Music Review: Dan Rixon’s In My Head

Published January 6, 2010 Sarasota float-around guitarist Dan Rixon unleashed a solo project in December with help from a number of other local hired guns. The album, fittingly called In My Head, is heavily Pink Floyd-inspired, especially Wall-ish, with random infant squeals, droning machines and thunderstorms filling the breaks between songs to add some natural rhythms to the […]

Local CD Review: Fancy Rat’s debut self-titled EP is a dance-happy hodgepodge of revelry

Published June 30, 2010 The latest band to emerge from Sarasota’s steam-gaining Finch House Collective started as a rough side project and has now come to fruition as the party-in-your-pants known as Fancy Rat. Frontman Brian Yoder set aside his experimental folk solo project JesusChryslerSupercar to join with bassist Adam Marret (previously of The Silent Film Exhibitionists Club), lead […]

Local Music Review: Maid Mosephine and the Equines

Published Nov. 24, 2009 (Photo courtesy finchhouse.com) Local music review: Maid Mosephine and the Equines’ Hearts on Faces Maid Mosephine and the Equines: \”Easy St\”(Maid Mosephine and the Equines: “Easy St”) Sarasota’s own Maid Mosephine and the Equines kicked off the PR blitz for their debut EP — Hearts on Faces — at a Saturday night CD […]

Matisyahu and Les Claypool get funky-reggae-fresh in St. Pete: We got videos people

Jun. 2, 2009 The Scenestress and I got hooked up big-time with an opportunity to see Matisyahu perform a couple songs for a radio spot on WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa yesterday. The tall, bearded Hasidic reggae star waved us in the studio with a big grin as his band finished setting up. They played two songs […]

Concert Review: Budapest Festival Orchestra blows people’s minds

Feb. 6, 2009 After seeing shows from backstage and the lighting booth, I finally got a chance to catch a performance at the Van Wezel from the actual seats. The venue is a truly unique hall that kind of made me feel like I was in the inside of a sea shell. The celebration of […]