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  • Calendar

    June 19, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Ten Softest Rappers in the Game

    The mainstream rap game is servin' up so many soft rappers, we should stop calling them MCs and start calling them TCBYs. Have you listened to the hot 100 hip-hop charts lately? It's like a damn 16-year-old girl's mix tape in this mess. Someone must have let the dogs out, because all we see in the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Miami's Ten Best Metal Bands of All Time

    The state of Florida has always been associated with the vibrant metal scene of the '80s, thanks to recording studios like Morrisound, as well as bands like Death and Morbid Angel, which catapulted this wasteland into international consciousness. There have been metal outfits formed in every corne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    No Fraud's Dan Destructo Reflects on 30 Years of Punk and Influencing Kurt Cobain

    Dan Destructo has lived through five decades of punk rock, witnessing its ebb and flow from the skewering environs of Venice Beach, Florida. Now relocated to the Los Angeles area, his long-running outfit No Fraud has proudly released a 17-track collection of some demos recorded in 1984. While Destru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    Ten Best Female Punks Ever

    The music industry is a male-dominated business. And though punk rock disturbs the status-quo, it's no exception to paternal rule. That being said, it is one of the most open and inviting genres in music. With the right attitude, anyone can be a punk rocker, and plenty of ladies have put their edg ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 12, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    BUFU Records' Ben Katzman Talks Japanther, Jellyfish Brothers, and "Punk Rock Friendship"

    Ben Katzman, a South Florida native now based in Boston, got his start in the music world at a young age, booking his friends' bands in high school. "We were 16 still, and we knew what it was like to have no one really care about you." He recalls when he played a reunion show for his band Acidosis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    Fat Joe Talks J-Lo, Notorious B.I.G., Big Pun, Living in Miami, and Baseball

    Fat Joe. He used to be fat. Never as big as Big Pun. But still, a few hundred pounds. Times have changed, though. Now he's fit. He's got a sports talk show on MTV2. And these days, the NYC native lives in Miami, and he's headlining the Miami Marlins Summer Concert Series. Here's what Joe has to sa ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 5, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    DJ Drastic X Talks Phish vs. Hip Hop

    It wasn't long ago that DJ Drastic X turned his "It's All Gravy" show on FIU's WRGP Radiate FM into the vehicle by which artists like Pitbull, Rick Ross, Flo Rida, and DJ Khaled saw some of their first college radio airplay. And today, he continues to break new ground with Phish vs. Hip Hop (Phish- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    May 2014 Restaurant Openings and Closings

    The restaurant scene, much like the weather, warmed up in Miami with several interesting additions to the community and two welcome re-openings. Even in Miami, it's rare for a celebrity to announce a restaurant's opening, but that's just what happened this month. NFL legend (and restaurant partner ... More >>

  • Music

    May 29, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    How Miami's Bizerk Went From Locker Drums to iTunes No. 1 With Shaggy

    Bizerk was a 13-year-old kid when he started fetching water for rappers at Circle House, the North Miami studio where artists from Pitbull to Rick Ross have laid down some of their first major verses. At the time, Trick Daddy was smashing the world with hit after hit, iTunes didn't exist yet, and C ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 29, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    Erasure Announces The Violet Flame 2014 World Tour, Launching in Miami

    Prepare for a blizzard of glitter and the heat of The Violet Flame. In just a few months, English dance-pop pioneers Erasure, otherwise known as Vince Clarke and Andy Bell, will be revealing their 16th studio album, a ten-track electro-pop opus recorded in New York and London, and produced by synth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2014

    Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week

    There's nothing like waking up and realizing you don't have to go into the office today because it's Memorial Day! That means that the rest of the four-day work week is gonna fly by as quickly as the arrival of summer, especially when you've got all these great shows to check out. Here are the fiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    Ten Best Girl Bands Ever

    Holy mother of period-prone angst, you guys. Veruca Salt just got back together and performed for the first time in 18 years on Conan. We were immediately transported to that time when we were 10 and our mom bought us the Eight Arms to Hold You cassette, with the warning not to play it at our frie ... More >>

  • Film

    May 22, 2014

    The Last Movie Star

    YouTube launched in 2005; so did Perez Hilton. How that year changed America — and took down Tom Cruise.

  • Music

    May 22, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    Miami's Ten Best Underground Rock Venues of All Time

    Venues in South Florida have come and gone with an alarming casualness. Over the last 30-odd years, only one place, Churchill's Pub, has held the torch for Miami's savvy underground rock fans. Now that new owners have taken control, an era is coming to an end. And that's fine -- pub founder Dave D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    21. Barton G's Flair for Whimsy

    New Times' Best of Miami 2014 issue arrives June 19. To celebrate, Short Order is paying tribute to Miami's culinary all-stars. These people forged our city's food scene into what it is today -- a thriving amalgam of tastes and cultures. Through their insight and talent, they've given the city a uni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    José Díaz-Balart Will Host an MSNBC Show From Miami

    José Díaz-Balart may have two brothers who have been Republican congressmen, but he's joining the Democrats' favorite news network. The Telemundo news veteran is making the jump to English airwaves by hosting a daily 10 a.m. MSNBC show from Miami.

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    Miami's Memorial Day Weekend 2014: Ten Best Parties

    Time to grind in the 305. It's Memorial Day weekend, AKA Urban Beach Week. As usual, South Beach and the mainland will be offering a great variety of new and old, ratchet and refined, as well as some straight gangsta lineups. So start practicing your twerk, get your 26-inch chrome rims installed, ... More >>

  • Music

    May 15, 2014
  • Culture

    May 15, 2014
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    May 15, 2014
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    May 15, 2014
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    May 15, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    Rap and R&B's Worst '90s Ripoffs

    The '90s are back! The fashions, the music, the attitude. There are more people Rollerblading by the beach than we've seen in about 25 years. (Wow, it's been too long!) Now, we couldn't be more excited about the return of the most bleakly apathetic decade in pop culture. But along with the return o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2014

    Best of Miami 2014 Readers' Poll: Vote for the Winners!

    This is the final round, gamers. All that frenzied, Mountain Dew- and Fruity Pebbles-fueled nominating action is over. But it's still Game On! for New Times' Best of Miami 2014 readers' poll. So loosen up those stiff wrists. Massage that that worn-out trigger finger. And chiropracticize your prec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    DJ Khaled's "They Don't Love You No More": Why It Actually Doesn't Suck

    Remember when DJ Khaled was just some loud motherfucker on Miami's 99 Jamz, restarting every track about five times, and yelling at us to "Listennn!" even though the greatest impediment to actually paying attention was his own obnoxious cries? He used to just be our disruptive big boy. But ever sin ... More >>

  • Music

    May 8, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    White People in Rap Music: A Five-Part History

    Miami's rap scene is making headlines once again, this time for a music video showing an 18-year-old unsigned hellion waving AKs and pounds of cocaine in the air. Stitches, named for his sewn-up Glasgow Smile tattoo, has garnered more than 8 million views for "Brick in Yo Face" on WorldStarHipHop si ... More >>

  • Music

    May 1, 2014
  • Culture

    May 1, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Vampire Weekend and Jacuzzi Boys - Fillmore Miami Beach

    Vampire Weekend With Jacuzzi Boys Fillmore Miami Beach Wednesday, April 30, 2014 Better Than: All of those other vampiric pop-culture creatures feasting on the blood of the millennial generation. A fat, crooked queue of teens and post-teens stretched from the Fillmore Miami Beach's doorstep to 17t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Miami's 20 Best Punk Bands of All Time

    The 305 did not invent punk rock, nor was it instrumental in the development of its subculture. As a matter of fact, South Florida was plagued by so-called "album-oriented rock" clubs, insufferable cover bands with Eagles aspirations, and misguided disco heads who were ignoring the better stuff put ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 1, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    Best of Miami 2014 Readers' Poll Nominations Ending Today!

    Hey, gamers ... Have those formerly nimble wrists gone stiff? Is that trigger finger sore? Your button thumb irreversibly bent? Well, it's time to muster a last flurry of whipping, poking, and joysticking, because these are the final hours for New Times' Best of Miami 2014: Game On! readers' poll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    Ten Reasons Urban Outfitters Is Bad for Music

    We all know it, but it's time to show it. Urban Outfitters is a shortsighted cul-de-sac of trends bent for capital gain -- one large, unthinking slab of cultural masturbation. But like creepers to a drug deal, we lurch in, grab what we want, and dart out. (Some of their basic clothing isn't half bad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    O, Miami Hosts Forager Fete With Taperia Raca's Ryan Harrison Tonight

    O, Miami, Edible South Florida magazine, and the Kampong National Tropical Botanical Garden are hosting Forager Fête, a book release party featuring food and drink for Forager: A Subjective Guide to Miami's Edible Plants. The book is the first published work from O, Miami's new press, Jai-Alai Book ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    Ron English Tells Thieves To Return Stolen Deer Sculptures: "You've Got To Bring Them Home"

    Ron English spent two years creating his brightly colored mural and deer sculptures at Wynwood Walls. It took thieves less than four minutes to steal them. Last month, three young men stole English's last remaining deer sculpture. Now the street artist is asking for them to return it. "It's fine t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2014

    Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week

    Close your eyes, now open them. Just like that, the weekend has come to an end, and now, it's back to the Monday morning grind. But with gigs from Bruce Springsteen AKA the Boss, indie rockers Vampire Weekend, and pop queen Lady Gaga to look forward to, Friday will get here in the blink of an eye. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Billboard Latin 2014's Winners

    Felicidades to Marc Anthony. Last night, the Nuyorican superstar stocked up on Billboard Latins, winning ten crystal statuettes, including Artist of the Year and Hot Latin Song, Digital Song, and Latin Airplay Song of the Year for his salsa scorcher "Vivir Mi Vida," Other notable premios recipient ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Peanut Butter Wolf on '90s vs. 2010s Hip-Hop: "The Commercial Music's Worse Now"

    Peanut Butter Wolf, founder of the legendary Stones Throw Records, has presided over some of the most important releases and moments in modern hip-hop history. Recently, a Kickstarter-funded documentary, Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton, was released about his iconic mecca of underground hip-hop beats. It h ... More >>

  • News

    April 24, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    Library Supporters Rally to Fight $20 Million Cuts at Budget Meeting This Morning

    Let the library funding wars begin. At 9:30 this morning, the Miami-Dade County Finance Committee will meet for a first discussion on budgets for the upcoming fiscal year -- chief among them the county's beleaguered library system, which is facing a further $20 million cut without new taxes. Activ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    O, Miami's Lunch Poems: Tasty Tweets for Your Midday Meal

    They say hunger gives an artist inspiration. That could be the reason Miami's restaurateurs and writers have been sharing Lunch Poems. Lunch Poems -- sponsored by the Arts & Business Council and O, Miami -- is Miami's largest crowdsourced poetry project. And you're invited to join in the fun. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week

    Ever wished you could make Monday vanish? Well, you're not alone. Miami may be called the Magic City, but that doesn't mean the 305 has the power to make the first day of the work week disappear. At least there's some pretty good music to look forward to from John Legend's acoustic vibes to the Wy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    Five Richest Rappers of 2014

    When you're in the rap biz, it's all about the Benjamins. No matter how many shiny awards are stacked somewhere in that multimillion-dollar mansion, you've only truly made it when you rank among Forbes' wealthiest hip-hop artists. More than just lyrical worth, the worth of these rap moguls was c ... More >>

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