Thursday, Oct. 9
The WPRK Marathon continues with two shows tonight! The Attack, Eugene Snowden, the Hi-Life and Arms Harbour are playing at Back Booth, while a hip-hop show featuring MostBanginest and Conshus will be going down at Crooked Bayou.
And, since the Attack are playing, that means I get a new opportunity to post this, the most wonderfulest video ever made:
Also tonight:Common and N.E.R.D. at Hard Rock Live.
Friday, Oct. 10
OK. This show at Back Booth is a weird one. The aggro metalcore of Hand to Hand and the booze-fueled twang-punk of the Country Slashers? Seriously, that's kinda fucked up, since it's highly unlikely that these band's fanbases share a lot of crossover. Which, in this stratified city, makes a bill like this a great thing to see.
Less blindingly weird, but still cool: Hawkeye's Ryland Bojack plays a full-bodied sort of acoustic Americana, which, when put on a lineup with the fractured indie pop of So Help Me Rifle, and the always interesting clang-banging of Dish should make for a whiplash evening at Copper Rocket.
Great DJs at Peacock Room tonight: Texas-Team, Sparatik and Secret Weapon.
The Nova Rays bring their retro-minded surf-rock to Taste.
Danzig, Dimmu Borgir, Moonspell, blah, blah, metal, blah at Hard Rock Live.
Oh yeah, go help the fine folks at Redlight Redlight move from draconian Winter Park and onto libertine Bennett Rd. There's music! Damion Suomi, Lauris Vidal, the Dark Romantics, Mike Dunn & the Kings of New England and more.
Saturday, Oct. 11
"If drinking don't kill me, her memory will." - George Jones.Tonight, UCF Arena.
Ru Paul at Parliament House. Which gives me an opportunity to remember when I used to love this record:
What can I say? I lived in Atlanta for a long time.
Also tonight, one of the worst bands on the planet, Shiny Toy Guns, is playing Back Booth.
Inexplicably, there's also apparently an "afterparty" at Vixen Bar. You should only go to either of these if you find the musical stylings of 30 Seconds to Mars to be too challenging.
More WPRK goodness at Rollins, with Attached Hands, Max Green & the Great Deceivers, and four other bands. This is an odd lineup of indie folk, spazzy electronics, straight up rock 'n' roll ... you know, just the sort of diverse representation of Orlando's underground scene that independent outlets like WPRK are supposed to provide.
Sunday, Oct. 12
David Allan Coe, God bless him, is unrepentant about his place in the country music pantheon: he's the politically incorrect shitkicker who sometimes embarrasses the hairspray-and-cowboy-hat set. And that alone almost forgives his virulent racism and bullshit appeals to the worst instincts of "red state America." Oh wait, no it doesn't. He plays House of Blues.
Staind, Seether, and Papa Roach are playing a triple bill at Hard Rock Live. And I didn't even make a joke about it. For those who are interested, Seether is also making an in-store appearance at the Best Buy on Alafaya Trail at 2 p.m. See, still no joke!
Monday, Oct. 13
It's "Low Life Monday" at Copper Rocket, which means super-cheap beer ($1.50 PBR tallboys!) until 10 p.m. And, on this particular Monday night, it also means a performance by the always awesome Big Jef Special.
Lakeland emo-poppers Copeland are playing a free show at Park Ave CDs, which is very nice of them. DON'T PARK IN FRONT OF THE BRIDAL SHOP! DON'T PARK IN FRONT OF THE BRIDAL SHOP!
Wednesday, Oct. 15
You know who wins at a battle of the bands? Nobody. You know who loses? Everybody. Especially the audience. So keep that in mind as you shell out your five bucks to cheer on your boyfriend/girlfriend/son/daughter/cubicle-mate at AKA Lounge tonight. You'll only be filling them with false hope and deadening your own soul in the process.