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Taking Back Sunday's

If you were even the least bit interested in the emo scene in the early ‘00s, Taking Back Sunday’s Tell All Your Friends(which turns 15 today) was probably one of your favorite albums and/or your introduction to the genre. Formed in Long Island in 1999, Taking Back Sunday went

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CHRIS ISAAK’S “FIRST COMES THE NIGHT” TOUR COMES TO SARASOTA

Written by Vicky Sullivan on 02 May 2016.Musician and sometime actor Chris Isaak came to Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Thursday, April 28 on one of his tour stops in support of his new album “First Comes the Night”. Chris had one of the last major hits of the 1980’s with “Wicked Game”

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MICHAEL ROSS QUARTET W/ SPECIAL GUEST FRED JOHNSON AT FOGARTYVILLE

Written by David Beaton on 07 February 2017.On Sunday, February 12 legendary Bay Area vocalist Fred Johnson will perform for the first time with the Michael Ross Quartet (Michael Ross - bass, Daniel Jordan - Sax and flute, LaRue Nickelson - guitar, Walt Hubbard - drums) at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Cent

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THREE GREAT SHOWS COMING UP FOR WSLR

Missy Raines and the New HipThursday,  January 26, 7pmTickets:  $10 adv/$12 day of showFood Truck:  The Traveling KitchenMissy Raines is the most decorated bass player in the history of the International Bluegrass Music Association - with 7 Bass Player of the Year Awards to her credit. A former memb

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introduction

 Hello everybody, my name is Jacob Butch I am 22 years old. I was diagnosed with autism and  High functioning ADHD when I was 8 and 9 years old.  I am trying to put a band together to become a Christian  worship and praise band to go on tour looking to maybe do a lot of worship songs, and maybe some

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BILLY RICE UNPLUGGED?!?

Yes, please!  I’ve seen Billy Rice Band many times before and was very interested to find out what this would be about.He and Rick Fass were playing guitars and Billy was singing original tunes. Wow! I thought I’d heard all of his songs… but no, not even close. He’s got scads of tunes he&r

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STELLAR PERFORMANCE FROM A MUSIC ICON AT THE VAN WEZEL – SMOKEY ROBINSON

Playing to a sold out crowd at the Van Wezel in Sarasota on Thursday night, Smokey Robinson was late to the stage. The crowd was getting restless and no one quite knew what was going on. Rumor had it that there was a wardrobe malfunction going on in Smokey's dressing room. But when Smokey walked out in an impeccabl

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BILLY DONATES OVER $7000!

Oh what a night at the Seafood Shack!  The Billy Rice CD Release Party was a huge success.  Throughout the night close to 600 people attended.  It was totally awesome.Jimmy Lally, Karen Klarich and their band opened the show and the crowd loved them!  The Billy Rice Band played their new record in i

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OLD-TIME MUSIC STANDOUTS COMPTON & NEWBERRY TO PERFORM AT FOGARTYVILLE

A stringband of two—mandolin master Mike Compton and veteran banjoist/guitarist Joe Newberry—pay homage to pioneering American musicians such as The Monroe Brothers, Robert Johnson and The Carter Family with an artistry unmatched in today’s bluegrass world.Both masters of the bedrock instruments of ol

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I Write Real Life, I Rap My Real Life

Today I have nothing.  Maybe that’s a good thing.  Maybe it means enjoy an empty moment of clarity.   Pouring myself for the right word.  Sometimes my writing is so fast its sloppy.  ~F*cK iT~ If your reading this then you're lucky.  Lucky to sail alongsi

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