Dave Brubeck was a white guy who knew rhythm like no one has ever known rhythm.
Son of a concert pianist and father of stunning jazz musicians, he died yesterday at age 91 -- the same age as my father. In a sense, Brubeck was my dad -- at least culturally. I saw him numerous times in concert, mostl ... More >>
Knight Concert Hall
Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami
Wednesday, January 4, 2011
Better Than: A nice, big bottle of chilled Arbor Mist.
A half-century ago, Riley "Blues Boy" King and his fine, fat-bodied guitar, Lucille, would make regular wintertime trips to Miami for some rockin', rollin ... 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 >>
via bbking.comIf you're a genuine blues junkie jonesing for that groove, shout, "Riding with the King!"
Guitar master, American Roots legend, and celebrity spokesman for the OneTouch blood glucose monitoring device B.B. King has just announced a one-night stand in Miami as part of the the 2011 ... More >>
The oldest liquor license in Dade County belongs to Tobacco Road.
B.B. King has played there, John Lee Hooker has played there, and more blues legends than you can roll a barrel of whiskey at have too.
It's the type of place where you can swing your wang dang doodle till you find the right wo ... More >>
via facebook.com/theleeboysThe Lee Boys is a world-famous family band of six Perrine natives who all went to Miami Killian Senior High School.
It's three brothers -- rhythm guitar man Alvin, and singers Derrick and Keith -- alongside three nephews -- pedal steel guitar player Roosevelt Collier ... More >>
According to band leader Graham Wood Drout IKO IKO have been playing in Miami for over 30 years. We caught the legendary Dade County killers live at Q American Barbeque on the West End of Miami's Design District on Saturday night. We asked the band if we could record some songs, Graham thought a ... More >>
Eric Clapton is one of the greatest guitarists alive. The man -- currently gabbing with Buddy Guy on his signature T-Mobile phone on TV -- long ago earned his place in the pantheon of rockers as a guitar god.Clapton began his career in the early '60s playing with British blues-rock pioneers the Yar ... More >>
Photo by Bernard HackerB.B. King & Buddy GuyHard Rock Live, HollywoodTuesday, February 2, 2010 Better Than: Hearing hip-hop and electronic music all Super Bowl week The Review: The collective age of the two performers at Hard Rock Live on Tuesday Night was 157 years. ... More >>
The Rolling StonesGet Yer Ya-Ya's Out! 40th Anniversary Edition (ABKCO)In rock and roll, 1969 was perhaps the most historic year of the 20th Century. Of course both The Isle of Wight and Woodstock went down that year. Black Sabbath and The Doobie Brothers were formed. And, yes, the Beatles broke ... More >>
Buddy Guy plays the Arsht Center.Blues badass Buddy Guy -- along with Big Easy piano man Dr. John -- performs Friday at the Knight Concert Hall at the Arsht Center. A huge influence on Eric Clapton and countless others, Guy continues to elate audience members with his guitar heroics at the g ... More >>
via Miami New Times archives week of October 12 - 18, 1988 Alien Sex Fiend aka the Fucking Martians, ok we just made that up, were booked at Respectable Street Cafe in West Palm and the Cameo Theatre on Miami Beach back in 1988.The Miami New Times Concert Calendar from the week of October 12 - 18 ... More >>
BB's in NYC.Every day he has the blues, and a hundred and some-odd days from now he'll be bringing them to CityPlace. "He" is Riley B. King, aka Beale Street Blues Boy, aka Blues Boy King, aka B.B. King, and the fourth of his B.B. King's Blues Clubs is slated to occupy the space now home to Le ... More >>
If you haven't heard already, two of the world's greatest living blues guitarists descend on South Florida on February 9. The legendary BB King and Buddy Guy will be rocking the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. The show is not sold out and the cheapest tickets available can be obtained for $ ... More >>
Photo by Eddie RosenstockQ-Tip with The Cool KidsWednesday, November 26, 2008Revolution, Fort LauderdaleBetter Than: Watching Q-Tip live on Letterman.The Review: Rap shows normally feature an MC accompanied by a tour DJ and a laptop, but when an artist such as Q-Tip brings a tight band with him onst ... More >>