June, 2011

On Sundays The Harriet Himmel Becomes a (Rocking) Church.

By at June 30, 2011 | 2:24 am | 0 Comment

Though it's been converted for quite some time now from a church to a multi-purpose concert hall and event location, on Sundays the Harriet Himmel becomes a church again for the downtown campus of South Florida's Christ Fellowship. While there's lots of music of all kinds all over downtown West Palm Beach, some of the area's most talented young musicians and singers

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Acoustic Originals to Rocking Covers in West Palm Thursday

By at June 24, 2011 | 10:45 am | 0 Comment

Started out Thursday with visit to Kona Grill's happy hour (and it is a great one, with 1/2 off selected Sushi and appetizers) and I kept hearing the music wafting in as patrons went out to the patio, so I grabbed my Zoom and caught this great singer from Lake Worth (Shauna Sweeney) playing on the deck at the Kona Grill in West Palm. Turns out she has a band and a great

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For A Couple of Hours, CityPlace became the Country Music Capitol of Florida… with Ty Stone, Steve Holy, and Phil Vassar

By at June 23, 2011 | 2:52 am | 0 Comment

It was just about as hot as South Florida can get, and the performers were just about as hot as Country music can get, when Ty Stone, Steve Holy, and Phil Vassar took the stage at the CityPlace plaza, courtesy of 107.9 WIRK, Budweiser, and Taste of CityPlace. I thought the guitar tech was finishing up for Steve Holy to start the show when Ty Stone plopped himself on

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Journey’s Audio Clones (Odyssey Road) perform at BB Kings West Palm

By at June 22, 2011 | 11:02 am | 1 Comments

The Journey Tribute band Odyssey Road brought a good sized crowd into BB King's on a Tuesday night, and justly so; they covered Journey to the note. While they don't attempt the look (although Paulie G. does look a bit like Schon, albeit taller and left-handed) the lead vocals by James "Bubba" Sanderford matched Steve Perry's, and the harmonies were impeccable. The

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In the Dub Makes Monday Interesting at Reef Rum West Palm

By at June 22, 2011 | 5:55 am | 0 Comment

While I'm not a big fan of Reggae, I could sit and listen to these guys for a good while... the band had a great balance of mix of sound, even squished into the corner by the door. The bar had Red Stripe and Captain Jacks on special, and was as busy as they could want to be on a Monday night. Here's another video from another Monday: These boys do a great

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Monday night? In the Biz? Better be at World of Beer!

By at June 20, 2011 | 10:26 pm | 0 Comment

World of Beer has added a great bonus to their service industry night (Monday's 9 til close). Bryan Bobo's rockin' country band put the proverbial petal to the metal with driving country music Monday night. They had more sound coming out of the little loft than would seem possible; Bryan's acoustic guitar drove the show, with sweet leads from the Tele in the 4 piece band

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Even the street musicians excel in West Palm Beach…

By at June 19, 2011 | 11:36 pm | 0 Comment

I have the philosophy that whenever I see a street musician, I'll drop (at least) a buck in the hat; Josh Meehan, playing on the street Sunday in West Palm,  was well worth that, and more.  He was playing on Clematis, on his way from New Jersey to California via South Florida.  His plan is to continue his walk across the country but he's planning to play West Palm

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Sunday at the Meyer scores a hit with the Rod Stewart Tribute “Hot Legs”

By at June 19, 2011 | 11:17 pm | 0 Comment

One of the better tribute bands to hit West Palm's Sunday at the Meyer enjoyed a enthusiastic crowd of Rod Stewart fans for this month's Sunday at the Meyer.  The lead singer -- Rick St James -- and his Forever Young band were up to the task of reproducing all the hits that Stewart is renowned for... and if you didn't know you were watching a tribute, you would think

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Sarah Packiam: Another great (but unheralded) event on Clematis!

By at June 19, 2011 | 10:53 pm | 1 Comments

So I went downtown to see the Rod Stewart tribute at the Meyer Amphitheater (parked at the Banyan street garage -- free on Sunday) , and I hear this great sounding voice coming from the vicinity of the Palm on the waterfront of West Palm. I sidelined my plans to grab a burger, and headed towards the intercoastal. Sarah Packiam, who played at Sunfest this year, was

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Jesse Young and his band rocked Clematis by Night Thursday!

By at June 17, 2011 | 8:59 am | 0 Comment

The Jesse Young Band rocked out Clematis By Night in DOwntown West Palm last night. Jesse mixed it up with his own originals and covers that were enjoyed by all... the weather was good (but hot), the beer was cold, and the band was smokin'.  The hot weather didn't keep the crowd away, or the dancers; the area in front of the stage was crowded with fans and friends

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Boss Groove shows their moves at Clematis By Night In West Palm!

By at June 9, 2011 | 10:29 pm | 0 Comment

Another great night in DOwntown West Palm Beach!  Boss Groove packed out the Palm at the end of Clematis Street and tore it up with funk, soul, R&B, and more!  The weather held off and it was a great night for music (and more) in WPB!  Check out the video!

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“WOB” one over this way, buddy…”

By at June 9, 2011 | 6:54 pm | 0 Comment

Ever have a run in with a  “Stone Arrogant Bastard?”  And not one in the bottle, but on tap?  Or been double-tapped by a double IPA, like Weyerbacher Double Simcoe IPA?  It can happen – yes, to you – during a visit to our own premier, home-grown Florida beer dispensary, World Of Beer, open in its newest incarnation right here on Clematis in West Palm Beach

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Perfect Night at Duffy’s

By at June 6, 2011 | 11:05 pm | 0 Comment

The best DOwntown deal on a Monday night? No question it's Duffy's.  MVP members get any entree for $10.95.  You don't have an MVP card?  No worries, you can apply for one on site and instantly reap the rewards.  We split a full rack of ribs with 2 sides and without asking they were nice enough to bring out 2 plates, each with a half rack and a side without any

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Kona Grill’s Reverse Happy Hour

By at June 6, 2011 | 1:29 pm | 0 Comment

How do you make one of the best DOwntown Happy Hours even better?  Reverse it!  Kona Grill not only has some of the best pricing and selections for happy hour, they have the best times.  Even all day on Sunday you can enjoy happy  hour pricing at the bar or enjoy the spacoius, outdoor, dog friendly patio.  I had the chicken satay after a movie on Saturday night

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CBN/Brass Evolution

By at June 2, 2011 | 10:13 pm | 0 Comment

Brass Evolution at CBN pulled out all the stops.  12-14 musicians on stage at anytime kept the crowd on their feet.  Yes, they played all of the hits from the 70's and 80's that featured horns as expected,  "Soul Man" with all of the steps was my favorite.   That was only the beginning.  A rhythm section and the 3 vocalists mixed it up and played everything

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