Jake Smith

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  • 9 years ago | Things To Do

    Concerts always end on a depressing note for me. The big finale over, the lights come on, and attendees shuffle to their cars without speaking because the ringing in their ears is deafening. The lightweights are stressed about getting to work at 8...

  • 9 years ago | Things To Do

    I found myself at a bar on lesbian night recently because I'd been whisked away (long story) from a house party packed with womyn planning a feminist revolution (longer story). Elements is nearly hidden; it's an unassuming storefront without a sig...

  • 9 years ago | Things To Do

    I first met Don in February, when he was slinging the highest-quality beers from around the world at the Upstairs Lounge of Beach Bar. He left to find a home base that could offer him more freedom and fridge space to spread his passion for microbr...

  • 9 years ago | Things To Do

    Sometimes I just need to hear live music, and I don't care what it is. Going to shows is a ritual, and when I miss a week of seeing bands play, I get the itch to worsen my tinnitus. I wasn't in the mood to drop $20 to get bumped...

  • 9 years ago | Music News

    Without a doubt, Battle Axis is one of South Florida's hardest-working (and most underpaid) rock bands. It usually plays live twice a week and can be found in almost any rock-friendly venue with a stage — most recently at the South Florida Ta...

  • 9 years ago | Things To Do

    I'm usually a beer drinker. I'll drink Belgian imports in places where I've got to put on one of those fancy shirts with buttons, or I'll chug Buds elbow to elbow with seedy guys at dives. Either way, a good time will be had. It's a rare occasion ...