Tortuga Festival is not only a great place to get great food, have a few drinks, and party with some friends while listening to amazing music, but it is also for a good cause. The founder, Rock the Ocean Foundation aims to raise money to save our oceans. Yesterday was an amazing turnout with what en ... More >>
Starting tomorrow Tortuga Music Festival will be taking over Fort Lauderdale. Artists ranging from Grace Potter, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, and G. Love and Special Sauce to Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Avett Brothers, and Kenny Chesney will be playing right smack dab on the beach. Aside ... More >>
As two buds in Urbana, Illinois, then playing as the Bluegrassholes, Jeff Austin and Dave Johnston probably never imagined they would one day form the prized gem of the modern bluegrass scene. A chance meeting at a club in Nederland, Colorado, landed the duo a bassist with Ben Kaufmann and a guit ... More >>
This is not much of a heads-up: The Avett Brothers perform tonight at 8 at Sunset Cove Amphitheater. But hey, you're getting more preparation time than I had when I stumbled upon their set at Orlando Calling this year when I found out about them. I caught them a couple of songs in. Whenever someo ... More >>
Music vet and New Times scribe Lee Zimmerman offers his insights, opinions and observations about the local scene. This week: The world and its realities often intrude, but music remains my mantra. Bob Seger once said "Rock 'n' roll never forgets." I'm reminded of that because I caught Seger ... More >>
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