Angel Melendez is an unabashed geek and a massive music nerd who happens to write words (and occasionally take photos) for Miami New Times. A graduate of Florida Atlantic University and an accomplished failure at two other universities, Angel is a lush and an insufferable know-it-all, and has way better taste in music than you. His wealth of useless knowledge concerning bands, film, and Batman is matched only by his embarrassingly large collection of Hawaiian shirts and onesies.
1 hour ago | Concerts
Prior to Friday night’s concert at the American Airlines Arena, we pit joint headliners Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull in a goofy, imaginary brawl. In the end, the Cuban-American rapper bested his Spanish counterpart. But in the real world, this pow...
2 days ago | Comedy
Dustin Diamond, better known to the TV viewing public as Screech, the doofy, nerdy sidekick on the hit '90s sitcom Saved by the Bell, attained a level of celebrity synonymous with an entire era of TV. Now he's bringing his standup comedy to Miami.
4 days ago | Concerts
Earlier this month, two of the most successful Spanish-language crossover artists in pop music teamed up for a powerhouse tour. Ageless heartthrob Enrique Iglesias and Mr. Worldwide, AKA Pitbull, on their third go-round together since 2012, are on...
10 days ago | Interviews
In 2015, Mexican singer-songwriter Natalia Lafourcade's sixth studio album, Hasta la Raiz, won five Latin Grammys, more than anyone else. Unlike some winners who let their trophies collect dust in a dark corner, Lafourcade proudly displays them.
17 days ago | Concerts
Stephan Jenkins has a connection to Miami that goes back two decades. He mixed his first record in South Beach with a producer who worked out of a hotel, a man he describes as a "big-shouldered Jersey tough guy." To say they didn't get on is being...
1 month ago | Interviews
Beach Day was the ideal name for a band from South Florida. Until it wasn’t. Typically, when a band feels a shift this major needs to occur, to rename the entirety of a project with years of time and effort already invested, it tends to be for one...