T-Bone talks noise on WSLR with County Commissioner Nora Patterson, Paul Caragiulo and CL‘s own Tim Sukits

Terry “T-Bone” Rhodes invited a group of distinguished guests to his Music Scene and Be Seen radio show on Saturday afternoon to talk about Sarasota’s city and county noise ordinances, the county’s entertainment ordinance, and the new Noise Ordinance CD compilation being released at the Cock & Bull at an all-day, all-local original music blowout on February 20. […]

Back and blue: The Sarasota Blues Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary with the hottest line-up in its long and storied history

Published November 4, 2010 20th Annual Sarasota Blues Festival 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat., Nov. 6, Ed Smith Stadium Complex, Festival Grounds, 2700 12th St., Sarasota, 954-4101 ext. 5454 or sarasotabluesfest.com, $22 advance, $27 day of show. Way back in 1990, the Sarasota Blues Society decided to give SRQ the blues in a big way by launching […]

Fresh Muphins at Mattison’s: A local restaurant chain gives original music a spin

Published July 14, 2010 Sarasota-Bradenton’s three Mattison’s restaurants are not the first establishments people think of when seeking a good local original live set. A walk past downtown Sarasota’s City Grille usually reveals a piano man breaking out, well “Piano Man,” or some aging rockers taking “Mustang Sally” for a ride. But that notion could soon […]

Making money from scratch: How the Vinyl Music Festival is bringing Sarasota together to rethink its economic game

Published in Creative Loafing Sarasota, July 14, 2010   Downtown Sarasota is not currently known as the heart of electronic music in Southwest Florida — far from it. But that title could soon be earned if the promoters behind Vinyl Music Festival stay on their current trajectory. Since last year’s inaugural celebration, VMF has more than doubled it’s number […]

Band of brothers: Before signing with Universal Republic, Boyce Avenue achieved world notoriety DIY-style

Published May 27, 2010 “All We Have Left” by Boyce Avenue will be available on iTunes and Amazon.com June 15. It’s no secret that the Internet has changed how the music industry operates. Bands can now do most of the duties formerly reserved for major record labels — promoting, booking, recording and distributing — right from their […]

Vlad the Educator: One of the world’s greatest pianists teams up with his former student to open Cultural Center Miracle in North Port

Published December 15, 2010 Cultural Center Miracle Grand Opening Open house noon-4 p.m., Black Tie charity dinner 5 p.m. Sat., Dec. 18, Cultural Center Miracle, 5400 S. Biscayne Dr., Suite C., North Port, 564-6215 or culturalcentermiracle.org, free. Among Sarasota County’s municipalities, the city of North Port has always been overshadowed by Sarasota’s vast cultural offerings. But […]