Downtown Orlando Music Venue Backbooth is now Soundbar

Downtown Orlando music venue Backbooth has undergone a renovation and is now known as Soundbar.

Downtown Orlando music venue Backbooth has undergone a renovation and is now known as Soundbar.

Besides the name change, the venue has received a sprucing up, including new murals by Cocoa Beach-based artist Van Eggers, and the removal of the step divider along the back wall in the main room.

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Porches to Play Backbooth in Orlando on March 13, 2016

Lo-Fi Indie band Porches starts an extensive North American tour this spring that includes a stop at Backbooth in Orlando on Sunday, March 13.


Porches, which is primarily frontman/guitarist/songwriter Aaron Maine, has released over 10 recordings since its beginnings in 2010, and will release the newest recording, Pool, on Domino Records February 5, 2016.

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Post Season and Such a Mess Bring Their Tour to BackBooth in Orlando on August 15

Pop-punk artists Post Season and Such A Mess will be performing at the BackBooth in Orlando on Saturday, August 15th, in their only Central Florida appearance.

Post Season and Such A Mess

Post Season hails from Pennsylvania and Buzzfeed recently placed the band at the top of their “Five Unsigned Pop Punk Bands You Should Be Listening To in 2015.” Such a Mess, hailing from Southern California, has made several appearances on the Vans Warped Tour, and released their debut album, Good Intentions Giving Way, in 2014.

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Ryan Cabrera Returns to Orlando with BackBooth Show on March 24, 2015

Platinum-selling singer/songwriter Ryan Cabrera is hitting the road this spring, and the tour includes a date at BackBooth in downtown Orlando on Tuesday, March 24.

Ryan CabreraCabrera is co-headlining the “Radio Revival Tour” with Secondhand Serenade in support of his new EP, Wake Up Beautiful. And if you think you know him from his hits in the 2000’s, you might be surprised to hear how he sounds now.

Listening to the EP, Cabrera seems to have more in common now musically with bands like .fun than his earlier years on the charts. He’s definitely matured in his songwriting and I really enjoyed the new songs more than I have any of his previous work.

The first single from the EP is “House on Fire,” and it’s already charting on the Hot AC list. The video even features cameos from actors Efren Ramirez (Napoleon Dynamite), Dennis Haskins (“Saved By The Bell”) and Shannon Tweed.

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Emily Kopp Returns to Orlando for a Show at BackBooth March 6, 2015

Orlando’s own Emily Kopp returns to Orlando on her current tour of the Southeast U.S. with a show at BackBooth on March 6.

Emily Kopp

Kopp is an engaging singer-songwriter whose sound marries bluesy soulful vocals with indie-pop melodies. She moved to Orlando to study at UCF, and also worked for a local music venue where she learned about the business side of the music. She honed her own sound in the meantime and soon was sharing the stage with artists like Marc Cohn, Brandi Carlisle, and Michelle Branch.

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American Idol Winner Kris Allen to Play at BackBooth on January 23, 2013

krisallenCrowned winner of the 2009 season of American Idol, Kris Allen has enjoyed success with five singles on the Billboard Charts. On January 23, he’ll bring his hits to the BackBooth in Orlando.

Joining him will be singer-songwriter Jillette Johnson. She auditioned for The Voice on NBC but turned down the offer to appear on the show so she could focus all of her effort toward her career and her music. Her debut EP on Wind-Up records is called Whiskey & Frosting.

Tickets are $12 in advance; $16 at the door. You can purchase them online at the BackBooth website.

Here is a video of Allen and Johnson performing together on stage in Boston:


Orlando’s Emily Kopp to Bring Winter Tour to BackBooth on December 14

Fresh off a show opening for the legendary Iris Dement, Orlando’s own Emily Kopp will be kicking off her own Winter 2012 Tour this month, which includes a stop at the BackBooth on December 14.

Sharing the stage with Kopp will be Bracher Brown, Connor Zwetsch, and Meg Alfredson.

Tickets are $8 in advance and can be purchased online or just pay $10 at the door the night of. Show starts at 8pm.

Here’s a video of Kopp performing “Some People” live at MEG Studios:


Todd Carey to Play BackBooth on November 28 in Orlando


Singer-songwriter Todd Carey will be heading out on the road in November and December for his “Winter Tour,” which kicks off in Orlando at the BackBooth on November 28, 2012.

Carey is touring in support of his new EP, The Duets Project, featuring stripped down and more intimate recordings of songs from his catalog.

Prior to this, he released After The Morning After EP, in 2010, which hit the Top 40 on iTunes’ Pop Chart. He has also had songs from his Watching Waiting album featured in the film, Palo Alto, and on MTV’s “The Real World.”

Carey will be playing the BackBooth with Sarah Miles (who also appears on The Duets Project), as well as Orlando’s own Emily Kopp.

Tickets for the show are $10, and can be bought online and at the club.

Want to check out Carey’s music before the show? Here’s a video of “Float Away” (feat. Aylsse Fischer):


Larkin Poe Bring their Folk Bluegrass Sounds to BackBooth on April 30

I grew up listening to country, folk and bluegrass thanks to my gramma, and I still love a band that can really tell a story with their music.

Larkin Poe falls into that category.

Originally part of the interenationally-known band The Lovell Sisters, Rebecca and Megan Lovell toured and recorded with older sister Jessica from 2005 to 2010. The band played venues such as The Grand Ole Opry and festivals like Bonnaroo, as well as collaborated with artists like Elvis Costello.

In January 2010, Rebecca and Megan reformed as Larkin Poe, when Jessica no longer had time to be in a band. Joined by musicians, Daniel Kimbro (bass), Chad Melton (drums), and Mike Seal (electric guitar), the sisters released their debut EP, “Spring,” on February 17, 2010.

They so loved the experience, they decided to record and release three more seasonally-themed EPs in 2010 – “Summer,” “Fall” and “Winter.” They have compiled all 4 EPs into a box set called “Band for All Seasons,” and are currently touring in support of that.

This tour brings them to the BackBooth (37 West Pine St) this week, on Saturday, April 30. Tickets are only $8 in advance or $10 at the door to see this great group live.

If you’ve never heard of Larkin Poe, you can hear all 4 EPs streaming on their website or you can check out this video:

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