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  • Call him Kishi Bashi

    Call him Kishi Bashi
    Kaoru Ishibashi adopted the stage name Kishi Bashi when he started his solo career and was looking for a fresh start. "I wanted to kind of present myself as someone who's not just a singer and songwriter, but also more like an entity, or even like...
  • MUSIC

    MUSIC
    The Resolvers: Bandleader Ron Eisner's 10-piece reggae act from Deerfield Beach released a pair of new albums, "Nate's House" and "Bigger Is Better," on Tuesday. The group's funky, New Orleans jazz-indebted jams are being billed as a "prequel" and...
  • Drive-By Truckers: Hell no, they weren't happy

     Drive-By Truckers: Hell no, they weren't happy
    In a Drive-By Truckers song, a bad thing will happen to a good person as often as a good person will do a bad thing. A tornado pulls a man through a window. A fed-up farmer murders a banker and buries him in a sinkhole. A groom elopes with the maid of...
  • Weekend preview: Zombies, squeezeboxes and Snickers pudding cups... Yikes!

    Weekend preview: Zombies, squeezeboxes and Snickers pudding cups... Yikes!
    Brandon Kittendorf got his first experience in the haunting business at a corporate Halloween party in an abandoned Fort Lauderdale funeral home. He knows spooky. And the west Miramar native says the new location of his Festival of Souls haunted...
  • Weekend preview: Pink beer and other bodaciousness

    Weekend preview: Pink beer and other bodaciousness
    For Stout Sports Bar and Grille owner Simon Kearney, there’s no time like now to raise money for the fight against breast cancer — or to raise a blazing pink, 28-foot LED cherry blossom tree outside his Oakland Park pub. Kearney, who has two...
  • Weekend preview: Beauty more than skin deep at Model Beach Volleyball

    Weekend preview: Beauty more than skin deep at Model Beach Volleyball
    Former Miami Heat star Shaquille O’Neal doesn’t miss many slam dunks. Nana Meriwether is a slam dunk, and Shaq missed it. Meriwether, who will travel from her home in New York to take part in the fifth annual Wild Fox Model Beach...
  • Best Bet: Johnny Marr

    Best Bet: Johnny Marr
    Along with music from his long-awaited and well-received solo album, "The Messenger," the guitarist and songwriter who kept Morrissey's brooding gloom from collapsing under its own weighty self-indulgence has been offering several Smiths classics on his...
  • Doug Stanhope at the Culture Room

    Doug Stanhope at the Culture Room
    Doug Stanhope: If you're looking for a clean-shaven Jerry Seinfeld type, Stanhope ain't it. Along with a 5 o'clock shadow, a tumbler of bourbon neat and a bald girlfriend named Bingo, the comedian and onetime Libertarian presidential candidate will...
  • Suicide Girls: Back to burlesque

    Suicide Girls: Back to burlesque
    This has been a banner year for the Suicide Girls, the popular squad of tattooed and pierced women who pose nude on their adults-only website, SuicideGirls.com. This year, they redesigned their website of pinup photos, blogs and camaraderie, and...
  • Donavon Frankenreiter at the Culture Room

    Donavon Frankenreiter at the Culture Room
    Donavon Frankenreiter: This California-based singer-songwriter and surfer is arriving here just as the first big swell of the season is rolling onto our shores. He may decide not to hit the beach, though: Surfline.com is rating the conditions as "very...
  • Top events to do Friday: From comedy to kawaii

    Top events to do Friday: From comedy to kawaii
    Comedy Gilbert Gottfried: The acerbic comic, the voice of Iago from "Aladdin" as well as the Aflac duck, has been known to mouth off on controversial issues on his Twitter feed, @RealGilbert. He came under fire two years ago when he joked about the...