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With Pride Celebrations and Parades cancelled around the State of Florida including St. Pete's always lively annual festivities, St. Pete resident Rachel Covello of OutCoast Travel put together this video sharing Happy Pride messages from around the state as a "next best thing." The video features Richard Gray, Senior Vice President, Greater Florida CVB; Steve Hodges, President, Visit St. Pete Clearwater; Selisse Berry, Founder, Out & Equal; John Tanzella, President, IGTLA; Josie Smith Malone, Celebrity Chef, Bubbles & Pearls, and many more. St. Pete's annual Pride parade attracted 265,000 attendees last year. Most Florida Pride events have been rescheduled for 2021 due to Coronavirus.


In a smart solution to social distancing, the Flaming Lips put Wayne Coyne's signature bubles to good use when they performed their song, "Race For The Prize" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. In a change from typical performances on the remote edition of the show, in which each band member performs in a separate space on a separate camera, The Flaming Lips performed together on the same stage, with each band member enclosed in their own bubble, in front of an audience that was also each enclosed in an individual bubble.


Lady Gaga's latest album Chromatica rose to the #1 spot on Album charts last week. It is Lady Gaga's sixth #1 album. She has said the album is not dystopiian, or utopian, but her way of making sense of things. In the Chromatica interview with Zane Lowe above, she talks about her creative process, her mental health journey and about working with collaborators Ariana Grande, BLACKPINK and Elton John. You can listen to the full album here. ABOVE: Lady Gaga Enigma, Super Saturday Night, Las Vegas, Full Show.



Thirty years later, Bill & Ted are back to continue their still unfulfilled task of saving the world with their band, Wyld Stallions. In Bill and Ted Face The Music, due out on August 21, Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter return in the title roles. Kid Cudi, Anthony Carrigan, Kristen Schaal and Beck Bennett also appear.


 
The Weeknd, aka Abel Tesfaye, made a personal financial statement of support on Music Industry Blackout Tuesday last week, giving $500,000 to a number of causes that address racial equality, and calling on others to do the same, writing on Twitter on June 1, “To my fellow respected industry partners and execs — no one profits off of black music more than the labels and streaming services. I gave yesterday and I urge you to go big and public with yours this week. It would mean the world to me and the community if you can join us.” #MUSICINDUSTRYBLACKOUTTUESDAY and #THESHOWMUSTBEPAUSED, marked a day of silent protest asking the music business to reflect on ways to support the black community and stopping "business as usual" for the day.


Tampa Bay residents enjoyed re-opened bars over the weekend. Meanwhile, streaming events continue, with more performances, new presenters and the evolution of ticketed live streams.


Pink Floyd frontmen David Gilmour and Roger Waters have been drawn into yet another tiff in their 30-year history of negative discourse. Waters claimed in a video posted Tuesday on YouTube titled "ANNOUNCEMENT" that his x-bandmate has cut off his access to the Pink Floyd web site and that he "thinks he owns" the Pink Floyd web site. He added in the comment below that when he says website, he also means the Facebook page and all the rest. Waters says that nothing from him appears on the site, and that he is banned by Gilmour from it. He went on the say that he thinks Gilmour thinks that since Waters left the band in 1985, that he, David Gilmour, is Pink Floyd and that Waters is irrelevant and that he should keep his mouth shut. Waters also said that the Pink Floyd Facebook page won't post any of the solo versions of Pink Floyd songs that he has shared while in quarantine. Here is his cover of John Prine's "Paradise" now. Gilmour's VonTrapped quarantine livestream recently included covers of some Leonard Cohen songs and a tribute to fallen Pink Floyd member Syd Barret. Waters sued his former band members over the use of the Pink Floyd name in 1985 and they won. The entire band has appeared on stage a few times since. ABOVE: Pink Floyd "Money" OFFICIAL VIDEO


Bad Brains' album God of Love turned 25 this month. The band's 6th studio album, released in 1995 after they signed with Madonna's Maverick Records, led to an opening slot on the Beastie Boys' Ill Communication tour. Listen to the full album here. ABOVE: Bad Brains. CBGBs 1982. Full Show.

 



Tampa Bay residents enjoyed re-opened breweries in Pinellas County for Memorial Day 2020. ABOVE: Early afternoon scene at Cage Brewing Saturday. It got busier there, at Pinellas Ale Works, at If I Brewed the World and at The Side Lot all day.

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br /> Joy Division singer Ian Curtis left this world 40 years ago on Mon. May 18. Tributes flooded the world. Listen to the mastertape recording of Joy Division Live. Paradiso, Amsterdam 1.11.190 unremastered. ABOVE: Joy Division, Transmission, OFFICIAL VIDEO

 

DEVO has added a protective face shield to its iconic energy domes to defend against COVID-19 in current times. "Stay safe from invisible particles and unwanted bodily fluids in this coordinated, disease-blocking DEVO Energy Dome PPE Kit Headgear. The shield attaches to your Energy Dome via Velco. It's simple and it's safe," a statement on the band's website read. "As the lockdown is eased," it continued, "human interactions at concerts, sporting events, etc. means that masks are part of our foreseeable future. To that end, DEVO will be offering two classic designs for your PPE mask needs," Check them out here ABOVE: Classic clip of DEVO on French Television, 1978.

The Facebook Live platform will soon allow artists and presenters to charge for livestream concerts, classes and events, Facebook announced this week. They have not announced the payment system that will be used or the start date of these changes. Livestream performances have become the global solution to the current pandemic confinement. Many local and worldwide performances have been presented since it began; most of them for free. While some streaming systems allow admission charges to concerts and events and tipping, Facebook Live currently does not. ABOVE: St Pete band Low Season presented one of the very first local livestreams on Facebook live from Groovehaven Music on Fri Mar 21. Photo courtesy of Low Season.



Billy Joe Armstrong of Green Day and his sons performed a cover of the classic song "I think We're Alone Now" from the singer's home studio earlier this week on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Tommy James of the Shondells, who originally recorded the song, told Rolling Stone in a statement that he was honored Armstrong had covered his song and the he has always been a huge fan of Green Day. He also praised the sound quality of the family's home recording. The Green Day Singer hosts a weekly show from his home called "No Fun Mondays."



Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr premiered the re-mastered sing-a-long version of Yellow Submarine via live stream on the Official Beatles YouTube Channel Saturday, April 25 at noon. Fans around the world were treated to a free, full screening of new edition and could participate in comments with viewers around the globe while it played to enjoy the new release for the first time together free. Fans streamed countless heart emojis and tributes to all four Beatles and their songs. The 1968 animated movie based on the Beatles song featured a unique style of psychedelic animation that is sometimes incorrectly attributed to 60s pop artist Peter Maxx. Heinz Edelman and Milton Glaser actually created the art for the film. Edelman pioneered the psychedelic style that would later make Maxx so famous. ABOVE: Trailer for the original 1968 release of The Beatles' animated movie "Yellow Submarine."



Post Malone played a livestream Nirvana Tribute to benefit The United Nations Foundations Covid 19 Response Team on Friday, April 25 joined by drummer Travis Barker & more on . Malone and another musician wore a dress similar to that worn by Nirvana in their "In Bloom" video and thanked "the man who wrote all these beautiful songs." He is known for his love of Nirvana and frequently covers the band in his concerts. Fans were able to donate with just a button click throughout the trivute. Google.org pledged to match donations at a 2:1 rate, up to $5M, with all proceeds going to the UN Foundation.




Legendary LA punk band X announced released their new album Alphabetland on Weds, April 23. It's their first new studio album in 35 years with founding members, Xene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom and DJ Bonebrake. Singer/songwriter/bass player John Doe debuted tracks from the album and answered questions from fans in a live stream from his Texas living room this morning. Watch it here. Check out Alphabetland here. I heard somewhere it was only $10. ABOVE: "The Hungry Wolf" OFFICIAL VIDEO. The video that got X on MTV.



ABOVE: THE BEASTIE BOYS, LIVE AT PUKKELPOP, FULL SHOW. Part of our 420 FULL CONCERT FIESTA.




NIRVANA, READING FESTIVAL 1992, FULL SHOW . Part of our 420 FULL CONCERT FIESTA.


ABOVE: RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, SWU 2010 FULL SHOW Part of our 420 FULL CONCERT FIESTA. The Rage 2020 reunion has unfortunately been postponed.



Tampa Bay's Legion of John Prine fans were able to listen to PRINE TIME: THE WMNF TRIBUTE TO JOHN PRINE on Thurs April 16 from home, The Tribute featured recordings that local artists had submitted to the station of their John Prine covers after a request from the station. Listen to it here. The Tribute, on wmnf.org and the station's Facebook page facebook.com/WMNFCommunityRadio, . The tribute concert features some of Tampa Bay's best artists including Will Quinlan from Have Gun Will Travel, Joshua Reilly and Fay Roy. See the full list on our board, right. WMNF is hosting live stream performances all day from its website and facebook pages in honor of Public Radio Day.

Bonnie Raitt, who performed with the legendary John Prine many times during his career, issued a statement regarding the current world and U.S. situation, including Prine's tragic passing last week from complications of Covid-19 with her cover of Karla Bonoff's song "Home." Read Rolling Stone's obituary of John Prine here. Read our story on the great John Prine here.

You can now stream SXSW Film Festival Shorts on Mailchimp Presents. More than 70 short films, including the four festival winners are included. MailChimp and Oscilloscope Laboratories have teamed to present the films that went unseen with this year's cancellation of SXSW. By making the films available, a spokesperson said, MailChimp hopes to offer the artists a platform for exposure and to provide the public with access to work from some amazing artists. Stream the films at the link above.



Rock The Park Tampa held it's scheduled monthly concert on Thurs Apr 2, via livestream. The free monthly music series, which features local artists of all genres, is regularly held at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Tampa, but due to social distancing, it will be held tonight via livestream, allowing viewers to watch in their homes. Kristopher James, Ronnie Dee and the Super Stars and Infinite Third will perform at 7 pm. The event is family friendly. ABOVE: Kristopher James "Too soon, Too Late" OFFICIAL VIDEO.

 

 

L7's Donita Sparks launched an online Friday variety show on April 3. The L7 guitarist and singer will perform on the show and host special guests. Donations to the artists are encouraged during the show and buttons leading to the MuiscCares Covid-19 Releief Fund and Paypal will be shown on all video. The first episode features guests Lydia Lunch and Dani Miller. The show streams through We Are Hear: On The Air on Youtube. ABOVE: Mini doc on Lydia Lunch by Jezebel magazine.



Lady Gaga shared cover artwork for her new album Chromatica today, Mon April 6. The album's release, originally scheduled for April 10, has been postponed due to the Covid 19 Pandemic. 'This is such a hectic and scary time for all of us," she explained, "while I believe art is one of the strongest things we have to provide joy and healing to each other ... it just doesn't feel right to me to release this album with all that is going on ..." Check out Lady Gaga's full announcement on Instragram.



Read Chapter 1 of our new series THE COVID 19 DIARIES including a wrap up of all the livestreaming that's been going on in Tampa Bay and all over the world. ABOVE: Neil Young "Sugar Mountain." Young played the song in one of the "Fireside Sessions" livestreams he did with his wife, actress Daryl Hannah, since the quarantine began.




Carole King, one of America's most prolific and popular songwriters, released a message to the public and a parody of her famous song, "So Far Away" about the current U.S. quarantine.



The Bad Katz at VFW Post 39 2/29/20. They played with The Wrenchers and more. The Bad Katz are rocking. Find more stories on local and national music here in ST PETE LIVE online .



Wilco's Jeff Tweedy was the virtual musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel live Monday night, performing the song "Evergreen" with his sons Spencer and Sammy from the family's Chicago bathroom. Wilco was originally scheduled to appear in the slot to promote their album Ode To Joy, but had to cancel due to the pandemic, with Tweedy filling in from home. The Tweedys have a show called "Stuff At Our House" on instagram nightly
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Bob Dylan Releases New Song
Bob Dylan released a new song late Thursday 3/26/20. "Murder Most Foul," about the assasination of President John F. Kennedy, should keep his cooped up fans occupied for a while. It's Dylan's longest song, at 17 minutes, holding the classic lyric, "it's 36 hours to Judgment Day." "This is an unreleased song we recorded a while back that you might find interesting," Dylan told fans at its release. "Stay safe, stay observant, and may God be with you."

Concert for Poor People's Army
& Refuge Ministries St. Pete

Concert for Poor People's Army and Refuge Ministries St. Pete at Poisonville Songs on March 7. Full Show. New Brutarians, Kevin K, Refuge Beat Poets Collective, Pedro El Poeta, Krown and MoreEmail refugestpete@gmail.com for more information.


James Blake Home Instagram Show
James Blake played an Instagram concert from his home this week. The piano concert included originals from his three latest albums and a slew of covers including "When The Party's Over (Billie Eillish), Godspeed (Frank Ocean), Limit Your Love (Feist) and No Suprises (Radiohead). Watch the replay above.

 

Dropkick Murphys Release
Mick Jones Nicked My Pudding

The Dropkick Murphys played their annual St. Patrick's Day concert from Boston via live stream last week. The show featured three new songs including "Mick Jones Nicked My Pudding" above, officially released last week.

 



Human Error,'s catchy, roots punk sound has people talking all over Tampa Bay Read our full story ONLINE NOW

Henry Rollins and Cyndi Lauper performed Black Flag's “Rise Above” at the Novo in Los Angeles, 12.10.19 for Lauper's annual Cyndi Lauper & Friends Home for The Holidays benefit. The concert raises money for True Colors United, an non-profit working to prevent homelessness for LGBTQ youth.


The Damned's night of 1,000 Vampires at The London Palladium was a groundbreaking performance for a band with their position in history. Read our new feature about this unique and innovative show, The Story of 1,000 Vampires online now.


The Schizophonics from San Diego treated Tampa Bay to a stop on their tour in support of their release, People Of The Sky. Singer/guitarist Pat Beers and drummer Letty Beers formed the band in 2009. They were recruited as the backing/opening band for El Vez with former Zero, Robert Lopez, the Mexican Elvis in 2013. Pat Beers is frequently the touring guitarist for El Vez shows and also works with Lopez as the back up band for his Punk Rock Review with Diana Death as second guitarist. Beers also plays with both of them in The Little Richards, a little Richard tribute which also includes Joshua Kmark of the Nformals. ABOVE: Watch the Schizophonics in New Orleans, 2019.

Two events in St. Pete celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock this year. Get the details in our story Return To The Summer of Love.
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