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Next thing you know, those meddling kids will be eating ice cream in the streets!


After struggling during its first 13 months of life, Alligator Alley in Sunrise is shaping up to become the latest victim of our growing economic downturn. Shows scheduled at the strip-mall music venue have been moved to various locations, such as a January 12 date with Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater that ended up at Tobacco Road and a February 2 date with Roomful of Blues that'll be held at the Downtowner saloon. Carl "Kilmo" Pacillo announced his resignation as manager effective January 11. "I don't really know what's going to happen," Pacillo told Bandwidth. In a faxed statement, he stated, "I was working 80 to 100 hours a week with no pay.... Many great local musicians performed for deeply discounted prices. We were still understaffed. Service and the ability to grow were suffering. I feel it's just better to move on to other projects." Pacillo said he's fielding investor offers to keep Alligator Alley going, either at its current location or in downtown Fort Lauderdale.


Sucks to be us (again): One of America's best roots-rock outfits is touring extensively in Florida, yet conspicuously leaving Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties bereft of love. The Waco Brothers(featuring Jon Langford of the Mekons) hail from Chicago; their recent Electric Waco Chair album sizzles with songs like the crackling Caribbean drama "Jamaican Radio Obituary." Mekons alum and Langford's significant other, Sally Timms, is opening for the wild bunch. Their new husband-and-wife release, Songs of False Hope and High Values, contains a slew of teary-eyed originals, a Dolly Parton cover, and the Parrothead-friendly lilt of Eric Von Schmidt's "Joshua Gone Barbados." Sally Timms and the Waco Brothers visited Orlando and Tampa last week and even played a show down at the Green Parrot in Key West -- but no point in between. Harrumph.


From the dull backwater of Coral Springs, local pop-punk legend New Found Glory has parlayed its impressive fan base into big-time success: a contract with Drive Thru/MCA Records and a brand-new, big-label offering. You can come taste the band (and hear new songs from its eponymous debut album) 7 p.m. Friday, January 19, at North Community Park (5601 Coral Springs Dr.) in the band's hometown. The show is a benefit for the Broward/Gold Coast Down Syndrome Association.

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