Saturday, December 23, 2006

benefit concert

9th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert

on Saturday, January 20, 2007.

It will be a full day festival showcasing a diverse selection of musicians, poets, dancers, visual artists and lots of creative interaction. There will also be an assortment of community speakers and organizations presenting information about medical marijuana. It should be a good time!!

This 11 hour event will work to raise funds and awareness for FL NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) medical marijuana campaign and the protection of patients’ rights. Previously, a person's right to use medical necessity as a defense to marijuana charges has been upheld by several appeals courts in Florida. Marijuana has proven therapeutically useful in treating numerous medical conditions including muscle spasticity, arthritis, and the nausea related to AIDS and cancer chemotherapy. Currently there are 11 states that have laws allowing marijuana to be used as medicine.

Now as we begin some preliminary organization for the 9th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert at Tobacco Road in January 2007, we are also focusing on some smaller projects with visual arts, independent films, spoken word, dancers and music. Many of these events will be at The Wallflower Gallery - an all ages venue that showcases a variety of artists in Downtown Miami.

This notice is part of the advanced promotions campaign to help to build up more public recognition for the issues concerning medical marijuana.. We are currently looking for sponsors to participate in this community event. Please feel free to contact Ploppy Palace Productions if you are interested in getting involved and helping to promote.

Ploppy Palace Productions & The Wallflower Gallery
10 N.E. 3rd Street
Downtown Miami 33132
wallflower gallery
wallflower gallery on myspace
medical mj on myspace
9th Annual Medical Marijuana Benefit Concert
Saturday, January 20, 2007
4:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.

Tobacco Road
626 South Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33130
tobacco road
tobacco road on myspace
21 Years Old + with ID
Admission is $ 10.

We thank you for your support as we work to change the laws concerning medical marijuana.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

gigs for the musicians among us

Phil Weidner is one of the most consistent musical forces in the Southeast (and a great musician-songwriter himself). He is the founder of Songwriter's Showcase (linked on the right) and for the last seven years he has helped hundreds of artists and bands find gigs and get heard. These are a couple of the emails you'd get if you were on his mailing list. To sign up, go here. To contact Phil, write to him.

Florida Acts.

There are open sets for the Full Moon Saloon, Daytona Beach, FL.
Here is what is available as of now:

Fri. Dec 1st
Sat. Dec 9th
Fri. Dec. 15th
Sat. Dec. 16th
Fri. Dec. 22nd
Fri. Dec. 29th
Sat. Dec 30th
2nd Act 11:30-1pm
2nd Act 11:30-1pm
1st Act 9:30-11pm and. 2nd 11:30-1pm
1st Act 9:30-11pm
1st Act 9:30-11pm and. 2nd 11:30-1pm
1st Act 9:30-11pm and. 2nd 11:30-1pm
1st Act 9:30-11pm

PA and sound tech is provided.
Pay is determined from door ($5 cover) Bands split 100% of draw.
(please note that this pay scale will change after Jan 6th if we still are scheduling there to help pay for the sound tech and security)
bands receive water and soda free and 50% off alcohol drinks with a limit of four drinks per band member.
Venue: 21 & up.
The venue has a large stage and good sound system and is located at 712 Main Street across from the Bank & Blues.
All styles considered

If interested in any of the above sets please email what set you prefer and I will let you know ASAP if it is still open.



Here are some other gig openings with basic details.

1. Full Moon Saloon

The SSA will be scheduling acts on Friday and Saturday for the Full Moon Saloon in Daytona Beach FL. This scheduling service is provided FREE to the venue and all current SSA registered acts as part of their SSA benefits. The Full Moon saloon located on the world famous Main St offers one of the best stages in the area and is should provide excellent performance opportunities for acts wanting to play in the Daytona Beach area. The acts scheduled to perform at these shows will be posted online at the SSA's Florida scheduling page in the weeks ahead. If your annual SSA membership/registration is not current please update this before making your request.

Two bands are scheduled at each show and the bands split 100% of the door @ $5 cover.
The event is 21 and up (moshing activity is not supported)
The sets are 9:30-11PM or 11:30-1AM

We are only scheduling these shows and are not responsible for promoting. Promoting the shows will mostly be needed to be from the scheduled acts and the venue. If you agree to the above terms and would like to be considered to be scheduled please email me your audio weblink. If acts are approved to be scheduled we will email you to confirm the show date with you. If you have any further questions please let me know. (email communication preferred)
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2. SSA Christmas Show:

The SSA Christmas show will be held at the Casements in Ormond Beach on Wed Dec 20th from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM. (The show will not be at Baileys Riverbridge Church this year) We want to produce the best quality show we possibly can and will schedule as many acts as we can during the 2 hour show. Acts wanting to perform at this show should either perform original rendition of traditional Christmas songs or original Christmas songs that they have written. Generally 7-10 acts are scheduled for this show and perform 3-5 songs each. This is a charity event and all performances are gradus. If interested email your request. Acts approved for the show will be emailed in then next 7-10 days.
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3. Edgewater School is looking for kid oriented groups to perform for 5 year olds up to 11 at a school in Edgewater, Fl. Singing,Instrumentations and /or dance(hip hop) is acceptable. Travel expenses are covered ($50-100 depending on distance) Must be fingerprinted threw the Jessica Lunsford Act. (The school can pay for this as well if needed. It generally cost around $65) The scheduled dates are during Jan-May. If interested please email your request interests and a description of what your show will involve. Acts will be notified in the next 2-3 weeks if selected. If you have any questions please let me know (emailed communication preferred). Acts will be notified in the next 2-3 weeks if selected.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Death Cab!

Death Cab for Cutie


Ted Leo & the Pharmacists

Sunday, November 19

UCF Arena


that's right lucky DCfC fans, there's one $28 ticket available for the cool price of a smile and a phone call to 407-325-1482... the first one to call and come and get it gets to see this show for free (unless, of course, you are a wealthy philanthropist eager to and insisting on donating obscene fundage to The Social Orlando arty fund, in which case you can have the ticket for whatever price you name and the blissful anonymity or big bold appreciation of your photo in lights on the side bar, your choice)...

whomever you are and whatever you are doing, hope it is fun! J

Thursday, November 09, 2006


November 10th
at the House of Blues
at Downtown Disney


Reggie and the Full Effect

Cute is What We Aim For

Dave Melillo

$15 tickets and I've got two left over for a couple of lucky souls who call me first... 407-325-1482 is the number, just leave a message and a way to reach you if I'm not answering the moment you call - or call back and try again...

and don't forget Dashboard Confessional and Brand New on Saturday at the UCF Arena - or - Death Cab for Cutie the following Sunday...

if you are into theatre, The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 will be playing at the University High School this week Thursday through Sunday... fine cast and some great voices (one is heading for superstardom, just watch)...

so come on Orlando, come out, and rock this town J

Monday, November 06, 2006


November 8th at the UCF Arena

Panic! at the Disco

Bloc Party

Jack's Mannequin


that's right Orlando, I've got two extra tickets for this concert and you can have them simply by calling me and asking... if you are not flat broke and feel like covering the cost of the tickets, you'd be even more appreciated than a Cadbury Egg (and that's saying something for a chocolate lover)... but even if you are poor like me, you might still get into the concert for free if you get in touch on Wednesday and no generous soul has found me yet... hope to see you there...

Saturday, September 23, 2006

The 6th Annual Deland Music Festival

The 6th Annual

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Saturday Nov 4th 2006

1:00PM - 1:00AM
Historic Downtown DeLand District
Over 90 Acts on 17 stages
Rain or Shine

This event is the largest one day music festival in the Southeast that features independent original music.


TICKETS: $10 Discounted Advance Tickets

$15 at the Gate
(Children 12 & Under FREE)

Click Here if you wish to credit your ticket purchase
to a participating festival act



"A Monumental Celebration of the Creativity In Music"

Click Here For Awards Nomination Link

Acts Scheduled to perform include:

Amy Steinberg- Folk/Rock, Orlando, FL
JAHFE- Roots/Rock/Reggae/Ska, Miami, FL
The Picture Show- Alternative Rock, Jacksonville 
David Milam- Folk Jacksonville FL,
The Transfers- Rock/Indie, Daytona Beach,
Finding Mulder- indie rock, Orlando,
Sonic Playground- Progressive Rock/Jazz-Fusion, Orlando
The Cats In The House- Blues,Jazz,RB,  Orlando-
Broken Center- Alterative/Rock, Deland, FL,  
Tammerlin-Lee Hunter & Arvid Smith- Americana, Jacksonville, FL
FunkUs- flavor rock, Orlando,
Mel & the Chronics- Rock, Ormond Beach,
Cryptic Vision- Rock, Sarasota,
Bing Futch- Americana, Orlando
Skylar Wolf- Acoustic Rock-Blues, Farmington, New Mexico
Brandon Reynolds- Acoustic, Los Angeles, CA  
Unity Gain- folk/rock, Ormond Beach,
Troubled Children- Rock/Singer-Songwriter, Orlando, FL
Tangus Shat- funk/rock/jazz, Orlando
Shawn Foster-Flamenco, Cocoa Beach, Fl
Larry Mangum- Americana, Jacksonville,
Orphans of Aliens- Experimental Progessive Rock, Orl FL
Left Of Gray- Rock, Orlando,
Sound Proof- folk/blues, Lake George,
Local JuJu, Alrernative Rock, Daytona Beach, FL ,
The Halifax Contraband- Folk Rock/Americana, Daytona Bch.
Only After FivE- Rock / Alternative, Winter Haven
James Horning- Folk,Tampa
Southern Pride Band- Blues/Southern Rock/Rock, Leesburg, FL , 
Charlie Gear- NewAge Blues, DeLand, FL
Cori Cochrane- Acoustic Rock/Folk, Sanford, FL,
The Phil Schneider Trio- Folk/Pop, Lakeland, Fl,
Mecca Nism and her Rusty Tears- Art Rock/Folk Metal, Orl
Pop Suicide- Rock, Orlando
JoAnn Hudson, Solo Artist/Blues, Orlando
ZP Tepi- Rock/Blues/R&B, DeLand
Orlando Rock Band- Pop Rock, Orlando,
Groovers and Shakers- Smooth Jazz, DeLand,
No Circus- Classic Rock/Rock/Blues, Deland,
Bastards (Sons of Bob Dylan)- Acoustic Rock/Folk/Indie, Brevard
In Visible Ink- Rock, Merritt Island, FL,
Rabbits With Glasses- Rock, Orlando, FL
Dish- Folk death rock, Deland,
King muDDfish- Blues, Ft. Lauderdale,
Jon Murphy-  Acoustic Rock, Jacksonville
Dummo- Progressive hard rock, Orlando/Jacksonville,
Stephen Grayce- Folk/Rock, Apopka, FL
Mark Moore- new age/jazz/classical, Orlando,
Holidaysburg- Rock, Orlando,
Fylo Zoet- Folk/Rock/Blues, Daytona Bch,
THE HOLD- Rock, Gainesville, FL
The Frankies- Rock, Deland,
Exit 6- Alt Rock, Sanford FL
Step Brothers- Rock/Blues, South Daytona, Fl  
Greg Smith/Jeff Avrin- Jazz, Clearwater,
SouLo Lyons Band- Rock/R&B, St Augustine
Rickey Dickens and the Revival- Americana, DeLand
Beautiful Day- Faith Based Acoustic Rock, Cocoa Beach
David Fontana- Guitar/Folk, Astor, FL
Jenna- Acoustic Pop, DeBary, Fl,  
Blake Braswell- Acoustic Folk/Rock, Orlando
Blues Matters- Blues-Rock, Orlando,
Dan Gribbin- Blues, Folk, & Satire, Daytona Beach-
Shawn Fisher- Acoustic Rock, Jacksonville
BluesGotUs- Folky Blues Actvist, DeLand
Martine Baker- Country, Ocala,
Orion Starbirth- New Age/World, Orlando
Joe Gibran & Honey Boy Brown- Folk/Blues, Deltona-Deland
Austin Church- Americana Folk/Country, Cocoa Beach, FL
A.Jay Smith- Soul, Jazz/Blues/Country, Cocoa Beach, FL
Mark Chiriboga & Cement Head- Rock/Blues/Jazz, Daytona Beach, FL
SistaBrotha- Funky Groove Music, New Smyrna Beach, FL
Logan Belle, Folk Rock Orlando, FL

For festival performance submission info,

Vendors Welcome! Inquire at:

Thursday, September 21, 2006

it's open for you

This is your blog, Orlando. We're looking for information, reviews, and suggestions about living in Orlando, Florida.

Where do you eat, shop, dance, play?

What do you do for fun?

Any events coming to town we don't want to miss?

Email us with your info and current blog(s) if you want a plug and we'll give you access to post here (all we need is your email address to give you access). Remember, this is a place for people seeking positive activities, interactions, and connections in Orlando, FL. Keep the blatant advertisements to a minimum. Include a link, but also tell us why you like something and share the details that make you want to do it again or recommend it.

Ultimately, this is an experiment in social networking on the web. Will we find friends here? WIll we find fun? That is completely up to us. It's your turn to be heard, so go for it.