Artist of the day: The Need Money
Three Gibbs High School students -- guitarist Shane Blank, drummer Evan Eubanks and bassist Zachery Burgett -- put together The Need Money late last year as part of Gibbs' Pinellas County Center for the Arts, and established a reputation for good jazz and Radiohead covers (All I Need, Lotus Flower, The National Anthem). Click here to download their cover of All I Need.
On Saturday, The Need Money will be part of the Record Store Day lineup at Bananas Music, 2887 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg. They'll go on about 12:50 p.m. Click here for details on the day and the show.
George Kielty of our sister paper, tb-two*, recently caught The Need Money at a show at UnderGrounds Coffee House in Tarpon Springs. "No one could resist the smooth segues from hard guitar to smooth jazz to indie rock to hip-hop beats," he writes. "Definitely one of the best things I’ve seen, despite the exuberant elbows I took to the face." Click here for his full review.