The Moody Blues' Justin Hayward on What "Life Would Be Like Without the Music"

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When an artist is indelibly identified primarily with an incredibly successful rock band and well-known for writing and singing dozens of its signature songs, any attempt to launch a solo career is bound to be a challenge. And when the individual in question is Justin Hayward, one of the longtime mainstays of the Moody Blues, any effort of the sort becomes all the more daunting.

Hayward joined the Moodys immediately after its transition from a wannabe blues band with the minor chart hit, "Go Now," and helped transform them into bold forebears helming the prog rock revolution of the late '60s and early '70s. It was Hayward who penned such FM standbys as "Nights in White Satin," "Tuesday Afternoon," and "Your Wildest Dreams."


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Top Six Best Ringo Starr Appearances on TV or in the Movies

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Sayre Berman

According to a famous quip from John Lennon, when asked if Ringo was the best drummer in the world, he said Ringo wasn't even the best drummer in the Beatles. But to be fair, that was some tough company to keep.

One superlative the man born as Richard Starkey Jr. can own among the rest of the Fab Four is that he is and was the best actor in the group. Tonight as Ringo Starr and his All Star Band makes its way to the Broward Center for Performing Arts, we honor this Beatle's return with his six greatest appearances in the movies and on television.


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Manchester Orchestra's Andy Hull: "I Planned on Being in This Band Forever When I Started It"

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Andrew Thomas Lee

Four years, three albums, and a good thousand shows later, Georgia's most roarsome quartet, Manchester Orchestra, returns to our neck of the hoods after last playing Revolution Live in 2010. But whereas it once performed back-to-back opening slots at that venue, supporting the likes of Silversun Pickups, this time, the band is heading out under the swampy stars that shine on Cruzan Amphitheatre. The occasion? The second-annual Coral Skies Music Festival, a one-state, two-date collision of crafted beer, trucked food, outsider art, and the very best indie rock has to offer today.

In addition to Manchester Orchestra, this year's edition of Coral Skies features Cage the Elephant, Julian Casablancas + the Voidz, Tokyo Police Club, and the Hold Steady. But it is M.O. that concerns us here, specifically its frontman, Andy Hull, who's given voice (and credence) to the Southern-plied rock gang since its inception.

Born and bred in Atlanta (excepting a seven-year stint in Ontario), Hull formed Manchester Orchestra as a solo endeavor that would include a revolving door of co-conspirators. The concept was titled (as Hull told New Times) after the town whose sound he found most dreary. That would be Manchester, U.K., natch, home of morose outfit the Smiths, among others. After turning Northern England's joyful desperation into inspiration, Hull wrote and recorded his first full-length, recruited teenaged bandmate Chris Freeman, and set about the task of taking over the world one stage at a time.


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Five Best Things About Lake Worth's Oktoberfest

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Michele Eve Sandberg

Picture it: Munich, 1810.

OK, so you probably can't without the help of a Google search. But that's when Germany's first Oktoberfest took place to honor the marriage of Prince Ludwig and Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. Since then, the world has been celebrating that special day by boozing heavily while garbed in lederhosen.

Traditionally, Oktoberfest starts late September and ends on Germany Unity Day, October 3. We do it up in South Florida until two weeks before Halloween with beer, babes, and brautwurst.

This past weekend marked the second Oktoberfest celebration this year of the American German Club of the Palm Beaches at 5111 Lantana Road in Lake Worth. Since it's one of the largest Oktoberfests in the country, we decided to attend and see if the fest really lives up to its reputation.

The verdict? Yes, yes it does. Although it was hard to narrow it down, here is our list of the five best things about Lake Worth's Oktoberfest.

See also: The American-German Club of the Palm Beaches' Oktoberfest 2014 in Lake Worth (Photos)


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Everymen Generations Release Party - Propaganda, Lake Worth - October 18

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On Saturday, October 18, the quirky Lake Worth masses converged upon downtown venue Propaganda to drink, be merry, and behold the release of Everymen's latest effort, Generations. It was one heck of a party, complete with puppets, confetti, silly string, and pool toys.

The evening began rather innocuously at 9 p.m. with Zoo Peculiar, the members of which suited up for the event and played their particular brand of polka-punk to an inward trickling audience. Next came the Birthday Candles which dealt in a sort of turn of the millennium pop-punk a la New Found Glory. The band showed some obvious talent. However, its sound unfortunately seemed out of place amongst the four other acts of the gypsy-punk kind. The group announced it was kicking off an East Coast tour to much applause.


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Conspirator's Marc Brownstein on Hulaween 2014, His New Act Electron, and Social Activism

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Andrew Scott Blackstein
As Halloween draws nearer, so does the annual, aptly titled Hulaween Festival at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park. It's four days of camping and jamming out to Medicine for the People, the String Cheese Incident, Thievery Corporation -- the lineup goes for days.

But there's only one man with the power of two bands seeking rain check redemption after last year's fest, and that man is Marc Brownstein. Opening the festival during the Thursday pre-party with Electron and guaranteed to keep your feet moving throughout the days ahead with Conspirator, the Disco Biscuits' bassist sat down with New Times to talk about what it's like to help create a genre and how the misspelling of his name lead to his proudest Halloween costume to date.


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Honey, Sub-Culture's Newest Nightlife Concept, Opens in Downtown Delray Beach

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From Dada to Camelot to Kill Your Idol, Sub-Culture Restaurant Group's got almost all the markets covered. The ever-expanding empire is launching its latest nightlife concept, Honey, set to open on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach later this month.

According to Honey partner Scott Frielich, the new spot will add just a little more "hip" to the downtown Delray Beach scene. He describes it as a "sophisticated lounge meets nightclub," something he and partner Rodney Mayo hope will change the nightlife landscape of the city's downtown area.


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SomeKindaWonderful on "Coming Out in the End and Blooming as a Butterfly"

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Jade Ehlers

With its first album and single "Reverse" under the band's belt, SomeKindaWonderful has just kicked off a pretty sizable 34-date tour. The song is a love story written backwards which definitely hit home with many romantic music lovers who drove it to extreme popularity.

Alongside New Politics and Bad Suns, the band, comprised of Jordy Towers (vocals/lyrics), Matt Gibson (guitar), Ben Schigel (drums), Justin Andres (bass/keys) and Sarah Dryer (vocals/percussion), is hitting Fort Lauderdale's Revolution this Sunday. We talked to both Sarah and Jordy of Somekindawonderful about butterflies, their debut release, and grunge soul.


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American Authors' Zac Barnett on Pranking One Republic

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Photographer Andrew Zaeh

If you're like the rest of the Western world, you've heard the song "Best Day of My Life." American Authors have usurped these words in your mental vocabulary, and now when you say them, you sing them.

The Brooklyn based foursome met in college in 2007 and has only one album out so far, but this big song has been featured just about everywhere -- including on the big screen, in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and the small, in Vampire Diaries.

Enjoying their success, American Authors have already toured with pop-rock bands like One Republic and the Script and are currently showcasing their album Oh What a Life on the Honda Civic tour, featuring openers Oh Honey for fans attending East Coast shows. The tour hits Fort Lauderdale's Revolution Live on Thursday, October 23, in honor of the venue's tenth anniversary.

In a recent interview with lead singer Zac Barnett, we got to talking about how he and the guys pulled the ultimate prank on One Republic's Ryan Tedder, the fact that he's a total adrenaline junkie, and his guiltless love for 5 Seconds of Summer.


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Five Things to Do Under $10 This Weekend

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5. Rocky Horror Picture Show
10 p.m., Friday, October 17, at Respectable Street, 518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. No cover. 21+. Visit Facebook.
If you've never sang the words, "I'm just a sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania" amidst a crowd of Rocky Horror fanatics, here's your big chance! Respectable Street is hosting an interactive experience of this fine film with a full cast, two dollar Time Warp shots, and survival kits at the door. Don't forget your best Janet costume either, you just might meet your very own Brad.

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