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The Orlando Fringe Festival and more this week

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As usual, there are a ton of happenings this week, May 12-18, in Orlando local music. The 2014 Orlando Fringe Festival kicks off this week, plus there is a battle of the bands, a one time return to Orlando reunion show and a CD release event and of course all the great regular choices for live music.

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In Orlando music news this week there are some fundraisers to be aware of. Orlando singer/songwriter Landon Pontius’ Kickstarter launches on May 15. Orlando band ELEVATORS hit their Kickstarter goal, but music fans can still contribute beyond the initial goal to help them out even more.

Also, Orlando band Oathkeeper has an IndieGoGo campaign running until June 7. Their flexible funding campaign is to raise money for promos, merchandise, new equipment, a trailer for long distance shows, music videos and professional recordings.

On Thursday May 15, the annual Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival kicks off. The festival, showcasing live music, comedy, improv acting, spoken word, karaoke, performance art, magic and more, runs until May 25. Check out the official web site for complete schedules.

Also on Thursday, the Orange Blossom Jamboree Music and Art Festival begins. True, it’s in Brooksville, not Orlando, but there are quite a few talented Orlando bands on the festival’s schedule including Greensound, Ancient Sun, Legacy, The Happy Campers, Holey Miss Moley, The Mud Flappers, Thomas Wynn & the Believers and Buster Keaton as well as artists at large Savi Fernandez and Clay Watson.

On Friday is the CD release show for Central Florida band Severed By Faith’s “Undaunted” at West End Trading Co. Also on the bill are Orlando bands More Than You Can Bear and F.I.L.T.H. and Central Florida band Catcher & The Rye.

At The Haven on Friday is reunion show for SMB Project when two of the band members visit Orlando. Playing the show with them are JANANI, BREE and The Dealers.

On Sunday Gorilla Music presents the Orlando Battle of the Bands at The BackBooth. It’s a multiple genre battle featuring live music from the Andrew Williams Band, FELICITY, Coelated, Joshua Hoffman, dear destiny, Insane Reaction, Half Deezy, Purple Kloud, From Mortals to Monsters, 3 Knights and a Rose, Just Real and Flows Like Wine.

Monday, May 12

BackBooth - 37 W. Pine St. - Live music from Tiny Moving Parts, Free Throw, Lambs Like Lions and Sea of Surrender for this show. Tickets are $8 in advance or $11 at the door. The doors open at 7 p.m.

Tanqueray’s - 100 S. Orange Ave. - Reggae Mondae featuring live music from Control This! at 10:30 p.m. for this FREE 21+ show.

BB Kings Blues Club - 9101 International Dr. - Live music from Blue Stone Circle at 8 p.m.

Thai Thani - 600 Market St. (Celebration) - Live music from Jazz Meets Motown at 7:30 p.m.

Sea Dog Brewing Co. - 8496 Palm Parkway - Live music from singer/songwriter Michael Brandon Powell at 4 p.m.

West End Trading Company - 202 S. Sanford Ave. (Sanford) - RPR presents open mic hosted by Brandon Parker Harris with Rhenn Again at 8 p.m. This FREE event is 18+.

Tuesday, May 13

The Red Lion Pub - 3784 Howell Branch Road - Twisted Tuesday with Evan Taylor Jones for this 18+ show. This FREE event includes live music and other entertainment as well as a home-cooked meal, with a $2 donation to the Red Lion Community Emergency Fund. The live music starts at 7:30 p.m.

Will’s Pub - 1042 N. Mills Ave. - Live music from Mojave Wilde, Pathos, Boxing at the Zoo and Native Feel for this 18+ show. Tickets are $5 and the doors open at 9 p.m.

Lil’ Indies - 1036 N. Mills Ave. - Live music from Kaleigh Baker at 10 p.m. for this FREE 21+ show.

The Social - 54 North Orange Ave. - Live music from Deer Tick, Langhorne Slim & The Law and Have Gun, Will Travel for this show.

BackBooth - 37 W. Pine St. - Live music from For All I Am, Cursed Sails, Youth In Revolt, Separations, Oathkeeper and Save The Fallen for this show. The doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $12 in advance.

The Plaza Live - 425 North Bumby Ave. - Live music from Gator Gathering and Coach Muschamp at 4:30 p.m.

House of Blues Orlando - 1490 E. Buena Vista Dr. - Live music from Steel Panther and Future Villains for this show. The doors open at 7 p.m.

Tanqueray’s - 100 S. Orange Ave. - Live music from The Groove Orient at 10:30 p.m. for this FREE 21+ show.

BB Kings Blues Club - 9101 International Dr. - Live music from T-Stone at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, May 14

Will’s Pub - 1042 N. Mills Ave. - Live music from Adam and the Plastic, Witch Kings, Slim Walker and his Orchestra and Tiger Fawn for this 21+ show. Tickets are $3 and the doors open at 9 p.m.

The Imperial at Washburn Imports - 1800 N. Orange Ave. - The Acoustic Soundcheck featuring live music from Ashley Dudukovich (Chasing Jonah) at 9 p.m. for this FREE show.

BackBooth - 37 W. Pine St. - Norsekorea presents live music from Matt Butcher and The Schoolyard Band, Milk Carton Superstars and Austin Miller for this show. Tickets are $5 in advance or $8 day of show. The doors open at 9 p.m.

West End Trading Company - 202 S. Sanford Ave. (Sanford) - Live music from Holey Miss Moley and Copious Jones.

St. Matthew’s Tavern - 1300 Mills Ave. - Apartment E's 100 Guitars Project continues featuring live music from Justin Kangrga, Ryan Duquette and Purple Kloud with featured artists Kayla Prommersberger and John "Seagull" Smith at 8 p.m.

The Beacham - 46 N. Orange Ave. - Live music from Conor Oberst and Dawes for this show. The doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $28/30.

Tanqueray’s - 100 S. Orange Ave. - Live music from the Jonnie Morgan Band at 10:30 p.m. for this FREE 21+ show.

BB Kings Blues Club - 9101 International Dr. - Live music from Dennis Gallo from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and B.B. King’s All Star Band at 8 p.m.

Horsepower Bar and Grill - 171 S. Orange Ave. - Live music from Larry Poulton.

Dexter’s Winter Park - 558 W. New England Ave. - Wednesday night acoustic with Christian Wilson at 6:30 p.m.

Wing Shack Orlando - 4650 East Michigan St. - Open mic/jam night with The Paul Stott Group at 8:30 p.m.

On line everywhere - WPRK 91.5 - WPRK’s Local Heroes radio show from 5-7 p.m. features local talent from actors, directors, photographers, entrepreneurs, and musicians with DJ Daniel Pacchioni and co-hosts Ilene Leiber and George Wallace playing music from local Orlando bands. This week’s in studio guest is The Groove Orient.

Thursday, May 15

Loch Haven Park - 777 E. Princeton St. - The FREE outdoor stage for the Orlando Fringe Festival features live music from Drew Yardis at 8:30 p.m. and Kaleigh Baker at 10 p.m. For the full schedule of events visit the Orlando Fringe Festival web site.

Sertoma Ranch - 85 Myers Rd. (Brooksville) - The 2014 Orange Blossom Jamboree featuring live music from Orlando area bands Greensound, Ancient Sun and Legacy along with Tangled Mangos, Displace, The Funky Nuggets, Green Sunshine and Come Back Alice.

The Social - 54 North Orange Ave. - Live music from Blitzen Trapper for this 18+ show. Tickets are $15.

Will’s Pub - 1042 N. Mills Ave. - Live music from Trails, Leapfrog and Reoccurring Dreams of Robots for this 18+ show. Tickets are $5 and the doors open at 9 p.m.

Lil’ Indies - 1036 N. Mills Ave. - Mike Dunn’s American Jukebox for this FREE 21+ show at 10 p.m.

Tanqueray’s - 100 S. Orange Ave. - Live music from Buster Keaton at 10:30 p.m. for this FREE 21+ show.

BB Kings Blues Club - 9101 International Dr. - Live music from Dave Rankin from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and B.B. King’s All Star Band at 8 p.m.

Dexter’s Winter Park - 558 W. New England Ave. - Live music from Soul Funktion at 8 p.m.

On line everywhere - WPRK 91.5 - The Whitney Costner Radio Show airs from 12-2 p.m. every Thursday featuring some local music on the playlist and special in-studio appearances from Orlando bands.

On line everywhere - WOGR - Join Orlando singer/songwriter Mark Dawson every Thursday for his weekly radio show, “Making Noise with Mark Dawson,” from 9-11 p.m.

Friday, May 16

Loch Haven Park - 777 E. Princeton St. - The FREE outdoor stage for the Orlando Fringe Festival features live music from British Invasion (7 p.m.), Bellows (8 p.m.), Beartoe (9 p.m.), Hymn For Her (10 p.m.), Laney Jones (11 p.m.) and a DJ set by Frankie Messina at midnight.

Sertoma Ranch - 85 Myers Rd. (Brooksville) - The 2014 Orange Blossom Jamboree featuring live music from Orlando area bands The Happy Campers, Holey Miss Moley, The Mud Flappers and Thomas Wynn & the Believers along with Ghost Country Revival, Ajeva, Captain Lovely, Infinite Groove Orchestra, Serotonic, S.P.O.R.E., Uncle John’s Band, Grandpa’s Cough Medicine, Lucky Costello, The Hip Abduction, The Applebutter Express, Sons of Hippies, Bobby Lee Rodgers, Cope and Free Range Roosters.

West End Trading Company - 202 S. Sanford Ave. (Sanford) - Live music from More Than You Can Bear, F.I.L.T.H., Severed by Faith and Catcher & The Rye for this show. This is Central Florida band Severed By Faith’s CD release show for “Undaunted.” Tickets are $5 in advance from the bands or $8 day of show. The doors open at 8 p.m.

Bombshell’s Tavern - 5405 Edgewater Dr. - Live music from Apparitions, Entombed in the Abyss, Eroding The Past, Darkness By Design, Oathkeeper and All Hell for this all ages show. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 day of show. The doors open at 7 p.m.

The Haven - 6700 Aloma Ave. - Live music from SMB Project, JANANI, BREE and The Dealers for this 21+ show. This is a reunion show for SMB Project, formerly of Orlando. The doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $8.

BackBooth - 37 W. Pine St. - Live music from The Lion Motel Club, LAVOLA and Skyview for this show. Tickets are $5 and the doors open at 7 p.m.

Will’s Pub - 1042 N. Mills Ave. - Live music from ODESZA and Kodak to Graph for this 18+ show. Tickets are $10 and the doors open at 8 p.m.

Tanqueray’s - 100 S. Orange Ave. - Live music from The Violent 5 at 10:30 p.m. for this FREE 21+ show.

BB Kings Blues Club - 9101 International Dr. - Live music from the Shaun Rounds Trio from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and B.B. King’s All Star Band at 8 p.m.

Fiddler’s Green Irish Pub - 544 W. Fairbanks Ave. (Winter Park) - Live music from Shadow Cabinet

Cafe Murano - 309 Cranes Roost Blvd. (Altamonte Springs) - Live music from Musikology.

Dexter’s Lake Mary - 950 Market Promenade Ave., Suite 1201 - Live music from Skin Deep at 9:30 p.m.

Dexter’s Winter Park - 558 W. New England Ave. - Live music from My Generation at 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 17

Loch Haven Park - 777 E. Princeton St. - The FREE outdoor stage for the Orlando Fringe Festival features live music from Hey Angeline (3 p.m.), 4AM (4 p.m.), Vova Zen (5 p.m.) and more. For the full schedule of events visit the Orlando Fringe Festival web site.

Sertoma Ranch - 85 Myers Rd. (Brooksville) - The 2014 Orange Blossom Jamboree featuring live music from Orlando area band Buster Keaton along with High Cotton, Flat Land, Future Vintage Band, Morning Fatty, Friends of Fil, Herd Of Watts, The Juanjamon Band, Between Bluffs, JUke, The Short Straw Pickers, Wester Joseph’s Stereo Vudu, Unlimited Devotion, FUSIK, Shoeless Soul, ArtOfficial, Suénalo, Spam Allstars and Sosos.

The Haven - 6700 Aloma Ave. - Industrial Alliance LIVE presents Halfway to Halloween Party featuring live music from Deconbrio, Fearpassage and Auditory ARMory for this show. Halloween costumes are expected. The cover charge is $8 in costume or $10 without.

Will’s Pub - 1042 N. Mills Ave. - Live music from Radiolucent and Richard Sherfey & All God’s Children for this 18+ show. The doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 day of show.

The Peacock Room - 1321 North Mills Ave. - Live music from Kaleigh Baker

Orlando Brewing - 1301 Atlanta Ave. - Live music by Fires Eternal, Thrashaholica and All Hell for this FREE show. The doors open at 9 p.m.

Smiling Bison - 745 Bennett Road - Live music from Flat Mountain Band at 10 p.m.

Tanqueray’s - 100 S. Orange Ave. - Live music from RJ Harman and Company at 10:30 p.m. for this FREE 21+ show.

BB Kings Blues Club - 9101 International Dr. - Live music from the NTUNES from 3:30-7:30 p.m. and B.B. King’s All Star Band at 8 p.m.

Redneck Yacht Club - 12th St. (Clermont) - Live music from Spayed Koolie and Quickdraw Phillips.

Moon Cricket Cafe - 14 W. Plant St. (Winter Garden) - Live music from Spayed Koolie

Graffiti Junktion Longwood - 145 Wekiva Springs Road (Longwood) - Live music from Melodic Dissent from 8-11 p.m.

Green Parrot - 280 SR 436 (Casselberry) - Live music from Shadow Cabinet

The O Zone Sports Bar - 1648 N. Ronald Reagan Blvd. (Longwood) - Live music from Time Change

Cafe Murano - 309 Cranes Roost Blvd. (Altamonte Springs) - Live music from Musikology.

Dexter’s Lake Mary - 950 Market Promenade Ave., Suite 1201 - Live music from Skin Deep at 9:30 p.m.

Dexter’s Winter Park - 558 W. New England Ave. - Live music from My Generation at 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 18

Loch Haven Park - 777 E. Princeton St. - The FREE outdoor stage for the Orlando Fringe Festival features live music from Lauren Galant (3 p.m.), Robert Johnson as BJ Sings (4 p.m.), Beartoe - solo (5 p.m.), Due South (6 p.m.), JUke (7 p.m.), The Strange Trip (8:30 p.m.), Jeckyl N’ Hyde (10 p.m.) and COJONES at 11 p.m. For the full schedule of events visit the Orlando Fringe Festival web site.

Sertoma Ranch - 85 Myers Rd. (Brooksville) - The 2014 Orange Blossom Jamboree featuring live music from Florida bands One Sun, New Earth Army, Bath Salt Zombies Band, Rev. Funky D, Kettle of Fish and Earth Bombs Mars.

Will’s Pub - 1042 N. Mills Ave. - Soul Fried Sunday featuring live music from Kaleigh Baker, The Gerry Williams Band, The Groove Orient and Brown Bag Brass Band. A soul food dinner will be included in the $8 cover. The doors open at 8:30 p.m.

West End Trading Company - 202 S. Sanford Ave. (Sanford) - Live music from Boondox, AQUALEO, Bukshot, RAZORZ EDGE, Stranger Haze, Spilla TheRealist, Forgotten Fallen and Koup d’E Tat for this all ages show. The doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets are $15 in advance.

The Peacock Room - 1321 North Mills Ave. - Live music from Jackson Rodgers, Adam Goodrich, Kelly Craven, Jordan Schneider and Forest Rodgers for this FREE 21+ show. The music starts at 9:30 p.m.

BackBooth - 37 W. Pine St. - Gorilla Music presents the Orlando Battle of the Bands featuring live music from the Andrew Williams Band, FELICITY, Coelated, Joshua Hoffman, dear destiny, Insane Reaction, Half Deezy, Purple Kloud, From Mortals to Monsters, 3 Knights and a Rose, Just Real and Flows Like Wine. The doors open at 4 p.m. for this all ages show. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 day of show.

Discount Music Center - 3301 Gardenia Ave. - Live music from Victor Montequin and Lou Murray

Tanqueray’s - 100 S. Orange Ave. - Live music from Ancient Sun 10:30 p.m. for this FREE 21+ show.

BB Kings Blues Club - 9101 International Dr. - Live music from Groove Therapy at 8 p.m.

On line everywhere - WPRK 91.5 - Biscuits, Bacon and Blues from 10 a.m. to noon every Sunday with singer/songwriter Jerry Waller.

On line everywhere - WJRR - WJRR's Native Noise Radio Show - Every Sunday night at 11 p.m. playing music from the best local Orlando and area bands.

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