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2003 Stories by Javier Andrade

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  • Kinky

    published December 4, 2003

    The release of Kinky's sophomore album, Atlas, perpetuates Mexico's domination over the rest of the Latin American rock scene. It reflects... More >>

  • Sound Experiments

    published November 20, 2003

    Argentine rock star Gustavo Cerati was supposed to perform solo in Miami for the first time last October, as part of an ambitious mix of... More >>

  • United We Rock

    published November 13, 2003

    SUN 11/16 The first and probably last Argentine rock star, the man who reinvented the hotel-trashing role reserved for the very few,... More >>

  • Animal Dance

    published November 13, 2003

    THUR 11/13 Stupid New York. Stupid Macy's parade. They get all the fun. Enormous puppets bouncing down the street, in between the Woody... More >>

  • Mix Master Deluxe

    published October 30, 2003

    SAT 11/1 Are dub-tango experiments like Gotan Project and Bajofondo your kind of thing? Then the sounds Argentine bassist Federico... More >>

  • Plastilina Mosh

    published October 9, 2003

    Mexican duo Plastilina Mosh have had it easier than most Latin alternative rock acts. Instead of throwing Latin folk music elements into a rock... More >>

  • Give Peace Songs a Chance

    published September 25, 2003

    Mercedes Sosa is like a fairy godmother for most popular musicians in Argentina. Powered by her strong voice, her songs make their way... More >>

  • Siren's Song

    published September 18, 2003

    SUN 9/21 Yeah, baby! She began as an icon in swinging '60s London; had a nude scene in Michelangelo Antonioni's controversial film... More >>

  • Argentineans Rock!

    published September 4, 2003

    Argentineans weren't always as active in Miami's music scene as they are now. But bands like Tereso More >>

  • Identity Blues

    published August 21, 2003

    Saturday August 23 With his stovepipe hat and raspy delivery, singer Bob Malone models himself after piano legends Dr. John and... More >>

  • Tango Connection

    published July 31, 2003

    "It was difficult to get people's attention," says Robin Hofmann, age 26, from his home base in Stuttgart. The German producer is discussing how... More >>

  • Bajofondo Tango Club

    published July 31, 2003

    After being certified gold in Argentina and -- even more important for the collective of Argentine and Uruguayan producers known as Bajofondo --... More >>

  • Autonomous Animal

    published July 17, 2003

    "Like many immigrants, I'm constantly traveling and telling stories about what I see, and that ends up creating liaisons everywhere I go -- it can... More >>

  • Last Tango in Paris

    published July 10, 2003

    Argentineans are as fascinated by Paris as the French are infatuated with tango, a mutual affection that, over the last three years, has even... More >>

  • Freedom Rocks

    published July 10, 2003

    To the wide U.S. audience who may not recognize the rockers in the new video from Chilean band La Ley, it should be said that indeed the... More >>

  • Brown Sound

    published June 26, 2003

    One of the songs that the funky Fort Lauderdale trio Hashbrown is recording for its untitled forthcoming album is called "All Familiar." In fact... More >>

  • Quién tu eres, Mun2?

    published May 15, 2003

    "It was a blessing in the sky," says Felix Sama, co-host and DJ for Mun2's hot property, the daily live TV show The Roof. He's carrying... More >>

  • Argentina's Finest

    published April 24, 2003

    Luis Alberto Spinetta is more than an Argentine artist. Fellow countrymen like to see him as a legend because his music is considered the... More >>

  • New Day Rising

    published February 20, 2003

    It was an event that ended on a high note, with a third of Soho Lounge's capacity crowd inspired to break dance on mats in the center of the club.... More >>

  • Argentina, 1; U.S., 0

    published February 13, 2003

    Never mind more than 50 years of economic domination. Nor the role played in the Seventies by the U.S. government supporting the last military... More >>

  • Good Shit

    published January 30, 2003

    "We play in Miami all the time, we've even toured Europe, but we've never played in Fort Lauderdale," says Juan Rozas, 28, singer and guitarist... More >>

  • World Got the Blues

    published January 30, 2003

    Bluesman/roots-rocker Jon Paris laughs aloud when asked about the Senate decision to declare 2003 as "The Year of Blues." Facing the possibility... More >>

  • Aleks Syntek

    published January 16, 2003

    Have you ever looked at a photo of Everything But the Girl and assumed that the band's name has everything to do with the way singer Tracey Thorn... More >>

  • Destination Miami

    published January 2, 2003

    Riding atop a crafty indie dream, Babasonicos finally had its own Miami experience -- with the usual elements, good, bad, and ugly -- on December... More >>

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