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ORLANDO’S MONTHLY ENTERTAINMENT & LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE Entertaining Central Florida Since 1995

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Movember is here, bringing the new look Magic back, along with EDC, lots of great fests and more!

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COLUMNISTS: Ashley Burns

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The most expensive way to trip the light fantastic with a state of the art stage show, and lots of hypnotic breaks for a ticket price near your rent. A decade of scene making sing-a-longs helped to establish Big10-4 as one of Otown’s biggest draws in the mid ’aughts.

CORONA’S HOTTEST BARTENDER Vote now for your favorite bartender in Orlando, and help make Corona’s hottest!

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Oh so many wonderful things about the Otown scene, and we list in random order. Burnsy refuses to accept anything less!

Burnsy tells which bowls are smokin!

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06 Woodford Reserve’s Manhattan Experience

THE BEACHAM 46 N. Orange Ave 407.246.1419 Sat, November 2, 6pm, $20 - $32

02 Monthly Pig Roast

ETHE RAVENOUS PIG 1234 N Orange Ave. 407.628.2333 Sat, November 2, 11:30am – 2pm, $17 per plate Each month,The Ravenous Pig, an American gastropub, offers a plethora of food for the pig roast. In November, the meal takes on more of a holiday theme, with a delicious plate of house-smoked turkey, cornbread stuffing, brown butter mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie for desser

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WALL STREET PLAZA 19 N Orange Ave www.wallstplaza.net Mon, November 4, 6pm 15 of Orlando’s top mixologists are all headed to Shine to compete for cocktail crafting superiority! Make your way down to Wall Street for Woodford Reserve’s Manhattan Experience where local mixologists from around Central Florida will show off their skills in creating the perfect Manhattan! Wax those mustaches, straighten those bow ties and shine those shoes… or don’t because this party starts at 6pm with shoe shining, cigars rolling, massage chairs, light appetizers and complimentary cocktails for the first 200 people! And don’t forget to wear your finest because this party’s dress code is Manhattan Chic! Industry friends welcome!

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07 Sleigh Bells FIRESTONE LIVE 578 N Orange Ave 407.872.0066 Mon, November 4, 8pm, $20

08 Paramore with Metric and HelloGoodbye

PARAMORE @ UCF ARENA

ORLANDO SCIENCE CENTER 777 E Princeton Street 407.514.2000 Sat, November 2, 7pm – 11pm, $150 Step into the past as we support the future at the Orlando Science Center’s Neanderthal Ball, set amongst the prehistoric setting of “DinoDigs” and the Ice Age theme of “Our Planet, Our Universe” exhibit. Enjoy delectable food and wine choices under the star lit sky on the beautiful SunTrust Terrace. Chisel out your mark at the silent auction. Dress code is cocktail fun with an accent on “cavemen couture”, with an animal print necktie or leopard pattern cocktail dress.

10 UCFHC Presents: Craig Robinson with Mark Normand Cadaver, Abiotic BACKBOOTH 37 W Pine St 407.999.2570 Sun, October 6, 2pm, $15-$18

11 Toubab Krewe with Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad

12 Michael Franti & Spearhead HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 E. Buena Vista Dr. 407.934.BLUE Wed, November 6, 7pm, $20 - $25

13 The Appleseed Collective, Pickens Ivey, Lauren Carder and the Multiple Me, Slickwood

14 1st Thursdays

ORLANDO MUSEUM OF ART 2416 N. Mills Ave. 407.896.4231 Thus, November 7, 6pm, $0 - $10

AMWAY CENTER 400 West Church Street, Suite 200 407.440.7000 Sat, November 2, 7pm, $15+

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HARD ROCK LIVE 6050 Universal Blvd. 407.351.LIVE Tues, November 5, 8pm, $41.50+

WILL’S PUB 1042 N Mills Ave www.willspub.org Thurs, November 7, 8pm, $8

04 Solar Bears vs. Everblades

HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 E. Buena Vista Dr. 407.934.BLUE Mon, November 4, 6:30pm, $26+

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09 Sublime with Rome

THE SOCIAL 54 N. Orange Ave 407.246.1419 Wed, November 6, 8pm, $12 - $15 Some music cannot be found on a map or within iTunes categories. Some music is so original it seems snatched from the great, invisible substrata that runs below all human activity, a sound aching to be born without a flag or fixed allegiance – free, questing, overflowing with immediate, tangible life. This is the music of Toubab Krewe, the vibrant Asheville, NC-based instrumental powerhouse that creates a sonic Pangaea that lustily swirls together rock, African traditions, jam sensibilities, international folk strains and BELLS more.While nearly impossible to put into any box, it takes only a few moments to realize in a very palpable way that one is face-to-face with a true original who recognizes no borders in a march towards a muscular, original, globally switched-on sound.

UCF ARENA 12777 Gemini Blvd. N 407.823.6006 Tues, November 5, 7pm, visit ticketmaster.com for prices

03 Seventh Annual Neanderthal Ball

05 New Found Glory and Alkaline Trio

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Opens Fri, November 8 Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos, but an ancient race, led by the vengeful Malekith, returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand,Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.


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16 Magic vs. Boston Celtics

AMWAY CENTER 400 West Church Street, Suite 200 407.440.7000 Fri, November 8, 7pm, visit ticketmaster.com for prices

17 Best Man Down

Opens Fri, November 8 When their obnoxious and over-served best man, Lumpy, unexpectedly dies at their destination wedding in Phoenix, bride and groom Kristin and Scott are forced to cancel their honeymoon and fly home to the snowy Midwest to arrange for his funeral. But getting Lumpy’s body back to Minneapolis is just the start of their adventure, as the well-intended sacrifice surprises at every turn. And when the newlyweds’ path leads them to a fifteen year-old girl in a small, northern Minnesota town - all bets are off on who Lumpy really was.

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23 Suicide Girls: Blackheart Burlesque

THE PLAZA LIVE 425 N. Bumby Ave. 407.228.1220 Sat, November 9, 9pm, $20+ After a 6-year hiatus, SuicideGirls is bringing back the most popular Burlesque Tour in US history this coming Fall. In the early 2000’s the SuicideGirls Burlesque show criss-crossed North America for 5 years. The girls played sold-out headlining shows, opened for Guns n’ Roses & Courtney Love and went overseas to perform at music festivals in both Europe and Australia. Relaunching in Fall of 2013, SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque is back with all new performances/music complete with tongue-incheek humor and raw erotic sexuality. Choreographer, Manwe SaulsAddison has worked with renowned performers such as Beyonce, J. Lo, Lady Gaga and Michael Jackson. He has assembled seven of the sexiest, most talented SuicideGirl dancers to create the ultimate tribute to pop-culture that Burlesque has ever seen.

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29 “Good Night my Lady and a Forever Farewell” Tour: The Chariot with Glass Cloud, Rebuker, Birds in Row, and To The Wind

18 Casselberry Craft Beer and Blues Festival with The Honeyslides and The Jeff Howell Blues Band LAKE CONCORD PARK 127 Quail Pond Circle 407.262.7700 Fri, November 8, 5pm – 9pm, free

THE SOCIAL 54 N. Orange Ave 407.246.1419 Thurs, November 14, 6pm, $12 - $15

19 Voodoo Glow Skulls, the Toasters, Left Alone, Caffiends

30 Charlie Countryman

WILL’S PUB 1042 N Mills Ave Sunday, October 13, 7:30pm, $13-$15

20 D.L. Hughley

ORLANDO IMPROV 9101 International Drive 407.480.5233 Fri, November 8 – Sun, November 10, times and prices vary

21 Electric Daisy Carnival TINKER FIELD 287 S Tampa Ave Fri, Nov 8 and Sat, Nov 9, visit ticketmaster. com

22 Method Man and RedMan FIRESTONE LIVE 578 N Orange Ave 407.872.0066 Sat, November 9, 6:30pm, $25 - $35, 18+

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24 The Booked Promotions 3 Year Anniversary Party featuring Empire Theory, Stockholm, The Cold Start, Derek Stroker and Lavola BACKBOOTH 37 W. Pine Street www.backbooth.com Sat, November 9, 6:30pm, $8

25 Coastline Festival featuring Passion Pit, Two Door Cinema Club, Matt & Kim and others

28 OAR @ HOB

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MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION AMPHITHEATRE Florida State Fairgrounds 813.740.2446 Sat, November 9, 12pm, $20 - $55

26 Josh Groban AMWAY CENTER 400 West Church Street, Suite 200 407.440.7000 Sat, November 9, 8pm, $47.50+

Opens Fri, November 15 When his late mother appears in a vision and tells him to go to Bucharest, Charlie immediately boards a plane across the Atlantic. But when he meets a fellow passenger, Charlie falls head over heels in love with Gabi, a beautiful musician. But a vicious gangster has already laid claim to Gabi, and has no intention of letting her go. Determined to protect her, Charlie enters into the hallucinatory, Romanian underworld filled with violence and, strangely enough, love.

31 Classic Albums: Led Zeppelin’s II HARD ROCK LIVE 6050 Universal Blvd. 407.351.LIVE Sat, November 16, 7pm, $15+

32 The Gangster & Flapper Pub Crawl

Spy Bar, Big Belly, Native, Hooch www.orlandopubcrawl.com Sat, November 16, 8pm, $10 - $15 Pinstripes, suspenders,Tommy Guns, and ties were the M.O. for Gangsters. Feather boas, cigarette holders, hot dresses and head pieces made the Flappers foxy! OPC wants to put them together for one night in Downtown Orlando.

33 The Avett Brothers

UCF ARENA 12777 Gemini Blvd. N 407.823.6006 Sat, November 16, 8pm, visit ticketmaster.com

34 Third Eye Blind

HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 E. Buena Vista Dr. 407.934.BLUE Sun, November 17, 6pm, $26

AVETT BROS @ UCF ARENA

27 Great Divide Brewery Spotlight WORLD OF BEER 3402 Technological Drive, Suite 201 321.235.9741 Sat, November 9, 6pm

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35 Rookie of the Year, Shout London, Beneath the Sun, Skyler, Mike Hines BACKBOOTH 37 W. Pine Street www.backbooth.com Mon, November 18, 7pm, $10

36 Orlando Magic vs. Miami Heat

AMWAY CENTER 400 West Church Street, Suite 200 407.440.7000 Wed, November 20, 7pm, visit ticketmaster.com

37 Rusted Root w/ Thomas Wynn & The Believers THE PLAZA LIVE 425 N. Bumby Ave. 407.228.1220 Wed, November 20, 7pm, $20 - $30

Opens Fri, November 22 Documentary on the life of famed 1950’s nude pinup model/sexual icon Bettie Page, who dropped out of sight in 1957 at the height of her career.

42 RJ Harman & Company TANQUERAYS 100 S Orange Ave 407.649.8540 Fri, November 22, 10:30pm, free

43 The Florida Blue Florida Classic FLORIDA CITRUS BOWL STADIUM 1 Citrus Bowl Place www.floridaclassic.org Sat, November 23, Kickoff TBA, $15+

44 The Eagles AMWAY CENTER 400 West Church Street, Suite 200 407.440.7000 Sat, November 23, 8pm, $49.75+

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AMWAY CENTER 400 West Church Street, Suite 200 407.440.7000 Sat, November 30, two shows at 3pm and 8pm

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38 Wednesday Night Pitcher Show Presents: Empire Records

THE ENZIAN 1300 South Orlando Avenue 407.629.0054 Wed, November 20, 8pm, free Grab a beer and some munchies at Eden Bar and enjoy a free outdoor movie on the lawn at Enzian. Come thirsty for Jell-o shot movie trivia during the show – answer a question correctly and you get to pop back a shot! Also featuring a special evening happy hour from 7PM -11PM, this night of great drinks and fun flicks is best enjoyed under the stars with your buddies by your side. A day in the life of the employees of Empire Records. Except this is a day where everything comes to a head for a number of them facing personal crises - can they pull through together? And more importantly, can they keep their record store independent and not swallowed up by corporate greed?

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ORLANDO IMPROV 9101 International Drive 407.480.5233 Thurs, Nov 21 – Sun, Nov 24, times and prices vary

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THE SOCIAL 54 N. Orange Ave 407.246.1419 Fri, Nov 29 and Sat, Nov 30, 8pm, $12 - $14

45 Soul Switch, 10,000 Hours, The Thunder Gun Express, Every Day BACKBOOTH 37 W. Pine Street www.backbooth.com Sat, November 23, 7pm, $5

50 Old Spice Classic ESPN WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS Walt Disney World 407.939.1500 Sat, November 30 – Sun, December 1, $100

46 WJRR’s Blizzard of Rock Presents: Trivium and DevilDriver with After the Burial and Thy Will Be Done

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Opens Fri, November 22 Katniss Everdeen has returned home safely after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark.Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way, Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.

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HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 E. Buena Vista Dr. 407.934.BLUE Sun, November 24, 4:30pm, $22+

47 David Dondero, Goodrich & The Die Tryins, Zap Dragon and the Attack, Sterling Schroeder & The Chosen Ones WILL’S PUB 1042 N Mills Ave www.willspub.org Sun, November 24, 8pm, $5

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WHO: Electric Daisy Carnival WHAT: Multi Media Music Festival WHERE: Tinker Field WHEN: Fri, Nov 8th, Sat, Nov 9th INFO: ElectricDaisyCarnival.com Art Department 3LAU Arty Atb Brillz Calvin Harris Candyland Cassy Cedric Gervais Cosmic Gate Dada Life Damian Lazarus Dash Berlin Deniz Koyu Excision Gaiser Gareth Emery Jamie Jones John Digweed

KASKADE Kill the Noise Krewella Luminox Madeon Martin Solveig MiMOSA New World Punx Paco Osuna Porter Robinson R3hab Richie Hawtin Salva Seven Lions Showtek The M Machine Umek Valentino Khan Zeds Dead

TWO DAY PASSES: VIP: $285.60: VIP Amenities: Separate Entrance to the festival for rapid entry Preferred viewing decks 21 + cash bars located at VIP decks Collectible VIP laminate and lanyard VIP Restrooms *Must be 21 years of age, with valid ID, to purchase VIP Passes or enter VIP areas.

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sublime with rome

12/14 kathleen madigan

classic albums live

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led zeppelin ii

alabama shakes

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12/29 zz top

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DOWNTOWN on Orange Ave/Church St in the Plaza

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JOSH LYONS ‘The Rock & Roll Sushi Chef’ KASA tapas & raw bar

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HOSPITALITY & ENTERTAINMENT BACKGROUND// JOSH: Teaming up with the well established Bento Group, I’m currently Operations Manager and Assistant Creator to the menu for Kasa Tapas and Raw Bar located in Downtown Orlando on the corner of Orange Ave and Church Street.   I started out been a frontman/songwriter for numerous bands including the band BMT that achieved a record deal with Maverick Records. Currently I’m in the Orlando based modern alt rock band Fell On Deaf Ears that I cofounded with London native Diamond Duggal. I’m a Culinary graduate who studied many styles of cuisines, yet focused on sushi for the last 9 years.  In 2012 became a Celebrity Chef by competing on the Food Network’s #1 show Food Network Star Season 8.  YOU HAVE A WEALTH OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE BUT WHAT INFLUENCED THIS VENTURE// JOSH: Well, number one, coming in with an amazingly talented chef Shawn Kaplan as my biz partner and teaming up with David and Tammy from the Bento Group has almost been a match made in heaven. We both come from a ground roots belief. Work hard, think outside of the box, take care of your own. We don’t always have to see eye to eye, but if the final stretch is for the same trophy and for the best of the brand, that’s all that matters. It’s so similiar to being in a band. Several opinions and passionate view points that put aside their egos to make a ground breaking vision like Kasa a success. HOW DOES A COMPANY LIKE BENTO GROUP HELP IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW CONCEPTS// JOSH: The Bento Group is young spirited, incredibly driven, brilliant minds that have no ego. It is rare to find a group of people that despite all their success are still open for suggestion, critique and ideas. They are open to it because they want to do what is best for the vision, not for what is best for their own personal gratification. We have been blessed to have this experience to open in such a supreme location such as the corner of Church and Orange Ave. Curved glass encompases the entire front of the restaurant with a clean palate of fine wood, marble and steel. A clear shot from the street to that amazingly organic raw bar and open kitchen. Such a welcoming vibe not only visually but from the gifted staff that we have on hand. I don’t believe we are lucky to have them. I believe we attracted the right people to help nurture growth of our vision.  HOW DO YOU SCOPE OUT NEW CONCEPTS TO STAY CREATIVE FOR THE ORLANDO SCENE// JOSH: It’s definitely been an evolution. It starts in our crazy heads and then seaps into the pages of research. Diving deep into recipe books from around the world, combined with my travels from all over the globe. I was just in Papau New Guinea and the Antarctic this past January. Visiting Israel and Africa, Europe and Asia, we take personal loves and passions from those cultures. Especially the wonderous flavours, spices and traditions, to then transpire down to the dishes you can find here in your backyard without needing a passport. Let us be your tour guides. THOUGHTS ON DOWNTOWN’S EXPLOSION// JOSH: I would say the Downtown dining scene has come a long way but still has far to go. Major movement to the growth and progression of the Downtown scene has been attributed to several things such as having a pro basketball team with a new arena. Also the restaurant groups that have opened several new and stylish bars, lounges and dining establishments. The facelift that Church Street, surrounding Lake Eola real estate and high rises and the immense growth of UCF attracts younger, more driven professionals to this area that demand more quality hang outs. 


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RAISING THE BAR BIG10-4 CELEBRATES A decade of scene MAKING singalongs WHO: BIG TEN FOUR (10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW) WHERE: THE SOCIAL WHEN: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16th INFO: THESOCIAL.org • ‘Testing The Atmosphere’ on Itunes

Time offers a definitive landmark to reminisce and reflect on memorable moments in life and culture. With the Orange Avenue Sessions, we’re excited to be discussing the musical heritage of the Orlando scene, along with presenting live performances celebrating landmark dates for the artists. Big10-4 made an immediate splash on the UCF scene about a decade ago, packing bars like Janey Mack’s, Devaneys Too and others, while frontman Dan Verduin performed at open mics and cover nights. A handful of tracks, presented in EP fashion, caught on in the dorms, bars and frat houses, helping the band to boast a passionate following, that soon ventured downtown to The Social, out to the House of Blues, Spring Breaks on the coast and wherever they jumped on stage. We’re rewinding time with brothers in sound, Dan and Matt Verduin, and bringing it to the present with the first Orange Avenue Sessions showcase with BIG10-4 celebrating a decade of making noise on Sat, Nov 16th at The Social.We sat with Dan over a beer this past month and did some reflecting. Before bands were Facebooking, Instagramming and Youtubing their tunes and marketing their shows, you guys had already established a following that boasted lines down the block at The Social. It doesn’t happen that often on the local level, what were some of the avenues you attacked to gain a loyal audience? It started with an acoustic guitar and a side of a bed. It escalated from open mic nights, to college bars, to downtown clubs, to opening acts. We rehearsed long hours and found dedicated bandmates. What we did best was believe that it was right, that the lyrics had a message. Our live show was all we had, so we set up in places that were not known for it. We pushed boundaries, stayed up later, talked longer, drank deeper, shook more hands, remembered names, and prayed they remembered ours. We went to other cities, slept on couches, shared feelings, jammed out, and argued passionately. We created a team that believed in each other and our songs became a soundtrack. Your EP fell into the hands of reps at Universal Republic, Atlantic, Capitol among others, and the showcase at FMF at Backbooth for a full house of industry landed you on Universal, making a record with Matt Wallace(Maroon 5) in LA and then touring nationally. What were some of the wake up calls of the major label experience, for artists going down that road now? It’s been a great ride and we feel privileged to see and to do what we’ve done, from LA to NY to FL. When it comes to the business side of music, you should never feel comfortable or be able to say you made it, because it is business after all. unless it’s obvious. The wake up call was selling out the Social, where I had seen so many of my favorite bands play before us. Sharing that moment with our friends and fans that have worked to hard spreading the word, was amazing. Having one of my favorite artists call me to talk about recording was also a great moment. You guys were supporters of Matchbox Twenty(Tabitha’s Secret), My Friend Steve, 7Mary3 among others early on. What was that vibe like a decade ago when local acts were on the charts and paving the way? We always tried to follow in their footsteps of the great Orlando acts. Whether it was the social, HOB, FMF, or Earthday Birthday, we set our goals as the same. If they were on a radio station, we wanted that stations attention. If they were in the the building, we were trying to hand them our songs. We were in their front rows, we knew who they recorded with, and we asked them to our show. With the internet and mobility transcending the local word of mouth concept, as a spectator and participant, how do you view ‘the scene’ and the younger artists, do they seem to have the coherence and same community? It’s all relative. The scene is what they make it and the scene was was we made it. We had fun, worked with great friends and artists, and will continue to the same.

You guys are playing the 10 year celebration at The Social, what were some of the more memorable moments on stage? This a great town for venues. From playing on stage at the HOB with 7mary3, to opening up at my alma mater with Something Corporate at the UCF arena, to FMF with Better than Ezra, we’ve checked a crap load off our list! Best place to preparty for a Big10-4? Devaney’s Too, Cleos, Finn Henrys,Wall Street! Best place to postparty? A place of off of Crab Apple in Tallahasee, or that Frat House in Gainesville. How would you assess your decade of music? It’s been a great ride. I’ve partied, celebrated, and played in cities with my brother and the best of friends. Slept in Walmart parking lots, truck stops, and front yards. We’ve played for national acts, two people, and our talented friends, and always gave everything we had. It’s always been about the words and the people who believe in them. We have made amazing friends on this journey and look forward to seeing them all soon. Axis (Rick and Sean) have always been great to us, so thank you!

TOP 5 ORLANDO’S RECORDINGS: Seven Mary 3 - “Lucky” My Friend Steve - “All in All” Virgin Wool - “You’re the Girl” Matchbox 20 - “Long Day” Between the Trees - “Spain” TOP 5 LIVE SHOWS IN TOWN: Matchbox 20 - Embassy Something Corporate - HOB Third Eye Blind - The Social Dave Matthews - Amway


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DANIELLE • THE SOCIAL

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CHANDA • HARD ROCK HOTEL POOL

TINA • THE FIFTH

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BREWSCHOOL...

Gobble Gobble! It’s Turkey Time! Are you in charge of bringing the refreshments for

the adult table??? Don’t worry- we’ll help with the turkey day pairings!

• TDay Appetizer Brew:

First we’ll start off with the appetizers! Have a cheese platter? Try pairing it with Heavy Seas Arrgtoberfest! This is a rich and toasty lager with a color that reminds you of a northern fall. The subdued earthy hop character helps to balance the malty beer. It’ll pair perfectly with your cheese platter!

• TDay Stuffing Brew:   

Before we get to the turkey we’ll go through the sides and their parings. For that turkey stuffing, pair

KEEPING YOU HIP TO THE hops

Giving Thanks for the Brews that make the Family enjoyable with Erika of World of Beer UCF

it with Anchor’s Big Leaf Maple. The hint of maple syrup compliments the malty complexity, balanced hoppiness, and rich fall hue of Big Leaf Maple Red, a red ale like no other.

with that bird. Abita Pecan Harvest is a medium bodied Amber Ale with real pecans. The oils from the pecans give this ale a nutty flavors and aromas. This will surely compliment your turkey.

• TDay Mashed Potatoes Brew:

•   TDay Pumpkin Pie Brew:

How about for those beloved mashed potatoes? Try it with Rogue’s Dead Guy. This German style Maibock has a hazy amber appearance and medium body. It has an extremely malty aroma and flavor with a slight hint of hops.

• TDay Turkey Brew:

And now for the turkey!!! To go along with the soon to be Tryptophan overdose try Abita Pecan Harvest

On to my favorite part- dessert! Pumpkin pie to be exact.... Some would say to pair a pumpkin pie with a pumpkin beer, that’s all fine and dandy, but we’ve had a lot of pumpkin this year! How about trying your pumpkin pie with Sierra Nevada’s Narwahl? Midnight black and bold with notes of baker’s cocoa and dark roasted coffee. This massive imperial stout is incredibly complex and explores the darkest depths of of malt flavor.


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SCENE @ UCF AREA KNIGHT LIBRARY The Nation was in full force Prepartying for the UConn Game last month!

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NO.1 - UCF TAILGATE NATION!

This biweekly ritual of the Fall may not only be the greatest outdoor party in the country, but it also best represents a culmination of all the things to be thankful for in our fair city. The beautiful people, immaculate weather, essentially an open bar... or tent, and a communal spirit unrivaled. Now if only the tailgate would migrate into the stadium to help celebrate the Knights migration to a major bowl game. Check out our short list of things to be thankful for in Orlando, and feel free to send us your favorites to editorial@aXismag.com!

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NO.2 - TOSH! no.3 - orlando

CITY SOCCER STADIUM

no.4 - orlando brewing no.5 - 20 Year anniversary of the HOUSE OF BLUES no.6 -Fried pickles at 4rivers  no.7 -ONE80 rooftop view

NO.8 - The Imperial no.9 - NONstop nyc jet blue flights every hour no.10 - Sangria at Ceviche no.11 - The GeekEasy no.12 - CHILLERS Dollar Drink WednesdayS TRADITION no.13 - Fields BMW’S complimentary car wash & LUNCH

NO.14 - spca of central fla no.15 - 50 Year anniversary of the plaza live no.16 - The Willow Tree Café no.17 - ButterBeer @ Wizarding World of Harry Potter no.18 - dog day afternoon no.19 - Halloween Horror Nights NO.20 - Thanksgiving sandwich at Pom Pom Tea House no.21 - Lake Eola fountain with lights & music

no.22 - The Urban Bike Trail no.23 - Whiskey Dick’s no.24 - Taco Tuesday’s @ WALL STREET CANTINA no.25 - Lake Conway sandbar no.26 - Winter Park farmers market on Sat morn no.27 - the dirty Finn @ FINN HENRY’S no.28 - Mochi’s downtown no.29 - orange cycle no.30 - Yum Yum Cupcake truck no.31 - pedicabs after a long night in heels no.32 - wawa on every corner no.33 - a comic shop

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NO.40- CADY WAY TRAIL no.41 - aquatica no.42 - citywalk rising star no.43 - Bowl Week at the Citrus Bowl no.44 - Gringo’s Double D’s

no.45 - ARMOR CROSSFIT

NO.34 - chilling @ Infusion Tea no.35 - dubsdread on the course & the tap room no.36 - Orlando Science Center no.37 - Mystik no.38 - Track Shack no.39 - Texas Toast Melt Burger @ Johnny’s Fillin’ Station

NO.46 - World of Beer  no.47 - korndogg’s karoake no.48 - east end market no.49 - Arnold Palmer Invitational  NO.50 - Orlando Solar Bears no.51 - jeff jones annual fringe debauchery NO.52 - the woods tasty mixology knowledge no.53 - Buckets of beer at the plaza movie theatre

no.54 - andrew spear no.55 - the loge upstairs @ the house of blues no.56 - chris kirkpatrick no.57 - Brighthouse stadium NO.58 - redlight redlight no.59 - ‘lil indies

no.60 - SHINE on Wall street no.61 - pita pit at 2am no.62 - Fleet peeples dog park no.63 - SIN Sunday’s @ HOB no.64 - UCFree music wednesdays

no.65 - BIG BABY


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NO.66 - I-drive’s new look

no.67 - ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL no.77 - gator’s baldwin park no.68 - rock & roll heaven no.78 - the lennon room @ no.69 - breast party ever Hard rock live at Jake & Micky’s no.79 - THE BOOK OF MORMON no.70 - scott maxwell no.80 - EA TIBURON no.81 - BLAKE BORTLES NO.82 - LAKE EOLA FARMER’S MARKET on sundays no.83 - orlando pub crawls no.84 - florida music festival no.85 - 1st Thursday’s at

orlando museum of art

NO.71 - beefy king no.72 - eden bar @ enzian no.73 - drunken monkey no.74 - beebs & her moneymakers no.75 - cocktails & cosmos @ Orlando science center no.76 - UCF POOL PARTIES at the edge

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NO.86 - ralphfest no.87 - BLUE MAN GROUP no.88 - cinco @ wall st plaza no.89 - jeff faine: entrepreneur no.90 - SAK COMEDY LAB no.91 - MILLER LITE GIRLS

NO.92 - ignition @ firestone no.93 - service industry night @ house of blues no.94 - GIBSON SHOWROOM r no.95 - star wars weekend at orlando convention center no.96 - & Surf expo weekend no.97 - 3rd THURS THORNTON PARK NO.98 - FLOYD’s 99 no.99 - epcot ‘around the world’ never gets old no.100 -BIlly maines

no.101 -all the bartenders that put up with the axis staff year round.. there’s too many too name here, but you know who you are, and we salute you!

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N W O D T N U O C L W O B Y S N R U THE B

courtesy of Ashley Burns

With the University of Central Florida (Golden) Knights currently at the front of the pack of the American Athletic Conference, a lot of us UCF fans are doing what we’ve always done better than any other fans in college football – we’re getting way ahead of ourselves. In fact, my imaginary aXis email inbox was flooded with questions this week regarding which bowl games the Knights could eventually play in depending on how the rest of this season pans out, so I thought that I’d take this moment to break down the AAC-affiliated bowls and offer my prediction on where we end up. Whatever you do, don’t go making any travel plans based on what I’ve written right here, only because I don’t want all of the good hotels near the strip clubs getting booked before I can sell my neighbor’s Blu Ray player for travel money. But here are the bowls that we’re looking at with my hopes, dreams, prayers and casual hatred included.

Sugar Bowl (New Orleans)

I’m not a religious sports fan, but if there are sports gods up there pulling the strings for our favorite teams to reward and punish us accordingly, please f*cking let us win out and get a bid to the Sugar Bowl this year. We deserve it for all that we’ve been through, and while I know that we’d be unbearable and so amazingly, undeservedly arrogant if this happened, I really just want a reason to go to New Orleans and act like I’m 23 again. If you want to make sure it’s balanced, make us play FSU or Oregon so the Knights will probably end up looking worse than NIU last year. Just let me go to New Orleans, please and thank you.

Russell Athletic Bowl (Orlando)

Honestly, if UCF doesn’t win out, take the AAC and earn the at-large BCS bid, we could do a lot worse than having to stay in Orlando and enjoy a game at the Citrus Castle. In fact, I kind of miss those old days of playing at the Puke Palace and having to play my favorite game of “No Eye Contact” while I man the grill and ignore the homeless people that beg me for food. Look, smelly bros, if you wanted food so badly, you shouldn’t have spent your money on cigarettes and/or medicine. I know that sounds harsh, but tough love is the only thing that will save this city.

Belk Bowl (Charlotte)

Charlotte is a pretty nice city. I haven’t been there in close to a decade, but I always remember it fondly. What I don’t like about Charlotte, though, is getting there, as I also recall the drive from Orlando to Charlotte to be very boring and filled with many farts. Obviously, I’m not blaming that on the city itself, but I am blaming it on the cities that are on the way to Charlotte. If you had better food available along the way, I wouldn’t have to suffocate from my friends near-crapping their pants.

Pinstripe Bowl (Bronx)

If there’s a way that I could be transported into Yankee Stadium for this game and then immediately transported out of the stadium once it’s complete – preferably to see my friends at Rick’s Cabaret – I would be more than happy with this as a second or third bowl option. However, since that sort of scenario is physically impossible – my previous attempts at teleportation and time travel have come up short, thanks to the meth being too weak – I don’t think I’ll make it to this one.

BBVA Compass Bowl (Birmingham)

Have you ever been to Birmingham? If not, close your eyes and imagine the most boring place in the world with absolutely nothing to do other than step outside your motel room and play, “Guess the smell.” Now imagine that place is 100-times more boring than you’ve already imagined it, and you’ve got Birmingham nailed. The only way I’d go to Birmingham is if I was guaranteed a UCF win and Kate Upton served as my seat cushion.

Liberty Bowl (Memphis)

Never. Never again will I travel to Memphis. One time was all I ever needed, and that loss to Mississippi State had nothing to do with the actual trip experience. I’m sure everyone who went to see UCF beat Georgia in Memphis had a blast and would go again and again, but that city was not meant for me, no matter how much BBQ you throw at my fat ass.

Beef O’Brady’s Bowl (St. Petersburg)

Here’s the thing – if this is the bowl that UCF ends up playing in, it means that the Knights lost at least four of their remaining games. If that happens, I’m going to catch a ride with any of my friends who are going to the game and have them drop me off at Mons Venus so I can drown my sorrows in the parking lot before I go in and get 400 lap dances from Cinnamon and the gang.

Burnsy’s bet? BCS Bowl or bust, bitches.


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