Green Parrot Goombay/Fantasy Fest Entertainment

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You Better Pack A Lunch

When I looked at the late October Entertainment Calendar today, even though I knew for months what was coming, I was blown away by what we had on deck.

It’s Eric Lindell and Suenalo

It’s Burlesque and The Red Elvises

It’s The Wild Magnolias and The New Riders

What I’m getting at is that if you plan on checking out the music at The Parrot this month you’d better pack a lunch.
Here’s the lineup that will not quit  starting tonight with The Skank, I count 25 days of straight music
Resolvers Launch Goombay Weekend
The Resolvers bring their ‘”Big Band Reggae.’to the Parrot stage to kick of Goombay at The Parrot with shows at 5:30 and 10 PM on Friday, October 18th.  The Resolvers draw influences from classic Jamaican Reggae, Rocksteady, and Ska along with American Rock, Jazz, Funk, and Soul. Their live show has been described as explosive with up to 10 musicians on stage, 5 singers, a full horn section, and include  a powerful brother and sister on lead vocal roles.
Eric Lindell &  Anson Funderburgh to Perform  Special Noon Green Parrot Matinee 

Rising star Eric Lindell, a Green Parrot favorite, along with one of American musics’ established legends, the renowned Texas  blues guitarist Anson Funderburgh  brings his Blue-eyed Soul, Dive-Bar Credibility and Romping

New Orleans R & B to The Parrot for a 0ne-of-a-kind noon till 3 PM matinee on Saturday, October 19th.

Lindell has lured the renowned blues guitarist Anson Funderburgh back on the road and the pair is ably backed by Lindell’s band, The Sunliners with  Myles Weeks on upright bass, Will McMains on drums, and saxophonists Brad Walker and Chris Fitzgerald.

 “A good song and a good vocalist is how good music is made, and Eric Lindell is one of the best at it,” Funderburgh says simply. Lindell adds, “Anson Funderburgh is one of our all-time greatest American guitarists. He plays with such great feel and never over-plays.

Lindell keeps evolving as a songwriter and musician. His recordings feature smart, catchy tunes and his live shows are always a treat. With the addition of Funderburgh, he has added a dynamic guitarist that enhances what is already a great live musical experience.

                                Classic Rock with Haywire at 
                    Saturday Parrot Soundcheck

Local rock quintet Haywire return to Green Parrot stage on Saturday, October 19th at 5:30 PM
In late 2012 a lightning bolt hit Key West and from the smoke and ash emerged 
five musicians, all Key West locals who formed an awesome 
cover band playing rock hits from the 70's to today. Screaming guitars, driving rhythms 
and great vocals cover alternative, classic rock, new rock, old rock, and even a country song or two will 
have you screaming for more. It's really Haywire, yes, I mean it is the name of the 
band, Haywire. You'll want to see them.

The Skank Plays Parrot Sunday Soundcheck Dance Party

Jeff Clark and Cayman Smith-Martin's latest incarnation, "The Skank", blends everything from early Beatles to Toots and The Maytals, and fuses funk, rock, ska and reggae, and creates a Green Parrot Dance Party on Sunday,  October 20th beginning at 5:30 PM

Suenalo Brings 8-piece funk/afro-latin/jam band to The Parrot stage for back-to-back Goombay  and Zombie Parties

Suenalo, Miami-based 8-piece Afro-Latin-funk-jam band, explodes on to The Green Parrot Stage for two pelvis bringing nights of  of funk, mambo, hip-hop, and jam-band-style with shows beginning at 10 PM on Goombay Saturday Night , October 19th and at 8 PM on Sunday, October 20th , when they host a Zombie-Fest Party beginning at 8 PM.
Any Parrot patron present for Suenalo‘s past Parrot shows will remember a barrage of music that’s simultaneously Afro-Cuban, Dominican hip-hop, R&B, Latin-Funk, Cuban Rumba, and Colombian Cumbia. The ensemble employs rhythms from Brazil to Jamaica, including samba, rumba, son, hip-hop, and reggae, mainly focusing on fusing Afro-beat and Latin rhythms with funk and rhythm and blues.
The group’s members form a multicultural cocktail, a crashing wave of African beats, reggae, dancehall, and samba that make Suenalo one of the most eclectic bands to emerge from Miami in years. Formed in 2002 in the vibrant neighborhood of Little Havana, Suénalo has won legions of loyal fans and recently garnered Best Local Latin Rock Band honors from the Miami New Times, where they were dubbed as the source of Miami’s best new spin on rock, Latin or otherwise.
Trixie Little & The Evil Hate Monkey Deliver Jaw-Dropping  Burlesque, Physical Comedy & Cabaret to Parrot Stage

The award-winning acrobatic burlesque super duo TRIXIE LITTLE & THE EVIL HATE MONKEY, joining forces with local empressario Marky P for a Post Apocalyptic Variety and Burlesque show  on Monday,  October 21st, with shows at 8:30 and 10:30 PM.

   Flipping and stripping for audiences since 2002 with highly skilled sexy-smart antics and a charming love-hate dynamic, Trixie and Monkey showcase trapeze, striptease, acrobatics and physical comedy in jaw-dropping burlesque, cabaret, variety and theater shows.

Mixing years of high level circus training, brilliant comedy and electric onstage chemistry their act defies description chemistry, and expectation.

Hailing from the shamelessly eccentric city of Baltimore (aka “Charm City”), Trixie and Monkey have performed with John Waters, The Flaming Lips, four consecutive Virgin Mobile Music Festivals,, the Philly, DC and Brighton, England Fringe Festivals, Tease-o-rama 2/3, all seven New York Burlesque Festivals, have earned a “Best of Baltimore” vote and are the winners of Las Vegas’ 2006 Exotic World Best Burlesque Duo trophy. They also performed in the premiere episode ofThe Gong Show with Dave Attel” on Comedy Central and on season 4 of”America’s Got Talent”.

In New York City, the two are regular late-night fixtures everywhere from uber-exclusive nightclubs like The Box to long-running burlesque shows like The Slipper Room, and have been called the only way to end the party”by the Village Voice.

Trixie and Monkey are simply the most ridiculously entertaining act imagina

Red Elvises Bring “Rokenrol Revolution to Fantasy Week at Green Parrot
Famed Siberian Surf-Rockers igor andThe Red Elvises  2013 World Tour brings the party back to The Green Parrot with shows at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23; and 5:30 and 10 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, October 24th and 25th

Playing a unique blend of Russian folk music, 50’s rockabilly/surf, reggae, and whatever else makes them happy, Igor & Red Elvises’ perpetual world tour has provided a constant delight to legions of passionate Green Parrot  fans year after year.

In 1995, band leader and Russian émigré Igor Yuzov dreamed that Elvis Presley came to him and told him to start playing rock ‘n roll. Not one to say “no” to The King, Igor and other Russian friends started playing music on the streets of Santa Monica, California and The Red Elvises were born.

A visit to The Green Parrot from this indisputably unforgettable band with their special blend of Russian and world ethnic music, reckless surf and rockabilly licks, and good old Rock ‘n Roll can only lead to wild nights of high-energy music. See them once, and you’ll be hooked.”

The Green Parrot’s Annual Costume Party —  One Night with Elvis

It will be Viva Green Parrot! as The Green Parrot Bar teams up with Siberian Surf Rockers Igor and The Red Elvises  to host “One Night with Elvis”, their very own  own tribute to The King,  on Thursday, October 24, at 10 p.m.

Just remember, this is a costume party — not a contest, but wild, wacky evening is promised for all with lots of sideburns, sunglasses and swiveling hips,

And, thank you very much,  I’m sure we will see everyone from King Creole to Kid Galahad, tapping their feet to Jailhouse Rock, GI Blues, and everything in between. 

 You know live music is a big part of any Green Parrot party and returning this year, as always,  to tear it up are the famed Siberian Surf Rockers The Red Elvises. The Red Elvises began in 1995 after band leader Igor Yuzov  dreamed that Elvis Presely came to him and told him to start playing rock and roll and since no one says no toThe King Igor and his Russian friends started playing in Venice Beach and   touring relentlessly with Oleg Bernov  on his big, red, bass balalaika. have not looked back since.

Three actual Russians and a Texan form this indisputably unforgettable band. A special blend of Russian and world ethnic music, reckless surf and rockabilly licks, and good old Rock ‘n Roll can only lead to a wild night of high-energy music.

The Red Elvises have been touring the world for more than 18 years, pleasing crowds everywhere they go,  but Igor says the Red Elvises have found their ‘musical home’ in Key West, and year-after-year Green Parrot patrons agree. Don’t miss this special night of Real Elvis Flicks and Red Elvis Licks. There’s was no King but Elvis and there’s no party like a Russian Surf Rock party. join Igor and the gang for the wildest night of the season. You’ll dance, you’ll sing along, you’ll laugh, and then you’ll dance some more!

Mardi Gras Indians Wild Magnolias Brings NOLA /Funk/World Beat to FantasyWeekend at The Parrot

The NOLA Wild Magnolias brings their  mix of NOLAfunk and lbeat onto  the Parrot stage with shows beginning at 7 and 10 P.M. on Friday, October 25th, 5:30 and 10 of Saturday, October 26th  and a 5:30 PM “Soundcheck” Sunday, October 27th.
The Wild Magnolias continue a rich tradition of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians. “Mardi Gras Indians” is a concept born out of working class groups, secret clubs and spiritual societies. The Mardi Gras Indians were working class African Americans who celebrated life and met challenges head-on with music and dance; while paying homage to their forefathers, many of whom were born into slavery. initially, Mardi Gras Indians paraded (or Second Lined) on Mardi Gras Day as a tribute to Native Americans, who befriended runaway slaves to a haven of safety. Eventually, this tribute became a Gumbo of culture, going back to the Carribean, Trinidad and a combination of African, Creole, Spanish Roots and the Native culture.
Since adding music to their traditional chants (such as Iko Iko and Jack A Mo) in 1969, the Wild Magnolias have presented their own brand of Mardi Gras Indian funk all over the world. They performed for the Queen in 1972, at Canegie Hall in 1974, for President Bill Clinton in 1996 and at the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.

Now, representing the birthplace of Jazz and the world’s most musical metropolis, while celebrating life and keeping the tradition of Jazz, Funk and the Second Line backbeat lived, direct from New Orleans, we give you the Wild Magnolias!Promising elaborate Mardi Gras Indian Costumes  and professionally choreographed dance, theNOLA-based, 6-piece band Sol Driven Train promises a Fantasy Weekend at The Green Parrot you don’t want to miss.

Entrain, Drum-driven World-Pop sensation Kicks Off Fantasy Week at Green Parrot
 Entrain , the drum-driven World-Pop sensation

from Martha’s Vineyard making it’s long-awaited return to The Green

Parrot Bar kicks off Fantasy Week  on Sunday and Monday, October 24th and  25th with shows beginning with shows at 5:30 and 10 P.M.

Merging funk, rock, reggae, swamp, and worldbeat rhythm into a sweaty
good time Entrain has been praised for their ability to shift
between musical styles – from rock, Blues, calypso, zydeco, jazz and
worldbeat – sometimes within the same song. Their concept is all about
the synchronization of rhythms, and anything goes.
An Entrain show is a beautiful, tribal, positive, uplifting experience
that shouldn’t be missed, shifting from Funk to Ska to African to
Afro-Cuban to Zydeco to Folk Rock—all with a groove so infectious that
you had no choice but to dance.
The Green Parrot Bar, on the corner of Whitehead & Southard Streets,
is the Southernmost Center for Culture.

Legendary New Riders of The Purple Sage to Play Green Parrot Halloween Party

Rested and Ready, or Ready or Not, on Thursday, October 31st, beginning at 10 P.M., here comes The Green Parrot Bar’s 41st Annual Halloween Party and Costume Contest. It’s been called The Party We All Train For and  Locals’ Night to Howl. This year there really is something special to howl about, it’s The Green Parrot Bar’s 41th Annual Halloween Party and Costume Contest and to celebrate  over 4 decades of debauchery The Green Parrot has booked the legendary Psychedelic Country Rock band The New Riders of The Purple Sage, featuring original members Davis Nelson and Buddy Cage.

“To the best of our knowledge, this is indeed the 41st Annual Halloween party, says, manager John Vagnoni, we’re pretty sure of that. What we are very sure of is that it’s still “The Locals Night to Howl” and the New Riders are going to blow the roof off this place.

Manager Vagnoni also reminds everyone to dress up since  mystery judges will award coveted and valuable prizes to the winner of the Costume Contest sometime around midnight.

The New Riders of The Purple Sage  emerged from the psychedelic rock scene in 1969 in San Francisco, the west coast hub of the sixties subculture in the U. S. This original “psychedelic cowboy band’ was the Grateful Dead’s opening act from 1969 to 1971 and included several members of the Grateful Dead as a way to further indulge their taste for country music.

These self-described “cosmic cowboys” soon became successful touring on their own, going on to become the leading psychedelic country rock band in the country. Named after Zane Grey’s 1912 novel “Riders of the Purple Sage” and stimulated by the “acid tests” thrown by Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters, The New Riders released eight albums on Columbia from 971 to 1976, including the gold-certified 1973 release “The Adventures of Panama Red.” The title track, written by bluegrass musician Peter Rowan, became a major radio hit.
The New Riders of the Purple Sage currently tour with original members lead guitarist David Nelson and pedal steel guitarist Buddy Cage,along with Michael Falzarano of Hot Tuna, to present “a virtual renaissance”of  the songs of New Riders founding-member John Dawson, who passed away in 2009. As a songwriter, Mr. Dawson co-wrote the Grateful Dead classic “Friend of the Devil,” as well as “Glendale Train,” “Garden of Eden” and “Last Lonely Eagle” for the New Riders.

In 2002, the New Riders accepted a Lifetime Achievement Award from High Times magazine. Classic tunes that the band recorded in the seventies are still a major part of their live shows. “Panama Red“, “Contract”, “Henry”, “Louisiana Lady”, “Rainbow”, “Lonesome L.A. Cowboy”, “Whatcha Gonna Do”, “I Don’t Know You”, “Garden of Eden”, “Sutter’s Mill” and “Last Lonely Eagle” are among the most frequently played songs.