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Awards

  • 2007 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists, published August 24, 2006

    "Rim Job"

  • 2006 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published May 26, 2005

    "Mr. Big Shot"

2000 Stories by Jeff Stratton

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  • The CD Corral

    published December 28, 2000

    Compiling the year-end best-of list is an old rock-crit trick to avoid doing real work. There are so many cookies yet to be baked, and there's... More >>

  • Bandwidth

    published December 28, 2000

    Master Jeffrey Holmes has more fun than the rest of us on a regular basis, and the week before last was no different. First on Saturday,... More >>

  • Spacing Out

    published December 21, 2000

    Al Galvez has a plan. The leader of Miami's dreamy acoustic trio A Kite Is a Victim not only resides at the center of his own little... More >>

  • Bandwidth

    published December 21, 2000

    City Link's Music Fest is supposed to be a blast. After all, this block party for local bands in Fort Lauderdale's... More >>

  • Joy to the World

    published December 14, 2000

    Inside a utilitarian Knights of Columbus hall on a lonely street in Coral Gables November 25, an assortment of young musicians congregated,... More >>

  • Bandwidth

    published December 14, 2000

    Boyton Beach's new meganightclub, Orbit, has spent its first month flip-flopping between antiquated, nearly forgotten metal acts and some... More >>

  • Bandwidth

    published December 7, 2000

    As downtown Fort Lauderdale struggled to find a foothold anywhere outside the staid, stifling ennui of pointless yuppiedom, a few brave young men... More >>

  • Various artists

    published December 7, 2000

    There's a fine line between preciously twee and just plain dorky, and Kindercore Records from Athens,... More >>

  • Bandwidth

    published November 30, 2000

    Marilyn Manson is well on his way to becoming nothing more than a pink Trivial Pursuit... More >>

  • Bandwidth

    published November 23, 2000

    You've finished your record, designed some sweet cover art, and thanked all your friends and supporters in the liner notes. Now it's time to throw... More >>

  • Covering Up

    published November 16, 2000

    The dichotomy is almost paralyzing. But for Mark Kozelek, singer-songwriter for Red House Painters, it's a badge of courage to fess up to a... More >>

  • Bandwidth

    published November 16, 2000

    Gadzooks! Can the tribulations of Fort Lauderdale's beleaguered nightclubs get any worse? The venues are running scared, unsure of whether they're... More >>

  • 16 Horsepower

    published November 16, 2000

    There's a line in the sand -- sin on one side, redemption on the other. And David Eugene Edwards has been caught on both sides. Through three... More >>

  • Bandwidth

    published November 9, 2000

    If South Florida were like other major metropolitan areas around the country, we who live here would enjoy our live music in a renovated old movie... More >>

  • Kev Hopper

    published November 9, 2000

    Some brave souls may take up the musical saw and coax a few warbling, wobbly whines from it, but Kev Hopper really understands the... More >>

  • Bandwidth

    published November 2, 2000

    It's not easy being Death Becomes You. The shock-rock troupe from Coral Springs has a tough... More >>

  • Bandwidth

    published October 26, 2000

    When Brian Wilson brought his ten-piece band and 55-piece orchestra to Sunrise October 18, the outstanding performance finally cashed... More >>

  • The Son Also Rises

    published October 19, 2000

    The Full Moon Project had to happen. Bobby Thomas Jr., says he owed it to Jaco Pastorius. In 1982, Thomas, a drummer who had just begun... More >>

  • Bandwidth

    published October 19, 2000

    The metaphorical fallout following Fort Lauderdale's declaration of war against kids who just want to have fun has all the characteristics of the... More >>

  • Slow and Low

    published October 12, 2000

    It's only 9 a.m., but Al Sparhawk is wide awake. Such is life when you're the father of a six-month-old. As young Hollis Mae Sparhawk lets out an... More >>

  • Bandwidth

    published October 12, 2000

    Thanks to Fort Lauderdale's Procrustean city commissioners (Cindi Hutchinson not included),... More >>

  • Folk Yourself

    published October 5, 2000

    Dreaming of a weekend getaway? Yearning to stretch out on your bedroll under the stars and be lulled to sleep by a crackling campfire, maybe even... More >>

  • Bandwidth

    published October 5, 2000

    Every other month or so, bulldozers and other earth-moving equipment haul tons of local CDs to Bandwidth's basement bunker. We sift through the... More >>

  • Surf Monsters

    published September 28, 2000

    "I like music that makes me feel like there's a soundtrack to my life," says Deep Sixes bassist Pablo Jakobson. "And when you're playing... More >>

  • Bandwidth

    published September 28, 2000

    I see dumb people: A lot of dumb people. They packed the September 19 Fort Lauderdale City Commission meeting and spilled out onto the... More >>

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