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  • Holy Smokes

    published December 31, 2009

    When jam band Phish took over the American Airlines Arena four nights in a row, we never expected the city to turn into a neo-psychedelia mecca.... More >>

  • New Year's Eve Murder of RJ Lockwood Remains Unsolved

    published Dec 31, 2009

    ​Six years ago, RJ Lockwood was found dead four days into the new year inside the Overtown loft where he was staying with friends. The last call that had been made from his cell phone was to 911 at ... More >>

  • NYE 2010: LA Riots at Louis at the Gansevoort South

    published Dec 30, 2009

    We've talked about DJ/production duo LA Riots plenty on this blog. And how can you blame us? It seems like they are in town every chance they get. Recently, they spun at Fort Lauderdale's Exit 66 only... More >>

  • DJ Mix: Lazaro Casanova's The Perfect 10 Back to Basics
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    DJ Mix: Lazaro Casanova's "The Perfect 10 Back to Basics"

    published Dec 30, 2009

    ​Local DJs like Oscar G and Cedric Gervais may get all the glory on a national level, but they better watch out for Lazaro Casanova. The young musician has gone from obscure indie-party DJ to legit ... More >>

  • Soothe the Throbbing

    published December 31, 2009

    Just because you are still recovering from the hangover incurred on New Year's Eve doesn't mean you need to spend the rest of the weekend in bed.... More >>

  • Bump 'n' Grind 2009: A Look Back at This Year's Club Bangers
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    Bump 'n' Grind 2009: A Look Back at This Year's Club Bangers

    published Dec 28, 2009

    Another year in the books. It is just us or did 2009 seemed to rush by like it was in overdrive? Still, 2009 was another stellar year for clubland, music and all. The economic recession didn't prove t... More >>

  • Tonight: Fourth Annual Sweat Stocking Stuffer Holiday Party

    published Dec 23, 2009

    Face it. You waited until the last minute to buy Christmas gifts. You could take the easy route and just get everyone gift cards, but a piece of plastic hardly says you put in any thought. That's wher... More >>

  • New Uffie EP, MC's Can Kiss, Drops February 1

    published Dec 23, 2009

    ​Paris-via-South Florida singer Uffie has been quiet for the last few years. However, late this year she finally released a video for her track "Pop The Glock" -- almost 4 years after it was release... More >>

  • For the Ungrateful Child in Your Family

    published December 24, 2009

    You just spent Christmas Day opening presents, and instead of that sweet MacBook you wanted, your parents got you a Dell, a poor person’s PC.... More >>

  • Best Miami New Times Covers of 2009

    published Dec 22, 2009

    ​The end of the year is almost upon us and since a lot of us are on vacation and too lazy to do any actual reporting, we fill up our time doing awesome end-of-year pieces recapping everything that w... More >>

  • Slideshow: Rusko at White Room, December 19

    published Dec 22, 2009

    ​Here is a bit of weekend leftovers that we didn't get around to posting until late. If you missed dubstep master Rusko at White Room on Saturday you perhaps missed the most energetic DJ set you'd p... More >>

  • Tonight: An Ugly Sweater Could Get You a Free Bottle at Louis
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    Tonight: An Ugly Sweater Could Get You a Free Bottle at Louis

    published Dec 22, 2009

    ​It's there, lurking in your closet buried underneath mounds of clothes. You'd donate it to Goodwill but you know you are obligated to wear it once a year to prove to grandma that you "absolutely lo... More >>

  • Over the Weekend: Surfer Blood, SantaCon
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    Over the Weekend: Surfer Blood, SantaCon

    published Dec 21, 2009

    The temperature dropped the weekend, which finally gave us reason to take out our Cosby sweaters. But in case the cold kept you indoors, here is what you missed over the weekend:Surfer Blood at Vagabo... More >>

  • NYE 2010: Lady Gaga at Fontainebleau Hotel
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    NYE 2010: Lady Gaga at Fontainebleau Hotel

    published Dec 18, 2009

    ​Let's just put this out there first: Lady Gaga is a hack who thinks she's doing the world a favor by making an "artistic statement." Sorry, her music and performances are about as artistic as somet... More >>

  • NYE 2010: Rye Rye at the Delano

    published Dec 17, 2009

    ​All the best things in life are free. So wouldn't it be nice if there were a free New Year's Eve event to go to? Wait, there is! Thanks to Giant Step -- the same people who brought Kid Sister to th... More >>

  • NYE 2010: Simian Mobile Disco at the Shore Club
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    NYE 2010: Simian Mobile Disco at the Shore Club

    published Dec 17, 2009

    ​Is it Winter Music Conference yet? No? How odd. Because that seems to be the only time British electro-house duo Simian Mobile Disco ever make it down to Miami. Not that we are complaining. When we... More >>

  • Saturday's Rachel Goodrich, Awesome New Republic Show Moves to the Vagabond
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    Saturday's Rachel Goodrich, Awesome New Republic Show Moves to the Vagabond

    published Dec 17, 2009

    ​In this week's issue, we previewed Rachel Goodrich's appearance with Awesome New Republic at the Awarehouse on Saturday. Unfortunately -- or fortunately, depending on what way you look at it -- Ame... More >>

  • Pitchfork Shows Surfer Blood More Love
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    Pitchfork Shows Surfer Blood More Love

    published Dec 16, 2009

    ​Pitchfork's love affair with West Palm Beach's Surfer Blood continued this week when the online music site picked "Swim" as the one of the top singles of 2009. It came in at number 37 out of 100. P... More >>

  • Chelley (Who?) at LIV Tomorrow

    published Dec 15, 2009

    Actual conversation over iChat:"Are you going to Chelley tomorrow?"Who the fuck is Chelley?"Here."Oh, THAT SONG!"So, are you coming tomorrow?"What's in it for me?"A really bad performance for you to p... More >>

  • Getting Rowdy With Rusko at White Room Saturday
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    Getting Rowdy With Rusko at White Room Saturday

    published Dec 15, 2009

    ​If dubstep was a kingdom, then Rusko would surely be its king. The British born, L.A. transplant has been damaging speakers worldwide with his hard hitting beats. But limiting him to the genre of d... More >>

  • Rachel Goodrich

    published December 17, 2009

    If you aren't aware yet, it's the holiday season, which means the advertisements on television are focusing heavily on toys that kids don't... More >>

  • Over the Weekend: Y100 Jingle Ball, Miami Music Festival and Wolfgang Gratner
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    Over the Weekend: Y100 Jingle Ball, Miami Music Festival and Wolfgang Gratner

    published Dec 14, 2009

    The holiday season is already in full swing which means events around South Florida aren't hard to come by. So in case you were out shopping for ungrateful relatives, here is what you missed over the ... More >>

  • DJ Duo Classixx Spinning at the Vagabond Tonight
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    DJ Duo Classixx Spinning at the Vagabond Tonight

    published Dec 11, 2009

    ​If you've hit up the downtown/Wynwood nightlife scene, you most likely are familiar with LA DJ duo Classixx, even if you aren't aware of it. They are partly responsible for turning tracks into danc... More >>

  • Air Making Miami Debut at the Fillmore Miami Beach March 13
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    Air Making Miami Debut at the Fillmore Miami Beach March 13

    published Dec 09, 2009

    ​When Air's Moon Safari came out in 1998, I was 15 years old and still in my teenage ska/punk phase. But here was an album with lush electronic soundscapes and minimal beats that really spoke to me.... More >>

  • Rachel Goodrich's Light Bulb Used to Sell Crayola Glow Dome
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    Rachel Goodrich's "Light Bulb" Used to Sell Crayola Glow Dome

    published Dec 08, 2009

    ​If you aren't aware yet, it's the holiday season, which means the advertisements on television are focusing heavily on toys kids don't really need and will probably forget about a month after unwra... More >>

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