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01 Predators vs. Chicago Rush

04 Hurly Burly Male Burlesque Show

08 Ice Cube w/ J Wise / DJ Caesar


05 Fall Out Boy

09 1st Thursdays

AMWAY CENTER 400 West Church Street 407.440.70000 Sat, June 1, 7pm, prices vary

BACKBOOTH 37 W. Pine St. 407.999.2570 Sat, June 1, 8:30pm, $6 - $8, 18+

HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 E. Buena Vista Blvd. 407.934.BLUE Tues, June 4, 6:30pm, $35+

06 Blue Man Group Making Waves

ORLANDO SCIENCE CENTER 777 E. Princeton Street 407.514.2000 Daily, times and prices vary Experience Blue Man Group – Making Waves, the national traveling exhibit supported by Harman/Becker Automotive Systems, and created by the Boston Children’s Museum and Blue Man Group and powered by JBL®. The 1,500 square foot exhibit – designed to bring together science and art – will take the whole family through a multisensory exploration of sound that provides an opportunity to play together while discovering the fun of music. Onstage, the Blue Man is one-part inquisitive child, one-part trickster, and one-part superhero on a journey of discovery. Throughout Blue Man Group – Making Waves families are encouraged to learn, play and explore with the same curiosity as these renowned performing artists.


OMAKA ROCKA @ AQUATICA 02 ‘ Omaka Rocka’ (Aquatica)

Sea World Aquatica 5800 Water Play Way 407-351-3600 Every day this summer, times vary Now that Summer is here, take the time to visit SeaWorld’s Aquatica.With Florida resident discounts, multi-park tickets and shuttles straight to Busch Gardens, there is no excuse not to visit our neighborhood water park. Whether your idea of water play is serene or extreme, you’ll find it on the state-of-the-art rides and slides at Aquatica. Now open, experience Omaka Rocka … an all-new water thrill ride featuring high-speed tubes and half-pipe funnels that’ll have riders splashing and sliding frontward and backward and climbing the walls. The most popular ride in the park is our incredible Dolphin Plunge. One look and it’s easy to see why: the ride tranforms you to an underwater world where black-and-white Commerson’s Dolphins play and race alongside you. One thing that makes Aquatica, SeaWorld’s WaterparkTM so unique, make that two things, are the giant, side-by-side wave pools you won’t find anywhere else in the U.S. At Cutback Cove, the waves are always rolling, and the action’s always high. At Big Surf Shores, the surf can be high or slow and easy.

07 The Postal Service HARD ROCK LIVE 6050 Universal Boulevard 407.351.LIVE Wed, June 5, 8pm, $38 - $58

THE BEACHAM 46 N. Orange Ave. 407.246.1419 Wed, June 5, 8pm, $25 - $40

ORLANDO MUSEUM OF ART 2416 N. Mills Ave. 407.896.4231 Thus, June 6, 6pm, $0 - $10 Admission to 1st Thursdays is free for OMA members, $10 for non-members, and includes access to the OMA’s featured exhibitions. Parking is free at Orlando Loch Haven Park and overflow parking is available at the Orlando Science Center’s parking garage for $5 per vehicle. June brings you Collaboration: From conceptualization through varied processes to finished artwork, artists partner to dis play the pleasures, challenges and strengths that can be achieved in the process of collaboration.

10 Ripley’s Buying Bizarre RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT ODDITORIUM 8201 International Drive 407.363.4418 Fri, June 7, 12pm

11 The Internship Released Fri, June 7 Billy and Nick (Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson) are salesmen whose careers have been demolished by the digital world. Trying to prove their relevance, they talk their way into coveted internships at Google, along with a team of bright, ambitious college students. But, gaining entrance to this utopia is only half the battle. Now they must compete with a group of the nation’s most elite, tech-savvy geniuses to prove that necessity really is the mother of re-invention.

12 The Menzingers, Fake Problems, Restorations, Captain, We’re Sinking



THE SOCIAL 54 N. Orange Ave. 407.246.1419 Fri, June 7, 7pm, $15

13 The Heroes for Literacy Pub Crawl

03 Girls in Wonderland HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 E. Buena Vista Blvd. 407.934.BLUE Sat, June 1, 9pm, $26+


aXis thoughts #01: “A window of opportunity for me usually involves a rock.” (Jay London)


WALL STREET PLAZA 26 Wall St. Fri, June 7, 5pm Join Orlando native, two-time Super Bowl Champion Max Starks of the Pittsburgh Steelers alongside a number of NFL players, teammates and local celebrities for the Heroes For Literacy Pub Crawl Friday June 7th in downtown Orlando.

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Celebrate independence day with a true American Spirit at the 1st Annual RED, & BLUE AMERICAN PUB CRAWL on The 3rd of July! more info

14 The Purge

Released Fri, June 7 In an America wracked by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has sanctioned an annual, 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity—including murder—becomes legal.The police can’t be called. Hospitals suspend help. It’s one night when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. On this night plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking. When an intruder breaks into James Sandin’s gated community during the yearly lockdown, he begins a sequence of events that threatens to tear a family apart. Now, it is up to James, his wife, Mary, and their kids to make it through the night without turning into the monsters from whom they hide.

15 Kings of Hollywood Tribute Show with Appetite for Destruction, Poison’d and Red, White and Crue HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 E. Buena Vista Blvd. 407.934.BLUE Fri, June 7, 7:30pm, $10 - $13


21 Star Wars Weekends

DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS 351 S Studio Dr, Lake Buena Vista 407.824.2222 Through June 9, times and prices

22 Say Anything

HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 E. Buena Vista Blvd. 407.934.BLUE Wed, June 12, 6:30pm, $18.50+

23 Cannibal Corpse w/ Magrudergrind, Immolation, Napalm Death THE BEACHAM 46 N. Orange Ave. 407.246.1419 Wed, June 12, 6pm, $20 - $30

24 Donovan Frankenreiter w/ The Crazy Carls and Wiltshire THE PLAZA LIVE

16 The Airborne Toxic Event THE BEACHAM 46 N. Orange Ave. 407.246.1419 Sat, June 8, 6pm, $20 - $30


17 Meet the Folkers, The Bloody Jug Band, The Wooly Bushman, The Getbye, Skickwood, Laney Jones BACKBOOTH 37 W. Pine St. 407.999.2570 Sat, June 8, 7pm, prices TBA

LIL INDIES 1036 N. Mills Ave. Sat, June 9, 6pm, free This art and music show will feature music by Howlin’Wolf, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Bukka White, Son House, Skip James, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Elmore James, Big Maybelle, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Big Mama Thorton, Etta James, Mississippi John Hurt, Lead Belly, Willie Dixon, Chuck Berry, BB King and many more!

19 Film Slam

THE ENZIAN 1300 South Orlando Avenue 407.629.0054 Sun, June 9, 1pm, $5

20 Orlando City Soccer vs. Antigua Barracuda



16 425 N. Bumby Ave. 407.228.1220 Wed, June 12, 8pm, $20 To create his fifth full-length album Start Livin’, Hawaiibased singer/guitarist/songwriter Donavon Frankenreiter holed up in a Southern California studio for seven days with his longtime bassist Matt Grundy—and no one else.The follow-up to 2010’s Glow, Start Livin’ is a nine-track selection of folkinfused songs that sweetly reflect the simplicity of their recording. With its smooth showcasing of Frankenreiter’s rich, honey-thick vocals and masterful guitar work, Start Livin’ bears all the intimacy of an impromptu back-porch performance and the tenderness of a treasured love letter.

3425 Billy Idol

ST AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904.209.3759 Wed, June 12, 6pm, prices vary From punk pioneer to global superstar, BILLY IDOL has created an unparalleled niche in popular music and remained a household name for over three decades. He is respected as the original punk rocker who long ago found a way to take that sneering punk attitude into the pop and rock mainstream, carving out songs that have lasted a lifetime. Still as vital as ever, Idol will take to the road in the Summer of 2013 giving fans across the generations an opportunity to chant along as he delivers his endless catalogue of hits. In tow for the tour, he’s got longtime partner and legend in his own right, Steve Stevens, on guitar.

26 The New Lows w/ Happy Valley, SC Accidental, Professional Russian WILL’S PUB 1042 N. Mills Ave. Thurs, June 13, 8pm, $5


THIS IS THE END 28 This is the End

Released Fri, June 14 Six friends are trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Eventually, they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption.The movie stars Michael Cera, Seth Rogan, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Craig Robinson and more; all playing themselves.

29 The Bling Ring

18 The Sights and Sounds of Early Century Blues Music

FLORIDA CITRUS BOWL 1610 W Church St. 407.440.5700 Sun, June 9, 7:30pm, prices vary • June 2013

27 Man of Steel Released Fri, June 14

Released Fri, June 14 In the fame-obsessed world of Los Angeles, a group of teenagers take us on a thrilling and disturbing crime-spree in the Hollywood hills. Based on true events, the group, who were fixated on the glamorous life, tracked their celebrity targets online, and stole more than 3 million in luxury goods from their homes.Their victims included Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, and Rachel Bilson, and the gang became known in the media as “The Bling Ring.” The film, directed by Sophia Coppola, stars Emma Watson, Taissa Farmiga and Leslie Mann.

30 Gavin Degraw

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO 6000 Universal Blvd 407.363.8000 Sat, June 15, time TBA, price included admission

31 Classic Albums Live Presents: Queen’s “A Night at the Opera” HARD ROCK LIVE 6050 Universal Boulevard 407.351.LIVE Sat, June 15, 8pm, $30

32 Transformers: The Ride 3D

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO 6000 Universal Blvd 407.363.8000 Opening Thurs, June 20 Prepare for the greatest battle you’ll ever ride! The new TRANSFORMERS: The Ride–3D is an ultra-immersive, next generation thrill ride that blurs the line between fiction and reality! “The ride envelops the audience and makes them feel like they’re in the world of Transformers, that they’re in the midst of these robots…I wish we could do this with the movies,” said Michael Bay. In the ride, as a NEST recruit you’ll find yourself on the front lines of an intergalactic war between the Autobots and Decepticons.You’ll fight alongside Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, trying to keep the Allspark from falling into enemy hands.

33 The Get Lei’d Luau Pub Crawl DOWNTOWN ORLANDO Wai Tiki, Eye Spy, Latitudes and Ember Fri, June 21st, 8pm, $10 - $15

34 World War Z

Released Fri, June 21 United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the globe in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself. Based on the novel by Max Brooks, this may be the best zombie movie since the Romero originals.

aXis thoughts #02: “Indecision may or may not be my problem.” (Jimmy Buffet)










35 Fun in the Sun Summer Tour Presents: Summer Island Vibes ALAFAYA CLUB 3100 Alafaya Club Dr 407.482.9990 Fri, June 21, 12pm – 4pm

36 New Kids on the Block w/ 98 Degrees / Boyz II Men

AMWAY CENTER 400 West Church Street 407.440.70000 Fri, June 22, 7:30pm, $27.50+ “We couldn’t be more excited to join New Kids on the Block and 98 Degrees on The Package Tour.This summer is going to be fun and fans will not want to miss it,” said Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men.Wanya Morris agreed saying,“This has been in the works for a while.The Package is on its way, and we’re going to deliver.” Added Nate Morris,“We plan on bringing it, mark your calendars.”

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41 Guttermouth w/ Pinhole Down, Caffiends, we’re not dead, Agony/ Victory WILL’S PUB 1042 N. Mills Ave. Sun, June 23, 8pm, $12

42 The Dirty Heads

HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 E. Buena Vista Blvd. 407.934.BLUE Tues, June 25, 5pm, $25 HOUSE OF BLUES

43 Daniel Tosh

BOB CARR PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE 401 West Livingston Street 407.440.7000 Tues, June 25, 7pm, prices vary



37 Summer Nights

SEAWORLD 7007 SeaWorld Drive • 888.800.5447 Starts Saturday, June 22 Summer Nights is a nighttime spectacular and the best place to be when the sun sets over SeaWorld. Celebrate summer with exciting, nighttime shows, including a high-energy, rock ‘n roll Shamu Rocks®, the hysterical duo of Clyde and Seamore in Sea Lions Tonite and our thrilling coasters under the stars.

47 Orlando City Soccer vs. Richmond Kickers FLORIDA CITRUS BOWL 1610 W Church St. 407.440.5700 Sat, June 28, 7:30pm, prices vary

48 Pine Street Rock and Stroll PINE STREET, DOWNTOWN ORLANDO Sat, June 29, 6pm – 10pm


38 Predators vs. Pittsburgh Power AMWAY CENTER 400 West Church Street 407.440.70000 Sat, June 22, 7pm, prices vary

39 Rum Fest 9

WALL STREET PLAZA 26 Wall St. • Sat, June 22, 5pm The block party kicks off at 5:00pm with live music and 3 hours of unlimited sampling of Rum! We’ll have Rum drinks, punches, daiquiris, concoctions, libations and more! And one luck Rum lover will win a pair of Jet Blue tickets to visit San Juan Puerto Rico, the world capital of Rum! But you must be present to win

40 Peanut Butter Matinee Presents: The NeverEnding Story THE ENZIAN 1300 South Orlando Avenue 407.629.0054 Sun, June 23, 12pm, $5



44 Death Star Disco Costume Party BACKBOOTH 37 W. Pine St. 407.999.2570 Wed, June 26, 10pm, free admission with costume, $10 without, 18+

45 Generationals w/ Gringo Star

THE SOCIAL 54 N. Orange Ave. 407.246.1419 Wed, June 26, 8pm, $10 Brutal is one way of putting it.The only way, really, considering the thermometer-cracking highs that faced Generationals during the monthlong sessions for their second album, Actor- Caster. “DC is very unforgiving in the summer. It just radiates heat,” explains singer/multi- instrumentalist Ted Joyner.“So even though it was sunny outside, we sat in the basement most of the time.” That explains the melancholic/morose bent of the band’s lyrics this time around, like how Grant Widmer-also a singer/multi-instrumentalistrefuses to pick up the phone in “Goose & Gander” or the way Joyner’s lovelorn melodies linger well after the last dust-clearing note of “Dirty Mister Dirty.” It’s as if they’re chasing every smile with a sneer, and at least one of them’s brandishing a knife behind his back.




39 49 Luke Davids, Cherri Ryno, The Naked Howl, South of Holly, Mike Auden BACKBOOTH 37 W. Pine St. 407.999.2570 Sun, June 30, 7pm, $6 - $8

50 Red Bull BC One Cypher FULL SAIL LIVE 141 University Park Dr. Sun, June 30, 3pm, $5


46 Adam Lambert

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO 6000 Universal Blvd 407.363.8000 Sat, June 29, time TBA, price included with admis-


aXis thoughts #03: “Money can’t buy love, but it improves your bargaining position.” (Christopher Marlowe)


Talking the left coast with local legend Kelly Slater With a rich history dating back to 1959, the U.S. Open of Surfing boasts one of a few of North America’s six-star World Qualifying Series (WQS)-rated men’s and women’s events. Offering the highest-possible allotment of qualifying points and overall cash prizes totaling $200,000, the prestigious competition is critical to American surfers aspiring to reach the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) elite World Tours. This month, aXis Magazine and Pacifico Beer are giving away two pairs of all expense paid tix to the US Open in Huntington Beach for the opening weekend of July 20th, with flights, hotels and Open tix covered... and Pacifico VIP treatment! So we took this chance to catch up with Cocoa Beach’s living legend of the aqua kind, Kelly Slater, to talk about the US Open’s past, present and future, and his own personal experiences at Huntington Beach.

aXis: The US Open has seen significant growth over the past half decade, what would you attribute this to? SLATER: For a lot of years, since the ‘80s, they had smaller crowds for whatever reason.And with the webcasts, surfers can just watch online. But there were a lot of people there and I’m not sure what you attribute that to. Maybe it’s surfing’s growth, maybe it’s just good marketing and publicity and where it’s held.You’d have to ask everyone what they’re doing there.There were probably a lot of guys there just looking for girls. aXis: Seems like an insane crowd, with some great bands on the mainstage and a constant party. Yet you brave the crowd and wander straight through unnoticed? SLATER: I get by with my hooded sweatshirt up. I actually didn’t have one walk where I didn’t get detected, but I just kept walking. It was actually sort of fun to see if I could make it all the way [to the competitors area].

aXis: Everyone thinks being a pro surfer is just a permanent vacation. But a tourney is actually quite grueling? SLATER: It’s pretty full on. I get really overwhelmed after I surf.You know, you surf, you do the interviews, and then you do an hour of signing [autographs].You just want a massage after that. It’s a lot of stimulation.That’s the biggest thing. From all the people to all the music to watching the contest, there are just so many things going on.

WHO: US OPEN of SURFING WHAT: PACIFICO TRIP GIVEAWAY (2 All Expense Packages for 2) WHERE: Huntington Beach, Ca WHEN: July 20 - 28th INFO: Contest info next page ----->


Say Anything has been making odd,

unclassifiable indie rock music since they were 14 or 15 years old, playing strangely literate and loud rock, characterized by what one might imagine if Larry David fronted a Fugazi cover band with the members of Queen. Not that that’s a stretch or anything. Having been birthed from the indie/punk boom of the early twentyfirst century, Say Anything rose to prominence with their (oddly) popular record …Is a Real Boy and somehow broke the “pretty boy punk” mold by establishing a career that thrived somewhere between music your pretentious college student of an older brother would like and the loud crap that your little brother uses to annoy him with. Say Anything followed that record up with the equally eclectic and lengthy, In Defense of the Genre and their exceedingly bratty (hopefully in a good way) self-titled LP. Say Anything saw a top 20 Billboard debut last year with their fourth studio album, Anarchy, My Dear on the indie Equal Vision Records. Now that you are caught up on their history, let’s talk about the present. Lead singer Max Bemis has had a busy year. Producing a graphic novel, his wife’s album and his first child, it’s no long a punk rock life for the active enrepreneur. Check out their stop at the House of Blues this month on their All My Friends Are Enemies: Rarities Tour.

SAYING ANYTHING FOR THE FIRST TIME So how rare are these rarities that you performing this time around? Max: This release is over ten years in the making and something I’ve been dying to share with kids. We have incredible fans who have taken the time to dig for these tracks in the past so I see this as my way of rewarding them for being so awesome and hardcore. What was your motivation to publish ‘Polarity’ graphic novel/comic ? Max: I am a die-hard, obsessive comic fan and have been since I was like really young.When I was growing up I read a lot of, like, more mature-oriented comics that a kid probably shouldn’t read but it resulted in me being pretty obsessed with the medium.And now in my house I have a library for graphic novels and it’s probably my greatest passion outside of music. I’d even say it equals my passion for music. So, being a writer and one who creates, you can’t help but have it occur to you,“oh, maybe I can write a comic.” How would you compare the process of writing music with a graphic novel? Max: It is similar is certain respects, in like getting into a mental zone of creativity. I have a very manic personality as most people know, and I just kind of bust into it, like I’ll just go in and write it from beginning to end like I do when I’m working on a song. But it’s a little different because when you’re recording or writing a song or if you’re performing music, you kind of have to be in it 100% at all times.Whereas, you get on stage and there’s no like “ahh I need five minutes” to go, like, take a pee or whatever, have a coffee.And when you’re recording, you’re also pretty locked into being there and tracking. But in this case, I felt able to; you know, get up and walk around or have a movie on in the background when it was raining and I was kinda writing next to my wife. It’s a little more mellow. But I’m still obsessed and involved during the process of writing and I’m just like adore writing comics. Back to the music... how do you approach the road and the fans now compared to when you started more than a decade ago? Max: This sounds corny – but really, for anything who’ a supporter of the band and you respect…I love to communicate with fans on Twitter, so feel free to follow me. I have a great time interacting and talking to people. It really keeps me going – whenever the people who support the band communicate their support is like the best feeling in the world and I still…I just think we’re so blessed to have the fans and supporters and even the people who just like our first record like… I love that.

WHO: SAY ANYTHING w/ Eisley/HRVRD/Northern Faces WHERE: HOUSE OF BLUES WHEN: Wed, JUNE 12th INFO: $18.50 ADV (

rumfest JUNE 2013

We have invited the MIXOLOGISTS from around the world, including our friends at Bacardi Pineapple Fusion, Bacardi DragonberRy, Bacardi Oakheart, Brugal - Silver, Caliche, Captain Morgan Black, Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, Don Q, Margaritaville - Spiced, Mount Gay Eclipse, Florida Carribean Distilling, Ron Abuelo Anjejo, Rum Chata, XS Rum, Ron Zacapa and many more to shake, stir and blend their very best Rum concoctions for your tasting pleasure. Wander from rum hut to rum hut and sample the nectar of the islands as steel drum beats float through the air. AND DON’T FORGET YOUR RED STRIPE CHASER!

featuring Central Florida’s finest Reggae Bands on the Mainstage!

Facts You should know about the Tropical Elixir!


• Rum is considered to be the world’s oldest distilled spirit. •“Rum and Bible” ships carried alcohol and missionaries to the New World as part of Triangular Trade. • The colonists in America consumed 12 million gallons of rum per year - almost 4 gallons per capita.

BUY YOUR TIX in ADVANCE Here! Nicknames:

Grog • Kill-Devil

Demon Water • Barbados Water Rumbullion •Nelson’s Blood

Navy Neaters • Splice the Main Brace


The Pirate’s Drink •Rum Bastion


on Saturday, June 22nd Wall Street Plaza & aXis Magazine are joining forces to host the 9th annual celebration of RUM & REGGAE Culture! What is RUMFEST?

•• in t he mix •• Bacardi Pineapple Fusion Punch

1.5 oz of Bacardi Pineapple Fusion 2oz Orange Juice 2 oz Cranberry Juice Shake and serve over ice with fruit garnish

Margaritaville Boat Drink

1.5oz Margaritaville Spiced Rum 2oz Pineapple Juice 2oz lemon lime soda Serve on ice and garnish with a Jimmy Buffet tune

Captain Blackula Rum Punch Bowl

25 oz CAPTAIN MORGAN® Black Spiced Rum 25 oz pink moscato 24 oz pineapple juice 64 oz lemon-lime soda 30 cherries Combine all ingredients in a punch bowl with a large block of ice, shaped preferably in a skull & cross bones. Ladle into glasses with a garnish of cherry and lime slice. Serves: 25

Bacardi Dragonberry and Red Bull

1.5 oz of Bacardi Dragonberry Serve on ice and fill with Regular or Sugar-Free Red Bull But you already know how to make this one!


1 part Bacardi OakHeart Spiced Rum, 1 part Coke Brand new Bacardi OakHeart is a smooth spiced rum straight from the heart of charred oak barrels for a hint of smokiness. Simply mix with coke and serve on ice, you won’t be disappointed!

We invite rum makers from around the world to come to Wall St. Plaza to prepare their very best cocktails & concoctions for your tasting pleasure. And you will have three hours of unlimited sampling to try them all. Add tons of live music, a chance to win a trip to Puerto Rico and 2000 of your closest friends and you have RUMFEST 9!

When is it?

Saturday, June 22nd. The doors open a little before 5:00pm and the sampling ends at 8pm. We will have tons of live music throughout the night. And of course, the Wall St. Block Party will be going strong until 2:00am.

What’s new this year?

We’ll have new Rums, like Margaritaville Spiced Rum and Bacardi Pineapple Fusion to name a few. And this year’s event will host a lineup of more bands than ever, including: Horizen!, Crazy Carls, I-Resolution and many more. Also one lucky Rum lover will win a trip for 2 to San Juan PR! So once again you won’t want to miss this year!

How much are tickets?

Tickets are only $20 online until June 21nd - then $25 at the door. As always, there’s no service charge & sales tax is included.

What does my ticket include?

Your ticket gets you entry to the event, a 6oz.sampling cup, unlimited samples of all the best rum drinks this town has seen. We’ll have aged rums, spiced rums, light rums & flavored well live Reggae and Rock music and entry into the Wall St. Block Party that evening.

What if I don’t like Rum?

Well then you haven’t tasted the rum drinks at Rumfest, because you’d be crazy not to like them! Plus it will be great concert and a party with lots of your friends. Also we will have $2.50 Red Stripes and full bars open with anything you want to buy.

What if I want to feel extra special?

We hope everyone feels special at RumFest, but if you want to feel a little more special...for just $10 extra you can upgrade your admission ticket to include the Red Stripe Terrace. This will be a limited space party in the Monkey Bar with unlimited rum punches and unlimited Red Stripe bottles to drink in the AC. The drinks are unlimited, but space is not, so better snatch up the tickets soon!

Where can I buy my tickets?

Tickets will be on sale at www.wallstplaza,net For more info visit our site or call Wall Street Plaza at 407.849.0471 (More info: or call 407.849.0471) • June 2013




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World of Beer UCF pool for a refreshing tasty quencher. Another beer I’d recommend is House of Shandy Curious Traveler. This Ohio beer is a malt wheat ale infused with real lemons and limes to add a bold citrus flavor. You reIt’s summertime! What beers would you recom- ally can’t go wrong with a Shandy this summer! mend for laying next to the pool or taking a trip to the beach? What is a summer seasonal that you think everyOh, hey y’all! Summertime is here. Time for pool par- one should get before the summer ends? ties and trips to the beach! Two beers that I would One summer seasonal that I am particularly fond of recommend for the hot and sweaty weather would would be Samuel Adams Summer Ale from Massabe Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy and The House chusetts. This American wheat is brewed with maltof Shandy Curious Traveler. Leinenkugel’s Summer ed wheat, lemon zest and grains of paradise- a rare Shandy, out of Wisconsin, is a light in body wheat pepper from Africa that adds a spicy taste. It’s the ale brewed with a sweet lemonade taste. It has a perfect blend of citrus with a spicy finish! Sounds smooth, clean finish so it’s perfect to drink next to the like a hot summer romance.

We all love those higher ABV beers for those late night summer walks on the beach, gazing at the stars… What also packs that punch but is still enjoyable for the star gazers? A newer beer out that I’d recommend for the beach star gazers would be Angry Orchard’s Iceman, hailing from California. This 10% ABV beer is a complex and unique Cider with a crisp apple flavor with notes of caramel and toffee then aged in oak. This is sure to please anyone ‘gazing at the stars’. One of the faster growing Ciders is Somersby... One sniff of Somersby ciders, you can experience a delightful aroma of apples, pear, blackberry, or ginger/lemon and the taste is completed with pleasant pearly bobbles. Whether ice cold or over ice, it’s one of the more refreshing escapes from the Florida heat!

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All summer long, look for aXis as we head straight east to Beachside to hit the sand and the scene, either enjoying some cold Pacifico’s and live jams at Milliken’s in the Port, or the best fish taco and a Dos Equis draft at The Sandbar. This month we dropped into Fishlips and Milliken’s in Port Canaveral,The Sandbar on Cocoa Beach, and Marlin’s and The Boardwalk Grill on The Pier... email us or Facebook us and let us know what pubs we should partying with you at next month!

WHERE: SANDBAR SPORT GRILLE LOCATION: 4301 Ocean Beach Blvd (straight down 520 until you hit the beach) INFO: 321.799.2577 Your piece of paradise on Florida’s East Coast where 520 meets the Beach. Located directly beachside adjacent to Sheppard Park and one Block from Ron Jon’s Surf Shop in World Famous Cocoa Beach , Florida the Sandbar Sports Grill is the place to fill up before or after a big day of surfing or just hanging out. Offering a full kitchen menu served until midnight, and with two bars to choose from, you’ll never have to wait. Easily the best fish & shrimp tacos, and washed down with a big Sandbar glass, while listening to great music on stage. Check out Sandbarpalooza on June 16th with 10 great bands all day and night!

WHERE: MILLIKEN’S REEF LOCATION: 683 Dave Nisbet Drive (turn left into Port Canaveral)

INFO: 321.783.0100 Where great food and fun come together! If seafood is your thing, make Milliken’s your place. Our menu offers plenty to choose from, including conch fritters, mahi mahi, grouper, salmon, clams, shrimp and oysters. If seafood is not your thing, we offer a nice selection of steaks and chicken, such as the porterhouse specials, filet mignon, classic chicken teriyaki and Trinidad curry chicken, to name a few. We have three bars fully stocked! Happy hour is from 4 to 6 p.m. daily. Look for the Corona and Pacifico specials all summer long as well at the outdoor bars! Tues/Wed are ladies night. Fri, Sat, Sun Live Music on Tiki Stage. DJ from 10-close.


WHERE: THE COCOA BEACH PIER includes indoor/outdoor bars Oh Shucks, Marlin’s Good Time Bar & Grill, The Boardwalk and of course Mai Tiki Bar at the end of the Pier LOCATION: Pretty Hard to miss! (South on 528 or north from 520 on A1A) INFO: 321.783.7549

(turn right into Port Canaveral)

INFO: 321.784.4533 It’s an adventure 800 ft. over the ocean! This historical landmark on the Space Coast was established in 1962. Home to 5 restaurants, 4 bars, gift shops, free live musical entertainment and an 800 foot long fishing pier so YOU can land the big one! The pier also offers beach rentals, fresh water showers, regulation beach volleyball courts, lifeguards year round and some of the BEST surfing on the east coast! Annual events include beach concerts and surf festivals throughout the year! The Beach Boys, UB40, Ali Campbell, Julian Marley, Maxi Priest & more! We would suggest doing The Pier crawl, starting at the bottom at Oh Shucks, heading next to the Boardwalk to hang with Mark and then hit the A/C real quick in Marlin’s to visit Jill for a Corona, and finish it up with the best view on the beach at the end of the East Coastline at Mai Tiki Bar!

Welcome to Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill, Port Canaveral. Our mission is to ensure that you will enjoy lunch or dinner with our unique food and drinks, and then party to the wee hours with our late night activities. As you will see we offer everything from fresh seafood and fine wine to hot burgers and cold beer. We pride ourselves that Fishlips has “Something for Everyone!” Live music outdoors on the patio and lots of big screen tvs for all the games inside, with cold Dos Equis draft pouring all the time! So start your party or end your party here, you won’t be alone!


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WHO: 16 b-boys from Florida WHAT: Breakin competition WHERE: Full Sail Live WHEN: Sun, June 30th (3pm) INFO: @redbullORL Since its inception in 2004, Red Bull BC One has become the leading competition in the world of b-boying, consistently attracting the best individual breakers in the world. Originally designed as an “invitation-only” event, the series has now opened to give any b-boy the chance to compete through a multi layered global qualification phase. The Red Bull BC One Cypher in Orlando is one of 50 local qualification events that are being hosted in the USA and around the globe in countries as far and wide as Algeria, Italy, Bolivia, Taiwan, the Netherlands, Russia, Egypt and Mexico.  The winner of the Orlando cypher will move on to compete against the best b-boys in the USA during the Red Bull BC One National Qualifier held in Houston, TX. The dancer who earns the national championship title in Houston will step onto the world stage to compete against the best of the best at the Red Bull BC One World Finals hosted in Korea. Top local b-boys will compete in the Red Bull BC One Cypher Orlando hosted by MC Supernatural at Full Sail Live, the premier venue at Full Sail University in Winter Park. • June 2013


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On Thursday, June 27, University of Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel will almost definitely be the first man picked overall in the 2013 NBA Draft. Obviously, nothing in life is certain except for death, taxes and Kate Upton being in love with me, as the Cleveland Cavaliers could cite Noel’s injured knee and decide to skip out on his incredible potential for a (possibly) safer pick like Otto Porter or a more immediate impact big man like Alex Len. But if the Cavs indeed choose to do that, get ready for Oden-overDurant 2.0. The Orlando Magic should have been in that No. 1 pick hot seat, what with the worst record in the NBA and all, but the NBA is stupid and doesn’t automatically reward terrible teams because of factors like “tanking” and “fairness” and “parity”. Instead, our city’s franchise has the No. 2 pick, which means that GM Rob Hennigan will either have his choice of every player in the draft not named Noel, or he can trade down and try to acquire additional first round picks so he can grab Michigan PG Trey Burke and other young talent to fill holes. But since Hennigan has refused my requests to be best friends and allow me access to his diabolical basketball genius mind, I can’t predict what he is going to. What I can do is lay out what I would do if I were the GM of the Magic, like I should have been once Otis Smith was finally, rightfully fired. If I were in charge of making the No. 2 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft for the Magic, I’d probably want to trade down with a team like the Phoenix Suns at No. 5 to get Burke and take on the No. 30 pick, too. Or maybe I’d call the Minnesota Timberwolves to get their Nos. 9 and 26 to take Michael Carter-Williams. Perhaps I’d even call the Portland Trail Blazers to get the No. 10 pick and Will Barton for the No. 2 and Arron Afflalo or Glen Davis’s contract and then select Carter-Williams to be Jameer Nelson’s successor at the point. There are a lot of options the Magic can explor with the No. 2 pick that they might not have been able to do so with the first pick. But since I’m not an “expert” and I sometimes “have no fucking clue” what I’m talking about, let’s forget about trades and just assume that the Magic are going to take the guy who best suits their needs and the franchise’s personality going forward. If the Cavs take Noel first in this draft, I’d like the Magic to take Kansas SG Ben McLemore. And he agreed with me when we got the chance to speak recently. aXis: For the sake of this interview, we’re going to pretend that I’m the GM of the Orlando Magic, and you have to convince me that you’re the man that I should take with the No. 2 pick. So what qualities set you apart from the rest of the guys in this draft? Why are you Orlando’s guy? Ben McLemore: The Orlando Magic are oviously a young team with a coaching staff that’s devoted to teaching the young guys about winning, and I think that with my upside and my ability to shoot the ball and switch up defenders, I can fit perfectly with what the Magic are trying to do. aXis: What is the first thing that comes to your mind when someone says Orlando? BM: (laughs) Disney World. aXis: Have you ever been to Disney World? If not, would you be willing to postpone your first trip until the Magic win an NBA title? BM: I’ve never been, so I’d like to go when I get to Orlando if the Magic draft me. aXis: You probably should go right away, because history suggests that you may never go to Disney World if you agreed. Obviously, Florida offers people a lot more than most other states, and Orlando is basically right in the center of it all, so you’d have music, culture, beaches and nightlife all readily available. How much of an influence is a city’s culture in making you feel comfortable, whether Orlando, Cleveland, Charlotte, New Orleans, etc.? BM: I don’t think I’ll have a problem fitting in wherever I go, because I’m good with people and I feel like can I always be personal and fit in with any city.

aXis: Since we book the Florida Music Festival, what artist would you want to book for next year if you end up in a Magic uni? BM: If I had the chance to go to a concert or something like that, it’d be big, like Lil Wayne or someone like that. aXis: How much NBA do you watch during a season? Are you the kind of guy who just watches one team or do you watch as much of the action as possible? BM: I try to watch as much action as I can. I like to watch how the different teams play together on the court, how they play defense and how they just play as a team. I try to watch the players from each division and how they create for themselves and their footwork and try to use that and learn from that to put into my game and make myself better. aXis: Once you’re drafted and playing in the NBA – in Orlando or some other, loser town – are you worried at all about the groupie culture? Orlando does have a lot of very, very good-looking women. BM: (laughs) I think I’ll be able to handle that. I’ve matured a lot. aXis: As you played in college and your future as an eventual lottery pick became clearer, were there any teams that you watched and thought, “That’s a team that I can make an immediate impact for”? BM: Not really. I’m just glad that I have the chance to be in this situation. To be considered one of the top lottery picks, that’s a blessing. And to be able to play in the NBA is something that I’ve just always dreamed of.

2013 NBA DRAFT OFFICIAL ENDORSEMENT aXis: Are you for or against the NBA’s rule that requires players to spend a year in college before they can be eligible for the draft? Is that something that helped you or would you have wanted to go pro right out of high school? BM: I think it definitely helped me a lot. The things like going to school and getting any academics in are definitely going to help you in the long run. At this point, I’m still thinking about going back and taking some sort of summer classes and eventually getting my degree. aXis: If Andrew Wiggins would have made his decision and committed to Kansas before you declared for the draft, would that have made any difference in your choice? BM: I don’t think it would have made any difference. I already had my mind set and made up. I have to do what’s best for me and make the right decision for me. He obviously made a great choice by picking Kansas with the perfect coach in Bill Self and he’ll be great for the Jayhawks, but I needed to take my decision about my next step and playing in the NBA. aXis: How familiar are you with the new culture that the Magic has adopted in the wake of Dwight Howard’s mishandling of his departure and trade demands? Would you feel comfortable joining a team that is dominated by young talent, as opposed to one with more veteran leadership? BM: I definitely would. I can give a lot, especially to a young team like the Magic. I got to play with four guys this past year and it taught me a lot about playing with veterans and experienced guys, so I was able to learn a lot more that I could take with me to the next level. aXis: Analysts and critics compare your style and ability to Ray Allen. Is that a valid comparison or is there someone else you think is more fitting? BM: I think that’s a pretty valid comparison. He’s one of the best shooters in NBA history, so I’ve tried to watch how he does the little things and also how he shoots the ball so I can learn more. Like I said, I think it’s a great comparison. aXis: Us Orlando fans, we’re a pretty tortured bunch. We’ve come close two times, missed and then lost our superstars to Los Angeles. But most of all, we just like having guys that are active in the community. Do you feel that you’re a face of the franchise type that can lead a young team on and off the court? BM: Oh definitely. That’s one of the things that I want to do in helping a team win and leading a team to a championship is also helping the community. Wherever I go, I want to give back and I also want to give back to my own community. I’m very fortunate to be where I am and have this opportunity, so I want to not only give back but also just socialize with my new community. aXis: Finally, and this is probably the most important question I will ask in regard to giving you my endorsement for the No. 2 pick by the Magic. You’re a St. Louis Cardinals fan. I’m a St. Louis Cardinals fan. If the Magic pick you, are we watching the World Series together in October? BM: I think the Cardinals have a lot of talented guys and they can definitely win the World Series this year, so I’d definitely be watching them if they did. aXis: Fine, I’ll watch it by myself. (Accompany Ashley Burns with a stool at Cleo’s Lounge for the World Series by following @MayorBurnsy)

AND YOUR 2nd PICK IN THE NBA DRAFT IS.. Ben Mclemore! aXis thoughts #9: “It’s so hot out there... It’s so hot that I saw two trees fighting over a dog..”


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