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Burnsy talks one on one with best selling author, Stern’s favorite guest and all around man’s man about his show next month.
Buzz artist on this year’s Warped Tour, the new voice of the ‘hippy hop’ generation, Mod Sun!
Orlando rock & blues powerhouse talks about their CD release at the Plaza Live in July!
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AUSTIN’S COFFEE 929 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park 407.975.3364 Wed, July 4, 12pm, $5 The 7th Annual I4 Fest is 2 Stages, 26 Bands, a handmade art fair and much more. Join the Austin’s crew from noon to midnight for beer, food and a whole lot of fun. Band Line-up includes Room Full of Strangers, Alias Punch (Free Beer During Set),Yogurt Smoothness,Tam Tam the Sandwich Man & Magical Sugar Cookies, Mad Sexual Genius, Luscious Lisa and DJ Scotty Pizza, Sal Minelli, Dirt McCoy and Trailer Park Refugees, Parentheticals, Legendary John Cunningham, Chopper Stepe, Afeefa Ayube,The Mother Machine, Flashlights, Bootleg Series (Adam Goodrich new project),The Great Joe Bivins, Evan Taylor Jones, Laney Jones, Britt Daley, Posterra, Milk Carton Superstars, Daniel Aguel, Zap Dragon and the Attack, Dead Yetis,The Detour, Plush Monsters and more.
02 THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN
BEARCAT (CD RELEASE)
05 I-4 Fest
ROSEN PLAZA 9700 International Dr. Sun, July 1, all day
02 The Amazing Spider Man
ORLANDO MUSEUM OF ART 2416 N. Mills Ave. 407.896.4231 Thurs, July 5, 6pm – 9pm, free - $10 July’s theme is OMA Members’ Visions, where Orlando Museum of Art members show their talent. Any idea, theme or media goes.
Released Tues, July 3 Peter Parker, an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy, and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance -- leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors, his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego,The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero. Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Martin Sheen, Sally Field and Denis Leary.
09 Predators vs. Cleveland Gladiators
AMWAY CENTER 400 W. Church St. 407.440.7000 Fri, July 6, 3:30pm, ticket prices vary
06 Celebrate America... A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky
10 First Friday Charity Festival & Art Stroll
MAGIC KINGDOM Walt Disney World 407.939.6244 Wed, July 4, 9pm, included with price of admission
REEL BIG FISH 07 Reel Big Fish, Big D and the Kids Table, Suburban Legends and The Maxies HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 E. Buena Vista Dr. 407.934.BLUE Thurs, July 5, 6:30pm, $17.50 - $19.50
03 Red, White and Brew
WALL STREET PLAZA 19 N. Orange Ave. www.wallstplaza.net Wed, July 4, 4pm, free - $10 Make your way down to Wall St. Plaza for Red, White & Brew and celebrate your right to drink with Lady Liberty! Enjoy live music, food, drinks, games and the ever so American, Beer Garden. This year equipped with all you can drink Sam Adams from 5-8pm for only $10! And don’t even think about paying a cover because everyone’s getting in FREE! The party starts at 4pm.
NEW BROAD STREET Baldwin Park Fri, July 6, 5:30pm – 10pm Live music, 40 local artists, drink specials, free samples, interactive activities, all in the heart of downtown Baldwin Park.
Released Fri, July 6 Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben, a peaceful and charitable Buddhist, and his closest friend Chon, a former Navy SEAL and ex-mercenary, run a lucrative, homegrown industry--raising some of the best marijuana ever developed.They also share a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia. Life is idyllic in their Southern California town...until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them.When the merciless head of the BC, Elena, and her brutal enforcer, Lado, underestimate the unbreakable bond among these three friends, Ben and Chon--with the reluctant, slippery assistance of a dirty DEA agent-wage a seemingly unwinnable war against the cartel. And so begins a series of increasingly vicious ploys and maneuvers in a high stakes, savage battle of wills.
12 Bearcat (CD Release Show) BACKBOOTH 37 W. Pine St. 407.999.2570 Sat, July 7, 7:30pm, $5
04 Fireworks at the Fountain LAKE EOLA PARK 101 N. Rosalind Ave. 407.246.3720 Wed, July 4, 4pm – 10pm, free
13 Lupe Fiasco
aXis thoughts #1: “It’s so hot out there... even Mitt Romney seems cool.”
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS 407.363.8000 www.universalorlando.com Sat, July 7, 8pm, price includes park
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14 Film Slam ’12
THE ENZIAN 1300 S. Orlando Ave. 407.629.0054 Sun, July 8, 1pm, $5 Originally a project of University of Central Florida’s Downtown media Arts Center, Enzian became the home of FilmSlam when DMAC closed in 2006. Now in its sixth year at Enzian, FilmSlam continues to be a popular outlet for indie and student filmmakers throughout the State of Florida. Usually held every second Sunday at 1:00PM, FilmSlam is a monthly indie film showcase and competition open to Florida filmmakers and students. This series empowers audience members to select each month’s winner, who then advances to participate in Enzian’s Brouhaha Showcase.
15 Orlando Psycho City Derby Girls Bowl-A-Thon for Breast Cancer
19 Michale Graves 2012 War of Information Tour
CLUB 57 WEST 57 W. Pine St. 407.872.0084 Thurs, July 12, 8pm, $12 Michale Graves blasted onto the music scene in 1995 as the lead singer of one of the most legendary punk rock bands of all time,The Misfits.
20 Everyday Ghosts, Mad Sexual Genius, The Dropa Stone, Black Tent Revival PLAZA LIVE 425 N. Bumby Ave. 407.228.1220 Fri, July 13, 8pm, $7 - $10
AMF CASSELBERRY LANES 115 Wilshire Blvd. 407.831.7171 Sun, July 8, 1pm – 3pm, vary 21 Rays Sox Bring the family to spend an afternoon at the first ever Orlando Psycho City Bowl-a-thon. We’ll be fundraising for the Women’s Breast Cancer Foundation! If you’d MAKERS like to donate your hair for wigs the Pantene R MONEY Foundation we’ll be offering haircuts as well! BEEBS & HE
vs. Boston Red
25 City vs. Rochester Rhinos FLORIDA CITRUS BOWL 1610 W. Church St. 407.849.2020 Sat, July 14, 7:30pm, ticket prices vary
16 Best Coast w/ Those Darlins
THE SOCIAL 54 N. Orange Ave. 407.246.1419 Mon, July 9, 8pm, $20 - $25 With all of the disturbing change California is facing these days, be it financial, social, or political, it would seem a stretch to call it anything but doomed. Heck, even the weather seems to have left the once seemingly endless sunny shores. Fortunately, there is still hope to be found. A hope that has risen before when all seemed dire, and that hope is in the music from the Best Coast. An appropriate name for a musical project that hearkens the days of surfer rock from it’s majestic heyday of the 1960s.
26 Bastille Day 2012
AUDUBON PARK GARDEN DISTRICT W. Winter Park Rd. and Corrine Dr. www.apgardens.com Sat, July 14, 6pm – 10pm, $25 - $35 French-inspired street party with live music, pet costume contest, wine and cheese tasting, craft beer experts, fencing demos, a shopping market and more.
27 Beebs and Her Money Makers, Teflon Don, Playground Heroes, The Hoverounds
17 Easy Money
Released Wed, July 11 A three-tiered story centered around drugs and organized crime, and focused on a young man who becomes a runner for a coke dealer.
18 Yip Yip, Telethon, Touch People, Fortune Howl WILL’S PUB 1042 N. Mills Ave 407.898.5070 Thurs, July 12, 8pm, $5
TROPICANA FIELD 1 Tropicana Dr., St. Pete 727.821.9301 Fri, July 13 – Sun, July 15, 3:30pm, ticket prices vary
22 Red Lights
Released Fri, July 13 Two investigators of paranormal hoaxes, the veteran Dr. Margaret Matheson and her young assistant,Tom Buckley, study the most varied metaphysical phenomena with the aim of proving their fraudulent origin. Simon Silver, a legendary blind psychic, reappears after an enigmatic absence of 30 years to become the greatest international challenge for both orthodox science and professional skeptics.Tom starts to develop an intense obsession with Silver, whose magnetism becomes stronger with each new manifestation of inexplicable events. As Tom gets closer to Silver, tension mounts, and his worldview is threatened to its core...
HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 E. Buena Vista Dr. 407.934.BLUE Sat, July 14, 7pm, free with ticket - $5
28 The Crazy 80’s Pub Crawl
DOWNTOWN ORLANDO www.orlandopubcrawl.com Sat, July 14, 7:30pm, $15 - $20
29 Scream it Like you Mean it Tour with The Acacia Strain, Oceano, The Chariot, In Fear and Faith, For All Those Sleeping, Volumes, Hands Like Houses THE PLAZA LIVE 425 N. Bumby Ave. 407.228.1440 Sat, July 14, 5pm, $19.50 - $20
30 Tallhart, Circus THE SOCIAL 54 N. Orange Ave. 407.246.1419 Sun, July 15, 6pm, $8 - $10
23 Miranda Cosgrove
31 “Meet the Filmmaker” Featuring Music from the Big House
24 The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses
32 20th Celebrity Mascot Games
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS 407.363.8000 www.universalorlando.com Sat, July 14, 8pm, price included in admission
BOB CARR PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE 401 W. Livingston St. 407.849.2000 Sat, July 14, 8pm, $35+
THE ENZIAN 1300 S. Orlando Ave. 407.629.0054 Tues, July 17, 6:30pm, $7.50 - $10
AMWAY CENTER 400 W. Church St. 407.440.7000 Fri, July 20 and Sat, July 21, 12:30pm, call for prices
aXis thoughts #2: “It’s so hot out there... New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg was seen drinking a Big Gulp.”
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33 The Dark Knight Rises
38 Velvet Sessions
HARD ROCK LOBBY Hard Rock Hotel www.velvetsessions.com Thurs, July 26, 6:30pm, $29 - $35
Released Fri, July 20 As Batman deals with his new status as a wanted vigilante, he must also contend with two new enemies, Bane and Catwoman.
34 Classic Albums Live Featuring Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon”
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
46 KISS and Motley Crue
1-800-ASK-GARY AMPHITHEATRE 4802 US Highway 301 North 813.740.2446 Sat, July 28, 7:30pm, visit ticketmaster.com for prices
6050 Universal Blvd. 407.351.LIVE Sat, July 21, 8pm, $20 - $30
THE TOUR: KISS &
35 Anders Osborne with The Lee Boys PLAZA LIVE 425 N. Bumby Ave. 407.228.1220
36 Predators vs. Milwaukee Mustangs
AMWAY CENTER 400 W. Church St. 407.440.7000 Sun, July 22, 2pm, visit ticketmaster.com for prices
37 Static X
THE BEACHAM 46 N. Orange Ave. 407.246.1419 Wed, July 25, 7pm, $20 - $35
SHAWN & MARLON WYANS
39 Shawn and Marlon Wayans
IMPROV COMEDY CLUB AND DINNER THEATRE 9101 International Dr. 407.480.5233 Thurs, July 26 – Sat, July 28, times vary, $40
40 The Watch
Released Fri, July 27 Four everyday suburban guys come together as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives one night a week. But when they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, save their neighborhood -- and the world -- from total extermination.
41 Toadies and Helmet HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 E. Buena Vista Dr. 407.934.BLUE Fri, July 27, 7:30pm, $20 - $23
47 Hank & Cupcakes w/ Britt Daley
42 Vans Warped Tour
BACKBOOTH 37 W. Pine St. 407.999.2570 Sun, July 29, 8pm, $5
43 Fortunate Youth
48 Daily City Food Trucks
CENTRAL FLORIDA FAIR EXPOSITION PARK 4603 W. Colonial Dr. 407.295.3247 Fri, July 27, 11am, $35.50
THE SOCIAL 54 N. Orange Ave. 407.246.1419 Sat, July 28, 9pm, $10
FULL SAIL Sun, July 29, 6pm – 9pm
44 Back to Nature’s 3rd Annual Baby Squirrel Shower BACK TO NATURE WILDLIFE REFUGE 18515 E. Colonial Dr. 407.568.5138 Sat, July 28, 10am – 2pm, $5 donation It’s that time of year again for BTN to prepare for the arrivals of 500+ injured and orphaned squirrels! We need your help! Join us from 10am-2pm for fun activities, food, face painting, a bake sale!
45 Margarita Fest 3
WALL STREET PLAZA 19 N. Orange Ave. www.wallstplaza.net Sat, July 28, 4pm – 7pm, $20 - $25
aXis thoughts #3: “It’s so hot out there... no shirt, no pants, no problem...”
49 Cult Classics Presents: O Brother, Where Art Thou? THE ENZIAN 1300 S. Orlando Ave. 407.629.0054 Tues, July 31, 9:30pm, $5
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Axis Magazine: Tell me about Not Taco bell Material. What are your faithful readers be getting themselves into? Adam Carolla: I think it’s just a very good book. It’s my whole life, and it’s funny, I think the audiobook is good, the written book is good. It’s me from zero to about a year ago. It’s just all there and it’s all laid out. You don’t have to know me or you don’t have to like me. It’s a little more inspirational than you might think, and it’s just a good, funny read. Whether you’re a fan of mine or not a fan of mine, you’ll definitely get something out of it. It’s got some cool pictures and it’s like 330-something pages. Thanks in advance to everyone who gets it.
Axis: And you’re touring with Dennis Prager. He’s also a somewhat controversial personality, what should fans who are unfamiliar with him know? AC: He’s a real wise dude. I’m really blessed as a big fan of his, and I’m happy to be on stage with the guy. We just make a great team. He’s filled with wisdom and I’m filled with comedy. It’s a really interesting dynamic that kind of reminds me of me and Dr. Drew back in the day. You will not be disappointed if you come out and see me and Dennis Prager.
Axis: I thoroughly enjoyed reading your first book “In 50 Years, We’ll All Be Chicks” (peaked at No. 8 on the New York Times Best Seller List). When, do you believe, did it stop being okay for men to behave like “men”? AC: There was the feminist movement of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s that was confusing. It said, Ladies, you don’t have to be barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen. You can go out there and work, and there’s no reason that you couldn’t drive a semi-truck if you want to drive a semi-truck. You want to be an airplane pilot or an astronaut, you can be an airplane pilot or an astronaut. You know, it was a time when people would say, “I don’t care who my president is, as long as he’s smart and wise,” and someone would say, “He or she!” This thing happened where women started going out and saying, “Look, I’m going to take a karate class, and I’m going to be a lawyer and a doctor, and I’m going to drive a truck.” Then they had a second part of the movement, when they said, “All right, dudes, now you start acting like chicks.” It was almost like how a steam train moves, how one side moves forward and the other goes back. Except there was no reason for the dudes to go back. The chicks should have just gone forward. You can go out and become a doctor, but we’re not going to start waxing our backs and getting our cuticles pushed. We don’t have to fill that void that you guys left. Eventually it evolved into it being okay for guys to take a day off and pick the kids up from soccer practice, cook the meals, and do all the crap that they formerly didn’t do. Next thing you know, they lost their abilities to fix cars, fight patch roofs, and things like that. Now we’re in this kind of freefall, where it’s hard to tell the sexes apart, and that’s not a good thing. Your kids need a dad and they need a mom. But I always say, “All things being equal.” You give me a better gay couple than a straight couple, and I’ll take the gay couple.
Axis: Why do you think that we’ve reached this new level of PC in which, of all people, comics are carrying torches with sort of a “How dare you” outrage? AC: I’ll put it to you this way – what percentage of comedians would want to tell you that they’re voting Republican? None of them. Find me a comedian, maybe Dennis Miller. Is there any hip comedian that wants to vote Republican? The answer is no. They’re all worried about the 99%. They’d all like to have taxes raised, but they’re all incorporated and they all have tax people. They use the Prius as a company car and write it off through their corporations. Why are they doing that? If they really want to pay more in taxes, there’s a way to do that – pay more in taxes. But don’t write anything off, don’t be incorporated, and don’t have a tax person. Just claim zero dependents and pay the maximum amount. Do they really want to raise taxes or do they want to just say it? What comedian is willing to admit that they’re in the 1 percentile? That they’re not in the 99% and they don’t work that long, they don’t work that hard, and they make tons of money? Anybody? You ever hear David Letterman or Jay Leno talk about how much money they make? No, it’s bad for business. They want to be part of the 99%. They don’t talk about flying privately, they don’t talk about being corporate, and they don’t talk about fighting as hard as they can fight to pay as little as possible in taxes every year. And when it comes to immigration, they don’t live in Los Angeles. Why are they sending their kids to a private school? Go send them to Hollywood High. Ninety percent Hispanic. Why not? They’re hypocrites. Axis: You recently received a great deal of criticism about your comment about women comedy writers in a New York Times interview. What did you think about the criticism and outrage over that comment? AC: Oh listen, I don’t care. First off, I don’t work for Viacom, CBS, Les Moonves, NBC, ABC, or FOX. I don’t work for anybody. I have a podcast. I sell books and I sell theater tickets. Obviously, I was misquoted. I didn’t say, “Women aren’t funny.” I said that men are funnier than women, because I was asked if men are funnier than women. I just told the truth, and then people took it and ran with it, and it’s fine. Everyone can kiss my ass, I don’t care. I’m not involved with Hollywood, I don’t want to be involved with Hollywood. In terms of the future or whatever, it’s like, “Hey man, you don’t want to piss off Les Moonves, because what about your next CBA project?” There is no next CBS project, because I wouldn’t work for them. I don’t want to work in terrestrial radio, I don’t want to do a sitcom. I want to work for myself, and I do work for myself. I make plenty of money working for myself. I built it so they can’t take it away.
aXis thoughts #3: “It’s so hot out there... At the zoo I saw a monkey drinking a banana!”
WHAT: WARPED TOUR: ORLANDO WHEN: FRIDAY, JULY 27th WHO: (look to the far right) WHY: MOD SUN (read below) aXis: So you are out getting Warped all summer, how did the tour invite come about? MOD: I snuck into a booking agency at night & searched for hours to find kevin lyman’s email. I personally hit him up & shared my story about why i should be a part of this tour. He replied almost immediately & we’ve been best friends ever since. Love ya Kevin! aXis: Been out a few weeks, anything crazy happen so far backstage? MOD: The answer is yes, LOTS OF CRAZINESS. Its summer time & everyone on warped are friends with each other. aXis: How about on stage? MOD: It was raining all day on the Houston date but during my last song “Happy As Fuck” i brought the sun out for exactly 3 minutes. As soon we finished the sun got eaten by clouds. aXis: How about in front of the stage? MOD: Crowd surfing, smoking, high fives, signs, & good times. aXis: Getting enough sun on the road? Give us a little back story to the Mod Sun philosophy, so everyone can grab a little of it when you roll through Otown? MOD: Mod Sun stands for “Movement On Dreams Stand Under None”. I make hippy hop music. My songs are surround by the fact that you woke up this morning & that right there is a reason to be happy. Im teaching the world how easy it is to make your mentality your reality. If you want the good life, think about the good. aXis: Any parting shots for the uninitiated? MOD: I believe in you.
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aXis words #10: “It’s so hot out there... The next book should be called 50 shades of Red.”
haunting stages “Music that spans genres and generations. Simple music with a simple purpose. Finding a message is easy, listen for yourself to see.”
Everyday Ghosts is a 4-piece “tribal-rock” band based in Orlando, Florida. The music draws upon many rhythmic influences including funk, afrobeat, latin and jazz to create a unique sound that resonates familiarity but invokes the exotic as well. Since the introduction of newcomer Ben Browne on drums, the musical direction of the band continues to grow and has shifted from traditional structured songs to centering on live improvisation and channeling a raw, primitive, danceable energy that radiates in the Everyday Ghosts’ high-powered performances. aXis: So we totally dug the set at Wall St Plaza during FMF, you guys managed to throw a party on a cloudy day. So what’s the secret to getting a crowd going? I think our joy and passion for doing the one thing we all love doing the most is projected RJ: through our expressions and body language and that draws people in. The message of the songs and Roberts approach to conveying them is what keeps them entranced and listening, and it doesn’t hurt to play music that people can dance and really get down to. aXis: You have a nice blend of party/jam tunes with melodic sensibility, when writing a tune, are you thinking about either side of the spectrum? RJ: This is the part where we are supposed to give you an answer like we listen to this or we are heavily influenced by that but the truth is each of us come from such a different place musically. With that we have found a way to create a sound that encompasses each individuals creative/spiritual path to become what we call Everyday Ghosts.
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aXis: The new album reps the band well, but how would you explain it, or sell it to someone in 3 sentences or less? RJ: This album is based on the journey we go through in life. It reminds you that we all have choices to either be in control or to except the fate of things. Most importantly it allows you to smile and realize that everyday the future is left to be imagined. aXis: World tour opening for any band, past or present, who is it, and why, and if you get to guest jam on one tune, which one? RJ: We have to cheat on this one a little :) It would have to be a two act night. The first would be an acoustic set with Led Belly where he would politely show us the way Black Betty is supposed to played. For the second act we would wanna be somewhere between the Wall and the Dark side of the Moon! aXis: Even though many will never buy a tangible CD, and will just do the Itunes thing, if you were to place your album on a shelf in consideration of genre and vibe, considering all past and present artists, what two albums would be the ‘left’ and the ‘right’ of the album? RJ: In the world we hope still exists where people still buy vinyl and CD’s you would find us sandwiched between The Doors Debut and Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life. We had a hard time with this one because you might not pick up on our heavy gangsta rap influence but we gotta give a shout out to Easy E all the same. aXis: Your favorite ghost of all time, if you could hang with a ghost? RJ: No matter who this might be we can all agree we would love to know why we are here and what is our purpose, any spirit who could answer that question would be welcome at our dinner table anytime.
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BURNSY'S CHECKING OTOWN’S TEMPATURE (orally)
HOT & CGOALINDST
There’s nothing hotter in Orlando this summer than the Dwight Howard saga, as our oncebeloved hero continues to burn our bridges and stab us all in our heart repeatedly until even our cries for mercy sound like whispers in a desolate forest. By the time this column is published, we’ll still be neck deep in purgatory, as we wait to see what new Magic GM Rob Hennigan chooses to do with our bipolar superstar and his trade demands. I predict that on July 11, Howard will be traded to the team that makes the best offer. That’s just what I’d do, get his unhappy ass out of here on the fastest train to whatever team is willing to deal with this same crap in a few more years. But I would also completely understand if Henny wants to keep him around, try to win, and then trade his ass before the deadline when teams are a lot more desperate to win. Either way, say goodbye to Superman, who, in a bizarre twist of irony, has a heart made of Kryptonite.
So Burnsy, you say while admiring my rippled abs, where should Dwight go? Where should we trade him? How should Henny handle this? Let’s examine this with a little game of Hot & Cold. HOT: Our new Magic GM. Let’s start with the thing that I’ve been begging for the last two years, a new general manager. Do you know how happy I am to be rid of Otis Smith? Let’s put it this way – without Otis’ terrible trades and contracts, the Magic would have actually had money to spend this summer, assuming they’d have used the amnesty on Rashard Lewis and not Gilbert Arenas, because that big ol’ schmuck would have never been allowed to half ass for $60 million here. COLD: Our new GM, Rob Hennigan, is only 30-years old. A lot of people aren’t too keen on that. I don’t care. He’s a smart dude with a great pedigree. Also, he should be my best friend now. We’ll hang out and I’ll advise him on deals. Then we’ll play darts at Cleo’s because we’re not in the mood for more strip clubs. Haha, I love my new best friend!
THE CASE A D R A W O H T H IG W D
HOT: Just trade the dude already. July 11 marks the day that players can be traded and free agents can sign. Dwight wants out? Punish him first. Trade his ass to any team that will take him, except for the team he wants to go to. If Sacramento has some expiring deals they want to shed, take them. Take whatever, just get rid of him already. COLD: Okay, don’t just take whatever. Please don’t give into this sociopath by sending him to the Brooklyn Nets for their basket o’ crap. The Nets would have to sign Lopez to a max deal to make that trade work. We don’t need another bad contract! That’s not how you rebuild. HOT: Get some youth in here. The Houston Rockets are probably going to sign Omer Asik for close to $25 million. So I assume that means they’re passing on Dwight. But if they still want him for a season, take any deal that brings over all their draft picks. Trust me, we want to see Royce White in a Magic jersey.
COLD: Don’t let him walk. Dwight also told Yahoo!’s Adrian Wojnarowski that he’ll play the entire season in Orlando and just walk at the season’s end if they won’t trade him. Normally, I’d be fine with this. Getting $20 million off the books is just as important as finding great free agents. But we also need to trade Dwight so we can force a team to take Hedo Turkoglu, Chris Duhon, or Quentin Richardson with hi. I’d add Big Bagy Davis or Jason Richardson to that group, but no team is that desperate. Thanks again, Otis. HOT: There will be life after Dwight. Fortunately for us, the NBA isn’t the same as it once was. There are more and more superstars emerging each season, so it won’t take nearly as long for us to recover as it did when Shaquille O’Neal left. Also, we’re not suffering at the hands of a hockey GM who thinks he knows basketball, nor are we coping with Otis trading for his overpaid best friends anymore. There is light at the end of our tunnel, my friends. Stay strong. COLD: Don’t forget, we’re screwed. As much as I want Magic fans to remain positive, we can’t ignore that we have another Dark Ages looming. Let’s make the best of it and not all go running out to buy Miami Heat shirts. Please, people. Let cooler heads prevail.
aXis thoughts #9: “It’s so hot out there... It’s so hot that I saw two trees fighting over a dog..”
side! aXis goes beachSCE NE
THE COCOA BEACH & PORT CANAVERAL CRAWL!
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 SANDBARSPORTSGRILL.net 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. Everyone’s favorite Red Tide rock it on Sun, the 8th to finish out the holiday weekend!
WHERE: MILLIKEN’S REEF LOCATION: 683 Dave Nisbet Drive (turn left into Port Canaveral)
INFO: 321.783.0100 Millikensreef.com Check out the special events in July at Milliken’s Reef, with special guest and Reggae legend YELLOWMAN headlining the Jamaikin Me Crazy festivities on Sat, July 7th. The live music continues with BADFISH (Tribute to Sublime) on Thur, July 19th. The usual party specials are happening all month as well with Ladie’s Night every Tues with DJ Colione, the classic happy hour every Wednesday, $5 martini’s every Thur, and Jamaikan Me Crazy on Saturday nights. Drop by and enjoy a Pacifico, or cold Corona all month, and enjoy one of the best views in all of Port Canaveral!
WHERE: FISHLIPS WATERFRONT LOCATION: 610 Glen Cheek Drive
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 Fishlipswaterfront.com
CocoaBeachPier.com 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!
SCENE @ THE FIFTH... Grand Opening Weekend!
A who’s who of local media were onhand for the grand opening of THE FIFTH on Orange Ave in Downtown.This completes the Vintage,Vixen triology of diverse, yet chill lounges in the heart of the city! Open for lunch, dinner and late night partying!
aXis thoughts #09: “It’s so hot out there... I saw Optimus Prime transform into an air conditioner.”
SCENE @ aXis UCF POOL TAKEOVERS!
The scene poolside @ The Edge,The Villages on Science Drive & Alafaya Trail and Northgate Lakes has been crazy all summer! Look for stops this month & join in the fun!
aXis thoughts #09: “It’s so hot out there... it feels like the devil just farted.”
SCENE @ RUMFEST...
@ Wall Street Plaza
Much Rum, Reggae, Supervillains & Red Stripe were consumed on Sat, June 23rd for the biggest Rumfest ever in 8 Years!
aXis thoughts #11: “It’s so hot out there... Hot water now comes out of both taps.”
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