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Awards

  • 2006 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published March 10, 2005

    "Ocean Thrive"

1999 Stories by Brett Sokol

Archives: 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999
  • Reverend Joe Is in the House

    published December 30, 1999

    Don't call Joe Claussell a DJ. "That's not who I am, I just like to play music," explains the New York City-based producer and, ah, player of... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published December 23, 1999

    Rock en español largely remains a promise, an unfulfilled aesthetic vision of Latin-American musicians merging their native grooves... More >>

  • Still Making Sense

    published December 16, 1999

    David Byrne -- singer, author, filmmaker, and record-label president -- is celebrated for many things, not the least of which is his own... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published December 16, 1999

    An all-too-rare sound filled the intimately lit space inside Timba the Monday before last, as saxophonist David Liebman and... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published December 9, 1999

    That cold snap blowing through Miami last week had less to do with Mother Nature than with the specter of José Garcia-Pedrosa returning... More >>

  • Monster Mashes, Graveyard Smashes

    published November 18, 1999

    The room is filled with screaming skulls, fiendishly grinning jack-o'-lanterns, skeletons hanging from the ceiling, and several Puppet... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published November 18, 1999

    You can take your pick of the many neo-fin-de-siècle gigs vying for millennium-worthy status, from the dueling downtown saccharine... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published November 11, 1999

    "Imagine rock music as a beached whale's carcass," suggests pop critic Simon Reynolds. "What seems like intense activity is really necrotic... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published November 4, 1999

    Here we go again: The Cuban-exile community has snapped to attention in anticipation of their latest battle, next weekend's concert... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published October 28, 1999

    Where have all the Mohawks gone? If you're looking for the perfect symbol of the aesthetic denouement of the underground punk scene, you... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published October 21, 1999

    It seemed absolutely fitting that the Los Van Van concert took place during the same week that the Justice Department finally released the... More >>

  • Carl Craig's Sci-Fi Jazz

    published October 14, 1999

    Jazz is a word currently being thrown around techno circles, primarily as a way of defending the merits of the form to incredulous critics.... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published October 14, 1999

    I was playing a show in Miami in the theater of divine comedy.... -- Bob Dylan, "Caribbean Wind" A tailgate party with... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published October 7, 1999

    "I feel sorry for the Cuban community in Miami. Because they have imposed on themselves by way of the Right, the same condition that Castro has... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published September 30, 1999

    Quaaludes, the aardvark of the drug world. -- Angela Carter There's a theory that the counterculture of the moment is... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published September 23, 1999

    Once again, the cultural commissars of Miami's Cuban-exile community have cracked their whips. The result: the embarrassing spectacle of... More >>

  • Better Living Through Chemistry

    published September 16, 1999

    Electronic dance music never completely conquered the United States, in part because the electronica revolution could not be televised. Ed Simons... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published September 16, 1999

    Miami finally received a tangible expression of the economic aftershocks of Ricky Martin mania and the newly ascendant Latin chic... More >>

  • Girl, They'll House You

    published September 9, 1999

    I am the creator and this is my house, and in my house there is only house music. But I am not so selfish, because once you enter my house it... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published September 9, 1999

    It's not easy being a hardcore punk band in Miami. Just ask Jason Deucifer, drummer for the local outfit Where Fear and Weapons... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published September 2, 1999

    Politics and pop music are rare bedfellows these days. Instead social consciousness finds itself comically channeled into spirituality, where... More >>

  • Cars That Go Boom

    published August 26, 1999

    Some music genres measure success with hit records, others with critical kudos. But in the world of bass, the sound of breaking glass can be the... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published August 26, 1999

    For anyone pondering the explosion of interest in Brazilian pop -- particularly David Byrne's tireless stumping on behalf of... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published August 19, 1999

    In true South Beach style, no matter how heated a recent three-hour meeting of the Washington Avenue Task Force got, few of the local club... More >>

  • Kulchur

    published August 12, 1999

    Think of Miami's current hip-hop scene and bass-influenced figures such as Trick Daddy and the expatriated J.T. Money come to mind,... More >>

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