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  • The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players

    published December 14, 2006

    The Trapp Family Singers had the sound of music. The Partridges, well, they just wanted everyone to get happy. The Carpenters? More sunshiny stuff... More >>

  • Dream On, White Girl

    published December 14, 2006

    As punk rock began its path of destruction westward from its English birthplace, it arguably gravitated to three poles, each with its attendant... More >>

  • Sylvain Sylvain and Sam Yaffa

    published December 7, 2006

    A year ago the New York Dolls performed at Art Loves Music, the free concert on the sand that's part of the official opening-night festivities for... More >>

  • Velvet Gold Mine

    published November 30, 2006

    After how many permutations in lineup and how many trips around the nostalgia circuit does a band remain, well, itself? The Rolling Stones, of... More >>

  • Royal Pain

    published November 23, 2006

    Every couple of years there's a new buzzword for urban underground music from the United Kingdom. In the Nineties, it was drum 'n' bass, trip-hop,... More >>

  • LY's LY's LY's, Yeah

    published November 16, 2006

    They are festive, bright knit garments in solid colors or, at their jazziest, maybe an animal print. Their most distinguishing characteristic,... More >>

  • be your own PET

    published November 2, 2006

    The laws of music journalism state that when a precociously good new band comes along, one must harp on the members' ages. So, okay, blah blah... More >>

  • Tech Itch

    published November 2, 2006

    It's official: Laundry Bar is single-handedly fomenting a local drum 'n' bass revival. Recent weeks have seen DJ sets by kings of the genre like... More >>

  • King Britt

    published October 26, 2006

    Old-school house heads know King Britt for early-Nineties smash dance hits like "Tribal Confusion," coauthored with Josh Wink in 1993, as well as... More >>

  • Taught to Be Taut

    published October 26, 2006

    Taught to Be Taut Ska. Go ahead, laugh if you will. Much like a current genre label of the same length... More >>

  • The Waterford Landing

    published October 19, 2006

    The Waterford Landing was voted Best Pop Band in this year's New Times "Best of Miami" issue. In 2005 it was selected as a Personal Best,... More >>

  • The Rare Birds

    published October 5, 2006

    Gregg Foreman, the mastermind behind the shifting musical lineup that performs as the Rare Birds, is indeed an exotic specimen in Miami. Under the... More >>

  • Seven Star

    published October 5, 2006

    Another rising star from the Botanica del Jibaro collective, Seven Star gives a taste of his upcoming full-length with this rallying cry for... More >>

  • Ladytron

    published October 5, 2006

    After a couple of quiet years following the success of its sophomore album, Light and Magic, Ladytron has resurfaced in a surprising flurry... More >>

  • One Self

    published September 28, 2006

    Since a change of ownership late last year, South Beach stalwart Laundry Bar has retooled itself as a tucked-away last bastion of underground... More >>

  • Electric Six and the Blue Van

    published September 28, 2006

    Electric Six probably shouldn't be taken seriously, because it's obvious the bandmates themselves don't: They go by pseudonyms like Dick Valentine... 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 >>

  • Ladytron

    published September 14, 2006

    It might well be the apocalypse if Ladytron is finally coming to Miami, and for the band's first appearance in Florida, no less. The members of... More >>

  • AK1200

    published September 14, 2006

    From the halcyon days of Florida's fin-de-siècle rave scene to the menthol-slathered, glitter-trailing set, AK1200 was the king of drum 'n' bass. A d... More >>

  • The Presets

    published September 14, 2006

    The last time discerning ears turned toward Australia for the Next Big Hip Thing was for the gonzo garage-rock of the now-disbanded Vines. The... More >>

  • Marqui Adora

    published August 24, 2006

    If you're a follower of the local hipster club scene, you've probably heard of Marqui Adora. But you've probably rarely, if ever, actually seen... More >>

  • L.A. Symphony and Real Life Dialect

    published August 17, 2006

    Active for almost ten years, L.A. Symphony comprises a core of five MCs backed by a rotating cast of DJs and producers. Despite the group's... More >>

  • OC and the Juggaknots

    published August 17, 2006

    Hailing from the Bronx, the Juggaknots first made waves in the mid-Nineties New York scene with appearances on famed DJ Bobbito Garcia's radio... More >>

  • Elefant

    published May 4, 2006

    Elefant's Diego Garcia definitely ripped a page from the Morrissey book when he crafted both his songs and public persona. Like Morrissey, the... More >>

  • Andrea Echeverri

    published April 27, 2006

    One of the better skeins spun by Andrea Echeverri — Colombian enchantress and singer for that country's alt-folk-rock sensations... More >>

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