Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

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Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

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Byline: ROGER BULL

HEY MONDAY

TONIGHT

Hey Monday hasn't been around long, but it already has a lot of people talking, much of it due to Cassadee Pope, the 19-year-old lead singer. The West Palm Beach band put out its first album, "Hold on Tight," late last year on Pete Wentz's Decaydance label. This year, it's opened for Fallout Boy; Rolling Stone named it one of the six bands to watch from this year's Bamboozle festival and described it as "Paramore injected with a dose of Disney pop"; and there have been more than a few Avril Levigne comparisons floating around.

The band is at Jack Rabbits tonight. Also playing are This Providence, Friday Night Boys, Stereo Skyline and The Bigger Lights. Admission is $13.

FREEBIRD

I'm not sure what to make of what's going on at Freebird Live this weekend. Saturday, there's Papercutt, a St. Augustine band that promises a whole bunch of hair band hits from the '80s, not to mention lipstick and spandex. Sunday, it's Who's Bad, which calls itself "The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band." Other than that, it's a pretty interesting week: country from up-and-coming Brantley Gilbert tonight, reggae from Collie Buddz on Wednesday and rock from Dredge and RX Bandits on Thursday.

THE BLAZED AND CONFUSED TOUR

The Blazed and Confused Tour, originally scheduled for the St. Johns County Fairgrounds, has been moved to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Organizers said that low ticket sales caused not only the move but also for Snoop Dogg to be dropped from the lineup.

The rest of the acts are the same: Slightly Stoopid, Stephen Marley, Mickey Avalon and Beardo. The concert is still Sunday, Aug. 2, tickets are still $37.50 in advance, $45 day of show. Snoop performed in St. Augustine two months ago at the Ancient City Crawfish Boil.

LAWRENCE FLOWERS & INTERCESSION

A local gospel group picked up a couple of awards last week from the National and Independent Gospel Music Association at the annual convention in Arkansas. Lawrence Flowers & Intercession received Rhythm of Gospel awards as the top new artists of the year and the traditional/contemporary group of the year. …

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