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2006 Stories by Jonathan Zwickel

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  • Ga-Rager

    published April 13, 2006

    A little over three months into its swanky, swinging existence, the Jetsetter Lounge has hit cruising altitude and seems to be settling in for a... More >>

  • 1Up

    published April 13, 2006

    Gamers know him as the sword-wielding, anime ally of Nintendo hero Mega Man. But to local hip-hop heads, Protoman is one of South Florida's... More >>

  • It's Better by the Pool

    published April 6, 2006

    A week after the techno-glitterati shot its wad at Miami's Winter Music Conference and returned to its incubators of slick in Brooklyn, Oakland,... More >>

  • Roots Manuva

    published April 6, 2006

    If you haven't already gotten onboard with Roots Manuva, the original savior of U.K. hip-hop, now's your best chance. Predating the Streets,... More >>

  • Wrekonize

    published April 6, 2006

    Ouch. Not sure how we got here, but somehow hip-hop has arrived at the point where it's not only unpopular to be a thinking fan or MC, it's plain... More >>

  • You Are Now Free to Get Jiggy

    published March 30, 2006

    South Florida has long been a hub of pirate-radio activity. Thanks to mercilously flat terrain, miles and miles of nondescript subdivisions and... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published March 30, 2006

    If recent breakouts by Mylo and Vitalic have proven that there's still life left in house music and upbeat electronica (and they have), Idol... More >>

  • ... On My Trail

    published March 30, 2006

    The Hellhounds play at 7 p.m. Friday, March 31, at South Shores, 502 Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth. The show is free. Call 561-547-7656. More >>

  • The Deep End

    published March 30, 2006

    Mount Sims plays three times over the weekend, starting Thursday, March 30, with his full band at 10 p.m. at Crush at Tabu, 2674 E. Oakland Park... More >>

  • Erin Go, Brah

    published March 23, 2006

    Quick, name your favorite Irish DJ. Come on, we're waiting. OK, maybe you see our point. Even though it supports a flourishing... More >>

  • Scissor Kickin' Good

    published March 23, 2006

    What the Darkness is to Queen and Electric 6 is to AC/DC, Diamond Nights is to Cheap Trick. That is, unabashed revivalists who... More >>

  • Do You Realize?

    published March 16, 2006

    Bigger, better, longer, louder: From the opening fiddle flourish of Theresa Andersson on Friday afternoon to the Black Crowes' final guitar wail... More >>

  • Subtropical Spin

    published March 16, 2006

    Released last year, Efon's The Free Album showed the West Palm Beach hip-hop impresario's serious determination and drive to put together a... More >>

  • Circus Maximus

    published March 9, 2006

    The Flaming Lips play at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Langerado Music Festival. See the following page for details. More >>

  • Oh Snap!

    published March 9, 2006

    Things happen pretty fast on the streets of the Dirty South. Whereas crunk ruled the block last year, by the end of 2005, it had been boiled down... More >>

  • Significant Others

    published March 2, 2006

    There are two options for the writer who takes on the daunting task of profiling Skeletons and the Girl-Faced Boys: Spend 800 words, make... More >>

  • Stardust of Yesterday

    published March 2, 2006

    If necessity is the mother of invention, then South Florida's lack of concert venues has given birth to some truly bizarre music-scene mashups.... More >>

  • Shawn Snyder

    published March 2, 2006

    One more reason to hate/boycott/firebomb Starbucks: Without some serious redirection of popular perception, Shawn Snyder's kind of intimate, cozy... More >>

  • G Love

    published February 23, 2006

    To properly assess the import of last month's release of The Essential Kenny G (coughoxymoron!coughcough), Outtakes put the... More >>

  • Two Gallants

    published February 23, 2006

    A monument stands at the center of What the Toll Tells, Two Gallants' sophomore album, and like any dramatic reminder of a dark era passed,... More >>

  • Sing a Simple Song

    published February 23, 2006

    If you're like me, there have been a thousand nights when you've watched some caterwauling hack destroy a good band with bad singing and thought,... More >>

  • Door Re Me

    published February 23, 2006

    Steve Rullman continues his run as one of the area's most consistently creative talent scouts. Thanks to Rullman's wandering eye and good taste,... More >>

  • The Deep End

    published February 23, 2006

    Palm Beach County has Don King as its overly verbose, residentiary pugilistic promotator. Now Broward can claim its own fight night major-domo in... More >>

  • Modest Mouth

    published February 16, 2006

    "Oh my goodness. Oh my God." Langhorne Slim is on his cell phone, ambling through Manhattan's Chinatown toward Little Italy. Some noisy... More >>

  • Wild Kingdom

    published February 16, 2006

    Something cherished goes away, and something new takes its place. Last Sunday night, a rabid crowd bid a cathartic farewell to Awesome New... More >>

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