Pitbull Seeks Interns: Are You Qualified?

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Do you have what it takes?
Exciting news, job hunters! Planet Pit is hiring... interns. According to a recent posting on Craigslist, Pitbull's "Record Label, Management, Marketing and Promotions company" is seeking folks who are "looking to grow with our company." So maybe you won't be taking home a pile of cash to start, but every Pit Boss had to start somewhere.

Among the many stipulations: The job is out on Miami Beach, and the listing mentions that reliable transportation, speaking both Spanish and English, and owning a laptop computer are all musts. Nowhere on the list of qualifications does it state that you know what "watagatapitusberry" means, but it's probably not a bad idea to look it up.

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Tonight! New City Lions' Kickstarter Fundraiser at Riverside Market

A month ago, County Grind told you of a plan laid out by the pop-punks from Plantation, New City Lions. In order to fund its new EP, the guys decided to go the Kickstarter route and solicit donations for half of the money needed from fans. The bigger the gift, the bigger the reward -- drop them a cool $1,000 and the band will write and record a song with you, take you on a dinner/movie date, perform a private concert for you, and give you a signed hard copy of the Kids EP, and a pile of other related swag. Sharing is caring, people!

In any case, time is starting to run short, and the guys are still a little short of their goal, according to the Kickstarter page. Pledges must reach a $2,000 total by Friday at 11:38 p.m. for the funding to happen. So, New City Lions are giving another gift: a free concert tonight at Riverside Market in Fort Lauderdale.

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County Grind Needs a Music Intern (Yet) Again!

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What's up, students? Need some "real world" experience to mix with your pottery classes, beach-combing, and Food Not Bombs meetings? Today, we said farewell to a guy with ice-cold shoes and a serious hatred for the Beatles, Ryan Burk. Now it's back to square one.

Ideally, County Grind is looking for someone who is passionate about a lot of different types of music, enjoys attending concerts featuring local and national acts, knows how to write a good blog, can work independently, and is willing to be the butt of our jokes at the end of the academic term.

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Rock of Ages Is Holding Casting Calls -- Again

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Rocking out with lollipops.
If you thought you'd missed your chance to don your best '80s rocker costume alongside Russell Brand and Tom Cruise, you can breathe easy.

Rock of Ages, the musically inclined film that brought you Mount Trashmore Hollywood Edition and convinced Alec Baldwin to forget about his "newly discovered medical condition," is looking for even more extras.

According to a news release sent out today, the film needs "people in their 20s' and 30s' who can play rockers of the mid-1980."

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Jimmy Pagano's Legacy: Tell Us Your Stories

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We've been following developments involving area jam hero Jimmy Pagano since his tragic death one month ago. Now we want to hear from the countless friends, followers, and fans who have lifetimes worth of memories to share regarding the fallen drummer.

As his June 5 Memorial Tribute at America's Backyard approaches, think of a brief story or memory regarding his musical legacy in the local community. What was a memorable performance with him that you were a part of? When did you first encounter Jimmy and understand his kind heart and love of music? Are there songs you hear that will always remind you of him?

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County Grind Needs a Music Intern Again!

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Attention, students with writing skills, the beginning stages of tinnitus, and amorphous schedules: An internship has just opened up with your name on it in the County Grind/New Times Broward-Palm Beach den of music appreciation. As we say a fond farewell to newly graduated Jaclyn Rosansky, it's time to bring in a new music editorial intern for the summer.

Emphasis that you must be in school of some sort (undergrad, grad, postgrad, you pick), so that we can give you college credit for your commitments, which would ideally be about 20 hours spread creatively over a five-day workweek starting as early as mid-May.

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Harrison Snow Benefit at Coco Palm Beach Tonight

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New Times has diligently followed the progress of our little "baby metalhead" Harrison Daum Snow. Readers might remember our prenatal celebrity who struck the most rocking pose known to ultrasound? Well since his premature birth in November 1, 2010, the little son of local musician Jeff Snow and his wife Susan Snow has been battling for his life -- experiencing breathing difficulty as a result of a Diaphragmatic Hernia.

The medical costs for the Snows are surmounting. A ChipIn account has been created so people can help out online and a benefit show was held in his honor at Orlando's Redlight on April 2. Tonight is an event that gives Palm Beachers a chance to contribute.

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Sweat Records Robbed Over the Weekend

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Sad news coming out of the Sweat Records camp today. The Little Haiti shop was burglarized sometime overnight on Saturday, and the thieves made off with a computer, cash drawer, and other electronics.

This is not the first time the shop has been hit, unfortunately.

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Hear Hums Uses Kickstarter to Launch a Tour

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via facebook.com/hearhums

​Late last year we featured Hear Hums, an experimentally inclined duo from Gainesville by way of West Palm Beach, in our Glimpses of the South Florida Scene blog column. Now, the twosome hopes to launch a lengthy tour from Florida up to the northeast and into Canada in May. Like many other upcoming acts, though, the band was seriously lacking the funds to make that happen. 

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Benefit for Japan Tonight and Saturday at Collide Factory

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New Fort Lauderdale warehouse venue the Collide Factory is opening up its space this evening for the Art = Aid benefit, which kicks off a weekly beer garden event at the space. This time, it's in conjuction with the Miami and Tokyo Beer Tour events.

The event, which continues Saturday, is part-fundraiser, part-beer celebration, and part-art installation with a focus on Japanese culture. A donation center for disaster relief charity Shelterbox.org will be on site.

Included in the visual delights is a cherry blossom tree, which has somehow been constructed entirely out of recycled kegs. Live entertainment courtesy of GhettoMetalMusic and breakdancers, and T-shirt silk-screening also figure into the evening for a good cause.

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