A & E
- Entertainment entrepreneur Gus Palas announced that the new La La LAND Wine, Beer, Liquors & Lounge at S. Florida and Oppitz is booking musicians, mostly solo and duo acts. So, yep, Lakeland is still getting new live music venues, as we noted last week. | See his post
- Clothier Abdiel Gonzalez, who writes for The Lakelander, crowd-sourced an article he’s working on. He wants to identify “local musicians ‘on the rise’ that we should all know about.” He’s gotten plenty of suggestions (and it makes interesting reading to see how much young talent lives here), but I’m sure he’d take more | See his post
Women + Beauty, an exhibit at ART/ifact Studios and Gallery, showcases 35 black-and-white images of women created by Lakeland photographer Jordan Weiland. She photographed women of varying ages and ethnicities in natural light with little or no makeup to contrast with the highly produced visions of feminine imagery usually seen in popular culture. The gallery, located at 820 N. Massachusetts Ave. No. 2, is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-3 p.m. Weiland discusses the project in this video from Loud Life Productions:
Lakeland has gotten another venue to see and hear live music. The new Federal Bar Lakeland in the renovated old post office building at Tennessee and Lemon hosts live music at least once most weekends. With several new lounges, coffee shops, a brewpub and a performance space offering live music, it seems that LkldNow has about twice as many venues to check as when we started maintaining a music calendar three years ago. Many thanks to Ron Tomlin for volunteering to help me keep up with it all. Keep scrolling to see who’s playing where this weekend.
Creative Loafing includes Lakeland’s Emily Jones, 20, as one of 30 “young Tampa Bay musicians who are (re)making a scene.” The profile begins: “Lakeland’s Hillcrest Coffee has become something of a hub for the city’s creative class, and in the middle of all the activity is Emily Jones, a barista there and someone whose musical tastes and efforts are all over the Hillcrest concert calendar.” Jones has been a part of several local bands, but is currently focusing on her solo work, a folk/experimental noise/ambient project called ROVER and the punk band Clang!
WEEZER AND THE WALL: Two shows this weekend pay tribute to notable rock albums. First up: Classic Albums Live gives their note-for-note treatment to Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” at RP Funding Center tonight. On Saturday, Gary Love Band returns to LkldLive (their Nirvana Unplugged tribute in March drew raves) to perform Weezer’s Blue Album. Check more live music listings after the jump.