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    Speaking of Dad Rock, here's the latest collaboration between Mavis Staples and the Godfather of Dad Rock. Nice photo footage of the Wilco nest in Old Irving Park with Jeff Tweedy playing lead, Jeff Tweedy playing acoustic, Jeff Tweedy playing bass, Jeff Tweedy producing and… I'll be damned. It's Spencer Tweedy on the drums. Wonder if he got to cut class to cut that track.

    Digging this song on the radio every day.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqc1I9oSGiE
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    lmao this track is great --No lights No music

    Never found the kombucha mushroom people... searched high and low.


    Tonight I'm back to a rave mood --

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPKQKX5JWqY

    Keep all your light in the dark.
    nice and peaceful
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    The National
    Frank Black
    The XX
    Arcade Fire
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    Saw Frank Black in a small venue a couple months ago. Absolutely brilliant. Great mix of his solo stuff and Pixies stuff (which is also his stuff). I hear the Pixies' "world tour" is starting soon.
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    I find it disturbing that bands don't tour florida like they do the rest of the states. Maybe I'm wrong but it just seems like we don't get the shows like a Atlanta, Chicago, san fran, seattle, etc.
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    I effing love the Pixies. Just thinking about hearing Crackity Jones live gives me chills.
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    Those at MAJOR markets with far more vibrant music scenes than any city in Florida. They are far easier accessed as well.. It is expensive for bands on a budget to come to Florida
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    Even some of the bigger cities don't do so well. I once spent three months in LA and there wasn't a decent show the entire time I was there. My daughter complains that Boston misses a lot of good bands on the touring circuit. It's not so much the size of the city but the number and types of venues. Chicago does well because we have a lot of venues and quite a variety between outdoor, indoor, stadiums and arenas, but also a lot of more intimate venues that even the bigger bands like to play in the winter time. Those smaller places are a great place to see unsigned or indy label bands play on their way up.

    Madison is an example of a smaller city that gets a lot of big name bands partly because of the number of places the bands can play. It helps that they're a big college town and they're an easy stop for bands hitting Chicago, Milwaukee and Minneapolis.

    Florida probably gets the shaft because it's remote from the most populous areas of the country.
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    Yeah its true Florida does somewhat have it rough when it comes to getting touring acts. Strange and Toon are probably right that its about venues(or lack thereof) and cost. There really are not a lot of mid size venues throughout the state, so if you cant fill an arena or amphitheater there isnt much you can do. DC was great for touring bands, centrally located, lots of venues of varying sizes to accommodate acts at almost every level of popularity. I miss that.
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    I have been told it is more a distance and age demographic deal. There are plenty of venues Ranging up to 3500 or so. Just in the Tampa Bay Area you have:

    Jannus Landing
    Tampa PAC
    Ruth Eckerd
    Mahaffey Theater
    Tampa Theater
    Ritz Theater
    State Theater
    Cuban Club Bandshell

    Orlando has House of Blues, Hard Rock Live and Bob Carr.

    Miami has the Jackie Gleason and Broward has Sunrise Theater.

    Jax has the Florida Theater

    If you are a band that has a loyal following in Florida, you could actually do 4 cities and book out 2000-3000 seat venues. Jane's Addiction and Wilco both played multiple Florida dates.

    Florida is a long state so you have to be able to justify the distance from Atlanta to Orlando/Tampa to New Orleans/Birmingham..

    Our state does very well with major touring acts. The Tampa Bay times Forum consistently ranks in the top 5 nationally for concert revenue and the Amway Center in Orlando has been booking quite briskly as well. Many major acts start their tours in Florida. Generally S Florida first and then Tampa. Black Sabbath is an example as are Radiohead, Van Halen, Americanarama etc.
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    Saw many shows at Sunrise musical theater back in the day, but a church bought the place several years ago.

    Don't know if it's still hosting shows, but always like the Cameo Theater in South Beach and The Button South in Hallandale, this was the place where the strippers would go after work!!!

    I think more had to do with the weather and timing of the concert season. Florida is good during the tourist season, but can b4 a little hit during the summer when many acts are touring, especially the outdoor venues.

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    Did not know that about the Sunrise. I haven't there for a show for a good while.
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