IR Orlando #15: The Lakeland Edition

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I started out with a slightly different playlist for this episode, then realized that more than half of the bands were from Lakeland, Florida (which is about midway between Orlando and Tampa). At the last minute, I decided to make it an all-Lakeland show. I’m certain that we’re just scratching the surface, but here are 3 great Lakeland artists for you to enjoy.

1. SemiSoul | Charlie’s Untitled
Lakeland-based SemiSoul has a 3-song EP out. They have plenty of upcoming shows all around Florida, including Lakeland, Ybor City and New Port Richey. If you’re listening in Orlando, check their MySpace page frequently for Orlando shows – they just played The Social and will making some more appearances here soon.

2. Timothy Simpson | The New Year
3. Timothy Simpson | Daydream
I was very pleasantly surprised to hear Timothy for the first time recently. His new album ‘all for One’ (on Willowbrooke Records) is available on iTunes.

4. The Dark Romantics | Another Song For Another Night (from ‘Some Midnight Kissin”)
5. The Dark Romantics | Let’s Get Explosive (iTunes exclusive)
I’ve been dying to play this band for a while, so I hope you enjoy them! Their CD release party for ‘Some Midnight Kissin”’ (on Lujo Records) will be at Back Booth in Orlando on Feb. 15, then they have a slew of tour dates throughout Florida, and including stops in Alabama, Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas.


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