by Kellie Abrahamson
LOCAL MUSIC NEWS
Progressive rock trio Chroma is celebrating the release of their latest record with a weekend of shows in the Northeast Florida/South Georgia area. On the 7th they’ll play the Venue in Gainesville, then Mojo Kitchen at Jax Beach on the 8th and will wrap up the weekend on the 9th with a performance at Billy’s Bayou in Valdosta, GA. DJ Logic and Saltwater Grass will also perform at each of the concerts. • On October 9th The Perfect Measure will have its CD release party at the Murray Hill Theatre with guests Don’t Sigh Daisy and Of Thieves and Thunder. • After a year-long hiatus General TSO’s Fury reformed last year and have been busy ever since. The Fernandina Beach ska punk band has a new CD out this month and will be sharing it with fans during their release party at Jack Rabbits on the 15th. Chilled Monkey Brains, Poor Richards and Friends will be there to show their support- you should come out too! • Also on the 15th, Christian alt rockers The Tell Tale Heart will host their record release party at the Murray Hill with Inasense. • Last year The Sophomore Attempt disbanded but, good news fans, they’re officially reuniting! On October 22nd the band will play their first show in over a year, opening for the Almost at the Murray Hill Theatre. • TSI is celebrating its 6th birthday this month with a massive blow-out on the 23rd. • European Street Listening Rooms started Mardi Gras Mondays last month. JB Scott’s Swingin’ Allstars will perform at the Beach Boulevard location the first Monday of each month. Their spirited New Orleans jazz and Chicago swing makes this a really fun way to start your week.
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:
October 1 Deerhunter Variety Playhouse (Atlanta, GA)
October 2 Stars Variety Playhouse (Atlanta, GA)
October 4 Katatonia Masquerade (Atlanta, GA)
October 5 Gaslight Anthem / Rival Schools / Fake Problems 8 Seconds (Gainesville, FL)
October 6 Drake Fox Theatre (Atlanta, GA)
October 7-9 A3C Hip Hop Festival Multiple Venues (Atlanta, GA)
October 9 Benji and Joel Madden Macy’s International Mall West Dade (Miami, FL)
October 9 Stone Temple Pilots / Black Rebel Motorcycle Club UCF Arena (Orlando, FL)
October 12 School of Seven Bells / Active Child Club Downunder (Tallahassee, FL)
October 14 The Boxer Rebellion The Earl (Atlanta, GA)
October 15-16 DeLuna Festival: Thirty Seconds to Mars / Michael Franti & Spearhead / Benjy Davis Project Casino Beach (Pensacola, FL)
October 21-24 14th Annual Magnoliafest Music Festival (Live Oak, FL)
October 23 Frightened Rabbit / Plants and Animals Common Grounds (Gainesville, FL)
October 24 Bettie Serveert The Earl (Atlanta, GA)
October 29 Me First and the Gimme Gimmes / Teenage Bottlerocket / Cobra Skulls The Loft (Atlanta, GA)
October 29-31 MoogFest 2010: Massive Attack / MGMT / Thievery Corporation Multiple Venues (Asheville, NC)
October 29-31 The Fest 9 Multiple Venues (Gainesville, FL)
spotlight: hannah mc murray
If you stop in Three Layers Coffeeshop in Springfield you’re likely to meet the very friendly and smiling face of Hannah McMurray either serving your favorite caffine concoction with one of 3L’s famed cakes or sitting atop a stool performing on stage.
Hannah’s melodic tunes and casual stage presence emits far more music maturity than you would expect from the Paxon High School senior. Hannah has been performing vocals with the Jacksonville Mass Choir since she was a child and her well-trained pitch and range are evidence of that. She found the guitar allure while in the 8th grade and credits her major influences to be the Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, the Beatles and Green Day.
Hannah performs regularly at Three Layers but can also been seen on occasion entertaining the Saturday gathering at the Riverside Arts Market and will soon be featured at Beaches Unplugged coming up October 24 in Ponte Vedra.
Despite some initial sound equipment problems, Hannah performed a dynamite acoustic set at the YourJax Music birthday bash on the inside stage at the City Hall Pub Labor Day weekend.
What’s next for sparkling star on the rise? Keyboards. Considering Hannah’s passion for playing her black acoustic-electric Ibanez guitar, transitioning to 88 keys will only broaden her reperatiore.
After graduation from Paxon High? Hannah has plans to attend the University of Central Florida in Orlando and while in O-town land an entertainer’s gig at the Magic Kingdom.
venue of the month
plush entertainment complex
845 University Blvd. N. (Arlington)
This Arlington hot spot is a 12,000 square foot, multi-level entertainment complex that consists of three separate party areas: Plush, the Leopard Lounge and Rain. Plush is the largest of the spaces with a massive dance floor and several full-service bars. The Leopard Lounge is a more upscale experience with exotic décor and pool tables. Rain is the latest addition to the complex. Dubbed an “Ultra VIP Nightclub,” Rain has floor to ceiling water features and an overall modern vibe that attracts a vibrant young crowd. Over the years each room has hosted live music from all genres and dance nights, providing a little something for everyone.
coming this month
October 4 Whitechapel / Impending Doom / Miss May I / Oceano / I Declare War (Plush)
October 10 “The Best You’ve Never Heard” music and poetry (Leopard Lounge)
October 18 Insane Clown Posse (Plush)
October 21 Dondria / Joy Dennis (Rain)
October 27 The Ghost Inside / Evergreen Terrace / First Blood / A Loss for Words / Deez Nuts / Hundredth (Rain)