Posts tagged ‘live music’

May 17, 2011

Tropical Heatwave – Tampa – May 14th, 2011

by Nicole Lee

Tropical Heatwave – Tampa – May 14th, 2011 Welcome to Saturday night in Ybor City, Florida, home to WMNF’s Tropical Heatwave. A night of live music, drinks, dancing and pretty much the most fun a warm May evening has to offer. The list of bands scattered throughout the city was extensive but our list included Sleep Vikings (from Tampa!!), Hymn For Her, Those Darlins’, Cracker, Peelander-Z and Bright Light Social Hour.

We were hoping to see Kaleigh Baker, but she cancelled last second due to food poisoning. Overall it was one of the best “shows” I’ve seen. The diverse crowd, the beer, drink specials, corner-of-the-street-vendor-nomz and amazing music keeps WMNF putting this show on year after year after year- and I hope they never stop.

Notes: All photos were taken with my iPhone4. While I love taking high quality dSLR photos with Dante (my camera), when I’m rocking out and drinking that much I can’t afford to have that much equipment on my person. Either way, hope you enjoy. :)

Peelander-Z

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Sleepy Viking

The Bright Light Social Hour

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April 18, 2011

Tampa Bay Blues Festival – April 8-10, 2011

by Nicole Lee

I love live music. Especially when it’s good live music. Though, when it really comes down to it, I’m willing to listen to just about anyone play for the sake of new and exciting experiences (with the exception of modern pop-country, in which case I would rather, well, just about anything). So when Scott said, “Tampa Bay Blues Festival in St. Pete on Sunday?” I was all over it. Then when he followed it up with , “Trombone Shorty is even going to be there!” I almost died inside.

When I said I love live music I meant real music. And Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue? That’s as real as it gets. The man is only six months older than me but has a talent beyond words. As his nick name suggestions he is a trombonist (of the highest caliber) out of the New Orleans area. This is the second time I was able to see him perform and while this was a much less intimate venue the feel was the same. Vibrant, boisterous and soul moving. If you ever, ever, ever get the chance to see him play – do it. Also, I got my picture with him. :)