By Dawn Scire,
Friday July 13 2012
“Burns Square Shindig II” w/ Cats in the Basement, S.N.A.P.M., Traphik 3:16, Vegatron, L.A. Russell and Frankie Alibro (5:30-10 p.m., Burns Square: intersection of S. Orange Ave. and S. Pineapple Ave., just south of Ringling Blvd., Sarasota; free, all-ages, rain or shine)
Historic art, restaurant and shopping district Burns Square (aka “Little Five Points”) typically throws a monthly art and sound walkabout the second Friday of each month. However, the July installment (Friday) has been elevated into a mostly music-centric celebration organizers are calling “Burns Square Shindig II.” Event coordinator Van Jazmin (also director of Clothesline Gallery & Boutique, the Shindig’s sponsor) sought to showcase established music ensembles together with recent scene additions in addition to scattered, random, live art offerings as a means of “celebrating local talent.” The all-ages, outdoor fest features campy-pop funsters Cats in the Basement, funk/rap-rockers S.N.A.P.M and alt-rock groovers Traphik 3:16 sharing the stage with up-and-comers Vegatron (dreamy atmospherics, from Ft. Myers), Sarasota singer-songwriter L.A. Russell and Englewood bluegrass banjoist Frankie Alibro. In the midst, Burns Court Café celebrates its one-year anniversary a day early with Tommy Goodman’s impromptu jazz trio (7-9 p.m.).
An after-party follows at The Shamrock Pub (11 p.m., 2257 Ringling Blvd., 21+) with a S.N.A.P.M. reprise