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Ugly Orange Presents: Orange Punch! A Pop-Up Series Vol. 2 (photos)

In the span of a few months, Ugly Orange has organized a slew of notable Orlando shows sporting local and touring acts. Their stomping grounds has been The Milk District’s Spacebar, but in October UO spreading their tailored events to Uncle Lou’s and Will’s Pub. Between packed, sweaty shows we’ve been witness to the subtle, acoustic pop-up shows dubbed Orange Punch!.

The first was held at dusk in the front yard of co-organizer Hannah. The second was last Sunday’s family brunch, topped off with mimosas and adult iced-coffee. Four voices accompanied by acoustic guitar sang until mid-afternoon. Grove Wanderer and Julia Joyce reverberated inside a wooden shed before the heat pushed the party outside for Greyson Charnock (Someday River) and Andrew Corbit (Slumberjack).

Keep an eye out for the next edition of Orange Punch–it’ll sneak up on ya. And if you’d like to get your dose of vitamin C sooner, come to Spacebar this Thursday for Ugly Orange Presents / Slumberjack / Teen Divorce / DON KNG.

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TMD Pop-Up: Premium Spirits at The Social

In December of last year, a dance music event held at Spacebar turned The Milk District venue into a rave of free people speaking the Queens. ORL DJs both fresh-faced and familiar played a night spanning Great Britain’s musical underground; genres like deep house and garage shared the speakers with the grime stylings of Dizzee Rascal and Skepta. The event was called TMD UK. And we were given access for $1.

Fast forward to now and the DJ collective–known only by three consonants “TMD” and their signature smile face–has greatly surpassed the vision its members began with. At least once a month, TMD holds a curated event where people lose their shit. These nights never stale due to the constantly rotating lineup of resident DJs, collaborators, and guests, all sharing their particular tastes. And because this group has always wanted to deliver the best and newest music to the most people possible, events have never cost more than $1 to attend.

This Saturday, TMD will hold their second event at The Social–the first branded entirely under their name–TMD Pop-Up: Premium Spirits at The Social. Two resident DJs will pair with guests from fellow ORL collectives LABWRK and Talk Yo Shit and trap producer, LanlordCollectin. Both fog and drinks will flow as we dance to the finest in premium spirits, served by six of Orlando’s best DJs. Dissect the lineup below. Enjoy.

Blair Sound Design (TMD)

Blair recently moved back to Orlando after some time in Tallahassee. He played TMD’s Combination 2 as the guest that night, but fell in love with our burgeoning dance scene, moved back, and joined TMD. As a Outsider house producer, Blair’s music has spread all throughout Europe, and he is set to have his first vinyl pressing later this year via French Press Lounge, his own imprint under London’s Lobster Distribution.

Beau R. (TMD)

Beau has better taste than you. He can pull music from any era of dance music and make you fall in love with something you never knew existed. He DJed under the moniker ’07 CHEV at TMD UK, and is ready to represent the smile boys with driving house and techno beats.

FIONA (Talk Yo Shit)

LanlordCollectin

“Lanlord, what’s happenin’?” When I first met Lanlord he was promoting his then upcoming mixtape with local Soundcloud rapper, TEDD.GIF. He laid the ground that Ted went ape shit on; his tight, hype instrumentals pushed the MC to his most hype. As a DJ, he forces the crowd to perform similarily.

Grape La Flame (Talk Yo Shit)

B8TA (LABWRK)

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SIX SHOWS BENEFITTING ORLANDO

THURSDAY

Swept, The Knick-Knacks, Dumberbunnies, & The Zigs

I’ve slept on Swept. It’s unfortunate because the boys are representing my hometown of Lakeland, FL and make some seriously weird lo-fi rock jamz. Joining them at Spacebar are Melbourne’s grade A band-of-choice The Knick-Knacks and two Orlando Frankenstein’s monsters Dumberbunnies (Transcendental Telecom, Butterqueen, & The Wooley Bushmen) and The Zigs (Zap Dragon & The Die Tryin’s). All the money made from ticket sales will go to the families of the victims of the Pulse Orlando tragedy. 

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FRIDAY

Fundraiser for The Orlando Center

This shows the strength of Orlando. As soon as Whatever, Dudes Productions heard about the shooting, they sprung into action and organized a fundraiser at St. Matthew’s Tavern. Not only did they book a great show, these unionized punks also pulled many, many Florida businesses together for an auction to benefit The Orlando Center–Smartpunk, Park Ave CDs, Dandelion Communitea Cafe, and Shows I Go To to name a few. And this lineup! Rehaser’s first show since 2003. Teen Agers. Suck Brick Kid. Vicious Dreams. You’ll be surprised at how much healing happens in a mosh pit.

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Tiger Fawn & Wounded Shadow

Tiger Fawn’s eccentric loops and booty shakin’ songs match her colorful personality and live performance–with actual booty shakin’. The Falcon has long been her perch and every time she plays there, people go wild. I’ve been on tour with this animal. I’ve made music videos with this animal. I know her. She’s untamed. With her is Wounded Shadow, whom I know nothing about. But with that TF co-sign, it’s going to be good. This is a free show but TF will be taking donations to benefit The Orlando Center

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Duo or Do Not

One92 is a news and culture website that covers Kissimmee happenings. They’ve been big supporters of TVW and kick so much ass at what they do. This Friday, they’re coming to Orlando to take over Uncle Lou’s with a bunch of magnificent twos (two-pieces). I’m talkin’ The Dull Blades, In Decatur, The Death Tremors, and Disasteroids. The show is free, but they will be taking donations for these buttons. Proceeds go to “the victims and medical professionals who are currently dealing with this crisis.”

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Thrash Life

Now, I suck at skateboarding so there is no chance that I will be participating in the game of skate happening in The Milk District at 5 p.m. But I will be participating in the dancing that will occurring in Sandwich Bar and Spacebar starting at 10. In between those two happenings, you can check out some vendors (Retro Neon Records, Plus Skateshop, Vita Luna Cafe, etc.). Everything is being put on by some lovely people, East Coast Plumbing, who will be taking donations. Vita Luna is also donating 100% of their profits. This is amazing!

DJ:s
fiona trapple
native feel
metvlmouth
alex clements (tmd)
allen clark (tmd)
harryson thevenin (tmd/ retro neon)
farewell set by jai biotic

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SATURDAY

BT Three Year Anniversary 

Body//Talk will keep dancing. Orlando will keep dancing. Because that’s what we do. We are not afraid. So come dance. Dance with Jacksonville’s queer electronic band, TOMBOI. Dance with the indie rock bliss that is Boxing At The Zoo. Dance all over The Milk District. B//T are dancing with purpose. And they refuse to stop.

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TVW & SIGT @ ORLANDO FRINGE FEST (photos)

Orlando Fringe Fest is an institution, the longest running US version of the culture festival. Last Wednesday, The Vinyl Warhol and Shows I Go To hosted the WPRK Outdoor Stage where five of our favorite Orlando acts showed the primarily theater and performance art fest the strength of Orlando music. My BFF Joel Cameron captured the magic. In order, the performances were: Gary Lazer Eyes, Greyson of Someday River, THE STATES, Zap Dragon & The Attack, and Pathos, Pathos. Enjoy.

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?!? The Vinyl Warhol & Shows I Go To @ Orlando Fringe Fest ?!? | Wednesday, May 25

This year, Orlando Fringe Fest turns 25. I’m 22. Orlando’s most giving organizers have brought the Orlando music, theater, and art communities together since before I was born. And this year, Orlando music websites The Vinyl Warhol (us) and Shows I Go To (where I serve as Exec. Editor) are throwing a hugeee show on the FREE WPRK Outdoor Stage in Lochaven Park. Come out May 25 to see a stacked lineup (check the bands below) of some of our favorite Orlando musicians. We’ve tailored this show to perfectly fit the outdoor festival ethos, so be ready to grab a beer and soak in the Fringe. Music starts at 7 sharp. Enjoy.

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Gary Lazer Eyes (7:00–7:30)

If you recognize the song below, it’s because we premiered it a little less than a month ago. Gary Lazer Eyes are an Orlando quartet making moves into indie/alt rock after a long time in island and ska influenced music. This band features SIGT staff writer Sean Gray. He’s been an incredible addition to the staff, and my favorite work from him is his “Thank You…” series, where he expounds on his love for new releases by his favorite musicians like Chance the Rapper, Kendrick Lamar, and Alabama Shakes.

Greyson of Someday River (7:30–8:15)

I am so excited for Grey to play the Fringe Stage. If you’re at all into the Orlando music scene, you know about his indie pscyh three-piece Someday River–he serves as vocalist, guitar, and whatever you call a boy on a drum pad (drummer boy?). They’ve just released their debut EP Sleeping Sideways and have been hitting the Florida market hard with shows. If you haven’t seen Someday River before this is a perfect step into their music. If you have, come see the mystical aura of the band stripped down to its core voice. 

THE STATES (8:30–9:00)

Recently, THE STATES have relocated to Orlando–smart. In the last few months, they’ve been a part of 64 North’s free Monday series and in December played SIGT’s Paris Benefit Art Show. Their sound is light and punchy indie rock, a perfect soundtrack to play as the sun sets on a beautiful Fringe day. SIGT founder Mitchel described them as “all the good parts of Mumford & Sons,” but I’d like to clarify that they’re about X 1000 better than that.

Zap Dragon & The Attack (9:15–9:45)

Zap Dragon has been an elusive force in the Orlando scene for a quite some time now. They pop up and bills with punk bands, indie bands, I’ve even seen them play right before a bluegrass quintet. They’re fronted by “Diamond” David Zimlinghaus, a man with a mouth. “Sicko” was the first song I heard from the band, and Dave’s lyrics felt so angry and real that I could have sworn the song was written about me. “I got a problem with everything and everything’s got a problem with me.”

Pathos, Pathos (10:00–10:45)

Pathos, Pathos be on that OG TVW. I’ve covered these guys for what seems like forever now. They played our first ever show, and I’m beyond excited to see them close Fringe on Wednesday evening. I just saw the four cuties live for the sixth or seventh time and they played a bunch of new tracks off their upcoming Pet Names album. Peak my full review of the project’s first single, “Summer Nights.”

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TVW Presents: Friday the 13th 2016 (photos)

Maybe you knew we do shows. Maybe you went to this one. We had a ball at Spacebar on The Lord’s favorite day. The bands (in order) that played were: The Death Tremors, The Welzeins, Donkng, Harsh Radish, and Slumberjack. Enjoy.

Our next event is at Orlando Fringe Fest and is completely free.

Photography by Sierra Reese.

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The Welzeins (4 of 4)

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Donkng (1 of 5)

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Slumberjack (4 of 10)

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TODAY: The Vinyl Warhol Zine Exhibition @ Market On South (4/24/16)

ICYMI, The Vinyl Warhol isn’t only an Orlando-centric music blog; it’s also a zine. To date, we’ve released three zines, one of which we held a release show for at Will’s. Well that was all warm-up. Now we’re getting serious, quarterly themed zines with works centered around that issue’s title/theme. Included will be essays, photo series, illustrations, collages, poems, and whatever other weird stuff we/you can come up with. Issue one is TODAY

We’re also hosting events that coincide with each release. The first is a Sunday afternoon exhibition at vegan eatery, Market On South, April 24 from 4:00–6:30 p.m. The exhibition will serve as an interactive expansion of the works within the zine, guiding visitors around the gallery. You’ll learn more about the artist and how each work relates to TODAY. Think of the zine as an art gallery’s walls and the exhibition as a tool to generate discussion and thought on said works. 

>>>>>>FACBOOK EVENT<<<<<<

If you’d like to reserve your zine/spot at this limited release, you can purchase one ($5) through either PayPal or Snapcash and pick it up at the event. People who do will receive two completely unique event posters.

TODAY will also feature performances by Orlando musicians, Zoya Zafar and Fast Preacher. Music starts at 4:30.