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Concert review: KISS/Motley Crue Tampa 7/28

July 29, 2012
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Concert review: KISS/Motley Crue Tampa 7/28

(Following are some random impressions of last night’s KISS/Motley Crue/The Treatment gig at Tampa’s 100-AX-GARY Amphitheatre. Wanna know the current state of geriatric metal? Ax Gary!) The Treatment — Tonight’s support act hail from the UK, but trade in thoroughly generic American hard rock — the kind that Atlantic Records would have signed in...
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“50 Songs Of Nostalgia” Mixtape

February 14, 2012
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“50 Songs Of Nostalgia” Mixtape

A mixtape for all you nostalgic lovers out there; Whether you’re alone or with the one you love, this mix is like walking into a diner in the midwest in the middle of nowhere… the waiting room of the beyond, perhaps. A walk through each other’s souls. Everyone together. Valentine’s Day should be recognized...
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If you hate the new Van Halen single, you’re wrong

January 12, 2012
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If you hate the new Van Halen single, you’re wrong

You really know the classic Van Halen lineup is back to firing on all cylinders when they’re being pilloried by people who just don’t get it. Back in the late ’70s and early ’80s, the house critics at esteemed scholarly journals like People lambasted the group as lame inheritors to the throne that had...
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Underrated: Starz (1976)

December 7, 2011
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Underrated: Starz (1976)

In their time, it was both tempting and fairly easy to dismiss Starz as purveyors of generic, overhyped album rock. Even Circus Magazine, a regular booster of the most commercial of acts, castigated the group for having no obvious raison d’être beyond the fame and fortune that nonetheless managed to continually elude them. But...
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Book review: Ace Frehley, “No Regrets”

November 7, 2011
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Book review: Ace Frehley, “No Regrets”

The unexpected delight of Life, last year’s Keith Richards autobio, was the vivid detail with which Richards was able to recall his boyhood in wartime and postwar Britain. When one compared those passages to his comparatively scattershot impressions of adulthood, the takeaway was that protracted drug abuse only affects a man’s memories of the...
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Friendly Reminder: Shannon & The Clams Tonight!

October 24, 2011
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Friendly Reminder: Shannon & The Clams Tonight!

Monday, Oct. 24 – Shannon & The Clams Oakland’s Shannon & The Clams play at Will’s tonight with Sexcapades and Vein Cranes. Need we say more? (9 p.m. at Will’s Pub; 1042 N. Mills Ave.; 407-898-5070; $7; 18 & up)
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P.S. I Love You Tonight At BackBooth

October 13, 2011
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P.S. I Love You Tonight At BackBooth

Thursday, Oct. 13 – P.S. I Love You If you were already overwhelmed with all the awesomeness that’s happening in town tonight (Duran Duran, The New Pornographers), get ready for another bullet point on your to-do list. Quickly rising Ontario band P.S. I Love You is performing tonight at the BackBooth. If you’ve heard...
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Relocated Orlando Vets Alligator Indian Release Vinyl

October 8, 2011
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Relocated Orlando Vets Alligator Indian Release Vinyl

Ex-Orlandonians Alligator Indian have relocated to Asheville, NC and are celebrating their first vinyl release, a lime green 10″ put out through San Diego’s Bleeding Gold Records. They successfully mix together tribal-psych with space sounds and lush pop melodies. Hear their release Football here.
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Deleted Scenes Album Release Tonight

September 9, 2011
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Deleted Scenes Album Release Tonight

Friday, Sept. 9th – Deleted Scenes Washington, DC art-rock band Deleted Scenes is celebrating their 2nd full length album release tonight at Will’s. Young People’s Church of the Air, their sophomore release, proves slightly more experimental than their first effort incorporating double-kick drums and washy atmospheres. Stream the whole album for a limited time at...
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Emerging Artist: JSHIH

August 27, 2011
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Emerging Artist: JSHIH

Orlando beatsmith JSHIH is on his way up. Producing a solid blend of trance, IDM, and chill-wave, JSHIH matches syncopated glitch-hop rhythms with cathedral hall vocals, or balances dirty, aggressive bass lines with warm synth pads. Slow evolutions in atmosphere and casually delicate song-crafting make for some extremely memorable moments. Listen to “This, Distant”...
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