One advantage to having an inter-generational music calendar team at LkldNow is that we can offer differing perspectives on local shows worth checking out. Megan the Millennial has been deeply involved with Lakeland’s alternative and indie scene. Barry the Boomer is a decades-long music fan with eclectic tastes. Here are our takes on what looks interesting this week, followed by the updated music calendar:
In the 1970s, I saw Carole King in concert in Atlanta just a few weeks after she released “Tapestry” and before it became a phenomenon, and I saw Joni Mitchell in Jacksonville at the height of her commercial success with “Court and Spark.” Even after hearing those two artists live, I’m interested in hearing two young Lakeland artists interpret their work at LkldLive on Saturday night. Nicole Celeste will perform “Tapestry” from start to finish, and Courtney Plummer, who says she grew up listening to Joni, will play some of her favorite Mitchell songs.
The Detectives are a local ska, alternative act performing at Lakeland’s Federal Bar on Friday night.
ART/ifact is presenting the Welcome to the Trap art exhibit featuring live art demonstrations, food and drink, and live music from Mr. Handsome, Space Panda, and The Drain Outs on Friday night.
Mojo’s Wings, Burgers, and Beers are putting on a Beer, Bands, Beards and Bourbon event Saturday afternoon for the Facial Hair League that will feature haircuts and beard trimmings on site, local vendor booths, food and drink specials, and live music from Justin Grimes, Sean Malone, and Blackbeard Anthem.