Concert Reviews

In The Forest: Hulaween Music and Arts Festival 2016 Review

  In a forest along the Suwannee River, there are a precious few days when freedom, peace and equality all come together under the power of music. It’s an environment where inhibitions do not exist, where nobody is a stranger. Communities like this didn’t disappear with the flower generation some fifty years ago. Instead, they […]

“Black Panther” claws its way to greatness

Review: Harpeth Rising

Harpeth Rising plays as harmonious and powerful as rushing water with influences in roots, Appalachian, rock and bluegrass music. Their music captivates while enticing the mind to go into a tranquil trance, just like the river they are named after. The Nashville-based folk band returned to The Hideaway Café off Central Avenue in St. Petersburg […]

Review: Tangerine Blues Festival

Music, great food and carnival rides brought the Gulfport community together for the 7th annual Tangerine Blues Fest, on Sept. 27-28. The Winghouse girls brought their infamous chicken wings. Melt & Co made gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. Pipo’s had whole roasted pigs, smoked ribs and chicken. Other vendors offered hand-rolled pretzels, hand dipped ice cream, […]

Review: Whigfest revolutionizes St. Pete’s festival scene

In its second year, Whigfest Music and Arts Festival, put on by St. Petersburg record label Attic Records over President’s Day weekend, effectively channeled the energy of our country’s early rebels to revolutionize the local festival scene. Anchored in the courtyard at Jannus Live, the festival opened up to three surrounding venues, MacDinton’s, Mandarin Hide […]

Don’t Stop St. Pete unites local indie scene

[wzslider autoplay=”true” info=”true”] Members of the St. Petersburg indie music scene are a tightly knit bunch. On Saturday, Oct. 5, hundreds of musicians, promoters, local business owners, photographers, writers, and simple enjoyers of good music turned out in support of the first Don’t Stop St. Pete music and arts festival — reinforcing the scene’s strong […]

Grizzly Bear and Majical Cloudz enchant Ybor

Grizzly Bear returned to Florida for the first time in seven years on June 19, playing the first of a two-show jaunt at The Ritz Ybor in Tampa to a nearly sold out crowd. The group Majical Cloudz opened for the Bear. Self-described “musical project and performance event,” the two-piece seemed to have caught the […]