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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Mae Basiratmand


Florida Alligator
THE AVENUE  |  MUSIC

A hot minute with international mixer and DJ Avicii

Swedish-based disc jockey Avicii, also known by the names Tim Berg or Tom Hangs, will be hitting up Gainesville for "Avicii: Dance of the Dead 2011." Best known for his lyricized version of the song "Seek Bromance" and popular tunes "Levels" and "Fade Into Darkness," he infuses electronic synthetic tracks with vocals. At the ripe age of 22, he does not stray far in age from most of us college students but has seen the world and established a solid following. Fans are expected to come in full costume and be ready to dance and get rowdy. The Avenue spoke to the international sensation and got personal with the man behind the many masks.

THE AVENUE  |  MUSIC

Avenue sound check with the King of Dubstep: Bassnectar

Bassnectar stepped on the dubstep scene more than a decade ago, but only recently did the disc jockey begin wavering melodies and incessant bass that became the beats to college parties around the nation. Bassnectar (real name Lorin Ashton) is mostly known for his collaborations with other DJs and infusing his style with top-40 hits. Most recently, he performed to sold-out, large, hungry crowds at: Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Coachella and Electric Daisy Carnival Vegas.

Florida Alligator
THE AVENUE  |  LIFESTYLE

Spring Break Sexy: Realistic ways to look your best in two weeks

The sudden influx of people at the gym during the last week of February and spring break's rapid approach are not unrelated. Like every year, the sudden need for every girl to resemble a Victoria's Secret Angel or for all guys to have muscles protruding from their shirts goes hand-in hand with skin season. But rather than trying to drop 20 pounds in time for spring break or miraculously bench pressing 300 pounds without practice, try some of these simple (and realistic) tips to look and feel your best in just two weeks.

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