The Heard

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Wander the brick streets at the Sanford Porchfest, where bands play free all day

Posted By on Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 2:58 PM

For the last couple of years, the residents of Downtown Sanford have been showing us the meaning of community unity with the annual Sanford Porchfest. This free event is a unique grass-roots music festival hosting a lineup of local artists who perform on private porches around the downtown area....

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Turkish gothic band She Past Away to play exclusive Florida show in Orlando in September

Posted By on Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 2:58 PM

Crossover Turkish post-punk stars She Past Away are returning to Florida later this year, still riding high on their sell-out show in Tampa last year. Like last time around, they're only playing one show in the Sunshine State, but this time around it's at the Abbey right here in...

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Willie Nelson is on the road again, and he's stopping in Orlando Friday night

Posted By on Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 1:10 PM

As the man himself famously sings, country icon Willie Nelson is currently “on the road again” and this particular leg of the Red Headed Stranger’s never-ending tour winds down at the Dr. Phil on Friday. Nelson is a one-off in our culture; artistically he’s a cross between George Gershwin...

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Fake Four rapper Ceschi tops a deep bill of left-field Florida talent at Will's Thursday

Posted By on Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 12:56 PM

The one and only Ceschi may top the marquee, but this concert is essentially a jammed showcase for leading alternative rap label Fake Four Inc., probably the most boundary-pushing hip-hop imprint alive with a roster of dazzling diversity. A fiery collision of hip-hop and folk-punk, a performance by headliner...

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In-Between Series kicks off 2020 by blasting faces with the noise beat of Bl_ank

Posted By on Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 12:35 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND Bl_ank at the In-Between Series, Feb. 17 Downtown experimental music serial the In-Between Series just kicked off its 2020 season with one of its most intense chapters yet. Capitalizing on the touring migration bonanza caused by Miami’s big annual International Noise Conference, the latest feature was...

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Primus to pay tribute to Rush with live 'A Tribute to Kings' show in Orlando this June

Posted By on Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 1:10 PM

Primus have announced dates for a big North American tour starting in May, and the band's sole Florida appearance on this trek will be here in Orlando. Now, that's notable news enough on its own, but there's more to this particular tour. These shows, dubbed "A Tribute to Kings,"...

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Sunset Music Festival returns to Central Florida this May with a heavy lineup of EDM and dance music stars

Posted By on Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 11:59 AM

Sunset Music Festival, or “Sunset 2.0” as it's being rebranded now, dropped its first wave of 2020 artists early Monday, Feb. 17. All-star DJs and EDM producers like Rezz, Seven Lions, Adventure Club, Champagne Drip and Green Velvet are just a handful of artists that will fill the Raymond...

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Philadelphia noise-rock contenders Plaque Marks ravage Will's Pub with Wreath and Throwin Up

Posted By on Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 11:41 AM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND Plaque Marks, Wreath and Throwin Up at Will’s Pub, Feb. 16 Shining yet another bright spotlight into the heavy rock netherworld, Orlando promoter Endoxa Booking just featured Plaque Marks from Philadelphia, the capital of heavy music it seems these days. Of all the bands in the...

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Insomniac addresses the future of EDC Orlando, and it could mean good news for the city's music scene

Posted By on Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 9:30 AM

In his annual State of Insomniac post, Electric Daisy Carnival founder Pasquale Rotella confirmed the massive electric music festival will be headed back to Orlando this fall. This will be the 10th year of EDC Orlando. In that time, the parent company behind the festival has rapidly expanded, becoming...

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Larry Ochs returns to Orlando with his improv-jazz group the Fictive Five in March

Posted By on Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 2:37 PM

Free-jazz wildman and saxophonist Larry Ochs is returning to the City Beautiful soon with his Fictive Five ensemble, an all-star brigade of savvy players that includes Nate Woolley and Harris Eisenstadt. Ochs has become a thankfully familiar face on Orlando stages, appearing in the last couple of years with...

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