Our favorite Viking Warrior/Avenging Angel/Hand of God, Tom DeGeorge, stopped by the studio today to update us on the outlook for our favorite local music venue, Crowbar Ybor City, and live music locally and nationally. We live in a world that has live music venues, and those have to be guarded by men like Tom. Whose gonna get on the ass of those in power, make the calls, you? Tom has a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for live music, and you curse those in power. You have that luxury, you have the luxury of not knowing what Tom knows, that following the rules...while tragic, probably saves the industry. And following the rules while grotesque and incomprehensible, to most, saves live music. You don't want the truth because deep down in places you talk about parties; you want Tom on those calls, you need Tom on those calls! We use words like bar, restaurant, club. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent creating a live music scene, you use them as a punch line. Tom has neither the time, nor the inclination, to explain himself and what's going on...but he came in today to do exactly that. Either tell Tom 'thank you' and go on your way. Otherwise call NIVA, call your representative, Call Rubio or Scott, support Crowbar Ybor City. Either way, I don't give a damn, what you think you are entitled to.
We've had a long standing business and personal relationship with Crowbar for years now. During the pandemic the live music industry has been shuttered and there seems to be no end in sight. We spoke with Crowbar owner Tom DeGeorge about the dire situation and when we can expect things to get back to normal for bars & clubs.This weeks Baywatch featured music from:Ed Dolo ft. Bankroll Freddie - HotRahim Samad ft. Blu - CloudsEzra Bankz - ButterfliesJinx ft. Shelby Sol - Won't Forget Your NameMake sure you tune into WAVES OF THE BAY Saturday nights from 10-Midnight on FM Radio 88.5 in Tampa, at www.wmnf.org or on the WMNF Application. Please follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook: @wavesofthebay
Fighting for Your Right to Party with Tom DeGeorge
Barely Legal Podcast
Our second guest of the day...a giant in every sense of the word (including his giant heart)...owner of Crowbar, Tom DeGeorge, stopped by today to discuss the state of live music in the face of the pandemic. He has become a crusader and mouthpiece for saving live music and I can't think of a better person to do it. He's fighting for all us...tune in to see how you can help