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TRIBUTE Wednesday, April 29
The late, great Gamble Rogers (1937-’91) was the de facto troubadour of Florida folk music, spinning many of his songs and stories from the mythical Oklawaha County. Part raconteur, part …
CRUSTACEAN CELEBRATION Wednesday, April 29
The 52nd annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival offers three full days of family fun including a surfeit of seafood and other delectable eats, arts and crafts and antique vendors, a kidzone, live …
TIGHTLY RAPPED Wednesday, April 29
Earl Sweatshirt is a member of the L.A.-based hip-hop collective Odd Future, a 24-person-strong squad of twentysomething musicians whose nihilistic vibe and shock-tactic-leaning lyrics puts them in …
VITAL ORGAN Wednesday, April 29
Soul jazz legend Dr. Lonnie Smith is a master of pumping out unrivaled grooves on his Hammond B3 organ. Starting in the late-’60s, Smith released a series of albums that established his …
ART Wednesday, April 29
The collage art of Eric Gillyard finds a home in the visually charged lineage of surrealist Max Ernst’s 1934 phantasmagoric graphic novel Une Semaine de Bonté and Winston Smith’s …
THE LEADING MAN Wednesday, April 29
Robert Mitchum’s biography was subtitled “Baby, I Don’t Care,” a line from Out of the Past (1946), a film noir classic and one of his own best as well. He served on a chain gang in his teens, spent time in WWII as a medic checking GIs for venereal disease (a “pecker checker” he called himself) and got busted for marijuana in the ’40s. He made a number of unforgettable movies and some less than memorable. Critic Roger Ebert called him one of the greatest American actors ever, but Mitchum often denigrated both himself and his profession, once saying that “I’ve survived because I work cheap and don’t take up too much time.”
BACK to BASICS Wednesday, April 29
They gave credibility and a voice to a counterculture lifestyle. Now, The WaveMasters are getting back to the roots of surfing
SAFETY DANCE Wednesday, April 29
The race for mayor and election-year political “evolution”
Brickbats + Bouquets Wednesday, April 29
04.29.15 | The WINs and FAILs of the Week
NEGLECTING THE SHRED Wednesday, April 29
Brace yourself. I’m about to say something extremely contentious.