Residents of Florida who weep at the task of driving all the way to Atlanta in order…

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Floridians who want more, dammit.

Don't you hate it when your most-loved band won't play farther south than Atlanta, if they even play in the South at all?

Ever had to drive out-of-state to see a band perform? Ever get dismayed by the expense of gasoline and hotel rooms, and wind up not going? Ever get cranky that Florida winds up getting shafted on the tour circuit because we're just so out-of-the-way? Ever get moody because your southern city gets the cold shoulder in favor of some podunk town in Wyoming?

Then this group is for you.

For those Floridians who've experienced the joy of finding out that their favorite artist, group or band is on tour, only to have that joy stolen like the fragile innocence of a child upon realizing the tour doesn't include their sweaty, sun-drenched state.

Fellow Floridians (and those who claim allegiance to other states and locations but somehow wound up here through convoluted means or circumstances), share in our tales of frustration and woe, punctuated by brief respites when musicians actually do make it down to play in our towns and cities. Ah, the elation!

Also, feel free to share any other music- or Florida-related insight, thought, query, exclamation or snark. We're all friends here. Well, except for that guy who brought the shitty beer over there who's visibly drinking the Red Hook Blonde Ale someone else came with. You, sir, must go. And take your damn Busch beer with you.

Popular venues in the state
Orlando: The Social, Club Firestone, Backbooth, House of Blues
Gainesville: Common Grounds, The Venue (warning: super-ugly MySpace site)
Miami: Vagabond, The Culture Room, Revolution, PS14
Tampa: The Crowbar, The Orpheum (Last.fm page), Jannus Landing
Tallahassee: Club Downunder, The Beta Bar, The Moon

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  • Aki_of_the_dead

    The Culture Room and Revolution are in Fort Lauderdale, not Miami. That may not mean shit if you're Orlando or farther North, but if you're in the Southeast tri-county it makes a lot of difference. Churchill's Pub, Grand Central, and Gramps are great Miami venues.

    17 aug 16:55 Svara
  • camicamirobot

    MUSE.

    17 dec 2011 Svara
  • JarrettKnight

    this group can suck my dick. you guys get the fest every fall in gainesville.

    5 jun 2011 Svara
  • quitepeculiar

    Hey all, Park Ave CDs is participating in Record Store Day. If you bring 4 non-perishable food items into the shop, you can get 15% off your entire purchase. http://parkavecds.blogspot.com/

    14 apr 2010 Svara
  • dareisaya

    Is anybody in Orlando interested in seeing Eyehategod in June? Drop me a shoutbox message. We're responsible for selling tickets.

    13 apr 2010 Svara
  • Kikilv2

    Casiotone For The Painfully Alone is playing a show at New World Brewery for all those 21+, if you're into that kind of music.

    21 jan 2010 Svara
  • dreamobile

    I'm so done with this state. First chance I get, I'm out.

    26 dec 2009 Svara
  • SoleilSummer

    Hmmm. I thought Revolution and The Culture Room were in Ft. Lauderdale? 'Cuz I have to drive for about an hour to get there, and I live in Miami. Anyways. I'm so glad this page exists because I've felt the same exact way forever. Miami sucks.

    1 dec 2009 Svara
  • GhostxonxStage

    I hate the vagabond. well, they do play good music but...meh, I don't like those type of clubs.

    4 nov 2009 Svara
  • outtasiteoutta

    Driving to Savannah to see Wilco...

    27 okt 2009 Svara
  • outtasiteoutta

    State Theatre in St. Pete is a pretty awesome venue as well

    16 sep 2009 Svara
  • pachyderms

    grumble pensacola grumble

    21 aug 2009 Svara
  • quitepeculiar

    Orange You Glad Fest in Orlando this week!

    15 maj 2009 Svara
  • woopdeewoop

    is it just me or has the lack of florida shows getting worse?

    7 maj 2009 Svara
  • quitepeculiar

    Added more Events. It was long overdue.

    26 apr 2009 Svara
  • bingegamer

    The owner of this group should add "Vagabond" to the Miami venues, :D.

    6 apr 2009 Svara
  • Cogitor

    i am glad this group exists. i thought i was the only one who felt this way about the t.s. elliot -inspired wasteland that is florida. i don't feel so alone now.

    3 mar 2009 Svara
  • dyrhus

    Any good venues I should check out?

    23 jan 2009 Svara
  • emergingsynergy

    I am traveling to Miami, to stay there for the nights of January 14 and 15 (Thursday and Friday). I would like to take in some live music on one of those nights, and I like a lot of different kinds of music (but not all). If it was a great show, I might even figure a way to get to Ft. Lauderdale for it. I have looked around and haven't seen anything except for a gig at The Culture Room in Lauderdale that isn't for me. If anyone has any suggestions, please message me. Thanks!

    7 jan 2009 Svara
  • ianthewalrus

    Orlando, indie pop band, Little Insects @ Stardust, Saturday Jan 10: http://www.last.fm/event/866582 (full disclosure, I'm in the band)

    6 jan 2009 Svara
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