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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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Ketchy Shuby- Still Making It Look Easy (S.M.I.L.E.) Five-piece Miami power house Ketchy Shuby knows how to do two things all too well: record fresh music and play irresistible live shows. Stirring up their signature brand of ‘downtown soul,’ Ketchy is back a funk-tastic new record that shows off their unspeakable passion for getting down. …

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The Hard Richards- Nu Derection When it comes to local South Florida bands, few are as legendary as The Hard Richards. Representing Boynton Beach, this ska/punk group has been playing live since 1994– that’s nearly two decades of twisted, mosh worthy jams. Through the years, front man Steve has remained the only constant with a …

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The Old Fashioned- Urgency By Dana Krangel Writing original songs out of Margate, FL, The Old Fashioned is a post-punk trio doing exactly what everyone should be, making music they love. Fairly new to the scene, The Old Fashioned popped up in 2002 playing as part of stacked lineups at gritty venues. Now signed to …

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Jacuzzi Boys- Jacuzzi Boys By Dana Krangel The new self-titled full length from these Miami wonderboys has been a long two years in the making for Jacuzzi Boys fans everywhere. Album opener Be My Prism is a bouncy but mellow jam with an infectious drum backbeat and longing lyrics: “I breathe, I wanna see the …

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Phantomime- The Heist By Dana Krangel The second release from five-piece Boca Raton band Phantomime takes the listener on a darker, swirling journey through six tracks of ramped up, Panic! At The Disco inspired sound. Opening song Masquerade officially welcomes the listener The Heist and is also serving as the record’s lead single and Phantomime’s …

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Stop the Presses- Eskandalo by Dana Krangel Who knew that Hialeah, FL could produce such tasty ska tunes? Homegrown four-piece band Stop the Presses show big SoFla pride on Eskandalo, their skank-alicious new 7-song EP that was recorded and pressed in their hometown. While lead singer Ali Culotta’s vocals take you back to the days …

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Bushwood Tidal Wave By Dana Krangel Let’s be real, there is no shortage of reggae bands making the rounds in South Florida. So what makes Bushwood standout from the rest? They are polished. Their live show is on point, and now their recordings match up. Tidal Wave, the band’s second release, oozes breezy jams worthy …

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the band in Heaven Caught in Summer Swell by Dana Krangel the band in Heaven have long instilled a sense of pride in the hearts of South Florida local music connoisseurs with solid live shows and bi-coastal appeal. So it might seem odd, but Caught in a Summer Swell is the band’s first full length …

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The Short Straw Pickers Upon That Hill by Dana Krangel Like their band name implies, The Short Straw Pickers special brand of genre twisting goodness comes with an extra dose of twang. Self described as “Jamboogiebluegrassicana,” their unique blend of sound results in a jamtastic fiddle party on the trio’s debut album. Lead singer Jack …

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