LDUB Zombie Crawl Next Weekend: Filming for Local Zombie Flick

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Michele Eve

Zombies are all over the place these days and they don't seem to be going anywhere.

From Walking Dead to zombie runs to the face-eating bath salts guy a couple years back, the undead are popping up all over the place -- some studies say the obsession is a cultural indicator of societal dissatisfaction and economic turmoil and that makes sense. When you're broke, you're hungry, and you'd eat just about anything.

If you're looking for an excuse to morph into a soulless corpse for an evening -- or you just want to see yourself in an indie flick -- Third Eye Adventures is hosting the LDUB Zombie Crawl next weekend and they'll be filming their own low budget film of the living dead.

See Also: Ten Scariest Looks From Zombie Walk 2013 at Revolution Live


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KeroWACKED 3, Beatnik Tribute Festival, at Boynton Beach Arts District

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Monica McGivern

"Hey Jack Kerouac" was all Natalie Merchant had to say, and you had to listen to the song. The Beat Generation's impassioned chronicler, patron saint of the open road and the search for cosmic kicks, his name compels to this day, ringing the allure of bohemia.

It's that energy the Boynton Beach Arts District -- that fervent, funky DIY arts engine -- has seized upon for its annual celebration of the beatnik spirit. It's on its third KeroWACKED, which, as with most BBAD events, is the brainchild of resident sprite/evil genius Rolando Chang Barrero.

See also: Boynton Beach Live: Arts District Bounces Back From Flood Damage


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PRL Hangover Sundays Are Back With Big Bass

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Next weekend, Theoryon Records will relaunch its weekly Hangover Sundays at hopping hot-spot PRL Euro Cafe off Hollywood Boulevard. If you've been to PRL -- and you likely have -- you know that atmosphere is abundant at the cozy hangout. That's a principal reason why the label's Ryan De La Torre decided to host his early-night party there again.

"The vibe at PRL is very underground and laid-back with a splash of art," he points out, adding, that there are "over 100 beers on tap with such exotic names as: Delirium, Zywiec, Framboise or Skull Splitter..." You get the idea. There's plenty of finely titled brews.

But the mood of Hangover Sundays is truly guided by the music it showcases. "I decided to do it early so that when people come out, they can really hear and take an educated listen to the music versus getting to the club after midnight and focusing more on raging out."

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The Sh-Booms Bring New Life to '60s Soul

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[Update: Tonight's show has been cancelled but the Bamboo Room event is still on.]

Raising the roof in Orlando with music born out of Memphis and Detroit, the Sh-Booms revive the sound and showmanship (the look, the steps) of classic '60s soul -- boisterous, tight, and buttery smooth all at once. Two gigs coming up this week and next will mark the band's debut in Palm Beach County.

See also:
- New Beat Soul Club Brings Northern Soul Revival to Respectable Street


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Jubano Jazz Offers a "Third Stream of Musical Consciousness"

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Rodney King once asked: Can't we all just get along?

Here in South Florida, we found one instance of this ideal scenario. Latin music and that of the Ashkenazi have joined sonic forces in Jubano jazz, a blend of Eastern European klezmer music and Latin jazz. Working the soulful strains of shtetl acoustic melodies into the sexy syncopation of salsa, mambo, and more, JJ reaches for "a third stream of musical consciousness," according to the sound's godfather, Aaron Kula, Director of Music Performance and Education at FAU.

"Latin music crept up on me after I moved to South Florida," Kula, a Long Island native, told New Times. "I grew up looking for different ways for music to connect," the cantor's son told us. "I wanted to embrace tradition and be innovative at the same time."

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- New Age Klezmer


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Orbweaver's Randy Piro: Guitar Heroes of South Florida

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Janette Valentine

South Florida gets a bad rap as a barren wasteland when it comes to guitar music and guitar culture. However, lurking in the shadows strewn by the area's neon festooned dance clubs thrives a community of inspiring guitarists, all with their own unique philosophies and approaches to the instrument and the passion of true artists. After all, isolation breeds innovation.

In our time covering music in South Florida, we've been fortunate enough to bask in the crushing chords, fleet fingered riffs, and swirling atmospheres of so many interesting and varied players that we here at County Grind have decided to give some of the area's unsung heroes their due -- complete with uncensored gear pornography, discussions about history and influences, and all of the minutia that proper guitar dorks (such as your author) get all hot and bothered about.

To kick off the series, we've profiled experimental metal troupe, Orbweaver. The band has been most accurately characterized as "mind-erasers" and features former members of Florida death-metal greats Hate Eternal and Gigan. Boasting a trio of esteemed string-stranglers, Orbweaver has massaged the intensity of black-metal into an altogether horrifying blend of extreme metal and adventurous psychedelia. A bad trip by any other name, harsh noise, dissonance, and a Zappa-esque thirst for outlandish anti-harmony come together to make the band's entirely singular sound.

Read on for the first part of our series in which we cover the gear and influences of Orbweaver guitarist, vocalist, and sound manipulator Randy Piro.

See also: Orbweaver's Randy Piro Loves the Tron Soundtrack: "It's Satan's Chord!"


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Boynton Beach Live: Arts District Bounces Back From Flood Damage

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Ali Miranda

Bitch-slapped by the 100-year flood of last January, the intrepid artists and entrepreneurs of the Boynton Beach Art District are back on their feet again and ready to roll. To celebrate, they're hosting an art walk tomorrow night including live music, live painting and fire dance.

See also:
- Best Art Walk Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach 2013

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Unit 1 Hosts Art by Juan Doncel and Record Release Party for the Sunny DeVilles

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It's looking like another rambunctious Saturday night on the wrong side of the tracks in Lake Worth, as L.A. transplant Jacques de Beaufort's Unit 1 gallery/performance space again brings new art and new music to the seaside city's Little Mexico district.

"Women, Money, Fiction" will be Colombian artist Juan Doncel's first solo show -- look for the boldly colored canvasses. Music kicks in around 10, a record release party for the Sunny Devilles, with performances by themselves, Astrea Corporation, and Skagboy.

See also:
- "Invisible Horde" Art Exhibit Opens at New Lake Worth Venue

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Anne Feeney, Folksinger and Agitator, on Tour, Feeling "Great"

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A wandering troubadour and rabble rouser in the tradition of folk music icons like Woody Guthrie and Cisco Houston, Anne Feeney plays Boca Raton and Miami this weekend, wrapping up the South Florida leg of her never-ending tour, 2014 edition.

Noted for her extensive repertoire of traditional folk and original protest songs, the Pittsburgh native has the spirit and the music in her blood, taking early inspiration from her mineworkers' organizer/violinist grandfather William Patrick Feeney. Her forty years of performing and songwriting has included some unusual twists and turns.

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Top Ten Pickup Spots in Fort Lauderdale

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Monica McGivern

A couple of weeks ago, we chronicled the top pickup spots in Palm Beach County, locales where singles feeling frisky, risky, and perhaps a wee bit kinky can freely frolic. We highlighted some obvious choices -- like Blue Martini (because, c'mon, it's universal knowledge this higher-end martini bar is a notorious place to try to score) and some less recognizable spots -- such as Delray Beach's Lake Ida dog park. The idea was to cover all the bases where singles can best snatch up fellow singles.

This week, we look at what Broward County has to offer to all the enterprising unattached out there. BroCo, you knew we wouldn't blow you off. So from Deerfield Beach's oceanside dives to Hollywood's Young Circle haunts, after the jump, read our list of Broward County's best destinations to "get lucky."

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