Category - Music

Long Live The Red Bar

By Nikki Hedrick   Turns out I don’t have—or can’t find—as many photos as I expected to have. But I think that was (and hopefully is) part of the magic of The Red Bar. It forced you to be in the moment.   Oli took a building with deep community roots and turned it into something legendary. We...

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Live Music Review – Lita Ford

Lita Ford Club LA, Destin, February 9, 2019   Let’s just get this out of the way—Lita Ford is 60. She’s been performing music on the public stage since she was 16 with the all-girl band The Runaways. In the ‘80s, she ruled rock radio and shaped the beginnings of MTV as a video vixen. She’s...

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Rock for a Cure – 11 Bands, 11 Years

By Nikki Hedrick   Few music events, especially those organized by and featuring local talent, celebrate 11 years. But that’s exactly what Rock for a Cure will do Sunday, Feb. 17, at The Block in Fort Walton Beach.   With 11 bands, a $10 minimum door donation, food from Fokker’s and raffle...

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The Pauseandplay.com Record Roundup

The Apalachicola Sound Gritwater Independent With Pensacola roots, an old-timey country voice, and less traveled subject matter, the Apalachicola Sound is bound to appeal to those who associate the word “cash” with a certain person as much as currency. And about that subject matter…instead of the...

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Rockin’ and Rebuilding…Again

By Nikki Hedrick   “Back in St. Louis, we’ve dealt with tornadoes, floods, all kinds of stuff, but nothing in remote comparison to what happened for Hurricane Michael,” says John Wolffer.   Moved by the sheer scope of Michael’s destruction, Wolffer founded Rock the Rebuild to facilitate a...

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30A Fest – 10 Years of Connection and Collaboration

By Gretchen Peters   It’s hard to believe the 30A Songwriters Festival is celebrating its 10th year. I’ve played at nearly every one, save for a couple years when I was on tour, either in Canada (note to booking agents: Florida—winter; Canada—summer!) or in the UK, my de facto second home. I have a...

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