Thursday, June 22, 2017

Electro shapeshifter Green Velvet holds court at Venue 578 tonight

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Veteran U.K. techno alien Green Velvet takes over Venue 578 for a night of the unexpected with Latmun. The low door price for an event this of this calibre is a steal. Green Velvet and Latumn play Venue 578 as part of the Create series tonight at 10 p.m. Tickets are...

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Orlando will hold anti-violence vigil tonight in honor of slain Muslim teen

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 11:23 AM

Muslim organizations and other advocates are planning an anti-violence vigil in Orlando Thursday night in honor of Nabra Hassanen, the Muslim teen who was kidnapped and beaten to death with a baseball bat. The Loudoun Times-Mirror reports the 17-year-old and her friends were returning from an overnight event at the All...

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Downtown traffic is going to be epic on Saturday

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 10:37 AM

Ride-sharing or carpooling is highly recommended if you are attending any of the four big events taking place downtown Saturday, June 24. At various times throughout the day, the following shows and games are happening: PAW Patrol Live! at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts TEDxOrlando 2017 at Dr....

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Florida's Daughters of the Confederacy group wants time capsule found in statue

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 10:32 AM

Florida's chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy wants ownership of the time capsule found inside of the Confederate monument that was removed this week from Lake Eola Park. The controversial "Johnny Reb" statue that stood in Orlando's public park for over 100 years was dismantled Tuesday for its...

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Seattle's Wimps bring grown-up punk to Will's Pub

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 9:39 AM

Even though the members of Seattle’s Wimps have grown-up jobs that limit their touring schedule, and write songs about how great naps are and the frustrations of being the old guy at a party, they’re still undeniably punk, even if it’s only part-time. Wimps' songs are full of humor and...

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Watch local MC Sean Shakespeare's new video for "Ghost"

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 8:49 AM

Local MC Sean Shakespeare has just unveiled a new music video for his heady track "Ghost," shaped and produced with collaborators from the Second Subject collective and label. The track itself is a deft musical co-creation between Shakespeare and the inimitable Swamburger, while the video was directed by Juan Ordonez. Watch...

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Florida higher ed official says maybe women earn less than men for 'genetic' reasons

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 6:38 PM

Among what seems like an epidemic of pale, stale males making misogynistic remarks this week, Florida can claim its very own: State University System board member Ed Morton, who suggested women's genes are to blame for their lower salaries. Jessica Bakeman at Politico was first with the story, which has since...

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Sabal Trail pipeline starts pumping natural gas to Florida

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 4:19 PM

Despite constant protests and the continuing outcry from environmental advocates, the 515-mile Sabal Trail pipeline started pumping natural gas to Florida from Alabama last week. The Ocala Star-Banner reports the company confirmed the pipeline began flowing gas through 484 miles of the route starting on June 14. It's supposed...

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Indie rockers Afghan Whigs announce Orlando show for September

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 4:19 PM

Indie rock survivors Afghan Whigs have announced a U.S. tour set for later this year in support of new album In Spades, and Orlando has the distinction of hosting the opening date of the whole shebang. The Afghan Whigs are set to play the Social on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at...

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Sanford aims to be Florida's top craft beer destination

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 3:39 PM

Sanford wants to become a hub for craft beer connoisseurs. With two microbreweries already open and four new ones on the way, the city aims to become the next big craft brewery spot, emulating Asheville, North Carolina. Sanford Economic Director Bob Turk, Sanford Brewing owner Allan Jackson and others...

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