This Halloween, indie space the Bubble (810 NE Fourth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale) will again be Broward's hub for local art and rawkin' local bands. Some of the bands/acts include:
Sweet Bronco: Largely the solo project of Chris Horgan, Sweet Bronco delivers the kind of lyric-centric, expressive folk reminiscent of early '90s indie. Literate, authentic, and self-aware (in a great way), Sweet Bronco sparkles with heart-on-sleeve poetics.
Dooms De Pop: Bubble co-founder Garo Gallo's rock trio Dooms De Pop used to be a prog-noise act, but it has recently transitioned to a more, say, "experimental" alternative rock sound. The members still take risks, they just aren't afraid of a little melody.
Trav: Fort Lauderdale singer-songwriter Trav fuses pop hooks with semi-angsty vocals, and writes tunes that are one part quirk-folk, one part angst, and one part philosophy. Check out his "Sex Gender Song," which is inspired by Judith Butler's Gender Trouble and which he wrote as part of a final exam for a college philosophy class.
Flees: Elyse Perez fronts the band. That should be enough. But if you're not familiar with the fabulous front woman, she fronts thrash group Flees. The band plays old-school, adrenaline-shot punk during which her screams reverberate through your body between her intermittent beer guzzling. Flees makes you remember why you loved punk in the first place.
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Other performers include singer-songwriter Alex Nelson, Doersam, Fantastic Amazing, and Holy Terrors front man Rob Elba.