The Bar 93.5 FM: New Rock Radio Station "Live and Local" from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale

Categories: Radio Daze

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Alan Levine

If there are music loving deities -- and there likely are considering every religion, cult, and even coven uses a good chant or acoustic guitar to transmit holy energy into the universe -- then those powerful beings love rock and roll.

No matter how often major corporations of try to silence the growling of guitar with Top 40 bubblegum pop, rock regularly returns to the radio with a vengeance.

On September 26, 2014, the genre came back, kicking and screaming, to airwaves from Fort Pierce to Fort Lauderdale thanks to the area's newest rock station, the Bar, 93.5 FM. What was once a Latin station will now be dominated by Alice in Chains, Nirvana, and oh, so much more.


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The Tim Reynolds Trio Brings Genre-Bending Rock to the Funky Biscuit

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G. Milo Farineau

Tim Reynolds might be best-known as the one who offered Dave Matthews his first words of musical encouragement. Matthews, born in South Africa, and Reynolds, born in Germany, would have their confluence in Virginia. The two are separated by a decade in age, with Tim the elder, and though it was the student who'd go on to more mainstream appeal, the student has not surpassed the master. It is Reynolds who has quietly forged along, becoming a powerhouse in the instrumental-rock genre.

As a member of Matthews' band for a brief stint in the late '90s and of complete permanence since 2008, his gravitas lends real credence to this outfit beyond the dorm-room troubadours who generally praise the band's accomplishments.

See also: Tim Reynolds on Working with Dave Matthews: "I Just Feel Really Lucky"


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Three Bad Jacks on South Florida as "the Wild West," Its DIY Ethic, and Staying Indie

Categories: Interview

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Three Bad Jacks is a rarity in music. The band's been together for almost two decades, touring since it formed in Los Angeles in 1995, and members still manage it themselves.

Even after performing with such music legends as Joe Strummer and Dwight Yoakam, along with creating a springboard for the West Coast sound, guitarist and lead singer Elvis Suissa still books every gig.

"We've survived. Most bands are together for three years and then they're done," he says. "Being significant and still being able to headline theaters is sort of a miracle."

The rockabilly-psychobilly trio will be bringing its raucous sounds to the Kreepy Tiki Lounge in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday night, alongside South Florida locals the Riot Act and Jangle Leg.

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Girls' Club's Art Fallout: A Trip Through Lauderdale's Arts Scene

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Photo by Christina Mendenhall
It's that time of year again, when a romp through Fort Lauderdale's contemporary arts scene explodes for a one-night affair on Saturday. Art Fallout, the 954's largest art walk, features pop-up art shows in and around downtown's environs -- FAT Village, Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts, Third Avenue, and the NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale. Attendees can hop on a free trolley to get around and take it all in. Or better yet, ride a bike for a true adventure.

This artsy shindig, started in 2010, was founded by the contemporary arts and alternative space Girls' Club Collection as a means to provide the area with a taste of culture, a bite-sized explosion somewhat like an acid trip that lasts for four hours. The event occurs from 5 to 9 p.m., so just be sure not to go too far down that rabbit hole!

In its first year, roughly 200 attendees came out, and by the following year, attendance had nearly doubled. As the draw increases, so do the participants. To fill us in on what's in store, Girls' Club gallery director Sarah Michelle Rupert gives us the skinny on what's new this year and how the concept came about.

See also: Photos from 2013 Art Fallout in Fort Lauderdale

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Y100's Jingle Ball 2014 Lineup With Ariana Grande, Pharrell, Iggy Azalea

Categories: Concert Preview

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Christopher Victorio for L.A. Weekly

Every Christmas week brings with it new screaming babies, old people hobbling home for turkey, and some of the finest tunes about snow ever written. But since it doesn't get colder than 40 degrees all winter around here, we can't truly appreciate the focus of those seasonal songs in the flesh.

And we like flesh in South Florida, so X-mas gives us a burning desire to move ours and dance. So as soon as the end of the year nears, we start practicing our twerk for the perfect place to display our fine ass-ets in honor of the holidays: the annual Y100 and iHeartRadio Jingle Ball.

The pop radio station just announced its 2014 lineup, and it's extremely impressive. (Keep clicking; we'll get there!)

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Mötley Crüe: The Most Scandalous Band in Rock History

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Courtesy of the artist

The most remarkable thing about Mötley Crüe's farewell tour is that it's taking place in 2014 and all four members -- singer Vince Neil, guitarist Mick Mars, bassist Nikki Sixx, and drummer Tommy Lee -- are participating. None of them is in jail, in drug-induced comas, or dead -- or at least, not still dead. (More on that later.) In the L.A. rock band's 33-year history, the Crüe has been involved in scandals so insane that if they happened now, TMZ's servers would crash and Perez Hilton's head would explode.

Let's take a stroll down memory lane, one that looks a bit like Sunset Strip, to uncover why Mötley Crüe is the most scandalous rock band of all time.

See also: Nikki Sixx: "Lady Gaga Is Like Madonna on Steroids and Elton John With Boobs and High Heels"


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New Found Glory - Revolution Live, Fort Lauderdale - October 11

Categories: Concert Review

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James Argyropoulos

I was never a New Found Glory fan. When I first got involved with punk rock back in the early '90s, there was a reason. A reason that was spelled out in different forms, sure, but they were still easily identifiable by all parties involved. Maybe I was lucky.

No. I was lucky. I know that now. I was lucky.

See also: New Found Glory's Jordan Pundik Talks Steve Klein and One Direction

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The Black Dahlia Murder Explains Death Metal

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The Black Dahlia Murder is a death metal band that will grace Revolution Live tonight with its dark presence. The band is named after one of the most infamous unsolved cases in California history and one of the most gruesome mysteries of all time. The Black Dahlia case took place in the 1940s, its victim being 22-year-old Elizabeth Short who was bisected and displayed naked in a vacant parking lot. It's all pretty horrifying.

With this in mind and just in time for Halloween season, we spoke with lead singer of the band, Trevor Strnad, right before its show in Boston. He brought up "dead baby jokes" and described death metal as a "killer" genre.

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Jeezy Heads to Revolution Live, Tuesday, October 21

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It's been close to a decade since your favorite trapper's favorite trapper, Young Jeezy, made his solo major label debut with 2005's Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101. Many consider the album a classic because it helped bring Atlanta trap to the mainstream. His witty dope-boy rhymes like, "The game flows through my veins, man I can't understand it/Infatuation with the birds, I watch Animal Planet," can make you laugh on queue with his "Ha Ha!" ad lib on that Fat Joe song.

Back then, he didn't consider himself a rapper, he was a motivational speaker; and he did not do concerts, he did seminars.

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The Toasters' Buck: "Once a Toaster, Always a Toaster"

Categories: Interview

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With newer acts like Streetlight Manifesto to OGs like Rancid and Reel Big Fish all still touring, it's clear ska never died. But probably before these guys even picked up guitars, there was the Toasters. The 2 tone act was one of the first American bands that emerged in the early eighties and is readying to celebrate its 35th year of existence. The band's only one consistent and remaining member is Brit, Robert "Bucket" Hingley. Two other originals have since passed away and the fourth is in a British monastery.

So how does a band tour with only one member? "There are a lot of local bands and guest members from local bands," Buck explained. "There are 150 guys I work with, guys I've been working with for years -- it's been running pretty smoothly." And yes, Buck picks all the temporary members himself. "I'm in touch with everyone," Buck continued. "That's one of the useful things about Facebook. If we're in town and one of the guys want to jump onstage in their city, we leave a hole in the lineup... Once a Toaster, always a Toaster. You're never allowed to leave."

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