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THE BEST SHOWS OF 2014 Wednesday, February 11
Unknown Hinson and Grandpa’s Cough Medicine, Feb. 27 at Jack Rabbits The mutant chimera of a trailer-park gene pool and Conway-Twitty-off-his-meds, at his recent Northeast Florida appearance …
THE BEST ALBUMS OF 2014 Wednesday, February 11
Civil Brute, Civil BruteThis self-titled, five-track EP is a well-rounded collection of songs, exposing Civil Brute’s forte for capturing both raw emotion in lyricism and masterful clarity in …
Daniel A. Brown, this esteemed publication’s A&E editor, and I are both recovering musicians, though I’ve kicked the habit a little more completely than he has. We both played in …
ÜBER DIVA Wednesday, February 11
R&B legend Diana Ross first hit the stage at age 15 as a member of the Detroit girl group The Primettes. Eventually that quartet met Motown Records guru Berry Gordy, who signed them to his label …
OLD-SCHOOL METAL Wednesday, February 11
In the late ’70s and early ’80s, metal was king and Anvil forged a place on the scene on the strength of their no-BS style of metalloid riffage and high-energy live shows. Like many of …
Orlando heavy-hitters fly way above their punk rock peers
Back in the early 2000s, my band 
 played a fundraiser to send a 
 local musician to New York to further his career in the business. We were joined by then-local hip-hop/punk trio Whole Wheat Bread for the show. We all donated our time, as it …
LOW DOWN ON THE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD Wednesday, February 11
In a recent piece in The Guardian titled “The internet will suck all creative content out of the world” — no subtlety in headlines across the pond, is there? — David Byrne (of …
FOR THE RECORD: VINYL AND I Wednesday, February 11
Waxing poetic about the sundry pleasures of needle-on-vinyl
COOL ASS UPCOMING SHOWS IN 2015 Wednesday, February 11
Look, we know that there are countless reasons to stay home: lying around eating peanut brittle and watching Moonshiners – don’t act like you don’t know – mood disorders, …