Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

New-Look Moto Lounge Makes Room for More Bands

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

New-Look Moto Lounge Makes Room for More Bands

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Lisa Buchheimer has had designs on expanding the modern

rock-leaning Moto Lounge ever since it opened. Now that its

a done deal, you'd have a harder time finding a happier

soul downtown.

"I have been trying to get the space next to me [216. W. Adams

St.] for the longest time," said Buchheimer, the club's owner.

"Finally, our landlord [First Union] gave us permission to use

it. So we just cut a hole into the wall, and it gave us around

1,000 square feet total for the club."

The new-look Moto officially debuted last Friday at a punk show

featuring Thorazine and Innerscarlet. The retooled club now

includes a side space with four pool tables, a sparsely

furnished backroom, and two added video games. While there was

still some decorating work to be done on the new space, it

looked to be a positive addition to a place that has become a

fixture on the Jacksonville music scene.

Since opening Christmas 1995, the Lounge not only has

consistently booked local original bands, but has also hosted

some of the hippest names in modern rock: Squirrel Nut Zippers,

L7, Supersuckers, as well as avantgarde musicians like Sam

Rivers and Matthew Shipp.

H.O.R.D.E. tickets: Tickets go on sale today at 5 p.m. for Aug.

23's H.O.R.D.E. tour date at Live Oak's Spirit of the Suwannee

Music Park.

The high-fiber lineup includes Neil Young, Toad the Wet

Sprocket, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Taj Mahal, Soul Coughing, and

Leftover Salmon .

Tickets are $29.50. Call Ticketmaster at (904) 353-3309 or the

park at (904) 364-1683 for information.

Dovetonsil re-groups: Local prog-rock group Dovetonsil hasn't

been making much noise of late -- which tends to be the case

when when a band breaks up and re-forms.

The band, led by drummer/composer John Citrone, fragmented

last fall, several months after releasing its wellreceived debut

CD, Mushrooms & Bugshoes . …

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