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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Orlando DJ BMF to soundtrack Halloween night at Will's Pub

Posted By on Thu, Oct 29, 2020 at 11:48 AM

Veteran Orlando DJ Greg "BMF" Lentz is returning to Will's Pub to lay down some seasonal sounds on Halloween night, and it won't just be at his usual haunt of Lil Indies, it'll be the whole Will's complex. Expect some deep dives into lost Halloween and spooky songcraft as...

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Orlando Philharmonic moves November's annual Young People's Concert online

Posted By on Wed, Oct 28, 2020 at 3:43 PM

The Orlando Philharmonic is moving their annual Young People’s Concert – set for November – fully online due to safety concerns, but they are making the best of it. Fittingly dubbed "Where In the World Is OPO?" the concert – usually performed at Bob Carr in front of thousands of Central Florida elementary school students – was instead...

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New Orlando venue Vanguard to debut on Halloween weekend with 2-night outdoor show

Posted By on Wed, Oct 28, 2020 at 3:00 PM

It looks as though the long-dormant club space that now goes by the moniker Vanguard – once upon a time known as Firestone – is returning to life like a party Frankenstein on Halloween. But can event organizers pull off a large-scale dance event safely this weekend? They do seem to be trying. The...

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Gainesville's annual punk throwdown Fest goes virtual on Halloween as 'The Fest That Never Was'

Posted By on Tue, Oct 27, 2020 at 1:46 PM

Grab your PBR and your best 2020-model tragically resilient attitude because Fest, Florida’s annual punk pilgrimage, is going virtual. The Fest That Never Was, featuring dozens of bands from across the globe, will be livestreamed on Facebook and Twitch this Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31. And Orlando's Caffiends, Cool Grandma...

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Leslye Gale's O-Town Lowdown on Magic 107.7 for Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020

Posted By on Tue, Oct 27, 2020 at 10:54 AM

Every morning on Magic 107.7 FM, Leslye Gale discusses the most interesting Orlando Weekly stories of the day on "Chad & Leslye." Check out Leslye's picks today. With families scrambling to rewrite holiday traditions in our new Covid world, Gov. DeSantis has relaxed statewide rules regarding nursing homes. –...

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International punk showcase Foreign Dissent unveils first batch of headliners for 2021 in Orlando

Posted By on Tue, Oct 27, 2020 at 9:00 AM

It's bittersweet to note that today would have been the seventh annual Foreign Dissent concert – a showcase of young punks from around the world on their way to play the massive Gainesville event FEST – but for obvious reasons, neither of those shindigs are happening this year. So local promoter Craig...

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Monday, October 26, 2020

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts to begin hosting in-person shows in November

Posted By on Mon, Oct 26, 2020 at 10:44 AM

Joining venues like Will's Pub and the Timucua Arts Foundation House in taking tentative steps back toward regular concert programming, the Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts will begin holding in-person events towards the end of November. Kicking off a list of shows going through December will be a...

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Friday, October 23, 2020

Orlando punks Caffiends premiere music video for hyperspeed political anthem 'Rise of Thrashism'

Posted By on Fri, Oct 23, 2020 at 2:07 PM

Exquisitely named Orlando punks Caffiends this week premiered a timely new music video for political anthem "Rise of Thrashism." And it's a really satisfying callback to bands like Dead Kennedys and Government Issue, with no punches pulled. "Rise of Thrashism" crams a hell of a lot into its one minute (!)...

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Is Brit dance DJ Paul Oakenfold really playing a show in Orlando next month? Looks like it

Posted By on Fri, Oct 23, 2020 at 11:58 AM

British dance music titan Paul Oakenfold is coming to Orlando to play an outdoor show next month. Not in 2021, but 2020. Yes, in case you're wondering, it did feel surreal to type that sentence. It's not some canceled event from pre-COVID times that the promoter forgot to take down....

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

'Live! at the Bandshell' to bring music and comedy to Daytona's Oceanfront Park

Posted By on Thu, Oct 22, 2020 at 12:50 PM

Daytona Beach is going to see some live, socially distanced comedy and music events kicking off at the end of October, with the 'Live! at the Bandshell' series. Starting on Oct. 30 with the Marcus King Trio – as part of mini-tour of socially distanced concerts (no joke) – and carrying on through...

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