And they’re buying a stairway to Latin rhythms and serendipity. Some music highlights this weekend include a Classic Albums Live tribute to Led Zeppelin IV at RP Funding Center tonight, the flamenco guitar and Zendrum of Don Soledad and Matthew Antolick (YouTube) at Posto 9 Friday and the spontaneity of Brian Sutherland and Craig Morby at Patio850 Saturday night. More listings follow:
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Brian Goding is stepping up the live music at his cozy Hillcrest Coffee in Dixieland. Tonight’s 6:30 p.m. lineup features the Margaritaville vibes of John Frinzi, a nationally touring singer-songwriter based in Lakeland, and the guitar virtuosity of Carlton Music’s Joe Gavin as well as Hillcrest’s Hannah Dobson.
It’s a good weekend for jazz lovers in Lakeland. Friday sees Jazza-nova at Posto 9 and B&B Jazz Quartet at Lakeland Loft. On Saturday, hear a Miles Davis tribute featuring Paul Butcher at LkldLive, Zemsemble (including Philip Booth and Rick Runion) at Fresco’s and Shawn Villanueva Jazz Trio at Lakeland Loft. See more music listings after the jump.
Expect fireworks this holiday weekend. Jimi Hendrix’ explosive music will be recreated at LkldLive Saturday night as David Brimer and his band of gypsies perform “Are You Experienced.” And real fireworks light the skies following Monday’s Lake Mirror performance by reggae band Jah Movement at Red White & Kaboom and also after a Bob Seger tribute band plays on Independence Day following the Flying Tigers baseball game. Check more music listings after the jump.
- First up: A mandolin takes on the violin solos in Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” at the ISO‘s 5:30 Classical Cocktail Hour at Lake Gibson Village.
- Brian Sutherland kicks off a national tour and debuts a new CD at LkldLive at 7 p.m. Gypsy-jazz storyteller Dean Johanesen opens.
- Elsewhere downtown, David Brimer picks jazz guitar at Lakeland Loft and singer-songwriter Bryan Rivers plays Fresco’s, both at 8 p.m.
- Dan Signor‘s keyboards pair with Kelly Halloran‘s fiddle at The Pink Piano at 9 — and rumor has it some musicians may wander over from LkldLive to jam.
Some chances to rock this weekend: Classic Albums Live delivers Rush’s “2112” at The Lakeland — I mean, RP Funding Center — tonight; the Ellie Lee Band brings blues to the Music Ranch Saturday; the Sofa Kings crown Frescos Underground with a Play It Forward Polk benefit. See more listings after the jump.
Drew Lausman’s Explosionism art involves controlled explosives and acrylic paints.
You’d hardly know summer is starting based on the number of musicians playing around town this weekend. One sign of summer is Caribbean Chillers, a Jimmy Buffett tribute act, playing after the Flying Tigers game Friday. Other highlights include Bite Size Boom, LkldLive’s lunchtime percussion smashup Friday (check the rehearsal video) and a seven-band rock festival at Mason’s Live Saturday. More listings after the jump: