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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Total Punk Turnbuckle Tuesday Pinball Tournament is tonight at Will's Pub

Posted By on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 4:11 PM

Sleazy punk, sleazier ECW wrestling videos, cheap drinks and now a sodden race to the gold on a bank of pinball machines at the inaugural Total Punk Turnbuckle Tuesday Pinball Tournament. Go for the Family Guy one. Let the games begin at 10 p.m. tonight at Will’s Pub. No cover...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers steer 'The Getaway' into the Amway Center this week

Posted By on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 3:12 PM

With their discernibly amped-up funk and intrusively percussive bass play, the California-bred Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Red Hot Chili Peppers set course for the Amway this week and are strapped with a game plan that, if patterns hold, is sure to involve some deliciously inappropriate innuendos. Four years...

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Los Angeles synth group Black Marble announces Orlando show

Posted By on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 2:57 PM

Summer just got a little more chilly in Orlando with the announcement that Los Angeles' Black Marble - purveyors of dark, primal but incredibly dance-able synth pop - will be playing here this June. Black Marble - the solo project of Chris Stewart, aided and abetted by a rotating cast...

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Paul McCartney will make two Florida stops on his upcoming U.S. tour

Posted By on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 1:41 PM

Sir Paul McCartney's latest tour will include two Florida shows. The legendary Brit is kicking off his "One on One" 2017 U.S. tour in Miami on July 5. McCartney will perform at the AmericanAirlines Arena, with tickets for the show going on sale on May 1, at 10 a.m. He'll...

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Sinkane and Dr. Dog's Eric Slick make impressive Orlando debuts at the Social

Posted By on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND Sinkane and Eric Slick, The Social, April 23 This bill is the case of a couple seasoned and well-credentialed ensemble guys who are ready to emerge on their own, and both were making Orlando debuts. Sinkane, the vehicle for New York-based musician Ahmed Gallab, has actually been...

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Donald Fagen of Steely Dan announces solo Orlando show for this summer

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 3:49 PM

Steely Dan mainman and enigmatic solo artist Donald Fagen today announced a U.S. summer tour with his new band the Nightflyers, and their itinerary includes an Orlando show. The band will play an assortment of Fagen solo material, Steely Dan numbers and "swell surprises," promised by Fagen with what may...

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Band of the Week: Dog Island

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Welcome to Orlando Weekly's "Band of the Week." Every week, we highlight one of our favorite local bands. This week, we're pleased to bring you Dog Island. Dog Island is playing April 30 at Will's Pub with Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts and Zap Dragon & the Attack. Just...

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Record Store Day returns to Orlando Saturday

Posted By on Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 4:19 PM

Record Store Day is here again! With both a staggering list of exclusive releases of varying degrees of quality (hey, if anyone wants to drop that Meredith Monk reissue by the office on Monday, we'd be much obliged) and St. Vincent on board as the official ambassador, expect Saturday to...

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Funk army Tower of Power to play the Plaza Live tonight

Posted By on Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 1:19 PM

Oakland funk army Tower of Power are almost half a century old and still remain a tight combination of funk and rock. Expect the hits ("You're Still a Young Man," "This Time It's Real") … and more hits. Tower of Power plays the Plaza Live tonight at 7 p.m. Tickets...

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Sinkane cooks up a leftfield stew of West African-tinged danceable gumbo at the Social

Posted By on Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 8:30 AM

Sinkane’s Ahmed Gallab never put down roots when growing up. Born in London, the multi-instrumentalist also spent time growing up in Sudan and Ohio. Similarly, his musical output pulls from multiple traditions – West African, krautrock, disco, jazz – swirling them together into the kind of danceable gumbo that eclecticists...

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