Bands

Victor Wainwright and the Wild Roots

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Victor Wainwright, winner of last year’s Pine Top Perkins Piano Player Award, is a force to be reckoned with on a piano. He IS honky-tonk and boogie, with a dose of rolling thunder. Wainwright’s playing is simply beautiful madness. Wainwright has broadened his artistic scope over the years to include music representing virtually every corner of the blues. His insatiable interest in music discovery, sheer love for entertaining and curiosity have led him all around the world, and the resulting perspective is a reflection of his passion for entertaining and creating progressive roots music in an effort to move the artform forward. Composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Victor Wainwright is a raucous high-octane, dynamic performer and crowd pleaser with soul to spare.

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Hayes Carll

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Hayes Carll won Americana Best Song, Best Album awards as well as making Best of Lists for Rolling Stone, SPIN and a New York Times Critics Choice with his last album KMAG YOYO. Carll connects with music lovers across genres lines, playing rock clubs and honkytonks, Bonnaroo, Stones Fest, SXSW and NXNE.

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The Hold Steady

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Celebrating their 10th anniversary in 2014, The Hold Steady is back after a hiatus, with a new album getting excited reviews. One of the tightest and hardest working rock bands out there; it’s a 5-person musical onslaught. They are relentless in their craft, offering nearly perfect and dramatic vignettes - selling out shows across the nation, and playing major festivals: Bonnaroo, Coachella, SXSW, Lollapalooza. .

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Katchafire

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Reggae is one of the bloodlines of New Zealand music, and the all-Maori band Katchafire has become its foremost advocate. Their sound is built on the foundations of classic roots reggae with an R'n'B and funk rub, mashing modern dancehall and slinky reggae pop. From the South Pacific to North America, Europe, Brazil and beyond, Katchafire are New Zealand's premier ambassadors of reggae. From once underground popularity status, their recent records score near the top of world and US reggae charts. The eight-piece band with five different vocalists is well-known for trading instruments among themselves during their marathon live shows.

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Joseph Arthur

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For every song Joseph Arthur has released in a critically acclaimed, Grammy-nominated career that has spanned ten full-length albums and 11 EPs, he has probably kept three others in the vault for safekeeping. The prolific artist is known for poetic lyrics set over layered pallets of sounds. Tropical Heatwave will be the first time he has played in Florida. At Heatwave Joseph Arthur's band will include drummer Bill Dobrow (played with Black Crowes and Rufus Wainwright) and bassist Kraig Jarrett Johnson (member of The Jayhawks and Golden Smog).

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Beartoe

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Beartoe, from Deland, brings together a sound that has been filtered through the roots and rich history of Florida folk, delta blues and soul. Terrific swampy, soulful blues, a great band and impassioned vocals by Beartoe Aquilar. At Suwannee Springfest he had three female backup singers.

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Chris and Willie

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Our talent scout encountered this duo of youngsters at a festival and was blown away by how they entertained audiences of all ages with their ability to play seemingly any popular song from the past as wll as do spot impersonations of rock greats. . Pure entertainment! They will be playing on the main stage when the doors open on Friday.

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Bright Light Social Hour

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The sensational discovery of the 2011 Heatwave, the stars of the 2012 Heatwave, Bright Light Social Hour comes back in 2014 with their high energy sound. The band first gained attention in Austin from their incendiary live performances and innovative vision of rock and roll. Melding southern rock, hard dance, psychedelic blues, and deep soul, their debut full-length album led to critical acclaim, national touring, and a rare sweep of six awards at the SXSW 2011 Austin Music Awards, including Band of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year. Their relentless touring schedule has built them a reputation as an exciting live band. In 2013 they played such festivals as Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Hangout Music Festival, Wakarusa Music Festival and Ottawa Bluesfest Their second full-length album is expected this year.

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David Mayfield Parade

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As far as entertainer meeting musician goes, David Mayfield is it. His songwriting ranges from colorful to dark, and seems to span over 8 or 9 decades of influence. His voice is remarkable. Guitar work so fluid it looks as if he came out of the womb with instrument in hand. All those years growing up playing in his family’s bluegrass band really paid off. He enjoys music not for the sake of fortune and fame, but for the sake of a stage and calloused fingertips A huge buzz followed their recent show in Ybor City; this happens everywhere they play. Once fans have caught the charisma, the heart, and the comedy of David Mayfield, it is likely they’ll come back for more. With eclectic, cinematic songs that stir up images of the old West and urban city scapes, his music is both lighthearted and fun - and dark, creepy, bizarre and outrageous.

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Black Taxi

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The Brooklyn band is one of WMNF's favorite and one of NYC's most prominent live acts, smashing an anything-goes punk ethos together with pop sensibilities, unparalleled energy, and brilliant songwriting. The result is a raucous stage show, heavy on harmonies, spitfire guitar licks, body paint, and all manner of instrumentation. Their style has been described as "grit-pop" or "dance punk", and their songs hint at the Talking Heads, Cake, and Daft Punk.

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The Main Squeeze

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A raging funk experience! Their live performances, which fuse soulful vocals, intricate jams, tight grooves, and ripping solos have helped them develop a dedicated and rapidly growing fan base in the Midwest and the East Coast, earning them slots at festivals such as Bonnaroo, Summer Camp, Equifunk, Big Pig, and GlowFest, and last year they won an international battle of the bands in Macau, China. But they have not come to Tampa, until now! You will be introduced to this exciting band at Tropical Heatwave.

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Elephant Stone

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Elephant Stone is an indie rock band from Montreal that formed in 2009. Their sound is an eclectic mix of 60’s mod and classic psychedelic rock with elements of traditional Indian music. The sitar playing bandleader Rishi Dhir was once a member of The High Dials, another indie rock band of some success that also hails from Montreal. He is a heavily sought after sitar studio musician affiliated with other diverse artists such as Brian Jonestown Massacre, Beck, and The Soundtrack of Our Lives.

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Afeefa and The Boy

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Afeefa Ayube is a singer songwriter who has gained the ear of both critics and industry insiders with her intuitive songwriting and captivating vocal performance, despite being relatively new to music. With an eclectic group of instruments accompanying her, she is the front-woman of Afeefa & the boy. Her youthfulness and soul, and her drawling singing results in a rich, robust and romantic kind of indie folk.

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WAHH World Fusion Band

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This great ensemble of world class players will perform an "east meets west" set combining traditions of Indian music with modern elements. The special soloist is Abhik Mukherjee, an acclaimed sitar artist from the younger generation of the Imdadkhani gharana.

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Mighty, Good, & Strong Band

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The Mighty, Good. & Strong Band, an outstanding soul and blues band, was a show-stopper at WMNF's Stevie Wonder tribute in August. It's a seven-piece band with horns and male and female singers; no fan of classic R&B should miss their Heatwave set. And blues fans, you may get some tasty T-Bone Walker and Larry Garner tunes in their set.

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The Tattered Saints

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The Tattered Saints The band's sound can be described as American Rock & Roll. Rock anthems created by over-driven guitars, driving bass, thunderous drums, and a raspy-voiced singer with the stories of regular people. The band’s obvious passion is evident in the high-energy shows they perform.

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Big Blu House

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Big Blu House plays modern hip hop with an old school sensibility, delivering P.A.-rattling jams that get asses moving, but also put your brain to work, thanks to MC J-Blu’s crafty wordplay. The collective sports a flowing, liquid flavor that only occasionally recalls old-school Native Tongues acts like De La Soul. If you’ve caught them live, you know they’re a powerful force.

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Sol Caribe

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Sol Caribe' means “Carribean Sun’, and their music will take you back to the islands with their tropical beats. Founded by bassist Aramis Gutierrez, Sol Caribe is a dynamic Latin dance band that moves easily between salsa and chachacha to cumbia and merenque. From Gasparilla and Guavaween to Superbowl 25, Sol Caribe has provided the spice around Tampa Bay for many years.

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Rocket 88

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The Orlando rockabilly band is known for their outrageous stage show featuring upright bass, fiery piano, blazing guitar, pounding drums and charismatic vocalist..Always a hit at the Rockabilly Ruckus and Tropical Heatwave, they have reunited their original lineup.

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Amandla Tunesmith

Amandla Tunesmith is an African dance band that plays “Soukous”. From the French word for “Shake,” Soukous music originates in Central Africa and incorporates sensual rumba rhythms with Cuban and Caribbean influences, catchy call and response vocals, lively guitar and bass lines and hot percussion to create a sound that is guaranteed to make you move. They were fantastic opening for Oliver Mtukudzi with some new personnel in February; those who did not already know about the band could not believe that are a local group.

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Dropin Pickup

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An energetic and fun six-piece folk-rock band that recently won the Tampa Ultimate Band competition. Our talent scout spotted them at a club and reported: "They're amazing. Great energy!! Perfect for Heatwave!" They give an interactive performance carefully balanced with refined, languid delicacies alongside loud songs made for jumping and dancing. The band’s uniqueness lies in their lineup: not a lot of local bands would try to have a violinist or a trumpet player as permanent members, especially in addition to a featured flutist.

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The Applebutter Express

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The Applebutter Express was started by husband and wife Kyle Biss (ukelele, vocals) and Shannon Biss (vocals), and the group really took off in 2011when Jack Ray (bass) and Joe Trivette (fiddle) joined and instantly added more energy and musical complexity to what was already an exciting act. Their special blend of ukulele and vocal harmony creates a unique sound that is reminiscent of bluegrass while still capturing elements of folk, rock, and funk.

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Lauris Vidal

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His signature brand of “kitchen sink beat blues” include the ghosts of American soul and folk music within a sensibility honed by Fugazi and Dischord. He plays a bunch of instruments as a one man band, creating a a relational and aural experience described by punknews.org as “getting a hug from Tom Waits if you were bump to into him at a Paul Simon concert”.

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People's Temple

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Reverb-drenched, fuzz-laden music combining blues, R&B and Big Beat for a fresh and invigorating approach to '60s-inspired garage rock. The Lansing, Michigan band has the good-natured snarl and straightforward rock 'n’ roll approach of disgruntled teen bands on classic '60s garage comps... flower-power music recast for a sicker age. Their last time in town they opened for The Black Lips at The Orpheum and they rocked the place.

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The Real Clash

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St. Petersburg’s new eight-member funk/hip hop ensemble The Real Clash has a dynamic stage presence brimmed with an infectious exuberance and upbeat vigor. It's a full band sound with guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and DJ, with three vocalist (one female, two male). Sonically pleasing without being repetitive or loop heavy, their stock and trade is fun, positive and thought-provoking lyrics. With so much of rap geared toward sex, hot bodies, money and drugs, the change of pace offered by The Real Clash is attracting music fans who think they don't like hip hop. This is what hip hop sound is supposed to sound like.

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The Deadfields

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With unbridled energy, four-part harmonies, and anthemic choruses, The Georgia quartet has become a favorite WMNF live band since their Florida debut at last year's Heatwave. They mix great original songs with surprising covers from Nirvana to Lorde. With comparisons from Reckless Kelly and The Avett Brothers to The Old 97’s, the band attracts fans from teens to seniors.

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I-Resolution

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I-Resolution was voted Orlando Weekly's 2013 Best Reggae Act. Their mix of reggae, dancehall, dub, and hip hop combines with a high energy live show. Front man Ali Rebel writes conscious lyrics and is an energetic stage presence . With heavy dub and roots influence, drummer Alex Petrone and bassist Mark McPherson bring powerful riddims to match the soulful guitar playing of Jake Jones for an exciting new sound in Florida's reggae scene.

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Loves It

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Born in Austin, Texas in 2010, Loves It is the duo comprised of songwriters of Vaughn Walters and Jenny Parrott. The harmony driven pair often switches between guitars, fiddle, and banjo, adding special guests to create a bigger sound, and playing with a veneration for tradition, and a determination to bring a modern voice to their favorite folk, country, gospel and punk sounds. One critic's description: "Makes a racket like a 1930's traveling medicine show that was reared on a diet of Jonathan Richman records."

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Moon Hooch

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Cave Music - It's like House, but its more wild, more jagged, more free, more natural to live in. The reaction is instantaneous. It doesn't even matter when they're the opening act that no one in the room has heard before -- as soon as Moon Hooch starts playing, it's as if the room becomes a living, surging, pulsing thing. There are no DJs or manufactured beats here -- just one drum kit and two saxophones. Moon Hooch -- saxophonists Mike Wilbur and Wenzl McGowen, and drummer James Muschler -- met while all three were students at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. They found in each other a similar drive to work hard, practice, and create new, unusual sounds with their instruments.

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Kim Lenz Band

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Kim Lenz Band This fiery-haired former Dallasite returns with a new CD with a snap, crackle, and romp that breathes new life into the familiar tropes of roots revivalism. Follow Me expands on Lenz's previous work with a mix of maturity, depth, and zing, beginning with the fact that her vocals never sounded better. Between sultry, playful phrasing on the faux-Arabian-flavored title track and a barely hinged growl, she displays exceptional stylistic confidence and control. Her well-oiled band's scramble of rockabilly and jump blues gains even more traction by employing elements of classic transistor pop songcraft.

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bree

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24 year old Nashville artist bree brings to mind the best of the old school rock ladies but with a heaping scoop of blue-eyed soul - and she’s no empty bit of eye-candy. She’s got an amazing set of pipes, rock and roll swagger and songs that bring to mind a smoky dive bar with her front and center with her trademark Flying V and owning the stage. Simultaneously modern and a throwback, her style is unmistakably a tribute to classic rock, but the raw sexuality and self-assuredness are totally 21st century. If you like your singers sassy, sexy, aggressive and talented, look no further.

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Acme Jazz Garage

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Acme Jazz Garage Jazz, blues, funk, rock, soul, New Orleans R&B, fusion and jamband styles meet in the music of Acme Jazz Garage. Featuring guitarist Matt Swenson, drummer Tim Diehl, bassist Philip Booth, keyboardist Bryan Lewis and saxophonist Rick Runion, their sets include takes on artists such as Dr. Lonnie Smith, the Meters, Paul Simon, Herbie Hancock, Santana, Beck, Miles Davis, Jeff Beck and Mdeski Martin and Wood, and originals in the same vein.

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Wild Adriatic

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Wild Adriatic The Sarasota Springs NY rock trio surprised everybody with the strength of their set at WMNF's Little Manatee Jam. They are three friends seeking to carry forth the torch of timeless rock n roll infused with ccintillating guitar solos and soulful vocals and an impressive live show. is a great combination. They have performed at SXSW, CMJ, and many other big festivals; and they have recently been positively been reviewed by USA Today and ROLLING STONE.

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Come Back Alice

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One of the hottest new bands in west central Florida, with a debut album just released, Come Back Alice will have your mind fall into their rabbit hole of funky eclectic original jams while their onstage energy and vibe take your body for a funky ride. They label their music “Southern Gypsy Funk” but it is much more. There is blues, there is psychedelic, there is gospel, there is even progressive rock. The simple truth is, Come Back Alice is a distinctly unique rock band. The crowd is always raging with this exciting band who promises to never play the same show twice!! With major interest from some of the music industries heavy hitters, these guys and gal from Sarasota are on the way up!

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Cope

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Cope Cope is a family full of friends, fans, dancers and music-heads united together by fun loving good times, some serious psychedelic southern-fried funk, rockin’ jazz-reggae and electro-grass music. Cope has been mixing their infectious originals with relentless jams and crafty covers to create hair-raising eargasms for the masses. Gaining notoriety as the "Undisputed Jam Kings of Tampa Bay" Cope has been spreading and reaching outward from the far south with the goal to perform with as many bands and fans in an attempt to reach musical nirvana and promote the fellowship of musicians and music enthusiasts everywhere.

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Displace

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Displace is an instaprov band which was formed when particles of acid jazz fused with funk and collided into the smoldering ashes of disco to form Tampa's premiere instrumental jam ensemble. The 4-piece sonic storm conjures up an endless acoustic assault of progressive funk, dance-disco, and mystic serialism. Displace smashed onto the Tampa Jam Scene in 2012 and has been steadily rising ever since.

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Hymn for Her

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Hymn for Her have been busy touring across the country and abroad over the past few years, injecting juiced-up backwoods country blues with a dose of desert rock psychedelia that has been described as Hell’s Angels meets the Amish. Lucy and Wayne sounds like a full band with their multi-instrumental talents; their home-made instruments make them fun to watch.

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New Madrid

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From Athens, GA comes young four-piece New Madrid playing a dynamic mixture of underwater-psych-rock that engages the listener in fully textured aural landscapes, both on record and live. Their acclaimed 2012 independent debut, Yardboat , garnered "Album of the Year," and "Artist of the Year" at Athens Flagpole Music Awards. New Madrid just released their second full-length, Sunswimmer, further exploring depths of psychedelia and textured noise.

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Roadkill Ghost Choir

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Roadkill Ghost Choir The indie rock band from DeLand has exploded with their debut EP resulting in national tours, festival and recent appearance on the David Letterman Show.. Brothers Andrew (vocals, guitar), Maxx (drums) and Zach (bass) Shepard make up half the band while Kiffy Meyers (pedal steel, banjo, guitar), Joey Davoli (keys, trumpet) and Stephen Garza (lead guitar) complete the band’s sound. Their major influences include Wilco, Gram Parsons, Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac, Radiohead and Nirvana, blending Americna and psychedelia into a powerful sound.

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Matrimony

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Matrimony Fronted by the husband and wife duo of Ashlee Hardee Brown and Jimmy Brown, the Charlotte, North Carolina-based band are accompanied by Hardee Brown’s talented brothers, Jordan and CJ, resulting in an intuitive collaboration that is both immediately affective and utterly their own. “MONTIBELLO DRIVE,” the band’s eagerly anticipated debut rings out with Matrimony’s astonishing communal spirit, their tight harmonies and intuitive musical telepathy born of true love and a shared lifetime.

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The Real Clash

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The Real Clash Just how good could a new young hip-hop ensemble from St. Petersburg actually be? Creative's Leilani Polk was captivated when she saw them: "The instrumentalists were focused and locked in tight. They knew how to step back and let things breathe while the two verse-trading emcees and sultry-voiced vocalist took the spotlight, and when to step in and turn the mix and energy up. The nine-piece held it down like pros in a way that seemed effortless, demonstrating the sort of easy chemistry and dynamic stage presence that some veteran bands still have trouble achieving, and brimmed with an infectious exuberance and upbeat vigor that filled the room."

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Rosco Bandana

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A fast-rising seven-piece Americana rock troupe from Gulfport, Mississippi, Rosco Bandana has been quickly gaining fans through notable festival appearances and shows, including Summer Camp, Yonder Mountain Harvest Festival, Telluride, late night at Lollapalooza. Their recent set at Suwanee Springfest was a showstopper. They are a treat to watch and listen to.

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The Hip Abduction

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The Hip Abduction mixes reggae, rock, and African traditions to create their own unique sound. With heavy emphasis placed on African stringed instruments (kora, ngoni), dub-reggae-inspired bass lines, and funky Afro-beat percussion, their high-energy performances have won them a loyal statewide following. The Hip Abduction has grown from just a few African instrument playing surfers to a full-blown 7-piece reggae powerhouse. Their excellent new CD is getting national airplay.

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John Clark Band

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Stretching the folk/rock genre to it's limits and beyond. John Clark's acoustic driven/socially conscious lyrics are backed by, "The Band", guitar phenom, Christian Ystrom , on bass, Jason Hawks and our newest member on drums, Marc De Waele. Together, they create a multidimensional sound that is cutting edge yet familiar.

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UNRB

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The 7-piece UNRB touches almost every genre including ska, rock, funk, blues, jazz, reggae, polka, even some classical… nothing is off limits. The band contains unorthodox instrumentation, using an electric ukulele instead of a guitar and featuring a powerful 4-piece horn section that routinely switches instruments between songs. Their live show is a high-energy with an electrifying stage presence,

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Austin Miller

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Young guitarist/singer/songwriter Austin Miller comes from Orlando where he developed the laid back and rustic narratives, thoughtful prose, and raw and evocative ballads embodied in his songs, with style described as "Bob Dylan meets Fleet Foxes by way of a mellow Ryan Adams." He has performed around the country from small venues to establishments like The House of Blues in Chicago. uality of his songs. His self-released albums have earned a great deal of praise from many music critics.

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Good Graeff

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Made of twin sisters Brooke and Brit, Good Graeff (pronounced “grayf”) creates powerful folk-charged indie pop that centers on Brooke’s dynamic and original vocals and upbeat acoustic chord progressions, which are finessed into creative and memorable pop songs by Brit’s melodic, classically influenced cello riffs. If you like Rilo Kiiley, check out Good Graeff.

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The Wholetones

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The quartet play a unique mix of bluegrass, folk, jazz, and metal, all translated through acoustic instruments. Combining impressive technical skill with the spontaneity of jazz and drive of bluegrass, they put on a captivating live show, jumping from folk to metal as easily as they do from banjo to cello. The Wholetones’ blend of genres is a result of the four members’ enormously varied musical appetite. They play and listen to reggae, metal, hip-hop, bluegrass, and everything in between, and the end product is a truly original sound.

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RedFeather

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The band began as the solo project of singer-songwriter Mark Etherington (who also drums in instrumental post rock outfit Set and Setting), and eventually evolved into a band with musician couple Jaqueline Titus (keys, vocals) and Doug Gialluca (bass), and drummer Todd C. Smith. They exhibit some pastoral qualities reminiscent of Fleet Foxes, CSNY and My Morning Jacket, their brand of alt folk rock balancing pretty subdued melodies with reverb and raw intensity, Etherington's ethereal vocal calls complemented by Titus' dulcet-haunting harmonies and keyboard arrangements.

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Lions After Dark

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Lions After Dark is an indie rock band of 20-somethings whose music is anthemic in nature and seeks to capture tribal energy.Singer Maddie Pfieffer, compared to a Janis Joplin for a new age, sings with full-throated soprano, strong and clear as the band’s buoyant melodies, synthesizer pulses and punchy rhythms keep things fresh and fun.

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Sunshine and Bullets

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Sunshine & Bullets 3-Piece is a Tampa-based power trio with male and female lead vocals, experimenting within rock genres, creating atmospheric alternative/indie/pop/industrial/prog/metal/hard rock with hypnotic harmonies and dark driving groove.They have developed a large fan base and have opened for many major artists including Foxy Shazam, Falling In Reverse, Imagine Dragons, Middle Class Rut, Civil Twilight, Saving Abel, Framing Hanley, John Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls, Stroke 9, and many more.

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Sons of Hippies

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A dark psych/space rock band who believe the moon landing was staged and that free love doesn’t necessarily mean they won’t charge a fee. Under the guidance of the ghosts of T.S. Eliot and Theodore Dreiser, the band writes songs about post-apocalyptic wastelands, desertion, true love, and untimely death. What began as the spiritual union between singer/guitarist Katherine Kelly and drummer Jonas Canales high in the mountains of Tennessee in the summer of 2008 has gracefully evolved to include David Daly on synth and guitar and bassist Morgan Soltes. The band released four albums independently before signing with Cleopatra Records in 2013 who released “Griffons at the Gates of Heaven” the same year.

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Gypsy Wind

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A musical journey from the Kentucky bluegrass of Bill Monroe to the gypsy swing of Django Reinhardt, Gypsy Wind embodies a new take on an old blend of jazz, swing and acoustic music

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DieAlps!

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In a small town in Austria, nine-year-old Cornelia picked up her first guitar, immersing herself into a classically trained world amid the home of the Viennese Waltz. Years later, under the guise of a working au pair, Cornelia ("Connie") comes to America to fully realize her dreams of starting a band. Wielding waltzes and singing songs of hope and struggle, Connie, along with husband Frank, form Baroque-pop outfit Diealps! in 2012. The last two years have been committed to writing, recording, playing shows and quickly becoming an in-demand staple of Central Florida's independent music scene. Diealps! self-titled debut EP is scheduled for release later in 2014 on New Granada Records.

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Ober Rivers and His DU.Is

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The Bradenton band rocks out alternative country with instrumentation.featuring upright bass, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, and a unique rhythm section with a Cajon and a customized Drum Trunk. The interpretation of songs with this mix of instruments provides high energy and fun entertainment and they pick out some cool covers such as Ray Wylie Hubbard and Fred Eaglesmith. .

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Woolly Bushmen

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Orlando’s The Woolly Bushmen play a stripped down, guitar and organ driven brand of garage rock that is straightforward and fun. The brothers Palombi, along with Jacob Miller twist and grind through 50 and 60’s inspired numbers of their own crafting. See em if you like The Sonics, 13th Floor Elevators, Flat Duo Jets.

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Y Los Dos Pistoles

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y los dos pistoles is a 4-piece noisy indie rock/garage pop band from Tampa that is dangerously close to achieving adequatulance. Shae sings and plays guitar (and sometimes harmonica), Rodney adds more guitar, Derek beats on the drums and Russ plays bass (and messes around with pedals).

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Shoeless Soul

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The brainchild of singer/songwriter Rene Schlegesound, this Dunedin band has been described as feel-good pop-fusion and jazzy-reggae jam . The bending of genres infused with tasteful jams and catchy chorus lines gives Shoeless Soul an appeal that sneaks up listeners and they find themselves tapping toes and then dancing and smiling .Their camaraderie of the band is undeniable and evident in the playful musical banter infectious good spirits they display on stage.

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Dan McMillion and his High Octane Band

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Dan McMillion and his High Octane Band will get the Saturday Heatwave started with a powerhouse performance of big band jazz. The longtime trumpeter and stalwart of the Tampa Bay jazz scene leads his band through.his wide-ranging style frequently compared to Maynard Ferguson.

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Ari and the Alibis

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A brand new exciting band! Formed in September of 2013 Ari and the Alibis have quickly made a name for themselves in the thriving Tampa Bay area music scene. Their sound stems from musically going everywhere they love to go. In their fast songs there are elements of Funk, Samba and Jazz. When they want to slow it down they play Blues and Soul with hints of Tango. This results in a journey of atmosphere that ranges from a New Orleans Parade to a Small Southern Juke Joint with many stops along the way. At the front of it all is Ari McManus, a powerhouse vocalist full of charisma and charm. When she’s not jumping around and dancing she is pulling each listener into the story of each song. Simply put Ari loves music and wants to share that love with everyone. This is clearly seen on and off the stage.

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