IR Orlando #20

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Hello and welcome to an episode which finds us spanning many genres. This also marks the one-year anniversary of the Insomnia Radio Orlando podcast, and hopefully there will be many more to come!

1. The Dark Romantics | She’s A Fire | MySpace
From their newest album “Some Midnight Kissin'” on Lujo Records. They are currently on tour with The Mooney Suzuki, and list dates in July and August in Texas, North & South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and all over Florida. Courtesy of the band and IODA Promonet.

2. 20WT | Out My Window
These guys grew up in the deep south listening to Pantera and Bob Marley and have combined groove metal and roots reggae to form a genre they call “rocksteady metal.” They originated in Key Largo and later moved to Jacksonville. You can purchase their new CD “Out My Window” directly from their MySpace page.

3. mini TLP show featuring Tailgunner Joe & The Earls of Slander | The Street
This is a short feature from Insomnia Radio’s TLP show focusing on Tampa’s Tailgunner Joe & The Earls of Slander. If you live in Florida, mark your calendar for Thursday, August 9!!! There will be a live TLP/Insomnia Radio showcase at the Crowbar in Ybor City, featuring Tailgunner Joe and the Earls of Slander, The Embassy, Vox Palma, The Love Affair, and Brer.

4. Holidaysburg | (You’ve Got) A Friend in Pennsylvania
This is Orlando-based Holidaysburg’s 2nd appearance on IR Orlando. This song is from their 2005 release “A Better November.” According to their MySpace page, they are currently for a bassist, so if you fit the bill, check their blog entry for details.

5. Chase Coleman | Fade to Grey
Chase spent some time touring in Europe, where his band had a top 20 radio hit, and he returned home to the U.S. in 2004 to work on his solo career. This is the title track from his debut album, which will be available soon.

6. Rayko KRB | Charp | MySpace
This artist from Miami has been quite a bit of play on podcasts and Sirius satellite radio in the past year. His first full-length CD, “The Rockstar Poor LP” came out July 4. You can order it from his website.

7. Derek Stroker | Lose Control | MySpace
Altho he started out as a drummer, Derek quickly became proficient at guitar, bass and piano. He has a 6 song “Acoustic EP” is available now at iTunes and CD Baby, and a brand new album called “Take a Picture, Make a Promise…”. Derek recently relocated to Nashville.

8. Fairweather Friend | What a Realist Would Say
Fairweather Friend has been heard on my show before, and this song is a sneak preview of their new album. They are nearly finished with their debut LP and expect to release it later this year. They recently played at the Florida Music Festival too.

9. Matt Mackey | One Last Cigarette
Matt should be settled in Orlando by the time this show is released, having just relocated from Lynchburg, VA. This song is from “Live at the Mezzanine” and you download some tracks from him at and you can also purchase the CD via his MySpace page.


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