If we’re being honest with ourselves, then let’s just admit that certain spheres of the Tampa Bay music scene are very small. That’s definitely the case in the D.I.Y. scene, and that’s probably why the two women responsible for a new promotions company, Swamp Sister, have both been interns at CL (sorry, we like working with interesting people).
Kyla Fields, whose story on Tampa Bay garage-pop band YrGlow is on p. 69 of CL’s new print issue, and Kai Holyoke (an art history major who interned here a few years ago) are kicking their joint venture off with a St. Petersburg show featuring a pair of CL faves (experimental-folk songwriter Bushi, Storymode frontman Elias Breitner) along with three acts (including songwriter Kelly White) whose sound we’ve yet to get acquainted with. In many ways, there can never be too many places for young bands to get shows under their belts.
Thanks to in part to folks like Fields and Holyoke, Tampa Bay D.I.Y. will never die.