Thursday, July 19, 2012

Milk Carton Superstars

The third band I saw as part of I-4 Fest, inside Austin's Coffee (929 W. Fairbanks Ave. Winter Park) on July 4th was Milk Carton Superstars. They had gone the extra mile by having an American flax covering the speakers. They also had their own LED lighting although it wasn't needed since it was really bright outside. Milk Carton Superstars are a couple guys shaking riffs and rhymes out of thin air and turning them into rock & roll songs. The band formed in early 2007 when longtime friends Guy Larmay (guitars, bass, other) and Jim Myers (vocals, drums, other also) began writing songs together again for the first time. They are based in Mt. Dora.

The music was hard hitting rock and roll. My wife, Terry, hadn't finished her crossword puzzle yet because a coffee had been spilled on it. We decided we had seen enough local music for one day.  I drove near Lake Eola where streets were already blocked off for the July 4th fireworks display. I didn't want to deal with the inevitable traffic, so I drove to Boston Market where we had a holiday feast. After that, we drove straight home, where I watched war movies for the rest of the night as fire crackers and bottle rockets exploded around the quiet suburban streets. Zorro, an umbrella cockatoo, didn't much like the noise. He raised his crest every time there was an explosion.

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Anonymous said...

Great drawing of the show, nice movement

We were there for the band, I'm starting to learn the words to some of the songs!

Two B's said...

Very cool image!