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New Politics reach dance rock heaven

Standing in front of The Beacham, a Downtown Orlando venue, for almost two hours before a concert was nothing new to me. As the line grew and the time before doors shortened, as band members passed and fans contained delight,...
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Coral Skies Music Festival enchants Tampa

Coral Skies Music Festival enchants Tampa

Music festival season allows northern states to prosper, leaving Floridians in its brightly colored, flower-dusted wake. Coral Skies Music Festival is hoping to change that by presenting its first ever event this past weekend in Tampa and West Palm Beach....
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Set It Off release Duality with in-store concert

Set It Off release Duality with in-store concert

Nowadays, it is somewhat of a luxury to have an independent record shop close by. A place where you can spend afternoons sifting through shelves of CDs, gawking at unique memorabilia, spending a little more money than you should. Orlando,...
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“Cavalier Youth”: British newcomers You Me At Six challenge America

“The most important thing about rock music is us being there playing our music in front of people,” You Me At Six rhythm guitarist Max Helyer said in a recent interview with Alter The Press!. After seeing You Me At...
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A melody of flavors hits Sarasota

On the drive up North Tamiami Trail toward the overpass that we call home, a new landmark appeared among the familiar neon signs of Yummy House, Walmart Neighborhood Market and all those motels. Yellow and red letters boasted “A melody...
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Attack of the snapbacks!: Tyler, The Creator plays the Ritz Ybor

Affectionately labeling his beloved fans “fuckers” and “assholes,” 23-year-old rapper Tyler, The Creator packed the Ritz Ybor on March 18. Riddled with teens donning x’s on their hands and brightlycolored snapbacks, this may have been one of the few ...
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‘The Lunchbox’ is a light but thoughtful surprise

Ritesh Batra’s “The Lunchbox” toys with Hollywood conventions to the point of frustration. His debut feature, in which unfulfilled housewife Ila (Nimrat Kaur) finds herself in a blossoming pen-pal relationship with retiring company man Saajan (Irrfan Kha...
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Tokyo Police Club releases  new album after four years

Tokyo Police Club releases new album after four years

Since when did indie become a bad word? Pitchfork’s assessment of Tokyo Police Club’s new release “Forcefield” matched their usual standard of pretentious reviews. This pop-infused side of indie music was just not to their highly refined taste an...
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Get starry-eyed at the Star Keeper Cafe

Get starry-eyed at the Star Keeper Cafe

Nestled on Bamboo Lane, a hidden alley in the business district of downtown Sarasota, the Star Keeper Cafe at first looks like an awkwardly placed small cottage. The cafe’s decor matches the antique exterior, but trendy, friendly waiters and bustling ...
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David goes to the movies: On Broadway: ‘A Raisin in the Sun,’ ‘ The Realistic Joneses’

T e thick of Broadway season is upon New York City, aplomb with revivals of classic productions, enticing new pieces from up-and-coming playwrights and A-list stars including Denzel Washington and Toni Collette. I was able to sample both a revival...
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