IR Orlando #14
Welcome to my first show of 2007. It’s nice to be back! I have a great lineup of mostly Orlando bands for you today. I hope you like the music!
1. Life Of Pi | Young Jim Hawkins
Based in Tampa, Life of Pi has been heard on IR Orlando before. This track is from their 2005 release ‘Pyrrhic Victory.’ They are working on a new CD and I hope to bring you some brand new songs from that one on a future show. You can also buy several songs from them at their MySpace site, at only 95 cents per track and no DRM!
Lead singer/guitarist Stephen hosts the 11th Hour radio show on WMNF in Tampa on Monday nights from 11pm – 1am. I read that they may be changing their schedule around, but I don’t have the final word on that, so for now, you can listen online or listen to recent archived shows from their website. 11th Hour MySpace page
2. Minimal | El Cubo
Formed in 2003, the members of Minimal have combined their experience into a unique blend of Latin rhythms, intense guitars and drum machines. They play lots of gigs in South Florida, so check their website or MySpace page for upcoming dates.
3. music versus the heart | Finding Isabel
Orlando-based MVTH have 2 releases, including an EP from 2003 and a full-length 2005 CD called ‘Sorry for the Memories.’ They are working on a follow up now.
5. Weszt | Can’t Erase You
This is from their new CD ‘morningafterlife,’ the band’s 2nd release. They were recently booked to play the annual Gasparilla Pirate Festival in Tampa on January 27th. Check their website or MySpace for TONS of upcoming dates – they are well worth seeing live.
6. Kingsbury | Blood in the Kitchen
7. Kingsbury| Peninsula
I am excited to play these tracks since they are on the about-to-be-released ‘The Great Compromise.’ The band sent me a copy a few weeks ago and it’s excellent, intelligent rock! They are having a CD Release Party at The Social on Friday, Jan 19 which will feature performances by Kingsbury, as well as their Post*Records labelmates The Heathens and Dodger, and Apollo Quartet. Go to the Post*Records website to get your ticket – they are only $10 and include a copy of the new album! This show will sell out, so get your tickets NOW!