October, 2011

You Can Play Your Blues Away, or Dance the Night Away…

By at October 31, 2011 | 5:29 pm | 0 Comment

Do you love the blues? Do you play the blues? Do you love Latin Music? Would you like to learn to dance Salsa? If you answer yes to any of these questions, there’s a couple of ongoing events of note going down at BBKings… Mondays  (for the foreseeable future, at least) Vince (of Big Vince and the Phat Cats) is hosting open mic nights at BB Kings. Vince

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The Visual Arts Are Alive and Well in Downtown West Palm; Galleries Galore!

By at October 26, 2011 | 9:31 pm | 0 Comment

I’m finally getting around to putting down some notes on the visual arts scene in West Palm.  You have to forgive us for our nearsightedness.  We’re musicians – you know, performance art – you know, Rock and Roll … While we tend to ignore the other art forms, we want to highlight the amazingly rich resource present in the visual arts in the downtown

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Blues in its Most Essential Form: Guitar, Bass, Drums, Beer. Damon Fowler Blows Away CBN!

By at October 14, 2011 | 4:30 pm | 0 Comment

Clematis by Night brought back to the stage one of our favorite blues players, Floridian Damon Fowler (from Bradenton). The West Palm weather was perfect for this evening concert facing the waterfront, a far cry from the last time he played CBN. In the depth of last winter Damon played here and it was in our estimation one of the best acts in recent history. There

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Bobby and the Renegades is a band to watch!

By at October 14, 2011 | 1:08 pm | 0 Comment

On Tuesday Crazy Fingers was scheduled for BB King's, but someone messed up the scheduling so at the very last minute Bobby and the Renegades filled in. These guys sound better every time I see them.  They told me they got the word on the way to band practice and turned around and headed to the club.  Thanks, guys!  I'd come down to hear Crazy Fingers (a great Dead

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The Kinected: Some of the Best Original Music Around

By at October 2, 2011 | 11:42 pm | 0 Comment

There aren't a lot of bands that sound as good when I review the video as I remembered them live... Listening live I tend to miss the pitchy vocals, the missed riffs and dropped bass lines, which I catch later when I listen to the video.  Not so with The Kinected.  Not only do they have some of the catchiest hooks and melody lines in their original material, they nail

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It’s looks like the Wonderama Band is ready to make an impact in downtown WPB…

By at October 1, 2011 | 3:00 pm | 0 Comment

The newest project from local drummer Steve Dupree looks to be a hit in local music venues.... The Wonderama Band was formed to fill a bit of a void in local music.  I spoke to Steve this week. "I wanted to put together a great sounding Top 40 band for the South Florida market," Steve told me.  Steve said he has nothing against the R&B trend many bands in the

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