August, 2011

Country Music? Good Country Music? Downtown?

By at August 26, 2011 | 4:12 pm | 0 Comment

While Clematis By Night has a moratorium on country music (we'll have to work on that), there's a couple of venues that drop some great country acts into the mix. Of course, WIRK's acoustic country series at CityPlace with the likes of Randy Houser and Craig Campbell was a big hit this summer, but there's still some good shows right down on Clematis. World of Beer

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Two for Two: The Perfect Tribute Band and Perfect Blues Band, Back to Back

By at August 25, 2011 | 2:04 pm | 0 Comment

A Perfect Tribute Band... Odyssey Road is one of the best tribute bands I've ever heard, hands down.  No, they don't look like Journey (for the most part), but they have the sound and arrangements nailed down tight.  I can speak with some authority on Journey; I know Deen Castronovo, the drummer (he played on my kit when he was growing up), and I've heard them live

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Free. What a great word. What great music!

By at August 15, 2011 | 8:41 pm | 0 Comment

Where else can you find great live music like West Palm?  I just spent some time looking up live music venues (preferably free) at some different cities I'm familiar with around the country.  There's not a lot of places that have a lineup like West Palm does this weekend:  Free Reggae music Thursday (Clematis by Night); Free jazz Friday night on the Palm (Clematis

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Blue over the loss of Kona, but buoyed by great blues (and some other improvements) at BB Kings!

By at August 8, 2011 | 2:29 pm | 0 Comment

Had some sad things going on last week, and some positive things happening as well. It was the blues last week for those of us who were fans of Kona Grill's great seafood and sushi, as the chain decided to close the West Palm location. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to the great crew that has served us so well at Kona. They weren't a big music venue -- Thursday

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Samantha Russell and World of Beer: A Perfect Marriage 8/4/11

By at August 5, 2011 | 7:06 pm | 1 Comments

The Samantha Russell Band (acoustic version) sounded great Thursday (as usual); World of Beer is a fantastic place to drink beer, is a great place to listen to music, but is a terrible place to get good recorded audio (believe it or not, our camera does get good audio upon occasion). We got some footage from the floor (with plenty of beer-drinking-noise accompanying),

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It Was Hot and the Bros Had Us Hoppin’ at McCormick and Schmick’s

By at August 3, 2011 | 2:53 pm | 0 Comment

It was hot and it was hoppin' as McCormick and Schmick’s recognized National Dance Day July 30  w/The Blues Brother Review and free dance lessons by the Dance Tonight staff (and M&S will be hosting dance lessons on a weekly basis through August!). The Side Bar was packed with cold beer (at a decent price, too)  and the adjoining room was packed out with

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