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Weekend Sounds: November 3-5


BRADENTON – It's a new month and another weekend of local live music to look forward to. Check out The Bradenton Times Weekend Sounds to see what bands you can catch at your favorite venues.

Biscuit Miller and Friends
Cottonmouth Southern Soul Kitchen 
Friday - 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. 

Biscuit and his band, The Mix, have been touring extensively ever since he won his first BMA in 2012 followed by a second BMA for Best Bass Player in 2017. Biscuit is known for his high-energy shows, his antics as a funky bassist turned frontman, and his blazing million-dollar smile. He is a born entertainer and is at home on the stage where he connects with his audience through a fun and funky approach to the blues. But don’t let the fun and food songs fool you! This is a dedicated group of musicians with an amazing depth of talent. Biscuit Miller has graced the covers of several publications, including the Blues Festival Guide and Big City Rhythm & Blues.

Cover $15 pre/$20 DOS

About the venue:

Cottonmouth - Bradenton Florida’s music venue serving southern soul cuisine and live music on our beautiful patio in the Village of the Arts. Dave Shiplett and crew will to serve you and give you an evening you will long remember with seating inside and outside and art from local artists on display. Cottonmouth is the place to hang and feed your soul.

Ellie Lee Band 
Peggy's Corral 
Friday - 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. 

Winner of numerous awards, Ellie Lee and her band are an exciting rockin' blues group with a dynamic on-stage performance. Ellie is a blues guitarist/singer/songwriter who fronts the band with her soulful voice, ripping guitar solos and her obvious joy in performing.

Ellie's guitar virtuosity has been compared to Carlos Santana, Albert King and Jimi Hendrix just to name a few. People enjoy the fact that Ellie plays and sings like there's no tomorrow. She gives it her all every time. No cover.

About the venue:

Peggy's Corral - We are a biker-friendly establishment with a great atmosphere of good times to be noted by our ceiling of pictures. A down-home atmosphere where everyone is welcomed. Great Music, Great Staff & People..

Come "Re-Discover" Peggy's "Rockin" Corral..

All Music provided by:
The Tampa Bay Music Network & Vic Lima - aka " The "Beanie Guy"

Doug Demming and the Jewel Tones 
Friday - 8:00 p.m.

Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones play traditional blues, West Coast and Texas swing, and early 1950s roots rock. This is real deal rockin’ rhythm & blues.

Deming is an American blues and roots guitarist/vocalist, born and raised in the Detroit area, currently residing on the Gulf coast of Florida. He is the 2013 recipient of the Blues Blast Music Awards’ Sean Costello Rising Star Award.

Drawing influence from greats like T-Bone Walker, Charlie Christian and Robert Jr. Lockwood, Deming’s traditional taste and style are evident in his original music. He has four recordings of primarily original tunes to his credit, including his latest release, “Complicated Mess,” on EllerSoul Records.

Throughout his 20+ year career, Deming has enjoyed touring and recording with many top blues artists, including Kim Wilson, Gary Primich, Lazy Lester, Alberta Adams, AC Reed and Johnny “Yard Dog” Jones to name a few; as well as with his own band featuring various artists such as Greg “Fingers” Taylor, Terry Hanck, Steve Guyger and Dennis Gruenling.

For Tickets: $12 members; $15 not-yet-members; $7.50 (13+)

Doors open at 7 p.m. 

About the venue:

Fogartyville is a special gathering place for those who truly appreciate music and community. Nothing draws people together like a shared musical experience, and the listening room atmosphere at Fogartyville enables people to fully appreciate that experience.

TL Jentgens
Friday - 9:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m. 

Hailing from the Graceland of Akron, Ohio with a thorough background in voice, music theory, and acoustic/electronic music production, TL is steamrolling his performance to the forefront of the stage.

The primary result of his explosive LIVE performance meshed with the electronic world of dance music is the epitome of energy incarnate. His epic stage antics lead him to standing atop his drum kit, mesmerizing thousands of awe-struck fans, elevating them to his level of intensity and inciting them to gyrate with the power of a thousand suns. That power is his music.

Cover $15

About the venue:

Joyland Live Music Night Club in Sarasota is one of the area’s best experiences for live music. Our concert-quality sound system delivers premium sound fidelity, while elevated seating areas provide enhanced views of the stage and dancefloor. Concerts often feature national music artists.

Enjoy live music every Friday and Saturday night, along with dance music from the best DJs in Southwest Florida. Joyland is your favorite dance club to party with friends, meet new friends, dance, and enjoy the best live music in the Sarasota-Bradenton area.

The Palmer Squares
Saturday - 7:00 p.m.-11:30 p.m. 

Friends since childhood, The Palmer Squares are a Chicago-based hip-hop duo composed of Acumental (Ac) and Term (Term K). They began writing music together in high school, calling themselves Ordinary Dogs, and later iLLiteracy. In 2010 they changed their name to The Palmer Squares, after the Chicago neighborhood they were living in at the time.

They gained early notoriety on YouTube participating in various cyphers, and have gone on to release a number of studio albums, EPs, and mixtapes. The duo continues to tour North America and produces a weekly podcast titled TPS Reports Podcast.

Also performing are Dale and the ZDubs and IChroniq

Cover  $12 ADV; $15 DOS - 18+

Tickets Available Here

7 PM Doors; 7:30 PM Music

About the venue:

OSCURA has been reimagined and relaunched in the neighborhood of Old Manatee, with award-winning food and beverage programs, creative events, quality live music, and entertainment.

We are taking that established brand that was built over two and a half years in the previous location and adding new layers; with aesthetics that represent our view of Bradenton past, present and future.

Jason Ricci and the Bad Kind
Birdrock Taco Shack
Saturday - 7:30 p.m.

Jason Ricci is one of the best and most imitated blues harmonica players of the 21st century. He picked up the instrument as a teenager when he started playing in a punk rock band. His journey started in earnest when he watched and later was mentored by legendary harmonica player Pat Ramsey in Memphis.

As Ricci gigged and grew as a player he found work and support from the southern blues community. He lived and played with Junior and David Kimbrough in Mississippi and then worked as a sideman with Big Al and The Heavyweights for more than a year. In the late 90s, he formed Jason Ricci and New Blood, a band that toured around the world for more than a decade and released critically praised albums like Done With The Devil and Rocket Number 9. Ricci’s latest chapter is the New Orleans band Jason Ricci and The Bad Kind, a band influenced by the sounds of New Orleans and artists like The Meters and Doctor John. What defines Jason Ricci as an artist is the fearlessness with which he approaches his instrument and music and transmutes the hardships we all face into unforgettable music.

Cover  $20 pre/$25 DOS

About the venue:

Located in Bradenton Florida's Village of the Arts, Birdrock Taco Shack is not your average taco joint, but a unique funky-fun taco spot and live music venue. Owner and chef David Shiplett (who also owns the popular Cottonmouth South Soul Kitchen) doesn't serve up just any tacos. Dave has worked as a Chef in San Francisco, San Diego, Sarasota, and now Bradenton. Dine inside the eclectic artsy shack or outdoors on the porch and back patio. Great food, cool people... and TACOS! 1213 13th Avenue West, Bradenton.

The Black Honkeys
Motorworks Brewing 
Saturday - 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. 

With a fusion of funk, soul, and rock, The Black Honkeys promise an electrifying performance that’ll have you dancing all night. Known for their infectious rhythm and captivating stage presence, this band knows how to create an unforgettable musical experience. From soulful ballads to high-energy anthems, every song is a journey through the best of live music.

Reserve your table early at MotorworksBrewing.com or on OpenTable. Please note, there will be a $10 cover charge at the door. Whether you’re a devoted fan or discovering The Black Honkeys for the first time, this concert guarantees an experience you won’t want to miss! Join us for a night of pure musical magic!

About the venue:

Venue: BRADENTON’S BEER GARDEN AND TAPROOM - Join us for a lovely afternoon or evening in our famous Beer Garden under a 150-year-old oak tree or enjoy our Taproom that is full of our great beers, wine, spirits, and cocktails.

We strive to fine-tune award-winning craft beer delivered to satisfy anyone’s palate. Our beers and service are performance-driven, the same as the Hudson service center housed in our brewery during the 1940s and 50s.

Based on weather conditions, Live Music may be performed in the Taproom.

James Varnado Blues Jam 
Cottonmouth Southern Soul Kitchen 
Sunday - 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Join James Varnado as he hosts Cottonmouth’s Sunday "Jazz and Blues Open Jam." Born in New Orleans, James Varnado relocated to Florida’s Gulf Coast in 2006. The locally known and respected drummer has years of performances under his belt. Varnado has performed and toured with the likes of George Porter Jr (The Meters), Charmaine Neville (Neville Bros Family), Tab Benoit, Mem Shannon Blues Band, Jon Cleary, Dickey Betts (of the Allman Brothers), The Dixie Cups (Doo Wop), and has shared the stage with various local bands.

The venue's stable Sunday jam offers audiences something a bit more like a variety show, leading the jam with opening songs, and welcoming a rotation of other talented local guest musicians to join the stage. No cover.

About the venue:

Cottonmouth - Bradenton Florida’s music venue serving southern soul cuisine and live music on our beautiful patio in the Village of the Arts. Dave Shiplett and crew will to serve you and give you an evening you will long remember with seating inside and outside and art from local artists on display. Cottonmouth is the place to hang and feed your soul.

For more local music listings in Bradenton and throughout the area, check out GoTonight.com or download the GoTonight app.

Artists and local venues, you can now sign up and input your own calendar info directly into the Bradenton Times website. Click here to learn more. 


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