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Decades Records Showcase Brings the Cool Back to Clematis

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Another act being showcased is witch-house group Symbols. Lead singer Lauren Dwyer (also of Band in Heaven) plays alongside Respectable DJs Dan Potvin and J.J. Contramus for this endeavor. She understands how important the direction the label's mindset has become. "Rodney has already done so much for the underground music community, and it's great to be included in his next step in fostering Decades Records," she says.

Jean Jacket is a Miami staple that manages to keep the past present. As frontman Harlowe G. says, "Nowadays, an artist doesn't really need a label on an underground scale. But the feel and vibe of Decades is just right for my situation. There's a certain sense of pride being associated with Decades Records and all their big plans for the future."

Lake Worth crew Wake Up also has a big future ahead. Though it cut its teeth in the local scene, the group recently went national and is fresh off of a slot opening for Surfer Blood on tour. The recent release of the seven-inch vinyl Forever Home is an homage to '90s indie rock à la Built to Spill with a South Florida twist. Guitarist Bobby Yapkowitz tells it like it is: "If you want to see four goofballs have the best time of their lives playing songs they love and a bunch of other great bands, there's no reason not to go to this show."

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Dana Krangel