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Drum Circle 5 - 5:30 p.m.
Blues Punks 5:30 - 5:55
<BREAK> 5:55 - 6:10
Cuban Sandwich Crisis 6:10 - 6:35
<BREAK> 6:35 - 6:50
Lucious P. Slugworth 6:50 - 7:15
<BREAK> raffles/PA setup 7:15 - 7:30
Knowing Stu 7:30 - 7:55
<BREAK> Drum Circle 7:55 - 8:10
Truly Sunday 8:10 - 8:35
<BREAK> Jason Bundy 8:35 - 8:50
The Mercy Seat 8:50 - 9:15
<BREAK> Jason Bundy 9:15 - 9:30
Gravity 9:30 - 9:55
<BREAK> Mind Static 9:55 - 10:10
John McNicholas 10:10 - 10:35
<BREAK> Mind Static 10:35 - 10:50
Rebekah Pulley 10:50 - 11:15
<BREAK> Glitter Guns 11:15 - 11:30
St. Felons 11:30 - 11:55
<BREAK> Glitter Guns 11:55 - 12:10
The Beauvilles 12:10 - 12:35
<BREAK> raffles 12:35 - 12:50
The Semis 12:50 - 1:15
FOR HAASE -
Scott Harrell (Weekly Planet)
right, that's it. Apparently, all area players have something on their
minds. I would appreciate it very much if every single musician in
the Tampa Bay area who has health insurance would go out right now
and marry one who doesn't. Then, get CAT scans immediately, the both
of you. I'm very sorry to say another talented guy has had another
serious cranial trauma: Drummer Eric Haase, who played with Brainiac's
Daughter and Mediawhore (among others) before settling behind the
kit for Auditorium just a few months ago, was hospitalized a couple
of weeks back for a severe cerebral abnormality known as arterio vascular
malformation (AVM). While it was originally unknown if he would ever
regain the use of his limbs, Haase is walking again, and his chances
for a full recovery are good. Of course, he's racked up the usual
fucking insane bills and is unable to work, but hey, that's America.
A huge, multi-band benefit will be held Saturday, April 3 at St. Pete's
State Theatre; if you can help with a donation, please send it to
Megan Donoho, 1914 S. Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL 33629.
Floridian: Bay area's
top talent takes on Austin
By GINA VIVINETTO, Times Pop Music Critic
Published March 18, 2004
I'm on my way to the South by Southwest music conference in Austin,
Texas. Each spring, SXSW, as it is known, gathers the music industry
- artists, labels, media - to investigate, celebrate and speculate
about what's going on in our universe.
Who are the buzz bands? What are the trends?
Through Sunday, hundreds of bands from the United States and the rest
of the planet will converge on Austin - and goodness, this city loves
its live music; it has been home to Stevie Ray Vaughan, Willie Nelson
and a handful of other stars. SXSW will also feature a keynote speech
by Little Richard and interviews with luminaries such as Ani DiFranco,
Joan Baez, and Wayne Coyne of the wacky Flaming Lips.
Every live music venue in Austin will be packed with music lovers
watching sizzling showcases into the wee hours.
Six acts from the Tampa Bay area are trekking to SXSW to perform as
part of the "Flamingo Bandingo," an unofficial showcase
held at Club Deville in Austin. The event was organized by the SXSW
Music Lovers Group, or SMLG, a small, volunteer group of bay area
music lovers led by Lee Courtney, known to listeners of community
radio station WMNF-FM 88.5 as DJ Flee.
Flee and his cohorts - Laura Keane, Norwood Orrick and JoEllen Schilke
- for the second consecutive year selected what they consider (and
I agree) some of the local scene's top acts: alt-noir rockers the
Mercy Seat (formerly Private Chinaski, which was formerly Shotgun
Wedding),roots-pop singer Rebekah Pulley and her band the Reluctant
Prophets, hip-hop outfit Red Tide, jangly singer-songwriter John McNicholas,
punky garage rockers Crippled Masters and singer-pianist-guitarist
Also joining the gang is scene stalwart Ronnie Elliott, who does double
time at SXSW; Elliott performs an official showcase of his own tonight
at the Cactus cafe.
The music lovers group, through donations and a series of fundraisers
and benefit concerts, raised several thousand dollars to throw a little
party, Florida style, serving gator chili, black beans and rice and
plenty of beer. Tom White, owner of Skipper's Smokehouse, one of the
Tampa Bay area's most jumping music venues, is donating food for 500
people. (White was also a huge supporter of last year's Tampa Bay
The SMLG group even had help from two cigarmakers from both sides
of the bay. Greg Haddad from Central Cigars in St. Petersburg sold
SMLG hand-rolled cigars at far below cost so the group could give
them away at SXSW. Haddad also donated lighters and cutters.
Paul Wilborn, manager of creative industries for the city of Tampa,
called SMLG to let them know the J.C. Newman Cigar Co. of his city
was donating 50 Cuesta-Rey Centro Fino No. 60 cigars.
Look for more coverage on the Flamingo Bandingo and other SXSW shenanigans
in the St. Petersburg Times. For now, listen to some of the bandingo
bands by going to www.sptimes.com and clicking on Floridian. The only
group you won't find on the site is Red Tide; the trio's debut full-length
CD hits stores this month.
THE BAD NEWS: One local band selected by SMLG to
be a part of the Flamingo Bandingo showcase was Pinellas County's
Auditorium, fronted by boy-about-town Joran Oppelt.
The band canceled those plans and months of gigs after drummer Eric
Haase had a brain aneurysm last month.
THE GOOD NEWS: Haase, or "E" as he's known
to pals, is in rehabilitation at University Community Hospital in
Tampa and shows daily improvement. A benefit concert is in the works:
April 3 at the State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Admission
The lineup includes the Blues Punks, whom I caught for the first time
at last month's Cash For Cash: A Tribute For Johnny Cash benefit concert
for this SXSW trip.
The band is amazing: greasy guitar, harmonica, foot-stomping, all
bad-boy Southern rock. Yee-haw!
Also: Cuban Sandwich Crisis, the effervescently naughty spoken word
artiste Lucious P. Slugworth, Knowing Stu, Truly Sunday, the Mercy
Seat, John McNicholas, Rebekah Pulley, Gravity, garage punks St. Felons
and talented troubadours the Beauvilles.
SPEAKING OF THE BEAUVILLES: The Tampa trio was selected by the Florida
chapter of the Recording Academy to perform at the Grammy Showcase
this week in Miami. The Beauvilles were one of just six acts selected
among more than 250 from Florida and Puerto Rico, competing for $10,000.
If you've seen these guys, who play sophisticated and soulful jazzy
pop with plenty of acoustic guitar and upright bass, you understand
the band's appeal. Singer-guitarist Shawn Beauville's rich, lovely
voice would impress both father and son Buckley (that's the late Tim
and the late Jeff Buckley); like them, Beauville's not afraid to express
his heart's woe. For that, he makes the girls hearts' go pitter pat,
or maybe it's when he sports those dapper hats. A stylish band, the
-- Gina Vivinetto
Topic: Benifit at The State Theater Saturday April 3rd
Al The Pal
Lord of this Board
From: Tampa Florida
Registered: Mar 2002 posted 04-01-2004 09:22
This information was sent over from "The Southeast Music Alliance"
and I feel it should be shared with all Tampa Bay Musicians and Songwriters.
Becky and I will be there early, Please join us if you can.
Stay well, Al Alvarez
Saturday, April 3 | E-MOTION: The Benefit for Eric HaaseOn Tuesday,
February 17, Eric Haase, (drummer for St. Petersburg-based Auditorium
and Tampa's Mediawhore) known to his friends as "E," was
rushed to the emergency room after suffering from a burst cluster
of arteries in his brain, otherwise known as an Arterio Vascular Malformation,
or AVM. He is currently in rehabilitation at Hearthstone Carrolwood
in Tampa. Eric shows more strides to a full recovery every day. There
will be a benefit concert at the State Theatre, in St. Petersburg
on Saturday, April 3. We are hoping to raise enough money to help
Eric get his life back after surviving this near-death experience.
Admission will be $10, and raffle tickets will also be sold. Prizes
will include gift certificates, sporting goods, memorabilia, art,
CDs, and much more. Food will be provided starting at 5:30 p.m. courtesy
of Saute Café. The State Theatre is located at 687 Central
Ave., St. Petersburg.If you would like to help, please mail any donations
(made payable to The Benefit for Eric Haase) to: Megan Donoho @ 1914
S. Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL 33629.Performers include: Blues Punks, Cuban
Sandwich Crisis, Lucious P. Slugworth, Knowing Stu, Truly Sunday,
The Mercy Seat, Gravity, John McNicholas, Rebekah Pulley, St. Felons,
The Beauvilles, The Semis, Jason Bundy, Mind Static and Glitter Guns
as well as a drum circle!Please visit www.smaflorida.com for details
or see the ad in this week's Weekly Planet.IP: Logged
Posted by: Al The Pal
From: Tampa Florida
posted 04-05-2004 15:41
We had a fantastic time hanging at the State Theater in St Pete on
Sunday evening. The benefit was a great success as far as we could
see with a good turnout, a fantastic raffle and most of all some great
live entertainment. Doc and the guys now known as the Blues Punks
opened the show playing their Rock and Roll hearts out and got everyone
warmed up well. Then a group called The Cuban Sandwich Crisis. Very
contemporary with some great material and vocals. Knowing Stu then
rocked us with a little heavier blend but still good Rock with a front
gal who could really belt and perform.
Im not sure what time Becky and I bailed but it couldnt have been
much later that 9-9:30 (got there at 4:45) Man do I feel old.
Great show, all the way around. Cudos Joran and the SMA.
Keep Drummin' Al
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