Monday, January 16, 2017

Florida man now has a very unfortunate tattoo

Posted By on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 2:07 PM

Back in December, Cowboys superfan Jordan Garnett, of Boyton Beach, Florida, decided to get a very unfortunate tattoo, something he still has attached to his arm. Unfortunately for Garnett, the Green Bay Packers defeated the Cowboys Sunday night 34-31 rendering his tattoo useless. The tattoo, which boldly predicted a Super...

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Vocal effects wizard Michael Winslow will collaborate with Orlando talent

Posted By on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 1:51 PM

So perhaps you saw actor, comedian and "man of 10,000 voices" Michael Winslow (Police Academy, Spaceballs) jump onstage with Dweezil Zappa at the Plaza Live last night and lend his vocal talents a song or two. No? No worries, you're going to have plenty of opportunities to see the former...

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Noor Salman, wife of Pulse mass shooter, arrested by FBI

Posted By on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 12:32 PM

The wife of mass shooter Omar Mateen, who killed 49 people at the gay nightclub Pulse last June, was arrested by FBI agents at her home outside of San Francisco. The New York Times reports Noor Salman was arrested on charges of obstruction in connection to the shooting. Mateen was...

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will soon shutdown

Posted By on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 12:19 PM

After 146 years, "The Greatest Show On Earth" is coming to an end. On Saturday, January 14, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced that both of its shows will end in May of this year. The circus has been owned by the Feld family since Irvine Feld bought...

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Godzilla-sized Florida gator is not interested in humans

Posted By on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 11:04 AM

A stupidly large Florida gator was captured on video last weekend, and it would appear it does not care for the taste of humans. Or maybe it was just full. The video, posted by Kim Joiner, shows the estimated 12-foot long alligator meandering in front of a group of...

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Band of the Week: The Attack

Posted By on Mon, Jan 16, 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 the Attack. The Attack plays Back Booth on Jan. 20 with Koffin Kats. Just the facts:Who's in the band?Charlie Bender: vocals Brad Palkevich: guitar...

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Avalon Island hosts Merchandise guitarist David Vassalotti for a rare solo show

Posted By on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 8:00 AM

On the second Monday of each month, the Gallery at Avalon Island’s In-Between Series presents a new sonic adventure. The performers selected tend toward the experimental, but no genre-based pretense governs. This month’s installment brings David Vassalotti to the gallery. The longtime guitarist of 4AD recording artists Merchandise has stuffed...

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Lo-fi electro-pop band Karen Meat visits Spacebar for Ugly Orange's first show of the year

Posted By on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 7:00 AM

The first show of 2017 put on by upstart booking collective Ugly Orange features a performer just as off-kilter yet on-target as we’ve come to expect from UO. That intro out of the way, meet Karen Meat, the Des Moines-based outlet for songwriter Arin Eaton. Eaton, as Karen Meat, doesn’t...

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Freaky rap sensation Riff Raff drops a neon bomb on downtown (Backbooth)

Posted By on Sun, Jan 15, 2017 at 3:26 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND Sensationalist Houston rapper Riff Raff (Jan. 13, Backbooth) has made his ascent on a Technicolor cloud of celebrity and flash. A freaky hip-hop peacock strutting between alternative and comedic, he’s shamelessly campy and looks about as subtle as Mike Busey (RIP, Sausage Castle). One thing he...

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

GOAT's 'Toxic Avenger Musical' is a 'glorious disaster'

Posted By on Sat, Jan 14, 2017 at 8:15 PM

For more than a decade, playwrights have been mining their musty VHS collections of B-grade horror films in attempts to create a Rocky Horror-style campy cult classic for the 21st century. Following in the farcical footsteps of Evil Dead: The Musical comes The Toxic Avenger Musical, the award-winning 2008 Off-Broadway...

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