Mike Mineo Talks American Idol, "Hipster Chicks," and "Nipple Clips"

You can sense the energy of the beach in Mike Mineo's catchy tunes. The native Floridian weaves rhythm and words to create fresh jams. His new album, Big Big Star, captures the kinetic force of his live shows but with a brand new electronic twist.

The CD release party for Big Big Star will take over Respectable Street's Thursday night dance party Flaunt. Mineo hasn't played West Palm Beach in a while, so naturally, the natives are restlessly awaiting the show. We chatted with the artist about his take on the American Idol audition process and the secret word you can whisper in his ear on Thursday to score a free copy of the new album.

See also:

- Mike Mineo Needs Help Deciding What Song to Sing When Auditioning for American Idol

- Mike Mineo & the Mini Orchestra's Debut at the Funky Buddha, Boca Raton

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Dana Krangel