This past Sunday was fabulous at The Shed. SFClive held the 2nd Annual John-A-Thon benefit and the turnout was simply amazing. Seven local bands followed by a drum circle in John’s honor took place. The amount of money raised was enough to buy the first set of equipment needed for the John Whitehouse gulf coast chapter of Guitars Not Guns. Thank you to everyone that came out to support such a great cause. It’s nice to see when bands come together and help each other out instead of worrying about their next gig. It’s great to see a community come out and support musicians for such a great cause. I wish I could have stayed for the entire event, but check out the pictures that I did take in our photo gallery.
Sounds From the Cellar is a new internet radio station in our area headed up by the oh, so famous Gina Turner, Dr. Bob, and their sound engineer Sammy Lee better known as Snackbar to others on this site. The show started around mid-January featuring Danielle Thomas. The initial reception has been huge and artists are lining up to be a part of this new internet hit sensation. It’s time for you guys to jump on the band wagon.
Sounds From the Cellar is a live internet radio show broadcast from the Julep Room in Ocean Springs every Thursday night at 9:30pm. A different artist or band is featured each week with the recording uploaded on Podcast on Demand available at http://www.cellarsounds.com . They are in the works to get this streamed live each night via the Internet. Coolness at its best. This is a great way to get your music out there and heard by a new genre of fans.
Last night, I decided to check this out for myself. I’ve seen countless myspace bulletins, status updates, and have even received a few text messages from a butthead about checking this out. So my sad panda self got out into the brisk cold and made the adventure over to the wonderful city of Ocean Springs. Victor M. was the artist being featured last night at SFC. I caught the end of his melodic show and left with a full impression of an amazing solo artist. He stated his major influence was Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins. Instant fan. Yes. His songs and stories were deep rooted and varied over a wide range of topics and movements. Hopefully, he will be around these parts for quite some time. Check out his show as soon at Littlegt gets it posted.
Sound From the Cellar is a new concept for our area. It provides a new tool for unsigned bands and artists to get their music out to the mass public. No longer will the excuse no one around here supports local music be valid as this show takes your live performance and makes it available to possibly millions across the vast Al Gore invented cyberspace. If you are interested in being a part of SFC, submit your information via their forms located here and tell them the jackass at GCB sent you.
Feb 12 – Anthony Ainsworth – www.myspace.com/anthonyainsworth25
Feb 19 – Artis Romero
Feb 26 – David Jones – www.myspace.com/gulfcoastdavidjones
March 5 – SFC on LOCATION – drum clinic @ Magnolia Music in Gulfport, MS
March 12 – Matt Hoggatt –www.matthoggatt.net
Article by Gina Turner
Have you ever walked into a place and felt like you were in on something special? The Julep Room, located in the cellar of Aunt Jenny’s restaurant in Ocean Springs, is a shining example of a well kept secret raising its voice and spreading the news: Original Music Lives Here.
The Julep Room’s roots run deep and far, mingling with music since even before it became one of Elvis’ favorite Coast haunts. The venue is the home of the oldest (and for a long time ONLY) all-original Songwriters Nights, known as the premier spot for singer-songwriters and bands to showcase their original music to an appreciative crowd. Not only that, but it’s faithfully remained the most consistent venue in the area, hosting live music of every persuasion six to seven nights a week.
The cellar also puts a new twist on tapping into the spirits, as local lore will tell you the place is more than just a nice place to have a drink…it’s been regarded as a nice place to see a ghost too (and THAT is a whole other history best told by one of the many ‘regulars.’ Stop in sometime and ask about it.)
It’s all of these things and more that makes The Julep Room so special amongst its peers. And what pushes it over the edge of ‘awesomeness?’ – THE PEOPLE who frequent it. The people, the sounds, the visual (floor joists hanging just overhead, just the ‘right’ lighting, the spirit of a cozy pub, the musicians, the folks behind the bar culminate to make the Julep experience once for the books. Curious? Go see.
On Friday, December 12, 2009 from 10pm-2am, The Julep Room and local performer Gina Turner are teaming up for a Toys For Tots drive. The night will feature music from Gina as well as early performances by Anthony Ainsworth, Matt Hoggatt, and Danielle Thomas – three of the area’s greatest songwriters. ADMISSION FOR THE EVENING = 1 NEW, UNWRAPPED TOY and there will DEFINITELY be some surprises in store. So, if you’ve never stepped a foot into the cellar, December 12th is a fantastic night to do it. If you’ve been there before but not in a while, December 12th is a fantastic night to revisit. If you’ve been looking for a reason to celebrate the season in the most spirited mix of music, magic and mostly importantly – charity – December 12th is the best day of the whole year to make a trip over…and, well…under!
I’ve been lazy for quite some time now. It’s inherent in all of us. I finally decided to upload some long overdue pictures yesterday. I still have several more recent shows to upload as well. Anyway, check them out.
Falls From Grace – Uncrowned
Yeah, I’m way behind on uploading pictures. Anyway, here are some pictures of Falls From Grace and Uncrowned at Thunders Tavern on 4/5/08. Check them out.
Ko-lija at Sweet’s Lounge in Ocean Springs, MS
This was a great show by Matt and the gang. I also saw my first ever chicken shit contest this day. Sweet’s Lounge in Ocean Springs had some great cool people and some amazing crawfish this day. Check out the pics at the link below.
Gina Turner and Anthony Ainsworth at the Julep Room
Here are some pictures I took at the Julep Room at the beginning of this month. I had the pleasure of watching Gina Turner and Anthony Ainsworth perform this night. Andrea Rodgers even stopped by to celebrate her birthday so I had to snap a few shots.
Check out the pictures. It was a great night.
Adrenaline Tattoo Grand Opening
Here are some pictures of 13th Hour, CastorTroy, Stereohype, Aura at the Adrenaline Tattoo grand opening in Gulfport earlier this month. It was a great all ages show with a decent turn out. Hopefully, they will do this at least once a quarter there.
Brian Powers vs. The World at the Julep Room
Oh what a night, this was one badass Monday night at the Julep Room. I was playing around taking some pics of the band and cool Ocean Springs people having fun. Check out the pics, you may see someone you know.
Mutheroux at the Julep Room
Check out these great pics of Mutheroux at the Julep Room from a couple weeks ago. It was another great night of sweet music, cold beer, and great people at the Julep Room.
The infamous Gina Turner has posted her video to “Birds of a Feather” on youtube. I have to say that I have been a huge stalker of Gina for several years now. Ever since I first met her at the Julep Room, I have been mystified by her transpiring performances. Her lyrics are deep and captivating, plus her smart ass comments make me feel warm inside like a warm bowl of chicken noodle soup when you are sick on a cold winter’s day.
I actually started an interview with Gina three years ago that I swear one day she and I will finish. I’ll share one question that we had:
GCB: Do you think there is an ambient or atmospheric quality to your music?
Gina Turner: My music is all about atmosphere. I try very hard to alter my listeners’ sense of awareness when I perform. It’s really cool to feel the vibe in the room sync up to the mood of the music.
The infamous Gina Turner will be performing at the Julep Room in Ocean Springs on Friday, September 26. I highly suggest you make it out and catch her is beautiful and intriguing performance. The show should start around 10pm. So go there early, and request that she plays “The Wheels on the Bus”. You won’t be disappointed.
Check out the video to “Birds of a Feather”