Wednesday: Chat with rock insider Tony Michaelides at The Dirty Shame
Got nowhere to be Wednesday night? Head to Ybor and spend some time with rock promoter and publicist Tony Michaelides, who has worked with legends like Bob Marley, Elvis Costello, U2, The Police and David Bowie.
Michaelides was a staple of the Manchester rock and party scene from the '70s to the '90s. He'll be discussing his book about the music industry, Insights from the Engine Room, and showing clips (with commentary) from 24-Hour Party People, the 2002 flick about the Factory Records/Madchester scene, especially Joy Division, New Order and the Happy Mondays.
Check it out at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Dirty Shame on Seventh Avenue and 20th Street in Ybor City. The talk is free.
It's the first event of the Homemade Music Symposium, a two-day networking and music-insider conference with speakers like Ivan Pena from Mohawk Bomb Records, Brett Steele from Steele Management, Joe D'Acunto from THX MGMT, Lee "Flee" Courtney frmo WMNF, producer Steve Connelly, Curtis Ross from the Tampa Tribune and tbt*'s own Julie Garisto.
The Symposium is based at Hillsborough County College in Ybor City, but some events will take place all over Ybor, including New World Brewery, Reax Space,