WMNF Trip Strip Announces Return of Freakin’ Dreamin’ Groovefest to Skipper’s Smokehouse

Freakin’ Dreamin’ Groovefest makes its return to Skipper’s Smokehouse in Tampa Saturday, August 27, with a great night of music, brought to you by WMNF’s Trip Strip, the Tie-Dyed Tuesday Night lineup of great rock music. 

Tuesday nights on WMNF start with The Freak Show (6-8) hosted by Grateful Ed Greene & friends, featuring the music of The Grateful Dead and other great artists of the ’60s and ’70s. Next up is The Dream Clinic (8-10) hosted by Dennis Stone and company, playing great rock music from the ’60s to today and from all over the world. Finally comes In the Groove (10-12), jam band central, hosted by Thor Bendicksen and Wayne Tagle. (Full disclosure: I occasionally guest host on In the Groove.) The shows can be heard locally on 88.5 FM and anywhere on the web at WMNF.org. Additionally, every show on the station is available to listen to for a week on archive.

Enough for station promos (although we hope you will give WMNF a listen if you haven’t already). On to the music.


The Battered Chicken Band (BaChiBa) 

The Battered Chicken Band (BaChiBa) describe themselves as “six progressive rock musicians from Florida who decided to form a band to play classic rock songs seldom performed in your typical music venue. What the cluck?!!” That’s a fine place to start for a band that truly does offer up classic rock deep cuts.

The Battered Chicken Band are: Michael Bortz (Uncle John’s Band), drums, percussion, vocals; Ed Mulhall, electric & acoustic guitar, vocals; Devora Goldman, vocals; Bryan Douglas, keyboards, backing vocals; Bill Goldman, bass, backing vocals; and Jim Hranicky, lead guitar, backing vocals.


The Snozzberries 

The Snozzberries from Asheville make their Tampa Bay area debut with high-energy psychedelic rock and a loving nod to old-school rock. The quartet has had a major presence on festivals throughout the Southeast, and they released their debut album This is Now in 2020.

The Snozzberries are: Ethan Heller, guitar, vocals; Ian Taylor, keyboards, synths, vocals; Asher Hill, bass; and Jerard Sloan, drums.

The Snozzberries


Road to Nowhere 

Road to Nowhere began as an occasional side project for Clearwater’s Row Jomah as they paid tribute to Talking Heads. As requests for this show increased, the decision was made to create a separate entity, naming the band after a song from Talking Heads’ 1985 album Little Creatures.

Road to Nowhere features the musicians from Row Jomah — Joe Roma, acoustic guitar, vocals; Melbourne Walsh, electric guitar; Austin Llewellyn, keyboards, synths; and Dylan Chee-A-Tow, drums — plus Vinny Svoboda (Anthill Cinema), bass; Robyn Alleman Pack (Holey Miss Moley), vocals, style director; Dave Gerulat (shoeless soul, CopE), percussion, vocals; and Michael Lyn Bryant (Follow the Monarch, Zero Context, Skallop, S.P.O.R.E.), synths. 

Road to Nowhere


Here’s your chance to hear great music AND support your local progressive independent radio station, WMNF! We’ll see you August 27!


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