Monday, September 13, 2010

Shinedown Tampa concert tickets on sale Friday

Shinedown's acoustic tour is heading to the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. The date has been set for 8:30 p.m. Nov. 4. Tickets go on sale at noon this Friday, starting at $29.50.

Here's details about the band from Straz: : Hailing from Jacksonville, Fla., Shinedown joined the rock and alternative rock scene in 2001 with the release of their first platinum album, "Leave a Whisper" and has since recorded seven consecutive Top Five rock and alternative radio hits including “Fly From the Inside,” “45,” and “Save Me.” In this acoustic performance of the music from their most recent album, "The Sound of Madness," Shinedown seeks to take a brave and unsparing look into the soul and psyche of mankind through a fierce musical attack.

Ticket info: Calling 813.229.STAR (7827) or online at

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Jonas Brothers concert refunds

Last night's Jonas Brothers concert at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheater was canceled last night because of unsafe concert conditions at the outdoor venue due to the weather. If you had tickets, refunds are available at point of purchase.

Friday, September 3, 2010

s[ART]q Print Party prints

Check out my column on Sunday. I'll be writing about the second annual Print Party, from 5-10 p.m. Sept. 11, hosted by the Sarasota contemporary art group sARTq. Good times.

In the meantime, here are a few of the prints that you can get for $5 a piece. Don't forget to bring your T-shirt, other clothing items or accessories for printing, though plain tees will be for sale for $5. Admission to the event is free.

The first is by Daniel Miller, the second by Tim Jaeger and the third is by Nathan Skiles.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Up-and-coming band to appear live on WSLR's The Rock Show

The details from WSLR: “Official Hot Mess”, the band fronted by sisters Kristy and Lindsey Landers will be in-studio guests at 11 p.m. Sept. 13on WSLR’s ‘The Rock Show," which features Sarasota-area rock music as well as other unsigned artists.

Aspiring to be nothing more than a good, old-fashioned rock & roll party, Official Hot Mess won considerable media attention and a cult following after scoring their first record deal before even graduating high school. O.H.M seems unstoppable as they keep evoking people’s amazement since the fantastic outcome of their debut album, which went to the top of the charts throughout Asia, Australia, and parts of Europe. The female fronted pop/rock band delivers captivating melodies, enchanting harmonies, and controversial lyrics… “Think The Bangles or Blondie with a little dose of Sarah Silverman-style sarcasm and you've got Official Hot Mess”… which lead to their current, original music being featured on MTV’s “The Hills," “The City," “My Super Sweet 16," “The Jersey Shore” and multiple Nickelodeon shows.
The multi-talented singer-songwriters have a flair for theatrics with a budding career in film and television as well. Over the course of the next few years, Official Hot Mess will become frequent fixtures in music, film, and television as they move up the entertainment mainstream ladder.

The sisters, devoted vegetarians and animal activists who have split their childhood years between the Sarasota and Los Angeles areas, have donated countless hours of their time at local organizations such as The Humane Society and The Cat Depot.