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CONTENTS

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Haute Tension Surf rock out of Miami bringing high energy shows with a unique sound.

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Artikal Sound System Catch up with Artikal as they continue to evolve within the local music scene.

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Matt Cahur Meet the man behind the music at Guanabanas.

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Food Ten Taco Spots in Broward and Palm Beach

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Beer 3 Core Beers at Tequesta Brewing Company

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Community The Van, Surf and Skate Expo Returns to West Palm

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Arts How I Got The Shot w/ Carly Cristello

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Snaps Maple Bacon Coffee Porter Day

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COMMUNITY

LOCAL N EWS March/April 2019

The New and Improved Norton Museum of Art Reopens

By all accounts, the grand opening of the expanded and transformed campus of The Norton Museum was a huge success. It now boasts an additional 35% more gallery space, a new 37,000+ square foot garden along with 8 special exhibitions to kick off the opening celebration. And, for the first time in its 78-year history the Norton has permanent galleries for the display of its comprehensive photography collection. Some of the new spaces include the 210 seat, state of the art Stiller Family Foundation Auditorium for films, lectures, and concerts; the Jane and Leonard Korman Special Event Room; The Restaurant at the Norton, which will offer new American cuisine and outdoor dining on the John and Marjorie McGraw Terrace; and the store at the Norton, which will offer an array of unique gifts. The Norton is a truly amazing experience and is a treasure in our community. On Fridays and Saturdays admission is free to the public. On other days (except Wednesday, closed) general admission is only $18, students w/ ID is $5 and free for children under 12. 1450 South Dixie Hwy in WPB. norton.org

The 12th Annual Blue Wild Ocean Adventure Expo is Back April 27-28

Spanning 65,000 square feet and hosted by the Greater Fort Lauderdale/ Broward County Convention Center, this two-day indoor event attracts 5,000 attendees and over 150 exhibitors who specialize in fishing and spearfishing, scuba and freediving, surfing and paddle boarding, marine art, underwater photo and video, adventure travel, beach apparel, boats, personal watercraft, and more. Produced by Sheri Daye, a spearfishing world record holder, The Blue Wild is South Florida’s premier ocean adventure expo which features one of the most diverse and passionate crowds of exhibitors, speakers, and attendees. “The Blue Wild is known for its high-energy crowds and fun vibe,” says Sheri. “This show is like a big party for ocean lovers, and we attract a diverse crowd of locals, visitors, experts, and exhibitors from all over the world.” Daily educational seminars and workshops are scheduled throughout the weekend and taught by world-class experts and celebrity-speakers. Topics include fishing stories, travel advice, freediving instruction, photography tips, fish filleting demos, speargun rigging, knot-tying, and more. The popular Kids Zone offers free face painting, art classes and crab races. If our oceans and everything they have to offer is your passion, this is one event you can’t miss. Admission is only $20 bucks (daily) and kids 12 and under are FREE. For more info visit TheBlueWild.com

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EVENTS

Kevin Maines and the Volts @ Arts Garage — Delray

Dead Phish Orchestra @ Funky Biscuit—Boca

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Paul Anthony and the Reggae Souljahs @ Guanabanas — Jupiter

The Ries Brothers @ Crazy Uncle Mikes — Boca

MARCH 30TH

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3RD ANNUAL BBQ BEER BASH @ COPPERPOINT BREWING — BOYNTON BEACH

Mark your calendars now for this awesome day of BBQ competition, beer releases, live music, and more as the gang at Copperpoint brings you one of their best events of the year. Cholo BBQ, Pigsty BBQ, and Troy’s Bar-Be-Que will be on hand smokin’ up their best to win your vote. Special guest judges will be on hand plus a corn hole competition. And, award-winning brewer Matt Cox will be releasing six brews for the occasion! No charge to attend and beer tix will be on sale the day of. 151 Commerce Road, Boynton Beach. copperpointbrewingcompany.com

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Unlimited Devotion @ Guanabanas

DJ Three, Onionz, & Noel Sanger @ Voltaire — WPB

Jay Thomas, Lobo Marino & Materia Musica Show @

@ Crazy Uncle Mikes — Boca

Uproot Hootenanny

@ Boston’s on the Beach — Delray

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Festival of the Arts @ Mizner Park Amp and Cultural Arts Center — Boca

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Artikal Sound System @ Mathews Brewing — Lake Worth

Fusik @ Guanabanas — Jupiter

Classic Albums Live: Eagles Hotel California @ Old School Square — Delray

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Respectable Street — WPB

The People Upstairs @ Mathews Brewing — Lake Worth

John Smotherman @ Guanabanas — Jupiter (11am show)

Fever Disco Party, Geenius Trio @

Voltaire — WPB

— Jupiter

Elizabeth Ave Station — WPB

Cold Cave w/ Adult, Vowws @

Someday Radio Jeremy’s Ten (Pearl Jam Tribute) @ Kelsey Theater — Lake Park

Classic Motorcycle Fest @ Lake Park Arts District

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Experience Hendrix @ Pompano Beach Amphitheater

Brews and Tunes: Andrew Morris Band & 26 Degree Brewing @

Papa’s Raw Bar —Lighthouse Point

Sons of a Tradesman @ Voltaire — WPB

432 Vibes @ Guanabanas — Jupiter (11am show)

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Cypher 1: Papazan & Geenius Papazan, Wex the Master, Riccardo, Romanstoic @ Voltaire — WPB Station Sessions Showcase @ Elizabeth Ave Station — WPB

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Groove Fetish @ Guanabanas — Jupiter

Scott Yoder, Plastic Man, Pearl and the Oysters, Dirtbike @ Voltaire — WPB

Artikal Sound System @ Crazy Uncle Mikes — Boca

BombShell Back @ The Fish Depot — Boynton

Battle of the Bands @ Kelsey Theater — Lake Park

Gary Clark Jr. @ Fillmore — Miami

Blake Shelton @

BB&T — Sunrise

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Delray Beach Wine and Seafood Festival @ Old School Square — Delray

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Brunch with Guavatron Duo @ Mathews

Brewing — Lake Worth

Carinae, Sun Parade from Massachusetts, Ben Katzman’s Degreaser @ Vol-

taire—WPB

Brews and Tunes: Justin Enco and Poor Life Decisions & NOBO Brewing @ Papa’s Raw Bar — Lighthouse Point

Indigo Dreamers Duo @ Mathews Brewing Co.—Lake Worth

Cold Cave @ Respectables — WPB

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Pepper and Sticky Fingers @ Abacoa Town

Center Amphitheater — Jupiter

Voice of Addiction, 1983 The Band, Grounds

@ Respectable Street — WPB

The Flyers @ Crazy Uncle Mikes — Boca

Sweet Sweet Songwriter Sessions @ Voltaire — WPB 15

Sh-Booms, Hurricane Party, The Haunt, Summer Gill, Ella Herrera

@ Voltaire — WPB

Deep Frequencies w/ performances by G Space @ Respectable Street — WPB (10pm-4am)

The Flyers @ Mathews Brewing — Lake Worth

Dante Vargas and the Cat Band @ Arts Garage — Delray

An Evening w/ Vintash Band feat. Michaela Paige @ Kelsey Theater — Lake Park

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Delray Beach Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival

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Blarney Bash @ 100 NE 4th Street — Boynton

Paddy’s at the Point @ Copperpoint Brewing — Boynton

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EVENTS

Tasty Vibrations

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@ Mathews Brewing — Lake Worth

@ Voltaire — WPB

— Lake Park

@ Guanabanas — Jupiter

The String Assassins @ Brewhouse Gallery Satisfaction (Rolling Stones Tribute) @ Kelsey Theater — Lake Park

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The Van, Surf and Skate Expo @ Surfing

Florida Museum — WPB

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APRIL 12TH-14TH

ROCK THE OCEAN’S TORTUGA MUSIC FESTIVAL @ FT. LAUDERDALE BEACH

One of the best live outdoor music events of the year is back! This year’s lineup includes Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Flo Rida, Sheryl Crow, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Dustin Lynch, Elle King, Michael Franti and Spearhead, The Wailers, and tons more. Party for three days in the surf and sun, and you’ll be supporting ocean conservation too. Every year a portion of the proceeds go to the Rock The Ocean Foundation and so far over $1.2 million dollars have been raised. For the full band lineup and info on lodging and tickets, visit tortugamusicfestival.com

4th Annual BandSandBrews Craft Beer and Music Festival @ Carlin Park —Jupiter

Balkun Brothers @ Guanabanas — Jupiter Elton John @ BB&T — Sunrise

The Chris O’Leary Band @ Crazy Uncle Mikes — Boca

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Exmag @ Guanabanas —

Jupiter (St. Paddy’s Celebration—4pm show!)

Brews and Tunes: Jean P Jam & Devour Brewing @ Papa’s Raw Bar — Lighthouse Point

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Summer Gill (noon) and Spred The Dub (3pm) @ Mathews Brewing — Lake Worth

St Patrick’s Day Party @ Voltaire — WPB St. Patrick’s Day Celebration feat. Cowboy Mouth @ Funky Biscuit — Boca

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Flatfoot @ Respectable

Street — WPB

Pinc Louds (Brooklyn) @ Voltaire — WPB

The Chris O’Leary Band and Jake Walden @ Brewhouse Gallery — Lake Park

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Roosevelt Collier

@ Guanabanas — Jupiter

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Station Sessions Acoustic Open Mic @ Elizabeth Ave Station—WPB

Spectrum Rocks The Fish Depot — Boynton Funktion hosted by Public Sounds Collective @ Voltaire — WPB

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Thelma and the Sleaze, Vagnauts, Palomino Blond, Woolbright

@ Voltaire — WPB

Locos Por Juana @ Guanabanas — Jupiter

Dance Floor Sessions

Guavatron, Tand

Nouveaux Honkies Biscuit Miller and the Mix @ Arts Garage — Delray

Funkytown USA: A Tribute to Prince and James Brown @ Kelsey Theater — Lake Park

Station Stand-Up Showcase @ Elizabeth

@ Voltaire — WPB

Ave Station — WPB

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Brews and Tunes: Future Prezidents & Prosperity Brewers @ Papa’s Raw

Bar — Lighthouse Point

Igor and the Red Elvises w/ The Gutter Tones @ Voltaire — WPB

Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime @ Old School Square — Delray

Collie Buddz w/ Inner Circle @ Abacoa Town Center Amphitheater —Jupiter

Roosevelt Collier Trio “Jimi Does Funk” (Hendrix Tribute) @ Crazy Uncle Mikes — Boca

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Loyal to a Fault, Coral Canyons, Wavelengths, Bitter Blue Jays

@ Voltaire — WPB

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Shredder 1984 w/ Dream Shore

@ Respectable Street — WPB

Copperpoint Brewing — Boynton

Billy Gilmore & Friends @ Guanabanas — Jupiter

Buck Rogers @ Voltaire — WPB

Joel DaSilva Band @ Mathews Brewing — Lake Worth

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Brews and Tunes: Ben Prestage & 26 Degree Brewing @ Papa’s Raw Bar —

Lighthouse Point

JM & the Sweets @ Voltaire — WPB

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The Dewars, Dad’s Day Off, DirtBike

@ Voltaire — WPB

Station Sessions Showcase @ Elizabeth Ave Station — WPB

5-6 Stanley Jordan @ Arts Garage — Delray

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Brews and Tunes: Justin Enco and Poor Life Decisions & NOBO Brewing @ Papa’s Raw

Bar — Lighthouse Point

Krazy Train Duo

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BEATLES ON THE BEACH FESTIVAL @ 20 VENUES THROUGHOUT DELRAY BEACH

You say you want a revolution? How about 4 days of everything Beatles with multiple bands and artists in over 20 venues? This international tribute is bringing in bands and artists from Liverpool, Brazil, Argentina and more. Plus you’ll get to see lots of local bands doing their Beatlething in venues like Old School Square, Crazy Uncle Mikes, Sandbar and Boston’s on the Beach, Deck 84, Silverball Museum, DADA, Death or Glory, Tin Roof, Bull Bar, The Fish Depot (Boynton Beach) and more. Don’t miss Across The Universe @ Boston’s on the Beach Thursday night, The Edgar Winter Band @ Old School Square Friday night, and McCartney Mania (with a full orchestra) @ Old School Square Saturday night. Visit their website at beatlesonthebeach.com for full schedule and to get tix. Imagine all the people……………….!!

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Soulfam

@ Voltaire — WPB

Uproot Hootenanny @ Boston’s on the Beach — Delray

The Flyers @ Mathews Brewing — Lake Worth

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Brew at the Zoo @ Palm Beach Zoo

Birdman’s Clambake @ Guanabanas — Jupiter (4pm show)

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Brews and Tunes: Andrew Morris Band & 26 Degree Brewing @

@ Funky Biscuit — Boca

Beach — Delray

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The Heavy Pets

@ Guanabanas — Jupiter

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Boz Scaggs

@ Kravis Center — WPB

Max Weinberg’s Jukebox @ Old School 12-14

@ Mathews Brewing — Lake Worth

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Station Sessions Acoustic Open Mic @ Elizabeth Ave Station — WPB

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Eric McFadden

@ Guanabanas — Jupiter

Troy Roberts and Nu Jive

@ Mathews Brewing — Lake Worth

Biscuit Fest 8

Tortuga Music Festival

@ Fort Lauderdale Beach

57th Annual Delray Affair — Delray

Still Alive: A Tribute to Pearl Jam

@ Respectable Street — WPB

Jontavious Willis Trio @ Arts Garage — Delray Beautiful Disaster & Spred The Dub @ Mathews Brewing — Lake Worth

The Fabulous Fleetwoods @ Boston’s on the Beach — Delray

Master’s Weekend Beer Release @ Copperpoint

Brewing — Boynton

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Edgar Winter Band @ Beatles on the

Station Stand-Up Showcase @ Elizabeth

Brewing — Lake Worth

Tom Jackson Band @ Boston’s on the

Boston’s on the Beach — Delray

Room — Ft. Lauderdale

@ Arts Garage — Delray

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Across The Universe (Beatles on the Beach Fest) @

Beach Fest at Old School Square — Delray

Live — Hollywood

Franscene @ Mathews

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Buckcherry @ Culture

Depot — Boynton

Vanessa Collier

Spectrum @ The Fish

Beatles on the Beach Festival (4 Day Fest!) — Delray

@ Guanabanas — Jupiter

Papa’s Raw Bar —Lighthouse Point

@ Guanabanas — Jupiter

Biscuit — Boca

Ben Prestage

@ Arts Garage — Delray

Square — Delray

The Dog Hearts

The Wheeland Brothers @ Guanabanas

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Bryce Allyn Band New Orleans Suspects @ Funky

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Uproot Hootenanny @ Guanabanas — Jupiter

Rocky Horror Picture Show @ Kelsey Theater — Lake Park

Future Prezidents @ Mathews Brewing — Lake Worth

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Brews and Tunes: Jean P Jam & Devour Brewing

@ Papa’s Raw Bar — Lighthouse Point

Ave Station — WPB

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Copperpoint Crawfish Boil @ Copperpoint Brewing — Boynton

The Spam All-Stars

@ Guanabanas — Jupiter

Dance Floor Sessions @ Voltaire — WPB

Fireside Prophets @ Mathews Brewing — Lake Worth

BombShell @ The Fish Depot — Boynton

Frank Bang and the Cook County Kings @ Arts Garage — Delray

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haute tension KEEPING THE FUNK HOT, HOT, HOT BY DAVID ROLLAND

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ast summer Haute Tension found the perfect exercise to test their endurance as a band. They would play 31 South Florida shows in 31 days. “It was a challenge to book it until we said there’s no limit to where you can play,” said guitarist Alexandre Merbouti. “We then tried to stay away from traditional venues. We played bowling alleys, rooftops, a roller skating rink, even as close to a basement as you can get down here. People were open to it.” Last August Haute Tension not only met their goal of 31 shows in a month, they exceeded it. They ended up playing 34 shows in 31 nights after one gig got rained out and they accidentally double booked themselves while seeking a replacement venue. “It showed what an incredible support system South Florida has,” said bassist Monica McGivern. “Being an independent band is its own journey. Doing something like this shows there’s a lot you can get done by doing things yourself.” The pair first met when McGivern was photographing the local music scene. “I’d moved to West Palm Beach

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after growing up in Michigan, and I realized I could live by the beach forever,” she explained. McGivern asked Merbouti, a guitarist she’d often photographed, if he could teach her how to play bass. After a couple lessons they decided they had to form a band and dubbed themselves, Mo’Booty. Last year they decided to change their name to Haute Tension when they were comfortable declaring themselves a real band and not just a project. Beyond a new name in 2018, they also welcomed a new drummer, Nabedi Osorio. “We put out a call for a drummer to do the 31 shows in 31 days tour. Nabedi was the first one crazy enough to respond,” Merbouti said. It didn’t hurt that McGivern and Osorio long knew each other from volunteering at Miami Girls Rock Camp, a nonprofit that teaches girls how to play Rock ’n’ Roll. Osorio shared the band’s work ethic and they’re excited for her to join them on a planned second album. “It will be cool to write with her and explore harmonizing with three vocalists,” McGivern said. >>


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Their self-titled debut album just came out last year. “It was songs we developed over the last three years,” Merbouti said. “Sound-wise, it’s a mash up of influences from surf to soul to blues to psychedelic to punk to hard rock. Thematically it’s very ‘film soundtrack’ influenced.”

grew up influenced us musically, like I got into punk from Detroit,” McGivern said. “But the West Palm Beach indie scene I documented is all over the album, and Miami is so much Latin and Caribbean music that it influenced our beats on the album.”

McGivern added, “We wrote it when we were living in Downtown Miami. We saw all the buildings being torn down and the Brightline being built that will bring all these people into the city. It’s the soundtrack for the development of a city.”

They’re hoping 2019 will continue with a high quantity of high quality shows. Might they try to test their mettle with another show-a-day tour? Neither of them hesitated to answer with a “Yes.”

South Florida as a whole is a big influence for Haute Tension with both members being able to see the region as outsiders. McGivern, as mentioned before, grew up in Michigan, while Merbouti spent his formative years in California before coming to South Florida. “Where we

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SPINNING THAT ASS, OVER AND OVER BY DARIEN DAVIES

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egardless if you like to tap the drums, slap the bass, or stroke the chords, Artikal Sound System will get you moving in all the right places. The team of multi-faceted musicians blends unique harmonies and mellow melodies with a fat ounce of reggae funk. While the band has been around since 2012, it’s safe to say that they’re higher in their band-ism now more than ever. Fabian Acuña (bass) and Chris Montague (guitar) were the original dynamic duo 10 years ago in their college days, and have seen a few albums and band members come and go. They both live, eat and breathe music, and stopping was not an option. So, with the addition of Logan Rex (lead singer), Chris Cope (keyboard) and Adam Kampf (drums), their family is now rolled tight and is in it for the long haul. “It’s like anything, it happens over time,” Chris Montague said. “People come and go. But we’ve arrived at a really solid formation, and it’s working well because we vibe well.” If you ask them, they say they blend roots and modern sounds under smooth female vocals, and put their efforts toward bringing love, good vibes and a dancing mood wherever they go. They’ve

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successfully united American, Jamaican and Hispanic reggae culture and have brought it to venues small and large, nationally and internationally. They’ve shared the stage with mega reggae artists including Pepper, Dirty Heads, Steel Pulse, The Wailers, and more, and have even collaborated with The Abbysinians, Apple Gabriel of Israel Vibration, and Biggz General, who has Marley blood running through him. With the musical forces combined, they just released their fivetrack EP, Time. They were so excited for people to hear it because they made the music to share, so they released it for free99. It’s their first collaboration with all five of them and they just created music that they like - wanted to hear, wanted to play, and wanted to spread.

As it seems with them all. It feels like each of them were born with minds that can read and sing keys and notes, and fingers that can strum and stroke, but until now, it wasn’t the perfect harmony. “A band, like anything, is always evolving, and we are at our most advanced evolution at the moment,” Montague said. “Over the years, and working with different musicians and singers, and practicing and songwriting, and taking that experience and adding a great singer like Logan, I feel great. I feel like we’re in the best position.” That position is writing new songs for a new release, touring through Texas and back, and, oh yeah, opening for Collie Buddz in March.

It was a work in progress that just kind of happened, thankfully. Logan had been playing in other bands playing a bunch of bar gigs and messing around, she says. At the time, she was neighbors with Fabian, or “Fabs,” and he and the boys reeled her in. They finally got her in the studio and starting recording, starting with a cover of “Crave You” by Flight Facilities. Their “preserved first song,” as Fabian puts it, earned them more than 100,000 views on Facebook and some serious recognition, to boot.

“I feel the most blessed to be able to do what we do. Music is my hobby and my passion,” Montague said. “Not a lot of people have hobbies that make them money. If I’m 60 years old and the band never made it out of South Florida and I’m still bar gigging, I’m happy.”

Logan, who was born to Willie Nelson’s “Stardust” album, found her voice at a young age in choir, becoming best friends with the karaoke machine, as well as playing guitar and piano. But until now, never seemed to think being in a band would be it, that it could be real.

“I was feeling so hot, yeah, I hit that sweet spot Hit the alley for a split, cuz forget it, why not? I think the late night spot closes at four, the rest is a mystery but there’s one thing I know for sure

“I never thought of [making a living being a musician], even as I was gigging around at the time. I just never thought of it,” Logan said. “I feel lucky to have gotten with a very good group who has shown me a lot and accelerated the learning process.”

Good news is that they’ll definitely make it out of South Florida, one weekend, one show and one album at a time.

I’m gonna do it again I’m gonna do it again I’m gonna do it again Next weekend Next weekend” @artikalsoundsystem

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matt cahur THE MAN BEHIND THE MUSIC AT GUANABANAS AND ROOTS MUSIC, INC.

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he producer, guitarist, band manager, event coordinator and recording label head has been sharing his love of music and advocating raw talent for decades. For Matt Cahur, music has never seemed to escape his life, even when he’s off stage. After moving to Jupiter, Fla. in 1995, he started the reggae rock band, Boxelder, playing guitar and percussion in collaboration with Bryce Allen (vocals/ percussion), Eli McDonald (guitar/percussion), Gilly Gonzalez (bass/percussion) and Patrick Boggs (drums/ percussion). They toured for 15 years and released eight albums – with original bass player, Jay Foster – and although they’ve only been performing a handful of shows these past years, the band members still have their hand in music. Gilly plays guitar and sings for the Latino reggae band, Moska Project, and Bryce set off as a solo artist in the Bryce Allen Band. Soon after, in 1998, they started their own record label, Roots Music, Inc., as a way to propel and market their own band, as Cahur says, “We needed a record label and we just created our own.” They represent talent like

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The Helmsmen, The Hip Abduction, and their very own, Bryce Allen Band, and help young artists find the platform to show off their talent. One of those platforms is another one of Cahur’s brainchildren: Guanabanas Waterfront Restaurant and Bar in Jupiter. Back in 2008, Cahur was brought in to build the stage and install a new audio system. He worked to create an environment for the artist and a production scene for the music to flow, which translates to a great experience for the audience. As he says, “My goal was to try and provide an incredible experience for the artist at Guanabanas.” Having toured himself for years with Boxelder, he was acutely aware that sometimes artists are treated poorly and wanted to set a new precedent at Guanabanas in which artists would feel welcome and have a proper platform to share their craft. Luckily, the owners at the restaurant met Cahur eye-to-eye and shared his passion for supporting local artists, saying,

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working with Ellameno Beat, I want to help them break out…continue with Guanabanas, there’s still so much to be done.” He would also like to have a 20-year anniversary show for Roots Music, Inc. at the Seabreeze Amphitheater, and is working on having a bluegrass festival at Guanabanas sometime this year. You can catch a show at Guanabanas on Wednesday nights, featuring an up-and-coming band; Saturdays for the brunch show, showcasing a solo artist; the matinee show where you can catch an acoustic set; or the night show featuring the latest in local, touring or national bands. On Sunday, they offer another brunch solo artist if you miss Saturday’s show. All of which has been carefully curated by Cahur himself. @rootsmusicinc


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TEN TACO SPOTS TO CHECK OUT IN PALM BEACH AND BROWARD BY DAVID ROLLAND

The taco has been a favorite finger food since before Europeans settled in America. Anthropologists found evidence that native people in Mexico were eating tacos filled with small fish centuries ago. In South Florida, we’re continuing this tradition. Here are 10 places serving unique and tasty tacos.

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CHOLO SOY COCINA Located in West Palm Beach on 3715 EL JEFE LUCHADOR This Deerfield Beach restaurant can be S. Dixie Highway, Cholo Soy Cocina was started by chef Clayton Carnes. Carnes told The Atlantic Current its origins, stating “I wanted something in the Latin street food vein. I wanted something small and quaint so if stuff went down and for some reason everyone on staff quit, I could do it all myself. I didn’t want the headaches of a big restaurant or fine dining.” You get two tacos per order with prices ranging from $7-$12 with varieties including a pork belly taco with pickled papaya and peppers, pescadito frito that is tempura fried with pickled pineapple salsa, and a short rib taco with braised beef, spicy mayo, green papaya and queso fresco. Make sure to take advantage of their margaritas on tap, about which Carnes said, “I saw other places doing that and I always wondered, why isn’t everybody else? Once I found out how a keg worked and it was no longer a mystery, I got a margarita formula down and started kegging margaritas.”

ZIPITIOS Owners Ricky Perez and Niria Proa started Zipitio’s

with the goal of sharing a bit of their Mexican and Central American culture and creativity through their food. It is situated in West Palm’s Grandview Public Market, which was South Florida’s first food hall. Zipitios offers four different tacos including the least expensive Chicken Tinga, made with shredded chicken, queso fresco and cilantro aioli, and a vegetarian option called the Garibaldi, with coconut curry chickpeas, Valentina aioli, and crispy onions, both for $7.50. The $8 El Tunco has pulled pork with pickled slaw, house BBQ molé sauce, and crispy chicharron bits, and for $9 you can get Carne Guisado, which is stewed steak with pickled red onion, and tomatillo salsa verde.

found on 27 S. Federal Highway and advertises itself as “selling the most authentic Mexican street food around.” Their individual tacos go for $2.95 and are served in grilled white corn tortillas with cotija cheese, cilantro, onion and your choice of protein. If you’re looking for some variety, they also offer seven different chef specialty tacos that range from $3.95 to $4.50 and include a catch of the day, crispy pork belly, lamb barbacoa, Angus skirt steak, Korean fried chicken, el Don Hamburgeso, and a shrimp taco.

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The Palm Beach Gardens taqueria is located on 10800 N. Military Trail. Owned by a Venezuelan family, Co-owner Peter Tapia told the Palm Beach Post when they opened in 2017, “We’ve been eating Mexican food since we were kids, it’s one of the most amazing tasting foods I’ve ever had in my life.” Their tacos are $2.75 a pop but you have the option of getting extra meat for another dollar. The taco options include Al pastor (spicy pork with pineapples), Carnitas (pulled pork), Barbacoa (braised beef), Pollo (shredded chicken), Carne asada (grilled steak), Chorizo (spicy Mexican sausage), and vegetarian.

AVOCADO GRILL Avocado Grill has two locations, one in

Palm Beach Gardens on 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., and another in West Palm on 125 Datura St. They advertise themselves as a farm-to-table restaurant with their website proclaiming, “We take pride in our artisanal menu featuring locally sourced, handpicked ingredients. As part of Avocado Grill’s mission and vision, >> TH EATLANTICCU R R E NT.COM

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FOOD serving farm-to-table fare benefits not only our valued patrons and guests, but also our local and global environments.” For $13, they offer four choices of craft tacos including grilled steak tacos with roasted corn tomato salsa and chipotle crema, or crispy fish tacos with avocado, lime ginger sauce, tropical fruit salsa, and slaw.

TACOCRAFT The Fort Lauderdale taqueria and tequila bar is

found on 204 S.W. Second St. TacoCraft proclaims on their site that “Every tortilla is hand-crafted by Mexican senoras who have been taught by their mothers and grandmothers. TacoCraft features modern interpretations of street food classics and utilizes the best available local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients.” They have 13 different tacos daily, including a pork belly and ahi tuna taco. Vegetarians will be pleased to try their kale & sweet potato taco or their exotic shroom taco. Each day of the week they also have a special daily taco offering a tofu taco on Mondays, lobster tempura on Fridays, and duck confit on Saturdays. Prices range from $3.75 to $5 per taco.

KAPOW! NOODLE BAR Kapow! Noodle Bar started in Boca

Raton at 431 Plaza Real and in 2017 opened a second location in West Palm at 519 Clematis St. Owner Scott Frielich explained the restaurant’s concept in an interview with Yelp as inspired by “reading about the noodle bar craze that was happening across the country, and being a fan of ramen and pho, I decided to check out a few restaurants in NYC.” Their Gyoza Tacos are $13 for three tacos and include three varieties: Spicy Skirt Steak includes aji amarillo, serrano, and pickled red onion; the Ahi Tuna Poke has avocado, tosazu, and sesame; and the Salmon Tartare features spicy mayo, avocado, truffle oil, and eel sauce.

PAPICHULO TACOS Located on 1556 US Highway 1 in

Jupiter, PapiChulo Tacos is open 7 days a week, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Scott Frielich, Vice President of the Subculture Group, told us he didn’t want PapiChulo Tacos to be your grandfather’s >>

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FOOD taqueria. “We definitely did not want to be authentic, but wanted to be more California street food-style, using unique combinations of fruits, meats and vegetables,” Frielich said. “We make everything in house, including our chips and tortillas.” He recommends the Gringo Freedom taco, with Kobe beef, pico de gallo, cheddar and jack cheese, sour cream, lettuce and a hard shell taco ($4).

PAPA’S RAW BAR Open at 4 p.m. on weekdays and 12 p.m.

SURF TACO Started in New Jersey in 2001, Surf Taco

branched out to 4050 S. US Highway 1 in Jupiter as its one Florida franchise. They’re open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. weeknights and until 9:30 on Friday and Saturday nights. Their menu features 13 variations on the taco including mahi, salmon, buffalo chicken, garlic shrimp and the veggie taco. Prices range from $3.95 for the beef taco to $5.75 for garlic shrimp or mahi taco.

on weekends, Papa’s Raw Bar at 4610 N. Federal Highway in Lighthouse Point is a seafood restaurant, but also serves interesting tacos. Or, as their menu bills it, “the most interesting tacos.” Each taco is served on corn tortillas with shredded cabbage and chipotle mayo. For $5 you can get pork belly, shrimp or today’s catch, while $7 nets you lobster or conch tacos. Add an extra dollar to “make it Matt’s way” with bacon, avocado, and Yum Yum sauce. All of their tacos are blackened with pico de gallo, or panko or beer battered with Georgia Peach salsa.

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THREE CORE BEERS

AT TEQUESTA BREWING COMPANY BY MIKE JUREWICZ

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ery rarely do we ever get to see evolution take place so quickly that it is viewable in one’s lifetime. The craft beer industry is one of these rare cases. Seemingly every year a new twist or turn is encountered that steers the collective masses through the course. In my 10 years of writing and working in the beer industry I can say with certainty that it does not look at all like it did a decade ago. This exponential growth is coupled with trends that develop from year to year. Some will come on strong and fizzle out, almost as quickly as they came to light, while others will stick around and become staples or even standards to the industry. One of these latest trends is the demand from beer drinkers for something new. The loud voice, but possible minority, of beer drinkers has called out that they are tired of drinking the same old things all the time from breweries. They want new recipes with new ingredients, and they want these often. With this trend taking hold, a campaign, #FlagshipFebruary, was made to remind beer drinkers about, and celebrate, the beers that are available all year long—and are damn tasty. Tequesta Brewing Company (affectionately called TBC) has found a way to balance out the production of new, interesting beers along with their core lineup that helped build their name since opening in 2011. With #FlagshipFebruary in mind, I give to you beautiful readers three beers that make TBC who they are.

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DER CHANCELLOR You cannot talk about TBC without talking about Der Chancellor. You would be hard pressed to find a place in northern Palm Beach County that doesn’t have this light, German-style Kölsch on tap, in cans or in bottles. Many could say that it is THE beer of Jupiter, Juno Beach, North Palm Beach and (of course) Tequesta. When TBC’s sister brewery, Twisted Trunk Brewing, came online, it helped with production of Der Chancellor to free up some tank space at the home base brewery for their more limited release brews. Today Der Chancellor makes up 55 percent of TBC’s total production. When sipping on Der Chancellor, expect a bready malt character with slight floral hop notes from the Tettnang hops used. A crisp and clean finish, coupled with a light body, shows why this South Florida OG craft beer is so popular. Der Chancellor can be found on draft, six packs of 12oz bottles, as well as 4 packs of 16oz cans. The latter of which is only available at TBC.

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GNARLY BARLEY

TERMINALLY ALE

One of the carryovers from head brewer Matt Webster’s time brewing at Corner Cafe (located conveniently next door to TBC), this pale ale utilizes all whole cone Cascade, Centennial and Magnum hops.

Terminally is sometimes forgotten by many - outside of the hardcore regulars - when it comes to TBC’s flagship lineup, and that’s a real shame. Webster considers this brown ale to be one of his absolute favorites that they brew, and this author tends to agree with this sentiment. The brown ale itself has been claimed as having lost its place in the world, and for those who believe this utterly awful and unfounded statement, you are missing out on a fantastic world. Brown ales are alive and well, and a big thanks to TBC for knowing that and continuing to put out a fantastic rendition of the style.

The malt character is biscuit-like, followed up with some hints of pine and citrus from the aforementioned hops. The finish is dry and crisp with a touch of bitterness. This is a great example of an American pale ale that has a ton of flavor and is easy to drink. Gnarly Barley can be found on draft as well as occasional 16-ounce can four packs.

Big notes of coffee and chocolate come out to play in the flavor and aromas in this wonderful low alcohol beer. It has a great medium body that doesn’t feel like it’s weighing you down but is far from thin. It goes incredibly well with the milder-than-normal winter South Florida has been having, but will transfer over very well to even the hottest of months. @tequestabrewingcompany

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The 2019 Van, Surf & Skate Expo A 1970’S COMMUNITY EVENT MAKES A RESURGENCE IN MODERN FORM By Darien Davies

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n 1977, South Florida was ground zero to a movement of young athletes who were breaking vertical – literally and figuratively – barriers in the sports of surfing and skateboarding, and welcomed the Inaugural Van, Surf and Skateboard Exposition (VSSE) at the Palm Beach Auditorium. It only took four years for the VSSE to become the premier surfing, skateboarding and music festival in Florida, but after some bad breaks, the show lost its vision and following… until now. Thankfully longtime action sports enthusiast, Bill Unger, is breathing new life into the event. “When I was 13 years old, I asked my mom to buy me a surfboard. But she couldn’t afford it,” Unger said. “When I was leaving the [Expo], one of the guys from Fox Surfboards yelled out, ‘Hey, Kid! Want to win a surfboard?’ I took the last dollar I had, bought a ticket, and ended up winning. This opened the world to me.” Because of that, he wants to make sure that every year some kid will have the chance to win a board and have his/her world opened up. This year marks the first year of the vastly improved VSSE. With new ownership, the show is getting back to its roots and is recommitting itself to its core audience, with a goal to once again be the premier sports and music event in Florida. >>

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The VSSE will bring world class educational seminars presented by local leaders in action sports, as well as provide a platform for athletes and artists to communicate directly to the audience about advancements and challenges facing the sport and industry today, including the issue of clean water.

VIP launch party the Friday prior. Expect to enjoy some serious fun in the sun with educational classes, live music, and a front row seat to watch top skateboarders compete in half pipe, big air, street and freestyle competitions. Tickets are $5 for kids for a weekend pass and $25 for adults for the weekend or $15 for the day.

“Our goal is to keep this an annual event and replant this event in Palm Beach County,” Unger said. “We want to establish that it was an event in the ‘70s and ‘80s and then turn it into the youth. We have to continue to let the youth say, ‘Hey, this is what’s going on.’ The original event was always on the cutting edge of things.”

“Someone called it the gathering of the tribes, and that’s what it is,” Unger said. So if you surf, design, skate, convert old vans and love the “it’s Friday and I’m outta here” nomadic lifestyle, this is for you, dude. And if you punked out this year and are just now reading this, make sure to jump on board next year because it’s going to be even more epic.

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How I got the shot

Carly Cristello

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My name is Carly Cristello of Snappin Necks Photography. I am originally from Philadelphia and have been living in South Florida for the last six years. I have been a photographer for three years, specializing in concert photography. I love the energy of the crowds and musicians, which I hope people can feel when they see my art. I’ve made so many great friends through my photography, and feel fortunate to call my favorite band, Slightly Stoopid, their crew and management, friends! This photo was shot at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA during Slightly Stoopid’s “Just Passing Through” Tour this past November. Over the past five years I’ve attended and shot more than 30 of their concerts around the United States. The band is extremely supportive and encouraging of my photography journey, and has always allowed me all access. That’s how I was able to achieve this shot.

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I was on side stage when their set ended. As the crowd was cheering for an encore, Kyle, one of the two lead singers, walked out with his guitar while the Tabernacle’s lights were still off. That’s when their trombone player held up his phone with the flashlight on, signaling the crowd to do the same. Facing forward, I saw the magic of the crowd coming together and sharing in this moment. That’s when I carefully crept in front of the percussion equipment and drum set. Wearing all black, like a ninja, I placed myself right behind Kyle. Not wanting to be seen, I quickly hit the shutter button and scurried back to the side stage. My settings were set to ISO 3200, f/2.8, 1/200 second shutter speed with a 16mm focal length. Kyle was playing “Closer to the Sun,” which happens to be my favorite song. There’s nothing more compelling than the experience of live music bringing people together. @snappinnecks_


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