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The Garbage Men graduate

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Garbage Men

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The locally loved and nationally-recognized Garbage Men are going their separate ways in the fall but not without a proper graduation bash. On Saturday, the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center will host a performance by the band before the guys go off to college. The Garbage Men met while attending Pine View School and the band started performing in 2010 after Jack Berry built his first guitar from a recycled cereal box and an old yardstick. Drummer Ollie Gray then had the idea to form a band that played music exclusively on instruments made from trash.

Major advocates of recycling and re-purposing, The Garbage Men have have been featured on national programs such as CNN's “Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien” and  NPR's “Science Friday.” While Berry and Gray will be staying in Sarasota to attend New College, Harrison Paparatto (sax, trombone and violin) will head to Gainesville to attend the University Of Florida, Evan Tucker (bass) to University of Central Florida in Orlando and Austin Siegel (chromatic percussion) to Illinois to attend Northwestern University.

8 p.m. Saturday; Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, 525 Kumquat, Sarasota; $7 (advance); $10 (at the door); 894-6469; wslr.org.

Last modified: June 12, 2014
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