The Heard

Friday, August 17, 2018

WPRK is finally back on the air

Posted By on Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 10:32 AM

After their tower was damaged by Hurricane Irma, and then not replaced because of upcoming construction, and then they found a new place for the antenna, and then it was taken over by a pair of nesting bald eagles, local college radio station 91.5 FM WPRK is finally back...

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Synthwave Arcade brings together the best in Florida's retro-futurist nostalgia scene

Posted By on Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Awash in ’80s nostalgia, the synthwave scene is all about capturing the feeling of watching a cool karate training montage or driving scene from straight-to-video action films of the era. Two of the area’s more keen retro-merchants – ACP Pro and Moondragon – share the stage at the Geek...

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Watch these clips of Aretha Franklin performing at Universal Orlando

Posted By on Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 4:51 PM

The news hit hard today at the OW offices that the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin passed away at the age of 76. Franklin's importance to music and culture can't be overstated, songs like "Respect," "Chain of Fools," “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” will be essential listening...

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Five Finger Death Punch to play Orlando with Breaking Benjamin in December

Posted By on Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 12:35 PM

Heavy music breathren Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin have announced a new round of dates for their co-headlining tour to resume later this year and this time their is an Orlando show in the mix. Five Finger Death Punch are taking the songs from their new album...

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California's Diztort bring sunbaked hardcore to Grumpy's Underground Lounge

Posted By on Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 7:00 AM

There’s a certain breed of hardcore punk that feels baked in the sun – music that you, the listener, just know is a response to endlessly sweaty days spent in endlessly concrete purlieus. It’s catharsis – youth and energy, boredom and anger – and it seems extra-necessary right here...

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Kendrick Lamar collaborator Bilal takes center stage at House of Blues

Posted By on Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 6:00 AM

Philly neo-soul singer Bilal is best known for his show-stealing collaborations with heavies like the Roots, Erykah Badu, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, J Dilla and, perhaps most notably, contributions to Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly that earned Bilal a Grammy. But to just focus on his creative teamwork is to...

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Mujer de Fuego Olga Tañón announces Orlando show set for October

Posted By on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 2:33 PM

Olga Tañón, Puerto Rican singing sensation and merengue queen, has announced an Orlando show set for this autumn! Dubbed the “Mujer de Fuego,” Tañón has been crafting hits since her solo debut, 1992's Sola, was the first Puerto Rican woman artist to be certified Gold in the U.S., and even has actual...

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32 free shows happening in Orlando this week

Posted By on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 12:36 PM

Wednesday, Aug. 15 Eugene Snowden's Ten Pints of Truth 10 pm at Lil Indies, 1036 N. Mills Ave. The Daniel Heitz Band 10:30 pm at Tanqueray's, 100 S. Orange Ave. Wes Morrison 8 pm at The Imperial at Washburn Imports, 1800 N. Orange Ave. Thursday, Aug. 16 Leisure Chief...

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Midwestern post punks No Thanks give deathrock a political edge at Uncle Lou's

Posted By on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 10:09 AM

Fabulously weird post-punk project No Thanks filter passionate sociopolitical commentary through a sieve of trashy glamour and angular deathrock poses, to undeniably immediate effects. (And if you think there’s no precedent for that, check out Rubella Ballet and Noh Mercy.) If you went to last year’s Guests show at...

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Atlanta rapper 6lack announces Orlando show set for December

Posted By on Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 2:58 PM

Atlanta rapper 6lack - who took a hiatus from performing last year to spend time with his young daughter - has returned in a big way. The gifted MC, best known for 2016 platinum single "PRBLMS," has announced both new music and a North American tour, with a stop in Orlando....

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