Spotted in Ybor: Arts (literally) on 9th
So last week I wrote a review of the Deleted Scenes/Pauses concert at Arts on 9th in Ybor City. In the review, I remarked that the place kind of reminded me of a garage.
On Saturday night, the garage door opened. Performing as part of the Homemade Music Symposium, the young band Next Exit were pretty much out on the sidewalk at Arts on 9th, performing for a crowd of people across the street. Traffic passed right between the fans and the band during the set.
Next Exit was fine, playing covers and generally sounding pretty good, for a band of adolescents. Beyond that, I just thought this was a fun and funky way to showcase music to the public.
Here's hoping this wasn't a code violation.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*