Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Lil Tracy brings distinctively 21st-century hip-hop to Backbooth

Posted By on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 9:10 AM

From the murkier and more anarchic corners of Soundcloud comes Lil Tracy, a distinctly 21st-century MC who is a living riot of outer limits pop-culture signs and signifiers, but, crucially, has the delivery to back up his visual sensory overload. The rapper formerly known as Yung Bruh, Toreshi Minaj, and...

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Metal queen Lita Ford gets the Velvet Session treatment at Hard Rock Hotel

Posted By on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 9:06 AM

Guitarist and glam/punk/metal pioneer Lita Ford has yet to receive the full historical reappraisal that she so richly deserves. How does Thursday work for you? A shredder from the word “go,” Ford got her start with no less than Joan Jett and Cherie Currie in 1975 as guitarist and founding...

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Russian sci-fi rumination 'Stalker' screens at More Q Than A

Posted By on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 9:03 AM

Andrei Tarkovsky is one of those Big Deal Filmmakers that inspires endless debates among film students, an artist that if you aren’t familiar with his work, you can’t truly call yourself a cinephile. This is the kind of thing that can scare off a casual viewer, but rest easy, you...

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Shakira announces Orlando concert for early next year

Posted By on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 7:48 AM

Latin pop sensation Shakira just announced the dates for her "El Dorado World Tour" - starting in November - and there is an Orlando date pencilled in. The twelve-time Grammy winner promises the hits and songs from her new album, El Dorado. Shakira is set to play the Amway Center...

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Orlando's toilets get an Instagram account

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 4:29 PM

Local toilets, in all their myriad colors, cleanliness, and flushing apparatuses, are getting recognition for the roles they play in Orlando establishments on a new Instagram account, according to the Bungalower. And maybe they should, since a visit to an unclean or cramped bathroom can ruin an otherwise enjoyable night out....

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Florida justices asked to reconsider overturning death sentence for Bessman Okafor

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 4:14 PM

Attorney General Pam Bondi's office has asked the Florida Supreme Court to reconsider a ruling that overturned the death sentence of a man convicted in a high-profile home invasion murder in Orange County. The state late Friday filed a motion for a rehearing in the case of Bessman Okafor, who...

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Rare Festival 2017 announces full lineup including Travis Scott, Lil Dicky and Carnage

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 2:56 PM

Producer and superstar DJ (and now festival curator) Carnage has announced the full lineup for the 2017 edition of his Rare Festival that will be hitting Orlando in October. And it's pretty unbelievable. Headlined by Travis Scott and Carnage, the event will also feature performances from Zhu, Lil Dicky, Super Duper...

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Southern Fried Sunday joins with Lauris Vidal's Citrus Circuit Tour, now has own BBQ sauce

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 2:41 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND Southern Fried Sunday Citrus Circuit Edition, Will's Pub, June 25 Southern Fried Sunday is known for its lineups, but the latest was a particularly exceptional one. The Citrus Circuit Tour is a roving showcase of Florida talent that area folkie Lauris Vidal has organized in the...

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New York unveils plans for memorial to Pulse victims, LGBTQ community

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 1:43 PM

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled the design this week for a memorial dedicated to the LGBTQ community and to the 49 victims killed in a mass shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse. The monument, which will be located in New York City’s Greenwich Village, is also dedicated to all victims...

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Emo innovators Turnover announce Orlando show for October

Posted By on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 1:29 PM

Emo-turned-dreampop purveyors Turnover have announced dates for an extensive U.S. tour set for the Autumn with Elvis Depressedly and an Orlando show is on the books. The band will be touring behind new album Good Nature, an ambitious new suite of songs that takes in psych, blues and jazz influences....

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