January 26th, 2013
As the leaves begin to turn, and the air gets a slight chill to it, November descends on us at Orbit 19. It is the time of year to reap the harvest and be thankful for what we have sown. And it is no surprise that once again we have harvested a delicious lineup of events for which we can all be thankful.
In addition to our mainstay events, like the notorious DJ D-Volv every Saturday night or Retro-Mod Thursdays, we’ve carved out another piping-hot lineup of music for you this month. Check out the cornucopia of talent we have gathered this month:
Friday, November 16
On this Friday, Orbit 19 is proud to present two incredible music acts: The Mother Machine and Sons of Hippies.
Florida’s own The Mother Machine is self-described as ” an experimental, dreamy, psychedelic, rock band out of Orlando, Florida. The Mother Machine blends visual art with heavy melodic sonic stimulation…”
Joining them, as he often does, is Joe Walsh, who provides an intense, exciting visual light show during the performance. The “Liquid Light Show” is a unique visual experience that blends psychedelic imagery and movement. It really makes the show fantastic.
Also appearing is Sons Of Hippies. Creative Loafing writes, “Up from the ashes of Sarasota’s Nous Rapport came Sons of Hippies, who have carved out a gaping niche in Tampa Bay… They also put out this year’s most original release, Warriors of the Light, which culls from influences ranging from MGMT to Siouxsie and the Banshees to PJ Harvey and Radiohead.”
This is a must-see event.
Wednesday, November 21
On the last Thursday of November, family and friends gather around the table, share stories of what we are thankful for, and fill our bellies. The night before, however, is a different story. Turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing are at their best when they’ve soaked up some of the fun from the night before. On Thanksgiving Eve, the soundtrack to the fun is provided by the Cadillac Bombers and The Wooly Bushmen.
The Cadillac Bombers are back! Check them out:
Joining them on this evening is The Wooly Bushmen - playing rousing frat rock, rollicking garage meets punkabilly songs. A fantastic mix of guitar-driven songs that invoke a 50s/60s vibe, all the while punctuated by incredible vintage organ work.
November is a month jam-packed with incredible live shows. So before you sit down for that turkey dinner, treat yourself to some quality live music, awesome cocktails, a hip and eclectic environment, and friendly staff. We’ll serve up a heaping spoonful of fun, and don’t worry, you’re allowed to have seconds.
January 26th, 2013
This October was a devilishly good time here at Orbit 19! We had an amazing month of incredible shows and events. From celebrities rising from the grave, to pirates looting our booty, we had a great time. In case you missed it (silly goose), here’s what went down:
Friday, October 5
THEY LIVE! Well, for one night anyway. That’s right, all of your favorite celebrities who have shuffled off of this mortal coil will reappear for one night only. We’ve had awesome celebrity impersonation shows in the past, but with Halloween quickly approaching, we thought we’d put a little twist on it. So come on out and party with Marilyn, Jacko, and many more! It may be your last chance to rub elbows with these people before their elbows rot and fall off!
Also appearing will be Kings of Hell from Jacksonville, bringing their own brand of rockabilly fun. What could be better than that?
Friday, October 12
We are simultaneously excited, thankful, blessed, and freaking out that we are lucky enough to have one of the pioneers of Rockabilly grace our stage here at Orbit 19. Danny B. Harvey will be here! With more than 4 decades of experience under his belt, Danny will bring the house down – we guarantee it. He has played with music GIANTS such as members of the Stray Cats, Johnny Ramone, Wanda Jackson, and countless others, as well as touring with David Bowie, Hall and Oates, The Clash, The Go-Go’s, Flock of Seagulls and The Pretenders among many more. Needless to say, we’re a little pumped about this. You simply CAN NOT miss this show!
Also appearing will be Reltone Records’ Los Bastardos Magnificos. The Miami New Times sums them up pretty perfectly: “There were about 100 years between the Civil War and The Mariel Boatlift when Miami was more characterized by its Southern heritage than any worldliness. Those were the days when a cheek full of chewing tobacco, a banjo, and a jug of moonshine were the perfect remedy to a long day machete hacking through the rocky pinelands, palm trees, gators, snakes, and bobcats. You’d post up on a front porch somewheres, slug on copious amounts of blindingly strong liquor, and hoot and holler your way into the morning. Then you’d wake up and tough it through another day on one of the most vicious landscapes on the planet. That’s the type of music Los Bastardos Magnificos play.”
Get here for this.
Saturday, October 27-
Avast ye mateys! It be the hour fer HorrorTrash Ten…X Marks th’ Spot! th’ BLACK HONKEYS will bury your booty on the dancefloor as the old sea dog DJ D-VOLV shivers ye timbers from the crow’s nest. $100 bar tab each for the scurviest pirate and wench. So splice the mainbrace and we’ll be gettin’ three sheets to the wind. Thar’ll be no hornswagglin’ or it be the hempen halter fer ye.
Yo Ho Ho!
Whoops. Sorry. Forgot to turn off the pirate-speak filter. We are once again celebrating Halloween the Orbir 19 way with the tenth installment of our HorrorTrash party! You’ve come to expect nothing less than the very best from resident DJ D-VOLV on Saturday nights, spinning underground hip-hop and mash-up, and the trend continues. But, D-Volv won’t be going it alone on HorrorTrash weekend. Local favorites The BLACK HONKEYS stop in and share their mix of soul, funk, blues and rock ‘n’ roll. After more than a decade, the band still brings the funk and the energy reminiscent of such acts as Ohio Players, Rolling Stones, Temptations, J. Geils Band and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. With a combination like D-Volv and The Honkeys, there’s sure to be enough quality music to go around.
Drink specials, a costume contest, the bar decorated to the nines (or tens this year), and the best staff on the planet – all the reasons to see you there!
Wednesday, October 31
Halloween night. You’ve tricked. You’ve treated. Now let us treat you to some tricks we have up our sleeve. DJ Lyndon will be here spinning, and we will have a whole goodie bag of drink specials as well as a costume contest. No need to walk from house to house to get a little sweetness in your tummy – just come on in and one of our talented members of staff can whip you up a little something to satisfy you.
October is a can’t miss month here at Orbit 19.
We know you like to party.
You know we bring the best entertainment and events on the planet.
Why don’t we join forces? It’s a match made in heaven, or well, you know… (evil smirk)
We’ll see you here at Orbit 19.
October 9th, 2012
Awww, c’mon, baby – please don’t go. Don’t leave yet. We love you, Summer. We don’t want you to end. I mean, your sister, Autumn is cool and all, but she’s not you. You’re fun and relaxing; you’re bikinis and the beach and cocktails and beautiful sunsets. Wait just a bit, okay? Don’t go yet.
You see, we kinda have a crush on Summer. We don’t want it to end. So, in honor of our obsession, we introduce our 3-part series, The Endless Summer!
Friday, Sept. 7
Endless Summer Part I -
We kick off this first edition of our Endless Summer series with two fantastic acts from right here in Florida. The Florida Kilos roll into town with their signature blend of surf rock and pop. Armed with vintage guitars, amps, and drums, you’ll be transported to the surf-crazy days of yore. This three-piece act is relatively new to the scene, but have already made waves (get it!?!).
Also appearing is Orlando’s Alias Punch. Their sound has been described best as “a curious blend of ’60s garage and left-field ’80s post-punk,” and Creative Loafing said, “Quentin Tarantino would probably like Orlando’s Alias Punch. Their sound, an ample helping of fuzzed-out guitar tones wrapped in the cheeky badassery of a 1970′s-era B-movie, seems right at home in the background of some afroed-out she-ninja fight scene, western church massacre, or whatever other imagery would surely get Tarantino’s directorial rocks off.” Well, damn. That sounds like they’re right up our alley! And we’re willing to be you will love them, too.
All in all a great way to kick off the beginning of the end of summer!
Friday, Sept. 14
Endless Summer Part II -
For the second installment of our series, The Novarayscome into town from Orlando and bring their rocking style of garage/rockabilly. Go ahead, ask them what they sound like – you’ll get something like this in return: “Fender, Fender, Fender….Twangy, Reverby, Minor chordly, happy, beachy, drippy, cheesy, meaty, sweaty, romantic, rocking and then some. Astronauts, rednecks…Ave. A, Lil 5 points, Miracle Strip Amusment Park. To be continued…”. Well alright! I’m intrigued!
Also appearing will be Tidal Wave from Land O’ Lakes. A powerful group specializing in surf rock, these guys are going to fit right in here at orbit 19. The TBT has said, “Taking a cue from surf giants The Ventures, The Shadows and The Safaris, they’ve been causing a splash with their unique variation on the traditional form. They conjure a trance-inducing tone with parallel melodies that swim within a wash of silver reverb and primal drumbeats.” Sounds good!
Friday, Sept. 21
Endless Summer Part III -
So this is it. The last hurrah of the summer. But that’s okay, because we may have saved the best for last.
Orbit 19 welcomes Hollywood, Florida’s The Gun Hoes. This two-piece garage/surf/punk/psychedelic/rock group makes the room shake!
“…their surfy, garagey jams stand apart from the rest with their catchy, almost pop-structured hooks. It’s scuzzy stuff, true, but lighthearted at its core.” writes Monica Uszerowicz of New Times.
These guys will definitely send us out on a high note. No better way to close out the summer than with some great music, fantastic atmosphere, beautiful people, and the best drinks and bar staff anywhere!
Creative Loafing’s Best Of The Bay Award – Critic’s Pick: Best Nightlife In Tampa
We are humbled and honored to be awarded a CL BotB Award from the staff at Creative Loafing. Orbit 19 has been awarded the Best Nightlife in Pasco
honor by the editors at Creative Loafing:
“What a pleasant surprise! A super clean club that doesn’t have Kenny Chesney blaring from the jukebox — in Pasco County! The décor includes the leg lamps from A Christmas Story, in keeping with the cool but quaint 1960s basement party atmosphere. DJ Jason Barco (also of The Castle) does Thursdays with a great mix of past and present alternative rock, and the live bands sound great despite the small stage-less space. Full bar, fantastic prices and an even-keeled crowd.
” – Nastasya Trudeaux
Thank you to Creative Loafing, and thank you most of all to our loyal patrons and friends. You guys make all of this possible!
See you next month!