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.
9 days ago | Concerts
Forgive the cliche, but Phoenix has risen once again, stronger than ever. This past weekend in Miami, they brought with them some truly dazzling fireworks to illuminate their return. The band hasn't yet released its forthcoming album, Ti Amo, due ...
10 days ago | Interviews
A definite path or set of circumstances leads most musicians to their sound. Miami’s Twelve’Len, who broke through to a national audience via his 2016 album, Fri(end)s, and its standout single, “Star Dust,” wears his influences, as well as on the ...
14 days ago | Culture
This Friday, the film Lowriders will debut on the big screen across the nation. Starring Gabriel Chavarria, best known for his leading role in East Los High; Theo Rossi of the Netflix series Luke Cage; and Desperate Housewi...
21 days ago | Interviews
A scene in Back to the Future shows Michael J. Fox getting knocked on his ass by a comically gigantic amp after playing a single power chord on his guitar. For crowds attending a live Deaf Poets show, it can sometimes feel like that scene is on lo...
30 days 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.
30 days 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...