The Heard

Friday, May 18, 2018

R&B star Mýa is hosting a free meet and greet in Orlando tonight

Posted By on Fri, May 18, 2018 at 5:04 PM

In case you had plans for the early evening today, think about maybe canceling them, because Grammy-winning singer Mýa will be meeting and taking photos with fans to celebrate the opening of Bronze Kingdom's new location! And, of course, to mark the release of her new album TKO. Mýa will apparently...

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East West Music hosts huge BOGO used vinyl sale this Saturday

Posted By on Fri, May 18, 2018 at 5:03 PM

It's baaaaaaaaack. One of the few times in life you'll see the words "BOGO" and "vinyl" so close to one another. It can only mean that East-West Music & More is again holding their one-day sale that will is a fever dream for record collectors. This Saturday, from 10...

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Even without the beer showers, indie-rock heroes Guided by Voices are still rock & roll embodied

Posted By on Fri, May 18, 2018 at 4:51 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND Guided by Voices, The Social, May 16 Though they've calmed down quite a bit, Guided by Voices’ Orlando shows in particular are the stuff of legend, as this 2004 article by the Sentinel’s former music critic Jim Abbott details wonderfully. Around the turn of the millennium,...

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BØRNS and Florida native Twin Shadow will bring fall tour to Orlando

Posted By on Fri, May 18, 2018 at 12:36 PM

If you wanna fuel your "Electric Love," Orlando is the first stop on singer-songwriter and pop act BØRNS' fall North American tour. "Overnight Sensation" Garrett Borns will be hitting the road to promote his sophomore album Blue Madonna, joined by Florida native Twin Shadow. The tour comes to The Beacham...

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Swamp Sistas La La is an annual highlight of the Fringe outdoor stage

Posted By on Fri, May 18, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Besides all the famous theater madness, the Orlando Fringe Festival also has a lively music component on the festival grounds’ central lawn. And of all the showcases, one of the most notable is always the Swamp Sistas La La, the annual event for the artistic sorority led by Orlando...

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Sting and Shaggy to kick off co-headlining tour in Florida

Posted By on Thu, May 17, 2018 at 1:33 PM

Perhaps – no scratch that, definitely – the most unlikely pairing in pop music has been that of British rocker Sting and Jamaican superstar Shaggy. A musical partnership that yielded first the "Don't Make Me Wait" single and then the 4/20 release of the full album 44/876 is now entering...

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Severed+Said offer widescreen swamp techno at latest underground hotspot A-Shop

Posted By on Thu, May 17, 2018 at 12:39 PM

Severed+Said is part of a uniquely Floridian movement in dark electronics. Equally influenced by John Carpenter and dance-forward experimental stalwarts like Profligate, Severed+Said’s music and aesthetic is neck-deep in the flora, humidity and fucked noir underbelly of the Sunshine State. Less tropi-goth than widescreen swamp techno, John Touchton’s work...

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SR50 and El Diáspora team up for El Mercado at the Henao Center

Posted By on Thu, May 17, 2018 at 12:36 PM

Indefatigable cultural signal boosters SR50 Magazine and el Diáspora – the Latinx booking collective – unite for one powerhouse evening of art and music and awareness with el Mercado. Local activist groups like Planned Parenthood will be on hand, as will a clutch of artists and vendors tabling varied...

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Florida punk heavyweights Hot Water Music play two nights at the Social this weekend

Posted By on Thu, May 17, 2018 at 12:13 PM

For better or worse, Hot Water Music helped define what Florida punk sounded like during the ’90s and 2000s. Formed in Gainesville, the band’s brand of muscular yet melancholy riffs married to world-weary vocals and lyrics that blur the line between the personal and political is a defining feature...

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Cannabis Corpse brings hard riffs and bong hits to Will's Pub

Posted By on Thu, May 17, 2018 at 11:57 AM

So maybe “drink” is the wrong verb for this event, but we’re confident you can figure out what to do instead. Cannabis Corpse have been infusing death metal with weed jokes for more than a decade now, which would come off as forgettable schtick if they didn’t focus as...

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