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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Swamp jazz guitarist Walter Parks to ramble into the Blue Bamboo Center later this month

Posted By on Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 11:05 AM

Florida native and guitarist Walter Parks has a long and impressive musical resume, including a stint as sideman to legendary guitarist Richie Havens. But Parks is very much a creative force in his own right, and is coming to Florida later this month with a bag full of swampy,...

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Metal-pedigreed shoegaze band Timelost land in Orlando like a celestial storm

Posted By on Tue, Feb 11, 2020 at 5:02 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND Timelost, Witchbender and Sad Halen at Will’s Pub, Feb. 10 The latest effort by local promoter Endoxa Booking to break interesting new acts in Orlando was Timelost, a shoegaze band with metal cred. No longer just a long-distance file-sharing side project, Timelost is the creative child...

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South Carolina Americana standouts Shovels & Rope dig in to Orlando's the Social this week

Posted By on Tue, Feb 11, 2020 at 12:09 PM

There are few acts in modern roots music as distinctive as Shovels & Rope. Like the White Stripes of Americana, the South Carolina power couple of Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent have risen in recent years to become one of the standard-bearers of the new classic American sound....

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Orlando garage-rock heroes the Delusionaires make a rare appearance at Will's Pub this weekend

Posted By on Tue, Feb 11, 2020 at 12:06 PM

Sodden yet snazzy Central Floridian garage-rock icons the Delusionaires are reconvening just in time for Valentine’s weekend to mark 20 years of dapper chaos. The band, counting among its membership scene lifers like Nadeem Khan and Jim Ivy, as well as Artie Mondello and Winthrop Fist, deal in sleazy...

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Belgian industrial legends Front 242 announce tour stop in Central Florida in October

Posted By on Tue, Feb 11, 2020 at 12:02 PM

Belgian EBM icons Front 242 created some of the best dancefloor-fillers during the early-1990s resurgence of industrial music. Earworms like "Headhunter" would get stuck in your head for days. The band enjoyed a good deal of stateside success, even playing the third Lollapalooza tour. And now the group has...

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Monday, February 10, 2020

So close, yet so far! Orlando's own Backstreet Boys announce Tampa tour stop in September

Posted By on Mon, Feb 10, 2020 at 1:32 PM

Hopefully you want it this way, because Backstreet’s back. The 1990s boy band sensation Backstreet Boys announced an extension of their DNA World Tour, and they're coming to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Sunday, Sept. 27. If you can’t make it to this one, you have two more...

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Janet Jackson announces 'Black Diamond' tour stop in Orlando this June

Posted By on Mon, Feb 10, 2020 at 12:33 PM

Summer concerts are much more bearable indoors, but it’ll get plenty hot when Janet Jackson comes to Orlando this summer. Live Nation has just announced that Janet Jackson will return to Orlando on Friday, June 26, for a concert at the Amway Center. It’s the 53-year-old pop icon’s first...

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Band of the Week: Sad Halen

Posted By on Mon, Feb 10, 2020 at 9:00 AM

Sad Halen is playing Will's Pub on Feb. 10 wih Timelost and Witchbender.

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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Will's Pub appearance by Horse Jumper of Love also brings peeks at new Orlando bands Daisy-Chain and Future Ghost

Posted By on Sun, Feb 9, 2020 at 10:58 AM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND Horse Jumper of Love, Daisy Chain and Future Ghost at Will’s Pub, Feb. 6 The featured import of the latest Ugly Orange concert was Run for Cover Records band Horse Jumper of Love, who were making their Florida debut. Heroes of the Boston house-show scene, they’re...

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Prince Royce to do in-store appearance at Park Ave. CDs this week

Posted By on Thu, Feb 6, 2020 at 3:03 PM

We had to do a double-take on this one, but it's true! Dominican-American pop star Prince Royce may be playing a proper show in Orlando at Hard Rock Live in May, but he's set to touch down in Orlando this very week for a very rare and exclusive meet-and-greet at record...

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