The Station, Orlando - Fern Park, FL
Who: Izzy Stradlin and the Ju Ju Hounds. Stradlin, formerly with Guns N' Roses, is touring with his new band - Rick Richards, Jimmy Ashhurst and Charlie ''Chalo'' Quintana. The group's first album is called, oddly enough, Izzy Stradlin and the Ju Ju Hounds.
When: 10 p.m. today.
Where: The Station, 140 Fernwood Blvd., Fern Park.
From Orlando, the bands will travel to Tampa for a March 12 date at the University of South Florida's Sun Dome. Tickets for that concert - $18.50 advance, $20 day of show - will go on sale today. Show time: 7:30 p.m.
In case you missed the news last week, Bon Jovi will perform at 8 p.m. March 26 at the Orlando Arena. The group is back on the road behind its Keep the Faith album. Tickets are $19.75. Before Jon Bon Jovi and his mates pull into Orlando, they will play March 25 at the Sun Dome in Tampa. Tickets for that 8 p.m. show are $19.75.
Tie up those dreadlocks and head out to Orlando's Loch Haven Park Feb. 28 for ''Tribute to the Martyrs,'' a free outdoor festival celebrating Caribbean lifestyle and music. Along with entertainment by Skool, Hopeton Lindo, Billy Vernon, Caribbean Explosion, Frontline Massive, Mattocks International and the Celebration Dance Theatre, the event will feature an array of island delicacies. Hours will be noon to 6:30 p.m.
In Living Color cast member David Alan Grier will do his stand-up act March 5 and 6 at the Comedy Zone in the Holiday Inn on Orlando's International Drive. When he's not busy with the show, Greer finds time to tackle an occasional film role, such as his recent turn with Eddie Murphy in Boomerang. Tickets are $15.95 general, $25 for VIP seating. Show times: 8 and 10:30 p.m.
California-based Ugly Kid Joe - who followed up its quirky ''Everything About You'' single with the album America's Least Wanted - will play Feb. 27 at the Station in Fern Park. Tickets are $7 advance and will be $9 day of show. Show time: 10 p.m.
Trixter - touring behind its Hear! album - will rock the Station at 10 p.m. March 3. Tickets are $8 advance and will be $10 day of show. On March 7, the Station will host a show by the always outrageous Genitorturers. Admission for that 10 p.m. show will be $7 at the door.
Ex-Guns N' Roses axman Izzy Stradlin will perform with his new band, the Ju Ju Hounds, at 10 p.m. March 12 at the Station. The Hounds consist of bassist Jimmy Ashhurst (from the Los Angeles band Broken Homes), former Georgia Satellites guitarist Rick Richards and former Cruzados drummer Charlie ''Chalo'' Quintana. The group is out behind its well-received eponymous debut album. Tickets are $14.50 advance and will be $17 day of show.
The Fabulous Fours (actually the twin bill of the Four Lads and the Four Aces) will present their easy-listening sounds Feb. 21 at Butler's on Douglas in Altamonte Springs. Tickets - $15 - are available by calling (407) 788-1988. Show times: 4 and 8 p.m.
Lesbian singer Alix Dobkin will play an 8 p.m. concert Feb. 19 in Rollins College's Crummer Hall. Tickets - available at The Center, Out & About Books, Joy Metropolitan Community Church and the Powerhouse - range from $8 to $12. Rollins students will be admitted free with student ID.
Six Central Florida bands will be featured at the Wall Street Jam, an outdoor concert March 8 at the Wall Street Plaza, off Orange Avenue in downtown Orlando. Performing will be Black Cats & Bottle Rockets, Naiomi's Hair, Two Story People, Home, Spin Men and Three Penny Opera. The music will begin at 8 p.m. with gates to open at 6. Admission: $3 at the gate.
On Thursday, the Screaming Iguanas of Love and Rocket 88 will fill the bill for a 9:30 p.m. show at the Junk Yard in Casselberry. Tickets: $3 at the door.
Central Florida's Midnight Creepers, a band that has performed on hundreds of recordings by nationally known blues acts, will celebrate its Ichiban debut album, Breaking Point, with shows next Friday and Feb. 20 at the Junk Yard. Tickets will be $3 at the door with music to start at 9:30 both nights.
On Feb. 25, the Junk Yard will host a return engagement by the Rattlers. Tickets for that 9:30 p.m. show will be $3 at the door.