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One Year of Bands in the Spotlight!

This week, a quick rundown of what previously spotlighted bands are currently doing.

It's been a year since I started spotlighting local bands, and it's been a great pleasure to showcase the immense talent this area has to offer. So, what have these bands been up to since I first spotlighted them (and--in the case of the very first bands spotlighted--since the first update)? Well...

Floydsum (first spotlighted in October) continues to entertain crowds with their eclectic mix of music and ever-growing light show. The lineup is the same as it was since the April update. Their next shows will be Saturday, October 20th at Kickin' Wing and Saturday, October 27th at Jilly's Lounge for their Halloween party. In addition to that, singer Deanna Nickel has started up her own band, simply called The Deanna Nickel Band. They'll be making their debut at Hurricane Hank's Bar & Grill this Friday, October 5th.

Gypsy Star (first spotlighted in November) has largely been playing private events or large festivals, wowing people with their mix of world music and onstage dancers. Their lineup also remains the same since the April update. Just yesterday (October 3rd), Billy Keen announced that they will be starting work on a live concert video project in the very near future. You will definitely want to keep an eye out for that.

LostNFound (first spotlighted in December) is still rocking out their favorite local spots with their own brand of powerhouse rock. Never taking themselves all too seriously, they entertain while still being very capable musicians. There are 3 chances to catch them in action around town this month: Friday, October 12th at Cocktails, Saturday, October 13th at Whiskey River, and Saturday, October 27th at Bourbon Street for their Halloween party.

Eclipse (first spotlighted in March) will be retiring very, very soon. Why? Singer/bassist Connie Bonds is growing busier with her all-female band project Undercover Betty, and singer/drummer Julius Mendoza is growing busier with his original metal project A(k)new as well as the Tampa Taiko drum ensemble. As for singer/guitarist Boogie Bonds, he's just looking to slow down a little bit from the hectic pace of the live music world. Your last chance to see Eclipse live will probably be this Saturday, October 6th at Overtime Sports Bar & Grill for their 5th Annual "Breastfest" Breast Cancer Benefit. Eclipse has been playing their final gigs in their classic 3-piece lineup, leaving Singer/Keyboardist Terry "Tull" to reform his old band StormSurge, which actually leads me very well into the next band.

Circle Sky (first spotlighted in May) has undergone a couple big lineup changes. At the end of May, drummer Billy Isner left to pursue a guitar-playing position in the band Protocol. They eventually brought back original drummer Warren "Honeyhead" Smith. Then in early September, keyboardist John Zahner and I also left. Zahner is once again playing with Phoenix as well as keeping busy with various other side projects. I, meanwhile, have joined up with Terry "Tull"'s StormSurge band as their new bassist/singer, and am playing several solo acoustic shows around the area. As for Circle Sky, singer/guitarist Mark Alan brought back original bassist Monte Valdez for a couple shows (marketed, appropriately enough, as "The Original Circle Sky") before eventually bringing on the massively talented Roberto Trompeo full-time. Some shows are played as a 3-piece, and others are played with keyboardist Tom Gaskins. This month, you can catch them at the Seaside Inn on Saturday, October 6th and 20th, and at Cocktails on Saturday, October 13th.

Franc Robert & The Boxcar Tourists (first spotlighted in June) just released their new album (entitled "Mulligan Stew") in September, and they continue to keep the Blues alive with soulful live shows around the area. The lineup remains the same as in the original spotlight. You can catch them around town Friday & Saturday, October 12th and 13th and Saturday, October 20th at the Fisherman's Shack, Sunday, October 14th as part of the Cotee River Bike Fest, Friday, October 19th at the Springer Saloon for their Bike Night, and Friday, October 26th at the Ridge Road Tavern.

Article-7 (first spotlighted in July) has taken a hiatus for work and family, but stay tuned on what's next for these guys!

Lawless Intent (first spotlighted in August) continues to rock hard and entertain some raucous crowds. Their lineup is the same as in the original spotlight. This month, your only chance to see them locally will be this Friday, October 5th at the Springer Saloon for their Bike Night.

Finally, Tongue-n-Groove (first spotlighted in September) is keeping busy as well, getting some shows in the Central Pasco, Northern Pinellas, and Hillsborough areas. Your next chance to see them right here in the West Pasco area will be Saturday, October 27th at Cocktails for their Halloween party.

There are many more great bands to be spotlighted, so stay tuned every month to see if your favorite band is the next one! In the meantime, here's your weekly live music list for October 5th-11th. As I always mention, if you have any additions or corrections that should be made, please do not hesitate to e-mail me at tcronin82@gmail.com. The help is always appreciated.

Have a great weekend, and stay safe out there!

Friday, October 5th:
BB Magee's Bar & Grill (12400 County Line Rd, Hudson)
    TBA (9pm-1am)

Beer Hut (11909 SR 52, Hudson)
    Joe Berry (Acoustic) (7pm-11pm)

Boulevard Lounge (6210 Grand Blvd, NPR)
    Shawn Paige Blues Band (Blues/Classic Rock) (9pm-1am)

Bourbon Street of New Port Richey (4331 US Hwy 19)
    Wikkid (Classic/Modern/Hard Rock) (9pm-1am)

Catches Waterfront Grille/Rum River Bar & Grill (7811 Bayview St, PR)
    Don & Fred (Classic Rock) (7pm-11pm)

Cocktails (6229 Grand Blvd, NPR)
    Martha Quinn Band (Classic/Dance Rock) (9:30pm-1:30am)

Cricketers 52 (7306 SR 52, Hudson)
    Karaoke (9pm-1am)

Get Hooked Restaurant & Bar (14213 Old Dixie Hwy, Hudson)
    Rick Stoots (Acoustic/Country) (7pm-10pm)

Hammer Heads Billiard Lounge (1916 US Hwy 19, Holiday)
    DJ X (9pm-1am)

Hurricane Hank's Bar & Grill (14333 Crabtrap Ct, Hudson)
    The Deanna Nickel Band (Classic Rock/Country) (7pm-11pm)

Insomniacs Bar (4319 US Hwy 19, NPR)
    Live Music Showcase (7pm-2am) featuring:
    Drew Disparte (Original/Acoustic)
    The Mother Machine (Original/Psychedelic Rock)
    Keith Jones (Original/Acoustic)
    MuteSpeak (Original/Alt/Electronica)
    Max Arbor (Original/Acoustic)

Jilly's Lounge (5313 Main St, NPR)
    Karaoke with Carolyn (9pm-1am)

Karl Reef (6307 Grand Blvd, NPR)
    DJ China (9:30pm-1:30am)

Kickin' Wing (8702 SR 52, Hudson)
    TBA (8pm-12am)

Miss Vicki's on the River (1029 Baillie's Bluff Rd, Holiday)
    TBA (5pm-9pm)

Molly Malone's Irish Pub (4106 Little Rd, NPR)
    DJ Manic Moss (9:30pm-1:30am)

Orbit 19 Lounge (1542 US Hwy 19, Holiday)
    Kings of Hell (Original/Rockabilly) with"A Night With the Living Dead" Celebrity Impersonators (9pm-2am)

Overtime Sports Bar & Grill (7736 SR 52, Hudson)
    PeachPhish (Original/Acoustic/Comedy/Jam Band) (9pm-1am)

Pirates Cove Oyster Bar (6438 Clark St, Hudson, formerly Ollie Oyster)
    Guitar Frank (Acoustic) (6pm-10pm)

Roscoe's Thirsty Moose (13330 US Hwy 19, Hudson, formerly Muddbuggz)
    TBA

S&J's Pub (4130 Rowan Rd, NPR)
    The Triad Band (Classic/Southern Rock) (9pm-1am)

Sam's Hudson Beach Bar (6325 Clark St, Hudson)
    Tailspin (Country/Classic/Modern/Dance Rock) (8pm-12am)

Sand Bar (4780 US Hwy 19, NPR)
    The Josh Fielding Band (Classic/Modern/Dance Rock) (9:30pm-1:30am)

Sassy O'Shea's (5015 US Hwy 19, NPR)
    Karaoke (8pm-12am)

Seaside Inn (5330 Treadway Dr, PR)
    The Bearded Brothers and Friends (Acoustic/Country) (8pm-12am)

Shananigan's (8404 Little Rd, NPR)
    The Stick Martin Show (Original/Classic/Garage Rock/Hip-Hop) (9pm-1am)

Skinny's Bar & Grill (13228 US Hwy 19, Hudson)
    The Quitters (Blues/Rock & Roll/Tropical) (7pm-11pm)

Slim's Sports Bar & Grill (1436 US Hwy 19, Holiday)
    DJ Truth (9pm-1am)

Smitty's Shipwreck Bar & Grill (5511 Chaparral Ln, Holiday)
    Karaoke (9pm-1am)

Smokin' Joe's Cigar Bar (9764 Little Rd, NPR)
    DJ Hat (8pm-12am)

Springer Saloon (6408 Rowan Rd, NPR)
    Bike Night with Lawless Intent (Classic/Southern Rock) (7pm-11pm)

Stormie's Country Legends Saloon (5748 Main St, NPR)
    Karaoke with DJ Hank (9pm-1am)

Whiskey River Sports Bar & Grill (5245 Limestone Dr, PR)
    Green Flash (Dance/Classic Rock/R&B) (8pm-12am)

 

Saturday, October 6th:
BB Magee's Bar & Grill (12400 County Line Rd, Hudson)
    Karaoke by Santa Fe Entertainment (8pm-12am)

Beer Hut (11909 SR 52, Hudson)
    Uncle Dave & The Guys (Classic Rock) (8pm-12am)

Boulevard Lounge (6210 Grand Blvd, NPR)
    Shawn Paige Blues Band (Blues/Classic Rock) (9pm-1am)

Bourbon Street of New Port Richey (4331 US Hwy 19)
    Borderline (Classic Rock) (9pm-1am)

Brew City Grill (5711 US Hwy 19, NPR)
    Karaoke (8pm-11pm)

Catches Waterfront Grille/Rum River Bar & Grill (7811 Bayview St, PR)
    The Josh Fielding Band (Classic/Modern/Dance Rock) (7pm-11pm)

Cocktails (6229 Grand Blvd, NPR)
    Twisted Soul (Classic Rock) (9:30pm-1:30am)

Cricketers 52 (7306 SR 52, Hudson)
    Karaoke (9pm-1am)

Hammer Heads Billiard Lounge (1916 US Hwy 19, Holiday)
    DJ X (9pm-1am)

Hobbs Hideaway (9833 SR 52, Hudson)
    The Bearded Brothers (Acoustic/Country) (8pm-12am)

Insomniacs Bar (4319 US Hwy 19, NPR)
    From Bones to Thrones (Original/Indie Pop-Punk) (7pm-2am)

Jilly's Lounge (5313 Main St, NPR)
    Karaoke with Carolyn (9pm-1am)

Karl Reef (6307 Grand Blvd, NPR)
    DJ China (9:30pm-1:30am)

Kickin' Wing (8702 SR 52, Hudson)
    TBA (8pm-12am)

Miss Vicki's on the River (1029 Baillie's Bluff Rd, Holiday)
    TBA (12pm-4pm)
    The Voodoods (Classic Rock) (5pm-9pm)

Orbit 19 Lounge (1542 US Hwy 19, Holiday)
    Vinyl Lotion with DJ D-Volv (9pm-2am)

Overtime Sports Bar & Grill (7736 SR 52, Hudson)
    5th Annual "Breastfest" Breast Cancer Benefit with Eclipse (Classic/Modern Rock) (9:30pm-1:30am)
    With special guests Didges Christ Superdrum (Original/Improvisation/Tribal Drums)

Roscoe's Thirsty Moose (13330 US Hwy 19, Hudson, formerly Muddbuggz)
    TBA (9pm-1am)

S&J's Pub (4130 Rowan Rd, NPR)
    Jason Dean & Mr. Bullfrog (Acoustic) (8pm-12am)

Sam's Hudson Beach Bar (6325 Clark St, Hudson)
    The 3 Amigos (Classic/Modern/Dance Rock) (1pm-5pm)
    The Quitters (Blues/Rock & Roll/Tropical) (8pm-12am)

Sand Bar (4780 US Hwy 19, NPR)
    Marshal Law (Classic/Southern Rock/Country) (9:30pm-1:30am)

Sassy O'Shea's (5015 US Hwy 19, NPR)
    Komedy Karaoke with Pete the Hat (8pm-12am)

Seaside Inn (5330 Treadway Dr, PR)
    Circle Sky (Classic/Alt/British Rock) (8pm-12am)

Shananigan's (8404 Little Rd, NPR)
    DJ Infamous (9pm-1am)

Skinny's Bar & Grill (13228 US Hwy 19, Hudson)
    The Quitters (Rock & Roll/Blues/Tropical) (8pm-12am)

Slim's Sports Bar & Grill (1436 US Hwy 19, Holiday)
    Meltdown Party with DJ Twisted (9pm-1am)

Stormie's Country Legends Saloon (5748 Main St, NPR)
    Karaoke with DJ Hank (9pm-1am)

Whiskey River Sports Bar & Grill (5245 Limestone Dr, PR)
    L.A. Fish (Classic/Modern/Dance Rock/Country) (8pm-12am)

Wicked Wings 'n More (1402 Alt Hwy 19, Holiday)
    Stick Around (Classic/Dance Rock)

 

Sunday, October 7th:
Beer Hut (11909 SR 52, Hudson)
    Open Jam with Uncle Dave (4pm-8pm)

Catches Waterfront Grille/Rum River Bar & Grill (7811 Bayview St, PR)
    Dickey & Melvin (3pm-7pm)

Cocktails (6229 Grand Blvd, NPR)
    Big Dawg Benefit for Mark Brewer (12pm-12am) featuring:
    Jaded (Classic Rock)
    ReCoiL (Classic/Modern/Hard Rock)
    Mayhem Junkies (Classic/Modern/Hard Rock)
    Papa Cherry (Classic/Modern/Hard Rock)
    Retribution (Classic/Modern/Hard Rock)
    Category Three (Classic/Modern/Dance/Hard Rock)
    Carnival of Crue (Mötley Crüe Tribute)
    Nightrain (Guns n' Roses Tribute)

Hammer Heads Billiard Lounge (1916 US Hwy 19, Holiday)
    DJ (8pm-12am)

Miss Vicki's on the River (1029 Baillie's Bluff Rd, Holiday)
    TBA (12pm-4pm)
    At Large Band (Classic/Dance Rock) (5pm-9pm)

Overtime Sports Bar & Grill (7736 SR 52, Hudson)
    Karaoke with DJ Diamond Dave (9pm-1am)

Sam's Hudson Beach Bar (6325 Clark St, Hudson)
    The Mark Anthony Band (Classic/Modern/Dance Rock/Top 40) (2:30pm-6:30pm)

Seaside Inn (5330 Treadway Dr, PR)
    Brandon Embry (Acoustic/Country) (4pm-8pm)

Slim's Sports Bar & Grill (1436 US Hwy 19, Holiday)
    Karaoke with DJ Mike (9pm-1am)

Whiskey River Sports Bar & Grill (5245 Limestone Dr, PR)
    Slickside (Classic/Southern Rock/Blues) (6pm-10pm)

 

Monday, October 8th:
Bourbon Street of New Port Richey (4331 US Hwy 19)
    Karaoke with DJ Nelvis (9pm-1am)

Hammer Heads Billiard Lounge (1916 US Hwy 19, Holiday)
    DJ (8pm-12am)

Jilly's Lounge (5313 Main St, NPR)
    Karaoke with Carolyn (9pm-1am)

Miss Vicki's on the River (1029 Baillie's Bluff Rd, Holiday)
    Jus' Jeff (Acoustic/Piano) (4:30pm-8:30pm)

Molly Malone's Irish Pub (4106 Little Rd, NPR)
    DJ Faust (9:30pm-1:30am)

Orbit 19 Lounge (1542 US Hwy 19, Holiday)
    Open Mic with Stick Martin (9pm-2am)

Skinny's Bar & Grill (13228 US Hwy 19, Hudson)
    Legendary Larry's Party with George Marshall (Acoustic/Country) (8pm-12am)

Thunder Tavern (5111 SR 54, NPR)
    Wendy LaForce (Classic Rock/Blues) (7pm-11pm)

 

Tuesday, October 9th:
Brennan's Sports Pub (1144 Alt Hwy 19, Holiday)
    Karaoke (9pm-1am)

Cocktails (6229 Grand Blvd, NPR)
    Dubstep Madness with guest DJs (10pm-2am)

Hammer Heads Billiard Lounge (1916 US Hwy 19, Holiday)
    Retro Tuesday with DJ X (9pm-1am)

Insomniacs Bar (4319 US Hwy 19, NPR)
    Open Mic with Sean Muniz (9pm-1am)

Miss Vicki's on the River (1029 Baillie's Bluff Rd, Holiday)
    Jus' Jeff (Acoustic/Piano) (4:30pm-8:30pm)

Overtime Sports Bar & Grill (7736 SR 52, Hudson)
    Brandon Embry (Acoustic/Country) (7:30pm-11:30pm)

Sassy O'Shea's (5015 US Hwy 19, NPR)
    Music and Karaoke with DJ Manic Moss (8pm-12am)

Seaside Inn (5330 Treadway Dr, PR)
    Beachbillies (Acoustic/Classic Rock/Top 40) (6pm-10pm)

Shananigan's (8404 Little Rd, NPR)
    Ladies Night with Rock Your World Entertainment (9pm-1am)

Skinny's Bar & Grill (13228 US Hwy 19, Hudson)
    Robert & Laura (8pm-12am)

Slim's Sports Bar & Grill (1436 US Hwy 19, Holiday)
    Open Jam with The Bob Hope Band (9pm-1am)

Stormie's Country Legends Saloon (5748 Main St, NPR)
    Open Jam with Finch & John (8pm-12am)

Up the Creek Pub (4400 Grand Blvd, NPR)
    Acoustic Open Mic with Thomas G (9pm-1am)

Whiskey River Sports Bar & Grill (5245 Limestone Dr, PR)
    Woody (Acoustic) (5pm-9pm)

 

Wednesday, October 10th:
BB Magee's Bar & Grill (12400 County Line Rd, Hudson)
    The Jesse & Billy Show (Acoustic/Country/Classic/Southern Rock) (6pm-10pm)

Boulevard Lounge (6210 Grand Blvd, NPR)
    Open Jam with Eric Anderson's Jam Sandwich (9pm-1am)

Bourbon Street of New Port Richey (4331 US Hwy 19)
    Open Jam with Doobius Arbuckle (8:30pm-12:30am)

Brennan's Sports Pub (1144 Alt Hwy 19, Holiday)
    Open Mic Night (9pm-1am)

Cocktails (6229 Grand Blvd, NPR)
    Open Jam with Mark, Warren, & Roberto (9pm-1am)

Cricketers 52 (7306 SR 52, Hudson)
    Karaoke (9pm-1am)

Danny's Bar & Grill (3105 Grand Blvd, Holiday)
    Komedy Karaoke with Pete the Hat (8pm-12am)

Hammer Heads Billiard Lounge (1916 US Hwy 19, Holiday)
    DJ (9pm-1am)

Hobbs Hideaway (9833 SR 52, Hudson)
    Hi-Tech Redneck Bike Night with DJ Patti (7pm-11pm)

Karl Reef (6307 Grand Blvd, NPR)
    Ladies Night with DJ China (9:30pm-1:30am)

Kickin' Wing (8702 SR 52, Hudson)
    Hardcore Hump Day Karaoke with Rick Stoots (8pm-12am)

Miss Vicki's on the River (1029 Baillie's Bluff Rd, Holiday)
    TBA (4:30pm-8:30pm)

Molly Malone's Irish Pub (4106 Little Rd, NPR)
    DJ Manic Moss (9:30pm-1:30am)

Orbit 19 Lounge (1542 US Hwy 19, Holiday)
    Underground & UK Electronica & Dubstep with VDJ Lord Fader (9pm-2am)

Overtime Sports Bar & Grill (7736 SR 52, Hudson)
    Ladies Night Karaoke with DJ Diamond Dave (9pm-1am)

Sand Bar (4780 US Hwy 19, NPR)
    Sink-or-Swim Party with DJ Infamous (9:30pm-1:30am)

Sassy O'Shea's (5015 US Hwy 19, NPR)
    Karaoke with Danny (8pm-12am)

Seaside Inn (5330 Treadway Dr, PR)
    Brandon Embry & Adrian Ray (Acoustic/Country) (7pm-11pm)

Shananigan's (8404 Little Rd, NPR)
    TBA (9pm-1am)

Skinny's Bar & Grill (13228 US Hwy 19, Hudson)
    Open Mic (8pm-12am)

Slim's Sports Bar & Grill (1436 US Hwy 19, Holiday)
    Karaoke with DJ Mike (9pm-1am)

Smitty's Shipwreck Bar & Grill (5511 Chaparral Ln, Holiday)
    Karaoke (9pm-1am)

Whiskey River Sports Bar & Grill (5245 Limestone Dr, PR)
    Open Jam featuring Billy Sandlin (6pm-10pm)

 

Thursday, October 11th:
Back Room (7430 US Hwy 19, NPR)
    Bike Night with DJ Patti and Band TBA (7pm-11pm)

Cocktails (6229 Grand Blvd, NPR)
    Ladies Night with DJ Joey (9pm-1am)

Cricketers 52 (7306 SR 52, Hudson)
    Karaoke (9pm-1am)

Get Hooked Restaurant & Bar (14213 Old Dixie Hwy, Hudson)
    Karaoke with Gator (7pm-11pm)

Hammer Heads Billiard Lounge (1916 US Hwy 19, Holiday)
    Thirsty Latin Thursdays with DJ 787 (9pm-1am)

Hobbs Hideaway (9833 SR 52, Hudson)
    Rick Stoots (Acoustic/Country) (7pm-10pm)

Insomniacs Bar (4319 US Hwy 19, NPR)
    Craig's Karaoke (9pm-1am)

Karl Reef (6307 Grand Blvd, NPR)
    Hospitality Night with DJ China (9pm-1am)

Mac Daddy's Irish Pub (11024 SR 52, Hudson)
    Open Jam hosted by Dave Cook (9:30pm-1:30am)

Miss Vicki's on the River (1029 Baillie's Bluff Rd, Holiday)
    Jimmy Griswold (Acoustic/Blues) (4:30pm-8:30pm)

Orbit 19 Lounge (1542 US Hwy 19, Holiday)
    Vintage Youth with VDJ Jason Barco (9pm-2am)

Sand Bar (4780 US Hwy 19, NPR)
    Open Jam with The Bearded Brothers (9:30pm-1:30am)

Seaside Inn (5330 Treadway Dr, PR)
    Dave Muse Duo (Classic/Southern Rock) (6pm-10pm)

Shananigan's (8404 Little Rd, NPR)
    Throwback Thursdays with DJ Joe (9:30pm-1:30am)

Skinny's Bar & Grill (13228 US Hwy 19, Hudson)
    Ladies Night with Da Jam Band (Dance/Funk) (8pm-12am)

Slim's Sports Bar & Grill (1436 US Hwy 19, Holiday)
    Ladies Night with DJ Manic Moss (9pm-1am)

Smokin' Joe's Cigar Bar (9764 Little Rd, NPR)
    Komedy Karaoke with Pete the Hat (8pm-12am)

Thunder Tavern (5111 SR 54, NPR)
    Bike Night with Wendy LaForce (Classic Rock/Blues) (7pm-11pm)

Venom II Saloon (16418 US Hwy 19, Hudson)
    Karaoke with John & Gail (8pm-12am)

Whiskey River Sports Bar & Grill (5245 Limestone Dr, PR)
    Guitar Frank (Acoustic) (5pm-9pm)

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Susan Washburn October 04, 2012 at 06:33 PM
Tim: You are a man of massive class. It is so obvious.

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