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2006 Stories by Ryan Brown

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  • Riding with Heart

    published June 22, 2006

    When we think of bikers, most of us imagine burly guys with tattoos and beards who don’t take no crap off-a nobody! And if some loser knocks... More >>

  • Roy Haynes and Danilo Perez

    published May 25, 2006

    Roy Haynes, born in Boston in 1925, is one of the most recorded jazz drummers in history and has been a major name in the jazz world for half a... More >>

  • Mastering the Mix

    published May 25, 2006

    Do you have rhymes as tight as hell but no props whatsoever because you don’t have a record contract? And don’t even start with all that... More >>

  • Marcela Martinez

    published May 11, 2006

    The talented Argentine interpretive pianist Marcela Martinez will have her hands full as she presents the American musical debut of the work of... More >>

  • One Self

    published May 4, 2006

    DJ Vadim, the Russian turntablist who's part DJ Krush, part DJ Shadow, and all musical revolutionary, has teamed up with the amazing New York MC... More >>

  • SoulWhat?

    published April 27, 2006

    Headlining Metropolis's first hip-hop show/MC battle will be South Florida's most notable hip-hop group, SoulWhat?, which comprises three young... More >>

  • Brahms Meets the Moderns

    published April 13, 2006

    Johannes Brahms was a German composer and pianist who, when young, earned a living playing in taverns frequented by prostitutes. He was later... More >>

  • Watch Them Die

    published April 13, 2006

    Do you like loud things? Then you'll love the Oakland-based hard-rock quintet Watch Them Die. With enough tattoos to ensure they'll never return... More >>

  • Tanya Morgan

    published March 30, 2006

    The name Tanya Morgan might sound like that of a neo-soul songstress, but it is actually the pseudonym of a collaboration among MCs —... More >>

  • Juan Luis Guerra and 4.40

    published March 23, 2006

    Juan Luis Guerra's band, 4.40, takes its name from the universal tuning pattern of the A note, 4.40 hertz. The name was chosen, by Guerra's... More >>

  • World Party

    published March 16, 2006

    "Global Gathering Miami is a test vessel," says Nick McCabe, coproducer of the event. "This first year, we may not even make a profit; we just... More >>

  • Homies

    published March 16, 2006

    The New Times New Talent Stage is where Miami-Dade and Broward's most amazing up-and-coming musicians will be showcased. Let's take... More >>

  • Hot Chip

    published March 16, 2006

    The thing that might be so attractive about Hot Chip is its perfect mix of diverse styles of music, compounding dance and experimental electronic... More >>

  • Iko-Iko

    published March 16, 2006

    "Iko-Iko" is the name of a Fifties pop song written by James Crawford in New Orleans that quickly became a folk/blues standard and has been... More >>

  • Juan Gabriel

    published March 9, 2006

    Juan Gabriel is arguably among the more important figures in modern Mexican music, having written some of its most famous songs, including... More >>

  • Kirk Franklin

    published March 9, 2006

    Kirk Franklin was abandoned as an infant by his biological mother and, never knowing his father, was raised by his Aunt Gertrude, a deeply... More >>

  • Brazilian Girls

    published March 9, 2006

    Brazilian Girls make rhythmic, danceable melodies infused with creative, truthful, and sometimes very personal lyrics, but more important, the... More >>

  • Paper Chaser

    published March 2, 2006

    When he was a teen, Varick Smith walked home from school one day to find an ambulance and a throng of police in front of his neighbor's house. The... More >>

  • A "Stan"-like Message to Jared Leto

    published February 23, 2006

    Hey, Jared: Ryan Brown from Burner here. I recently received a press packet from Virgin Records for your band, 30 Seconds to Mars. Now, Jared,... More >>

  • Wu-Tang Reunion Tour

    published February 16, 2006

    If this blurb about the much-anticipated Wu-Tang reunion show were written in Wu-Song Format, it'd go something like this: First a clip from... More >>

  • "Popozao" and the Genius of K-Fed

    published February 9, 2006

    Many are quick to judge Kevin Federline. The word douchebag has been used more than once by the media to describe this... More >>

  • It’s No Dodgeball

    published January 12, 2006

    Look, you have to stop hanging out at that elementary school. Why? Because you’re 36 years old. Yes, recess is awesome, but you’re three... More >>

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