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THE POWER WORTHY: Our list of the people, places and things that shape Orlando, or should

Feature | 4/20/2006 | By Jeffrey C. Billman, Jason Ferguson, Micky Michalec, Steve Schneider, Lindy T. Shepherd, Shan Stumpf, Bob Whitby, Jessica Bryce Young

That other newspaper, the name of which escapes us at the moment, publishes an annual list of the 25 most powerful people in Central Florida that is, frankly, depressing as hell. It's as chocka...[MORE]

A light to moderate chop

Music Feature | 9/25/2003 | By Micky Michalec

With a name that usually elicits the unversed to respond, "The Sea and what?" Chicago's The Sea and Cake claims some of indie rock's elite as founding and continuous members: Drummer John McEntire is ...[MORE]

Arts

9/29/2005 | By Micky Michalec, Jessica Bryce Young

THE AMERICAN COLLECTION, continuing This exhibition has been at the OMA for years, and it will be for many more. But what if it weren't? Some of the names of artists in the collection are recognizable...[MORE]

ODE TO CONVENIENCE STORES

Feature | 7/14/2005 | By Micky Michalec

As our lives become increasingly more fast-paced, the corner store has become a beacon of our convenience-craving culture. It's there for us when we need gas for the Daihatsu, another Huggies mega-p...[MORE]

Codeseven, The Sugar Oaks, Crystal Method/Fatboy Slim, Inkwell and more

Selections | 3/24/2005 | By Jason Ferguson, Micky Michalec, Lindy T. Shepherd

Thursday • 24 CODESEVEN Over their 10-year existence, Codeseven has managed to alienate not one, but two groups of fans. First they made a name for themselves as a respectable, if anonymous, deat...[MORE]

The Mikado, Rocket 88, NESkimos, The Cocktail Hour and more

Selections | 2/10/2005 | By Jason Ferguson, Micky Michalec, Nicole Prezioso, Steve Schneider, Lindy T. Shepherd

Friday • 11 LOVE CROSSING Hey, did you happen to save your Orlando Broadway Dinner Theater tickets when the venerable home of buffets and belting it out went belly-up at the end of 2004? Probably...[MORE]

The Cinema Eye, Cylob, Jad Fair, Aloha, Nikki Giovanni and more

Selections | 1/20/2005 | By Jason Ferguson, Micky Michalec, Omar Perez, Lindy T. Shepherd

Thursday • 20 ORLANDO FOR CHANGE MEETUP For sure the presidential election is over, but local Kerry diehards aren't giving up the game. This group organized by Sherry Haluszka, aka Sherry4Kerry, ...[MORE]

Vandals, Launch 2005, Jimmy Eat World, OVAL @ OMA and more

Selections | 1/6/2005 | By Jason Ferguson, Micky Michalec, Steve Schneider, Lindy T. Shepherd

Thursday •6 LAUNCH 2005 You can't exactly say that Playwrights' Round Table has a tradition of kicking off the new year by staging a program of short plays by member authors: The first and last s...[MORE]

Cruise control

Music Feature | 4/3/2003 | By Micky Michalec

When you're an instrumental band, there are some sizable obstacles to overcome to warrant notoriety and critical appeal. Even if you've got the chops to back up the unspoken approach, you run the risk...[MORE]

The PTL Club

Music Feature | 11/7/2002 | By Micky Michalec

David Bazan embodies everything that popular music is not: He's a devout Christian; he doesn't do hard drugs; and his live shows are as definitively un-showbiz as they come. On stage and in interviews...[MORE]

COW TIPPING

Music Feature | 9/30/2004 | By Micky Michalec

Anyone who saw Minneapolis retard-rockers Cows in their heyday remembers former frontman Shannon Selberg. He was the guy walking around the bar before the show with mousetraps dangling from his ears, ...[MORE]

OLD MEN, THE SEA (& CAKE)

Music Feature | 6/17/2004 | By Micky Michalec

At that time in the '80s when loud, guitar-driven postpunk acts such as Naked Raygun and Big Black defined what was then known as the "Chicago sound," four guys from Illinois started an unassuming ban...[MORE]

KING OF THE PALACE

Music Feature | 6/10/2004 | By Micky Michalec

There's a Japanese aesthetic known as wabi-sabi that values humble things that tend toward the transient or unfinished. (Animated Zen master Bobby Hill once described it as "the art of imperfection.")...[MORE]

Not quite Bogie and Bacall

Music Feature | 3/18/2004 | By Micky Michalec

After a beautifully dreary and subdued series of numbered releases ("1," "2" and "Three"), The Black Heart Procession's gloom-and-doom swagger has finally culminated in its most ambitious, multilayere...[MORE]

A light to moderate chop

Music Feature | 9/25/2003 | By Micky Michalec

With a name that usually elicits the unversed to respond, "The Sea and what?" Chicago's The Sea and Cake claims some of indie rock's elite as founding and continuous members: Drummer John McEntire is ...[MORE]

Simple sandwiches and coffee with perks

On The Side | 5/20/2004 | By Micky Michalec

It's bothersome when restaurants -- intending to add an air of sophistication and exclusivity to whatever it is they're hawking -- use "gourmet" to describe their common, everyday fare. For example, P...[MORE]

Food that sticks to your ribs and clothes

On The Side | 4/15/2004 | By Micky Michalec

In William Least Heat-Moon's travel journal, "Blue Highways," he says the best indicator of good diner food is how many calendars there are on the walls. I stipulate that the indicator of a worthwhile...[MORE]

Marilyn Manson, Velvet Revolver, Battles, Beer School and more

Selections | 12/2/2004 | By Jason Ferguson, Micky Michalec, Steve Schneider, Lindy T. Shepherd

Thursday • 2 MARILYN MANSON It took us a while, but we think we've finally gotten on board with Marilyn Manson. OK, it took us a looonng while and we're not entirely on board, but 1) his surprisi...[MORE]

Bond, Slayer/Mastodon, Cub Country, Auto Show and more

Selections | 11/25/2004 | By Jason Ferguson, Billy Manes, Micky Michalec, Steve Schneider, Lindy T. Shepherd

Thursday • 25 CENTRAL FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW Fast cars, foxy ladies and free stuff – the pull has got to be strong to get turkey-stuffers off those couches and away from TV sets. So...[MORE]

Hot Snakes, The Hives, Salome, Global Peace Film Festival and more

Selections | 11/18/2004 | By Jason Ferguson, Micky Michalec, Steve Schneider, Lindy T. Shepherd

Thursday • 18 HARBINGER After adding another guitarist and shedding the "Trio" part of their moniker last year, Orlando's Harbinger have hit their stride on their latest, the three-song EP Millho...[MORE]

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Refused Are Fucking Dead

Recording review: by Micky Michalec | 4/20/2006

Through a lens that's as darkly austere as an Ingmar Bergman flick (think long, contemplative shots of bearded drummer David Sandström in a Mennonite hat walking near a river at dusk), the Refus...[MORE]

Dignity and Shame

Recording review: by Micky Michalec | 2/24/2005

After seminal indie-rock heroes Archers of Loaf disbanded in 1998, frontman/songwriter Eric Bachmann immediately poured his energies into Crooked Fingers, a band that revealed Bachmann's quieter, folk...[MORE]

The Egg

Recording review: by Micky Michalec | 11/8/2001

Shiner seems to have come full circle by returning to its first label, DeSoto Records, to drop its fourth endeavor, "The Egg." From the days of that earliest effort, "Splay," only frontman and guitari...[MORE]

Now It's Overhead

Recording review: by Micky Michalec | 10/4/2001

Andy LeMaster previously made a name for himself recording, engineering and touring with indie darlings Bright Eyes. On Now It's Overhead's self-titled debut, LeMaster's pop-song sensibility artfully ...[MORE]

Here's to Shutting Up

Recording review: by Micky Michalec | 9/27/2001

Together since 1989, indie-rock institution Superchunk has logged in its eighth studio album, "Here's to Shutting Up." Mac and company play the bubbly, heartfelt Muppet-rock we've come to expect, with...[MORE]

Psychopharmacology

Recording review: by Micky Michalec | 8/23/2001

On "Psychopharmacology," the third foray from NYC indie analysts Firewater, we find founder and former Cop Shoot Cop bassist/cynic Tod Ashley once again focused on the strange and sordid. Poking fun a...[MORE]

Owls

Recording review: by Micky Michalec | 8/16/2001

After many years in various incarnations, the original lineup of the seminal Cap'N Jazz has reformed into Chicago's newest incestuous art-rock experiment, Owls. With a lineup featuring Tim Kinsella (J...[MORE]

Jesus Christ Bobby

Recording review: by Micky Michalec | 7/26/2001

Taking a nod from the Refused's 1998 juggernaut "The Shape of Punk to Come," Icelandic hardcore outfit Minus (who formed that same year) sound as if they've juxtaposed 15 seconds of every Don Caballer...[MORE]

Cindy's Tropical Cafe

Restaurant review: by Micky Michalec | 4/15/2004

In William Least Heat-Moon's travel journal, Blue Highways, he says the best indicator of good diner food is how many calendars there are on the walls. I stipulate that the indicator of a worthwhile C...[MORE]

Recording review: by Micky Michalec | 11/8/2001

Shiner seems to have come full circle by returning to its first label, DeSoto Records, to drop its fourth endeavor, "The Egg." From the days of that earliest effort, "Splay," only frontman and guitari...[MORE]

Recording review: by Micky Michalec | 10/4/2001

Andy LeMaster previously made a name for himself recording, engineering and touring with indie darlings Bright Eyes. On Now It's Overhead's self-titled debut, LeMaster's pop-song sensibility artfully ...[MORE]

Recording review: by Micky Michalec | 9/27/2001

Together since 1989, indie-rock institution Superchunk has logged in its eighth studio album, "Here's to Shutting Up." Mac and company play the bubbly, heartfelt Muppet-rock we've come to expect, with...[MORE]

Recording review: by Micky Michalec | 8/23/2001

On "Psychopharmacology," the third foray from NYC indie analysts Firewater, we find founder and former Cop Shoot Cop bassist/cynic Tod Ashley once again focused on the strange and sordid. Poking fun a...[MORE]

Recording review: by Micky Michalec | 8/16/2001

After many years in various incarnations, the original lineup of the seminal Cap'N Jazz has reformed into Chicago's newest incestuous art-rock experiment, Owls. With a lineup featuring Tim Kinsella (J...[MORE]

Recording review: by Micky Michalec | 7/26/2001

Taking a nod from the Refused's 1998 juggernaut "The Shape of Punk to Come," Icelandic hardcore outfit Minus (who formed that same year) sound as if they've juxtaposed 15 seconds of every Don Caballer...[MORE]

Pockets

Recording review: by Micky Michalec | 9/16/2004

On its sixth full-length, the college-rock version of Steely Dan otherwise known as Karate returns to the jazz-soaked structures that have carved them their own niche in indiedom. The trio has always ...[MORE]

The End Is Near

Recording review: by Micky Michalec | 5/27/2004

After nearly three years brothers Matt and Bubba Kadane aka slowcore slackers The New Year are back with their sophomore effort. The new album's generic artwork foreshadows the stripped-down affair to...[MORE]

Hocus-Pocus

Recording review: by Micky Michalec | 9/4/2003

By blending futuristic shibuya-kei inclinations with the street savvy of Brooklyn bohemia, Enon has transcended its indie-rock underpinnings and created a protean pop sound uniquely its own this time ...[MORE]

It Still Moves

Recording review: by Micky Michalec | 8/21/2003

After the slack-jawed brilliance of 2001's lo-fi masterpiece "At Dawn" and the big-money backing from the deal with Dave Matthews' ATO imprint, "My Morning Jacket" seemed poised to bring mainstream cr...[MORE]

Cup of Sand

Recording review: by Micky Michalec | 8/21/2003

Superchunk's new double-disc clearinghouse pulls together unreleased outtakes, B-sides and soundtrack souvenirs from a band that defined the "indie rock" genre. After the band's creative peak in 1997 ...[MORE]

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