Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll go together so well that people just wear t-shirts that say, "Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll." But what about pop music? It turns out drugs and pop music go together like money and excess. But in the pop music world, being a substance abuser is a lot less glamorous. Pop ... More >>
New Times' Best of Miami 2013 issue arrives June 13. To celebrate, Short Order is serving up the top 30 tastemakers in the 305. These people have helped shape the Miami food scene into what it is today. We began with number 30 and will lead up to the county's number one. A Q&A session is included in ... More >>
When we last saw him, Steven Tyler had turned into a 63-year-old grandma who'd gotten lost on a sandbar. Well, the Aerosmith frontman is back in the tabloid blogosphere for his bod. Only this time it's got nothing to do with his grams gams. No, Steven Tyler has completely fucking twisted toes. And ... More >>
Fierce, strong, independent -- Mary J. Blige is now a full-grown, 41-year-old diva, known as The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul. But like so many enormously talented young women in the music business, she's endured seriously hard times. Throughout her teens and 20s, she struggled with drugs, alcohol, her ... More >>
The Travel ChannelAnthony Bourdain feeling like "ten ponds of s**t in a five pound bag".In a meeting last week, someone mentioned that Anthony Bourdain might have "jumped the shark." That Bourdain has turned into a one-note singer -- go to a city, snark about it, get drunk, sop up hangover with g ... More >>
Anderson Cooper, the silver-haired Carmen Sandiego of international news, has a new, syndicated talk show premiering next week. And he's landed an interview with Amy Winehouse's family, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Cooper will sit down with Winehouse's mum, dad, brother and boyfriend fo ... More >>
Remember the last time Kanye sang from his heart?For a while there, Kanye West was the least popular man on Earth.But his career didn't start off that way. In fact, if you told Crossfade that the fresh-faced and manic MC who released that crazy-ass "Jesus Walks" single would one day be the bonafi ... More >>
Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to that series.
Amy Winehouse's death has inspired numerous discursive threads, including speculation about her yet-to-be-revealed cause of death, the paparazzi (and YouTube's) hyperdocumentation of her slow unraveling, and the deep tragedy of the young singer's thorny personal life. In the face of much morbid, ... More >>
R.I.P. Amy WinehouseTMZ is reporting that Amy Winehouse has been found dead in her London apartment. Their source is a press release from the Metropolitan Police, reposted after the jump. The investigation into the cause of the 27 year old pop-soul singer is underway. Winehouse was last ... More >>
photo courtesy of ohthescandal.comAmy Winehouse "live" in BelgradeOne of the worst parts of being a celebrity is being constantly watched. See, a normal person at a normal party can get really wasted and almost no one will notice. But when you're a celeb, there's no dancing with your head down. ... More >>
Mark RonsonYou might recognize the surname Ronson thanks to the three famous siblings attached to it. Charlotte Ronson is a well-known designer, while Samantha Ronson is a semi-talented DJ better known for bedding damaged starlettes.Then there is Mark Ronson, the producer and musician. The Brit w ... More >>
via their MySpace pageAhhh, the Libertines. Most people first heard about the English rockers -- which formed in 1997 -- because of their co-frontman Pete Doherty's bouts with drugs, rehab, messing around with Amy Winehouse, his relationship with Kate Moss, stint in jail... did we miss anything?U ... More >>
We've seen some coke heads practically descend into a zombie-like state where they become completely devoid of normal human emotion and only fixate on their next fit like they were in a George Romero movie looking for brains (pure, uncut Bolivian marching brains). Well, now co ... More >>
I'm in love, y'all! She's gorgeous. She's got this awesome hairstyle that is a cross between Amy Winehouse and some atrocity created with Bumpits. Her skin glows of fake orange tanner that one can only assume she was dipped in Tang. Some asshole thought it was okay to hit her gorgeous face, but h ... More >>
Illustration by DerfDirty Dozen 2009 inductee Romero Britto.Every year, the New Times editorial staff picks the people who brought a certain amount of shame to our city. Trust us, we're never in short supply of morons who we wish would move elsewhere. We contemplated in making this a baker's doze ... More >>
There was a time when middle America could pretend cocaine was a drug done only by nightclubbin' gays at Studio 54 and used in props in Miami-set movies. Now these good churchgoing, tax-paying, troop-supporting folks are forced to realize that a lot of people have done cocaine. Like tons. Bush and ... More >>
ZOMG, ya'll! Winter Music Conference is finally here. Hopefully, you've already picked up our kick-ass guide and checked out our listing online to plan your entire week. Still, there a few things you should keep in mind if you are going to come out of this weekend alive. So here are a few pointers t ... More >>
Miami's reputation as a quickie wedding hot spot is nowhere near that of Las Vegas, and don't expect it to take off, because the weird, sad marriage of Amy Winehouse to her hubby Blake is officially ending. The two married at a courthouse while vacationing here in May 2007, and we wished them well: ... More >>
Have a headbanging holiday.
In the latest round of drama between the world's most volatile couple, Amy Winehouse's husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, has been sent back to the slammer only a month after getting released into a rehabilitation center.The reason for him being ordered back to prison is reportedly because he failed a dr ... More >>
The fog machine cranked up 'round midnight, and as the chill was brrrewng outside, it was warm and toasty inside of SushiSamba Dromo for the second anniversary of Cosplay. Dozens of folks came to gawk, but those who came to celebrate pulled out their best disguises and did this Harajuku-style party ... More >>
And groove with the man who helped invent the genre.
It may not get its due, but 1968 helped alter rock's reality.
This abject Amy Winehouse video surfaced on the Internet today, a viral outbreak that started with British tabloid News of the World posting it to their site. The video, shot by Winehouse's continually-incarcerated husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, shows Winehouse and a friend singing a song that delive ... More >>
That's the question British police are asking her and according to this storyfrom MTV, as of today she's being detained for the second time in as many weeks by authorities. This time, it's over a video that's been circulating the blogosphere for several months that clearly shows Winehouse smoking cr ... More >>
Wait a minute, whoa were totally feeling Estelles style.
In case you missed it, this year's edition of the Village Voice's "Pazz and Jop" poll is online. It's an annual roundup of a bunch of music critic's top-ten lists for the preceding year. For this big-deal anniversary edition, 577 critics responded. Jonathan Cunningham (music editor of the Broward-Pa ... More >>
Uh...yeah. And Amy Winehouse is the most sober singer in England. Neither statement could possibly be true but according to MTV...Soulja Boy puts himself ahead of Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Kanye, and whoever else is out there right now as the hottest rapper alive. If we were talking about looks, maybe, jus ... More >>
That's gonna be hard for me to pass innit? It's sounds like bullshit if this is true...but check out this article over on SOHH on why Amy Winehouse may not get a chance to attend the Grammy's this year. She's nominated for six Grammy's for her latest album, Back to Black, but may not be able to gai ... More >>
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings January 3rd, 2008 Culture Room Better than: Watching the Dap-Kings back up Amy Winehouse. Last Thursday night, a soul music extravaganza took place inside of the Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings played to a sold out crowd and let music ... More >>
Sharon Jones is the current queen of authentic soul music.
We'll take a cup of kindness for some of this year's musical train wrecks.
The Worst Things In Music This Year, according to Ben Westhoff! 1. Worst Album: the Arcade Fire, Neon Bible This cerebral garbage entertained about 100 people, none of whom didn’t either live in Canada or work as a music critic. Speaking of critics, it’s hard to agree with Sasha Frere-Jones ... More >>
This picture of Amy Winehouse surfaced from across the pond yesterday:
We wont take no, no, no for an answer
Back to Black (Universal)