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Best Female Rock Vocalist Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach 2011 - Lori Garrote

Lori Garrote

It recently inked a two-year deal with Ocean Front Records — a former subsidiary of influential soul label Motown Records — and now, the all-girl group the New stands to be one of South Florida's breakout stars. This half Broward/half Miami-Dade band's potential success owes a lot to lead vocalist and guitarist Lori Garrote. Many would say she is the principal reason the New might just be the newest thing on everybody's lips in 2011. Garrote has a delivery that is deliciously inviting, a subtle snarl that verifies, "Yeah, I'm punk rock gal" while somehow still conveying a confectionery-schoolgirl bubblegum-pop sensibility. Garrote is the perfect union of Bikini Kill and Michelle Branch — if ever such an inexplicable union of disparate worlds could exist. Over the group's chunky Breeders-esque riffs, Garrote's voice is an irresistible force. To add fuel to the fire, Garrote possesses an alluring pout that harks back to the Bangles' sexpot, Susanna Hoffs, and the composure of someone twice her age. She is, in essence, an A&R rep's dream.

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LividChitlins
LividChitlins

Congrats, Lori! and ignore "Asser" Hes just some dude who used to play in a  local band called The Miracle Of Girth and never made it. more jealousy from the trolls in the local scene.Dont sweat it girl! :) just keep doin what you doin and itll all be hella good!!!!! your a sexy punk rock elvira and peeps be trippin over it!!!! :P I'm in a all girl r-n-b Livid Kittens coverband, hook a girl up with a gig!!!!

Gbasnuevo
Gbasnuevo

Oh gosh let me not use the word punk cause it won't make me punk anymore.. gasp! Oh no my punkness is disappearing. Oh crap.. I'm not punk anymore :'(.

Amanda
Amanda

Congrats to Lori Garrote and The New! This is amazing. You deserve it with all your hard work. You guys have been around and rocking the scene down here for years, it's nice to see you get the recognition you deserve! As for the bitter people who are hating on your success, grow up. Putting someone down isn't going to make your shitty life any better and it's not going to change the fact that Lori Garrote deserves any recognition she gets because she works hard as hell for it.

NatSmallish
NatSmallish

oh and i have a feeling this hater-aidness is from you being a girl lori. these fucks don't want women stepping on their toes.

Jordyn Asser
Jordyn Asser

When you have to tell people you're a "punk rock girl"... you're not actually a punk rock girl.  Looks like Hot Topic swallowed plastic vampire fangs and took a dump on Avril Levigne.

NatSmallish
NatSmallish

HEY ASSER!!! hahah THE NEW just won 2011 READERS CHOICE BEST BAND!!

Jordyn Asser
Jordyn Asser

By the time the next Best Of issue comes out... they'll be in the "Where Are They Now?" file... and the only reason this corporate rock, faux goth Fetish-Factory-photoshoot-model is being featured is because the New Times can exploit her obvious willingness to wear as little as they need her to for a salacious photo shoot. As soon as someone gives Justin Beieber a Ramones album, The New is done.

NatSmallish
NatSmallish

I must say, there are people in this world that confuse the shit out of me. You SIR have confused me. Im completely lost. Now you are bashing NEW TIMES? 

"the New Times can exploit her obvious willingness to wear as little as they need her to for a salacious photo shoot." 

really? shes wearing a damn t shirt LOL. you really are just a hater. and im done with this cause its obviously retarded. lol

RealityBites
RealityBites

lmao this guy cracks me up. What is your exact problem with the band?  You obviously don't know the band or their music because you keep making references to “ hot-topic” and “fetish Factory” and they are neither. So what,  you don’t like the picture? lol You also have something against things that YOU believe are “commercial" and or attractive women? I don't really like Justin Beieber or Avril but I don't have a problem with their success. Why don't you come to terms with their success and maybe then you can achieve some of your own. Everyone has different styles and taste when it comes to music and just about everything; just because you don’t like it doesn’t mean it’s crap and judging a band over a photo shoot is pretty ignorant.

NatSmallish
NatSmallish

and btw. as much as a commercial product avril lavigne is.. sometimes its not all about THAT. Avril lavigne makes little kids like music. She is a product to produce happiness in kids lives. and whether we can connect with that or not  you should be happy there are "gimmicks" making these kids still listen to music. Soon enough they will all be robots with no communication skills looking at their cell phones and texting the person in front of them to be able to communicate. The youth has lost all sorts of humanity. Its pretty sad.

RealityBites
RealityBites

lol hey idiot.. where do you see her telling anyone she is a "punk rock girl"? sounds like you have your panties in a twist for noreason at all..

NatSmallish
NatSmallish

hahah apparently she wrote this article all on her own. She actually held up new times at gun point and made them say she was a punk rock girl. Havent you heard? lol

Amanda
Amanda

Yep! it was all over the news!

NatSmallish
NatSmallish

WHY DO YOU CARE TO EXPRESS YOUR OPINION? nobody cares!!!! lol seriously. You are nobody and do nothing with your life. Are you a musician? do you wake up in the morning and actually do anything meaningful in this life? what makes you think you have the right to express an opinion? show me. Let me see YOUR talent. Then ill shut up. Show us up Mr Asser. Show us up.

Jordyn Asser
Jordyn Asser

IF YOU DON'T CARE THEN WHY ARE YOU RESPONDING TO ME OVER AND OVER AGAIN? I went to Montessori School with Lori... she had a habit of stealing our cookies and KoolAid when we were napping... she also played the NKOTB Christmas Album all the time while we tried to finish our cognitive puzzle tests. Do I have a grudge? Sure! But what does that have to do with my opinion? Just ignore me if you don't like it... you can't, can you?

Nataliesmallish
Nataliesmallish

You need to stop stalking us you obsessed fuck. creep get a life. 

Lori
Lori

oh and Mr. Asser , I'm sure lots of people told Nancy "Vicious" she was a punk rock gal. What;s your point. I'm not trying to be a" punk rock gal" just trying to be me. that's all Mr. Asser

Lori
Lori

Hi this is Lori, it really saddens me to hear the disrespect going on here . It seems whenever friends of mine (musicians or artists) get even a little recognition, it gets knocked down as if they(we) don't deserve it. I don't understand why people can't be happy for one another .  I can feel the bitterness through my computer. Most will say , "wow listen/look at this girl playing this type of music ; just goes to show the music industry is all wrong and not about the music anymore"You claim to be "all about the music" then why are you taking you time to type this and worry about published media? Mr. Asser (chuckles)you have it all wrong, I do not shop at hot topic nor do I listen to Avril Lavigne , you are the reason I display this shirt so proudly. I feel sorry for you. I really wish one day everyone could get along ... imagine that. 

Jordyn Asser
Jordyn Asser

But you play shows at Hot Topic... HA! Next you'll claim you've never shopped at the Barefoot Mailman! May I get serious for a moment? Be honest with yourself and your soul... it's way more healthy than staring longingly at the studded belt and saying "No! I rebuke thee!!!!" Look inward... trust that little voice in your head that disapproves of every instinct you've ever had. I teach something called Ramadumsanth for consenting adults during summer classes at Cardinal Gibbons. I would love to have you lecture my class. Wear the shirt... maybe some light make-up, and no fishnets... the moray pattern confuses the older students.

Jordyn Asser
Jordyn Asser

If so many people hate you that you have to wear a t-shirt... maybe you should just take the hint and go back to selling bongs at Uncle Sams.

12345
12345

Wow, have they not been around much at all? Who picked these people? Just a classic case of how the music industry isnt about the music anymore.

Amanda
Amanda

and for your information... they have been around since about 2002... lol how long have you been around?

RealityBites
RealityBites

Have you even heard their music? You are talking out of your ass and hiding behind  your anonymous post. I get that you are bitter because you are probably in a band that gets no kind of media attention.. maybe it’s because of your shitty attitude.

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