Monday, January 16, 2017

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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Swamburger's Advanced Listening becomes a series with Rhymesayers artist Abstract Rude (The Social)

Posted By on Sat, Jan 14, 2017 at 1:55 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND Swamburger’s auspicious Advanced Listening had a great debut back in November with DJ Abilities and Blueprint. Now the familial and true-hearted hip-hop culture event makes good on its promise of blossoming into a series with its sophomore edition (Jan. 12, The Social). The national headliner...

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Local hero caught using elaborate license plate device to avoid paying tolls

Posted By on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 5:57 PM

If there's one thing worse than traffic in Central Florida, it's having to pay all of the freaking tolls on practically every highway that runs through Orlando. However, one local man went out of his way to avoid these transit fees by using a button-activated device that would cover...

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Florida 'asshole' drives down I-95 with dog chained to roof of crate

Posted By on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 5:13 PM

A video captured some Florida "asshole" driving down I-95 with his dog chained to the roof of a crate. Brenna Cronin, of Palm Coast, Florida captured the video while driving on I-95 Wednesday. January 11. "Just saw this asshole driving down 95 with a dog with the letter S...

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Florida woman intentionally drives SUV through T-Mobile store

Posted By on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 4:46 PM

A cellphone video captured a Florida woman, who later told authorities she was "having a bad day," intentionally smashing her SUV into a T-Mobile store. According to the Palm Beach Post, Wellington resident Shinobia Montoria Wright was arrested Thursday after "parking" her 2005 Nissan Armada inside a T-Mobile store in...

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