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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"

2001 Stories by Jeff Stratton

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  • Binary System

    published December 27, 2001

    As afternoon traffic whizzes down Andrews Avenue in Fort Lauderdale, drivers steal startled glances at brothers More >>

  • HoneyComb Hideout

    published December 27, 2001

    "I have to have a job by next week," Steve Rullman says matter-of-factly, slumped in front of a computer in his kitchen and flipping through the... More >>

  • Patriot Lame

    published December 27, 2001

    When that old standby "creative differences" gets tired, try substituting "irreconcilable politics." A band like Delray Beach-based Pank... More >>

  • The Mooney Suzuki

    published December 27, 2001

    Unless you care not a whit for modern music, you've heard of the Strokes, and if you've actually listened, you've likely written off the New York... More >>

  • Onward, Chris’s Soldiers

    published December 20, 2001

    "So this is odd, the painful realization that all has gone wrong/And nobody cares at all," sighs Chris Carrabba. "And nobody... More >>

  • Chop-Chop!

    published December 13, 2001

    The makeup of Miami's jam-fusion band Outdance is a microcosm of South Florida itself: Tom Korba, who plays... More >>

  • The Caucasian Rock Circle

    published December 13, 2001

    "Whole lotta kielbasa going on," noted one hipster-doofus spectator Friday, December 7, at Miami's Polish American Club, where the scent of porky... More >>

  • Velvet Underground Tribute

    published December 13, 2001

    We already know the drill: Not many people listened to the Velvet Underground at the time the seminal quartet changed rock music in the late... More >>

  • Sense of Dread

    published December 6, 2001

    "What do you think this is?" Casee, master of ceremonies for the evening, barked incredulously into the mic as he paced the stage. "Why are... More >>

  • Pink Floyd

    published December 6, 2001

    Hey, consumer, isn't it just a matter of time before the opportunists plunder the vaults for a More >>

  • Dashboard Confessional

    published December 6, 2001

    Chris Carrabba's slingshot ride to stardom is streaking skyward as we speak. The leader of the Boca Raton-based More >>

  • The Fest-Laid Plans

    published November 29, 2001

    Because people down here can be right nasty -- pocketing money promised to families of dead firemen or feeding false information to the public... More >>

  • Medeski, Martin, and Wood

    published November 29, 2001

    During its nine-year run, Medeski, Martin, and Wood has become all things to all people. The trio continues to satisfy the jazzbo crowd who count... More >>

  • Make Mine Swine

    published November 22, 2001

    Thickest cranium in rock? Probably Martin Atkins, former drummer for Public Image Ltd., now de facto head of the industrial-rock conglomerate... More >>

  • Beatlemania Is Back

    published November 22, 2001

    Regional bands paying tribute to idols and heroes is a rite of passage in South Florida. The past year has seen local indie-rock homages to Tori... More >>

  • Rasta al Dente

    published November 15, 2001

    South Florida is starving for reggae music. Given our proximity to Jamaica, reggae bands should find rich fields of West Indian immigrants within... More >>

  • Evil Limps Home

    published November 15, 2001

    At the end of August, Fort Lauderdale-based Stuck on Evil (featuring Marilyn Manson's original guitarist, Scott M. Putesky, plus former... More >>

  • Dick Dale

    published November 15, 2001

    He'd likely snicker at the puny waves that have battered South Florida over the past few weeks, because Dick Dale, the patron saint of surf... More >>

  • Lion Hearted

    published November 8, 2001

    Having grown up in New Orleans, center of the jazz universe, Nicholas Payton can't even remember his first Mardi Gras, his first visit to... More >>

  • Bandwidth

    published November 8, 2001

    When it rains it pours. Last week it seemed as if worthy concerts became like puddles, unavoidable, clustering so close you couldn't help but step... More >>

  • Critic's Pick

    published November 8, 2001

    This Washington, D.C., group (which takes its name from an old Brian Eno song) took off at the end of 1998, continuing the momentum -- and... More >>

  • Bandwidth

    published November 1, 2001

    You'd think that, being the target of a federal probe and all, Seminole Chief James Billie would be overseeing a benefit concert (or two)... More >>

  • Critic's Pick

    published November 1, 2001

    Given that this year's Family Values Tour offers a typically execrable smattering of pedestrian cheese-metal (Staind? Who asked for... More >>

  • Beating Hart

    published October 25, 2001

    From 1967 until Jerry Garcia's death in August 1995, Mickey Hart played percussion with the Grateful Dead. He also regularly succumbed to... More >>

  • Bandwidth

    published October 25, 2001

    Dude, your package is so suspicious: Mail delivery being what it is nowadays, technicians inside Fortress Bandwidth feel lucky to still... More >>

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