*Let's not forget Radio-Active Records holding it down in Fort Lauderdale. These must be super time-consuming to prepare, but the shop has started posting exhaustive weekly updates (complete with album art!) of its music shipments. Now you can cop that new Bleach reissue.
*A couple weeks old, but worth checking out. At the Roofless Records site, a free download of a demo by Rare Fruit. It's a side project of Space Voodoo Crystal, from Miami. (It's okay to not have heard of them, they seem to be a new act on that Night-of-Weirds-type scene). While the latter is kind of hip-hop (kind of), Rare Fruit is more of an acoustic-meets-ambient-soundscape kind of thing. Well, check out the six tracks for yourself and then try on your own to explain it in a way that makes sense. BTW, Roofless Records is putting on a little in-store at Sweat on November 14; click here to check out the flyer.