Ditchflowers, Steve Connelly & The Lesser Gods End Long Performance Drought
Saturday August 16, 2014 â€¢ Palladium Side Door, St. Petersburg
Tickets $12 in advance / $15 day of show -- FREE CD with price of admission.
Join us Saturday August 16 for a very special show featuring 5 of St. Petersburg's best bands: Steve Connelly & The Lesser Gods, The Ditchflowers, Ricky Wilcox & The Moonsnakes, Ed Woltil & The Loaded Question and Steve Robinson.
This show marks the return of both The Ditchflowers and Connelly's band to the stage after long hiatuses. And with Connelly & Co. and ex-bandmate Steve Robinson on the same bill, this is as close as we're likely to get to a reunion of the legendary Headlights any time soon.
St. Petersburgâ€™s Sunshine Drenchy Records artist roster reads like a Whoâ€™s Who of Pinellas pop-rock royalty. And to help celebrate their first-ever record label showcase, each ticket-holder will receive a FREE CD from the Sunshine Drenchy record catalogue!
Steve Connelly and the Lesser Gods
Creative Loafing has called Connelly â€œthe premier guitarist in Tampa Bay for the past thirty years.â€ The Lesser Gods showcase Connellyâ€™s searing guitar against lyrically incisive roots-rock anthems.
Frontman Brian Merrill and award-winning songwriter Ed Woltil spearhead an all-star art-pop lineup to craft what critic Eric Snider has dubbed â€œexquisiteâ€¦sweet timeless pop.â€
Ricky Wilcox and the Moonsnakes
Former member of legendary Deloris Telescope, Wilcox blends power-pop, soul and 80â€™s British pub-rock influences to serve up an infectiously tuneful stew. WMNF's Duncan Strauss called Wilcox's Last Day on Planet Earth CD "loaded with one irresistible melody after another."
Ed Woltil and the Loaded Question
Pennyblack Music called Woltilâ€™s new Paper Boats CD â€œthe perfect pop album.â€ Acoustic pop combo The Loaded Question brings Woltilâ€™s melodies to life balancing delicacy and dynamism.
Former Roger McGuinn sideman, and voice of Floridaâ€™s folk-rockers, The Headlights, Robinsonâ€™s beguiling songs carry echoes of his native England. Of Robinsonâ€™s Undercurrent CD, Uncut magazine wrote that â€œevery cut is a crystalline gem.â€
More info and tickets hereâ€¦