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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"

2002 Stories by Jeff Stratton

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  • Cheap Shots

    published December 26, 2002

    Cheap Trick's late-1970s heyday seems ancient history now, but the band never went away. Although nothing has come close to the success of... More >>

  • Local CD Roundup?

    published December 26, 2002

    Almost in time for Christmas, it's Local CD Roundup time! The good-hearted souls from Fourth Dimension ( More >>

  • Best of the Fest

    published December 19, 2002

    By all rights, downtown Hollywood should be Broward County's best bet for weekend fun. By the time the county gets to building its long-promised... More >>

  • Bandwidth

    published December 12, 2002

    Bad news travels fast, and for months most of the ear-aware local public has known that Bobby Baker, sonic steward behind Boca Raton's famed... More >>

  • Still a Mister E

    published December 5, 2002

    It's that time of the year again, when sidewalk buskers feel the humidity wane and the nights dry and crispen, so they all grab their beat-up... More >>

  • Stroke Me

    published November 28, 2002

    "Boca Raton," Saturday Night Live comedian Jimmy Fallon mused. "What's that mean? 'Rat mouth?' Oh, that's nice." Glancing up at... More >>

  • Dot Allison

    published November 28, 2002

    Dot Allison is best-known as the ex-singer of Scottish trio One Dove, which quickly came and went back in 1993. One Dove's detached coolness and... More >>

  • The MARS Chronicles

    published November 21, 2002

    From the Bandwidth Business Desk: In 1995, after he was brought in as a consultant for Ace Music, former Office Depot prez Mark Begelman... More >>

  • Beings There

    published November 14, 2002

    You'd think a night creature like Geri Soriano-Lightwood would have little time for television. To judge from the suave refinement of Supreme... More >>

  • Roger, Wilco

    published November 14, 2002

    The same week the Wilco documentary I Am Trying to Break Your Heart debuted in area theaters, the band rolled into town for a... More >>

  • Olympia Flame

    published November 14, 2002

    This cuddle-worthy, melodica-totin’ Olympia, Washington-based progenitor of Beat Happening, Dub Narcotic Sound System, and K Records oversees ... More >>

  • Oodles of Noodles

    published November 7, 2002

    A trail of glitter on the New Times carpet presents irrefutable evidence: Fort Lauderdale's lovable Noodles paid a visit. It's not... More >>

  • American Covers Club

    published October 31, 2002

    There's nothing wrong with a great songwriter taking someone else's tunes for a spin -- especially since most would agree that Mark Eitzel can... More >>

  • Sightlines of Blood

    published October 24, 2002

    It looked like a powerful dumb idea from the start. How could a band like GWAR -- a visual experience more than anything else, a feculent... More >>

  • Basement Tapes

    published October 17, 2002

    When Robert Pollard was 21, halfway between Dayton high school basketball stardom and a fourth-grade teaching gig and a few years before starting... More >>

  • Wayward Son

    published October 17, 2002

    Kevin Barnes isn't from Montreal, nor is he from the Florida subtropics, although he did move from Michigan to Palm Beach Gardens at age... More >>

  • Jesus H. Christ!

    published October 17, 2002

    Got a call from the Lord the other day. Following an e-mail volley, I asked Jesus if I could hear his voice on the phone, and lo, I have... More >>

  • Yume Bitsu

    published October 17, 2002

    An official announcement from Yume Bitsu: "There are no song titles for this record. It feels wrong and contrived to think of words to fit... More >>

  • Industrial Strength

    published October 17, 2002

    If you've a hankering for the punishing EBM beats hammered out by long-forgotten outfits such as Nitzer Ebb, Front 242, and A Split Second, you'll... More >>

  • Balanced Beam

    published October 10, 2002

    Samuel Beam writes and records his songs at home, in an apartment he shares with his wife and newborn daughter in Miami Beach. The subject... More >>

  • Speed of Sound

    published October 10, 2002

    Breakbeat Science, a drum 'n' bass record store, an indie label, and presumably a way of life, has all but consumed Reid Speed (born Reid... More >>

  • The Search for Cool

    published October 3, 2002

    The lucky bastards around the rest of the country feel the onset of fall's temperance movement, but down here there's no hope. A tease of a breeze... More >>

  • African Son

    published October 3, 2002

    Where several of Salif Keita's former musical endeavors have been hamstrung by unneeded guests (like Weather Report alumni) or deadened by... More >>

  • Hearing Voices

    published September 26, 2002

    A pretty wimpy Friday-night downpour was enough to keep a crowd away from the Holy Terrors reunion show at Churchill's Hideaway in Miami's... More >>

  • Leif Blower

    published September 19, 2002

    Who would possibly care that Leif Garrett, fallen teen idol from the avocado shag carpet days, is staging a comeback? Only those who derive... More >>

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