Bluntin' Bieber: Degenerate Pop Star is the Pothead-to-Watch in 2013

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The holidays are over, but Biebz is still all 'bout dem trees. 
Hey everybody, guess who just looooves marijuana.

If you answered Cheech, Chong, the states of Colorado and/or Washington, Puff the Magic Dragon, Snoop Dogg Lion, or President Jimmy Carter, you would be right.

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But in 2013, it seems there's a new sheriff in town. A new sheriff of weed that is.

After the jump, County Grind is proud to present the latest chapter in Justin Bieber's spiral downward into degeneracy.

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Ten Pictures of Chris Brown and His Bros Smoking Mad Reefer in Amsterdam

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Chris Brown is clearly battling some demons. 
There's no doubt in our mind that pop-singer and perpetrator of domestic violence Chris Brown is -- straight up -- addicted to marijuana.

But if the past few days worth of e-content have been any indication, he may have a parallel addiction that is just as serious if not even more so.

Chris Brown is addicted to the internet.

More specifically, he's addicted to the internet as a vehicle for communicating his insatiable lust for marijuana. Most recently, Brown went on an Instagram spree documenting his and his posse's mad reefer burning while in Amsterdam. Check the jump for County Grind's ten favorite shots from the sesh.

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Rihanna Drops Out of Life with Bong in Hand: Her Five Next Stoner Moves

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Rihanna poses with Warren G, Snoop Dogg, and a two foot long blunt.
At least once a week, Top 40 pop-rap-EDM megastar, Rihanna, reminds the internet that she smokes weed. A lot of it.

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When she's not posing for 420 friendly Instagram pix or puffin' trees at musical festivals, the Barbadian singer has been known to roll a blunt while smoking another one.

We can see where this is going.

And we're luvin' it!

Here are five predictions for Rihanna's next big public displays of stonerdom.
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Bleeding Palm Makes Jared Cole's Toker Productions Eighth-Annual Fest-Ovis Even More Stoner-Friendly

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As you know, we over at County Grind celebrated April 20, the international day for stoners, by bringing you traditional pot songs covered by our area's musicians. To wrap up this smoky week, Bleeding Palm and County Grind went down to Jared Cole's Toker Productions' eighth-annual Fest-Ovis at the Grey Area. Cole brought out DJ Immortal, Static Moon, and Hollywood's Boxwood along with other awesome acts. We bounced on a trampoline in the back to '90s electronic music and watched some people light up and jam out. 

Check out some scenes from the madness right here. Animated, in color, and in craziness. 

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County Grind's Chronic Cover Songs for 420 Downloadable Compilation

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Editor's note: If you grew up in South Florida, you've lived a delightfully half-baked existence. You've definitely smoked the stickiest crippy and the worst Jamaican schwag. County Grind got all  stoned and thought, why not ask these toasty South Florida musicians to give us a taste of their favorite pot-inspired songs in preparation for 420? This Chronic Cover series introduces you to both songs about weed and local talents. For the full list, click here

Merely a spliff and a dream and County Grind was on its way to creating the compilation Chronic Cover Songs for 420. We at New Times Broward-Palm Beach very much love the artists from our area. So when we asked them to send us cover songs about pot and they obliged, we were tickled pink, or green, or something. Anyway, we were thrilled. 

Hope you enjoy this mix as much as we enjoyed piecing it together. Here's a downloadable version of the mix. Share it with your good friend, Mary Jane.

Happy 420, stoners! 



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Chronic Cover Songs for 420: A Band in Heaven Tears Up Tom Petty's "Mary Jane's Last Dance"

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Editor's note: If you grew up in South Florida, you've lived a delightfully half-baked existence. You've definitely smoked the stickiest crippy and the worst Jamaican schwag. County Grind got all  stoned and thought, why not ask these toasty South Florida musicians to give us a taste of their favorite pot-inspired songs in preparation for 420? This Chronic Cover series introduces you to both songs about weed and local talents. For the full list, click here.

We couldn't have smoked up a better idea for a grand finale to our Chronic Covers Songs series than this grimy cover of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' "Mary Jane's Last Dance." The good times ultimately come to an end; with every high comes a low, a crash, a climax. This number was written by Gainesville's Americana rock pride, Tom Petty. When Ates Isildak, frontman for West Palm Beach distortion-heavy dream pop unit the band in Heaven confirmed that his sludge-fueled band had chosen "Mary Jane's Last Dance" as its contribution to our compilation, our mind yelled: "Bingo!"

The local scene's most mind-bending group covering arena rock's most renowned stoner (those who have attended a Tom Petty concert will attest to the voluminous amount of homegrown smog that permeates the air during the musician's set)... we couldn't have scripted it better if we tried.

Although Petty has never gone on the record about the song's theme, and even though he throws in some nonsense about an "Indiana Girl" and "those Indiana Nights," every pothead worth his weight in kind bud knows what this 1993 classic is about. It's a goodbye love song, a kiss-off to the giddy, overindulgent psychotropic times.
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Chronic Cover Songs for 420: Brothers Newbill Do Brewer and Shipley's "One Toke Over the Line"

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Editor's note: If you grew up in South Florida, you've lived a delightfully half-baked existence. You've definitely smoked the stickiest crippy and the worst Jamaican schwag. County Grind got all  stoned and thought, why not ask these toasty South Florida musicians to give us a taste of their favorite pot-inspired songs in preparation for 420? This Chronic Cover series introduces you to both songs about weed and local talents. For the full list, click here.

County Grind is an unabashed fan of one of our most delightful writers Travis Newbill. The musician joined vocal forces with his brother Brady, who also played the organ for this cover of Brewer and Shipley's classic "One Toke Over the Line." Travis and Brady remade this folk country ditty -- off their 1970 album Tarkio -- and made it way more intimate and even a teeny bit spooky. There's nothing like family singing together -- two brothers getting emotional about pot. That's what America is all about. 

It was recorded at, they say, Mom's House Studios.

Travis notes, "Brady has been much more active musically than I have recently. He is currently recording an EP with one of his bands, North Atlantic Space Company, and preparing to record another one with Dooms De Pop." Both are kind of also County Grind faves. Brady is working on some solo work due to be released eventually. 

You can catch Travis performing at Dada, 52 N. Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, on Monday, and you should, because it'll be his last gig before skipping town to go somewhere in Colorado (we'll miss you, Travis!). 

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Chronic Cover Songs for 420: Mike Mineo's a Cappella Take of Bob Marley's "Kaya"

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Editor's note: If you grew up in South Florida, you've lived a delightfully half-baked existence. You've definitely smoked the stickiest crippy and the worst Jamaican schwag. County Grind got all  stoned and thought, why not ask these toasty South Florida musicians to give us a taste of their favorite pot-inspired songs in preparation for 420? This Chronic Cover series introduces you to both songs about weed and local talents. For the full list, click here.


A Chronic Cover compilation would be insignificant if it did not include at least one Bob Marley number. Seriously, can you think of any other artist in the history of herb culture that is more synonymous with ganja living than Mr. Marley? Like peanut butter and jelly, Bob Marley and weed are tied together in the psyche of music fans and bong aficionados alike.

The momentous aspect of Marley is that his music and message transcended pop culture. Sure, today Legends is a staple at frat-party keggers and smogging sessions done in teenyboppers' parents' Volvos, but don't let that deter from the fact that he turned cannabis-smoking into something spiritual and life-affirming. With his Rastafarian roots and devotion to Jah, Marley was considered by many to be a prophet, not your common-day pop idol by any means.

With that said, Boca Raton's "subtropic pop" sensation Mike Mineo showed great foresight in being the first to select a Marley song for this compilation when New Times asked contributors for their preferential choices. Mineo proves to be particularly astute with his choosing of "Kaya" from Marley's catalog. Thankfully, one of a handful of Bob Marley tunes not entirely played-out. More »

Chronic Cover Songs for 420: Sophie Sputnik Launches Into Flaming Lips' "Do You Realize"

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Editor's note: If you grew up in South Florida, you've lived a delightfully half-baked existence. You've definitely smoked the stickiest crippy and the worst Jamaican schwag. County Grind got all  stoned and thought, why not ask these toasty South Florida musicians to give us a taste of their favorite pot-inspired songs in preparation for 420? This Chronic Cover series introduces you to both songs about weed and local talents. For the full list, click here.

So, "Do You Realize," our favorite tune off of the Flaming Lips' tenth album, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, might not deal directly with marijuana matters, but we felt it an apt entry into our Chronic series for a multitude of reasons. We'll tell you why. First and foremost, candidly (as we would never lie to you, faithful reader) New Times was desperately in need and want of a contribution from a female musician, so when we received word from spunky and wistful Deerfield Beach singer/songwriter Sophie Sputnik at the 12th hour that she had completed a song for us, we were more than flexible.

Besides, Sputnik's undertaking of recording her debut album, The Chase, live before an audience at Radio-Active Records last October enamored us with its guts and gusto. This is a woman who commands respect but at the same time doesn't take herself too seriously. We dig that. More »

Chronic Cover Songs for 420: The Shakers Do Up Murphy's Law's "Quest for Herb"

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Editor's note: If you grew up in South Florida, you've lived a delightfully half-baked existence. You've definitely smoked the stickiest crippy and the worst Jamaican schwag. County Grind got all  stoned and thought, why not ask these toasty South Florida musicians to give us a taste of their favorite pot-inspired songs in preparation for 420? This Chronic Cover series introduces you to both songs about weed and local talents. For the full list, click here


Members of the Shakers are no newbies to making music around these parts. All have been in other bands over the years, too many for even them to name. The Shakers have existed since 1994 in one form or another and with the current lineup for the past four. This fine group of men includes Pat Stahl, Jon Stahl, Chris "Spikey" Goldbach, and Joe "Jit" Marino.
 
These Pompano Beach dudes have already released four EPs and two LPs and are working on more audio that you can purchase and enjoy at your leisure. Their punk/hardcore act has opened for Less Than Jake, Guttermouth, and Agent Orange, among others. 

Here, you'll find a solid cover of Murphy's Law's "Quest for Herb." It's a condition we've all been stuck in. Running missions for some green. Certainly, this isn't your typical stoner song, but maybe if ya smoke a doobie after a few drinks, the desire for this hardcore gem will grow inside you, you'll lean over your vaporizer and press play. 

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