Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Pick up one of the last copies of Golden Pelicans' new record at their release party at Will's Pub

Posted By on Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 9:00 AM

The early press on the Golden Pelicans’ new album, Oldest Ride, Longest Line, is as indignantly charged as the disc itself. Many authoritative and tasteful punk bloggers are ripping their hair out, wondering how they didn’t see it coming, while tapped-in tastemakers are constantly refreshing their inboxes for updates on...

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'The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)' gives you something to chew on at Enzian this weekend

Posted By on Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Touting a 500-person daisy chain of ass-to-mouth prisoners as its main attraction, The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) is clearly mistitled (500 inmates x 4 limbs per inmate = that’s a human millipede, dummies), but no one’s going to care. Maybe the cleverest thing about Dutch filmmaker Tom Six’s Human...

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Shoot your mouth off at Punslingers, a game show for bad jokes, at Stardust Coffee tonight

Posted By on Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Do you regularly elicit groans from friends and family with your bon mots? Do you enjoy making eyes roll harder than an SUV on a hairpin turn? Are you an active user on r/dadjokes? Punslingers might be the night you finally get the recognition you deserve. Compete against other quippers...

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Rocky Votolato returns to the Social after a three-year absence

Posted By on Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Sharply sweet, stripped-down indie folk requires a hardy constitution to do it well and be able to sell it (as in become credible, not the commercial drip of mass-marketed coffeehouse comps). It’s not that one must be depressed to create good folk music, but that the self-exploration the music compels...

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Hedge funds: Puerto Rico, it’s us or the kids

Posted By on Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 4:49 PM

Earlier this month, we reported on Puerto Rico’s financial crisis: How the island, with its staggering $72 billion debt, is in an economic death spiral as thousands of Puerto Ricans flee to the United States, especially Florida. Puerto Rico's governor has said the U.S. territory's debt is unpayable, and legislators...

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This Little Underground: Riding Easy Records raises profile with Electric Citizen, Mondo Drag, Slow Season (Backbooth)

Posted By on Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 4:12 PM

In the indie ranks where music labels operate closer to the heart and often specialize, label showcases are telling and therefore high-value experiences for good labels. The most recent jackpot was the touring one for West Coast imprint Riding Easy Records (July 24, Backbooth). In one knockout night, this...

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My Morning Jacket's soulful new album trickles funds toward the Waterfall Project

Posted By on Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 3:49 PM

MY MORNING JACKET 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4 | Hard Rock Live, 6050 Universal Blvd. | hardrock.com | $43-$54.50 Since first forming in 1998 in Louisville, My Morning Jacket has always been involved with philanthropic endeavors. But now, with the release of its new album, The Waterfall, the band...

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Florida's 'environmental disaster' Gov. Rick Scott awarded for environmentalism

Posted By on Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 3:34 PM

No, it’s not opposite day, and yes, you read that right. Gov. Rick Scott, the same governor who banned the word climate change in state offices and who was called an environmental disaster by the Tampa Bay Times, is being awarded for his conservation work by the Fish & Wildlife...

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Florida's youngest convicted murderer walked free Tuesday

Posted By on Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 2:42 PM

Almost 16 years after 12-year-old Curtis Jones and his 13-year-old sister were sentenced to prison for shooting and killing their father’s girlfriend, Jones was released Tuesday morning. Florida Today reports that in 1999, Jones and his sister, Catherine, told the Brevard County Sheriff's Office they killed Sonya Nicole Speights....

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Orange County Commission reduces trash pickup to once a week

Posted By on Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 2:42 PM

Guess that smelly takeout you ordered Monday is going to languish in your trash can for a little bit longer.   The Orlando Political Observer says Orange County commissioners voted Tuesday morning to cut trash removal services to once a week to try to "reduce costs and encourage sustainability."  The...

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