So I’m wondering why the clubs in Fort Lauderdale and Miami don’t regularly send their listings to me? This is free publicity, people! Please fax your calendar of events to (954) 435-1596.
Matchbox 20 played an amazing concert at the Sunrise Musical Theatre. Cool For August got the crowd going with “Don’t Want to Be Here,” “Trials,” and “Walk Away.” (“Look at his stomach” I heard the girls behind me say, gushing about lead singer Gordon Vaughn.) Matchbox 20 opened their show with unique video footage, and played their hits from You or Someone Like You, including “Push,” “3 AM,” and “Long Day,” and a fantastic cover of “Mercy, Mercy Me.”
A very sunburned Sebastian Bach made an appearance at the Button South, singing all of the old Skid Row hits of the ’80’s including “I Remember You,” “Youth Gone Wild,” “Piece of Me,” and “Sweet Little Sister.” I must admit, the man is still stunning. (Loved the blue eyeliner.) Fans must have dug deep into their closets and dusted off their favorite ’80s outfits. (Put it all back in the closet. Now.) The Eric Knight Band, featuring former Vandal singer Eric Knight opened, playing new songs “Never,” “Play On Words,” “Inspiration,” and “Funk It.”
New Clubs Who Did Not Fax Information To Me But I’m Mentioning Them Anyway: The Nest is located at 2311 North Federal Highway Pompano Beach (954)781-6878. Eden Dance Club, formerly The Theater, is open every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and located at 3339 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale (954)565-0344. Call them if you want more information.
The MTV Pager works like a regular pager yet has the added bonus of weekly pages from MTV. When owners return the page, they receive recorded information on exclusive music news, giveaways, contests, discounts, and the latest MTV programming. The MTV Pager Network will sponsor an all-ages concert of local bands at Club Q in Davie on Friday, April 3, 1998 at 6pm. (7357 Davie Road Ext, Davie. (954)431-8044.) Bands scheduled to perform include Creative Pain, Unsilent Rain, Irony and Inimical. Headliners Creative Pain, winners of the 1997 Slammie Swards. $5.00 cover. MTV will give away MTV pager, hats, T-shirts and various promotional items during the show.
Even cooler than the MTV pager is Zoob, a new building block toy with colorful ball and socket pieces. You can create anything with Zoob and people of all ages love it. I’ve looked in several stores to buy Zoob for myself, and I can’t find it anywhere. Damn!
Important Concert Announcements
Human Drama plays Respectable Street in West Palm Beach April 10th at 9pm. Call (561)832-9999 for more information. Ska Against Racism show sponsored by 103.1 The Buzz is happening April 14th at Sunrise Musical Theatre. Tickets are $15 and the show starts at 5:30 p.m. Less Than Jake, Toasters, Blue Meanies, Five Iron Frenzy, Kemuri, and Mike “Bruce Lee” Park will be performing. Also on Saturday, April l4th, it’s Lagwagon with Armchair Martians and Madcap at 508 behind Spanky’s at 508 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach (561)832-7964. Tickets are $10 and are available at Music X-Change, Sound Splash, Uncle Sam’s, Blue Note, and Y&T Records. Doors open at 7pm. All ages welcome.
The nice people at Groove Jet faxed their information to me. Mark Levanthal, Conrad & Bill Spector invite you to a flavorful night of home cookin’ – laid back and local Tuesday DJ’s Radamus, Sugar, and Jodi McDonald. Thursdays, Rachel, Jody, Monique got what you need. Reach presents Turnin’ Trix – three girls and three DJ’s, Bruce Wilcox, Sugar, and Luis Diaz. If you think you can handle it, the party stars at midnight. Fridays: Back Door Bamby riding you hard with topless and bottomless superstars DJ JoJo Odyssey and DJ Shannon in the sex den. Saturday: DJ’s Luis Diaz, Carmel Ophir, and Carlos Menendez. Sundays: The Church, a Sunday ritual for all lovers of the night. Spin classic progressive, Neo-Gothic, Trip-Hop, Trance and Jungle Electro-Funk. Groove Jet reminds: The earlier you come the easier you get in. Groove Jet is located at 322 23rd Street, South Beach (305) 532-2002.
Yes, Collective Soul is in town at Criteria Studios. Do not bother them.
The Magda Foot Thing
One of my favorite performers and people, Magda will be performing at the Himmarshee Grille in Fort Lauderdale every Thursday night from 7-10 pm in April. Don’t miss her. You will be sorry if you do.
Odds and Ends
Miami Dolphins Cheerleader Auditions on April 18; for more information call (954) 452-7163. But don’t even bother if you are short. The year I auditioned, I was told I was too small.
The first annual Florida native climbing competition was a huge success for On The Rocks and the Southeastern climbing community. The event attracted 70 participants and $300 was raised. Call (561) 842-2999 for more climbing information.
The revised opening date for Hollywood’s Maison A Go Go is May 15th with a special guest DJ to be announced. For more information, call (954)927-3635.
Thanks to The Price Is Right‘s Bob Barker for coming to Miami to speak out on behalf of King, an imprisoned gorilla at Monkey Jungle.
A final goodbye to Squeet, a precious cockatiel, and to Iggy, my magnificent iguana friend. You will never be forgotten.
Please fax all club and concert information to Jennifer at (954) 435-1596. And fax early, I’m a busy girl.