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  • Black Tide Loses a Member

    published Sep 03, 2008

    At last night's show at Revolution, my first thought on seeing local metal sensations Black Tide take the stage was, "WTF? Where is Alex Nuñez?" In the curly-maned second guitarist's place was some... More >>

  • Torche

    published September 4, 2008

    It's been a banner year for half-Miami/half-Atlanta-based (wahhh!) quartet Torche. The release of the band's second full-length album,... More >>

  • Mad Martigan and the Furious Dudes

    published September 4, 2008

    Real-deal rock-and-fucking-roll returns to usually buttoned-up South Miami this weekend, thanks to a new direction of musical programming at... More >>

  • Electric Bunnies Win MOCA's August Battle of the Bands

    published Sep 02, 2008

    Last week I wrote a little run-down of the acts who would be playing the Museum of Contemporary Art's last summer battle of the bands, which took place last Thursday night. Well, a winner's been anno... More >>

  • The Weekend in Live Music, Labor Day Edition

    published Aug 29, 2008

    Tonight, Friday, August 29 *The big deal for scruffy indie lovers tonight is My Morning Jacket at the Fillmore Miami Beach. Some people say they're the best live band ever -- hyperbole? You decide. ... More >>

  • Tasting the Denny's Rockstar Menu

    published Aug 29, 2008

    A couple of months ago, I took a little pleasure in debating the possibilities of the new "Rockstar Menu" announced by Denny's. Read that piece to get all the details -- but in a nutshell, the 24-hour... More >>

  • Peasants with Feathers Comes to Roost at PS14

    published August 28, 2008

    The first time I saw Armando Santelices, the noisy experimental sound artist known as Peasants with Feathers, he was almost invisible under a... More >>

  • Handicapping the Last MoCA Battle of the Bands

    published August 28, 2008

    As the summer draws to a close, so too does the Museum of Contemporary Art's exhibition "Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since... More >>

  • Peter Beste's Heavy-Metal Warriors Are Cool

    published August 21, 2008

    Consider the band that once performed in Poland surrounded by impaled sheep heads, later unleashing a literal bloodbath of the fluid collected... More >>

  • Fall of Olympus

    published August 21, 2008

    This four-piece outfit is not to be confused with, oh, Walls of Jericho, or Fall of Troy, or any number of the other heavy acts out there with... More >>

  • Q&A with Martijn Ten Velden, Appearing at Set this Sunday

    published Aug 15, 2008

    Martijn Ten Velden performs at Set on Sunday. First dabbling in hip-hop during his teen years in the late Eighties, Martijn Ten Velden delved into the house music scene in the Nineties, quickly prov... More >>

  • Last Night: Rodrigo y Gabriela at the Fillmore Miami Beach

    published Aug 14, 2008

    Rodrigo y Gabriela Wednesday, August 13 The Fillmore Miami Beach Better Than: The smooth-jazz pap often foisted upon "world music" fans. The Review: "Feel free to do crazy shit, encouraged Gabriel... More >>

  • Tonight in Live Music: Thursday, August 14

    published Aug 14, 2008

    *Not live, per se, but a special DJ event: check out B-more's Dave Nada at tonight's edition of Money$hot at the Vagabond. Click here to read more about him, and click here to check out a Pitbull remi... More >>

  • Q&A: Rodrigo y Gabriela, Live Tonight at the Fillmore Miami Beach

    published Aug 13, 2008

    Rodrigo y Gabriela's video for "Diablo Rojo" Can acoustic guitars sound heavy? Five minutes of the Mexican duo Rodrigo y Gabriela will prove that the answer is, definitely. Ex-thrash-metallers turne... More >>

  • Dave Nada and DJ Craze

    published August 14, 2008

    Money $hot, the neon-and-shades-heavy Thursday-night throwdown at The Vagabond, continues its romance with all things Baltimore this week by... More >>

  • Matthew Dear: Spectral Shapeshifter

    published August 14, 2008

    Matthew Dear is one of the electronic music scene's most chameleonic, now-you-see-him-now-you-don't figures. Much like the namesake phantoms of... More >>

  • Joy Division Lives On Through 3 One G

    published August 14, 2008

    Last Friday's performance at The Vagabond by 3 One G, the Winter Haven-based Joy Division tribute band, was jammed to the rafters. Surprisingly... More >>

  • Last Night: 3 One G at the Vagabond

    published Aug 11, 2008

    3 One G Friday, August 8, 2008 The Vagabond, Miami Last Friday's performance at the Vagabond by 3 One G, the Winter Haven-based Joy Division tribute band, was jammed to the rafters. Surprisingly high... More >>

  • Pitchfork Gives Torche's Meanderthal an 8.2

    published Aug 08, 2008

    It's been a swell few months for Torche, since the release this April of its second full-length (and Hydra Head debut), Meanderthal. The record's garnered raves from the likes of Spin and the Britis... More >>

  • The Weekend in Live Music, August 8 - 10

    published Aug 08, 2008

    Friday, August 8: *Florida's only working Joy Division tribute act, 3 One G, plays at the Vagabond. You sort of have to be a superfan to care, but JD superfans are legion, so you should click here to... More >>

  • Another Craigslist Musician Ad Roundup

    published Aug 06, 2008

    It's time for another roundup of the fruits of lurking on Craigslist's South Florida musician ads. As always, bands, if you're looking to fill up a lineup and want an extra shout-out for your ad, e-ma... More >>

  • A Joyful Noise

    published August 7, 2008

    "So I'm about to call up Peter Hook and hopefully also talk to Ian Curtis," I recently told two friends. "That's amaaaazing," they... More >>

  • Tonight in Live Music, Wednesday, August 6

    published Aug 06, 2008

    Today, a former prison guard (who won't admit it) gives back to his old 'hood in Miami, spacey nu-prog rockers touch down in Ft. Lauderdale, and two top-notch weekly events keep on keeping on. -- Ari... More >>

  • Clocks Are Devils

    published August 7, 2008

    Miami trio Clocks Are Devils has been playing together since 2006, according to the band's website bio. But it now joins the ranks of other... More >>

  • Deadmau5

    published August 7, 2008

    Deadmau5 is doubtless one of dance music's golden boys. The 27-year-old Ontario-based producer dominated the last edition of Winter Music... More >>

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