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2006 Stories by Alexandra Quiñones

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  • Empty the Bottle

    published December 28, 2006

    Partying, bathing suits, and beautiful women are often considered specialties of Brazil (although Miami comes in at a close second). Tonight you... More >>

  • Rockin’ with Isotopes

    published December 21, 2006

    Although reunion shows by the likes of the Cure and Violent Femmes do exist, you’ll most likely have to dish out a Jackson or two and settle... More >>

  • Sing Out, Sister

    published December 21, 2006

    Alcohol is sometimes called liquid courage. After a few shots or beers, stage fright just melts away, along with sobriety. This is where the fun... More >>

  • Ivy Has Your Poison

    published December 14, 2006

    It is easy for those not familiar with Miami’s massive territory to assume that anything not hugging a beach is a boring suburb. But even... More >>

  • Dinner and Dancing in a Snap

    published December 7, 2006

    Microwave dinners and reruns of Friends are convenient, but one can take only so much precooked chicken and Joey Tribbiani one-liners.... More >>

  • We Like the Spin Cycle

    published December 7, 2006

    Alcohol and girls in wet wifebeaters were once considered a frat boy's forte. But it's a new day, and Laundry Bar is celebrating a woman's desire... More >>

  • Leaps and Bounds

    published November 23, 2006

    On a steamy Saturday night at Wynwood bar Bullfrog Eatz, a band prepared to perform. The members of Secret Identity stood patiently, respective... More >>

  • Disposable Thumbs

    published November 23, 2006

    Zach Lewis has experienced the intense scrutiny that accompanies performing a one-man show. With a laptop and an electric guitar as his only... More >>

  • Riddims and Blue Skies

    published November 23, 2006

    The turkey has been devoured, your in-laws have finally hit the road, and most important, you survived the first wave of holiday madness. What... More >>

  • Ugly Betty Stays Home

    published November 16, 2006

    Beauty might be only skin deep, but a great personality isn't going to get you in the door of that ritzy club. When the sun sets, doormen... More >>

  • Get Cozy with Cocktails

    published November 9, 2006

    It is possible to have too much of a good thing. Here in Miami, all of that sun will damage your skin, the heat can leave embarrassing sweat... More >>

  • The Detroit Cobras

    published November 2, 2006

    Detroit is known for producing its share of renowned musicians. Rock-star bad-asses Alice Cooper and Iggy Pop and Motown legends the Temptations... More >>

  • Raw B Jae and the Liquid Funk

    published October 26, 2006

    Indulgence in all things retro has almost always been a modern staple of cool, and Raw B Jae and the Liquid Funk are no exception. For more than a... More >>

  • Putumayo CD-Release Party

    published October 19, 2006

    Putumayo's reach is truly global. What began as a clothing line has morphed into a world music label that for more than ten years has been... More >>

  • Triskaidekaphobia Be Damned!

    published October 12, 2006

    It is not often that the most superstitious day of the year happens during the spookiest month of the year. Jason Voorhees? Michael Meyers?... More >>

  • Jive Collective

    published October 5, 2006

    The Miami jazz fusion circuit has become somewhat of a phenomenon. Although the genre has existed since the Sixties, a noticeable surge in horns... More >>

  • The New Boys in Town

    published October 5, 2006

    Sanalejo, a seven-piece band from Colombia, is topping charts, winning awards, and breaking hearts. Even if you don’t speak Spanish,... More >>

  • Aberdeen City

    published September 28, 2006

    Indie-rock quartet Aberdeen City's sound is not particularly unique but perfectly appropriate for a rainy day. The group gained notoriety in... More >>

  • The Square Egg

    published September 28, 2006

    The Square Egg is taking urban music from Cristal-sipping, club-banging hits that make you grind, to smooth, soulful poems that make you think.... More >>

  • Out of This World

    published September 28, 2006

    As appealing as a rowdy, dressed-down night at a local sports bar can be, sometimes you just want to put on heels and go all out. But even some of... More >>

  • We Are Scientists and Art Brut

    published September 21, 2006

    Yet another band of floppy-haired, earnest-looking Brooklyn boys, We Are Scientists truly broke out of the Williamsburg scene ghetto this year... More >>

  • Shakira

    published September 14, 2006

    To the sheltered gringo, daydreams of Colombia conjure up images of picturesque beaches, tan women, and topnotch nose candy. The fantasy... More >>

  • Let's Get Funked Up

    published September 14, 2006

    Sometimes dancing to the same Top 40 hits every week at your club of choice can get a bit stale. Sure, there’s a reason those tracks top the... More >>

  • Philanthropic Brewmeisters

    published September 14, 2006

    Hurricanes, weddings, three-day weekends. People will use just about any excuse to get drunk. But thanks to the CHARLEE Benefit Tapping... More >>

  • The Quakes

    published September 7, 2006

    Combine the grandeur and rockabilly twang of Texas with the attitude and speed of punk, and the result is a bastard child known as psychobilly.... More >>

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