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2008 Stories by José Dávila

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  • Locos por Juana

    published December 18, 2008

    Most music lovers who enjoy Miami's multicultural sound know about the jam masters of Locos por Juana, because their abounding soulful mix of... More >>

  • The Holy Terrors Rise Again

    published December 18, 2008

    The Miami indie scene might be in the midst of a renaissance, with quirky local acts garnering the attention of the New York Times. But... More >>

  • Dangerflow

    published November 20, 2008

    In a city where mainstream hip-hop culture rules the airways, the guys in Dangerflow are striving to create a different type of vibe. This new... More >>

  • Agent Orange

    published November 13, 2008

    It might seem hard to believe, but there was a time when the idea of mixing punk rock with the aesthetics of skateboarding was brand-new. Back... More >>

  • Argentine Rock en Epañol Superstar Fito Páez Gives a Rare Intimate Show at the Arsht Center

    published September 18, 2008

    In his native Argentina, singer-songwriter Fito Páez is looked upon as a kind of living legend. As one of the main forbearers of his... More >>

  • Shooting Stars

    published June 26, 2008

    I first met Wisin & Yandel a year ago, in the swank lobby of a San Juan hotel in their native Puerto Rico. At the time, they were the most... More >>

  • Social Distortion

    published June 5, 2008

    The local boys of Social Klash make sweet electro- and Britpop-inspired melodies, effortlessly swapping English and Spanish lyrics as well as... More >>

  • Camila

    published June 5, 2008

    In case you haven't heard, Camila is the Mexican rock act of the moment. The band's 2006 single "Abrázame" — a catchy... More >>

  • World Party

    published May 22, 2008

    It's Tuesday night in Miami Beach and the pan-Latin popsters of Feneiva are in the middle of a well-attended live set at Jazid. Over cool... More >>

  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered

    published May 1, 2008

    One year ago, with the release of the band's self-titled debut, the Postmarks instantly became the most critically acclaimed band in all... More >>

  • The FIU Laptop Ensemble and Sam Pluta

    published April 17, 2008

    In recent years, conceptual electronic music has come a long way, with young artists using their tweaked computers to rearrange traditional... More >>

  • Héctor Romero

    published March 20, 2008

    Long before dance music was divided into a million subgenres, Héctor Romero was mixing things up at his legendary block parties in the... More >>

  • Satoshi Tomiie

    published March 20, 2008

    Remember those strange techno-ambient sounds on the Wachowski brothers' Matrix prequel, The Animatrix? They belong to Satoshi Tomiie, one of... More >>

  • La India, Pitbull, and Menudo ...

    published March 13, 2008

    It's mid-March, which means it's time for Carnaval Miami's legendary Calle Ocho street party. The free event — this year celebrating its... More >>

  • What You See Is What You Get

    published March 13, 2008

    Like neo-folk songster Devendra Banhart, London-born singer-songwriter Jeremias grew up in Venezuela, a country that once counted with a high... More >>

  • Spanish Empire

    published March 6, 2008

    In Miami, the central destination for Latin pop stars, concerts by international heartthrobs are held every day. Even so, Thursday's show by... More >>

  • Apocalypse Now

    published February 21, 2008

    Will the world end by the year 2013? According to local left-field hip-hop duo Junc Ops, the answer is a resounding yes. Conceived by producers... More >>

  • Heart of Glass

    published January 31, 2008

    Back in 1965, a young Philip Glass learned the intricate techniques of Indian music from legendary sitar master Ravi Shankar. Enamored with... More >>

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