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BRUISE CRUISE 2: WILD RESPECT PureHoney snagged a few of minutes away from Michelle Cable,

one-half (Jonas Stein being her counterpart,) of the team who orchestrated the inaugural three-day high seas garage rock bash known as Bruise Cruise. The amiable booking agent took time to answer questions about what the pair has in store for Bruisers this year. PureHoney: Everyone we have spoken to who went last year tells us what an absolute blast they had. Did things go off better than expected? Cable: We had some concerns with some of the wilder bands we were bringing on board—especially the Black Lips, -- but everything ended up going smoothly. Nobody ended up under cabin arrest; we did not lose anyone at sea. There were many crazy wild times, with lots of booze involved, but everyone was respectful. PH: Do you feel pressure to exceed people’s expectations for this year’s expedition? C: Definitely. Last year we had good programming, and I think everyone was amazed how organized we were. About 40 percent of Bruisers are coming back this year, so our goal is to top what we did last year, with many more surprises in store for everyone. We are going to be doing more pool parties, lots more giveaways, Fucked Up frontman Damian Abraham will be hosting The Bruiser Dating Game. People are also going to get a kick out of comedian Neil Hamburger, he is hilarious. PH: Thee Oh Sees seemed to be the surprise hit of last year’s cruise. Which band do you think will unexpectedly wow audiences this time around? C: It’s got to be The Togas, they are a super group of sorts-- consisting of Ty Segall, Philip Sambol of the Strange Boys, Shannon Shaw from Shannon and the Clams and Lance Wille of the Reigning Sound,--formed just for the cruise. They are going to be the ultimate party band, performing in togas and playing covers of the Beach Boys, Buddy Holly, the Temptations and other classics. Bruisers will have the chance to vote for covers they’d like to hear. PH: For the first time Bruise Cruiser, some essential items to bring on board, sunscreen, Dramamine, earplugs, condoms. Missing anything? C: A voracious appetite for food and drink consumption. An open-minded attitude, that’s for sure. Also I suggest a fanny pack, they really come in handy. Vitamins are important. Don’t forget the fine-dining wear as the Cruisers and bands will be having a three course dinner together. Bruise Cruise sails Feb. 10-13 with pre-parties on 8 The Stage. Although Bruise Cruise has expanded to modate 525 people versus last year’s 400, tickets ing fast. www.bruisecruisefestival.com ~ Alex

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ART HEART: REACH IN, REACH OUT ArtHeart is a philanthropic artist network that organizes art and music shows with the goal of raising money and awareness for charity since 2009

-ArtHeart- reaches out. The brain child of Katya Neptune and Alexis Colbert, the primary goal of ArtHeart is to give back. Art not for personal glory but to support causes that they are passionate about. Join them through collaboration -”change can begin from us“ -ArtHeart- unites friends and artists in order to share their artistic work with the community... with a common goal of raising money through their work to benefit charitable organizations of all stripes. Art with a mission. Art with a heart. ArtHeart’s January 21st event will feature live art performed by local and out of state artists, an indie art gallery and Brooklyn based band Nakota while local skateboarders skate the indoor park at Rocketown. The event will raise money for Rocketown, a community center in Pompano Beach, and My Broken Palace, which provides emotional support to at risk youth. They will also be collecting school supplies for needy children supported by Los Colores. The party runs 5pm-11pm on Saturday, January 21st at Rocketown: 371 S. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach


Thursday, December 29

MATISYAHU @ Dreyfoos Hall

MIKE MINEO @ South Shores Tavern SUNBEARS, FUNCRUSHER @ Respectable Street THE STATE OF @ Dada Friday, December 30 UNIVERSAL CITIZENS @ Dada TOST @ South Shores Tavern RUINS, ROUTINE SCHEME, LIVVERS, STREET CORNER ROMANCE, TOILETS @ The Speakeasy HONEYMOON, NERO @ The Fillmore ROBERT GOODMAN BAND @ World of Beer WPB THE SUPERVILLIANS, ASKULTURA, STOP THE PRESSES @ Culture Room PARTICLE @ Vagabond ORILLA PUSSY, PANZRAM, GHEDE , MALDITO, GRIT, BAKER ACTED @ Churchill’s Pub R.O.M.E, AMP STARZ, SICK FOR BRAINS @ Swampgrass Willys DARLING SWEETS @ Propaganda Saturday, December 31 NYE 500 BLOCK BLOCK PARTY @ 500 Block Clematis Street ISANYONEUP NEW YEARS EVE PARTY @ The Speakeasy NYE JAM w. CLAY GOLDSTEIN @ South Shores Tavern POPPA E & THE E BAND @ Dada BONERAMA @ Bamboo Room THE HEAVY PETS @ Culture Room RICKY JOHNSON, ELEPHANTGUN @ Swampgrass Willys SPOON BEACH, THE MIRRORS, THE GLUTENOUS FEAST, DJ RUSSELL THE LOVE MUSCLE @ Churchill’s Pub COBRA SKULLS, DEAD TO ME, THE CAFFEINDS, ROUTINE SCHEME, SHEEPDOG 84 @ Propaganda

GEORGE PORTER JR. & RUNNIN’ PARDNERS @ Bamboo Room WICKED REVOLVER @ O’Shea’s MIXTAPE RELEASE PARTY @ Propaganda Saturday, January 7 RACHEL ANDES @ Dada SOUTHBOUND HAMMER DOWN TRIO @ The Speakeasy UMPHREYS MCGEE @ Revolution Live THE HIYALITES feat. JOE ISAAC @ Churchill’s Pub THE PEOPLE UPSTAIRS @ Old Keylime House 5TH GEAR @ O’Shea’s MARCIA BALL @ Bamboo Room CHRISTIE LENEE @ Funky Buddha EVERYMEN @ Propaganda Sunday, January 8 COMEDY SPECIAL @ Dada UMPHREYS MCGEE @ Revolution Live SIOUX CITY PETE AND THE BEGGARS, SAMSARA, AWKWARD KISSER, MEDDLING KIDS @ Churchill’s Pub Monday, January 9 TRAVISN’T @ Dada

Friday, January 6 HYMN FOR HER @ Dada ALL THE PRETTY CARS @ The Speakeasy DONNA THE BUFFALO @ Revolution Live

POCKET OF LOLLIPOPS @ Dada DJ HIGRADE @ The Speakeasy GALACTIC @ Revolution Live GALO’S TRIBUTE TO SANTANA @ Bamboo Room ANDY MATCHETT @ Propaganda Sunday, January 15 THE PEOPLE UPSTAIRS @ Banana Boat

SEBADOH, JACUZZI BOYS, PLAINS @ Grand Central FRED EAGLESMITH @ Bamboo Room CHICAGO BLUES BAND @ Dada

Thursday, January 19 DEREK DUNN(.357 STRING BAND), KILLBILLIES, KEVIN POPEJOY @ The Speakeasy THE CAB, THE SUMMER SET, DAYS DIFFERENCE, HE IS WE @ Culture Room JON ZEEMAN @ Bamboo Room

B.B. KING @ Dreyfoos Hall

Thursday, January 5 CHICAGO BLUES BAND @ Dada HOLY SHIP @ Revolution Live ACIDOSIS, WARRICK BREWSEX, DARKARMA @ Churchill’s Pub DAWN PATROL @ Bamboo Room CITY LINES, BLACKHAWK AND THE NIGHTDRIVERS, KALEIGH BAKER @ Propaganda BRIT POP NIGHT WITH MORRISSEY MIKE @ O’Shea’s

BPB New Times County Grind Party: AFROBETA, MOTHERSKY, ASTREA CORPORATION, BOXWOOD, MORE @ Green Room

Wednesday, January 18

Monday, January 2

Tuesday, January 3 TURN DOWN TUESDAY OPEN MIC @ The Speakeasy PANDA PLATYPUS POETRY @ Dada THOMPSON, DINO FELIPE @ Churchill’s Pub

Saturday, January 14

Tuesday, January 17 TURN DOWN TUESDAY OPEN MIC @ The Speakeasy OPEN MIC @ Dada ANBERLIN, FOXY SHAZAM, STATES @ Culture Room CRUCIAL CHAOTIC @ Propaganda

Sunday, January 1 INVOKE THE ARTS @ Dada LARF, ENOUGH, DESISTANCE, NO CHILDREN, FAT JUDGE @ Churchill’s Pub KETCHY SHUBY @ Hurricane Bar

JASON CARDINAL @ Dada

Friday, January 13 THE HOWLING WINDS, WAXAHATCHEE, PALEO ESKIMO @ The Speakeasy HAOCHI WAVES @ Dada FISH HEAD SOUP @ O’Shea’s THE TOILETS, STREET CORNER ROMANCE, WSXPERIENCE @ Swampgrass Willys RUSSIAN TSARLOG, COP CITY, 90’S TEEN, LUMA JUNGER, THIS HEART ELECTRIC, CHROME DICK, SHARLYN EVERTSZ @ Churchill’s Pub CRAZY FINGERS @ Bamboo Room WE KILL GIANTS, FEAR AMONG THE ENEMY, END HIBERNATE @ Propagnda

Tuesday, January 10 TURN DOWN TUESDAY OPEN MIC @ The Speakeasy OPEN MIC @ Dada WHITE PAGES, THE GOLDEN PELICANS, KOOL SKULL, THE GUN HOES, CLAWS, 90’S TEEN, EYELASH, GG MOZART, DION BLACKOUT ANIMA @ Churchill’s Pub Wednesday, January 11 CHICAGO BLUES BAND @ Dada COKEBUST, DOC SHITSTORM, TENEMENT, SLOANE PETERSON, POISON PLANET @ Churchill’s Pub UNIT SIX, 707’S, JOLLY BADFELLOW @ Propaganda Thursday, January 12 SAPPHIC THURSDAY @ The Speakeasy MALCOM TENT @ Propaganda KILLBILLIES @ O’Shea’s

Friday, January 20 EVERYMEN, NEMESIS, BLACK SEAL @ The Speakeasy THE STATE OF @ Dada GAELIC STORM @ Culture Room LEVEL, SLAP @ Swampgrass Willys ENOUGH!, POOL PARTY, BIG CITY BOMBERS, TO BE HATED, UNRV, FLAMINGO NOSEBLEED, THE NO LOVES @ Churchill’s Pub UPROOT HOOTENANNY w/ SMILEY TUNEHEAD @ Bamboo Room MIKE MINEO @ O’Shea’s Saturday, January 21

ART HEART BENEFIT: NAKOTA, LIVE ART, SKATE RAMP and MORE! @ Rocketown

MERRY FRANKSTERZ @ Dada FLAMINGO NOSEBLEED, SHAKERS, BIG CITY BOMBERS, JOLLY BADFELLOW @ The Speakeasy AUGUST BURNS RED @ Revolution Live


FALLING IN REVERSE, OH, SLEEPER, SKIP THE FOREPLAY @ Culture Room THE LIVVERS, NAKED IN 8 DAYS, SHIRT @ Swampgrass Willys ASKULTURA, THE SKANDALS, YUGOSKAVIA, THE ALTERNATE STATE, KING ROOSTER @ Churchill’s Pub GLASS CANDY, CHROMATICS @ Grand Central THE PEOPLE UPSTAIRS @ Hurricane Lounge HONEY ISLAND SWAMP BAND @ Bamboo Room

Thursday, February 2 THE BAND IN HEAVEN @ Respectable Street WAYNE STATIC, POLKADOR CADAVER, THE AGONIST @ Culture Room

Tuesday, February 14 TURN DOWN TUESDAY OPEN MIC @ The Speakeasy DIPLO, SLEIGH BELLS @ Grand Central

Saturday, February 4 THE HARD RICHARDS @ Dada THE CIVIL WARS, ZACH WILLIAMS & THE BELLOW @ Culture Room ROBERT GOODMAN BAND @ Guanabana’s

Thursday,  February 16 BRANDI CARLILE @ Culture Room SADPLANT @ Propaganda

Sunday, January 22 TRAUMA HAWK ART CO-OP: FIRST BLOOD PART II @ Dada REBELUTION @ Revolution Live CANNIBAL CORPSE, KULT OF AZAZEL, DEVASTATOR @ Culture Room FUSIK @ Hurricane Bar

Monday, February 6 TOOL @ Bank Atlantic Center

Saturday, February 18 VOODOO GLOWSKULLS, AUTHORITY ZERO @ Respectable Street SOUNDUO, DUSTHEAD @ Funky Buddha HOOTEN HALLERS, LIBERTY CALL @ Propaganda

Monday, January 23 DINOSAUR Jr., YUCK @ Grand Central

Tuesday, February 21 TURN DOWN TUESDAY OPEN MIC @ The Speakeasy

Tuesday, January 24 TURN DOWN TUESDAY OPEN MIC @ The Speakeasy OPEN MIC @ Dada

Wednesday, February 22 ANDY GRAMMER, RYAN STAR @ Culture Room

Wednesday, January 25 CHICAGO BLUES BAND @ Dada ME TALK PRETTY, MADINA LAKE, HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS @ Culture Room

Thursday, February 23 SAW DOCTORS @ Revolution Live

Thursday, January 26 G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE, KRISTY LEE @ Culture Room KILLBILLIES @ O’Shea’s ACROSS THE UNIVERSE TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES @ Bamboo Room Friday, January 27

AGENT ORANGE @ Respectable Street

ASTREA CORPORATION @ Dada LED ZEPPELIN 2 @ Revolution Live THE STONECUTTERS, ELEPHANTGUN, SOUTH SIDE DUB @ Swampgrass Willys HORROR NIGHT WITH ABIOTIC, BLOWTORCH SODOMY, WARRICK, VISIONARIES @ Churchill’s Pub THE NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS @ Bamboo Room ETHER @ Propaganda Saturday, January 28 THE KILLS @ Revolution Live ANTHONY GREEN, THE DEAR HUNTER, @ Culture Room FISH HEAD SOUP @ O’Shea’s MIKE SANCHEZ, LUKE PENNELL, SIMPLE SO FAR @ Swampgrass Willys CHARLIE PICKETT, WALTURE LURE, THE REACTIONS @ Churchill’s Pub THE NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS @ Bamboo Room VIVA LA VOX, JOE BUCK @ Propaganda Tuesday, January 31 TURN DOWN TUESDAY OPEN MIC @ The Speakeasy D.R.U.G.S. @ Revolution Live THEOPHILUS LONDON @ Grand Central

Friday, February 17 YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND @ Revolution Live VNV NATION, STRAFTANZ @ Culture Room SOUNDUO @ Speakeasy Lounge

Tuesday, February 28 TURN DOWN TUESDAY OPEN MIC @ The Speakeasy Thursday, March 1 BOYCE AVENUE @ Revolution Live Tuesday, February 7 TURN DOWN TUESDAY OPEN MIC @ The Speakeasy

Friday, March 2 ICED EARTH @ Revolution Live PERPETUAL GROOVE @ Culture Room

Wednesday, February 8

Saturday, March 3 DARK STAR ORCHESTRA @ Revolution Live ROBERT GOODMAN BAND @ Brogues PERPETUAL GROOVE @ Culture Room

ALLSTAR WEEKEND @ Revolution Live

Friday, March 9 HENRY ROLLINS @ Revolution Live

BRUISE CRUISE PRE-PARTY 1: BLOWFLY, QUINTRON & MISS PUSSYCAT, THE TOGAS, MIKAL CRONIN, DEAF POETS @ The Stage Thursday, February 9

BRUISE CRUISE PRE-PARTY 2: FUCKED UP, THEE OH SEES, KING KHAN & THE SHRINES, THE SOFT PACK, TBA @ The Stage ZACH DEPUTY, COPE @ Culture Room THE BEAUVILLES @ Funky Buddha

February 10-13 FUCKED UP, KING KHAN & THE SHRINES, THE SOFT PACK, THEE OH SEES, THE DIRTBOMBS, QUINTRON & MISS PUSSYCAT, MIKAL CRONIN, VOCKAH REDU, ANNA SEREGINA, NEIL HAMBURGER, THE TOGAS, VIVAN GIRLS DJ SET, JONATHAN TOUBIN @ Bruise Cruise 2012 Friday, February 10 THOUSANDS OF ONE @ Funky Buddha Saturday, February 11 ROBERT GOODMAN BAND @ Brogues THE BEAUVILLES, PEOPLE @ Propaganda SLEIGH BELLS/DIPLO @ Revolution Live

Saturday, March 10 BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS @ Culture Room JOVANOTTI @ Grand Central Sunday, March 11 LIGHTS @ Culture Room Friday, March 16 MUTEMATH @ Revolution Live SOUL ASYLUM @ Culture Room Sunday, March 18 YOUNG THE GIANT, GROUPLOVE @ Culture Room Saturday, March 24 HOT CHELLE RAE @ Culture Room Sunday, March 25 BLUE OCTOBER @ Revolution Live Friday, March 30 THE NAKED AND FAMOUS @ Grand Central


SPRENGEL & LIVERWURSTY: HARDLY ART, HARDLY GARBAGE CORA SPRENGEL: Skin flaps, some bright dirt, the gaieties of everyday life strain, Michael Jackson and TAMBORA REKOTZ: a small-german-town-namedHannover-based collective of friends inspired by Autofreier Sonntag (car-free sunday), old men with a passion for motorized pink handbags, a small dirty bar called Kötnerstube, some guitars, Expo 2000 remains, some TV overkills, old dogs, wind of change – earworms and mutual hate for the public transportation system. TAMBORA REKOTZ’s favorite work routine since 2007: mixing it all up and molding it into shows that are like exhibitions that are like shows, and that have made some people want to stay in Hannover. Nevertheless, Cora Sprengel and Bianca Liverwursty, two of TR’s founding members, are currently staying in New York City for a few months – to take a look around, bring some stuff back home, intern, see a lot of good bands and eat a lot of hamburgers. Besides creating a major part of TAMBORA REKOTZ’s posters and artworks, Cora Sprengel studies Scenography at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hannover, after having quit her Liberal Arts studies in Bremen. Her drawings and comics were last shown at the Oberdeck, one of the very few lasting nonconformist arts and music institutions in Hannover. The artwork for BRUISE CRUISE is a collaboration between Sprengel & Liverwursty. Looking through Gary Gilmore’s eyes, for sure! (If you want to get in touch with TAMBORA REKOTZ for shows, artworks, or just to say hi: tamborarekotz@yahoo.de


D I S C O S O M A Since the start of 2010 Discosoma Records has been pressing first-

rate vinyl from South Florida’s optimum acts, releasing 7-inch singles from Plains, Guy Harvey, Beings, ANR, and Little Daggers to name a few. Run by marine biologist Colin Foord and musician Jared McKay, Discosoma is not your everyday record label—matter of fact, it would not be a stretch calling it a charitable organization. All the profits made from its limited-edition vinyl releases go directly to the Coral Restoration Foundation, a non-profit conservation organization committed to reef restoration in the Florida Keys. The name Discosoma actually refers to a genus of corallimorphs, which are circular-shaped cousins to corals. Besides running a record label, Foord and McKay also head MORPHOLOGIC, a marine biologymeets-art endeavor based in Miami. People had better scramble to get the Discosoma’s latest release, Social Creep —a posthumous 7-inch from the now broken up Miami unhinged postpunk troupe Beings. With only 100 copies made of these hand-numbered, glow –in-the-dark vinyl, with sleeve art by the band itself, we are sure they will not be in existence much longer. For 2012, the label is working on putting out a South Florida compilation called Flannel Beach , a 12-inch record that will feature Discosoma “regulars” as well as Jacuzzi Boys, The Jameses and The Dewars. www.discosomarecords.tumblr.com ~ Alex Rendon


REMEMBERING JEFF STRATTON I first met Jeff Stratton in December of 2000 when I interviewed for the job of calendar editor at New Times Broward/Palm Beach. This being my first job interview out of college, I did what I was supposed to do and wore a nice suit. The editor of the paper brought me into a smallish room with a table and chair, complimented my suit, and invited me to meet the music editor, as I had held that position at my previous gig working for my university’s version of an altweekly.

Jeff Stratton walked in wearing cut-off olive green shorts and a faded black T-shirt that, in Coca-Cola script, read “Enjoy Satan.” I have never felt so overdressed. Anyway, I got the job and worked next to the man for the next four years. After I moved to the other local weekly, City Link, we remained great friends. So when word came down of his sudden death this past week in Honduras, where he had moved a couple of years before, it hit me pretty hard. But while those of us who knew him and loved him feel his loss most deeply, Stratton’s death is a loss for everyone who knew his work. I went on at City Link to write that paper’s music column for four years. My editor there, Jake Cline, had written it for almost a decade. After I took it over, New Times went through a succession of music columnists, including Audra Schroeder and Jonathan Zwickel. Of all of us who covered music in the last decade, when Stratton was at his best, there was no one better. I loved him like a brother. ~Dan Sweeney



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