by Kellie Abrahamson
Kevin Lee Newberry is releasing his newest effort, The Dark Presser, this month and is having a CD release show at Shantytown on April 10th. . Also on the 10th, Marion Crane will have their CD release party at the Pit with Traverser, Glorious Gunner and Sacred Ground. . Local duo Sunbears! recently released a split 7″ with Orlando’s MRENC and is unveiling it at three live shows all around Florida. The Jacksonville date is April 16th at TSI and is guaranteed to be a show you do not want to miss. . NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is opening his Whisky River music venue and restaurant the weekend of April 16th. The new Town Center hot spot features a full bar, delicious eats available from open to close and regular performances by chart-topping artists. Sign up for tickets to the grand opening at their website, . Quiet Science kicks off their CD release tour at the Murray Hill Theatre on April 30th. Don’t Sigh Daisey will also be on hand to celebrate. . Finally, Palatka metal band Sporadic Discord will unveil their newest release at the Pit on the 30th with Imperial Conquest, Capricide and Vomacost.
Get Outta Town!
April 2 Gift Horse Caledonia Lounge (Athens, GA)
April 7 Copeland / Person L / Ace Enders The Masquerade (Atlanta, GA)
April 8 Vampire Weekend The Tabernacle (Atlanta, GA)
April 8 The Whigs / Band of Skulls 40-Watt (Athens, GA)
April 13 Phosphorescent / David Gray Ruth Eckerd Hall (Clearwater, FL)
April 14 Thrice / Manchester Orchestra Variety Playhouse (Atlanta, GA)
April 16 Wanee Festival Spirit of Suwanee Music Park (Live Oak, FL)
April 17 REO Speedwagon / STYX Wild Adventures (Valdosta, GA)
April 18 The Protomen 1982 (Gainesville, FL)
April 22- 24 Florida Music Festival featuring Rusted Root / Parachute Various venues (Orlando, FL)
April 22 Netherfriends Wonder Root (Atlanta, GA)
April 23 John Michael Montgomery, Peabody Auditorium (Daytona, FL)
April 24 We are the Union / Such Gold Uncle Lou’s (Orlando, FL)
April 25 Murder By Death / Linfinity / Ha Ha Tonka Common Grounds (Gainesville, FL)
April 26 The Dead Weather House of Blues (Orlando, FL)
April 27 Thirty Seconds to Mars The Fillmore (Miami, FL)
April 28 The Tallest Man on Earth The Earl (Atlanta, GA)

CD Releases
April 6
Darkthrone Circle the Wagons
Under Byen Alt Er Tabt
Cypress Hill Rise Up
Dr. Dog Shame, Shame
Kimberly Caldwell Without Regret
Cassandra Wilson Silver Pony
Ricardo Montaner Mi Vida En Vivo: Vol I & II
Hypernova Through the Chaos

April 13
David Olney Dutchman’s Curve
Green River Ordinance Out of My Hands
MGMT Congratulations
The Vanguard Playtime!
Sightings City of Straw
The Tallest Man on Earth The Wild Hunt
Kaki King Junior
Sky Eats Airplane The Sound Of Symmetry

April 20
Kottonmouth Kings Long Live The Kings
John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension To The One
Shelby Lynn Tears, Lies and Alibis
Panda Greatest Hits
Sevendust Cold Day Memory

April 27
Linfinity Martian’s Bloom
Emily Jane White Victorian America
Derek and the Darling Rockface
Gogol Bordello Trans-Continental Hustle
At The Soundawn Shifting

Venue of the Month
Shantytown Pub
(904) 798-8222,
22 W. 6th St., Springfield
A local favorite, Shantytown is a cozy little neighborhood bar that offers a wide variety of live music every week. Local and touring acts alike take to Shanty’s stage and you can see them for little to no cover charge. The pub has a wonderful back patio where you can mingle between sets, admire some local street art or grab a hotdog during their weekly cookouts. While they don’t have a full bar, they do have 120 beers to choose from and a nice selection of wine as well. Excellent drink specials each week combined with a down to earth atmosphere and stellar entertainment keep people coming back to this Springfield staple.
Weekly Happenings
Metal Mondays with DJ Methadonnie

Trivia / Reggae with Bushman

Infinitesmal Records Showcase

DJs DOTS and Space Mike

Friday & Saturday
Live Music

Cookout / DJ Boatshoes

Coming this Month
April 3 Darkhorse Saloon
April 10 Kevin Lee Newberry Record Release Party
April 17 Skinny Records Showcase