Timmy Thomas is in a Hialeah warehouse slapping palms with a Cuban Santero named Oba Frank Lords. In the back room, there's an altar with a straw-hatted guajiro sculpture standing by a sacrificial blade. Up front, in a 12-foot-by-12-foot production studio with little more than a computer, keyboard, ... More >>
In the 1970's TK Productions was 10 times more powerful than Cash Money Records is today. Company President Henry Stone had more artists, more hits, greater distribution, and more sales. But when 1980 hit it all came crashing down and the company went bankrupt. One of his first million selling rec ... More >>
Over a half-century ago, Mack Emerman created Criteria Studios in North Miami. In 1959, it was a modest single-room studio setup. But after forming a partnership with legendary Miami-bred producer Tom Dowd, Criteria became the headquarters for Atlantic Records South, blooming into a massive (and mo ... More >>
Today, Sonny Moore turns 25. It's been 25 years of dreaming, hard living, rule breaking, game changing, love, laughter, angry lyrics, highs and lows -- and of course, lots and lots of bass dropping. Moore, famously known the world over as American dubstepper Skrillex, has always had a fanatic lo ... More >>
We could write a book about Henry Stone's musical contributions. The dude is a legend. Based in Miami since about 1948, he was good friends with Sam Cooke. He cut some of Ray Charles's earliest recordings out of a little studio on Flagler Street in Downtown Miami. And he personally knew every l ... More >>
The men of Rise Against.Even though they're separated by a couple of musical generations, Rise Against and Bad Religion have had similar careers. Specifically, they've both enjoyed as much mainstream success as true punk bands could ever hope to score while still keeping it real. Here's a local ... More >>
DRO is a Miami based hip-hop photographer. He also runs a popular blog and forums at The305.com. Above is an image he made of Hip Hop/Rock artist Quote. Below is the interview with DRO. NT: What's your name, what do you do and how'd you get started...DRO: What up! My name is David Rosario and I also ... More >>
The South Florida band is a long way from Kendall.
The original members bounce back. And without Uncle Luke, thankyouverymuch.
Fat Joe returns with The Elephant in the Room.
Wanna know why Y&T Records music maven Rich Ulloa is so charged up lately? Hint: It's something about Mary.
What's in the "nookie" song? A tale from Miami's rough-and-tumble hip-hop scene
How one little record shop climbed to the top of the reggae world
Dancehall producer Troyton Remi takes his Black Shadow label to the top with "Gimme the Light"
Who knew you knew Tom Dowd, or at least heard him
Kid Rock flips 1999's dismal script in his favor
Marc Ribot y los Cubanos Postizos
Shut up and dance!
What was Brian Warner like before he became a parent's worst nightmare? Ambitious, petty, shrewd, desperate and prone to puking.
Mack Emerman founded Criteria Recording Studios, made a fortune, lost it all, then lost his mind. Now he's back from the dead and ready to work.
Repeatedly sideswiped by fame, singer-songwriter Dennis Britt braces for one last lunge at the big time
Page and Plant: In their time of reuniting
Another female singer-songwriter emerges from the shadows
Unsigned bands keep their local connections even as they spread their commercial wings
Love him or hate him, Miami Sound Machine architect and Crescent Moon Records visionary Emilio Estefan is a major force in contemporary Latin music
They had everything any band could want. Except a future together.
Teach your children well and accept that Heaven is Hell
Music, movies, TV -- everybody's following the bouncing ball
The rhythm of South Florida hard rock rings bells across the pond
Miami just can't afford to support one of its finest cultural resources
There's nothing but love and glory between Saigon Kick and their hometown. Yeah, right.
Do the weather, Criteria Studios, and a few big names mean stardom for South Florida?
For those who can't tell the difference between Wilson Phillips and Wilson Pickett, it's time to go to school with Professor Clay