Down In the Dives

With unclogged toilets and an ornate backlit bar display, the Dive Bar doesn’t live up to its name. The kitschy fishing décor, bargain well drinks, and first-name rapport — on the other hand — very much do. Boasting local live music performances four days a week, the joint has seen its share of well-known bands and some up-and-comers. And this Thursday, the folksy Americana duo 33 Years will take center stage at the bar for the first time. Originally pursuing their music careers solo, the Naples couple has since realized the congruity of Paula’s velvety-smooth voice with Kevin’s effervescent guitar rifts. The result is hypnotic tunes that beg to be danced to and will surely be stuck in your head the rest of the weekend.
Thu., Aug. 29, 6 p.m., 2013
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Jess Swanson is a staff writer at New Times. Born and raised in Miami, she graduated from the University of Miami’s School of Communication and wrote briefly for the student newspaper until realizing her true calling: pissing off fraternity brothers by reporting about their parties on her crime blog. Especially gifted in jumping rope and solving Rubik’s cubes, she also holds the title for longest stint as an unpaid intern in New Times history. She left the Magic City for New York to earn her master’s degree from Columbia University School of Journalism, where she spent a year profiling circumcised men who were trying to regrow their foreskins for a story that ultimately won the John Horgan Award for Critical Science Journalism. Terrified by pizza rats and arctic temperatures, she quickly returned to her natural habitat.
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