Squeal, noise junkies! The transcendent din of INC 2014 is almost upon us. Soon, there will be sabotaged guitars buzzing in the toilet, a sextet of howling amps getting kicked around the mosh pit, and maybe even obsolete electronics in flames. But as any International Noise Conference vet will g ... More >>
Miami's food truck scene is alive and well and, apparently, a destination choice for hungry travelers, according to two prominent online food-and-travel sites. Jetsetter, an online travel magazine that also books custom upscale trips such as tiger safaris and tours of California's wine country, has ... More >>
It's not exactly a secret that traffic in Miami is bad, so the only thing surprising about a new list out today is that Miami didn't make the top ten.According to data released today by the INRIX Traffic Scorecard, Miami has the 11th most congested traffic of any city in America.
Tickets to Ultra Music Festival: $299.95. Winter Music Conference passes: $475. Seeing all your favorite DJs and producers: Priceless. No, it literally won't cost you anything. The best kept secret of the whole WMC and Miami Music Week party train: you can catch some of the hottest names in the gam ... More >>
Bravo cooking competition Top Chef has given the culinary world a lot of new names. You could argue that talented toques like Jeff McInnis, Lindsay Autry, Micah Edelstein, and Hung Huynh would have made it to the head of the class with or without a stint on the popular reality show. The competition, ... More >>
Cult musician and visual artist Daniel Johnston might just suffer from an excess of mythology. For some two decades, the Austin-based performer has found champions for his work in big names like Tom Waits and Beck. But it's in the past decade or so, particularly after the release of the 2005 movie T ... More >>
Steve Brooks has a South Florida sludge pedigree unlike any other. As the chief songwriter for legendary late '90s and early 2000s doom-drone trio Floor, the guitarist and vocalist has definitely secured himself a spot in the Heavy Hall of Fame. And while that band is experiencing a mighty second ... More >>
Transportation in the City of Miami is about to become more of a shared experience. Following the lead of Miami Beach, the City announced that they'll launch a car sharing program this summer and the Miami Herald reports the city also is looking into the possibility of a bike sharing program sometim ... More >>
Known to fanatics and followers as the High Duke of Dance or simply PVD, professional party starter Paul Van Dyk (born Matthias Paul) is a total beat-freaking legend. Over the last two decades, he's uhntz-uhtnz-ed all across the globe, unleashing five stellar slabs of electronic tuneage, Rock-in ... More >>
Tom Tom's about ladies with drums. The crowd at Churchill's Pub for Tom Tom Magazine's Basel showcase wasn't all chicks with drumsticks. But there certainly were many of both. The night opened with an all-female percussion group, Gainesville's Cave Rave. A cave rave is apparently the opposite of a ... More >>
Chapman, the biggest auditorium on the Book Fair grounds, was packed. It was a young crowd, pretty white for Miami, one might think they were in Austin or Portland. In Hipster-biblio-ville, there's plenty of plaid and an army of bespectacled soldiers. Chuck Palahniuk walked on stage to a thu ... More >>
Is Miami "cool" enough to attract and retain young folks? According to a new analysis by a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, probably not. New data shows that the Miami area lost more residents aged 25 to 34 than most major American metro areas between 2008 and 2010.
photo by Liz TracyPolice and protesters have been on the same page in Miami so far.In Oakland last week, police at an Occupy protest shot a military vet in the head with a rubber bullet, landing him in critical condition; other video showed officers lobbing dangerous flash bombs into peaceful cro ... More >>
Photo by Riki Altman I assume, by the looks of this monster bar, that you're planning to have some killer drinks to go along with the menu. SH: We've got a pretty diverse wine list and specialty cocktails with fresh juices. I'll talk about one drink called the Special Master... There's an inter ... More >>
Your hardcore crash course instructor, Steven Blush.There are only five hours remaining till punk professor Steven Blush's hardcore master class convenes at Sweat Records. Word is, there might be a pop quiz. So ... Are you ready? Have you committed the entirety of the textbook -- American Har ... More >>
Several store fronts remain empty, their bars close earlier than anywhere else in the city, and their restaurant scene is being eclipsed by emerging neighborhoods, but there's still at least one very good reason to visit Coconut Grove: It's the safest neighborhood in Miami according to WalletPop ... More >>
Miami artists live or die by Knight Foundation grants, but a new(ish) website called Kickstarter gives creative types more ways to score funding. The site makes artists' fantasy projects a reality, much in the same way Etsy made indie crafters' small business dreams come true. Based out of Brooklyn, ... More >>
Steve Starks is 1/3 of Washington DC's Nouveau Riche party crew alongside Nacey and Gavin Holland.Monday, he played White Room to welcome in WMC. Tonight, he'll be at Spiderpussy's Set Up For Scandal at Klutch on South Beach.We caught up with him by phone to get his perspective as an out of towne ... More >>
In the world of short-lived electronic dance music fads, electro house is pretty much dead, extinguished by the very intensity with which it alighted on the international dance music scene in 2006-2008. The same brash and abrasive over-the-top sound that made electro house exciting a couple years ... More >>
Dharma and Phaxas of OrganicArmaBand-breaking showcases don't get any bigger than College Media Journal's Music Marathon (aka CMJ). Sure, the Austin-based South by Southwest has more than a few moments to its credit. And yes, Miami's own Winter Music Conference can sometimes even be counted on as ... More >>
photo courtesy miamiguitartown.com guitar painted by artist Jeannette Pomeroy Parssi and autographed by the Allman Brothers BandWhile the man is doing all that he can to thwart the arts in Miami (we kid, man, don't hurt us), Gibson Guitar is injecting a bit of it into every corner of the c ... More >>
They hit Bougainvillea's Old Florida Tavern this Saturday.
A day-by-day breakdown of the best shows.
Michel Gondry attempts to celebrate DIY filmmaking, but comes up short, stale, and flat.
Live at the Avalon Ballroom 1969 (Amoeba Records)
Give it away, give it away, give it away now.
Rodriguez and Tarantino overcome nostalgia in their cut-and-run grindhouse mash note
Even horny horse whisperers get off in Sundance docs
Churchill's gets the hi-tech treatment
Homestead's Main Street Cafe marches to the beat of its own drummer
Spinal Tap tapped, the Folksmen turn it way down from 11
Crazy: The Demo Sessions Sugar Hill Records
The Yoko Theory wakes up and smells the reggae
In Goldmember Myers's mojo is running low
Los Rabanes go global with the Panama City style
The Crumbs spread their disease
Lyle Lovett's super-cellist John Hagen smashes preconceptions about his instrument
Joe's Garage Ely's never there. He's on the road.