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South Florida Sunshine Soul By Adam Sheetz Local musician, Jakob Takos, has been bringing good vibes across South Florida with his particular sound of sunshine soul. Bright and beachy, with a tinge of soul and blues and an undertone of folk, Takos has created a unique sound of melodic instrumentation and tight rhythms.  Takos has …

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SunFest with the Best By Darien Davies You know what summer smells like? SunFest. Well, to be specific, it’s loud music, louder screams, glitter, sweat, beer, grass, suntan lotion and more beer, on repeat. SunFest is back, baby, so plan for music and plan for fun. Regardless if this is your first go at being …

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THE MAN BEHIND THE MUSIC AT GUANABANAS AND ROOTS MUSIC, INC. By Stella Alves The producer, guitarist, band manager, event coordinator and recording label head has been sharing his love of music and advocating raw talent for decades. For Matt Cahur, music has never seemed to escape his life, even when he’s off stage. After …

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KEEPING THE FUNK HOT, HOT, HOT By David Rolland Last summer Haute Tension found the perfect exercise to test their endurance as a band. They would play 31 South Florida shows in 31 days. “It was a challenge to book it until we said there’s no limit to where you can play,” said guitarist Alexandre …

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Spinning That Ass, Over and Over By Darien Davies Photos: Ryan Noeker Regardless if you like to tap the drums, slap the bass, or stroke the chords, Artikal Sound System will get you moving in all the right places. The team of multi-faceted musicians blends unique harmonies and mellow melodies with a fat ounce of …

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OWNER MIKE GOODWIN BRINGS CRAFT BEERS & JAMS TO BOCA By David Rolland “My nieces and nephews always called me Crazy Uncle Mike”, Mike Goodwin tells The Atlantic Current while mopping the floor of his new Boca Raton spot, Crazy Uncle Mike’s, named after his pseudonym. He makes sure to clarify — “not crazy like …

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Atlantic Avenue’s Newest Venue For Food, Drinks & Live Music By David Rolland Tin Roof Delray Beach bills itself as “a live music joint”. Located on 8 East Atlantic Avenue, Tin Roof does its darndest to fill their concert calendar with a different musician each of the seven days a week it is open. The first …

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New Weekly Party is Brainchild of Local DJ Kasha McKee By David Rolland   “People get intimidated when they hear house music or electronic dance music. I wanted to have a night where we just break it down to dance music. We want to play music with melody and big bass beats,” said Kasha McKee …

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Revolutionizing West Palm’s Music and Retail Experience By David Rolland When Danni Zelaya moved back to her hometown of West Palm after years of art school in New York City, she found herself feeling a little down. “I was excited to be back with my family and my then boyfriend, now husband, but I was …

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Guanabanas Brings The Irie Vibes In A Big Way by David Rolland Guanabanas Restaurant and Bar is going to be jammin’ on Sunday, October 7. Starting at 12:30 in the afternoon, the Jupiter hangout will be hosting the 6th annual Dirty River Reggae Fest. The free event is open to guests of all ages has …

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Meet Delray Beach’s Piano Man by David Rolland It all started with a vacation, SpiderCherry says, on how he became Delray Beach’s preeminent keyboardist. “My family moved to Boca. I was down here on a vacation playing some open mic nights,” remembers the English born and bred musician. “I played Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and the …

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Heavy Pets

by Danny Wright I’m a music nut. Always have been. Most of my waking hours are spent digging into streaming service’s high-res audio to listen to stuff I’ve loved all my life or researching new music and artists I’m just learning about. I heard The Pets had a new album out and I was anxious to …

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Good Time Reggae Group Releases New Record, Friends & Enemies  by David Rolland  Above Image by Chelsea Erwin If you’re feeling down in the dumps we make sure you have a good time,” is how Mick Swigert described his band Spred the Dub’s tagline of Good Time Reggae moments before they took the stage for …

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Surfer Blood’s Bassist By Day, Feminist Environmentalist Troubadour By Night by David Rolland Photos: Dustin Wright A fifth generation Floridian, raised in a musical family whose father taught her guitar and whose mother quit her job to become a jazz singer, Lindsey Mills was out of college living in New York City when she had …

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New Music Venue Brings Versatile Lineups by David Rolland Photos: Snappin Necks Photography If anyone knows the local music scene, it’s Steev Rullman. In the early ‘90’s he owned the all ages club Wormhole, and later he booked and marketed for Respectable Street and helped launch Propaganda. Most recently he’s been concentrating on publishing his …

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An All-Girl Tribe With Fold Ties by Darien Davies Photos by Jahnoi Smith If you’re wondering what the harmonic, Southern sound is around town, it’s The Mona Lisa Tribe. They’re getting bigger and bigger with each gig they play, so catch them while they’re still jammin’ out on the local scene. The Tribe was the …

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by David Rolland Other than peanut butter and jelly and maybe Simon & Garfunkel, there are few combinations that work together as cohesively as music and food. Whether it’s because a grooving soundtrack can help ease your digestion or because you want to replenish the calories you burned off while on the dance floor, there …

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Owner Albert Poliak On Six Years Of Providing Live Music by David Rolland Photos: J. Skolnick These days, The Funky Biscuit often has a packed house to see national touring acts or local favorites. However, owner Albert Poliak says that wasn’t always the case. Growing up in Washington D.C., Poliak was used to having lots …

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Jupiter Based Band Is Tighter Than Ever by David Rolland Photos by Imani Givertz  When The Atlantic Current last spoke with the fve men who make up The Helmsmen, the Jupiter based band had just released their debut EP in a genre of music they touted as “island indie.” Since then, the line-up of lead …

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Sound Waves and Ocean Swells Brett Staska Proves That Passions Can Pay The Bills by Savannah Sheehan Photos by Kevin Flett Is “Living the Dream” really as easy as it seems? Brett Staska seems to think so, or rather, is doing exactly that. Florida native, Brett Staska, has made a name for himself in the …

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Evolving Their Reggae-Rock Fusion By David Rolland Photos by Bret Hunter It was not once, but twice that the reggae rock fusion of Fireside Prophets came together on the Florida Atlantic University campus. The first time was back in 2008 when singer/guitarist Justin D’Alfonso was attending freshman orientation. “I met the drummer Travis Schmeider and …

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Bringing Funky Improvisation To Their Live Shows by David Rolland Like the genre of music they play in Jamtronica, the West Palm Beach five piece, Guavatron got their name from merging two things they love, guitarist Adonis Frangiskakis said. “We had a silly name before Guavatron. I don’t even want to tell anyone what it …

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Local and National Acts Blend at Abacoa Town Center Amphitheater by David Rolland Looking to put a musical bent on your Memorial Day Weekend? If so, you’re in luck because Matisyahu will be playing at Abacoa Town Center Amphitheater on Sunday night at 8 p.m. The singer first shot to fame with his reggae/rap/rock hybrid “King …

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JM & The Sweets Finish Their First Album by David Rolland Photos by Ben Hicks It has been two years in the making, but JM & The Sweets are finally putting the final mix on their debut EP. “It took the whole time we’ve been together to get these songs done,” their frontman Josh Miles …

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By Savannah Sheehan I arrived at the Irishmen — a Boca staple bar that I had never before visited. It was fifteen past 5 when I approached the doors. Feeling a slight tinge of nervousness, I fanned my hands to ward away any clamminess. The sun was just now setting as I opened the bar …

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Vinyl Takes Center Stage In our world full of digital music and various streaming services, it’s rare to find a place like Top 5 Records. It didn’t open to hop on a trend. It opened for the love of vinyl. That, and the owner’s collection was getting pretty thick — approximately 50,000 records. Top 5 …

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By Darien Davies Photos by Leon Legot Alright, my little festival-goers, it’s finally time to break out your Coachella-like outfit and pluck that daisy flower you’ve been growing all year. SunFest is here, so let’s get weird. Even if you’re new to the music scene or are a veteran of West Palm Beach’s downtown action, …

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Tortuga Music Festival Sets Attendance Record Of Over 100,000 by Alexis Edwards Tortuga Music Festival is one of the most renowned annual events in South Florida. The venue: an amazing stretch of sand that’s in the heart of Fort Lauderdale beach. This years’ conditions: literally perfect. In Florida you never know what you’re going to …

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