Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band - Broward Center for Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale - October 21

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Sayre Berman

There are only two Beatles left on this planet, and Tuesday night one of them was in Fort Lauderdale.

If you've ever seen Paul McCartney live, you know what an unforgettable experience that is. Even at seventy-two years of age, Sir Paul still belts out three hour performances, playing all the hits that pull at your heartstrings.

There was no Paul in sight last night, Ringo Starr was the only Beatle in town, offering a different kind of show. Less rock and roll, more Vegas lounge act. For the last 25 years, Ringo has toured with a rotating cast of musicians, creating supergroups from throughout rock history. The 2014 edition dubbed the thirteenth All-Starr Band showcased Todd Rundgren on guitar, Mr. Mister's Richard Page on bass, Toto's Steve Lukather on lead guitar, and Santana's Greg Rolie on keyboard.

See also: Ringo Starr at the Broward Center for Performing Arts in Ft. Lauderdale (Photos)

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The Devil Makes Three: Making Music From Vermont to Santa Cruz Sans Drummer

Categories: Q&A

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Piper Ferguson

If you'd like a trip to the past, Friday night at Culture Room might be the right setting for you. There, Santa Cruz band the Devil Makes Three will take the audience down a musical wormhole to mountain honky-tonks and country juke joints of yesteryear.

Like its name implies, the group is a trio that includes singer/guitarist Pete Bernhard, guitarist Cooper McBean, and upright bassist Lucia Turino. New Times exchanged correspondence with the succinct Bernhard to learn about the band's origins, influences, and the uniqueness of making music without drums.


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Revolution Live Celebrates Its Ten-Year Anniversary (VIDEO)

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What do you say to a person who's given us ten years of booming beats and hypnotic melodies? Beer-soaked, deliriously happy evenings? Who's brought almost everyone you'd ever want to see live -- Tim and Eric, Henry Rollins, GWAR, DMX -- to Fort Lauderdale? You say thank you.

That's exactly the sentiment we wanted to convey to Jeff John on the decade anniversary of his beloved venue Revolution Live, who with help from his partner Live Nation did all that and more. From the first, pre-liquor-license show when John remembered giving out free beers to the sounds of the Wailers while a hurricane curfew was in effect to this week's fully stacked lineup that includes Jeezy, Nick Carter and Jordan Knight, American Authors, and Dumpstaphunk, Rev brings joy to all who enter its doors.

Since that original outdoor affair, John has added to his empire. There's the laid-back watering hole America's Backyard and the more upscale bourbon speakeasy Stache. We spoke with the entrepreneur and music lover about the recent New Found Glory show and the state of live music in South Florida.

And we can't say it enough: Thank you, and happy anniversary!

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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 Seven 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 seven 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"

Categories: Q&A

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Andrew Thomas Lee

Four years, three albums, and a good thousand shows later, Georgia's most roarsome quintet, 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.

See also: Manchester Orchestra Plays Its First Headlining Show at Revolution


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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

Categories: Interview, Q&A

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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

Categories: Nightlife

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Courtesy of Honey
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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