We were at the Julep Room this past Thursday night for another addition of SFClive. It was an entertaining show that everyone should kick themself in the ass for missing it.
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.
Tonight’s featured artist by Sounds From the Cellar is Anthony Ainsworth. Anthony has been playing tunes in our area for several years. I can remember the old days of the Julep Room and the many drinks spent with Anthony. I can gurantee you that you will have a great time tonight. So make your plans now to make it to the Julep Room and while you are there be sure to request the song ‘Fred’. Its a masterpiece that will outlive time as we know it.
Check out Sounds From the Cellar for more information about this new internet radio station in our area.
Much like most boys born and raised in South Mississippi Anthony Ainsworth began his musical journey in the church children’s choir. With a unique voice and a love for singing Anthony instantly stood out and grabbed up any oppritunities that came for singing a solo in the Sunday services. In his early teens the country music scene was booming with acts such as Garth Brooks, Travis Tritt, Allen Jackson, . . . . . while the rock stations were playing Metalica and Nirvana, Anthony took a liking to both, thus explaining his jagged edge style of country, if you asked him what kind of music he plays he’ll likely answer “I call it country”. At the age of fourteen Anthony began writing, “mostly trial and error”, at seventeen he started taking guitar lessons, played his first paying gig at nineteen, and has been hanging around the local music scene since.
quote taken from Sounds From the Cellar
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