vote differential when there wasn’t a percentage differential, I was predisposed to hand out ties. Read on:

Best Band/Artist Overall

The Silver Fleece

(15%)
  • Second Place: The Bloody Jug Band (13%)
  • Third Place: Thomas Wynn & the Believers (12%)
  • Other nominees (60%): Alias Punch, Kaleigh Baker, Peter Baldwin, Goodrich & the Die Tryin’s, Great Deceivers, Jubal’s Kin, Khann, Andy Matchett & the Minks, Shak Nasti, the Tenant, Yogurt Smoothness

Best New Band (formed 2010/2011)

The Woolly Bushmen

(14%)
  • Second Place (tie): Goodrich & the Die Tryin’s and Neon NiteClub (12% each)
  • Third Place: Andrew Shepard & the Roadkill Ghost Choir (11%)
  • Other nominees (51%): A.T.T.I.C., Beebs and Her Money Makers, Fever, Howling Owls, Kid Taco & the Macho Nachos, Potsie, Soul Birds, Soul InSanity, Southern Nights, Wet Nurse, Zap Dragon & the Attack

Best Old Band (formed before 2010)

Mike Dunn & the Kings of New England

(14%)
  • Second Place: Thomas Wynn & the Believers (13%)
  • Third Place: Alias Punch (10%)
  • Other nominees (63%): The Broken Inn, Matt Butcher & the Revolvers, Great Deceivers, Hot Hands, An Introduction to Sunshine, Khann, The Legendary J.C.’s, Andy Matchett & the Minks, the Pauses, Shak Nasti, Slippery Slopes, Solillaquists of Sound, Tam Tam the Sandwichman & the Magical Sugar Cookies, Telethon, Yip-Yip, Yogurt Smoothness

Best Solo Act

D.C. Wilson

(17%)
  • Second Place (tie): Chris Burns and Kyle Cox (10% each)
  • Third Place: Thomas Wynn (8%)
  • Other Nominees (55%): Kaleigh Baker, Peter Baldwin, Matt Butcher, Kelly Craven, Britt Daley, Dark Sea of Awareness, Michele Lane, Marc with a C, Joseph Martens, Maximino, Drew Yardis

Best Live Act

Thomas Wynn & the Believers

(19%)
  • Second Place: Andy Matchett & the Minks (14%)
  • Third Place: Alias Punch (11%)
  • Other Nominees (56%): Peter Baldwin, Beebs & Her Money Makers, The Broken Inn, funkUs, the Ludes, No Qualms, Shak Nasti, Andrew Shepard & the Roadkill Ghost Choir, Tam Tam the Sandwichman & the Magical Sugar Cookies, Telethon, Yip-Yip

Best Local Release

Kaleigh Baker – The Weight of It All

(16%)
  • Second Place: Alias Punch – New Shade of Blue (13%)
  • Third Place (tie): Andy Matchett & the Minks – Apple Tree Circle and The Pauses – A Cautionary Tale (12% each)
  • Other Nominees (47%): Peter Baldwin – In Vodville, Caffieinds – Redneck Hottub Time Machine, Howling Owls – When Tipsy Turns Somber, An Introduction to Sunshine – Snow Tire EP, Khann – Erode, Marc with a C – Motherfuckers Be Bullshittin’, Damion Suomi & the Minor Prophets – Go And Sell All of Your Things, Wet Nurse – EP
 

Best Venue for Local Music

Will’s Pub

(51%)
  • Second Place (tie): The Social and Back Booth (11% each)
  • Third Place: The Plaza Theater (10%)
  • Other Nominees (17%): The Haven, Hoops, Peacock Room, Redlight Redlight, Tanqueray’s, Uncle Lou’s

Best Supporter of Local Music

WPRK

(18%)
  • Second Place (tie): Park Ave CDs and Orlando Music News (14% each)
  • Third Place (tie): Will Walker and Jessica Pawli (12% each)
  • Other Nominees (30%): Norse Korea, Parafora Presents, Kyle Raker, Swamburger, Tierney Tough, Dave Zimlinghaus

General Awesomeness

Bob on Blonde

(19%)
  • Second Place: Lonesome City Travelers (13%)
  • Third Place: Junkie Rush (8%)
  • Other Nominees (60%): Abuse, Circus, Dr. Moonstien, Emergency Pizza Party, Garbo’s Daughter, Gargamel, Gloriosa, Grave Return, LARF, Danny Leggett, the Mud Flappers, the Plush Monsters, Random Encounter, Ratham Stone, SNAFU, SSLOT, Unit Shifters
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More great Orlando rock photography from Jim Leatherman’s 25+ years in the trenches

A few months ago, I posted about the photos that Jim Leatherman has been sharing with his friends and colleagues on Facebook, and, with his permission, posted a handful of those photos on the site. Well, apparently Jim got a little more time to spend with his scanner, as he’s recently been indulging in Round 2 of sharing his archives. These photos are just fantastic; as with the last batch, there are a few shots of Rob Thomas/Tabitha’s Secret in there, but this batch has a lot more national acts. (I also included a handful of out-of-town shots, mainly because I have a deep, nostalgic fondness for the awesomeness of the Einstein A-Go-Go.) You knew Green Day played Club Nowhere (what is now Redlight Redlight), right? Some of you do, but I know that a lot of you don’t. Check out shots from that show, and lots more, after the jump:

The Aarontones @ Johnny’s Rockin’ Bistro 1993 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Braille Closet – 1987 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Bughead – 1994 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Butthole Surfers (Gibby Haynes) @ Clearwater Natl Guard Armory 5-22-1987 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Choke – 1996 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Craven A @ Decade’s – Orlando FL Sept 1988 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Die Kreuzen (Dan Kubinski) @ The Beach Club 1-29-1989 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

firehose (w/Thurston Moore in the background!) @ Einstein A Go Go (Jacksonville Beach) 11-14-1986 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Flaming Lips (Wayne Coyne) @ The Saratoga Hotel Orlando 11-21-1987 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Green Day @ Club Nowhere (now known as Redlight Redlight) 1-24-1993 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

The Hatebombs band portrait @ Central Florida Fairgrounds 1994 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Henry Rollins @ Einstein A Go Go (Jacksonville Beach) 8-22-1986 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

John David Baldridge @ Below Zero 4-11-1987 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion @ The Sapphire 1998 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Kilkenny Cats playing at a showing of ‘Athens, GA Inside Out’ at the Enzian – 1986 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Low, in front of the Sapphire – 1998 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Luna – In Store Performance At Bad Mood Records 4-25-1994 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Plain Jane Automobile (Bob Hershberger) @ Spatz, Sept 2001 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Plain Jane Automobile @ Spatz – Winter Park FL Sept 2001 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Potential Frenzy @ Johnny’s Rockin’ Bistro 1993 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

The Riddlers @ The Beachclub August 1990 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Rocket 88 – 1994 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Sleepyhead – 1991 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Slow – 1991 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Sonic Youth @ Einstein A Go Go (Jacksonville Beach) 11-14-1986 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Stumble – 1985 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Stumble @ “Kite Day” Loch Haven Art Center 1985 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Sugarcubes @ Visage 9-4-1988 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Tabitha’s Secret @ Club Nowhere 5-19-1994 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Target Earth – 1987 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Tori Amos @ Beacham Theatre 8-17-1992 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

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20+ years of Orlando rock ‘n’ roll photography, through the lens of Jim Leatherman

So, back in March, local photographer Jim Leatherman began casually uploading to Facebook some of the shots he’s taken around the Orlando music scene over the years. These photos are, in a word, amazing. Not just for the time-machine factor, but because Leatherman is a pretty great photographer. Still, it’s also remarkable to note not just how much things have changed in Orlando over the last few decades, but also how much as remained the same.

There are so many familiar faces in these shots – and not just the guys like a pre-Matchbox 20 Rob Thomas – because so many of these folks are still working hard to contribute to this city’s music scene. Also worth noting: the high caliber of the touring acts that have played in our humble burg throughout the years. Yeah, Pearl Jam at the Edge … Mudhoney at Beach Club … but was there seriously a festival in town that featured the Poster Children and Volcano Suns on the same bill? Damn. Orlando’s had it going on for a while, I guess.

Jim kindly gave me permission to repost some of the photos here, because I think they’re definitely worth sharing. I hope you’ll agree.  And, if you’ve got some archival shots of Orlando’s music scene you’d like to share on this site, please just let me know. I’d love to post them.

Archers of Loaf – The Edge (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Blue Eyes, Crowbar, 1998 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Denature (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Kevn Kinney, Go Lounge, March 31, 1994 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Michael Bradley (Alabaster) at the Beach Club (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Michael McRaney (Braille Closet, 1988) (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Mark Arm (Mudhoney), Beach Club, 1992 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Patrick Scott Barnes, Will’s Pub, 1999 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Pearl Jam @ the Edge, April 24, 1992 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Slow (final show, March 3, 1994, Fern Park Station) (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Stereolab in-store @ Park Ave CDs, May 26, 2000 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Superchunk outside of Park Ave CDs, Nov. 19, 1999 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Swamburger (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Tabitha’s Secret on Park Avenue in Winter Park, 1994 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Two Far Gone, 1986 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Uncle Tupelo, Sapphire Supper Club (photo by Jim Leatherman)

Wellville, 1998 (photo by Jim Leatherman)

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Florida musician Jeff Snow needs your help … for a very good cause

I don’t know Jeff Snow, but I’m betting more than a few of you do. The Lake Worth drummer has played in the past with the likes of Mike Dunn & the Kings of New England and John Ralston, and as opposed to the normal fundraising pleas that go out from musicians, this one is a bit more serious.

From The HoneyComb.com:

Harrison was born on Nov. 1st, 2010 to Jeff and Susan Snow. He was a big and beautiful boy, weighing in at 8lbs, 9oz and 21” long. Immediately after his birth, Harrison began experiencing breathing difficulties. After a few hours in the hospital’s NICU, he was moved to a more comprehensive NICU facility and diagnosed with a diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). Four months, four hospitals, and five surgeries later, and they are still not home. Progress has been slow, but we are hopeful that with the latest edition of Harrison’s trach, he will be home soon.

But as you can imagine, the expense of being in and out of hospitals for four months must be an added stress to Jeff and Susan. The Snow family would never ask for this on their own…but they have SO many people who love them and want to help and do not know how. This kind gesture will hopefully give them some small amount of relief amidst this most difficult time. The family will forever be grateful for your generous heart.
PLEASE DONATE HERE
**All donated funds are directly deposited into Jeff and Susan’s paypal account for ongoing medical expenses, travel expenses, extra living expenses, etc.

Read about this amazing family at Caringbridge
TODAYMoms: Sonogram Proves That You’re Never Too Young To Rock 
NewTimes: Local Musicians’ Baby A Prenatal Metalhead 
NewTimes: The Ladies of Invisible Music Have Very Visible Baby Bumps

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Grab a free comp from So. Fla label Livid Records

A little out of our jurisdiction, but worth grabbing (for free!). The folks down at Livid Records in Boca have put together a fine, 25-track compilation of bands on their roster, and it’s a doozy. In addition to Orlando faves like Miami’s Lil Daggers and Furious Dudes, there are notable bands from all over Florida and the WORLD. Mixtape Vol. 1 is available for free at Livid’s Bandcamp page; check it out:


Bands on the comp include:

  • The Crumbs (Miami)
  • Jon Cougar Concentration Camp (San Diego)
  • Pine Tarts (Canada)
  • Lil Daggers (Miami)
  • Geoff Useless (Portsmouth)
  • End of Power (San Diego)
  • Furious Dudes (Miami)
  • Pool Party (Iceland)
  • The Getback (Miami)
  • The Illustrated (Sarasota)
  • Daze (Switzerland)
  • Bulletproof Tiger (Miami)
  • Zero Cool (Canada)
  • Glocca Morra (Philadelphia)
  • Space Station 5 (Miami)
  • The Shrubs (Miami)
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New Granada’s SXSW showcase featured on the front page of the festival’s site

 

Well, well, well. It looks like Tampa’s New Granada Records is gonna be doing pretty well for themselves out in Austin in a couple of weeks. The label’s official South By Southwest showcase – a Florida extravaganza featuring the Pauses(Orlando), Sunbears! (Jacksonville), Sleepy Vikings (Tampa), King of Spain(Tampa), New Roman Times (ex-Orlando, now-Austin), and, uh, Venice Is Sinking (Athens) – is the front-page feature on the SXSW site today. Justifiably, the writeup talks about how great the label and the bands are. Bearing witness, this 12-track free sampler:

But what the SXSW folks don’t tell you – because they haaaaaaaaaaate day parties – is that New Granada is also putting on one hell of a day party. It’s going down on the same day (and at the same venue) as their official showcase, and it’s gonna be a humdinger, with Joan of Arc (!!), Versus (!!!!), Sarah JaffeStagDenison Witmer, and Dignan. Holy crap, you guys. Way to roll hard. Now, the Pauses can say that Joan of Arc opened for them.

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