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2004 Stories by Abel Folgar

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  • Shemekia Copeland

    published December 30, 2004

    Often compared to the great Koko Taylor, twentysomething Shemekia Copeland is a powerhouse singer who blends aspects of funk blues, R&B, and... More >>

  • Busting Loose

    published December 23, 2004

    If 2004 proved anything to anyone, it is that this damn city can still rock. And we're talking rock in its many forms. Some young kids picked... More >>

  • Oly

    published November 25, 2004

    Months after relocating to the Windy City and finalizing the details on her forthcoming EP, A Hot Hooray, local electro-pop/indie diva Oly,... More >>

  • Billy Sun Ray Trio

    published November 18, 2004

    The winter season often makes everything better for Floridians who've had it with the nine months of summer. Welcome the cool weather with a... More >>

  • Reggae Tuesdays

    published November 4, 2004

    Remember the seedy raunchiness of Coconut Grove's Hungry Sailor and how cool it was to sit in its dark environs and guzzle ice-cold Red Stripes to... More >>

  • Jacques Chirock

    published November 4, 2004

    Tired of paying an $8 cover charge to get into a nightclub and drink $6 beers? One cool alternative is Jacques Chirock Fridays, a new party over... More >>

  • Wrangler Brutes

    published November 4, 2004

    Wrangler Brutes is a thrash supergroup that makes a racket reminiscent of Japanese hypercore/power violence acts such as Slight Slappers and... More >>

  • Never Mind Mariel, Here's The Eat

    published October 28, 2004

    On September 21, 1996, I turned nineteen years old. The night was hot and muggy. The streets of Little Haiti still glowed from the light afternoon... More >>

  • Number 3 Pencils

    published October 7, 2004

    2004 continues to be an exhilarating year for local music. The Number 3 Pencils's first EP, Delicate Subjects, is the newest entry to this... More >>

  • Broken Fist

    published September 30, 2004

    It's a humid September night at Dick Whiskey and Adam Cheef's house, a two-story, three-bedroom rental in a Kendall townhouse complex. The two... More >>

  • Punk Voter Showcase

    published September 23, 2004

    The last presidential election convinced the nation that our fair state is populated by hanging-chad, clueless morons. We've fallen so out of... More >>

  • The Delegates

    published September 9, 2004

    Churchill's is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a monthlong series of concerts, and most nights this September feature all kinds of... More >>

  • Humbert

    published August 19, 2004

    Humbert's follow-up to its 1999 self-titled disc is a pop gem. Mature and sensitive, the eleven tracks of Plant the Trees Closer Together... More >>

  • Boston Punk Rock Tribute Show

    published August 19, 2004

    Boston birthed some of the most influential groups of the hardcore scene. Gang Green, a founding father of East Coast hardcore, was one such band.... More >>

  • Young Jazz Giants

    published August 12, 2004

    The Young Jazz Giants is proof positive that community outreach programs do, in fact, pay funky dividends. Mentored by the legendary jazz drummer... More >>

  • Monster Mash

    published July 8, 2004

    Thirty-eight-year-old Jersey City, New Jersey native George Van Orsdel likes to think that he has learned a thing or two. At first glance George... More >>

  • Hungry Goths

    published June 3, 2004

    The Kendall-area home of Harry Varela is framed by the backdrop of the balcony's sliding glass door as he points at a cramped corner of the dining... More >>

  • Are Crumbs

    published March 4, 2004

    Singer-guitarist Raf Classic of the Crumbs, South Florida's most fiercely followed three-chord, four-member punk band, shrugs while slugging down... More >>

  • Holy Terrors

    published February 19, 2004

    The Holy Terrors' This Is What It Sounds Like When You're Dead is equal parts retrospective and new album. All of the tracks from their... More >>

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