Dear recent Orlando transplant:

Ok, so you just moved to Orlando from New York / Philly / Chicago / San Francisco / et al. You feel lost, uprooted, misplaced -- you're starting to think Orlando might suck. Eager to find some nightlife in this town, you go to Lattitudes on Church Street, Slingapour's on Wall Street and that mega-club on Orange Avenue owned by one of those Backstreet Boys (Orlando's finest celebrities). Maybe you even think International Drive, Citywalk or Downtown Disney is where everyone hangs out in this town. Now you really think Orlando sucks.

Well, you're wrong. There is more to this city than theme park "nightlife" and crappy clubs with guys wearing shiny shirts, but you have to know where to look. Instead of complaining about how lame Orlando is compared to your city of origin, why not get out there and support your new scene -- it's a lot better than you think! After all, you moved here for a reason, right? (I'm guessing to escape the cold weather.) So you can do one of two things: either 1) move back to the city you think is sooooo much more awesome or 2) quit bitchin', check the events below and DON'T SLEEP on the shit that is happening!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Happy Birthday, Michael Jackson!

Today would have been the King of Pop’s 53rd birthday. Sad face. Luckily we can still remember him and his music (and try to forget about those crazy years towards the end there). Every year around this time, DJ BMF gathers his friends for a proper commemoration, Phat ‘N Jazzy style. This year, the 3rd Annual Michael Jackson Tribute Party is this Friday, September 2, at The Social and features Gerry Williams and Swamburger to name a few. It’s always one of my favorite parties of the year, hands down. So dust off your fedoras and get ready to dance, shout and shake your body down to the ground.

Rest in peace, MJ. We <3 you!!!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Cee Lo Green: Free Show at Hard Rock Live

Yep, that’s right. Free. Cee Lo. Wednesday, September 7 at Hard Rock Live.

How? Those nice folks over at Samsung are sponsoring (yay!) and we’re reaping all the benefits. 750 tickets are available -- snag yours by visiting this link and entering your info and the promotion code SK4. The ticket will admit you plus one. Awesome town!!!

And before you judge Cee Lo on that “Forget You” radio song you’re so sick of hearing, just know his whole Lady Killer album is amazing. The man’s voice is like butter.

My fave song from the album: Wildflower.

And did you forget about Gnarls Barkley? Here’s the creepy-yet-accurate singing heart video.