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Friday, September 17, 2021

Tonstartssbandht reveal new Orlando-centric music video ahead of 18th album release

Posted By on Fri, Sep 17, 2021 at 5:26 PM

Itinerant indie project Tonstartssbandht — the Orlando-bred duo of Edwin and Andy White — are poised to release a new album through taste-making label Mexican Summer next month. And they've just released a new music video to whet your appetites. Petunia, due out on Oct. 22, will be the brothers' 18th album under the Tonstartssbandht...

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

California New Years Eve EDM festival Countdown expands to Florida

Posted By on Wed, Sep 15, 2021 at 4:12 PM

Ever since Orlando's 1990s reign as the home of breakbeat, EDM has had a strong hold on Central Florida. Former Orlando resident Diplo is still a regular name on area marquees, and Electric Daisy Carnival long ago made a leap from the desert to the swamp. Now yet another...

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Monday, September 13, 2021

Dua Lipa to play Orlando's Amway Center in February

Posted By on Mon, Sep 13, 2021 at 12:03 PM

Having released Future Nostalgia last year, Dua Lipa has finally revealed the itinerary for the highly anticipated tour in support of the 26-year-old's dancefloor-friendly, disco-steeped, Grammy award-winning sophomore record. The 28-date North American trek kicks off in Miami in February and will stop in Orlando on Feb. 11 at...

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Friday, September 10, 2021

J Balvin announces Orlando headlining show in 2022

Posted By on Fri, Sep 10, 2021 at 4:35 PM

Latin music megastar J Balvin on Friday announced a return to Orlando's Amway Center in 2022. The singer will bring his tour supporting new album Jose to the City Beautiful on May 14, 2022, as part of an extensive U.S. tour. There are just two other Florida shows (Miami and Fort...

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Central Florida's Gasparilla Music Festival releases daily lineup with the addition of Cedric Burnside and more

Posted By on Fri, Sep 10, 2021 at 12:21 PM

Tampa’s Gasparilla Music Festival (GMF) has added a handful of artists to its three-day 2021 lineup and released a daily schedule. Grammy-nominated blues guitarist Cedric Burnside is among the new additions along with Springsteen-esque songwriter Mondo Cozmo who played GMF in 2018. Other new lineup additions at GMF include...

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Lil Nas X shouts out Central Florida's Bros in Convo in 'baby registry' for new album

Posted By on Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 11:55 AM

A Central Florida community advocacy organization got a little love from Lil Nas X this week. The rapper listed local group Bros in Convo on the "Baby Registry" released on Tuesday to celebrate the birth of his new "baby," aka upcoming album Montero. But instead of asking for the usual...

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Portland post-punk overlords Soft Kill announce Orlando return in spring 2022

Posted By on Tue, Sep 7, 2021 at 2:47 PM

Portland post-punk band Soft Kill has announced a long-awaited return to Orlando as part of a spring 2022 headlining tour. Soft Kill will be headlining Will's Pub for the first time since their very well-received 2018 show with Choir Boy on March 26, 2022. This time around Alien Boy and Topographies...

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Orlando punks Debt Neglector return to Will's Pub this week with new songs about dark times

Posted By on Tue, Sep 7, 2021 at 11:55 AM

Orlando’s Debt Neglector are headlining a punk extravaganza at Will’s Pub Friday night. The lineup is a one-stop-shop for some of the best Floridian punk and alternative sounds, featuring hometown grungers Yeah, Sure and Daytona’s emo-rockers Virginity, along with some special guests west of I-4 — Rutterkin and Secret World. Though...

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Thursday, September 2, 2021

Orlando musician Aisha Badru preps new album on Nettwerk Records

Posted By on Thu, Sep 2, 2021 at 3:04 PM

Orlando indie-folk musician Aisha Badru is set to release her newest mini-album through storied record label Nettwerk — once home to Skinny Puppy and Sarah McLachlan — at the end of the year. Badru's six-song EP, The Way Back Home, drops on Dec. 3. Her songs meld lush electronic ambience with fragile, folky intimacy...

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Orlando punks Wet Nurse, the Fatties and the Palmettes play Mills 50 this weekend

Posted By on Wed, Sep 1, 2021 at 4:30 PM

Orlando punk royalty Wet Nurse return to live action this weekend with some other locals on the louder side. So if you've been meaning to check in with the storied local trio, you'd best do so Saturday night at Uncle Lou's — their shows are spontaneous and somewhat rare these days....

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