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2007 Stories by Arielle Castillo

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  • Return of the Boom Bap

    published August 2, 2007

    Miami hip-hop heads, you've been waitin' and debatin' for oh so long. Saturday it's finally here — the local stop of the Rock the Bells... More >>

  • Green Velvet

    published August 2, 2007

    In true space-age, dance music-weirdness style, Green Velvet was birthed as the alter ego of an alter ego: that of Cajmere, a.k.a. Curtis Alan... More >>

  • Crazy Good

    published July 26, 2007

    Life Unscripted, the second full-length from Miami hip-hop stalwart Garcia, is technically a solo album. But speak to the man for a just... More >>

  • JDH and Dave P's Go Commando Tour

    published July 26, 2007

    New York City's Josh Houtkin and Dave Pianka, a.k.a. JDH and Dave P, have been making the smarter cool kids dance for a few years now at their... More >>

  • Celia Cruz Tribute Night

    published July 26, 2007

    The Tu Madre party, Thursdays at Cameo, holds the rare distinction of being one of the most unique club nights in Miami. Seriously. It's... More >>

  • Raging Geisha

    published July 26, 2007

    Raging Geisha's frontwoman, Erica Sommer, is all about manipulating contrasts. There's the inherent contradiction of her band's name. There's... More >>

  • Living on Video

    published July 26, 2007

    Somewhere in Nowheresville, possibly California, a sleek black sportscar hurtles along a desolate highway flanked by sand, tumbleweeds, and... More >>

  • Last Night: Beyonce at the BankAtlantic Center

    published Jul 23, 2007

    Photo by Santiago Felipe Beyonce July 22, 2007 BankAtlantic Center Better Than: Hating. You gotta love it. The Review: Blue-eyed soulster Robin Thicke was just finishing up his set when I walk... More >>

  • CD Review: Tegan & Sara - 'The Con'

    published Jul 23, 2007

    Tegan & Sara The Con (Vapor/Sire) The musical output of Canadian twins inevitably carries with it a vaguely alien air. One can just imagine Tegan & Sara in Montreal and Vancouver, respectively, en... More >>

  • Warped Weekend

    published July 19, 2007

    The Vans Warped Tour, that all-day extravaganza of punkish rock bands, extreme sports, and alternative youth lifestyle branding, turns lucky 13... More >>

  • Last Night: the Police at Dolphin Stadium

    published Jul 11, 2007

    Photo by Jeffrey Delannoy Better Than: Every other large-scale concert of the year so far. The Review: Believe the hype. It’s not often I’ll say that. But last night’s Dolphin Stadium st... More >>

  • Undercover Boy Wonder

    published July 12, 2007

    A grinding bass line boomed as the lights came up on the baby-faced DJ, his white polo shirt collar popped and his black cap tipped sideways.... More >>

  • Kristeenyoung

    published July 12, 2007

    The first time Kristine Young, frontwoman for, um, Kristeenyoung, was summoned to meet Morrissey, she was summarily ejected from his Rome... More >>

  • The 69 Eyes

    published July 5, 2007

    Ah, Finland. Frozen tundra of absolute mystery. The country that even the rest of Scandinavia makes fun of. The place whose most recent major... More >>

  • Bonde do Rolê

    published July 5, 2007

    In ice-cool genre-mashup circles, Brazil is the de rigueur frontier for new hard-hitting, urban-sexy dance beats. Bonde do Rolê, hailing from C... More >>

  • Diego Jinkus

    published July 5, 2007

    Though South Florida guitarist/singer/songwriter Diego Jinkus's debut full-length is self-released, it sounds professional, capturing a jam-heavy... More >>

  • A Little More Respect

    published July 5, 2007

    For a onetime habitué of late-night discos, Vince Clarke sure is an early bird. At 11:00 a.m. on a recent Friday, he's up and alert-sounding over t... More >>

  • Guns 'n' Bombs

    published June 28, 2007

    It's a straight-up L.A. invasion of Miami this weekend. The attack on Friday's edition of the weekly Revolver party comes from the the tag team... More >>

  • From L.A. with Love in Miami

    published June 28, 2007

    Miami and Los Angeles, they're not so different. On the obvious tip, there's all the bling and the pneumatic bodies on balmy beaches. On the... More >>

  • Rabbit in the Moon

    published June 28, 2007

    If you've dipped your toes in the waters of the Florida rave scene during the past, oh, fifteen years, you've probably collected some warm, fuzzy... More >>

  • Up from the Gutter

    published June 28, 2007

    "You need input to get output," Jesse Malin insists during a scarce private moment on the pool deck of a Salt Lake City hotel. Over a cracking... More >>

  • Last Night: Issac Delgado at the Knight Center

    published Jun 24, 2007

    Issac Delgado June 23, 2007 Knight Center An energetic and from-the-heart Cuban rumbón broke out Saturday night as a delirious and receptive crowd welcomed one of the island's grandest and most inno... More >>

  • The Horrors

    published June 21, 2007

    While the rest of hipsterdom in their native London was going flashy neon, the Horrors did what any endearingly bratty, contrary children would... More >>

  • Pelican

    published June 21, 2007

    On its third album, this Chicago quartet continues its quest to incorporate the best bits of shoegaze, stoner rock, and heavy music -- and then... More >>

  • Last Night: Battles at Studio A

    published Jun 19, 2007

    Photo by Jeffrey Delannoy Battles June 18, 2007 Studio A Better Than: Sitting inside, listening to the evening’s torrential rain, and pulling bong hits by yourself. Openers Dance, Jenny have l... More >>

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