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2009 Stories by Brett Gillin

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  • Buzzed in Paradise

    published July 30, 2009

    Normally if a bar or club has no cover charge and an open bar for 90 minutes, it's because the club is seriously lacking, but not Gryphon.... More >>

  • John Brown's Body

    published July 30, 2009

    You wouldn't think the American Civil War and reggae music would be closely associated. Nothing's less Rasta than people warring over states'... More >>

  • Tragedy Versus Massacre: It’s Anyone’s Game

    published July 30, 2009

    It seems the only time boxing is in the news lately is when a near legend is murdered/commits suicide or something awful befalls Mike Tyson.... More >>

  • Tablao You Away

    published July 23, 2009

    Watching professional (or even aspiring) dancers perform can be intoxicating - just look at the popularity of Fox’s So You Think You Can... More >>

  • Good Kid, Bad Adult

    published July 23, 2009

    John Heffron has an impressive resume: he won the second season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, was a finalist in season three,... More >>

  • He/She's a Star

    published July 23, 2009

    Gender-bending MySpace superstar Jeffree Star will officially headline her own show at the Culture Room July 29. Ms. Star has her own... More >>

  • Making Love to Confections

    published July 23, 2009

    If you’re looking for a nice family friendly hypnotism act where a guy in a funny outfit twirls around a wristwatch and makes someone walk... More >>

  • Still a Shiny Happy Jihad

    published July 16, 2009

    Joe Rogan has had his hands all up in pop culture. He started off on the NBC sitcom NewsRadio, hosted Fear Factor for six... More >>

  • When Bad Means Good Pop Music

    published July 16, 2009

    In case you haven't heard quite enough of the King of Pop over the last few weeks (is it ever enough?) Who's Bad, "The Ultimate Michael Jackson... More >>

  • Buzzed in Paradise

    published July 9, 2009

    It's one of the strangest things I've ever seen at a bar. Here I am, sitting down enjoying a vodka tonic with an extra lime and waiting for the... More >>

  • Don Chambers

    published July 9, 2009

    Don Chambers is an Athens, Georgia-based singer/songwriter whose latest album, Zebulon, was produced by Patterson Hood of Drive-By... More >>

  • Bad Moon Rising

    published July 9, 2009

    There was a time that it was considered sexier to leave some things to the imagination than to splay yourself open for all to see. It was around... More >>

  • Buzzed in Paradise

    published July 2, 2009

    It's becoming a tradition on Tuesdays for me to hit up Hollywood Vine, a wine and spirits bar on Harrison Street in downtown Hollywood.... More >>

  • Timb's Krueller

    published July 2, 2009

    You're not going to hear Timb on the radio anytime soon. It's not that he's untalented or too vulgar; it's because he's simply unclassifiable... More >>

  • BIOW

    published July 2, 2009

    It’s easy to blame your shitty life on all sorts of things: having overbearing or unresponsive parents, slacking off in school, spending too... More >>

  • Buzzed in Paradise

    published June 25, 2009

    Exactly how many Pittsburgh-themed sports bars are there in South Florida? That is the first thing that flashes into my mind as I walk through... More >>

  • Drop Dead, Gorgeous

    published June 25, 2009

    Sometimes, it's the little things that really make a band's sound. Vocal harmonies, a little extra time in post-production, or a perfectly... More >>

  • Off White

    published June 25, 2009

    Local comedian Marvin Dixon (he's from Miami) has been hosting comedy shows like Def Comedy Jam, BET's Comic View, and Showtime... More >>

  • SAS Martini Lounge

    published June 18, 2009

    Fair warning: The strawberry martini at SAS Martini Lounge is dangerous. It's nearly impossible to taste even a hint of alcohol in the... More >>

  • Sa Da Tay!

    published June 11, 2009

    Louis C.K.’s career has been a mixed bag. As a general rule, if he’s only writing it, it’s good: take his three original... More >>

  • Stained Glasses

    published June 11, 2009

    In South Florida, the Irish are celebrated on one day in March with dyed beer, leprechauns, and bagpipes. While all of these things are important,... More >>

  • Buzzed in Paradise

    published June 4, 2009

    Sometimes the concept behind a bar is much better than the execution, and sometimes there can indeed be too much of a good thing. This seems to... More >>

  • The Tool You Need is a Corkscrew

    published June 4, 2009

    Looking to get your copy of Undertow signed by Maynard James Keenan? Well it seems Tool’s lead singer is a little more interested in signing... More >>

  • Phineas J. Whoopie CD-Release Party

    published May 28, 2009

    That's right, the honorable Phineas J. Whoopie has officially retired from lecturing Tennessee Tuxedo and Chumley the Walrus to pursue a career... More >>

  • Buzzed in Paradise

    published May 14, 2009

    Misty drops off a hot basket of wings at the table, wishes us luck, and scurries away to her next group of eager sports fans. The smell of the... More >>

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