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10 Spring Concerts South Florida Can Look Forward To

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Album Review: Gravel Kings’ LURE

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Bryan Jackson Music Festival

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Ten Spring Concerts South Florida Can look Forward To by David Rolland Spring is what many in South Florida will consider the most wonderful time of the year. You can still sleep with your windows open – the mosquitoes haven’t begun hatching a hundred thousand eggs – and best of all, it is still music …

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Gravel Kings are no stranger to our local music scene, hailing from Fort Pierce with their fresh brand of Americana.  The strength of their sound means they haven’t gotten lost in the SoFlo reggae/tropical/roots scene that seems to dominate our ears, and their long awaited EP “Lure.” is certain to please.  The EP kicks off …

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The Bryan Jackson Music Festival Takes Over Downtown Fort Pierce 69 musicians from across the Treasure Coast will gather on 7 stages in downtown Fort Pierce, FL for a day of music, fun, and community. By Iris Estrada The Bryan Jackson Music Festival is an annual event on the Treasure Coast held in the memory …

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The World’s Ultimate Backstage Pass by Joe Pregadio Cloud 9 represents a state of intense happiness. Total euphoria. It would seem that, in order to achieve this elevated state of consciousness one would have to depart on an epic journey compounded by legions of obstacles, unknown risks, and ambiguous paths. For many, the notion remains …

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A Tale of Uproot Hootenanny’s Annual Trip To Ireland Written and Photographed by Liz Dzuro Deerfield Beach’s Uproot Hootenanny has been traveling to Ireland for nearly a decade. Each time they visit, there is always a mix of familiar and new. Along with seeing new places, Bassist Chris Bonelli and percussionist/singer Ojay Smith joined Brian …

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Adapt and Evolve. By Sean Gordon Photos: Jack Bates A mainstay in Palm Beach County music venues, Moska Project has made a name for themselves in South Florida’s reggae rock scene and have kept it there for 14 years. The band was founded by old neighborhood friends from Caracas, Venezuela, vocalist and guitarist Gilly Gonzalez …

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If you are like most SoFlo reggae enthusiasts you’ve had this date marked on your calendar for a long time. On Sunday, October 9 reggae vibes will fill our salty air as 8 bands take the Guanabanas stage for a daylong celebration. This year marks the 4th year for this much-anticipated event. Bands include Through …

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New music from one of South Florida longest-running bands by Dana Krangel Photos by Jack Bates In an area full of new music, it’s the bands that endure the test of time that go on to define our music culture here in South Florida. Creating original music as a band for a whopping 14 years, …

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Deadheads Descend On Guanabanas in Jupiter In Celebration Of Jerry Garcia’s Birthday—Sunday, July 31 July 31 will be a day to celebrate one of music’s most influential artists ever.  Jerry Garcia, the bespeckled founder, guitarist, and spiritual leader of The Grateful Dead left us too early in 1995, and Guanabanas is throwing the party of all …

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by Dana Krangel Photos: Jack Bates No questions necessary, it’s obvious that Jupiter’s The Helmsmen are growing up. Last year’s The Homework EP was just the start and these guys have taken a crash course in being a band with an emphasis on working as a team. The result is an intermediate graduation in their …

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Stick toYour Roots: How Roots Shakedown Stay Way Above Water by Dana Krangel Photos: Shaye Babb In an ocean of reggae bands that were born by the ocean and play music on that ocean (when they aren’t surfing on it), it can be hard to stand out. There may be a shortage of perfect days to wear your …

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  Island Indie rock coming to you from Jupiter By Ashley Zimmerman Photos: Jack Bates Named after their high school’s old mascot, The Helmsmen, a group of twentysomething guys from Jupiter are bringing their own brand of what they refer to as Island Indie to the local music scene. Though the band’s inspirations vary across the …

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Rain is No Match for Dave Matthews Band Beats By Giana Pacinelli I was crouched in a corner of a Tiki bar, one of hundreds hiding out as the rain came beating down on the lawn chairs and blankets that were holding our place on the lawn of Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre Saturday night. The show …

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By Dana Krangel Photos: Dave Earley If you’re going to bother putting on actual clothes and leaving the house after 7 p.m., well then all be damned if you’re not going to have a good time. The goal, no doubt, is to end up with a smile on your face and a cold beer in …

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ARTIKaL Sound System Comes Full Circle In Its Latest Release, Inversion By Alex Rendon Photo: Alex Markow “Our band is a culmination of the epic scene we have in South Florida” In Jamaican Patois the word “artikal” is defined as “top notch;” one must command an understanding of this Jamaican slang word to grasp what …

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We hope you enjoy our feature on Amber in our latest edition of The Atlantic Current, which was released on May 1.  To pick up your copy see the list of distribution locations on our website.  Following is the full interview with Amber, edited only for clarity and brevity…..   TAC:  We downloaded your new …

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Bringing the Juke Back to Delray Beach By Alex Rendon Photos: Joaquin Anico “For being one of the busiest streets in South Florida, Atlantic Avenue really lacked places that offered live music,” explained entertainment entrepreneur Ryan O’Riordan, owner of Delray Beach’s newest live music hot-spot, the Vintage Tap. With this great musical void, O’Riordan, former …

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By Alex Rendon In the vein of the Avett Brothers, Fort Pierce’s Gravel Kings concoct rootsy folk music with upbeat pop hooks.  The lone folk act on West Palm Beach label Decades Records, Gravel Kings certainly stand out. Their debut full length effort, Arrows and Maps, dishes out enough attitude and inward reflection to attract …

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Through thick and thin, musician Julian Cires proves he’s no coward on Lavola’s latest masterful record.  By Alex Rendon Photo: The RO Project Chances are, if you are an avid local music fan, you’ll be well-acquainted with the musical bombast that is Lavola. This four-piece has been building a name for itself with its intense …

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South Florida’s kingdom of folk is being rocked Words by Dana Krangel Photos: Alexis Lawson   There aren’t a lot of things that permeate cultures. Variables that for a brief moment, equalize all groups while bringing together friends and strangers. I know what you are thinking and no, we aren’t talking sandwiches. We are talking …

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When many of us think of rock stars, we think of fame, touring, girls, substances…you know the rest. For Tim Reynolds, it’s all about the music. To take away the fame, well he’d probably prefer it that way. If you granted one wish to the soft spoken musician, it would be a few extra lifetimes …

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  Photo: Lauren Dukoff Interviewed by Dustin Wright   Q: What can we expect from your Soulshine concert tour? How did the concept of mixing yoga with one of your live shows come to be? Michael Franti: I started doing yoga on tour and would go to a different studio in each town and I …

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Photo: Dana Drolet     Spred The Vibes Local favorites Spred The Dub are poised to take over the world Words By Dana Krangel   Looking for a good time? How about a band that wants to serve one to you on a silver platter spilling over with whiskey and sweet reggae tunes? The fine, …

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By Dana Krangel Photo: Abigail Rose Marsicano Florida is so Flori-duh sometimes that it can be difficult convincing an outsider we have talented artists, let alone full-fledged live music scenes and successful bands who have spread their wings and flown to major labels. Over-the-top news stories, senior citizen migration, and alligator parties might overshadow our loud …

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Jacuzzi Boys to Men The rise of Miami’s chillest crew By Dana Krangel @DowntownDana   Oh, South Florida and your eternal summer weather. You give us glory and you give us pit stains. It may never dip down cold enough for actual hot tub weather, but it’s always the right temperature for the Jacuzzi Boys. …

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Uproot Hootenanny – Way Out by Dana Krangel The string movement is alive and well in South Florida and Deerfield Beach’s Uproot Hootenanny are one of the biggest bands on the scene. On their latest record, the five-piece folk/bluegrass band stays true to the genre through heavy jam sessions and whiskey dreams. Raucous tracks like …

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Speaking Volumes- Brass Tacks by Dana Krangel Lake Worth-based Speaking Volumes are stepping it up. Hot off the release of their new EP, the band announced they will be representing all things local on the big stage at this year’s SunFest (their second appearance). The recognition is deserved as just one listen of Brass Tacks …

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The People UpStairs- Take It  How You Want by Dana Krangel Florida music vibes are physically embodied in The People UpStairs. Formed over a decade ago while attending Atlantic High School in Delray Beach, the local boys are making good. You have no doubt boogied your booty at one of their funktastic live shows and …

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Ahh, the long awaited Day 5 of Sunfest. The final day is always jammed packed with great acts, and this year did not disappoint. Day 5 played host to SOSOS, Inner Circle, Rusted Root, Streetlight Manifesto, The Wailers, Blues Traveler, Dropkick Murphys, Alice in Chains, and Ellie Goulding. Inner Circle played some good reggae tunes …

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Day 4 of Sunfest brought some great acts including local favorite Spred The Dub, big name acts including Dirty Heads, Rebelution, Pretty Lights, and much more. Spred The Dub is always great, and very cool to see on a stage like that. The Dirty Heads put on a great performance as well with good jams …

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