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2010 Stories by Jake Smith

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  • It’s a Psychobilly Freak-Out

    published August 12, 2010

    Satan has been increasingly generous with his musical offerings. Followers were first force-fed the not-too-worshipful Beatles, then the... More >>

  • Solo No More

    published July 1, 2010

    Most singer/songwriters wind up ending their solitude and dupe some people into joining them so they can rock harder and push their limits. Bob... More >>

  • Ode to the Metalheads

    published May 20, 2010

    For too long have the mainstream gods of music bestowed their blessings upon the highly polished heads of the Justin Beibers and Lady Gagas of the... More >>

  • Extreme Grunge

    published May 20, 2010

    In the '90s, bands like Three Doors Down, Creed, and Godsmack emerged alongside skateboarders and bikers to start their own Olympics of extreme,... More >>

  • Strut Your Punk

    published April 29, 2010

    Most local bands, especially punks, stopped trying to have any sort of stage presence over the last decade. As musicians worried about being the... More >>

  • The Joy of Punking

    published April 1, 2010

    Remember when punk used to be about slamming your bedroom door, cranking the stereo to 11, and being pissed at your parents for not letting you go... More >>

  • Sick Tour, Bro

    published March 25, 2010

    It wasn’t that long ago when South Florida got shafted: This area was left out of almost every music tour that didn’t involve the swamp... More >>

  • Past Rock, Present Tense

    published March 18, 2010

    If the South Florida music scene were a monarchy, this line up at Respectable Street (518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach) would be the king’s... More >>

  • Something Rhymes With Oasis

    published March 4, 2010

    Since brothers Carl Almasy and Rich Coccaro formed Nothing Rhymes With Orange in 2005, they’ve been carefully crafting their image as... More >>

  • And Gringo Was His Name-O

    published February 18, 2010

    For each phrase that ends in someone gasping, “That would make a great band name,” there’s an equally lazy epiphany that results in... More >>

  • Electronic Owls

    published February 4, 2010

    Owl City is the kind of musical act that wouldn’t have existed just ten years ago. Adam Young began with a keyboard and laptop in his... More >>

  • Minnesota Backwood Punx

    published January 21, 2010

    You’d think South Florida would have enough punk bands to go around that Propaganda (6 S. J St., Lake Worth) wouldn’t have to import one... More >>

  • The Heartbreak Kid

    published January 14, 2010

    For more than a decade, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone has been cranking out a unique style of lo-fi synthpop that sprouted forth from a... More >>

  • Rock Out With Your Swamp Out

    published January 7, 2010

    There are three things about South Florida you can always count on. First, it will always be hot — it hasn’t snowed since 1977, and a... More >>

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