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K I T C H E N S TA F F Publisher /// Mitch Foster mitch@showsigoto.com Layout, Design, & Video /// Hannah Wistort hannah@showsigoto.com Copy Editor /// Raven Brajdic raven@showsigoto.com Press Coordinator /// Daryl Bowen daryl@showsigoto.com

PHOTOGRAPHERS Cover & Centerfold /// Chris “Grizzlee” Martin grizz@showsigoto.com /// @grizzleemartin What’s Your Style /// Alex Dixon alex@showsigoto.com /// @dix.jpg Rohna /// Amanda Laferriere amanda@showsigoto.com /// @ajpgphoto The Flyin Fotog /// Matthew Wright matthew@showsigoto.com /// @the.flyin.fotog NIGHTLY /// Cindy Ros cindy@showsigoto.com /// @cindyros_

CONTRIBUTORS Cover photo from Florida Man Music Festival 2019 Photograph by Chris “Grizzlee” Martin Camera — Nikon D850 /// Lens — 70-200 mm 2.8

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We’ve made it to number five. Hig h five! It’s been a lot of late nights , greeting the sun, and sleeping on the couch. Worth it? 100%. When everything is moving around you, it’s important to tak e a refrain and realize you’re do ing ok. While you’re in the middle of everythin g, you can’t see a wide enough pe rspective to realize this. It’s necessary to zoo m-out and hop out of your bubb le to see you’re floating right along as you should. We’re doing the thing. A year ago, we weren’t doing a damn thing. We just had all these ideas and dream s. Now it’s a tangible thing you’re holding and reading (unless you’re readin g the digital version). There are a lot of great sho ws coming up all around central and northern Florida. Check out the food featur e on The New Standard. Read Pe rry’s interview with jazz pianist, Ben Rosenblum on page #54, and catch him on Jan 29th in Orlando. Read about Amanda’s first tour of the year with the ba nd Rohna on page #38. Find your inspiration this month in Rachael’s Glowscop es on page #58. Thank you for supporting thi s thing we love. We made this for you , if you like it then tell all your friends. Cheers,

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CONTENTS ISSUE 05 06

/// central & northern florida music & event Calenders ///

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/// the new standard winter park ///

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/// what’s your style with evan taylor jones ///

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/// fests i go to with spencer storch ///

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/// en film ///

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/// flyin fotog with matthew wright ///

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/// centerfold pull out poster ///

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/// drink of the month with skinny ///

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/// THE BEST OR NOTHING - ART ///

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/// rohna by amanda laferriere ///

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/// titty goat art by canada ///

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/// brews i go to - brewery listing ///

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/// giveaways - tickets to shows and festivals ///

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/// skate parks - interview with blake taylor ///

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/// album reviews & local love ///

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/// perry’s diddles - interview with ben rosenblum by perry goldman ///

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/// glowscopes - for the female entrepreneur with rachael welsh ///

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/// places i go to ///

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AEG PRESENTS ILIZA SHLESINGER *2 SHOWS*

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DANCE, DREAM & INSPIRE

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MARC MARON: HEY, THERE’S MORE TOUR

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CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE: LED ZEPPELIN “LED ZEPPELIN”

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GILBERTO SANTA ROSA

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DANIEL EL TRAVIESO

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CASH CAB’S BEN BAILEY

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CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE: THE DOORS “L.A. WOMAN”

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PATTON OSWALT: I LOVE EVERYTHING TOUR

3/01 CAMILA: HACIA ADENTRO TOUR 3/06

SECH: SUEÑOS TOUR

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CARNA BIS COM HARMONIA DO SAMBA CONVIDADOS

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AEG PRESENTS JILL SCOTT

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RICARDO MONTANER

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AMERICA

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LOUD AND LIVE PRESENTS INDIA & MANNY MAUNEL

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CHRIS TUCKER

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AEG PRESENTS TINY MEAT GANG

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AEG PRESENTS BRITTANY HOWARD

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BERT KREISCHER: THE BERTY BERT WORLD TOUR *3 SHOWS*

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PRINCE ROYCE

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NIKKI GLASER

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WHITNEY CUMMINGS: HOW DARE YOU TOUR

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MINISTRY WITH SPECIAL GUESTS KMFDM AND FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY

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THE AUSTRALIAN PINK FLOYD SHOW: ALL THAT YOU FEEL TOUR 2020

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ORLANDO • KISSIMMEE • DAYTONA • MELBOURNE • COCOA

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The New Standard Fine dining. Excellent music. A wonderful vibe. Dexter’s New Standard is an upscale dining and live entertainment venue located in Winter Park’s “Ravaudage” retail and hospitality complex. The restaurant features New American cuisine by Executive Chef, Ryan McLaughlin /// @chefmclaughlin /// and pastries by inhouse baker, Lydia Murphy /// @butchershopbaker /// The robust creative cocktails, craft beer, and wine menu is developed by the Director of Operations, Erin Allport. Dexter’s in Winter Park was established in 1984. When Dexter fell ill, he sold all his renowned “Dexter’s” restaurants to independent owners. The Dexter’s in Winter Park was purchased by tremendous supporters of the local music and arts scene, Nate & Kellie Landwer. The New Standard is an homage to what Dexter originally established. After a long soft opening in the fourth quarter of 2019, The New Standard hosted a Grand Opening in January of 2020. This “supper club” style restaurant feels like the City Winery of the south. The music program is directed by local legend, Thomas Wynn /// @thomaswynnandthebelievers /// who makes sure The New Standard “features live music and entertainment seven nights per week, showcasing local, regional, and national talent.” The late night food menu is also available seven nights a week and you can usually join the jam onstage if you’re feeling it.

1035 N Orlando Ave #101 Winter Park, FL 32789 (407) 316-2278 reservations@newstandardwp.com HOURS 11am — 2am Monday-Saturday 11am — 12am Sunday

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J.TESFA Foreword:

What s Your STYLE ‘

Greetings, give, and give thanks. Welcome to “What’s Your Style” #05 presented by The Owl’s Attic. As many of you know, I have an indescribably passionate love for music. But who recorded my first CD 10 years ago? Who helped me put out my first single on social platforms? Who went and performed on my first tour with me? J. TESFA!!! If this preface hasn’t sold you on how great of a person he is, wait ‘til you get to know him through his music and style in cohesion with his sounds. Yes... sounds is plural because from Hip Hop to R&B, he’s becoming even more versatile along the spectrum. I love this man. I loved spending time with him on the set. After an 11 year hiatus, J.Tesfa is back and the best he has ever been. He sounds like he’s fresh off of 106th & Park Ave — even though he’s a Brooklyn boy. The Big Apple jaw sound is ingrained in him, but most of his musical influences are not from New York. Today, Tesfa is performing and collaborating all over the southeast region and in fact just showcased his talent at the AC3 Festival in Atlanta, and right after, traveled to Nashville to participate in the powerhouse artists function “Judy Stakee’s Songwriting Retreat.” He is currently promoting his latest single “Came Too Far” which speaks directly to his supporters about how he decided to overcome certain obstacles in order to continue pursuing music. For this style session, I wanted to put something a little more clean cut on him, but still keep his soulful hiphop identity in tact. I believe we both agree that the button-down shirt I chose reminds us of, “Prince, and if he were to have his own universe — the shirt is how his skies would look.” Tesfa loved the shirt so much that he ended up purchasing it after the interview. The wing tip shoe was a nice new fit for him along with those old bootcut Wrangler jeans. The icing on the cake, and as I was saying about keeping “his soulful hip-hop identity in tact,” was that purple bandana, which (bandanas are something) he is known for wearing. And oh yeah, he ended up buying it as well.

@j.tesfa /// jtesfa.com @the_owls_attic /// theowlsattic.com

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fests i go to With Spencer Storch @swstorch “I’m the mascot for the greatest group of people!” Cody Bean of Viking Productions reciprocates the love from the crowd with a raspy voice at the end of the Eigth Hometeam New Years Rally. Once again, he and his team have thrown one hell of a party. I arrive to the get-down on Friday in the early evening and drive through the muddy, soggy ground to my camping spot. Lucky to find a bit of high ground next to a tree, I set up my tent and belongings while listening to Bonnie Blue play their Southern rock. Maddox Ranch is a beautiful property with sprawling fields and great shade for camping around their old wooden stage. I love that they have some outdoor showers so I can gaze at the stars while I scrub. After unpacking and meeting new friends, I head out to explore this boutique music festival. The Rally features 22 bands, four stages, a selection of food vendors, and clothing outlets. The first music of the weekend for me is Anthill Cinema (formerly The Difference). They are an experimental fusion seven-piece from St. Petersburg, Fla. It really means that they touch on all kinds of genres. This set includes flares of hip-hop and even has some thrashing rock moments. They entertain the growing crowd while fire spinners light up the left side of the stage. No matter the style, these guys rock out! Check out their “Pop Song:” When Ajeva plays, I make sure I’m there. Recently dropping their self-titled album ‘Ajeva’ in early October, 2019. Their lead singer, Reed Skahill is dressed in all black and brings all kinds of energy to the stage. He sings their soulful jam music which is sometimes electronic, other times jazzy, or a bit rockin’. They perform great tunes like “Off the Mountain,” “Something Else,” and “Funky Green Men.” Michael Nivens scores a touchdown with his solos and noodling by weaving through and around his band like a streaking running back navigating the defense. They close down the main stage with style, leaving me wanting more. The late night shows include sounds from Free Range Strange, a bluegrass jam band that centers around the power duo of Sunny Rae (vocals, ukulele) and Timber (guitar, mandolin, vocals). These two and their band play rowdy covers, including a nod to Eric Clapton with “After Midnight.” But at the same time, the festival has a second late-night stage going with Tony Tyler (guitar) of Comeback Alice hosting an all-star session.

Photos by Mandi Nulph @mandisaysdance

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Waking up on Saturday I survey the swamp ground around us. Mud and puddles are everywhere as people tip-toe through the mess to get where they’re going. There is still a dry patch of ground between my camp and the stages, so I get ready and head down to the music. Somatic is the first set of the day. They are a serious collection of talent that’s from the blues side of town. Today they are so light at fluffy as I walk up to the set with Stephanie Perez and Max Kipnis providing jazzy guitars. Sean Hartley’s bass is soft and fuzzy while Cody Moore on sax/keys sprinkles in droplets funk—perfect for this slow and soggy morning. They cover Queens of the Stone Age “Make It Wit Chu” where Perez rips a lengthy solo with poise. Shredding on her ax, she fills Maddox Ranch with remarkable soul and power. Later in the set, Jamal Wright (drums, Holey Miss Moley) and Hartley pair up and take on Vulfpeck’s “Beastly” with skill and precision. Guavatron from West Palm Beach, Fla. is badass. They are so much fun to dance to! Conor Crookham (bass) seems to shoulder the biggest workload as this party pops off. His plush, heavy tone is dreamy all set long. They sit in the pocket so well, with little flares and changes to the steady cycle. The sun has begun to set and the lights on stage make the stage and band illuminate with fresh colors. The lights move to just behind the band, providing silhouettes and sounds that are more than impressive. The Guava Train keeps on rollin’ as the band never stops playing during their two hour set. “Jam>Awake>Spring Roll>Jam>Xilla>All Systems Go>Ray Gun.” Adonis Frangiskakis brings the grooves on guitar while Casey Luden (Drums / Vocals) and Rodney Hansen (Keyboards) round out this band on the rise. Following their set and the end of the rain, Cope takes the stage to once again wow the crowd and show why they are St. Pete/Tampa’s premiere jam band. I brought my dancin’ shoes for this party! They entertain the crowd with funk, jam, and rock. The star of the show tonight is Juanjamon. He dazzles with keys and sax solos that are more than impressive. Each song he takes to the next level with his elevated playing. Every now and then lead guitarist Dennis Stadelman would take over for a short but intense solo. They come out of a jam back to the structure of the song and the crowd goes nuts! Just then, glowing jellyfish on poles appear above the crowd, dancing and floating to the music. They invite up Sean Maloney of Legacy Orchestra Collective to sing during “Going Home.” Their clean transitions and bubbly songs have the crowd worked into a full lather when they play their biggest song, “Shake It.” Roosevelt Collier has since joined the party and brings his electric slide guitar for a spin. The set ends with a birthday celebration for bassist extraordinaire Kenny Stadelman. Some lovely ladies present him with a cake and we all hoot and holler. After all, this IS a family affair. After the music we have fun with our friends in the dark, bouncing from campsite to campsite.

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After sleeping for a little while (I did sleep...didn’t I?), Este Loves is the first band of the day and they serenade me while I struggle to take on the day. Weather conditions are improving: the ground is drying up and the sun is shining. They cover “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley as well as some other lovely songs on this breezy afternoon. I’m not planning on leaving camp anytime soon, but the next band, Golden Era, starts their set with a cover of Eminem’s “Drug Ballad.” This song/artist is a favorite of mine and I have never heard this track performed live. I hustle to get my socks and shoes on, grab a bag of Doritos, and skip down to the front of the stage where Nook Nguyen dominates the lyrics and Michelle Caudle sings backup vocals. Whoaaa So good! They play another cool song called “Vietnam on Acid,” that blows my mind. Rockin’ with an anarchist vibe, it sounds like a Rage Against the Machine song. They continue with a cover of “Juicy” by Notorious B.I.G. but twist it to be their own halfway through, changing the instrumental track to fit their style while still rippin’ the lyrics over top. Artist at large, Matt Lapham, comes out to help with the Warren G. & Nate Dogg’s “Regulators.” Holey Miss Moley bring the funk for the final set on the main stage. They have a round of sit-ins with Matt Lapham, Stephanie Perez and Dan from The Reality contribute to the big sound on stage. Christian Ryan lets loose a lengthy sax solo on a salsa number and the crowd loves it! People grab their dance partner and begin dancing to this spicy Spanish tune. Suddenly, Dennis Stadelman from Cope comes on stage and peppers in a short but strong solo on guitar. Then he exits as quickly as he appeared. They continue the set with cover of Orgone’s “Don’t Stop” on the way to Cody Bean the Viking taking the stage to tell the crowd how much they mean to him. He gives his emotions to the crowd and they do a fake NYE countdown that ends with the band playing “We Are Family,” “Do It Like You Do,” by Lettuce, and a Parliament Funkadelic song. What a set! From here we get a few hours of the St. Pete. string sensation, Tire Fire. Led by supreme guitarist Critter, they play for the remaining Rally fans. Later in the evening, all of the best guitarists of the weekend congregated for one last campfire set. Artists join and drop out like popcorn cooking over a fire. You never know who will walk up and join in the fun. Although we have to trek across the muck and mire to get there, the jams are great, and the festival organizers show up the music with a fresh keg to keep the party going all night. I had a great time at Hometeam New Years Rally once again and can’t wait to see what unfolds for this perfectly-small festival. Just remember, your New Year’s Resolution doesn’t start until you take down your Christmas decorations.

Read full review at — showsigoto.com /// @hometeamnewyears

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I readily admit, since the last publication I don’t have much to write about. I’ve been all work and no play. Planes, trains, automobiles. But here I am at the beginning of a new decade. The first month of the new year and my last month being based in New York. Starting in February I’ll be based in Orlando and one step closer to not feeling like a man with no place to call home. Things are really shaking up. And I mean that in a literal sense. My work travels recently took me to Puerto Rico, where I had my first experience with an earthquake. Luckily I was in San Juan where the jolting was not as intense as on the south side of the island. Even still, it’s an odd sensation to feel the world tremble around me. Eight floors up, it felt like the building was drunk and swaying in the wind. It puts into perspective just how small we are when it comes to the forces of nature and just how fleeting our existence can be. Maybe it’s a good time to do all those things I’ve kept on my to-do list; with the exception of my desire to visit the ancient lands of Persia. Right now might not be the best time for that. But maybe I should finally sign up for salsa lessons. Preferably before LPT has their album release party at 1904 Music Hall in Jacksonville on January 31st. And I certainly should take a tango lesson in Buenos Aires when I’m done exploring Patagonia at the end of February. It’s time to tear up the dance floor that is life. 2020, the year of perfect vision. Let’s keep our eyes set on possibilities. - mw

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ON TOUR w/ ROHNA /// By Amanda Laferriere /// @ajpgphoto I set some goals for 2020 at the start of the year. One of those was to go on tour again since I did not do that in 2019. The night of January 1st, one of the guys in Rohna texted me to see if I could come out with them to make some content and help out. I got my shifts covered at work and we headed out a couple of days later. Rohna is a rock band based in Tampa Fla. made up of Nick Rovello (vocals, guitar), Luca Canalungo (drums, vocals), Andres Hernandez (bass, vocals), and Austin Burdi (guitar). Their debut album, ‘The Beautiful Ordinary’, was released on January 3rd (review on page #53). They kicked off their first tour on this day in Miami. The tour continued with backto back dates in Orlando, Gainesville, Charleston, Charlotte, Atlanta, Valdosta, Tallahassee, and Tampa. A nine-date tour with only one day off is a little ambitious for a first run, but they pulled it off without a hitch (except for the fact that we all got sick).

We managed to get to every load-in on time, eat some great food (go to Mama Kim’s if you’re ever in Charleston, SC), and meet some phenomenal people (listen to Mama Stone from Valdosta, GA and check out Hole In The Wall Productions in Charleston). Between all of the shows, the guys managed to make time to be featured in the Valdosta Daily Times podcast and record an acoustic version of their track “Blood Moon” at KOTP Recordings in Tallahassee, Fla. I had only worked with the guys in Rohna a handful of times prior to this run, but they made me feel like family right off the bat. It was an absolute blast to work with them and I can’t wait to do it again. In the meantime, I’ll be streaming their album to cope with the fact that I already miss hearing the songs live every night. Rohna can be found on all social platforms at @rohnamusic and on all streaming platforms as Rohna. Stay tuned for some new dates announced soon so you can 39 experience ‘The Beautiful Ordinary’ firsthand.


METAL stories for metal HEADs by Randy Cook METALLICA I can pinpoint the day my life changed forever — hearing Metallica for the first time. It’s 1984 and I’m a musically impressionable 14-year-old whose only real outlet for new music is the radio (and whatever my friends were listening to). I went to my first concert — Van Halen — and a few months later my second show was Ozzy Ozbourne and Mötley Crüe. Later the same year, after turning 15, my friends and I went to see RATT open for Billy Squire and then Dokken opening for Ronnie James Dio. My first calendar year of concerts was pretty well stacked with the heavyweights of hard rock at the time, but little did I know that in the not-too-distant future I would get a job as a prep cook in a seafood restaurant and meet a dude nicknamed “Captain” who would set me down the path to become the metalhead that I am today. The day is March 3, 1986. It’s freaking pouring at night when I get off work at the restaurant. One of the “older” dudes I worked with (Captain — was probably like 25, 30 at most) offers me a ride home so I’m not riding my bike home in the rain. As soon as we got in the car he sparks up a fat joint and asks if I knew Metallica had released their new album today? He says he stopped off to get it before coming in to work today and did not have a chance to listen to it on the way in. I tell him I’ve heard of them but have never listened to any of their music. I learned of Metallica from reading the various music magazines I had, some of which I had the centerfolds of affixed to my bedroom walls. Receiving absolutely zero radio airplay back in those days, the band slipped through the cracks and neither I nor my friends had listened to them yet. Looking back on it, I guess it had to be a combination of my lack of funds and thinking that, by the look of the band members in the magazines, they were probably too heavy for my taste. Also, prior to the seafood restaurant job my only source of funds for cassettes and concert tickets was mowing yards. When I went to the local record store, 99% of the time I already had an intended purchase in mind. Damn, was I wrong. Captain opens the cassette from its wrapper and pops it into the tape deck. Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’ release starts playing the soft, inviting sounds of an acoustic guitar plucking with what I have always associated as a matador-style flamenco/Spanish sound. Just as those first few tokes were gripping hold of the relaxation sensory nerves in my brain, “Battery” rips away from the acoustic guitar and just absolutely shreds my ears with such a wall of sound that I immediately instinctively start nodding my head up and down. Holy shit this is freaking awesome!

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I did not live very far away from work, so I only made it about halfway through the second (and title) track before we got to my house. Captain could tell that I was definitely digging the sound and since he had the new cassette to listen to he let me borrow Metallica’s previous release, ‘Ride the Lighting’. Quite high from the ride home I remember cleaning up from work, sitting down to listen, and being just totally blown away by what I was hearing. I brought it with me the next morning when my buddy Timbro came over and picked me up for school. As soon as school got out, Timbro and I went straight to the record store and got our hands on every Metallica release we could.

After digesting as much Metallica as we possibly could over the next few weeks, Timbro picked me up one day for the beach and popped in a Slayer cassette. Holy fricking moly, it was metalhead game on from there on out. 1986 turned out to be quite a glorious year to find my way down the path to become the Chief Metal Officer (of hornsraised.com and showsigoto.com) I am today. In addition to ‘Master of Puppets’, two other thrash metal genre defining albums were released with Slayer’s ‘Reign in Blood’ and Megadeth’s ‘Peace Sells... but Who’s Buying?’. I literally wore out the cassette I had of ‘Reign in Blood’ and ended up replacing all three of those cassette purchases with the CD versions. 1988 brought us to our first time seeing Metallica live. Now all these years later, I have seen Metallica eight times in seven different cities across four states. Throughout the years I have always professed that ‘Master of Puppets’ is one of the defining albums of my—and the thrash metal— generation. Still to this day I hold their first four albums in the highest regard. But, in full disclaimer here, ‘…And Justice for All’ has evolved to be my all-time front to back favorite release from Metallica. Looking forward to seeing Metallica four more times this year — on May 1 and May 3 at Epicentre Festival 2020 in Concord, North Carolina, and May 8 and May 10 at Welcome To Rockville Festival 2020 in Daytona Beach, Florida. P.s. To this day I still do not know the Captain’s real name, but wherever he may be today, Captain, I salute you!


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Lost Shirt Brewing /// 7025 Industrial Rd., Unit B West Melbourne, FL 32904

Silverking Brewing Company /// 325 E. Lemon St. Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

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Ten 10 Brewing Company (home of Ten10 Fest) /// 1010 Virginia Dr. Orlando, FL 32803

Half Wall Brewery /// 1889 FL-44, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

Brooksville Brewing Company /// Commercial Way Spring Hill, FL 34606

Broken Strings Brewery (home of 11Eleven Fest) /// 1012 W. Church St. Orlando, FL 32805

From ORL to TPA

Rapp Brewing Co. /// 10930 Endeavour Way Seminole, FL 33777

River City Brewing Company /// 835 Museum Circle Jacksonville, FL 32207

Castle Church Brewing /// 6820 Hoffner Ave., Orlando, FL 32822 Orlando Brewing /// 1301 Atlanta Ave. Orlando, FL 32806 Tactical Brewing Company /// 4882 New Broad St , Orlando, FL 32814 Ivanhoe Park Brewing /// 1300 Alden Rd, Orlando, FL 32803 Redlight Redlight Beer Parlour & Brewery /// 2810 Corrine Drive Orlando, FL 32803 Motorworks Brewing coming soon /// 131 N. Orange Ave., Orlando, 32801 Whisper Creek Farm: The Kitchen and The Brewery /// JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes 4012 Central Florida Parkway Orlando, FL 32837 Sea Dog Brewing Co. Orlando /// 8496 Palm Parkway Orlando 32836 Dead Lizard Brewing Company /// 4507 36th St. Orlando, FL 32811 Crooked Can Brewing /// 426 W Plant St. Winter Garden, FL 34787 Grove Roots Brewing Company /// 300 Third St. SW Winter Haven, FL 33880 Hourglass Brewing /// 480 S Ronald Reagan Blvd. Longwood, FL 32750 Hourglass Brewing (new!) /// 2500 Curry Ford Rd, Orlando, FL 32806 Big River Grille & Brewing Works /// 2101 N. Epcot Resort Blvd. Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 Cask & Larder /// 565 W. Fairbanks Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789 Orange County Brewers /// 1117 International Pkwy suite 1701, Lake Mary, FL 32746 Deadly Sins Brewing /// 750 Jackson Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789 The Bear & Peacock /// 1280 Orange Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789 Bowigens Beer Company /// 1014 State Road 436 Casselberry, FL 32707 WopsHops Brewing Co. /// 419 S. Sanford Ave. Sanford, FL 32771 Sanford Brewing Company /// 400 S. Sanford Ave. Sanford, FL 32771 Persimmon Hollow Brewing Co. /// 111 W. Georgia Ave. Deland FL, 32720 Playalinda Brewing Company /// 305 S. Washington Ave. Titusville Florida 32796 Playalinda Brewing Company-Brix Project /// 5220 S. Washington Ave. Titusville, FL 32780 Central 28 Beer Company /// 290 Springview Commerce Drive #1 DeBary, FL 32713 Daytona Beach Brewing Company /// 482 Fentress Blvd Suite N. Daytona Beach, FL 32114 Dirty Oar Beer Company /// 331 King St. Cocoa, FL 32922 Banana River Brewing Company /// 226 King St. Cocoa, FL 32922 New Smyrna Beach Brewing Company /// 112 Sams Ave. New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 Ormond Brewing Company /// 301 Division Avenue #13 Ormond Beach, FL 32117 Tomoka Brewery /// 188 E. Granada Blvd. Ormond Beach, FL 32176 Beachside Brew Pub /// 1368 Ocean Shore Blvd. Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL 32176 Florida Beer Company /// 200 Imperial Blvd. Cape Canaveral, FL 32920 Tomoka Brewing Co. /// 4647 S Clyde Morris Blvd. Port Orange, FL 32129 Mount Dora Brewing/The Rocking Rabbit Brewery /// 405 South Highland St. Mount Dora, FL 32757 Charlie & Jake’s Brewery Grille /// 6300 N Wickham Road, No. 137 Melbourne, FL 32940 Intracoastal Brewing Company /// 652 W. Eau Gallie Blvd. Melbourne, FL 32935 Hell ‘n’ Blazes Brewing Company /// 1002 E. New Haven Ave. Melbourne, FL 32901

Two Henrys Brewing Company /// 5210 W. Thonotosassa Road, Plant City, FL 33565 Brew Hub Lakeland /// 4100 S. Frontage Road, Building 700 Lakeland, FL 33815 Swan Brewing /// 115 W. Pine St. Lakeland, FL 33815 Brew Pop Brewery /// 2122 Highway 92 W., Auburndale, FL 33823 The Florida Brewery Co /// 202 Gandy Road, Auburndale, FL 33823

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JDub’s Brewing Company /// 1215 Mango Ave. Sarasota FL 34237 Sarasota Brewing Company /// Gateway Ave. Sarasota, FL 34231

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Big Top Brewing Company /// 6111B Porter Way Sarasota, FL 34232 Calusa Brewing /// 5701 Derek Ave. Sarasota, FL 34233 Crooked Thumb Brewery /// 555 10th Ave. S. Safety Harbor, FL 34695 Lagerhaus Brewery & Grill /// 3438 East Lake Business Palm Harbor, FL 34685 Stilt House Brewery /// 625 Palm Harbor Blvd. Palm Harbor, FL 34683

Rock Brothers Brewing Company /// 1901 N. 15th St., Tampa, FL 33605

Palm Harbor Brewery /// 1022 Georgia Ave. Palm Harbor, FL 34683

Green Bench Brewing Co. /// 1134 First Ave. N. St. Petersburg, FL 33705

De Bine Brewing Co. /// 993 Florida Ave. Palm Harbor, FL 34683

Cycle Brewing /// 534 Central Ave. St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Big Storm Brewing – Pasco /// 2330 Success Drive Odessa, FL 33556

3 Daughters Brewing /// 222 22nd St. S. St. Petersburg, FL 33712

In The Loop Brewing /// 3338 Land O Lakes Blvd., Land O’ Lakes 34639

St. Pete Brewing Company /// 544 First Ave. N. St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Craft Life Brewing /// 2624 Land O Lakes Blvd. Land O’ Lakes, Florida 34639

Mastry’s Brewing Co. /// 7701 Blind Pass Rd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706 Cage Brewing /// 2001 First Ave. S. St. Petersburg, FL 33712 Pinellas Ale Works /// 1962 First Ave S. St Petersburg FL 33712. Flying Boat Brewing Co. /// 1776 11th Ave. N. Saint Petersburg, FL 33713 Avid Brew Co /// 1745 First Ave. S. St Petersburg, FL 33712 81 Bay Brewing Co /// 4465 W. Gandy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33611 7venth Sun Brewing /// 6809 N. Nebraska Ave. Tampa, FL 33604 7venth Sun Brewery /// 1012 Broadway Dunedin, FL 34698 The Wild Rover Brewery /// 13921 Lynmar Blvd. Tampa, FL 33626 Dunderbrau Brewery /// 14929 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Tampa, FL 33613 Tampa Bay Brewing Co (Westchase) /// 13933 Monroes Business Park Tampa, FL 33635 Tampa Bay Brewing Co (Ybor) /// 1600 East Eighth Ave. Tampa, FL 33605 Cigar City Brewing /// 3924 West Spruce St., Suite A Tampa, FL 33607 Brew Bus Brewing /// 4101 N. Florida Ave. Tampa, FL 33603 D.G. Yuengling & Sons /// 11111 N. 30th St. Tampa, FL 33612 Southern Brewing (& wine) /// 4500 N. Nebraska Ave. Tampa, FL 33603 Angry Chair Brewing /// 6401 N. Florida Ave. Tampa, FL 33604 Ulele Spring Brewery /// 1810 N. Highland Ave. Tampa, FL 33602 Six Ten Brewing /// 7052 Benjamin Road Tampa, FL 33634 Tampa Beer Works /// 333 Falkenburg Road N. D-407 Tampa, FL 33619 Carrollwood Brewing Co. /// 10047 N. Dale Mabry Highway Tampa, FL 33618 Hidden Springs Ale Works /// 1631 N Franklin St Tampa, FL 33602 Cigar City Airport Brewpub Tampa International Airport Airside C /// 4100 George J. Bean Parkway Tampa, FL 33622 Coppertail Brewing Co. /// 2601 E. Second Ave. Tampa, FL 33605 Saint Somewhere Brewing Company /// 1441 Savannah Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 Brasserie Saint Somewhere /// 312 E. Tarpon Ave. Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Dunedin Brewery /// 937 Douglas Ave. Dunedin, FL 34698 HOB Brewing Co. /// 927 Broadway Dunedin, FL 34698 Woodwright Brewing Co /// 985 Douglas Ave. Dunedin, FL 34698 Cueni Brewing Co. /// 945 Huntley Ave. Dunedin, FL 34698 Caledonia Brewing /// 587 Main St. Dunedin, FL 34698 Soggy Bottom Brewing Co. /// 660 Main St. Dunedin, FL 34698 Sea Dog Brewing Co. – Clearwater /// 26200 U.S. Highway N. Clearwater, FL 33761 Pair O’ Dice Brewing /// 4400 118th Ave., Suite 208 Clearwater, FL 33762 Big Storm Brewing Company /// 12707 49th Street N Clearwater FL 33762 Grindhaus Brew Lab /// 1650 N. Hercules Ave., Unit I Clearwater, FL 33765 Motorworks Brewing /// 1014 Ninth St. W. Bradenton FL 34205 Darwin Brewing Company /// 803 17th Ave. W. Bradenton, FL 34205 Naughty Monk Brewery /// 2507 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Bradenton FL 34211 3 Keys Brewing & Eatery /// 2505 Manatee Ave. E. Bradenton, FL 34208 Four Stacks Brewing /// 5469 U.S. Highway 41 N. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Bold City Brewery /// 2670-7 Rosselle St. Jacksonville, FL 32204 Intuition Ale Works /// 929 E. Bay St. Jacksonville, FL 32202 Seven Bridges Grille & Brewery /// 9735 Gate Parkway N. Jacksonville, FL 32246 Aardwolf Brewery /// 1461 Hendricks Ave. Jacksonville, FL 32207 Veterans United Craft Brewery /// 8999 Western Way #104 Jacksonville, FL 32256 Wicked Barley Brewing Company /// 4134 Baymeadows Road Jacksonville, FL 32217 Anheuser-Busch /// Jacksonville, FL 32218

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Hyperion Brewing Company /// 1740 N. Main St. Jacksonville, FL 32206 Engine 15 Brewing Co. /// 1500 Beach Blvd. Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250 Green Room Brewing /// 228 Third Street N. Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250 Zeta Brewing Company /// 131 1st Ave. N. Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250 Southern Swells Brewing Co. /// 1312 Beach Blvd. Jacksonville Beach, Fla. Pinglehead Brewing Co. at Brewers Pizza /// 14B Blanding Blvd. Orange Park, FL 32073 Atlantic Beach Brewing Company /// 725 Atlantic Blvd. Suites 3 & 15 Atlantic Beach, FL 32233 Crooked Rooster Brewery /// 1476 S. Sixth St. Macclenny, FL 32063 SJ Brewing Co /// 463646 FL-200, Yulee, FL 32097 Brackish Beer Company /// 907 Dilworth St, St Marys, GA 31558 AIA Ale Works /// 1 King St. St. Augustine, FL 32084 Ancient City Brewing /// Center Dr Suite 8 Saint Augustine, FL 32092

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Bog Brewing Company /// 218 W. King St. Saint Augustine, FL 32084 Old Coast Ales /// 300 Anastasia Blvd. Saint Augustine, FL 32080

gvl/ocala Infinite Ale Works /// 304 S. Magnolia Ave. Ocala, FL 34471 Swamp Head Brewery /// 3650 S.W. 42nd Ave. Gainesville, FL 32608 First Magnitude Brewing Company /// 1220 S.E. Veitch St. Gainesville, FL 32601 Blackadder Brewing Company /// 618A NW 60th St. Gainesville, FL 32607 Brownwood Bavarian Brewery at Las Tapas /// Spanish Tapas Bar, Restaurant & Brewery 2738 Brownwood Blvd. The Villages, FL. 32163 Great Chicago Fire Brewery & Tap Room /// 311 W. Magnolia St. Leesburg, FL 34748 Copp Brewery /// 11 N.E. Fourth Ave. Crystal River, FL 34429 Nature Coast Brewing Co. /// (At Burkes of Ireland) 564 N. Citrus Ave., Crystal River, FL 34428

----------------------------Submissions: Please send your photos, updates, & additions to brews@showsigoto.com /// Deadline for next issue submissions: February 10.

*Please check the brewery’s website/Facebook for hours of operation, food options, and live music schedules before you visit. Please drink responsibly. Tell them you saw their listing in SIGT Mag! BrewsIGoTo.com

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Skate ORLando Orlando Skate Park (Outdoor) /// 400 Festival Way, Orlando, FL 32803 /// $ /// Metro Skateboard Academy (Indoor) /// 4624 L B McLeod Rd, Orlando, FL 32811 /// $ Deputy Brandon Coates Community Skate Park (John Young Park — Outdoor) /// 3815 Substation Rd, Orlando, FL 32837 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛ Yucatan/Azalea Park (Outdoor) /// 6400 Yucatan Dr, Orlando, FL 32807 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛ Barber Park (Shitty Outdoor Park) /// 3701 Gatlin Ave, Orlando, FL 32812 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛ Downey Skatepark (Shitty Outdoor Park) /// 1801 N Dean Rd, Orlando, FL 32825 /// FREE Riverside (Outdoor Park) /// 1600 Lockwood Blvd, Oviedo, FL 32765 /// $ /// đ&#x;š˛ Candyland Park (Outdoor Park) /// 599 Longdale Ave, Longwood, FL 32750 /// FREE Lake Mary Sports Complex (Outdoor Park) /// 550 Rantoul Ln, Lake Mary, FL 32746 /// FREE đ&#x;š˛ Maple Street Park (Shitty Outdoor Park) /// 142 E Maple St, Winter Garden, FL 34787 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛

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Extreme Sports Complex (Outdoor Park) /// 2401 Peghorn Way, St Cloud, FL 34769 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛

Port Orange Skate Park (Outdoor Park) /// 4655 City Center Cir, Port Orange, FL 32129 /// FREE ///

Lakeside Community Park (Outdoor Park) /// 2253 Lakeside Dr, Kissimmee, FL 34743 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛

SFC Jericho Skatepark (Daytona Park — Outdoor Park) /// 2253 Lakeside Dr, Kissimmee, FL 34743 /// $$ /// đ&#x;š˛

Rotary Park (Shitty Outdoor Park) /// 350 6th St NE, Winter Haven, FL 33881 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛

Bethune Point Park (Sick! Outdoor Park) /// 11 Bellevue Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32114 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛

Barnett Park (Outdoor Park) /// 4801 W Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32808 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛ Tavares Skate Park (Shitty Outdoor Park) /// 2770 Woodlea Rd, Tavares, FL 32778 /// FREE

Ormond Beach Skatepark (Outdoor Park) /// 440 N Nova Rd, Ormond Beach, FL 32174/// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛

*All Skateparks are listed within 55 miles of the city. Submissions: Deadline for updates & photo/video submissions: February 10, 2020 /// Please send via email to skateparks@showsigoto.com

/// Shitty means well, it’s kinda shitty ... but everyone should learn at a shitty park! /// Please check đ&#x;š˛rules and helmet rules at FloridaSkateparks .co m

Sunset Island Skatepark (Outdoor Park) /// 301 W Ward Ave, Eustis, FL 32726 /// FREE đ&#x;š˛ Umatilla Skatepark (Shitty Outdoor Park) /// 1 Cassady St, Umatilla, FL 32784 /// FREE /// Cocoa Beach Skatepark (Outdoor Park) /// 1450 Minutemen Causeway, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛ NSB Skatepark (Outdoor Park) /// 245 Industrial Park Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 /// FREE Pettis Park Skate Feature (Shitty Outdoor Park) /// 800 Mary Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛ /// @powwowproam_official ///

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Skatepark of Tampa (Sick! Indoor) /// 4215 E Columbus Dr, Tampa, FL 33605 /// $ /// Bro Bowl (Outdoor) /// 1200 N Orange Ave, Tampa, FL 33602 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛ Desoto Park (Outdoor) /// Corrine St, Tampa, FL 33605 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛

jax Kona Skate Park (Sick! Outdoor Park) /// 8739 Kona Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32211 /// $$ /// đ&#x;š˛ Cuba Hunter Park (Outdoor Park) /// 4380 Emerson St, Jacksonville, FL 32207 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛

Perry Harvey Sr. Park (Outdoor) /// 1000 E Harrison St, Tampa, FL 33602 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛

Orange Park Skateboard Park (Outdoor Park) /// 1006 Fromhart St, Orange Park, FL 32073 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛

The Boardr Headquarters (Indoor) /// 4611 N Hale Ave, Tampa, FL 33614 /// FREE ///

South Beach Skatepark (Sick! Outdoor Park) /// 2508 S Beach Pkwy, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛

Jackson Springs (Outdoor Park) /// 8620 Jackson Springs Rd, Tampa, FL 33615 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛

Veterans Skatepark (Outdoor Park) /// 186 Veterans Pkwy, St Johns, FL 32259 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛

Providence Skate Park (Outdoor Park) /// 5720 Providence Rd #3624, Riverview, FL 33578 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛

Monument Skatepark (Outdoor Park) /// 3450 Monument Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32225 /// FREE

FishHawk Skate Park (Shitty Outdoor Park) /// 5720 Osprey Ridge Dr, Lithia, FL 33547 /// FREE Fossil Park (Outdoor Park) /// 6635 Dr Martin L King Jr St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛ St. Pete Skatepark (Sick! Outdoor Park) /// 600 12th St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33705 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛ Lake Vista Skatepark (Outdoor Park) /// 1401 62nd Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33705 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛ Kolb Park (Outdoor Park) /// 1508 Bay Palm Blvd, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛ Bayhead Action Park (Outdoor Park) /// 375 Seminole Blvd, Largo, FL 33770 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛ Ian Tillman Skatepark (Outdoor Park) /// 940 7th St S, Safety Harbor, FL 34695 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛ Stirling Skate Park (Outdoor Park) /// 550 Laura Ln, Dunedin, FL 34698 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛ Zephyrhills Skatepark (Outdoor Park) /// 20th St &, Alston Ave, Zephyrhills, FL 33542 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛ Plant City Skatepark (Outdoor Park) /// 1704 N Park Rd, Plant City, FL 33563 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛ Fletcher Park (Outdoor Park) /// 800 US98, Lakeland, FL 33801 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛ Bradenton Riverwalk Skatepark (Sick! Outdoor Park) /// 100 Riverfront Blvd #198, Bradenton, FL 34205 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛

gvl+ocala TheSkateYard (Outdoor Park) /// 52 W 3rd St #3306, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛ Oceanside Rotary (Outdoor Park) /// 800 Seminole Rd, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛ Deleon Shores Park (Shitty Outdoor Park) /// 82 Dolphin Blvd E, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛ St. Augustine Skate Park (Outdoor Park) /// 200 Red Cox Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32080 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛ MLK Skatepark (Outdoor Park) /// 1028 Northeast 14th Street, Gainesville, FL 32602 /// FREE đ&#x;š˛ UF Skate Park (Outdoor Park) /// 1425 Museum Rd, Gainesville, FL 32603 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛ Possum Creek Park (Outdoor Park) /// 4009 NW 53rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32653 /// FREE Chiefland Skatepark (Outdoor Park) /// 826 NW 4th Dr, Chiefland, FL 32626 /// FREE

interview Blake Taylor /// @sblaketaylor Founder of Pow-Wow Pro/Am Skate Contest & Fest @powwowproam_official How long have you been skating? I’ve been skating since the early ‘90s. Nearly 30 years now. What is the Pow-Wow Pro/Am? The best way to describe Pow-wow is “roller fest�: where skate contest meets music festival. We invite the world’s best inline skaters to compete for thousands in cash prizes. We then add live performances of skater-influenced bands from around the country. It’s a weekend packed full of events and performances at the legendary Kona skatepark [in Jacksonville]. What do you have planned for the 10th year? The plan is to stick to the formula — skating, camping, and live music. During the day, on March 13th and 14th, attendees will experience a high-energy, world-class competitive skating event. In the evening, during the award ceremony, we’ll have live music performances from the Skookum Brothers (San Francisco), Chattanooga’s Dare, and Royal Graves out of Orlando. We’ll also have food trucks and an industry market to view and try out the latest products of our sponsors. Those in attendance can skate, camp, compete and/or spectate. How do you think this will help grow the community? The main focus is to showcase the community. We’ve reached out to skaters all over the world to attend. The event has seven different competitive divisions that cater to male and female skaters of all disciplines. We also invite the industry’s top brands to partake in our market. It truly is a collection of talent from all over the world providing entertainment for all ages. /// Registration, Rider List, & Info at pow-wow10.com

POW-WOW PRO/AM KONA SKATE PARK MARCH 12TH-15TH, 2020

Branford Skatepark (Outdoor Park) /// 507 US-27, Branford, FL 32008 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛ Ocala Skatepark (New! Outdoor Park) /// 517 NE 9th St, Ocala, FL 34470 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛ Robert-Laryn Skate Park (Outdoor Park) /// 1595 Wildwood Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32086 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛ đ&#x;š˛

Blackstone Park (Outdoor Park) /// 2112 14th Ave W, Palmetto, FL 34221 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛ Holmes Beach Micro Skate Park (Outdoor Park) /// 5901 Marina Dr, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛ G.T. Bray Park (Outdoor Park) /// 5502 33rd Ave Dr W, Bradenton, FL 34209 /// FREE /// đ&#x;š˛ Payne Skate Park (Outdoor Park) /// 2110 Adams St, Sarasota, FL 34237 /// FREE ///

SKATE + CAMP + LIVE MUSIC POW-WOW10.COM

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The Center Orlando /// Open 7 days a week (407) 228-8272 /// 946 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803 The Center Kissimmee /// Open Monday - Friday (407) 201-2544 /// 21 W. Monument Avenue, Kissimmee FL 34471 Like & Follow Us @TheCenterOrlando

WEEKLY EVENTS

WEDNESDAYS — 6pm - 7:30pm — Crime Survivor for Safety & Justice (Last Wed of each MONDAYS — month) 6pm — Sex Addicts Anonymous 7pm - 8pm — Extraordinary People (every Monday, men only) of Orlando Meetup (1st & 3rd 7pm - 8pm — Gender Queer (1st Wednesday) Monday of each month) 7pm - 8pm — Rainbow Democrats 7pm - 8:30pm — LGBTrans Meetup (2nd Wednesday) Authenticity Alliance (1st & 2nd 7pm - 8pm — Men’s Discussion Group Monday) 7pm - 8:30pm — Democratic Disability (every Wednesday, men only) 7:30pm — Rainbow NA - Narcotics Caucus (4th Monday) Anonymous (every Wednesday) TUESDAYS — THURSDAYS — 11:30am — Pride Chamber (1st & 3rd 12pm - 3:00pm — OWL (Older Tuesday of each month) Wiser Learning) Game Social (every 6pm — Word by Word Creative Writing Workshop (1st & 3rd Tuesday) Thursday, ages 45+) 7pm — Bisexual Male Living (2nd 6:15pm - 7:30pm — Orlando Youth Thursday of each month) Alliance (for LGBT youth ages 13-24) 7pm - 9pm — SPOTS: Spouse/ 7pm — Co-Dependents Anonymous Partner of Trans people Support (1st & (every Tuesday) 3rd Thursday) 7pm - 9pm — Orlando Bisexual Alliance (4th Thursday) 7pm - 9pm — FTM Orlando TransMen Support (1st & 3rd Thursday)

FRIDAYS — 6:30pm - 8pm — Lotus: Asian LGBTQ+ Community Support (2nd Friday of each month) 7pm - 8pm — AA Wakeup Call (Alcoholics Anonymous, every Friday & Saturday) SATURDAYS — 10am - 11am — Yoga at The Center (every Saturday) 2pm - 5pm — Central Florida Hypnosis Group (1st Saturday of each month) 7pm - 8pm — AA Wakeup Call (Alcoholics Anonymous, every Friday & Saturday) SUNDAYS — 10am — AA Wake Up Call (Alcoholics Anonymous, every Sunday morning) 1pm - 4pm — Gayme Day (Game day w/ free lunch, 2nd Sunday of each month) 2pm — Orlando Polyamory (1st Sunday of each month) 2pm — Child Gender Identity & Caregiver Group (4th Sunday)

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ALBUM REVIEWS

(Left To Right) Matt Raspo - Keyboard /// Jordan Esker - Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard /// Emmit Dobbyn - Bass /// Vincent Montemarano - Drums, Vocals

Bombay Bicycle Club ‘Everything Else Has Gone Wrong’

Marcus King Band ‘El Dorado’

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“Aching for a word, I can feel my mind running / I can chase it till I’m seeing blood.” From the title track, this paused my reality. There are few who articulate like these four from London do. “I just want to have a good day. And it’s only me that’s standing in my way.” To be human is to struggle with being human. Things don’t get easier as you get older, you just become better at hiding them. The longer you’re alive, the more time you have to think and explore things like existentialism. Everyone fights depression at some point—sometimes daily.. Wildly, you have the power to win against yourself. Maybe there’s more to existing than living this life, maybe not, I don’t know. But while we’re yearning for what’s next, at least there’s great music behind it. “And yes, I found some hope again”

Fresh off his groundbreaking soul superjam on Jam Cruise, Marcus King is paving his own path to El Dorado. His first solo album has rockin’ vibes and all the Southern comfort you could want. Moving through this soundtrack is a breeze because of his sweet and honest candor. I hope ‘El Dorado’ is everything he wants as he chases a “Young Man’s Dream” with a quivering voice and an acoustic guitar. The first big solo for this young but accomplished guitarist comes in the second song, “The Well.” His style and tone here are reminiscent of the legendary Jack White. King has put together a wonderful mix of exploratory feels while still giving his fans the delicious solos they crave. “Wildflowers & Wine” slows things down to spotlight his raspy voice. His country-soul is warm and refined way past his age of just twenty three years. Make sure you check out “Beautiful Stranger” on your way to complete satisfaction in ‘El Dorado’ with Marcus King.

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Jordan Esker & the Hundred Percent (indie/soul/rock) from St. Pete just dropped off a gift — “Bored Again (qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm).” “Fuck ambition, I’m bored again. 4th grade kind of bored again.” It sounds like a wonderful thing — tapping into the creativity we once experienced as kids. The kind you only begin to unlock waiting in a classroom, or riding the bus, thinking of ways you could escape. If this song was inspired by boredom, it’s proof of how beautiful a little release of pressure can be. “A sunny yet morose ‘Bored Again (qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm)’ is a summertime bop in the middle of the winter. Jordan wrote this bare-bones lo-fi funk song in a pure state of spoiled modern convenience — wanting to go out but not wanting to go through what it takes to be out and show up. Right in the same room, the band is filmed recording the final take of the song,” which you can watch below. Cheers. FOLLOW /// @jordanesker VISIT /// jordanesker.com


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10/11 Rohna – ‘The Beautiful Ordinary’

Tampa four-piece Rohna are a rock n’ roll chimera. They’re measured, and they’re brash; sensual, but fun. Picture a salsa club on punk night, or a jazz band possessed by the Allman brothers. Better yet, picture ten tracks and infinite replays of Rohna’s harmonic brand of chaos on ‘Beautiful Ordinary’. True to its name, it isn’t any sort of complicated album, but it’s catchy, consistent, and at times, captivating. Hypnotizing stretches of jazzy riff-raff blend with velvet vocals and hip-bobbing beats. When it’s not jamming through psychedelic wahscapes, it’s crooning, or it’s finger-picking, or it’s building to the next surprise. As it’s destined to be, Beautiful Ordinary is not without flaws, but a handful of moments are pure harmonic joy; like the actually beautiful ballad-turned-interludeturned-solo “Rosewater,” the breezy slofi romance of “Grace,” or the sensual standout “Blood Moon.” Rohna may have been a well-known chimera prior to this one, but ‘Beautiful Ordinary’ proves they’re a beast.

9/11 WAXED – ‘Butterflies Garden’

Breezy, bright, and groovy, ‘Butterflies Garden’ may seem like the perfect antidote to your new-decade doldrums, but it’s not without a few demons of its own. In fact, Waxed seems to revel in them, making wonder out of woe and turning gloom into stylish, soft-focus pop. With whip-smart lyrics, ghostly vocals, and a relentless rhythm section, Waxed takes the familiar dream-pop formula and gives it some much needed bravado. With equal parts nostalgia and nuance, the majority of their songs plays like ephemeral John Hughes montages – some tracks are intriguing and legitimately arresting, while others are fun. ‘Butterflies Garden’ hosts legitimate jewels like peppy, Metricinspired “Break”, the synthy, shoegazing sensuality of “Come Back Home”, and melancholy, vocal-masterclass “Deep.” Take this to your grave people: gloom is the secret weapon of pop music, and a good song will always get you down.

F.F.O. : Beach House, Wild Nothing, Beach Fossils

F.F.O. : Minus the Bear, Brand New, Taverns

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Perry’s Diddles

Perry Goldman is musician, drummer, and singer. Over 50 yrs performing Rock, Blues, Jazz, Swing, R&B, even country. Studied at Philadelphia Music Academy and is a father to the frontman of Orlando punks, TEEN AGERS. Catch him live with his one of his bands in Central Florida — Straight Jackets, Jive Talkin (Bee Gees Covers), or Willie Cintron & Sounds of the Seasons (Frankie Vallie Covers).

INTERVIEW with BEN ROSENBLUM (PIANO) Last month I learned that the Ben Rosenblum Trio /// @benrosenblummusic would be performing Wednesday, January 29th at the Blue Bamboo Art Center, and since SIGT is always looking to share insights on emerging talent, I thought it would be really cool to interview Ben prior to his upcoming Winter Park performance. As I discovered when listening to several of his albums, this young man is a super talented musician. Ben is also a graduate of the Columbia/Juilliard School of Music in NYC. He has studied piano with some very amazing pianists during his school days and it shows—or should I say, “It sure sounds it!”

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Ben loves to share his musical talent and love of Jazz. He seems truly inspired. Interestingly, I caught myself thanking Ben multiple times for his commitment to Jazz and carrying the torch for a genre that is so important to music globally, yet continues to be extremely challenging commercially for the noble men and women who endeavor. It has been observed by many in “The Biz” that Rosenblum is mature beyond his years. Well, now I can attest that this is true both musically and as a human being. So, we kicked off a phone interview ...


So Ben, you graduated from Juilliard and jumped right into full-time performance. How would you say you have grown musically? Once out of school, I really started to book more shows as a leader. I realized on our first long tour that you need a special skill set to lead in addition to your musical ability. I knew I had the tools, but I had to figure out how to put them all together to my advantage and the benefit of my band. This meant being sure that the players were satisfied artistically and keeping the music fresh for the audience. I’ve started digging deeper into the repertoire and adding more familiar or modern melodies and songs but arranged with our signature interpretation. Think like contemporary film soundtracks. What do you love about Jazz compared to other genres? Did you listen to your dad’s collection of vinyl and CDs? Well yeah, but actually it was my mom’s music collection that was really Jazz-based. Since you mentioned interpreting movie score themes and video game melodies, have you considered re-stylizing any music of the last decade or even the ‘90s like the Seattle Grunge music scene? Oh yeah, not yet. But it’s all there. There are so many things that I love. But right now, the only thing close is a Neil Young song, “Philadelphia.” Really beautiful. That’s from the film soundtrack by the same name, correct? It’s quite beautiful. Yes. You have covered compositions by some of the greats of Jazz such as Oscar Peterson and Bill Strahan.. Who would you say are two of your major influences? I had the privilege to take only one lesson with the great Kenny Barron. It was only one session, but so surreal and just inspired me. I felt like I was playing much of the same vocabulary as Kenny but he was just so much better. It was this kind of moment where I realized I had to figure out some kind of essence and, you know, phrasing and accents and articulations. Something that isn’t coming out of him that was just not in my playing. So I started listening to a lot of his recordings. One in particular was a solo album ‘Live at Maybeck’. I listened to this album so much that when I improve on an F Blues, it’s

stuff straight out of his versions on that record. Kenny is a huge influence. Another person (piano) is Hank Jones, who has worked with my favorite Jazz singer, Abbey Lincoln. If I could accompany a singer like Abbey I would be completely happy. What about future projects? Do you see yourself possibly accompanying a vocalist? Yeah, you know, somebody I learned a lot from (and has played with everybody) is Deborah Ditabash. When I was about 18, my teacher was Roy Asoff (kinda unknown but great) who is not even playing music anymore but taught me everything. Roy asked me to help learn tunes with her. Deborah was in her mid 50s at the time and had played with Kenny Barron and Tommy Flannigan. We became fast friends and last year we performed in Beijing together—my first time in China and just incredible. Honestly, most of the tunes (standards) I know, Deborah taught me. That’s awesome. Have Ditabash and you recorded anything? Are there other singers you work with? Thanks. No, we have not yet recorded together. There are a few other Jazz singers I have worked with which are mostly into the World music scene. I heard or read is that one of your recording approaches is to do a whole set like you would play at a show as one take. Is that approach about capturing a certain spontaneity? Yes absolutely. We’ve done 3 albums and that’s what we did for the second album, ‘River City.’ We got closer to the live energy. Tried to avoid the mindset of, “Oh, we can always do another take.” At a show there’s no take two. We took a track-by-track approach on the third and newest album. I was under more time constraints and that made more sense. Had to schedule it out since we had a lot of guests on the album. People coming and going so…I had all the track thought out very carefully. For that reason. You’re a New Yorker. How would you say being from New York and living there influences your music? Oh yeah, a great question. I talk about this when I do master classes and I always suggest that you should come up to NYC even if just for a year or two if you can. You’ll be surrounded by people/

musicians who are better than you all the time. I find I’m constantly meeting musicians I didn’t know on gigs almost every week, which is insane to me because I’ve been living here for twenty six years. And they all really sound great. Lastly, I find that musicians that have lived in NYC awhile play with a certain intensity I don’t always find in other cities. Even when playing quietly and delicately, there’s this rhythmic drive and underpinning the New York players all seem to have. They’re always pushing the music forward and keeping the feel where it should be. What music will you focus on for your 2020 gigs? Is it to promote your latest album or whatever the mood strikes? Actually, the set list will consist of songs from all of the last albums. But the goal is to continue to have a presence. Just play what we think works and feels good. What’s the story behind the River City track? I understand that might have something to do with Jacksonville, Florida. Well yes. I was in JAX for a competition when I wrote it. We were staying at a hotel that was next the blue draw bridge that crosses the St. Johns. I would walk over that bridge to calm my anxiety about the competition. I thought is was a beautiful little oasis in the middle of a city. I thought about the parallels of growing up near the water in NYC and how it brings a certain peacefulness in an otherwise chaotic urban environment. Do you travel with a back line (drums, upright bass)? Yes when we can. Especially on the East Coast. Our bassist is very excited to have his own instrument on our upcoming tour. Fortunately, The Blue Bamboo has a beautiful piano and I’m looking forward to playing it. Well that’s very cool. Did you know the St. Johns River runs south to north and its headwaters are not too far from Orlando? Really? No, I did not. That’s really cool. I guess that would have been nice to know when writing River City. I think you would really enjoy cruising the St. Johns from Central Florida to Jacksonville. Maybe plan to do that on your next swing through Florida. So, I will see you on the 29th. Till then, safe travels! Thanks!

VISIT /// BenRosenblumMusic.com

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H e l l o , Aquarius Season!

Aquarius season started on the 21st of January and lasts until the 19th of February. Aquarius, the water bearer, brings in a refreshing new perspective and a great sense of progression. She arrives to help us move forward and embrace new things. The Full Moon and lunar eclipse that occurred in Cancer on January 10th brought up lots of deep rooted emotions. Aquarius season arrives to help you turn that pain into inspired purpose (and action!) This season begins to stir new life and ideas within us. Consider your winter blues gone as Aquarius season brings about a healing energy that lifts the spirits and motivates us to get out and see friends or family as well as gracefully walk away from things in the past that no longer serve us. It’s time to focus on what you want to accomplish this year.

MONTHY LIFE AND BIZ HOROSCOPES FOR THE FEMALE ENTREPRENUER By Rachael Welsh /// @lifecoachrachael Resident Astrologer at InnerGlowCircles.com

Full Moon in Leo:

On February 9th, there’s a Full Moon in powerful Leo. A Full Moon in Leo generally suggests a time of celebration and puts us in the mood to live lavishly and party it up. Leos love to be in the spotlight. This Full Moon is here to teach us a lesson—if you want to be the star of attention, you have to be open to accepting feedback from others. This isn’t meant to be scary and hold you back from speaking out and showing up fully this Full Moon! It’s meant to serve as a loving lesson that there is always room for improvement both personally and professionally and we must be open to learning where we can improve. This Full Moon actually encourages you to try something new or say the things you wouldn’t normally say. It’s time to learn and grow!

Mercury Retrograde!

Womp womp. Mercury enters retrograde on February 17th. Mercury is the planet of communication, and that’s exactly what gets impacted. Computer crashes, phone glitches, delayed flights, miscommunications, arguments and anything else seemingly out of sorts…yep, you can blame Mercury for all that. Well most of it, anyways. When this planet is in retrograde, things just feel… wacky. The good news is that this retrograde period will only last until March 10th. Hang in there!

Pisces season is coming!

Pisces season arrives on February 20th. Pisces is the final sign of the zodiac thus our astrological year is coming to a close. This is a big time to reflect on how far you’ve come this last year (think back to where you were last February) and really feel into your power. The mantra of Pisces is, “I believe.” Dig into your beliefs this season and reflect on the person you are becoming. What do you believe about life? Business? Spirituality? Yourself? More to come on this next month!

New Moon in Pisces!

The New Moon in Pisces on February 23 will be deeply rooted in spirituality as Pisces is ruled by the twelfth house — the house of spirituality. Pisces represents dreams, intuition, and mysticism. Pay close attention to your dreams this New Moon as psychic and intuitive powers will be heightened at this time. Pisces reminds us that life ebbs and flows during different seasons of our lives and it’s important to trust the timing of your life. Consider journaling on where you can place more trust in the timing of your life over this moon.


ARIES: The month ahead looks happy and

rewarding for you, Aries. This is much needed after an emotional January. On the 7th of this month Venus enters your sign which calls for a particularly happy and social time for you. If you are single, expect love to show up for you (no need to go chasing it this month!) and if you are in a relationship, expect for your partner to pay some extra attention to you. As far as career goes, the hard work you may feel has gone unnoticed will be rewarded this month. Especially good career days will be the 18th-20th. Be on the lookout!

TAURUS : Your main focus this month should

be on work and self, Taurus. It’s important that you get enough rest (and exercise!) as much as possible this month. This will help you to stay energized, focused, and motivated at work. Career will continue to go well this month but it’s advised that you keep a close eye on your finances. Keep track of where your money is going and what bills are due when. If you can stay on top of this, your finances should thrive the rest of the year. Also, Taurus, be on the lookout for a little surprise in the romance department from the 14th-17th.

emotional baggage you dealt with in January is fading away and you are becoming more confident in yourself and your abilities. It’s important you give yourself permission to get out and enjoy a little “you” time. Just be advised that on the 17th, your financial planet enters retrograde. Try not to spend money on anything you don’t absolutely need to after this date. Your yearly financial peak begins a little later on this year, be patient for now!

VIRGO: This is an interesting month for you,

Virgo. You may feel a little unsettled in the energy of Aquarius the first half of this month as you like structure and to be organized whereas Aquarius’ energy can roam freely for days with no routine. Challenge yourself to find your own form of structure within the chaos of the season (or consider ditching the structure for a little bit and exploring the creative flow of things!) You are encouraged to find ways to have a little more fun than usual this month. Give yourself permission to go off the beaten path in your work ethic. There could be a major breakthrough here. The 18th-20th should be particularly good days for you!

doesn’t mean go hit the casino, it means if you sit down and put in work on your biz, positive results are inevitable. You may have been feeling a little discouraged by work lately but this month is bringing in fresh new energy for you. It’s time to get excited. Visualize what you really want out of work! When you aren’t putting your energy into work, put your energy into home and family life. They need your extra support this month. Put some extra effort into work on the 6th and 7th this month as these should be particularly good career days for you!

CAPRICORN: You’re thriving this month, Capricorn.

Your health is better than it has been these past few months and you’re entering a yearly personal peak. You will be feeling more independent and inspired than usual. Just remember to show compassion to the people around you as they may not be feeling as lit up as you. Use your energy to inspire and lift up the people around you, not knock them down for not feeling as upbeat as you. Your energy is infectious this month. Bring that energy into the workplace and expect many pleasant surprises! The 18th-20th will be particularly great days for you!

LIBRA: GEMINI: Once again, your main focus this AQUARIUS: This is a huge career month for you, month should be on yourself, your Finances and your personal

Gemini. Not only is it a huge career month for you but for the people close to you as well. This is because your hard work and success has inspired those around you to step up their game. Prepare for heightened public recognition tied to your work and business in the best ways. Be aware, however, that this doesn’t mean this is a huge financial month for you. You won’t take any hard hits but you won’t experience high increased earnings either. (This will come a little later this year.) Continue to work hard and prepare for your public recognition to keep growing. This is a very big month for you. Lots of new business opportunities will come your way. Say yes when opportunity knocks!

CANCER: It’s important that you focus on home

life this month, Cancer. Family and self need all the attention they can get. Make it a point to rest and recharge at home and be sure your family is getting what it needs. Now is also a great time for you to explore your spiritual beliefs as these will tie into your home life and how you view family affairs. Treat this whole month as though it’s a personal retreat to relax, reconnect, and discover new truths around home and self.

LEO: This month will be good for you

overall, Leo. There is lots of personal transformation to be had and you will be feeling social and enlightened. The

health and your emotional well being. This can be a really great month for you if you put these things as top priority. Do whatever it is that boosts your mood and plan to take it easy. You enter a yearly personal peak this month so you deserve to splurge on yourself. Take walks, spend time with friends, take lots of baths and treat yourself to whatever it is that ignites your inner glow. When you do these things for yourself, once you tap back into work, business thrives. Treating yourself is treating your business, remember that this month!

SCORPIO: This is a time of death

and transformation for you, Scorpio. Lots is changing around you. It is time to lay any insecurities or fears around the future to rest. There is so much greatness awaiting you but you are allowing fear to hold you back from taking what is yours. You are safe to act on your passions! Feel deeply into what it is you truly desire this month, Scorpio. Clear your mind and focus on what it is you want, not what you fear might happen by starting something new. Your action steps lay in what it is you desire. The 23rd-25th should be particularly good days for you!

SAGITTARIUS: This should be a great money

month for you, Sagittarius. This

spirituality are your themes of this month, Aquarius. And they will be super dependent on each other in the best ways! The deeper you dig into discovering your highest self and what you believe about the world around you, the more you will be inspired in work which will lead to creative breakthroughs and ultimately financial gain. By focusing on yourself, you are focusing on your work. The energy from Pisces season and the New Moon in Pisces will give you massive creative insights and it’s very important you act on them immediately. This will set the framework for career and biz the rest of the year ahead. The 21st and 22nd are particularly great days to make major moves in biz. Get glowing!

PISCES: This will be a fantastic month for you,

Pisces. Your personal independence is at an all time high and you will have powerful breakthroughs over the month ahead. This month is a time to realize how influential you are in your own life. You may have forgotten your own power towards the end of last year and felt as though your circumstances were left in the hands of others. This month is a time to relearn how untrue that is and this will be extremely powerful for you. It’s time to take your power back, Pisces. And you will!

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ORLANDO Where to eat and where to drink — Dexter’s New Standard 1035 N Orlando Ave, Ste 101, Winter Park, Florida 32789 (Coming soon) (407) 629-1150 Our favorite place for dinner + live music in Orlando! Their menu is carefully crafted perfection. SIGT Pick: The Burger & Fries w/ Sierra Nevada IPA Tamale Co 2411 Curry Ford Rd, Ste B, Orlando, FL 32806 (407) 203-6505 SIGT Pick: Chorizo Tamales or Dos Amigos Side: Mexican Street Corn or Guac + Chips Drink: They usually have a 2 for $6 beer special! SIGT Coupon: Free Queso w/ any purchase on pg #63. Lizzy McCormack’s 55 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801 (407) 426-8007 Drink: Guinness Draught Specials: Pudding Shot (there’s over 100 flavors, up to five each day and vegan options) Sweet Deal: Happy Hour goes till 8pm E-v-e-r-y D-a-y! SIGT Coupon — 10% off your late-night bar tab on pg #63 V’s Vegan Diner (New!) 5565 Old Cheney Highway, Orlando, Florida 32807 A permanent home for one of our favorite food trucks! 100% Plant-Based. SIGT Pick: Cheesesteak w/ Chilli Cheese Fries xo Tori Tori 720 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803 Damn. This place rules. Brand-new, on Mills Ave. SIGT Pick: Fried corn, fried chicken, three half pints of beer. Pizza Bruno 3990 Curry Ford Rd, Orlando, FL 32806 SIGT Picks: App: Garlic Knots and the Octopus (both are amazing) Salad: Mini Kale Zaa: Our favs are the ‘RONI, KBAR, & Ninety Two. Leguminati (Vegan) 2401 Curry Ford Rd, Orlando, FL 32806 (407) 930-7308 SIGT Pick: OG Crunch Wrap. 60 Perfect the way it comes.

Dandelion Communitea Cafe (Vegan) 618 N Thornton Ave, Orlando, FL 32803 (407) 362-1864 SIGT Pick: GiddyUp Wrap ($6 on Monday) w/ spring mix & quinoa—ask to add the queso inside. Side: Chips + Hummus Drink: Tea of the day (chilled) Bakery Plus (Breakfast/ Brunch) 915 E Michigan St, Orlando, FL 32806 (407) 849-1888 SIGT Pick: Bacon, Egg, Cheese on Everything Bagel Fav Donut: Chocolate Honey Glazed Drink: Yerba Mate

Ten10 Brewery 1010 Virginia Dr, Orlando, FL 32803 (407) 930-8993 SIGT Pick: Grilled Cheese. Add Salami. Side: Mixed Olives (if available) Drink: Chronically Mismanaged Red Ale Broken Strings Brewery 1012 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32805 (407) 730-9108 Try one of the musicinspired craft brews — A Tribe Called Hops, Penny Lane, Liquid Vinyl, or a bomber made with an artist. Say hi to Charles! Nora’s Sugar Shack 636 Virginia Dr, Orlando, FL 32803 (407) 447-5885 The inside is wild! A great place to escape. Hotto Potto 1700 N Semoran Blvd #118, Orlando, FL 32807 (407) 930-5366 Hotto Potto has the best playlist and they’re open late. Shakai Sushi Lounge 43 E Pine St, Orlando, FL 32801 (407) 423-2688 Happy Hour is incredible. 5pm - 7pm M-F Dexter’s New Standard 1035 N Orlando Ave, Ste 101, Winter Park, Florida 32789 (New!) (407) 629-1150 This is the best new place for live music in Orlando! Their menu is carefully crafted perfection. SIGT Pick: Cheese Board & Charred Octopus.

PLACES I GO TO [Certified Classifieds] Where to get hairs cut— Nina Otero at Floyd’s (Mills Ave) 842 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803 Call/text for appt — (586) 610-6044 Marc Cortes at Floyd’s 99 Barbershop (Orange Ave) 3150 S Orange Ave #107, Orlando, FL 32806 Call for appt — (407) 6015960 Where to get your car fixed — Garcia Auto Service Garcia Auto Service (Habla Español) 1015 Maltby Ave, Orlando, FL 32803 (407) 228-0111 (SIGT Coupon for 20% off select services) Where to get your body fixed — Sunshine State Acupuncture 10244 E Colonial Dr #204, Orlando, FL 32817 (407) 861-2300 A few years ago, I ouldn’t walk. Lana cured my sciatica. SIGT Pick: Trifecta — Acupuncture, Cupping, & Medical Massage House Of Health 626 N Thornton Ave, Orlando, FL 32803 (407) 540-0079 Dr. Dan gives lifechanging Chiropractic Adjustments (SIGT Coupon for $10 Off Adjustments or 10% Off CBD products) Where to sweat — Full Circle Yoga 972 N Orange Ave B, Winter Park, FL 32789 (407) 644-3288 If you’re a beginner, go see Sarabeth on Mondays at 6pm. We like her 7:30 meditation & flow class (intermediate). American Combat Club 1016 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32805 (321) 274-1166 Go try Mike Bell’s class. Master Mike Bell was the World Lightweight Kickboxing Championship in the ‘80s. ALL of the ‘80s—

from 1980-1991. He’ll make you sweat. (SIGT Coupon: Try Every Class Once Free) Where to get your computer cleaned up — Tim Can Fix It 2422a E Robinson St, Orlando, FL 32803 (407) 867-2083 (SIGT Coupon for 20% Off any Cleanup Service, Speed Upgrade, or Repair) Where to get tattooed Old Florida Electric — Joe Spino 1223 N Orange Ave, Unit B, Orlando, FL 32804 (407) 250-6941 Built 4 Speed Tattoo — Brett Bar or Canada (see pg # 28) 640 N Hillside Ave, Orlando, FL 32803 (407) 613-5772 Holey Rabbit — Rick Aggro 2428 E. Robinson St., Orlando, FL (407) 316-0013 Tell him Mitch sent you! Where to stay — Comfort Suites (Downtown, N Orange) 2416 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32804 (407) 641-1280 (SIGT Rate: Mention code “L-SIGT” for $20 Off per night) Band Stuff — Where to get flyers designed Von Skull Media billy@vonskullmedia.com (SIGT Coupon: 50% Off Poster & Flyer Design) Custom Bass Drum Heads — Sticky Things Online. I usually get white vinyl and get a black bass drum head. (20% off using code THANKYOU at checkout) Where to get stickers printed — StickerGuy.com Been ordering from them since 2002! It takes about three weeks to get them, but they are very reasonably priced and high quality.

MUSICIANS WANTED Singer/Collaborator Seeking someone who can write lyrics/ hooks and can provide outside perspective on the music, which we can change to suit any ideas they have. I miss collaborating and definitely want to do that again with my new stuff. Contact Nicky /// nicholastaylor308gmail. com /// LISTEN — soundcloud.com/ showsigoto ST. PETE Where to eat and where to drink — Grassroots Kava House 957 Central Ave. St. Pete, Florida 33705 (727) 220.3041 This place is a gem. There’s skate vids on the tv, an upstairs to hang/ work, and smiling people behind the bars. Feels right. Bodega on Central 1120 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33705 (727) 623-0942 SIGT Pick: Lechon Sandwich Drink: Cafecito Red Mesa Mercado 1100 1st Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33705 (727) 954-7430 SIGT Pick: Cali Burrito or Grilled Shrimp Burrito Green Bench Brewing Company 1133 Baum Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33705 (727) 800-9836 Maybe our fav brewery in the world (or just our fav people) SIGT Picks: Sunshine City IPA and Postcard Pils Say hi to our friend Brian Schanck & give him a hug! The Bends 919 1st Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33705 (727) 202-8931 SIGT Pick: PBR or a really fancy cocktail The Hangar Albert Whitted Airport, 540 1st St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (727) 823-7767 SIGT Pick: Get breakfast. It’s served all day. Drink: Cigar City Jai Alai Upstairs views, right by the Dalí Museum -------------------


ST. AUGUSTINE Where to eat — Sarbez! Best Grilled Cheese In The World. SIGT Pick: Cheddar, Bacon, Hash Browns, Avocado, Sarbez Sauce on Sourdough. Drink: Galleon’s Golden Ale Draft (Ancient City Brewing) Sweets: Get a Zebra Cake Sweet City Cupcakes 233 W King St Suite A, St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 342-2119 Get a dozen, they’re all mindblowing. A1A Burrito Works 671 A1A Beach Blvd, St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080 (904) 217-7451 SIGT Pick: The Shrimp Burrito. Baja Style. ------------------OCALA Where to eat — Brick City Southern Kitchen 10 S Magnolia Ave, Ocala, FL 34471 (352) 512-9458 SIGT Pick: Pulled Pork Sandwich, mac n cheese, and the banana pudding. Black Sheep 128 SW Broadway St, Ocala, FL 34471 (352) 622-1207 SIGT Pick: Coors Banquet, Sliders, & Tots!

The Mojo Grill 2015 SW 17th St, Ocala, FL 34471 (352) 369-6656 SIGT Pick: The Crazy Cuban w/ a side of Mojo Saucew/ Cajun Waffle Fries Fat Boys BBQ 4132 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470 (352) 236-3271 SIGT Pick: Jumbo Pulled Pork on Garlic Bread Side: Corn Nuggets O’Malleys Alley 24 SE Magnolia Ext, Ocala, FL 34471 (352) 690-2262 SIGT Pick: Newcastle Bottle, Jameson shot, and occasional regret

High-ideas By Big Tim Murphy Go to Red Lobster — Order the endless shrimp w/ baked potato. Eat the inside of the potato. Order shrimp scampi. Remove shrimp. Pour garlic butter in potato, fill with shrimp. Take it home. Right before you evacuate the shrimp inside you, set the oven to bake at 200 degrees and put the potato in there. It’ll be perfect by the time you’re out. /// @bigtimmycomic

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16 SW 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 727-7422

SIGT Pick: Tonkotsu Ramen.

Pi on Broadway 110 SW Broadway St, Ocala, FL 34471 (352) 369-5100 SIGT Pick: Taco Viva Pi (Brick oven Pizza) Sides: 3-Cheese Baked Mac & Caramelized Brussels Sprouts Drink: Anything upstairs. Sometimes our friend from ORL will jam here!

SO. DAMN. GOOD.

Where to stay — Mike Elliott’s House Anyone can stay here if you buy Mike a bottle or have a Star Wars Tattoo. Call him (352) 286-6554 — Ask him about when he used to be an Abercrombie & Fitch Model.

This is the best place for dinner + live

Saved me at FEST!

DEXTERS - NEW STANDARD

1035 N Orlando Ave, Ste 101, Winter Park, Florida 32789 (407) 629-1150 music in Orlando! Their menu is carefully crafted perfection. SIGT Pick: Late night burger and fries.

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