The WMNF Tribute to the Cure
Saturday Apr 18 7:00PM
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It's Robert Smith's 50th birthday and a good excuse for another fantastic WMNF tribute show...a Tribute to the Cure
Doors & Will-Call open at 6pm, show at 7pm
Tickets $12 Adv/ $15 Door
On-line sales are closed (Thursday at 2pm)~ Please check an outlet for advanced purchases or call during business hours, 9am - 5pm, M - F...
New Open Mic opportunity. If you have one or more Cure songs that you can perform in solo or duo format, we are looking for you to perform at our Cure open mic. To reserve your spot, contact Flee: flee at wmnf.org.
13+ bands perform their interpretations of The Cure
Out of all the bands that emerged in the immediate aftermath of punk rock in the late '70s, few were as enduring and popular as the Cure. Led through numerous incarnations by guitarist/vocalist Robert Smith (born April 21, 1959) At the outset, the Cure played jagged, edgy pop songs before slowly evolving into a more textured outfit. As one of the bands that laid the seeds for goth rock, the group created towering layers of guitars and synthesizers, but by the time goth caught on in the mid-'80s, the Cure had moved away from the genre.
To celebrate their legacy and musical diversity, WMNF is presenting over 13 bands and solo performers ranging in style from Rock to Reggae, Funk to Folk and almost everything in between. All the bands and solo performers will interpret their favorite Cure classics in their own style.
**boon-- Funk / Blues / Powerpop
Deeper Shade of Soul-Jazz-groove-funk-soul
HuDost-- Alternative / Folk Rock / World
Jeremy Gloff - Electro / Freestyle / Pop
Kayree—Neo Soul/R & B
My Little Trotsky-- Mission: Nonstop Singing And Dancing
Poetry N Lotion- Nu-Jazz / Rock / Samba
Rancid Polecats-- Alternative / Punk / Indie
Sarge and the Aeromen-Rock-a-billy/Country / Garage
The Shakes Society-- Reggae / Alternative / Rock
Skull & Bones Band-- Hip Hop / Metal / Experimental
Talk to Mark-Rock--Rock**
HuDost is a world/folk ensemble whose core musicians are singer/songwriters Moksha Sommer and Jemal Wade Hines from Montreal and New York. What commenced as an acoustic duo project has developed into a fully produced ensemble with Dan Walters on bass, John de Kadt on percussion, George Tortorelli on flutes and other occasional guests. The ensemble functions as a collective, bringing in musicians of varying sensibilities and backgrounds.
Jeremy Gloff -
With a voice that recalls Michael Stipe in a helium cloud and a piano-driven songwriting style that hovers somewhere between Ben Folds' snarky epics and R.E.M.'s rolling diary entries, one of Tampa's favorite eccentrics is often a breathtaking talent, a man capable of gut-wrenching crescendoes and swoony melodies. That said, Gloff is also a bit of a nutter. And I mean that in a good way, too.
Born and raised throughout Central Florida, Kayree started out as a drummer at the age of 4 playing in the church with family. His love of music developed at such a young age that it left spectators in awe everywhere he went. Growing up on a great deal of soulful R&B and Gospel, he began to analyze what it is that made these artists great.
Poetry 'N Lotion -
Tampa instrumental-improv extraordinaires Poetry 'N Lotion slips and slides you back in time to a hillbilly porch in the Ozark Mountains and whiplashes you back to a Blade Runner-style seedy dive in the future. You wouldn't normally associate the words fusion or freeform with old-fashioned or rustic, but that's the charm of Poetry N' Lotion, whose songs can include anything from rock to jazz to metal and yet sound like something you'd crank from a Victrola - Julie Garisto
Rancid Polecats -
A velvet glove filled with gouda and rock against the delicate sensibilities of lounge music.
Sarge and the Aeromen -
Assemble some ex-military guys plus one civilian who watches WAY too much History Channel. Give them 'em some instruments, get 'em liquored up and then tell 'em to play some old time country and rockabilly. This is what you get so you only have yourself to blame. Lineup includes Ryan Arsenault (piano) and Mark Warren (guitar) of the Vodkanauts.
The Shakes Society -
5-piece band based in Tampa Bay Florida that play rock, reggae, alternative and ska. We started as a alt/punk band in 1983, added reggae and ska over the years, and now play a somewhat mellower melange of rock-based music.
Skull & Bones Band -
Influences include Dead Prez, Eminem, DMX, Digital Underground, Led Zeppelin, Eddie Money, Tupac, Cream, Bumbpy Knucks, Slayer, Wu-Tang, Pantera, Del, Aesop, Faith No More, Jemini, Prince Po, Clutch, MF Doom.
Talk to Mark -
By equal turns both raucous and melodious, St. Petersburg, FL quartet Talk To Mark mix power guitars, impassioned vocals and pop songwriting into a straight-ahead rock style all their own.
Directions from North - I-275 to Bearss exit, then left one block to Nebraska. Go right on Nebraska for 1/4 mile to Skipper Road. Turn left and then left into parking lot.
Directions from South or East - I-275 N to Fletcher exit, then right one block to Nebraska. Go left on Nebraska to Skipper Road. Turn right and then left into parking lot.