The Local Original: Artists of the 941 are called to crank it up once again with submissions for Noise Ordinance 2 now being accepted

Published December 8, 2010 If you happened to attend the first incarnation of Noise Ordinance back in February, then you have a pretty good idea why it won the title of “Best Local Music Festival” in our Best of the Suncoast Readers’ Poll last month. The hyper-local, yet intriguingly unfamiliar gathering helped to introduce the various sub-scenes of our […]

The Local Original: Getting paid for musical art is not a Suncoast tradition

Published November 17, 2010 Original music artists to the Suncoast: “Show me the money!” A few weeks back I received a letter from a local musician who’s been playing original music around the Suncoast for over 30 years. Since age 15 he has watched the local scene ebb and flow, and countless bands and venues […]

The Local Original: An overview of the Suncoast music scene reveals progress and change

Published October 13, 2010 In trying to improve the Suncoast music scene it’s important to examine where it came from, how it developed, and where it stands today. Therefore, I felt it was necessary to use this week’s column as a State of the Scene Address of sorts. When looking back at what’s taken place over the […]

The Local Original: CL debuts its new weekly column covering all aspects of the Suncoast original music scene

Published September 29, 2010 Since we announced the launch of our “new and improved” Soundboard section in August, it’s been very encouraging to see groups all over the Suncoast rising up to do their part in support of the local original music scene. While there’s been significant movement in the camaraderie department, I haven’t seen an influx […]

Creative Loafing unites the Suncoast music scene: New and improved Soundboard section and event submission guidelines

Published August 11, 2010 Greetings Suncoast Venues and Music Artists, This is Tim Sukits of Creative Loafing writing to let you all know about some exciting changes happening here at Creative Loafing Sarasota in regards to the Suncoast live music scene and our entertainment listings section of the paper, known as the “Soundboard.” Today marks my one year […]

The Starving Artist: What’s in a name?

Published Nov. 5, 2009 Hello, fellow Sarasotans. It is my pleasure to introduce you to my new blog, which I have oh-so-fittingly dubbed “The Starving Artist.” My goal for these posts is to give you an insider’s view into the trials and tribulations of a musician trying to start a music career on the Suncoast. […]