See some of the best local bands for free at This Little Underground's showcase at FMF

The city’s largest and longest-running music festival has again invited Orlando Weekly music column This Little Underground to be a guest curator. For the third year in a row, the TLU showcase takes over the Social with a fresh selection of vetted homegrown acts worthy of more attention than they’ve received. In the headlining spot this year is the sweet grit of garage-soul act the Sh-Booms, who’ve made the most turbo reboot in recent memory with mighty new frontwoman Brenda Radney and are currently one of Orlando’s best bands to discover – and now, rediscover. Reverist is an indie-pop act whose skyscraping synths and gigantic melodies are as prime for breakout as it gets. Panther Camp earns their spot by doing anthem punk the right way: soaring, strong and straight down the line. The union of noted MC Jorok and pure songbird Kristen Warren, Project Eden is the kind of peanut-butter-and-chocolate magic you hope for when hip-hop and soul get together. And Mike Dunn is an esteemed veteran who’s recently gotten back in the game to reclaim his own roots-rock crown. Together, they’re a cross-section of Orlando music that deserves some more ears. And what’s that, Scrooge? Oh, yeah, it’s FREE.

with the Sh-Booms, Mike Dunn, Project Eden, Reverist, Panther Camp | 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21 | The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave. | 407-246-1419 | floridamusicfestival.com | free

About The Author

Bao Le-Huu

Music columnist.
Scroll to read more Orlando Music News articles
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.

Newsletters

Join Orlando Weekly Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.