The Heard

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Orlando darlings the Pauses launch ongoing video single series Quarantunes

Posted By on Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 3:58 PM

Local indie maestros and OW cover stars the Pauses are dealing with the same uncertainty, anxiety and stressors that everyone is going through right now, and sometimes it's hard to rally creatively in the face of it all. And yet, the band managed to rally virtually for a raucous, rousing and life-affirming...

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Orlando musician Brian Phillips creates tender ambient music as Glass Hive on Bandcamp

Posted By on Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 3:48 PM

Two long tracks to help lull stressed family members to sleep.

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NPR extends deadline for this year's Tiny Desk contest and Orlando musicians are encouraged to take part

Posted By on Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 3:26 PM

As the memory of live concerts in a gritty venue becomes sadly more distant and livestream concerts grow in popularity – and provide some really nice nightly diversions; I've been enjoying the action-packed Quarantine Concerts in particular for the last week or so – suddenly NPR's Tiny Desk concert series seems less delightfully...

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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Most StubHub customers are out of luck for refunds on canceled events – but Florida buyers are covered

Posted By on Sat, Apr 4, 2020 at 11:59 PM

As the great Cat Stevens once wrote, “the first cut is the deepest.” For many, the first cut suffered may have been the ongoing wave of concert and event postponements and cancellations across the globe due to the coronavirus pandemic, forcing the event industry at large to press pause indefinitely....

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Friday, April 3, 2020

Catching up with Orlando's music community while we're all on lockdown

Posted By on Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 4:38 PM

Southern Fried Sunday puts on the virtual #StayHome Fest series Last Sunday, March 29, local roots music showcase Southern Fried Sunday (headed up by Jessica Pawli) returned online with #StayHome Fest, a valiant attempt to chase the quarantine blues away. Over the course of a long afternoon, a phalanx...

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Southern Fried Sunday to host virtual #StayHome Fest, with food delivered straight to viewers' doors

Posted By on Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 6:02 PM

Orlando Weekly's own beloved (and currently furloughed) events director is also a local scene organizer and do-gooder. The Southern Fried Sunday series she hosts at Will's Pub combines southern and soul food with a roots music showcase. It's a sight to behold and a feast for the senses. In light...

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Timucua's Chris Belt talks about the effects of the coronavirus on Orlando music, looks toward new ways to bring live music to people

Posted By on Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 3:21 PM

Chris Belt wears many hats in our local arts and music scene. He is a gifted guitarist and composer, a tireless booster for new voices and perspectives in creative and classical music circles, the curator of the In-Between Series, and executive director of the Timucua Arts Foundation. We also...

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Winter Park’s Blue Bamboo responds to the new reality of coronavirus isolation with a wave of online concerts

Posted By on Sun, Mar 22, 2020 at 3:37 PM

Well, friends, much has changed in the past week. Out there in the world, here in OW’s own drastically reduced ranks, the world is unrecognizable, swept by the coronavirus tsunami. The strange now is already devastating, and the future is uncertain – just ask the guy whose column and...

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Support musicians impacted by the coronavirus in Central Florida and elsewhere online today and this week

Posted By on Fri, Mar 20, 2020 at 3:47 PM

Bandcamp, the digital (and merch) music hub and marketplace, is waiving its usual commission fees just for today in solidarity with artists impacted by the economic affects of the coronavirus pandemic. What this means is that, until midnight tonight, 100 percent of the revenue from music sold through the...

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