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  • Last Night: Yo! Majesty at White Room

    Last Night: Yo! Majesty at White Room

    published Jan 21, 2009

    Yo! Majesty was schedule to perform at White Room around 10:30 p.m. but didn't show up until midnight. The promoters weren't too happy and told Yo! Majesty that the gig was off. Needless to say, Yo! M... More >>

  • Watch the Inauguration Live Thanks to Hulu

    published Jan 20, 2009

    We know today isn't a national holiday, but it sure feels like one. So just in case you are stuck at work, rather than freezing your ass off in Washington D.C., Hulu is streaming the presidential in... More >>

  • Q&A with The Juan MacLean

    Q&A with The Juan MacLean

    published Jan 19, 2009

    It's been a while since The Juan MacLean has had a stop in Miami, and while he won't exactly be playing live, we are still excited to hear him spin. Since his last release, 2005's Less Than Human, we'... More >>

  • Git' Mo Savings

    published Jan 19, 2009

    Funniest. SNL. Skit. Ever. Favorite part, when actress Rosario Dawson, who plays a Cuban lady, says she bought a Rumsfeld portrait not knowing who it was. It looked like her "Tio Pepe."... More >>

  • Arnold's Royal Castle Reopens

    Arnold's Royal Castle Reopens

    published Jan 16, 2009

    There are few places in South Florida that have a more devoted following than Royal Castle. Its fans are so faithful that original mini-burger joint White Castle never found success here. Naturally, i... More >>

  • Iggy Pop Gives CNN a Tour of Miami

    Iggy Pop Gives CNN a Tour of Miami

    published Jan 16, 2009

    At times I forget that Michigan native Iggy Pop now calls the Magic City home. In fact, last I heard he lived in the Village of El Portal, a small municipality located between Miami and Miami Shores -... More >>

  • On the List - XXXChange, VNDLSM, Little Louie Vega and Yo! Majesty

    On the List - XXXChange, VNDLSM, Little Louie Vega and Yo! Majesty

    published Jan 15, 2009

    Should we be worrying, ya'll? Economy is going to shit. Let's hope Obama fixes things soon after he gives Bush the boot from the White House next week. Until then, there shall be more drinking and par... More >>

  • Thursday: XXXChange at PS14

    published Jan 14, 2009

    There hasn't been much word going around about this, but Spank Rock DJ XXXChange will be spinning tomorrow at PS14 for the bar's Happy House party. Also on the bill are resident DJs Jonathan Brody, Ca... More >>

  • <em>New Times</em> on Plum TV (Shameless Self-Promotion)

    New Times on Plum TV (Shameless Self-Promotion)

    published Jan 13, 2009

    When Plum TV execs asked us to appear on their new show, Juice, I asked the producer if she was sure. See, Plum is a classy affair, and we aren't 944 (not that we'd want to be that hot mess of a ... More >>

  • DJ Mix: DJ Ross One Favela Chic, Vol. 2

    DJ Mix: DJ Ross One "Favela Chic, Vol. 2"

    published Jan 13, 2009

    It's often the complaint of many that South Beach has become stale, particularly its DJs, who seem completely content with spinning the usual Top 40/hip-hop mess that really is no different than you j... More >>

  • MAP Magazine Folds After Only Six Issues

    MAP Magazine Folds After Only Six Issues

    published Jan 12, 2009

    Saturday night, wandering the urban wasteland known as Wywnood, I stopped by the Bombay Saphire lounge behind the David Castillo Gallery. As I drank some gin, club soda and lemonade concoction, MAP Ma... More >>

  • Miami Spice Braces For the Cold

    Miami Spice Braces For the Cold

    published Jan 09, 2009

    The effects of the economy are being felt in every industry imaginable, most of all the ones that entertain and nourish us. The restaurant industry, from celebrity chefs right on to busboys, dishwashe... More >>

  • Live Blogging the BCS Championship Game

    published Jan 08, 2009

    So despite what other whiny sports journalists have to say, someone will be going home a winner tonight at Dolphin Stadium. Our sister blog, The Juice, will be live blogging the whole thing directly f... More >>

  • On the List - Tony Rohr, White Room One Year and Sébastien Léger

    published Jan 08, 2009

    Happy New Year, ya'll! It's 2009 and with the economy going south, everyone seems to be looking for answers at the bottom of a bottle -- and that means more parties! And January is already gearing up ... More >>

  • Slideshow: Off the Radar at The Standard

    published Jan 08, 2009

    Justin NamonOur cameras stopped by Off the Radar's return last night at The Standard in Miami Beach. The off-beat party is looking once again to be the music aficionado's sanctuary in an often stale ... More >>

  • The Juan MacLean Returns to Miami January 21

    The Juan MacLean Returns to Miami January 21

    published Jan 08, 2009

    Last time I saw The Juan MacLean, it was at Poplife when it still called The District home. I actually didn't know who he was and had just sort of stumbled into the party. But soon after that, I was h... More >>

  • Off The Radar Returns, Nightdrive Shifts News Lounge Into High Gear

    published Jan 07, 2009

    A few years ago, if you asked me what my favorite night of the week to go out was I would have told you Wednesday night without any hesitation. Yes, Wednesday night. South of Fifth bar/lounge The Mark... More >>

  • How Low Can You Go DJ Laz?

    published Jan 06, 2009

    Seriously DJ Laz, are you that hard up for cash that you're resorting to doing awful local commercials for personal injury lawyers based on popular courtroom shows and Jerry Springer? There is a reaso... More >>

  • Last Night: Billy Joel at Hard Rock Live

    published Jan 03, 2009

    Sayre BermanBilly JoelFriday, January 2, 2009
Hard Rock Live, HollywoodBeing a piano man in a rock 'n' roll world can be a precarious proposition. Unless you have the cool of, say Jerry Lee Lewis, w... More >>

  • Year in Review: Loon Over Miami

    published Jan 02, 2009

    Throughout 2008, Loon Over Miami columnist, Elyse Wanshel, has found herself in plenty of awkward situations that conjures up thoughts of "Only in Miami." In this post, Wanshel picks her favorite and ... More >>

  • Wednesday Night: New Year's Eve Overthrow at Heathrow Lounge

    published Jan 02, 2009

    Ian WitlenNew Year's Eve Overthrow with DJ Tamara Sky Wednesday, December 31, 2008 Heathrow Lounge, South Beach Better than: Ringing in the New Year wearing the played out all-white uniform of post... More >>

  • The Raleigh Rings in 2009 with Change (and Pussy) We Can Believe In

    published Jan 01, 2009

    The naked body of Amanda Lepore, the world's self proclaimed #1 transsexual, is about as good of a metaphor for change as any so it was suiting that the first sight of 2009 that the crowd at The Ralei... More >>

  • Shaq, Jack Thompson, Carlos Alvarez and Alberto Carvalho Among 2008's Dirty Dozen

    published Jan 01, 2009

    Every year, the New Times staff picks the 12 people who have managed to disgrace themselves and, guilty by association, the city. This year's Dirty Dozen included everyone from former Heat, current Ph... More >>

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