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  • Head Spins: DJ Hottpants

    published December 18, 2008

    Nope. He didn't nick his name from James Brown's classic "Hot Pants (She Got to Use What She Got to Get What She Wants)." He didn't nab it from... More >>

  • Head Spins: Jenna Vicious

    published December 11, 2008

    You'd never expect such a nice girl to have such a mean moniker. Then again, you'd never expect such a nice girl to slam such heavy tech-house... More >>

  • David Byrne Plays The Fillmore Miami Beach

    published December 11, 2008

    Nearly three decades ago — in 1981 to be exact — two inimitable forces of indie nature collided to create a concoction of modern... More >>

  • Head Spins: Pumps Crew

    published December 4, 2008

    What's hotter than seeing two pretty girls on the decks wearing their heels and bringing out banging, bumping-filled music?" Hmm,... More >>

  • Head Spins: DJ Ed Whitty

    published November 27, 2008

    Carlow, Ireland, is about as far away from South Beach, Florida, as one can get and still be in the same hemisphere. (Actually, since the... More >>

  • Head Spins: DJ Self Born

    published November 20, 2008

    Dubbed "The Most Magnificent and Most Humble DJ on the Planet," Self Born is a South Side Chicago slab-slinger who has been spinning South... More >>

  • Head Spins: DJ Joe Dert

    published November 13, 2008

    On any given Friday night at the Lincoln Road swank spot Gemma, with its touch of Euro-class and cosmopolitan attributes, you'd never think the... More >>

  • Conor Oberst Performs with the Mystic Valley Band at Culture Room

    published November 13, 2008

    The first and last time I saw Omaha, I was struck by the tremendous gray of the place. The town's sky, its streets, its buildings, even the... More >>

  • Head Spins: Chilly

    published November 6, 2008

    "Just Chilly." That's how he said to write him up. No "DJ." No "Mister." No "Sir." No nothing. "Just Chilly." Which kinda makes sense... More >>

  • Rufus Wainwright Croons at The Fillmore Miami Beach

    published November 6, 2008

    When Rufus Wainwright hits The Fillmore this Saturday night, prepare to swoon. This is one crooning troubadour who could probably turn a... More >>

  • Head Spins: DJ Louis Dee

    published October 30, 2008

    It's not called Shore Thing for nothing. Sunday afternoons by the pool at South Beach's Shore Club: bottles bucketed by the dozen, bikinis... More >>

  • Head Spins: Deejay Smeejay

    published October 23, 2008

    Even when Deejay Smeejay is sitting, it's not at all difficult to imagine him being a go-go boy, despite the fact that he has probably not, er,... More >>

  • Head Spins: DJ Miner

    published October 16, 2008

    Some people stumble into the DJ booth, others connive their way in, and a few even get there through bloodline. But there aren't many head... More >>

  • The Sound of Legend

    published October 16, 2008

    Whether you know it or not, if you listen to indie or hip-hop, nearly everything you hear these days has its roots in the productions of one... More >>

  • Head Spins: DJ Jessica Who?

    published October 9, 2008

    It's hard to beat a dame whose name not only has its roots in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, but also conjures images of a... More >>

  • Head Spins: DJ Le Spam

    published October 2, 2008

    If there were a DJ equivalent to the late, great Cuban bandleader Mario Bauza, it would have to be Miami's DJ Le Spam. Like Bauza, Le Spam is... More >>

  • Head Spins: DJ Jody McDonald

    published September 25, 2008

    You probably know the story: The savior-soaked rock star Scott Stapp got arrested in 2006 at LAX airport, a day after marrying a former Miss... More >>

  • Head Spins: DJ ICUE

    published September 18, 2008

    If Kid Galahad met Nam June Paik in a scratch-off, he might merge to become someone like DJ ICUE. Of course the Kid would have to be a lover,... More >>

  • Head Spins: Mike Deuce

    published September 11, 2008

    The corner strip of clubs between Park West and Wynwood has long been the scene of some of Miami's best DJ action, at venues such as White... More >>

  • Head Spins: Keen One

    published September 4, 2008

    If you've ever considered yourself a South Beach local, at one time or another you've been to Buck 15. Hell, you were probably there last... More >>

  • Head Spins: DJ Shannon Is Miami's DJ Queenpin

    published August 28, 2008

    It doesn't matter where you come from or where you're headed — if you make the inner-city scene Saturday night, you make Back Door Bamby... More >>

  • Head Spins: Gunars

    published August 21, 2008

    Anybody who has hit the Strip knows just how much action there can be on even a block or two. What you might not know is how much of that... More >>

  • Head Spins: Ross One

    published August 14, 2008

    Mokai, on any given Tuesday: Models and bottles. Kingpins and princesses. The odd cougar and her cub. Money. Power. Sex. And every player worth... More >>

  • Head Spins: Inga Ambrosia

    published August 7, 2008

    Every once in awhile, I stumble upon a DJ who's diggable in ways even I've never considered. Such was the case when I slipped into the Grove's... More >>

  • Head Spins: Johnny the Boy

    published July 24, 2008

    "I'm everything." So says Johnny the Boy as we take a booth at Rosinella and begin the ol' verbal heave-ho. Coming from any other nattily... More >>

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