Friday, April 28, 2017

Escape returns to Backbooth with a dreamy theme this week

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 9:00 AM

This month’s theme at the area’s biggest monthly fetishwear party invites attendees to dress in their favorite “Dreamland” costumes. Think Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, or anything else that the phrase “it was all a dream” might pop up in. You’ll be our hero if you manage to pull...

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The Delusionaires return for one night of sweaty, sleazy garage rock at Will's Pub

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 8:30 AM

The Delusionaires haven’t been a regular thing this decade since life geographically scattered its members. But in the early 2000s, this wild instrumental band was responsible for much of the sleaze and color oozing from Orlando’s underbelly. Musically, they’re as loose as the women they covet, smearing a grease slick...

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Straight-edge hardcore reunion act Judge come to Backbooth to get in your face

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 8:30 AM

Straight-edge hardcore has never lent itself to half-measures or ironic stances, and New Yorkers Judge were about as hardline as you could get in the late ’80s. Formed by Mike Judge and Porcell after leaving Youth of Today in 1987, Judge was a far heavier, blunter and more confrontational proposition....

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Hyperclub celebrates one-year anniversary at Downtown CREDO tonight

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 8:01 AM

The recurring Hyperclub dance night - a showcase series for local Soundcloud producers across genres - is celebrating one year of singular and ecstatic live beats tonight in downtown Orlando. Hyperclub is tonight at Downtown CREDO at 10 p.m. with a packed lineup including Cosmicosmo, Polykarp, Ewan Strauss and Lotus...

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Of course Gov. Rick Scott is a speaker at the NRA annual convention

Posted By on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 4:53 PM

Florida Gov. Rick Scott plans to do some old-fashioned, conservative gun-caressing this weekend at the NRA's annual convention in Atlanta. The governor is a scheduled speaker along with other luminaries like Hank Williams Jr., a man who was once canned from ESPN for saying Obama was a Muslim who "hates fishin"...

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The Waterfront opens in the former Julie's Waterfront space tonight

Posted By on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 4:26 PM

Those who visited Julie's Waterfront of late likely weren't surprised when the mainstay on Lake Jennie Jewel shuttered earlier this year. But a new and dedicated group of investors is poised to erase those memories of mediocrity by opening the Waterfront tonight. The kitchen, headed up by chef/partner Pat...

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Rick Scott, Pam Bondi hit back at Aramis Ayala in lawsuit

Posted By on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 2:57 PM

Gov. Rick Scott hit back at Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala in court this week, saying he did not violate Florida's constitution when he removed Ayala from 23 murder cases after she said she wouldn't pursue the death penalty during her term. The response, filed by Attorney General Pam Bondi...

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There's now a $5,000 reward for info regarding the black bear shot in Sanford

Posted By on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 2:54 PM

A couple weeks ago a dead black bear was found in a park in Sanford, and now a substantial reward is being offered for any information leading to an arrest. The U.S. Humane Society is offering a reward up to $5,000 leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of whoever...

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Walt Disney World really wants you to know you can't smoke weed in their parks

Posted By on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 1:16 PM

With the passing of Amendment 2, it would appear that Disney World wants to make sure you know that under no circumstances can you spark one in their parks. Walt Disney World Resort recently updated their rules page, and for the first time ever, specifically listed "marijuana" under its list...

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Planned Parenthood brings in Dahlia Lithwick for its annual Generations Gala

Posted By on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 12:50 PM

After the 2016 presidential election, Dahlia Lithwick (senior editor at Slate, contributing editor at Newsweek, and a specialist on U.S. courts and the law) wrote: “It is shattering to contemplate starting again to relitigate fights over our bodies, access to contraception, equal pay, respect in the workplace, the right...

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