The Janglin' Duo on Lake Worth Music: "It's the Coolest Scene"

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Audrey Labella

The Janglin' Duo have been around about a year, and they're knocking out local dates. There's two this weekend -- at Poorhouse and Propaganda -- and more planned for next month. With their diverse sound, it's easy to see why they're in high demand.

Chuck (Jangle Leg) Callaway is the main voice and songwriter of the two. He played washboard and some guitar and accordion with Everymen for about two years, performed with the Darling Sweets, Askultura, and other area groups for 10, and was a one man band for 6 months before adding banjo player, Felix (El Gato) Maldonado. This is NY-bred Maldonado's his first musical project. Callaway says, "He's always been jumping all over the place in concerts before, but this is the first time he's actually plugged in an instrument and played with a band." But you'd never know it.

The duo is planning a tour with possible North Carolina dates and recording the last track on their eponymous EP called "Paper Airplanes." It even features local Lake Worth rapper Croosh. We spoke with Callaway about the Lake Worth music scene ("the coolest"), the band's sound and beginnings.

See also: Palm Beach Rapper Croosh: "I Really Don't Like Corny, White Voices in Hip-Hop"


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Get the Led Out Singer Paul Sinclair on Zeppelin Karaoke and Time Travel

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Scott Weiner

Do not refer to Get the Led Out as a tribute band; you will greatly upset its gracious lead singer, Paul Sinclair. Though the act plays only songs by classic-rock gods Led Zeppelin, it believes it serves a nobler purpose than mere imitation of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. Rather, it aims to re-create the sounds of the original Led Zeppelin recordings. This means no fake British accents, it means having six members onstage instead of Zeppelin's four, and they have mastered 60 of the approximately 75 songs in Zeppelin's catalog that they rotate from gig to gig.

Their South Florida gig April 3, at Kravis Center's Dreyfoos Hall, promises to include 20 of those timeless songs. New Times reached out to the Philadelphia-based band's singer by telephone as its tour bus pulled in to Jacksonville to talk Zeppelin, karaoke, and time machines.


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Deafheaven: "I Never Had Anything to Prove to Anybody"

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Reid Haithcock

It is a truly arduous task finding a fresh statement in heavy music. Genres have splintered into sub-genres which have given way to a deluge of predictable, formulaic, and, if I may be honest, mediocre fare that sneaks by on the often-blind enthusiasm of the metal community. If it's heavy, it's heavy, right?

However, San Francisco's Deafheaven has succeeded in defiantly bold fashion with its second full length release, Sunbather, a strikingly original album that blends the drowning guitars and expansive atmospheres of British shoegaze with the tortured screams and relentless percussion of black metal. It demonstrates the band hitting its stride, graduating from the awkward gait that characterized 2011's Roads to Judah.

Sunbather spent the months following its release heralded as a masterpiece by everyone from the top alternative metal blogs to more mainstream music outlets including NPR and Spin. While many in the metal community find the band a polarizing progression, the acclaim Sunbather has received is completely unprecedented for a record painted in such abrasive colors. We spoke with Deafheaven frontman George Clarke before the band's Friday night show at Revolution Live.

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Amos Lee on Levon Helm: "Levon's Got the Truth Here, and You Need to Understand It"

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Harper Smith

Amos Lee oozes passion. The singer-songwriter's enthusiasm for life really comes through in his new album Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song. While Mountains might not have reached the lofty status of landing on the top of Billboard's charts as his previous release, Mission Bell, the new record takes bigger risks experimenting with different musical genres while landing gracefully on its feet.

New Times had a chance to speak with Amos about the new album and tour which brings him to Fort Lauderdale's Parker Playhouse on April 4. During the interview, it quickly became evident that music was not the only topic Lee was passionate about as the conversation veered toward his love for his hometown of Philadelphia and showering praise on people he's worked alongside.

While Lee mentioned several times the travelling required to tour could bring him down, he just as often verbalized his appreciation that he can make a living from his music, and thus tries to give back to those less fortunate. One dollar from every ticket sold will go toward Musicians on Call, a charity which brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities.

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Jolt Radio and Stache Host a Thursday Night That's "Fun All Around"

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Christina Mendenhall

Feeling bored and lonely on a Thursday night? Need some live music in your life? Miami-based Jolt Radio's got you covered at Fort Lauderdale's 1920s style drinking den, Stache, with their growing weekly party.

What used to be the slightly grungy Green Room is now a swanky and old-timey speakeasy. Their Thursday night Gummdrops party has teamed up with Jolt to create the Sound Series, and good vibes abound. Each weekly escapade is sure to be a special one, with the intelligent pairing of live music and streaming sounds. We caught up with Jolt Radio's John Caignet to get some details.


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Del The Funky Homosapien Discusses Event 2

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Event 2, the second release by Deltron 3030, is less an album and more a cinematic experience for the ears.

We were reintroduced to Deltron Zero, the hero of the future, as he battles evil corporations that rule the universe. We first met him in the year 2000 on Deltron 3030's eponymous debut. The group consists of rapper Del the Funky Homosapien, producer Dan the Automator, and turntablist Kid Koala. Like Del and Dan's previous collaborations in Handsome Boy Modeling School and the Gorillaz, Deltron 3030 stretches the boundaries of what a hip-hop album can be. The beats don't just have to leave you rocking your head, they can also tell a story and make you laugh as well.


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Bob Saget: "We All Just Want to Date Twin-Sister Beauty Queens"

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Some people will always see Bob Saget as Danny Tanner, the lovable, cardigan-wearing neat freak who raised the most adorable little white girls to come out of the '90s on the sitcom Full House.

Saget doesn't mind that. In fact, he embraces it. He recently filmed a Super Bowl commercial with Full House alumnae John Stamos and Dave Coulier and recently had a reunion with the two on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. He also just finished his first book, Dirty Daddy, which will be released April 8. After that, he's hopping on a plane for his first Australian theater tour in May.

But before all that, Saget is stopping by one of his favorite venues, the West Palm Beach Improv, for some sun, comedy, and poop jokes.

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Marco Argiro With Love: "I Had a Handful of Tunes Up My Sleeve"

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Broward native Marco Argiro has come a long way from his days fronting the beloved local punk rock trio the Outrights. In a time when preteen was still preteen and the "tween" nonsense had not entered the lexicon, Argiro and his mates had the chops to turn heads and become an integral part of that mid- to late '90s punk rock scene. Relocating to Tallahassee after high school and eventually to New York postgraduation, Argiro's been a busy, busy man with bands like Le Mood and the Killing Floor.

He's recently released a solo venture titled Love on his own Outright Rock Records, and while there's still that power chord love buried within the compositions, his travels and experiences and ever-expanding influences come through in an effort that is sublime shoegaze, psych-tinged, and mellow postrock ambiance.

We recently had a chance to catch up with him and discuss his transformation from preteen local rocker to transatlantic crooner. And, we're, one, impressed by the sheer amount of work he's put in, and, two, happy to report on one of our own, getting out there and making it in the music world.


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Ed Matus' Solo Electronic Project Is "Organic, Noisy, Futuristic, and Serene"

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Not a Portlandian.

Ed Matus might be blaming fatherhood on his recent lackadaisical attitudes towards shaving, but we all know that's some straight up bunkum. The truth is that we don't know what Dickensian fortitude has inspired such facial growth, but we do know that it isn't for any hipster-like leanings. Ed Matus is no hipster. Even at his hippest, he's still not that hip.

What Ed Matus is, is an institution of South Florida's music scene. His trail blazed through the '90s in the forms of Subliminal Criminal, Cavity, H.A.L.O. Vessel, and into the 2000s with the Waterford Landing. That's not even counting the hundreds of side-projects and assists that he has lent to other musicians down here.

Shit, he even gave Juan Montoya a reason to raise a racket in the guise of a struggle. Matus recently released his latest solo effort, an EP of provocative and informed IDM/future sounds on the local darling Schematic Records. We had a chance to catch up with our hairy homeboy and this is how it went.


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Palm Beach Rapper Croosh: "I Really Don't Like Corny, White Voices in Hip-Hop"

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Jamaal Clark

The Notorious B.I.G. first went by Biggie Smalls. Jazzy turned into Jay-Z, which then turned into Jay Z. Nas stepped up his hygiene regime and dropped Nasty.

As artists evolve and mature professionally and personally, their aliases sometimes become a symbol of that change. Or sometimes someone has the same or a similar name, as was the case with 23-year-old Palm Beach rapper Croosh.


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