Saturday March 24, 2018
@ Lil Indies – Orlando, Florida.
Review, photographs and video by Jeffrey Howard.
On the way back from a tour out West, including a stop for SXSW, West Palm Beach singer Lindsey Mills‘s last stop came through Orlando winding up at Lil Indies. Although she’s had a high profile gig the last two and a half years as bassist with Surfer Blood, Lindsey has a long solo career and releases her music on her label, Salt Witch Records.
Opening the show was Orlando’s Harsh Radish, a solo venture by Russell Parker that develops the relationship between pop and digital sounds. I’m pretty sure this was my first time seeing him. It reminded me a lot of Shoestrings, the 90’s twee pop band, a reference that may be lost to current musical happenings but the spirit is alive and well.
Not advertised on the show flyer was singer/songwriter Ella Herrera. At first I thought she was part of Lindsey Mills band but no, they were just on tour together. For the past few years she’s been performing and honing her skills down South. Her performance pretty much stole the show for me. Solo artists can often fall flat but Herrera manages to be so honest and engaging it is impossible to turn away. Great stuff here!
Making a much needed return is the latest incarnation of Telethon, brainchild of long-time creative Matt Kamm. This time out it’s called Tele & The Ghost of Our Lord and it really packs a whallop. A new 7″ single “Dwell” came out the end of last year and were invited to perform at International Noise Fest in Miami this past February. That gave way to more shows including this low key hometown return show. From all indications Tele is hitting hard right out of the gate. Ranging from smooth grooves to abrasive thumps, the band takes a rock and roll trip to the moon and back. Hang on and bring your space suit!
There is a video from Tele & The Ghost of Our Lord from this show at the bottom of the page after the photographs.
Bloodshot Bill / The WildTones Florida Tour:
Thursday March 2. Orlando, FL
@ Wills Pub. Event Page.
Friday March 3. St. Petersburg, FL.
@ The Bends. 919 1st Avenue N. Event Page.
Saturday March 4. Miami, FL.
@ Gramps. 176 NW 24th Ave. Event Page.
Sunday March 5. St. Augustine, FL.
@ Sarbez. 115 Anatasia Blvd. Event Page.
Kristin Howard, drummer from Hot Hands, has joined The WildTones (pictured above, photo by Jim Leatherman).
YouTube superstar AdamTheWoo is visiting Orlando this week and stopped by Kick Bright Shop and Buttons and filmed his Daily Woo video at Artegon Marketplace. Adam is a longtime friend of mine. We met back in The Hot Six days, the early 2000s, when our bands had practice spaces next to each other and played shows together. A few years ago we filmed a filming locations video together for the Orlando-made movie D.A.R.Y.L., one of my favorite movies growing up.
Adam is having a meet up this Saturday January 23rd at 3pm at Fun Spot on International Drive. He’ll have some special buttons to hand out to everyone who attends. Guess where he’s getting them made? See ya there!
Making and receiving mix tapes is cool. It’s not a lost art if you know the right person. What if I told you could make a mix tape but instead of it being on cassette but have it cut straight to vinyl? You can right here in Central Florida!
One cool thing about Central Florida is we have Rabbitfoot Records in Sanford that can press small run vinyl records. When I mean small I mean like 1 or 2 copies though I have heard they can do up to 50. All you have to do is bring them a CD or cassette or whatever and they can cut it to vinyl with their special record press.
They stopped about two years ago but have brought back this special service in January 2016. They’d make great gifts or if you DJ you can make a vinyl mix of music you only have digitally. The possibilities are almost limitless.
Rabbitfoot Records is located in Sanford at 307 E 2nd Street Sanford, FL 32771. You can get price quotes at firstname.lastname@example.org.