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2006 Stories by Jake Nelson

Archives: 2007 | 2006
  • Mammal Matters

    published November 23, 2006

    The singer/guitarist/bass player for punk-rock band Animals of the Arctic, Ricardo Guerrero, is stripping onstage at the Pawn Shop Lounge. As... More >>

  • Herbieman

    published September 14, 2006

    Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Gervasio Goris, a.k.a. Herbieman, writes on his MySpace page of how he came to Miami in 2005 on a 42-foot... More >>

  • Ralph Falcon

    published September 14, 2006

    At sixteen years old, Miami native DJ Ralph Falcon had already identified himself as an emerging house artist, quickly earning a record deal with... More >>

  • The Bad Jazz!

    published September 7, 2006

    Over the past fifteen years, pianist and composer Ethan Iverson has played in a tango band, directed a prestigious New York dance group, and... More >>

  • Sammy Figueroa and His Latin Jazz Explosion

    published September 7, 2006

    There's a long list of big names percussionist Sammy Figueroa has played with, including Miles Davis, David Bowie, and Mariah Carey. Born in... More >>

  • Papal Sugar

    published August 31, 2006

    Eight years ago, pop-punk rockers the Smoking Popes found themselves signed to Capitol Records, opening for diverse acts such as the Goo Goo... More >>

  • Soul Oddity

    published August 31, 2006

    A side project of Miami hip-hop group Phoenicia, Soul Oddity fuses Detroit electro with Miami bass funk to create a sound that, if anything, is... More >>

  • Dousing the Fire

    published August 31, 2006

    When Bryant Castro’s indie-rock band had trouble finding a solid gig in Miami, he decided to start his own. Luckily he knew the right bands... More >>

  • The Young Ones

    published August 24, 2006

    Sitting in the apartment that Modernage lead singer Mario Giancarlo shares with guitarist Xavier Alexander, you wouldn't get the impression you... More >>

  • Rhett y Los Borrachos Empeņados

    published August 24, 2006

    Classifying themselves as a retro-Latino act, Rhett y Los Borrachos Empeñados have worked hard to perfect the Latin-rock sound they've... More >>

  • Devin Bing

    published August 24, 2006

    A jazz performance student at the University of Miami, Devin Bing has always been a little bit blue. Growing up in New York, he began playing... More >>

  • Rock in Peace

    published August 24, 2006

    A Churchill’s punk-rock show means loud, crunching guitar chords being pummeled out by bands boasting anarchistic names like Hide Your... More >>

  • Big Ticket Item

    published August 17, 2006

    The way Chris Perez's long, blond hair shields most of his face as he sits over his keyboard echoes a shyness shared by other performers who once... More >>

  • Othello Molineaux

    published August 17, 2006

    Born in Trinidad to a violinist father and a mother who worked as a piano teacher, Othello Molineaux was unsurprisingly turned on to music at a... More >>

  • The Bedroom Tapes

    published August 10, 2006

    Adam Singer and Vitaliy Levin don't get out much. When they're not working their nine-to-five jobs, they're either at Singer's parents' house,... More >>

  • Kurt Elling

    published August 10, 2006

    During his ten-year career, jazz singer Kurt Elling has released six albums, and all have been nominated for Grammys. Renowned for his original... More >>

  • John Hancock ANR

    published August 10, 2006

    Former Awesome New Republic member Michael John Hancock is back in Miami's limelight with his new solo act, John Hancock ANR. Describing his... More >>

  • Baby Calendar

    published August 3, 2006

    After a summer of touring behind their new full-length album, the twee-poppers of Miami's Baby Calendar return to finish where their journey began... More >>

  • Dom and Roland

    published August 3, 2006

    After releasing countless EPs, Dominic Angus has made a name for himself as the harder and more experimental voice of dance music. Performing... More >>

  • Beto Hale

    published August 3, 2006

    Though he has only recently released his second album, Beto Hale has been a musician nearly his entire life. Performing at the U.S. Embassy in... More >>

  • The Lawrence Arms

    published August 3, 2006

    What makes the Lawrences an unusual punk band, aside from their conceptual albums and duet-style vocals, is their fierce hatred of the Warped Tour... More >>

  • Kids Beating Kids

    published August 3, 2006

    After countless boxing movies and memorable matches, from screen legends like Rocky Balboa to real-life legends such as Muhammad Ali,... More >>

  • Ryan Cabrera

    published July 27, 2006

    Ryan Cabrera began his musical career in Texas playing guitar in a noisy punk band before discovering Dave Matthews and deciding he wanted to make... More >>

  • Tiffany Miranda

    published July 27, 2006

    Rapping and singing love-torn lyrics over jazz-tinged guitars and hip-hop beats on "Ms. Used" — the first track on Tiffany Miranda's debut... More >>

  • Eddie Kirkland

    published July 27, 2006

    Jamaican-born Eddie Kirkland has toured with Otis Redding, performed with John Lee Hooker, and has played guitar during a televised performance... More >>

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