sound check

antique animals

by Kellie Abrahamson
local music news
A review of Kevin Lee Newberry’s new record, The Dark Presser, can be found on this website. Though the album was released last month, Kevin is planning to celebrate it on May 8th at Lomax Lodge. . Formatta’s new EP, Believe You Will Wake Up, will be released on May 14th and the band will be rocking the Murray Hill that night in support of it. Come out to show your support and be sure to arrive early to catch opening acts Set Apart, Coming This Fall and Besides Daniel. . MindSlip is unveiling their second full length on May 15th and will host a release party at the Pit to celebrate. Other acts scheduled to play include Prideless, In Whispers and NuEra. . Local songstress turned international artist Lady Daisey is releasing her debut solo album In My Pocket on May 24th. In anticipation of the release, is airing a video each week about the artist and her husband/musical collaborator Batsauce as they spend some time in Berlin, their home away from Jax. Check out the videos and enjoy the new record. . Sunbears! is hitting the road on May 25th with Gil Mantera’s Party Dream for an 11-city tour. The Jacksonville stop is scheduled for the 27th at TSI. Come out and send them off with style.
venue of the month
lomax lodge
922 Lomax St., 5 Points
Since opening in February, the Lomax Lodge has already become a 5 Points favorite. Owned and operated by Ian Ranne and Marianne Purcell (who also run Shantytown Pub in Springfield), the bar/venue channels a hipster hunting lodge with mounted animal heads painted on the walls courtesy of artist Shaun Thurston. Live music and DJs can be seen on the stage in the back seven nights a week. Snacks such as cup of noodles, pickles, candy and pigs feet are available for purchase to keep you from drinking on an empty stomach. And speaking of drinking, Lomax Lodge has over 100 varieties of bottled beer and 12 on tap. You can also get a glass of wine or even an exotic soda if you’re so inclined. While they don’t have an official website, the Lodge’s Facebook page is regularly updated with nightly happenings and drink specials.

weekly happenings
Monday Moonlight Mondays w/ DJ Luminous
Tuesday Ladies Night with DJ DOTS
Wednesday Trivia / Reggae with Bushman
Thursday Rotating DJs
Friday DJs Therapy and Kidd Yzer
Saturday DJ Christian
Sunday Lodge Axe Sundays with Spencer

coming this month
May 8 Kevin Lee Newberry
May 13 Yip Yip / All Leather
May 22 Murder Suicide Pact
May 28 DARYL
get outta town
Sometimes good bands don’t come to us, so we have to go to them! Here are a few road trip-worthy shows to check out this month:

May 1 MyChildren MyBride / The Almost Cross Pointe Church (Clearwater, FL)
May 1 An Horse / Kaki King The Variety (Atlanta, GA)
May 2 As Tall As Lions State Theatre (St. Petersburg, FL)
May 8 Wynonna Wild Adventures (Valdosta, GA)
May 9 Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers / Joe Cocker St. Pete Times Forum (Tampa, FL)
May 11 Corinne Bailey Rae Center Stage (Atlanta, GA)
May 12 Minus the Bear The Ritz (Tampa, FL)
May 14 OK Go Crowbar (Tampa, FL)
May 15 Norah Jones Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre (Atlanta, GA)
May 15 Shelby Lynne Variety Playhouse (Atlanta, GA)
May 17 Kill Paradise / Fight Fair / Honor Bright Sector 7G (Augusta, GA)
May 21- 23 Orange Blossom Jamboree: Cope Sertoma Ranch (Brooksville, FL)
May 22 & 23 The Hold Steady / Twin Tigers The Social (Orlando, FL)
May 25 Bamboozle RoadShow: Good Charlotte / Hanson Cruzan Amphitheatre (West Palm Beach, FL)
May 28-30 Florida Folk Festival: Billy Dean / Mel Tillis Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center (White Springs, FL)
May 30 Puddle of Mudd / Adelitas Way The Masquerade (Atlanta, GA)
may album releases

May 4
Jeremy Messersmith, The Reluctant Graveyard
Minus the Bear, Omni
The Joy Formidable, A Balloon Called Moaning
Gift Horse, Mountain of Youth
Broken Social Scene, Forgiveness Rock Record
Godsmack, The Oracle
May 11
Stephen Egerton, The Seven Degrees of Stephen Egerton
Phosphorescent, Here’s To Taking It Easy
I Am Abomination, To Our Forefathers
Gayngs, Relayted
Keane, Night Train
Dead Weather, Sea of Cowards
The National, High Violet
Tokyo Police Club, Champ
May 18
Band of Horses, Infinite Arms
The Black Keys, Brothers
Deftones, Diamond Eyes
Macy Gray, The Sellout
May 25
Damien Jurado, Saint Bartlett
Grovesnor, Soft Return
Far, At Night We Live
Leela James, My Soul
Stone Temple Pilots, Stone Temple Pilots
Widespread Panic, Dirty Side Down
Keller Williams, Thief