The hardest part about booking Friday's concert at Hollywood's Native Florida Tap Room and Music Hall, a night dubbed "The Last Schmaltz," had nothing to do with the event's symbolic value: a nonserious sendoff for longtime South Florida bar owner, bassist and local-music champion Kilmo Doome (real name: Carl Pacillo).
It was the damn spelling of the word "schmaltz." Was there a "c" in it or wasn't there?
"A couple of my bandmates are graphic designers, and they apparently can't spell," says organizer Steven Toth, who fronts veteran noisemakers Mr. Entertainment (that's him) and the Pookiesmackers. They will perform Friday night. "Kilmo doesn't want us to raise a big stink about him, but he's like the Donald 'Duck' Dunn of South Florida, a guy who held it together with blues and funk."
On his Facebook page Wednesday, Doome, a Hollywood resident who operated Oakland Park's Alligator Alley before opening Native Florida in early 2012, posted a status update: "I'm relocating to New Orleans, where music and culinary opportunities have beckoned me for years. I will continue to perform and produce some music events in South Florida."
Also celebrating Doome will be the Shark Valley Sisters (with singer-guitarist Rob Elba, formerly of the Holy Terrors, and drummer Fausto Figueredo, formerly of Load), Americana legend Charlie Pickett and indie-rock act Shaved Hamster.
Native Florida Tap Room will close for good on Sunday.
"The Last Schmaltz" will begin 9 p.m. Friday at Native Florida Tap Room and Music Hall, 2006 Hollywood Blvd., in Hollywood. Admission is free. Call 954-399-9302 or go to NativeFlorida.net.