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Friday, March 22, 2019

Legendary Orlando breaks DJ D-Xtreme has passed away

Posted By on Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 4:12 PM

Sadly, the RIPs in music keep coming. And goddamn, this time it's a local legend: DJ D-Xtreme (a.k.a Derek Steplight). While clubs like the Edge and Firestone and names like DJ Icey and Kimball Collins got the lion's share of the international spotlight during Orlando's heyday as a world...

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Orlando watering hole Whiskey Lou's will celebrate 50th birthday in April

Posted By on Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 2:01 PM

Stalwart Milk District bar Whiskey Lou's Lounge is set to celebrate a half-century of "serving them strong" next month and, to mark their budding second life as a raucous live-music spot, will fittingly be hosting a bunch of local music. The event will be hosted by Sabrina from Real...

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Pitbull performs for free at Universal's Mardi Gras this weekend

Posted By on Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 8:00 AM

There was a time when a rapper named Pitbull seemed kinda scary, but then we all discovered that the much-maligned pit bull dog breed is actually loving, affectionate and cuddly. Similarly, Pitbull, aka Armando Pérez aka Mr. 305 aka Mr. Worldwide, has seen his public persona change from scrappy...

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South Florida punks Nunhex close out the weekend at Will's Pub

Posted By on Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 7:30 AM

Miami filth-punk masterminds Nunhex have carved a musical and literal (Uncle Lou’s roof never stood a chance) path of destruction through the City Beautiful on their increasingly rare forays northward. And this time around everything’s bigger; the venue is Will’s and the powerhouse support acts – heavy local contenders...

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Smiths and Morrissey get the cover treatment from Ordinary Boys at Independent Bar this weekend

Posted By on Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Live shows at Independent Bar are rare enough that any one is noteworthy, but this week’s booking of South Florida’s premier Smiths and Morrissey tribute act, Ordinary Boys, is worth a special mention. With Morrissey himself seemingly hell-bent on undoing all the goodwill he’s earned over the years with...

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Torque brings cutting edge dance music across the pond for the World of Drum & Bass

Posted By on Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 6:30 AM

Nomadic drum & bass night Torque finds yet another new home, Room 22, this one rising from the ashes of Orange Avenue’s Vintage Lounge. For this edition, they’ve brought in some luminaries of the English drum & bass scene, including Bristol’s TC, Derby’s Drumsound & Bassline Smith, Leicester’s DJ...

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Local promoters BassNight celebrate their second birthday this Friday at the Henao Center

Posted By on Thu, Mar 21, 2019 at 5:36 PM

When BassNight CEO Loren Hardy first started throwing his BassNight events at a little burger joint in Longwood, he had one goal: to bring electrifying bass and "festival vibes" to Orlando nightlife on a weekly basis. But that was two years ago, and BassNight has gotten a few facelifts...

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Will's Pub has a new look

Posted By on Thu, Mar 21, 2019 at 5:01 PM

The Will's Pub entertainment calendar has been blocked off for the past three days for a secret "sprucing up" project, so we swung by today to take a look at what Will Walker and crew have been up to and got hit in the face with a whole new...

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Phil Collins plans to show Central Florida he's 'Still Not Dead Yet' in September

Posted By on Thu, Mar 21, 2019 at 1:39 PM

Former Genesis drummer turned unlikely pop icon Phil Collins has announced dates for his "Still Not Dead Yet, Live!" greatest hits tour set to kick off in late September, and something will definitely be in the air for Central Florida fans. His sole Florida date is in nearby Tampa....

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Luke Bryan, Toby Keith and other country radio stars mosey into Kissimmee for Country Thunder

Posted By on Thu, Mar 21, 2019 at 9:00 AM

The ever-growing Country Thunder festival franchise has finally expanded southward to Florida and is bringing some heavy starpower to Kissimmee’s Osceola Heritage Park on a level with Daytona’s Country 500. The three-day festival is sure to make one hell of a first impression with its troika of headliners –...

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