Artist of the day: Lovestruck Robot
Orlando group Lovestruck Robot -- singer Jace Magee, guitarist Zsaki Turner, bassist Gabriel Turner, keyboardist Darrius Jamar and drummer Jonathan Parks -- has a ska-punk-pop sound that calls to mind Gym Class Heroes or a more fun-loving Fall Out Boy.
Released in April, their debut album, I Wanna Be In A Band, the group is off to a hot start in 2011. They won the Florida Grammny Showcase in Orlando during the 2011 Florida Music Festival, taking home thousands of dollars in prizes.
The album's eponymous single features the band proclaiming their wishes to drink Patron and smoke doobies, so you know they're all about a good time. That makes them a perfect group to perform at Shephard's Beach Resort this Independence Day weekend.