Video didn't kill no one

A coupla my favorite local bands have recently made videos. First, ascendant alt-country boys The Heathens have a video for "Stickin Around," the first single off their upcoming debut album. It won the "Audience Choice" award at this year's Florida Music Festival and will be screened at the L.A. Film Festival on a music video showcase alongside the respectable likes of The White Stripes, Kasabian, Bright Eyes, Death Cab for Cutie and The Shins. You can lay yer pretty l'il eyes on the video rye-cheer:

Second, Summerbirds in the Cellar have a video for "Trains" and it's one of only three finalists in the Scion Xpress Fest challenge. If you pop the link below, view the video and vote for it like any decent Orlandoan should, the boys win one of those sweeeet boxes-on-wheels.


Country music at Will's South

The kind of people who get amped up about painting the town on Cinco de Mayo are amateurs. It's one of those ridiculous occasions that Americans have co-opted for hollow social purposes. In other words, an excuse for junior varsity partyers to get bombed in public. Screw that.

Consider yourself to be alternative-minded? Well, come on down to Will's South tonight. You should check out that fantastic dive anyway. But tonight, local country rock band Holidaysburg is playing and they're one of the promising young talents in the current wave of indie country in town. But they're also playing with a great band from Tampa called The Diviners. Like Uncle Tupelo? Then you're in for a treat.

Does Corona come in a can?


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Soorya Arsala, Orlando CityBeat's local CD reviewer.