You can read more about the show and check out photos after the jump! Read More
It was cold and dark walking up to The Back Corner for the show, but when I was hit with lights, sounds and the heat of excitement from the crowd of people inside this cozy venue that turned out for the show, I knew I was in for something good. Continue reading to find out how the EP release show went, and to check out photos from Nick Zimmer Photography! Read More
MC Lars and Koo Koo Kanga Roo performed in Nashville earlier this month, and we were there to capture it! Rocketown has three separate stage areas (I'm using that term loosely as one of the areas does not in fact have a stage, and instead just has a floor space for the band to use), and this show took place in The White Building, which has the smaller of the two actual stages. It was the perfect venue for this tour-- check out our review and photos from Nick Zimmer Photography below! Read More
Still thinkin' about shorter days, warmer weather, and all of the fun that was had at Pre-Fest? Us too!
Day two of Big Pre-Fest in Little Ybor started earlier than the previous day, with sets beginning at noon and continuing on throughout the night into the early hours of the morning (the last band ended at 1:30 AM!). We headed out early for the second day of the festivities and experienced a whole bunch of artists, both new and old -- check out our highlights below with photos from Nick Zimmer Photography. Read More
Pre-Fest, while not mandatory, is certainly recommended. It's like a beginners course to the best three day weekend of the year -- with only a handful of venues, bands that are performing in Gainesville take the stage in Ybor City the Wednesday and Thursday leading up to FEST. Since many bands sets unfortunately tend to overlap in Gainesville, you can easily check out bands in Ybor that you likely won't be able to see over the weekend. It also allows you to open up your schedule in Gainesville for bands that are exclusively playing at FEST, but not at Pre-FEST. This year marks my fourth Pre-FEST, and I definitely noticed that there weren't as many people in previous years. While there are countless factors that could prevent someone from attending both Pre-Fest and FEST, I can't help but wonder if Pre-FEST is something that will continue in the future, of if "they" (the FEST gods) are going to cut its cord in the near future. Only time will tell! Either way, it's a fantastic time and an easy way to start to get out of the "work" mindset and ease into vacation mode.
Click to continue after the jump to hear about a few of the bands that I checked out on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, and to see some photos from Nick Zimmer Photography. Read More