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Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Green Parrot May-June-July 2010 Entertainment Calendar
May 2010 Entertainment Calendar
Saturday, May 1st, J. P. Soars & The Red Hots 5:30 &10 PM shows
Sunday. May 2nd J. P. Soars & The Red Hots 5:30 P.M. show
Wednesday, May 5th, Cinco de Mayo Party with The Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio
Thursday, May 6th Bobby Lee Rodgers 10 P.M. show
Friday, May 7th 5:30 Bobby Lee Rodgers 5:30 "soundcheck", 10 PM show
Saturday, May 8th, TBA, 5:30 soundcheck
Saturday, May 8th Locos por Juana, 10 PM show
Sunday, May 9th, The Michael Dixon Band, 5:30 soundcheck
Friday, May 14th, Bill Wharton, 5:30 "soundcheck", 10 P.M. show
Saturday, May 15th, Bill Wharton, 5:30 "soundcheck", 10 P.M. show
Sunday, May 16th, Bill Wharton, 5:30 "soundcheck"
Sunday, May 16th, Bill Wharton, 10 P.M. show
Friday, May 21st, Joey Gilmore 5:30 PM "soundcheck" 10 P.M. show
Saturday, May 22nd, The Carter Brothers, 5:30 PM "soundcheck" 10 PM show
Sunday, May 23rd, The Carter Brothers, 5:30 PM "soundcheck"
Friday, May 28th, Suenalo 10 P.M. show
Saturday, May 29th, Suenalo, 10 PM show
Sunday, May 29th, TBA, 5:30 soundcheck
Saturday, May 30th, Suenalo, 10 PM show
All Dates Subject to Change, call 305-294-6133 for more information
GREEN PARROT JUNE 2010 ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR
Friday, June 4th, Motor City Josh, 5:30 PM soundcheck 10 PM show
Saturday, June 6th, Motor City Josh, 10 PM show
Sunday, June 6thThe Bubba System, 5:30 PM soundcheck
Friday, June 11th, Paul Cebar, 5:30 PM "soundcheck", 10 PM show
Saturday, June 12th , Paul Cebar, 10 PM show
Sunday, June 13th, Paul Cebar 5:30 soundcheck
Friday, June 18th Damon Fowler, 5:30 PM soundcheck 10 PM show
Saturday, June 19th, Damon Fowler, 10 PM show
Sunday, June 20th, TBA, 5:30 PM soundcheck
Friday, June 25th, Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, 5:30 PM "soundcheck" 10 PM show
Saturday, June 26th, Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, 10 PM show
Sunday,June 27th TBA, 5:30 soundcheck
GREEN PARROT JULY 2010 ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR
Thursday, July 1st, TBA 10 PM show
Friday, July 2nd, TBA, 5:30 PM soundcheck 10 PM show
Saturday, July 3rd, Spam Allstars, 10 PM show (tenative)
Sunday, July 4th, Spam Allstars, 10 PM show (tenative)
Friday, July 9th, Dash Rip Rock, 10 PM show
Saturday, July 10th, Dash Rip Rock 10 PM show
Sunday,July 11th Ben Prestage, 5:30 soundcheck (tenative)
Friday, July 16th, The Heavy Pets 10 PM show (tenative)
Saturday, July 17th, The Heavy Pets 10 PM show (tenative)
Sunday,July 18th TBA, 5:30 PM soundcheck
Friday, July 24th, TBA 5:30 PM soundcheck 10 PM show
Saturday, July 25th, TBA 10 PM show
Sunday, July 26th,TBA, 5:30 PM soundcheck
Friday, July 30th, Eric Culberson 5:30 PM soundcheck 10 PM show
Saturday, July 31th, Eric Culberson 10 PM show
All Dates Subject To Change, for more information call 305-294-6133
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
On The Fly" String Band Promises to Keep Parrot Dancers Steppin' Lively
As a kind of prelude to this weekend Fiddling Contest, "On The Fly" will perform at The Green Parrot "soundcheck" on Friday, April 23rd, beginning at 5:30 P.M.
Led my Master Fiddler Chuck Anton, On the Fly is a four-piece string band that plays music for traditional American folk dances. Playing at contra and square dances throughout the great state of Florida, On the Fly derives its sound from a variety of musical traditions, including old-time fiddle tunes, swing, jazz, waltz, Irish music, and bluegrass. Weaving these styles into inventive dance medleys, On the Fly continues to keep dancers stepping lively. Chuck, Jim and Ted blend creative melodic improvisation with the solid foundation of the double bass, as On the Fly drives the dances with their energy, enthusiasm and unique style.
Chuck Anton has thrilled dancers and audiences alike in Florida with his unique, eclectic style and powerful, evocative playing. the premier fiddle teacher in South Florida for old time, bluegrass, Texas swing, and improvisation. Chuck is constantly expanding his repertoire to enhance the enjoyment of listeners and dancer
Mandolin virtuoso Jim Shroka is equally adept playing a wide variety of musical genres, including old time, contradance, bluegrass, Celtic, blues, jazz, swing, Latin, and folk. He won first prize for mandolin at the 2009 Florida Old Time Music Championships in Dade City. Jim is known throughout Florida roots music communities for his melodic dexterity, complex ornamentations, expressive and creative breaks, and hard-driving, flamboyant, and energetic rhythms. He is also an enthusiastic contradancer.Ted Strauss taught himself how to flatpick guitar, play mandolin and sing bluegrass, old time and Irish music while growing up in NYC. Ted claims he never met a musical style he couldn't steal licks from. His guitar style borrows from swing, country, blues and jazz so don't be surprised when contra / old time music starts to swing when On The Fly is on stage. Brian Turk played in the rock jam band Tom's Cosmic Radio while at New College of Florida. In New York City, Brian played bass in the funk/soul band, Otis Funkmeyer, and played country music with Captain Jack and the Cleveland Steamers. And in an effort to expand his musical horizons, Brian has become a student of classical music and is now a member of the Broward Symphony Orchestra.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Red Bull Gives You Wings Indeed
The Spanish police have stopped what appears to have been a daring strategy by an enterprising band of drug smugglers, who the police say tried to use the Dakar Rally in January to cover up their tracks.
Agence France-Presse reported that the smugglers disguised a truck to look like a race support vehicle for the rally, which was moved to South America from Africa last year. Photos provided by the police show a silver truck with logos for Red Bull and the Dakar Rally on its side panels and a graphic of a racecar on the rear doors.
“The vehicle had been totally transformed to adapt it to its supposed participation in the competition as a support truck, with publicity and logos of the event painted on its side,” the Spanish police said in a statement.
The police said the suspects had shipped the truck from Bilbao, Spain, to Argentina for the race. About 60 miles outside Buenos Aires, they were said to have pulled over at a farm and loaded up the truck’s 32 false bottoms with more than 800 kilograms of cocaine, which was covered in lead casings. BBC News reported that the truck then followed the two-week race to its conclusion before being shipped back to Bilbao. It was seized by the police at the port on Friday.
Also seized were 15,000 tablets of ecstasy, 10 pounds of hashish, two guns and about $64,000 in cash, the police said. Seven Spaniards were arrested.
The truck contained more than 800 kilograms of cocaine.
“The drug trafficking ring even provided the vehicle with all the necessary technical and logistical material, including the official uniform of the competition,” the police said.
But according to the rally organizers, the truck was never part of the official race.
“The truck never came to a bivouac,” Emilie Poucan, a spokeswoman for the Dakar Rally, said in an email message, referring to the meeting point for race competitors and their support vehicles.
Ms. Poucan also said the graphics on the truck were not quite right.
“I’ve seen the pictures and they made a mistake by using the Dakar logo while the competitors (and their assistance) have their own ‘Dakar competitor’s’ logo to use,” she said. “And they didn’t have a race (or assistance) number either so we would never have let them enter.”
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Robert Earl Keen at The Green Parrot
Robert Earl Keen will appear at The Parrot Friday night, April 30th at 10 PM as part of the Key West Songwriters Festival. We couldn't be happier to have him on our stage. It will be a great night. For information go to the Key West Songwriters Festival website.