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POWER UP: SHERIFF MIKE WILLIAMS

Williams’ power is certainly up, arriving well rested for his tenth day of work as top cop of the city of Jacksonville after spending the first nine on vacation, affirming his unnecessarily wordy campaign pledge, “Real Cop. Tough Job. Which is why I’ve planned a short vacation before I start.”

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SOME CALL IT “KRAUTROCK” - WE CALL IT SOME OF THE BEST ROCK OF THE 20th CENTURY

FAUST

GURU GURU

 EMBRYO

AMON DÜÜL II

NEU!

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Originally hailing from emo roots, The Appleseed Cast took a daring risk in 2001 when they dabbled in electronica and psychedelic rock, reminiscent of Radiohead, on their two Low Level Owls albums. Though their emo cult following didn’t find this new twist palatable, the band proved they had the gusto to try new sounds. Lost Songs combines the newer, electronic vibe with their traditional emo sound. Dikembe will contribute to the emo-turned-indie rock vibe while Annabel’s “Nothing Good Gets Away” is a fresh tune to look out for at this show.

 

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This 4-piece crew of ragamuffins from Dothan, Alabama stands out in the punk rock scene with comedic storytelling in tow. In 2014, Revenge of the Byclops captured the band’s waggish lyrics that accompany head banging drums and guitar, especially in “Buttsuckers.” However, “Saggy Bitches,” a song on that same album, showcases the group’s ability to transcend punk rock and branch into other genres, such as reggae. PFP released part one of a comic book trilogy entitled Byclops Begins to accompany the 2014 album. They’re bringing their A-game to viewers like you on their “Collateral Jammage” tour this July.

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 A BIG HUNK OF OLD SCHOOL TEXAS PUNK!

 

THE DICKS

REALLY RED

THE BIG BOYS

LEGIONNAIRES' DISEASE

STICKMEN WITH RAYGUNS

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POWER DOWN: Rep. Ron Desantis’ name recognition

Though Ron Desantis – Ponte Vedra resident, congressman and former Navy Jag with two Ivy League degrees and a 2012 Donald Trump endorsement – was deemed the favorite to take Marco Rubio’s Senate seat by Tampa Bay Times political columnist Adam C. Smith, the Tea Partier is struggling to be recognized statewide among a crowded field that includes Lieutenant Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera and liberal bad boy Alan Grayson. A Mason-Dixon poll of potential voters has Desantis in 3rd place behind Rep. David Jolly of Indian Shores (16 percent) and Lopez-Cantera (10 percent) and edging out Rep. Jeff Miller (8 percent) by a just single point.

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FOLIO ART + EVENTS

C.A.S.K. Grand Opening & Art Show

Saturday, Aug. 1 • 7PM-11PM

1049 Park St., Riverside

Wine and art are a natural pair of companions, and this week, they're sharing the stage in a new kind of way. Sniff, swill, and spit some of Jacksonville's most incredible new wine offerings in the heart of historic 5 Points while you take in new, fun, and fierce fine art screen print work of local artist Margete "Kit'nface" Griffin. If you don't run into someone you know here, you just don't know enough people.

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Credited with building his own “Millertary” (good grief), the 22-year-old pop singer Jake Miller is on tour promoting his latest release, Rumors. After releasing two EPs independently, he has been signed to Warner Bros. Records. Miller’s music is surprisingly well received, a mixture of Pop and Hip-Hop that is admittedly difficult to master. However, Miller’s sound is more of a combination of Disney Pop star and passable rap. Fortunately for Miller, this type of music appeals to the wide fan base of young teens. If nothing else, his current tour/teeny bopper recruitment drive will most certainly be successful in a probable expansion of his “army.”

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If you are longing for the epitome of classic rock, then look much further than Atlanta Rhythm Section. Still, these old school faves have invested 30 years into the genre while obtaining a rather successful career. ARS will be sure to take their audience back in time - predictably to the '70s, the era they specialize in solely. Despite losing two original members, including bassist Paul Goddard, ARS continue to rock the Baby Boomer nation with timeworn concerts.

However their look has been updated, they have since traded in their sleek, tailor-made suits for T-shirts and jeans. The audience can be sure to expect their top hits, “So in to You” and “Champagne Jam” to be in the lineup. Nevertheless, there are ARS fans and other classic rock music lovers who will thoroughly enjoy the melodic flashback.

 

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In the scorching sauna outside the Duval County Courthouse yesterday morning the city’s untested rape kits were the subject of a passionate press conference featuring Wes White, candidate for State Attorney, and his wife, physician Patricia “Pat” White.

Mr. White called on State Attorney Angela Corey to immediately submit the remaining 1,500 rape kits to FDLE. He is also asking for legislation mandating sending all sexual assault kits for processing with 48 or 72 hours of collection.

“Rape test kits must be processed immediately. Not just for the victims but also to prevent future victims because we know most rapists are serial rapists,” Mr. White said.

As a veteran prosecutor who formerly worked with Ms. Corey, he holds her particularly accountable for those kits not being tested.

“Angela Corey is the chief law enforcement officer… if she wants something done, it will be done, if she doesn’t care if it’s done, it will be put on a shelf,” he said.

Earlier this week First Coast News reported that Corey said testing the kits is an issue of funding and also that she opposes legislation that mandates that “we do our jobs.”

Anger and frustration were apparent as Dr. White, an emergency room physician who has performed rape kits, said that victims are let down when their kits go on a shelf to wait years, sometimes decades, for testing.

“The rape kit itself is a very stressful event and as we perform it is the beginning of a healing process for them simply because they were assured that these would be tested,” Dr. White said. “…to have these tests go untested is just like victimizing them again.”

Do not be surprised if coverage from yesterday’s press conference conveys an impression of Mr. White as someone with idealistic schemes and no idea how to achieve them. To hear many of the questions posed to him, one would have thought he was …   More