FREE SAMPLES: 11/28 The Dog Apollo, Reverist, The Sabals @ The Social

Come out to The Social this Friday for some great indie pop and rock. We’ve got Jacksonville’s The Dog Apollo, Orlando singer-songwriter Reverist, and fellow Orlando three-piece, The Sabals. This is going to be a very diverse show, so sample the bands and be sure to make it out! Enjoy.

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The Dog Apollo


Hear more at The Dog Apollo’s Bandcamp.



Hear more at Reverist’s Bandcamp.

The Sabals


Hear more at The Sabals’ Bandcamp.

Cate Le Bon – “He’s Leaving”

*The voice of this blog is done in my best written interpretation of a smooth late-night radio host.*

Good evening ladies and gentlemen. I know it’s dark and rainy out tonight, but you’re here with me now, and I’ll set your mood right. Whether you’re enjoying a cozy night with that special someone, or you feel a cold grey rain inside of your heart, this song will keep you company until the sun rises. Enjoy. 

Here more of Le Bon’s soothing voice on her Soundcloud.

Palms On Fire – “Cars”

This song is Russian!? Apparently, when the Russians are trapped inside due to infinite winter, they make brightfully blissful indie pop. The bass and drums keep a pleasant trotting rhythm, while ascending and descending synth lines play overtop. Melodically, the vocals are simple and light, spreading cheer to all the little boys and girls. Enjoy.

I suggest listening to Palm On Fire’s entire Cars EP on Bandcamp. It’s quite wonderful.

Hometown Heroes: Case Work appear on Off the Avenue, Will’s show tonight w/ Day Joy

It’s always good to write about Orlando. In the hellish heat of the summer, the only comfort for Orlandoians (yes, that’s what we’re called. I checked) lies in the paradise of Orlando music. Case Work is one of those bands. Enjoy.

TONIGHT: Day Joy, Case Work, Maximino, & A_RK @ Will’s Pub

In preparation for their show with Day Joy, Maximino, and A_RK at Will’s Pub, local indie rock collective Case Work dropped in on North Avenue Studios’ for their in-studio video series, Off the Avenue. While at North Avenue, the band played two new songs: “Slow Down” and “Dancing Shadows.”

The former:r a jangly, mid-tempo, indie rock dream, chocked full of “Aah”s. Lead singer/rhythm guitarist, Chandler Strang coos, “Sunshine in my eye. Sunshine on your skin.” Swoon.

The latter: a flowing lava lamp of emotion. Strang sings now with sorrow. Greyson Charnock lays down some seamless guitar leads that add to the overall airy quality of the song. Man’s got chops.

Check out an interview Case Work did with Orlando Weekly.

If you like what you hear, and missed my two obvious plugs, Case Work is playing a show TONIGHT @ Will’s. Tickets are $7 at the door. I’ve taken the liberty to include some videos from Day Joy and Maximino respectively. Damnit, I’m good.

7 Days to Bonnaroo: White Denim

ONE WEEK. Enjoy.

Bonnaroo Tip of the Day: Bring a pee bottle. Late night walks to the port-a-potties are not as fun as they sound.

White Denim – Friday, June 13, 12:00 A.M. – That Tent

Similar Bonnaroo Sounds: Jack White, Those Darlins, Blank Range, Vampire Weekend

White Denim is a four-piece band from Austin, Texas. Since 2008, they’ve combined a Vampire Weekend style indie rock with psychedelic and blues flavors. Just last year, White Denim released their sixth album, Corsicana Lemonade. 

The first song I remembering hearing from the band was “Shake, Shake, Shake.” I know it’s the most famous they’ve produced, but I think it’s also one of the best. The thumbing bass lines give me chills every time, and the sporadic drum fills are so damn tasty. At Bonnaroo, White Denim are bound to bring energy and excitement to their set. Good times will be rollin’ for sure.

24 Days to Bonnaroo: Warpaint

Send me Bonnaroo acts to cover! Enjoy.

Educate yourself on other Bonnaroo artists!

Bonnaroo Tip of the Day: Please use the port-a-potties.

Warpaint – Sunday, June 15, 4:15 P.M. – This Tent

Similar Bonnaroo Sounds: Broken Bells, Damon Albarn, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

This is one to get excited for. Last year, Warpaint’s self-titled album captured a ton of praise from critics. This all-girl, LA four-piece is HIGH on my list of must-see artists. Their melodies are soft and silky, and the music is light and haunting. If you’re going to see Broken Bells at 6:15, I recommend going seeing Warpaint first. You will thank me.