J. Wakefield Brewing Company is finally set to open in the coming weeks. According to founder Jonathan Wakefield, the brewery will start production at the end of September in anticipation of an October opening of the tap room. "We are in our last leg of the completion process," Wakefield says. "W ... More >>
To say Kraftwerk are a band of few words is kinda like saying they're a band of few sounds -- both would be right and both would be wrong. Both would also be a compliment. Why? Well, in the first place, Kraftwerk (that is, co-founder Ralf Hütter) rarely grants interviews. In the second, their musi ... More >>
Avant-gardists, Zen gardeners, collectors of incidental and deliberate sounds, intake valve agitators, inventors of agoraphobic explosives ... Many are the hats and coats that Kreamy 'Lectric Santa has worn since its first kicks of musical discontent managed to connect with South Florida's undergrou ... More >>
Gabriele Marewski might have announced she's planning on selling Paradise Farms to relocate to Asheville, but there's still much to do during growing season. Plants and vegetables must be harvested, dinners must be planned, and product must be sold. With that in mind, Marewski has just announced th ... More >>
If you've got the bucks, you could buy a piece of paradise -- Paradise Farms, that is. Homestead's organic oasis is up for sale. During a Dinner in Paradise event last night, owner Gabriele Marewski announced she's selling the property and moving to Asheville, North Carolina. So before this farme ... More >>
If your idea of a good way to spend a rainy south Florida afternoon was sampling dozens of small batch spirits and some really fine beers, then you weren't disappointed by the tasting gallery, held this past Saturday at Soho Studios in Wynwood. Distillers from all over the country came to introduce ... More >>
While geographically one of the southernmost cities in the United States, Miami isn't usually identified as being a "Southern" town.Which is why it's a well-deserved surprise that Southern Living's May issue names Miami one of the "10 Tastiest Towns in the South."Though Miami isn't number one (Durha ... More >>
"I only eat fruit," Teepee frontman and songwriter, Erix S. Laurent (birth name Eric Lopez-Zareño) declared in an interview with New Times last summer. "And I love it." In addition to jazzing up his name and banning most food from his diet, Laurent has spent the past two years employing what ap ... More >>
So you're a homebrewer in Miami and you want to start a brewery. If population density is any indicator, the market is ripe compared to Asheville, North Carolina, a city of 83,000 people that has at least a dozen breweries (including brewpubs) and counting. Eddie Leon, 44, founder of Most Wanted Bre ... More >>
According to the Internet, a ten year anniversary is to be celebrated with diamonds. Because "a marriage that lasts ten years is as durable and beautiful as a diamond."Now, "durable" and "beautiful" may not be the first words one associates with Frank "Rat Bastard" Falestra's annual International N ... More >>
Miami has come a long way in the last few years -- particularly when it comes to edibles.In a nod to our city's delicious developments, Southern Living has nominated the Magic City in their "Tastiest Town in the South" competition. But we're losing, bad. So let's show some hometown pride and vote th ... More >>
It's happened again. On June 3, Brit songbird Adele was forced to cancel nine US tour dates due to a nasty bout of laryngitis. "I'm really frustrated. I was hoping with a weeks rest I'd be better to sing again straight away," she said at the time. "However there is absolutely nothing I can do bu ... More >>
Photo by C. Taylor CrothersHailing from Asheville, North Carolina, world-beat rock band Toubab Krewe is kinda like Animal Collective's cousin from the country whose long-absent daddy happens to be the Dead. Taking cues from indie rock, psychedlic jam, and traditional Malian tuneage, the Krewe twi ... More >>
In the early '50s, visionary electronic music pioneer Dr. Robert Moog and his Moog Music company would forever change the landscape of popular music by developing the first music synthesizers. Early on, Moog's technology would be championed by a few select experimental musicians, mainly '70s prog ... More >>
photo by Ian WitlenTo view a slideshow of photos from the event, click here. SweatstockWith No Age, Otto von Schirach, Awesome New Republic, Jacuzzi Boys, and othersSweat Records, MiamiSaturday, April 16, 2010Better Than: Giving more of your precious dollars to the local suburban big-box sto ... More >>
via myspace.com/theblackrabbitsOver the past couple years, much of the American iteration of "indie rock" (or whatever) has gotten mired in a latte-scented puddle of mild psychedelia on one hand, and purposely lo-fi, pedal-doused noise on the other. There's a lot of cool stuff in-between, but wha ... More >>
This is a little further afield than we usually cover, but it's only a little bit outside of the tri-county area. After all the madness last week, maybe you need a break? The annual Hooked on Music Festival is this Saturday in Fort Pierce, and is put on by Miami-based Brotherly Love Productions. ... More >>
Folk-bluegrass duo the Avett Brothers finds sweet music in sibling harmony.
Fresh-faced Boca chanteuse expands her reach.
Pure crusty hardcore aggression, 305-style, hits the eastern seaboard on the heels of a No Idea split with Religious as Fuck. Mehkago NT is an admixture of some of South Florida's best known, most notorious HC/punk/sludge/metal musicians. The band features members or ex-members of DNME, Torche ... More >>
A day-by-day breakdown of the best shows.
Reigning Sound The party continues at the Kill Your Idols space on Friday, December 5, first with Hex Dispensers, an Austin quartet who overdosed on the Ramones, but not so much the Beach Boys (it's a good thing ). Brutal Knights hail from the much colder climes of Toronto, and title their fun ditt ... More >>
If there's one thing Asheville, North Carolina, is good at exporting, it's sure-fire music talent — especially of the Afro-hippie variety. That town's got more dub, Afrobeat, and West African percussion acts fronted by Anglos than you can imagine. Interestingly, most of them are pretty good, but o ... More >>
Steve Shiver has always been the kind of public official you can bank on
Tune-Me-Music, 1999 A roundup of reviews inspired by the South Florida Folk Festival
Angel Usategui used to judge paso fino competitions at the highest level. An ethics scandal put an end to that and left him fighting to regain his good name.
A young pastor aims his church's meager resources at some of Miami's neediest.
Three decades after, Miami's great rock bands hit the spotlight again
Billy won't be a zero