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1996 Stories by John Floyd

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  • All the Best

    published December 26, 1996

    I could have easily filled this space with my own review of the music year that was, not to mention reel off at least 40 albums that helped carry... More >>

  • Calendar for the week

    published December 19, 1996

    thursday december 19 The Chocolate Nutcracker: A holiday classic gets a flavorful treatment as Buffalo Soldier Productions presents... More >>

  • Reverb

    published December 19, 1996

    I used to know a girl who swore that the most useful gauge of whether a relationship would work was how you travel: If you and your partner travel... More >>

  • Rotations

    published December 12, 1996

    Intrigue Acoustic Soul (Universal) Tony Toni Tone House of Music (Mercury) Think back to the abyss of... More >>

  • A Sleighful of Yays and Nays

    published December 12, 1996

    I don't think of myself as an especially sentimental sort, and Lord knows I'm no Christian, but something about Christmas music makes me all mushy... More >>

  • Christmas Top 40

    published December 12, 1996

    1) Darlene Love, "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" 2) Elvis Presley, "Santa Claus Is Back in Town" 3) The Drifters, "White... More >>

  • Reverb

    published December 5, 1996

    Like anyone who listens to all sorts of music in search of various forms of aural stimuli, certain records hit me in different ways and in... More >>

  • Calendar for the week

    published November 28, 1996

    thursday november 28 White Party Week: If you haven't already bought those $125 tix to Sunday's big White Party at Villa Vizcaya... More >>

  • White Punks on Blues

    published November 28, 1996

    How good is the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion? So good that four years after the release of the band's screeching, wailing debut album from '92, the... More >>

  • Rotations

    published November 28, 1996

    Utah Phillips and Ani Difranco The Past Didn't Go Anywhere (Righteous Babe) On "Bridges," Utah Phillips intones: "I have a... More >>

  • Reverb

    published November 28, 1996

    Bow your heads, please, and dress yourself in the ebony hues befitting a funeral -- the Miami punk-pop collective known as Fay Wray has... More >>

  • Calendar for the week

    published November 21, 1996

    thursday november 21 Miami Book Fair International: The twelfth annual book fair continues its "Evenings With ..." series tonight at... More >>

  • Reverb

    published November 21, 1996

    You don't have to live in Miami very long to learn that the club scene here is, to put it mildly, kinda weird. Locals no doubt know the litany of... More >>

  • Rotations

    published November 21, 1996

    El Vez G.I. Ay, Ay! Blues (Big Pop) The world's most popular Hispanic Elvis impersonator uses his latest album G.I. Ay, Ay!... More >>

  • Love Stories

    published November 21, 1996

    Nothing in Jeff Tweedy's body of work prepares you for Being There, the ambitious and masterful second album by his band Wilco -- not the... More >>

  • Calendar for the week

    published November 14, 1996

    thursday november 14 New Vision Florida/Brazil: Tigertail Productions continues its second annual Florida/Brazil arts exchange... More >>

  • Rotations

    published November 14, 1996

    Eddie Palmieri Vortex (TropiJazz) Spike Lee's new film Get on the Bus is the story of a bus full of men on their way to the... More >>

  • Reverb

    published November 14, 1996

    If the Sex Pistols made cash from chaos, Chicago's Projekt label is making money from misery. Founded in the early Eighties by Fort Lauderdale... More >>

  • Four-Track Minds

    published November 14, 1996

    Punk rock's greatest strength was its ability to crumble the wall separating technically proficient musicians and inspired, caterwauling amateurs... More >>

  • Rotations

    published November 7, 1996

    Boxing Gandhis Howard (Atlantic) Rock critics of the early Seventies did our best to banish all thought of eclecticism, since... More >>

  • Alien Visitors

    published November 7, 1996

    Shtick is hard to pull off in rock and roll, whether you're dressed up in patriot garb a la Paul Revere and the Raiders, stomping around a... More >>

  • Calendar for the week

    published October 31, 1996

    thursday october 31 Halloween Extravoodooganza: Lincoln Road (between Sixteenth and Seventeenth streets in Miami Beach) celebrates... More >>

  • Loving Life

    published October 31, 1996

    Rene Alvarez is having fun. Honest. Granted, it might not be obvious when you see the brooding songwriter playing at local clubs, banging out... More >>

  • Reverb

    published October 31, 1996

    Two benefits of note, both being held tonight, All Hallow's Eve. Screamfest '96, hosted by Bitter Crop Productions at Rose's Bar & Music Lounge,... More >>

  • Reverb

    published October 24, 1996

    Lots of well-produced, spiffily packaged CDs make up the bulk of this month's belated local-music roundup. Still, my favorite thing this time out... More >>

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