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2004 Stories by Humberto Guida

Archives: 2004 | 2003 | 2002
  • Construction Funkshion

    published April 8, 2004

    FRI 4/9 Riddled with cost overruns and delays, the new Miami Performing Arts Center is far from finished and already it has been... More >>

  • Abbey Road

    published April 1, 2004

    I've been living next to the Abbey Brewing Company for eight months, and I never knew it. Like a lot of people, when told about the neat... More >>

  • Showing Off

    published March 25, 2004

    If dads in the Midwest knew what some of their daughters were doing on South Beach, their meta-seismic cardiac arrests would cause tidal waves... More >>

  • Pookied Out

    published March 18, 2004

    I woke up in a strange bed last week on Wednesday, surrounded by empty baggies, wondering where the last five days of my life went. That's... More >>

  • DJ Petting Zoo

    published March 11, 2004

    Unlike rock and hip-hop stars, dance music's biggest names aren't shy about mixing it up with the fans. Perhaps because of the ego-free... More >>

  • Blow Up or Bust

    published March 4, 2004

    It takes a lot of work for DBJ to get his records out to the club. First he loads eight metal cases, carrying about 7000 records in all, from the... More >>

  • Mansion Meets Hype

    published March 4, 2004

    The old, supposedly cursed spot at 1235 Washington Ave. is back in black. Gerry Kelly and Noah Lazes sold what was then Level to the Opium... More >>

  • SoBe Suckers DesDis

    published February 26, 2004

    Beloved underground scenesters bolting for shark-infested, mainstream waters in hopes of bigger and better things is part of a perpetual cycle.... More >>

  • Bouncer Bully

    published February 19, 2004

    When a young woman trying to retrieve a friend from behind the velvet rope is pushed around, called a "bitch" by a bouncer, then handcuffed and... More >>

  • Fiery Footwork

    published February 19, 2004

    You hear it in contemporary pop songs like Missy Elliott's "Work It" and Iconz's "Get Crunked Up." You see it in modern dance steps: the swirling... More >>

  • State of Address

    published February 12, 2004

    Gerry Kelly and Maxwell Blandford have returned to the playful sass they've always been known for with the launch of State. The club... More >>

  • Ready, Set, Wreck

    published February 5, 2004

    The stage is set at a shadowy intersection in a North Miami neighborhood. This is the meeting place for a group of young people characterized by a... More >>

  • Felt Up

    published February 5, 2004

    When I heard Fritz "e" Romeus was taking over a billiards bar, I was afraid to ask what role pool cues and balls would serve in his... More >>

  • Bass Wars

    published January 29, 2004

    The electro-bass underground scene continues to tease with periodic parties that blow up like waifers. You know, first you're peaking... More >>

  • Disturbing the Dead

    published January 22, 2004

    Most revelers at an Art Miami Wreck 2 party in the now-infamous Rectangle ArtSpace on January 10 were completely unaware that... More >>

  • Fast Laughs

    published January 22, 2004

    So the senseless wit of improvisational comedy isn't always as funny as rehearsed routines? At least nobody's wasting time writing it. And in... More >>

  • Paparazzi Propaganda

    published January 15, 2004

    An anonymous e-mail that was sent out to dozens of clubs and publications last week is causing quite a stir. Apparently somebody has it in for... More >>

  • Snow Bunnies

    published January 15, 2004

    Michael Robbins, Justin Levine, and Perry Sasson (still the smoothest name in nightlife) of Empire Events -- or, as other... More >>

  • Utter Trash

    published January 15, 2004

    FRI 1/16 Some wimp requests information about John Waters's film Pink Flamingos on an Internet bulletin board. "I want... More >>

  • Dropping the Ball

    published January 8, 2004

    Chasing down Alejandro Ferllen. That's what I was doing as the ball dropped on the New Year. It wasn't for an interview or to say hello. I... More >>

  • Good Life

    published January 1, 2004

    There was something fun to do every week in 2003. Although there were still things to fret about, much more went right. Aside from the Eighties... More >>

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