Don't you just hate it when dumb TV funnymen joke about DJs being nothing but "professional iPod controllers"? Just because a few lazy douchebags get paid millions to fist-pump, mix overplayed tracks, and strike Christ poses ... It doesn't mean that "DJing is easy," And the 305's own DJ Craze, a ... More >>
It would seem that everyone not bent on being a DJ these days is buying a guitar. In recent years, there have been unprecedented national advertisements for large chain music stores like Guitar Center all over radio and television, and the fact that a company like the aforementioned grew so successf ... More >>
Welcome to Ask a Failed Musician, in which I will help struggling musicians make sense of their careers and even offer some advice. Whether or not it will work, who knows? It obviously didn't work for me. But then again, I was on Kimmelonce, so there's that. A musician responded to my previous colu ... More >>
Steve Jobs is not normally associated with food. You don't know where he goes to dinner, his favorite coffee shop, or find him on top chefs' lists. Surprisingly, aside from dramatically changing the entertainment and media industry, he's had the greatest effect on the food industry.
In honor of the fourth Beer Snob Bicycle Pub Crawl, we caught up with the event's beer-drinking manatee mascot. And he picked out a tasty 12-pack playlist perfect for a sweetly simple ride from the Beach, across the Venetian Causeway into downtown. Named Miami New Times' Best Urban Bike Ride of ... More >>
Photo by Alex BroadwellThe Hundred in the Hands' Eleanore Everdell.The Hundred in the Hands Presented by Nightdrive With Benton, Will Renault, Uchi, and Laura of Miami Electric Pickle Thursday, June 23, 2011 Better Than: Getting your car broken into by a crackhead looking for Lashonda's iPod. ... More >>
Earlier this week, a 16-year-old girl was waiting for her bus, instead she almost was forcibly dragged into the back of a stranger's car. City of Miami Police are on the search for a man who tried to abduct the girl. His original attempt was thwarted, but as he drove off, he blew his victim ... More >>
In honor of Valentine's Day, Short Order offers a three-part story on a date gone wrong.My last boyfriend came into my life as a breezy hippie drummer. He quickly revealed himself as a border-line sociopathic deadbeat who continuously drained my income, threw furniture in eye-rolling anger fits, ... More >>
Cheating has come such a long way.Remember in Old School where Vince Vaughn's character is helping his entire fraternity cheat on an exam by whispering into his shirt? Well that kind of technology isn't strictly for spy movies or Back to the Future anymore.
This Apple-themed guitar on the event's invite is a pretty big hint of what's to comeApple's got something big cookin' for their music fanatics, and it smells good.The company is hosting an event in San Francisco today. Every year around the same time a similar shindig is organized to announce th ... More >>
DJ Induce is no stranger to the local music scene ... in fact, he is the scene. Having started his burgeoning DJ career well over ten years ago, Induce (a.k.a. Ryan Smith) has DJed for anyone and everyone, in every night and day club, selecting records varied and vast, from EPMD to Metallica.Ind ... More >>
We're not going to tell you to get your dad an iPad or the new iPhone because really, anyone can tell you that. We've poked and prodded, and come up with what we think are the most useful and most innovative tech gadgets your dad will enjoy this Father's Day, minus the pre-orders and long lines. Hap ... More >>
Photo from tenthousandislands.blogspot.comIt seems another Miami band has gotten its gear stolen. New Times reported yesterday that Torche, currently on tour with Circa Survive and Coheed and Cambria, had a slew of equipment jacked in Chicago on Friday, including a guitar, bass, pedals, iP ... More >>
Sleigh Bells, which we think you should be listening to out of a sense of South Florida pride, and because Treats is a phenomenal mix of beats, ragged guitars, samples and Alexis Krauss' versatile voice, is coming to West Palm Beach's Respectable Street July 8. Do not sleep on buying tickets to t ... More >>
Seen, well, heard, and then seen in Wynwood, check out the killer sound system on this ice cream truck and its Latin style soundtrack. Next up, subwoofers and an iPod and this truck could be making the rearview shake while making money in club parking lots.We've heard plenty of bootleg-ass, shit ... More >>
Like, for instance, loud music, especially the club-bish stuff, thumping in the background while we're trying to dine. Don't care much for new age tinklings in restaurants either -- where are we, on the moon? Any non-acoustic live music is likewise an obstacle to peaceful eating. If I want to lis ... More >>
"Love Begets Love," just one of many prints by Hugh Macleod, whom we've written about before.Geeks aren't exactly known for having the most seductive of charms, but then again, no one was ever born with a manual on how to properly express feelings of love ... or lust. So whether you are a geek in ... More >>
More often than not, Apple catches lightning in a bottle with the songs and they become fantastic vehicles for Apple's newest technology. Brooklyn-by-way-of-Boulder electronic pop trio Chairlift is the outright epitome of iPod fame. The band's song "Bruises" landed in the aforementioned commercia ... More >>
Cooking at Little OchiLittle Ochi Seafood Restaurant in Alligator Pond Manchester is reputedly the best restaurant on Jamaica's south coast, and has also been mentioned as the finest seafood establishment on the entire island; it was certainly the finest we tried. Evrol "Blackie" Christian starte ... More >>
via kevindooley's FlickrWith the recession and all, the days of music writers' snail mail boxes getting stuffed daily with press kits is pretty much over. Most labels and publicists send private download links these days, which is actually an excellent idea. Promo CDs are just going to get ... More >>
Notes from the Soundboard is a new column appearing weekly on Crossfade, focused on pop music's history and ongoing evolution. Lee Zimmerman shares insights and observations on how music continues to connect with the weirdness of the world. Click here to read past installments.I have a gripe.& ... More >>
Crazy Pianos Tuning UpThe new dueling piano bar, restaurant, and late night entertainment venue in Coconut Grove (second floor of CocoWalk at 3015 Grand Avenue) is offering brunch from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every Sunday. Also: two-for-one drink specials Thursdays 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Craz ... More >>
Just returned from the Gansevoort South. Music editor Arielle Castillo and I were at the A Party Worth Blogging About event by EatSkeet.com and HipsterRunoff.com. So in honor of HRO I'm going to ask a few philosophical questions:Do pool parties need people in order for it to be a 'partie'?If someone ... More >>
When we heard that the "blog worth blogging about" Hipster Runoff was hosting a party during Winter Music Conference, we admittedly thought WTF. Not because it's a bad thing, but because this means we might be able to meet the man (or woman, we aren't sure) behind the site. He goes by the name Carle ... More >>
Catch the band Saturday at White Room.
Let's say you're a smooth jazz lover who was away for the holidays and tuned into your favorite radio station Love 94 at exactly 4:10 p.m. today for the first time since Christmas hoping to hear the smooth, comforting sounds of Kenny G finally back on the airwaves after the station went bonkers for ... More >>
If you whiz through Dadeland Mall's parking lot anytime this weekend, you might be pleasantly surprised at what you encounter. The cell-phone wielding SUV moms will be smiling, instead of giving you the finger as they steal your parking spot. The typically sullen mallrat teens will have a spring ... More >>
So you dont have to.
With DJ Irie. And were celebrating in Lauderdale.
The best DJs are those who have, of course, an extensive knowledge of music -- but often what's more important than depth, necessarily, is an accompanying breadth. Members of the iPod generation rarely want to hear hours of even their favorite musical style any more -- but they do want that style cu ... More >>
Real hip-hop finally gets downtown respect.
Strictly Leakage (Rhymesayers)
It's all in the stars.
Prove your musical taste isnt wiggedy-wiggedy-wack
A pawn shop blooms in the condo boom
Tired of the FM radio grind, DJ Affect hits the virtual airwaves
Illuminated Manuscript (Polyvinyl)
Once again, Microsoft is chasing Apple in the hipster hardware game. Will it make sweet music this time?
Parade around with Santa's helpers
From high-minded to hype-crazed, book fairs have a rich tradition of coaxing out reclusive authors. New Times was fortunate to get a rare audience with the person redefining writing, M.M. Pascal-Paul.