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.
15 hours ago | Film and TV
Down the street from the bums on Brickell and around the corner from Blackbird Ordinary, there is a gleaming, chrome and concrete monolith poised to transform one of the more blighted and ignored areas of downtown.
16 hours ago | Interviews
The Latin music industry is booming, and technology may be responsible for this trend. Currently, seven out of the top 20 music videos on the YouTube Billboard Chart are Spanish-language songs or feature a Latin artist. What does that mean? How ab...
17 hours ago | Miami Music
Following a tragic 2016, Surfer Blood's John Paul Pitts is learning to chill out. For many people in the United States, 2016 was a shit year. For John Paul Pitts, frontman and vocalist of Surfer Blood, it was an especially rough 12 months. Last Ma...
12 days ago | Concerts
Much like Super Bowl Sunday (and the Hangover Monday that follows), April 20 — or 4/20 — has become an unofficial holiday. Employees will call in sick and students will skip classes. It’s a national day of stoned joy resulting from the now-mainstr...
13 days ago | Interviews
Lake Worth’s Everymen is a difficult band to pin down. Their sound is an amalgamation of attitudes and instruments that can best be described as "folk-punk" but that transcends both of those genres. It’s a sound they’ve tirelessly shared on tour w...
16 days ago | Concerts
It finally happened, and it took only five years. Tortuga Music Festival, selling out once again, set a record for attendance this past weekend. More than 100,000 people filed through the gates of the country-music beach party. Held annually on Fo...