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  • Feast Your Ears

    published October 11, 2007

    In a city with no memory, few local bands are remembered by anyone except members and their friends. Even fewer are mourned by out-of-state... More >>

  • Lifting Heavy

    published October 11, 2007

    The rural Texas-based quintet Fair to Midland holds a platypus-rare distinction of sounding like pretty much no one else in rock music today.... More >>

  • Little Steven's coolest songs, vol. 3

    published Oct 09, 2007

    I love love love Little Steven, of his eponymous weekly syndicated Underground Garage radio show (and 24-hour station on Sirius!). (Locally, listen in on Sunday night/Monday morning from midnight to... More >>

  • Bang! Music Festival "Postponed"

    published Oct 08, 2007

    Everyone was atwitter about this year's edition of the Bang! Music festival, which started in 2005. On one hand, people were amped to see blabbermouth Kanye West and the recently reunited (sans James... More >>

  • CD Review: Ministry - 'The Last Sucker'

    published Oct 08, 2007

    Ministry The Last Sucker (13th Planet/Megaforce) If The Last Sucker is, as leader Al Jourgensen says, Ministry's swan song, fans are not left wanting. From the assault of opener "Let's Go," the alb... More >>

  • Interview: Slash! of Velvet Revolver

    published Oct 05, 2007

    Few people in rock need less of an introduction than Slash, the legendary former ax man for Guns N Roses who built that band's epic sound with his deft, but economical and sexy, riffage. Since 200... More >>

  • The Missing Piece

    published October 4, 2007

    The history of the sludgy, heavy rockers of Alice in Chains has been as misery-riddled as much of the band's music. Its sound owed less to punk... More >>

  • Plastiscines

    published October 4, 2007

    Much is made of Plastiscines' national origin, looks, and gender. Yes, zey are French, which gives them a sort of exotic cultural cachet that... More >>

  • Bringing It All Back Home

    published October 4, 2007

    As Jacob Miller tickled the ivories in the NBC studio, he couldn't help but look at the screen hanging above him. There was a fair-size crowd... More >>

  • The Vibrators

    published October 4, 2007

    The legendary Vibrators may be getting long in the tooth, but they're hardly short on energy and O.G. punk spirit. The quartet could school any... More >>

  • Matt White

    published October 4, 2007

    Matt White's story is truly a grassroots one, in both the prehistoric analog and 21st-century digital senses. After graduating from the... More >>

  • Last Night: The Slackers at Studio A

    published Oct 01, 2007

    The Slackers September 28, 2007 Studio A, Miami Better Than: That place with the good fried chicken with biscuits and gravy and all the fixin's The Slackers are all about democracy. After a few wis... More >>

  • Stomp beats the crap out of Mansion

    published Oct 01, 2007

    The cast of Stomp, that international theater hit starring a motley gang of percussive dancers, performed at Mansion this past Friday as a special addition to the show’s week-long stint at the Carni... More >>

  • Rilo Kiley Gets Deep... Sorta

    published Sep 28, 2007

    I like Rilo Kiley. I can’t help but groove to their country-inspired brand of indie rock loosely influenced by Straight Outta Compton, De La Soul, and The Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique. I find... More >>

  • Last Night: Dropkick Murphys at Revolution

    published Sep 26, 2007

    Dropkick Murphys w/ HorrorPops September 25, 2007 Revolution, Ft. Lauderdale Dropkick MurphysPhotos by Jamie Puntumkhul Better than: Three accidental fists to the face due to an ardently chanted Oi... More >>

  • 4 White Dudes in Tighty Whities = Suspension!

    published Sep 26, 2007

    Hey, sometimes there's no underestimating high school principals. Who knew a publicity snap of four skinny rockers could amount, in the eyes of one, to porn? The band in question: All Time Low, a po... More >>

  • Samuel L. Session Brings Dance Music Back to the Beach

    published September 27, 2007

    On the nightlife scene in Gothenburg, Sweden, you either go hard or go home. Over the summer, at least, this city of 900,000 could give Miami a... More >>

  • How Jason Got His Groove Back

    published September 27, 2007

    About two years ago Jason Tyler lost everything in a Chicago house fire, which was accidentally started by a superstar DJ and good friend. Then... More >>

  • Cleaveland Jones

    published September 27, 2007

    Cleaveland Jones is a band of mystery, insists its frontman and songwriter, named, also, Cleaveland Jones. "I don't mind it being a bit... More >>

  • Lust for House

    published September 27, 2007

    On a recent Tuesday night, house producer/DJ Ryan Raddon, a.k.a. Kaskade, is holed up in a Salt Lake City studio, ensconced in his latest... More >>

  • Dylan is a Big Girl Now

    published Sep 25, 2007

    Bob Dylan is the kind of iconic musician than breeds obsessive – and discerning – fans. It’s natural, then, that Dylan devotees would be split over I’m Not There, an experimental biographical ... More >>

  • Here's "Tecktonik," the latest French clubbing dance craze

    published Sep 24, 2007

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  • Interview: John Ralston

    published Sep 21, 2007

    Interview: John Ralston Born and bred in Lake Worth, John Ralston first hit the national music scene as the leader of Legends of Rodeo, a quartet that tended towards a sort of whiskey-soaked, on-th... More >>

  • Breaking: Mocean Worker at PS14 this Saturday!

    published Sep 20, 2007

    Miami fans of intelligent, funky grooves and beats: This edition of the weekly Switch dance party at PS14 is for you. The star of the evening? The DJ/producer born Adam Dorn, a.k.a. Mocean Worker, kno... More >>

  • Southridge Soulja Boy

    published Sep 19, 2007

    Due to the success of Soulja Boy’s hit single “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” and it’s accompanying dance -- which hit #1 of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart this September -- everyone from the whitest o... More >>

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