FREE MUSIC: Crocodiles, Jellyfish Brothers, Paper, Wet Nurse, Woolly Bushman, Zebra Tracks, Tallhart, Horse Head, Day Joy, Wake Up, Poetry 'n Lotion, Alias Punch. Bits on Crocodiles, Antiwarpt Music Festival, Limited Fanfare and Be Easy.
B.e. Easy Jams The Bubble Anybody who frequented (or even accidentally visited) the jam scene within the past five years or so, in virtually any area of the country, likely crossed paths with South Florida’s own Ben Evans; smiling character, familiar to numerous satellite communities orbiting around the enchantment of live music and adventure. Last year, Ben, like so many others, was lost far too young to the dark side of that enchantment. Rather than sullenly mourn, friends and family are instead gathering to celebrate Ben’s spirit by organizing a music & arts festival in his honor. Set for July 28 at IWAN venue “The Bubble” in Fort Lauderdale, The B.e. Easy Music & Arts Festival will benefit a scholarship fund founded by the Evans family to provide help for those struggling with addiction. The all-day extravaganza will feature an arts & crafts marketplace, art exhibitions, food trucks, interactive art installations, raffles, open vending, and live performances on two stages from over a dozen acts, including local and regional staples such as Crazy Fingers, The Funky Nuggets, Cope, Aquaphonics, Ancient Sun, and Lucky Costello, among many others. It all starts at noon and goes until midnight, with a free late-night after party at the Poorhouse in Downtown Fort Lauderdale for those who pace themselves properly. Tickets are on sale now for $15 and will be $20 at the door. All proceeds from this event will go to the B.e. Easy Scholarship Fund. For more information about the festival, scholarship, full line-up, and tickets, please visit www.beeasymusicandartsfestival.com By Brady Newbill Limited Fanfare Sprouts After spending 15 years as an artist manager and booking agent, Brian Kurtz grew frustrated with labels’ lack of communication and nourishment towards bands. Exacerbated by labels’ time constraints and the added pressure of demanding instant sales on artists, Kurtz set out to start a label on his own terms in 2011. “Certain bands and albums take longer to sprout, so worrying about first week/ month numbers is no way to run an indie label,” said Kurtz who began his label, Limited Fanfare, as an artistfriendly solution to the traditional record label way of doing things. Based out of Miami, Florida, Limited Fanfare has already released records by The Ettes (Teeth,) MonstrO (Anchors Up!,) and Lil Daggers (eponymous release,). The records are all available on vinyl at www.Limitedfanfare.com. On deck this year, Limited Fanfare has releases scheduled to drop from PAPER (project by Mike Marsh of Dashboard Confessional fame), Zebra Tracks, Sunday Driver, North&South, Stallone and an Astronautalis and Rickolus split 7”. Kurtz points out that Sub Pop, Matador and Merge didn’t grow up overnight and neither will Limited Fanfare. “I put out records because I love the music and the bands that I work with and treat each project with as much care -- as if it were my own.” Find tracks by Paper and Zebra Tracks on this months PureHoney Compilation! By Alex Rendon Friday, June 29 SAARA MARKKANEN (FINLAND) @ Dada COLDPLAY @ AmericanAirlines Arena KILLBILLIES @ O’Shea’s FUSIK, CYPRESS, KETCHY SHUBY @ Funky Buddha MIDNIGHT CONSPIRACY @ Revolution Live HURLY BURLY @ Speakeasy RADAR VS. WOLF, BLACK IRISH TEXAS, THE VON @ Churchill’s IVARDENSPHERE @ Green Room ERIC JOHNSON @ Culture Room JOEY BEESLEY UNPLUGGED, MOON UNDER WATER, LOXAHATCHEE SINNERS UNION, TONY BRASSO @ Swampgrass Willys ACROSS THE UNIVERSE: BEATLES TRIBUTE @ Bamboo Room JOEL DASILVA @ Mai Kai HURLY BURLY - ALL MALE BURLESQUE TROUP @ Speakeasy SWEET CHARIOTS @ Longboards Saturday, June 30 THE HEAVY PETS, THE RESOLVERS, COPE, SOSOS @ Culture Room KILLMAMA @ Speakeasy HOLLY HUNT, LOZEN, SHROUD EATER, SNAKEHOLE, THE TUNNEL, NUNHEX @ Churchill’s KREEPAH, TICKETS TO A BLIMP, NO ONE’S HERO-Early Show, Late Show: JLYRICS, RKA, R.O.M.E, S.L.A.P @ Swampgrass Willys 900 SECONDS @ Bamboo Room SOUNDUO @ Green Room JOEL DASILVA @ Bouganvillea’s Sunday, July 1 JASON CARDINAL @ Dada EL GROUNDSCORO & FRIENDS @ Hurricane TOO WEIRD TO DIE TOUR 2012 WITH PAINTED FACES, KING GHOST, CORPSE CALYPSO, BOXWOOD, ASYMMETRICAL APPLES, HEAVY MEDICINE HAMMOCK, & KAT MERKIN! @ Churchill’s Pub “SUNDAY SPOT” ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCES & OPEN MIC @ Propaganda EVERY PASSING DREAM TOUR KICKOFF @ Speakeasy Monday, July 2 TRIVIA @ Dada THE MIAMI JAZZ JAM & THE THEATRE DE UNDERGROUND! @ Churchill’s Pub Tuesday, July 3 POETRY SLAM @ Dada MR CLIT & THE PINK CIGARETTES, THE JELLY FISH BROTHERS, STATE WIDE DRIFTER @ Churchill’s Pub WAX POETICS SPOKEN WORK @ Propaganda BLIND PIG PRESENTS: HELLBOUND GLORY @ Speakeasy Wednesday, July 4 BLUES @ Dada THE FABULOUS FLEETWOODS @ Kevro’s REEL BIG FISH @ Revolution Live EXCLUSIVE SCREENING OF SPECIAL AUDIO JUNKIE EPISODE, DEAF POETS, ARBOLES LIBRES, PLAINS, THIS HEART ELECTRIC, RAT BASTARD & KENNY MILLIONS, NOISY MANGABEE plus Food trucks & Local brews @ O’Cinema THE SWAGGERIN GROWLERS @ Churchill’s Pub Thursday, July 5 305FEST KICK OFF PARTY @ Churchill’s Pub FIRESIDE PROPHETS @ Propaganda SAVI FERNANDEZ BAND, BOXWOOD, MILKIE @ Speakeasy Friday, July 6 STEPH TAYLOR (THE STATE OF) @ Dada DMX @ Revolution Live 305FEST DAY 1 – TORCHE, JACUZZI BOYS, BLACK MAYONNAISE, ASSHOLEPARADE, FISTULA, MERCHANDISE, BACKSLIDER, GORILLA PUSSY, COP CITY CHILL PILLARS, DEVALUED, NO QUALMS, NO CHILDREN, SURE CHARM, NAILBITER, BAKER ACTED, MEDDLING KIDS @ Churchill’s Pub JOEL DASILVA @ Bamboo Room WHITE RING W/ DEATH FACE @ Green Room DJ NEEDLES PRESENTS “ROCK THE MIC”@ Propaganda SOUTHSIDE DUB @ Longboards Saturday, July 7 HARD RICHARDS @ Dada 900 SECONDS @ O’Shea’s 305FEST DAY 2 – NOOTHGRUSH, DROPDEAD, FLOOR, FAILURE FACE, CHURCH WHIP, HOLLY HUNT, LIFE CHAIN, ALMA, THE COST, LANDBRIDGE, TEENAGE SOFTIES, MURDER SUICIDE PACT, ROSE CROSS, POST TEENS, THE HEARTSTRINGS, GUERRILLEROS DE NADIE @ Churchill’s Pub JOEL DASILVA @ 5 Points Lounge BONNIE RIOT, PRESCRIPTION @ Propaganda CAT SHELL @ Bamboo Room T.I., YOUNG JEEZY @ Klipsch Amp/Bayfront Park SWAGGERING GROWLERS @ Speakeasy Sunday, July 8 COMEDY SPECIAL @ Dada 305FEST DAY 3 - BASTARD NOISE, IRON LUNG, FULL OF HELL, CAPSULE, HOUSE OF LIGHTNING, SHROUDEATER, NEW COKE, FOURIER, SNAKEHOLE, SLASHPINE, MAUSER, SHITSTORM, CELLGRAFT, 440, RADIATION, RAPTUROUS GRIEF @ Churchill’s Pub “SUNDAY SPOT” ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCES & OPEN MIC @ Propaganda Monday, July 9 TRIVIA/LEVI GOANS@ Dada THEATRE DE UNDERGROUND 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY & THE MIAMI JAZZ JAM @ Churchill’s Pub RECKLESS DAMES PRESENT: FIFTH ON THE FLOOR @ Speakeasy Tuesday, July 10 OPEN MIC @ Dada BEST COAST, THOSE DARLINS @ Grand Central REPUBLIC OF DREAMS, PANZRAM, AVTAR KEI, AND TERRA NULLIUS @ Churchill’s Pub BLIND PIG PRESENTS: FILTHY STILL @ Speakeasy Wednesday, July 11 BLUES @ Dada 786 FEST DAY 1 – DAIKAIJU, SECRETORS, HOT POCKET, DESISTANCE, WESTER, COLLISION @ Churchill’s Pub ERIC BIDDENS, GABE FIELDS, LLAMABEATS, & VAR @ Green Room Thursday, July 12 RETROCITIES @ Respectable Street 786 FEST DAY 2 – PINKERTON THUGS, SCARRED, QUEEF, VCR, DIE TRYING, RIOT AGENTS @ Churchill’s Pub FRANSCENE, DAIKAIJU @ Propaganda Friday, July 13 POPPA E @ Dada 786 FEST DAY 3 – ENOUGH, FORTITUDE, TO BE HATED, BETWEEN ENEMIES, THE 707’S @ Churchill’s Pub FUNKABILLY PLAYBOYS @ Bamboo Room TATTOO ART SHOW @ Green Room OLD HABITS, GUNFIGHT, OUT OF SORTS, AVERSION, VOLATILE @ Propaganda PAINTING SOLDIERS @ The Speakeasy Saturday, July 14 POCKET OF LOLLIPOPS @ Dada DHARMATA @ Respectable Street BIG SOMETHING @ Funky Buddha MICHAEL GRAVES, DYSLEXIC POSTCARDS, XELA ZAID @ Churchill’s Pub COPE @ Bamboo Room THE DEWARS, YELLOW #6, LUXURY OF COMPANY @ Propaganda BATTLE OF THE BEATS @ The Speakeasy Sunday, July 15 JASON CARDINAL @ Dada BIG SOMETHING @ Hurricane PRIMARY COLORS, HOMESTRETCH, DESISTANCE, NUNHEX, IMS, TERRA NULLIUS @ Churchill’s Pub “SUNDAY SPOT” ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCES & OPEN MIC @ Propaganda Monday, July 16 TRIVIA @ Dada THE MIAMI JAZZ JAM AND THE THEATRE DE UNDERGROUND @ Churchill’s Pub Tuesday, July 17 OPEN MIC @ Dada 311, SLIGHTLY STOOPID, THE AGGROLITES @ Cruzan Amp LINGO @ Hurricane Bar BRUISES ARE BACK IN STYLE: A TRIBUTE TO JACK OFF JILL WITH ARMADA!, FUCK YEAH!, DEAD GIRLS ARE EASY, AND DJ DRACULA’S DAUGHTER @ Churchill’s Pub AUDIOPLAYGROUND- HIPHOP ONE OFF @Propaganda Wednesday, July 18 BLUES @ Dada 9TH WONDER DJ SET @ Green Room LAST SUMMER ON EARTH TOUR @ Cruzan Amp 4 POINT 0, ROUTINE SCHEME @ Propaganda Thursday, July 19 CROCODILES, THE BAND IN HEAVEN, GIRLS ON THE BEACH @ Respectable Street THE MIDNIGHT HOUR, ROYAL ATLANTIC, MERCURY WOLF, DRAWING BORED, DYSLEXIC POSTCARDS @ Churchill’s Pub JOEL DASILVA @ Biergarten Boca MIXED CULTURE, YEAH CAT @ Propaganda Friday, July 20 CROCODILES @ Vagabond MAN OR ASTRO MAN?, THE ULTRAS, THE INSTANT WHIPS @ Churchill’s Pub ZEDS DEAD @ Revolution Live BONERAMA @ Bamboo Room THE BUTTON SOUTH REUNION @ Culture Room RUG, PALEO ESKIMO, ROYAL ATLANTIC, ANTICS @ Propaganda Saturday, July 21 MERRY FRANKSTERZ @ Dada POOL PARTY, TO BE HATED, NERVOUS ATTACHMENTS, TURBORETARDO, THE HEAVE HO’S @ Churchill’s Pub JOEL DASILVA @ The Back Room THOMAS WYNN & THE BELIEVERS @ Bamboo Room HARD RICHARDS, LEADING THE HEROES, SOUTHBOUND HAMMER DOWN, LOOSE LEAF ARTICLES @ Propaganda SUMMER COVER SHOW FT. TRUTH ABOUT VEGAS/LIMP BIZCUIT, REVEAL RENEW/SUM 41 ORHANS&FTF/UNDEROATH, WHAT WE’RE AFRAID OF/ GOOD CHARLOTTE, THE GAURDS THEMSELVES/EARLY NOVEMBER @ The Speakeasy Sunday, July 22 JASON CARDINAL @ Dada “SUNDAY SPOT” ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCES & OPEN MIC @ Propaganda Monday, July 23 TRIVIA @ Dada Tuesday, July 24 OPEN MIC @ Dada DAYMOTHS, MONTAGE, CASEY HOPKINS TRIO @ Speakeasy Wednesday, July 25 BLUES @ Dada TOADIES, HELMET @ Revolution Live MC CHRIS & POWERGLOVE @ Speakeasy Thursday, July 26 Saturday, July 28 B.E. EASY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL: AQUAPHONICS, THE FUNKY NUGGETS, LUCKY COSTELLO, CRAZY FINGERS, COPE, ANCIENT SUN @ I.W.A.N. Bubble WARPED TOUR @ Cruzan Amp MIAMI NEW TIMES BEST OF THE BEST PARTY @ Churchill’s Pub A NEW WAY TO LIVE FOREVER, DEPARTING FLIGHTS, RAGGY MONSTER, ME AND MY ANIMAL FRIENDS @ Propaganda DEICIDE, HELLWITCH @ Culture Room BIG BILL MORGANFIELD @ Bamboo Room GIAN MARCO @ The Fillmore ANTIWARPT MUSIC FEST: 99 BANDS/10 VENUES/$25 @ St. Petersburg Sunday, July 29 JASON CARDINAL @ Dada VACATION CLUB, NIGHTMARE BOYS @ Churchill’s Pub SUGARLAND @ Cruzan Amp “SUNDAY SPOT” ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCES & OPEN MIC @ Propaganda Monday, July 30 TRIVIA @ Dada THE MIAMI JAZZ JAM AND THEATRE DE UNDERGROUND @ Churchill’s Pub Tuesday, July 31 OPEN MIC @ Dada ‘2012, A SPACE ART-YSSEY’ A FREE LOCAL ART SHOW @ Howley’s SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR, CANNIBAL CORPSE @ Revolution Live Friday, August 3 ZOOGMA @ Culture Room SOUTHSIDE DUB @ Longboards Saturday, August 4 ROD STEWART, STEVIE NICKS @ BankAtlantic Center Tuesday, August 7 DIRTY PROJECTORS, POP ETC @ Culture Room TED NUGENT @ Revolution Live Friday, August 10 NEON TREES @ Revolution Live SWEET CHARIOTS @ Longboards Saturday, August 11 JASON ALDEAN, LUKE BRYAN @ Cruzan Amp Wednesday, August 15 STEVE VAI @ Revolution Live JASON MRAZ @ Cruzan Amp Saturday, August 18 25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY BLOCK PARTY @ Respectable Street DOUG STANHOPE @ Culture Room JANIVA MAGNESS @ Bamboo Room BOYNTON BEACH ART WALK @ Boynton Art District SPRED THE DUB @ Propaganda Thursday, August 23 Friday, July 27 Tuesday, August 28 CHRONIC FREQUENCY @ Dada COPE @ Funky Buddha CASUALTIES, NEKROMANTIX, DOWN BY LAW, LOWER CLASS BRATS @ Grand Central JOEL DASILVA @ Mai Kai KISS, MOTLEY CRUE @ Cruzan Amp TOILETS CD RELEASE @ Propaganda BOYNTON BEACH ART WALK @ Boynton Art District ‘PANDORA’S VOX: THE ART AND TIMES OF MUSIC’ @ Howley’s Wednesday, September 5 TRAIN @ Mizner Amp Tuesday, September 11 BUILT TO SPILL, HELVETIA, SISTER CRAYON @ Culture Room Wednesday, September 12 TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY CASH @ Churchill’s Pub Friday, September 14 CITIZEN COPE @ Revolution Live CHRIS ISAAK @ The Fillmore Tuesday, September 18 JETHRO TULL’S IAN ANDERSON PLAYS THICK AS A BRICK 1 & 2 @ The Fillmore Friday, September 21 JACUZZI BOYS, ENOUGH, AND POOL PARTY @ Churchill’s Pub Saturday, September 22 AMON TOBIN @ The Fillmore THE ADICTS @ Culture Room THE SUPERSUCKERS @ Churchill’s Pub FThursday, September 27 BOYNTON BEACH ART WALK @ Boynton Art District Antiwarpt Music Festival III Looking for a good excuse to split town for the weekend; perhaps a manageable road trip to clear your head for a bit? Well then, you should be considering the third annual Antiwarpt Music Festival in Saint Petersburg, Florida. It’s certainly a viable option considering f e s t i v a l organizer Sean O’Brien has 99 bands lined up in 10 different venues for your audible p l e a s u r e . Scheduled for July 28, the Antiwarpt Festival was created by O’Brien and his partners at Tampa Bay Area booking and promotions company Brokenmold Entertainment as an alternative to the tween punk cookie-cutter ways of the Vans Warped Tour. As the name suggest, “Antiwarpt” formed as local reaction to the commercialized method of that tour, O’Brien and crew aligning several local bands on the same date as the skater company Hot Topic-loving festival as a platform to showcase top notch Floridian bands. “Because of our name, we can’t escape it, but we are slowly becoming our own identity,” said the booking ace. Antiwarpt has certainly taken on a life of its own indeed, during its first year it brought 25 bands to perform in four venues; the second year had 74 bands in eight venues. Year three now has 99 bands on tap and lo and behold a seriously titillating national band in eccentric lo fi Claremont, California outfit, Mountain Goats. South Florida represents with Deaf Poets, Jacuzzi Boys, The Dewars, Honey Train and Beach Day. In addition, it’s just $25 bucks at the door. That’s like 25 cents per band, what a steal. Six Antiwarpt bands: The Woolly Bushmen, Wet Nurse, Poetry ‘n Lotion, Day Joy, Tallhart and Alias Punch are on this months free PureHoney Compilation. Get a listen then hit the show! By Alex Rendon Crocodiles: Poised To Kill Post-punk, psychedelic rock star band Crocodiles just released their third full-length album Endless Flowers. After spending serious time in the recording studio they are now relishing in the summer sun with nothing but open roads ahead. Since forming Crocodiles in 2008, the core duo of Welchez and Rowell progressed into today’s five-piece band with keyboardist Robin Eisenberg, bassist Marco Gonzalez, and drummer Anna Schulte. Last summer, shortly after the band paid us a visit, they headed overseas to Berlin and began to rehearse and record Endless Flowers. “Overall, I think the feeling of it definitely came from living in Berlin. People ask us to articulate that, but it’s difficult.” In a recent interview for Paste Magazine, Rowell explains that although Welchez and him had written most of the album last winter, their time in Berlin made the album evolve and become what it is. “I think if we recorded the album in New York the album would sound different. We were using all this German equipment. We wrote a couple of songs in Berlin, and they came out the way they did because we were there.” The self-produced album Endless Flowers was released in Europe on Souterrain Transmissions and in the US on French Kiss. “The album’s still gritty and punk, but it’s also really big and loud and psychedelic. It’s just a lot more organic.” Last May the band delivered one of the most memorable performances we have ever seen. Needless to say, we were left wanting more and have been anticipating their return ever since. July 19 & 20, the road brings Crocodiles back to WPB and Miami for much anticipated encore performances at Respectable Street and Vagabond. Hear Crocodiles on this months PureHoney Compilation! By Stef Vidal at Tropicult Read the full article with photos & video at TROPICULT.COM