Phish Switched "From Suck to Blow" at Miami's 2015 New Year's Run

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Jason Koerner
There were Phish heads everywhere, maaan.

There was funny energy in the room before Phish took the stage to kick off its New Year's Run 2015 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami.

It's unusual that the first of a four-night Phish gig is also the big NYE celebration. Usually, that occasion is the climactic finale to the series of concerts. And usually, the band has the luxury of easing in to the run by starting a bit slow.

Last night, though, Trey Anastasio and company had to begin and peak at the same time. This process was initially a bit awkward. But Phish and the audience eventually achieved liftoff in a big way.

See also: Five Reasons Phish Is Better Now Than Ever

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Kenny Millions' NSFW New Year's Resolutions: "Pay Me More Fucking Money"

Alex Markow

It's unfortunate that most "tattooed candy-asses" can only associate Hollywood's Kenneth Maslak strictly with Sushi Blues or as part of the annals of a pissed-off, white guy avant-garde. Maslak, the eternally angry but with purpose and reason and much better known as Kenny Millions was a revered jazz sax player and innovator since well before those "tattooed candy-asses" were born.

Millions might make you squirm when he takes to a stage, often looking like a greasy cyberpunk butcher in a Z-grade film, but within his musings and shrilly salvos, there's a raw and sadly forgotten type of artistry that shares a commonality within the expressive primitive self we all harbor but choose to ignore.

Kenny Millions is Zen serenity and an amalgam of multiple wisdoms weathered and beaten into one cocksucking shit storm of willfully offending aphorisms and solipsism.

Treat him the way that you would Nostradamus. He requires the kid gloves of "interpretation" and make sure to look deeper beyond the face value of his sayings for the true meaning. See yourself reflected in his simple poetry, emulate his goals, lead a free life filled with artistic expression -- free from societal mores and the puritanical restrictions that continuously wage war against your true self. Read his resolutions for inspiration.

See also: Death to the Sun: How Kenny Millions Got His Name, and Why His Fans Are C*cksuckers

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Snakehole Warns of "Some Evil Ass Riffing" at Tonight's Respectable Street New Year's Eve Party

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You can't beat this deal.

Snakehole has experienced a solid evolution since forming in 2011. Starting as a power punk trio, the girls of Snakehole have turned into a doom metal punk outfit after a short hiatus. It recalls the very best of '90s sludge, crust acts like Destroy!, Nausea, and Totalitär with Gothic occultism.

Guitarist and vocalist Autumn Casey, bassist Julie Ghoulie and drummer KC Toimil might not collectively weigh that much when sopping wet but their punch sure does pack a wallop. Snakehole is easily one of the more exciting bands working in South Florida today.

See also: Ten Best New Year's Eve 2015 Parties in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

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Dive into 2015 at New Year's Day Polar Bear Plunge at Fort Lauderdale Beach

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A very chilly tradition will be making its stop at a not so chilly place at 10:30 a.m. this New Year's Day, 2015. For those who wanna take a wintertime dip in unusually warmer waters than is typical for an event like this, Beauty and the Feast Bar|Kitchen, located in the Atlantic Hotel and Spa, is hosting a Polar Bear Plunge. For those unaware, this is an annual ritual that involves running into the freezing cold, winter waters of the ocean.

Attendees are invited to literally plunge into the New Year. They'll meet at Lifeguard Tower 11 on Fort Lauderdale Beach in front of the hotel, and then they will then jump into the ocean.

But there's more than just taking a brief bath with strangers in Fort Laudy's waters to this affair.

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New Year's Eve J Street Block Party at Propaganda Lake Worth

Pictures by Dana Krangel
Everymen in their zone

Another year of local music has come to a close. And while many slices of the South Florida scene did their part to support the finest musicians in our glorious neck of the woods, it's safe to say that some did it better than others.

In particular, Lake Worth shined this year, coming into its own and creating an artsy underground refuge where local music has thrived. Some of the most exciting bands to be booked on any bill this year played their hearts out at places like Propaganda. So what better way to kick off another 365 days of headbanging and booty-shaking than by bringing them all together again.

See Also: Lake Worth Is the Coolest City in South Florida

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Five Best New Year's Eve Parties for 2014

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Monica McGivern
You're perfect NYE at Respectables. You're welcome!

Doesn't it feel like every year is the "worst" or "best"? Like if you got married in 2013, it was the best year ever. If you lost your pinky toe, it was the worst ever. Maybe you're anticipating another Pintrest-perfect 12 months or you're hoping you don't lose your other toes in 2014, either way, you're looking forward to what's next.

That's why New Year's Eve is the most exciting holiday we've got. There's new beginnings, new budgets, new underwear, but the actual party night isn't always as exciting as you hope it'd be. You're shitfaced by midnight, some dubstepper has usurped the iPod, and you don't remember whose lipstick is all over your face.

We're stepping in here to try and ensure that you not worry about anything this NYE except getting a ride home and getting more lipstick on your face. Here are our five finest finds for a fantastic Broward or Palm Beach county New Year's.

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B.B. King - Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale - New Year's Eve, December 31

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Better Than: Seeing Kid Rock 

For the average 87 year old, New Year's Eve usually means a night of sleeping up-right on the couch at a family function. For blues legend, B.B. King, it's just another working night. 

The undisputed King of the Blues was kind enough to grace the Broward Center with his presence this December 31, and while a night of the blues might not seem like the most joyous way to segue into a fresh rotation, a great time was had by all -- none the least, by B.B. himself!
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Top Five Cheap 2013 New Year's Eve Parties in Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach County

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Toast 2013 with High Life
The thing about hitting the clubs on New Year's Eve is that it can end up being one helluva expensive night out. And while we do love VIP treatment and poppin' bottles, we don't want to spend the New Year paying off our party debt.

See also:
- South Florida New Year's Eve Guide
- Top Ten Gay 2013 New Year's Eve Parties in Fort Lauderdale
- Top Ten New Year's Eve Parties in Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach County

So, for the thrifty folks hunting for a party, here's a list of five New Year's Eve events that won't leave you penniless on the first day of 2013.

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Top Ten Gay 2013 New Year's Eve Parties in Fort Lauderdale

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Fort Lauderdale, Wilton Manors, specifically, is the new throbbing groin of the gay world. It's where all the queers around the globe rest their well coiffed heads when in our oddly shaped shape. What South Beach was in the late '90s, Wilton Manors is in the aughts, though a little grayer, and with a lot less model hags. 

Most in the area already know where they're kickin' it this New Year's Eve, but we thought we'd do a little digging to find the hottest gay parties in Fort Lauderdale. And what'd we find? Well, quite a bit for everyone from the tiniest twink to the beariest bear. Keep on clicking. 

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Top Ten New Year's Eve Parties in Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach County

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If there's anything that we at New Times know how to do, it's party. And if there's anything you should seek our advice on, it's how to ring in the new year. Because, folks, let's be real: This is the most important decision you will make all year.

Selecting the perfect place to celebrate New Year's Eve is about as life-altering as which college to attend or when to have a baby. What happens on December 31 determines your good or lame fortune over the next 365 days. It's true. Ask a scientist or a Mayan.

Fortunately for you, we've done all the legwork and tastemaking. We have hunted down all the good parties, from the most glamorous to the cheapest. So do yourself a favor and take our advice. You might wake up with a stranger snoring beside you and one helluva hangover, but at least you'll know this year won't be a sexless one for you yet again.

Remember, all these happen on Monday, December 31.

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