South Florida has long been a creative refuge for varied musical genres that have grown with little outside influence and a decidedly Floridian twist. This can be seen in our punk rock, metal, rap, and jazz. Another of the better aspects of Miami's music scene has always been the relative freedom ... More >>
Photo by Mike ShifletNo one in music today can express complicated ideas through simple means with as much raw eloquence as Bill Orcutt. The Miami expatriate (Orcutt has resided in the Bay Area for years now) and former guitarist for cult South Florida noise rock trio Harry Pussy has been on a ... More >>
via palilalia.comEx-Harry Pussy guitarist Bill Orcutt.Back when a president called Clinton ruled the White House, a band called Harry Pussy lorded over Miami's tiny noise rock scene. The explosively experimental unit first emerged in 1992 when guitarist Bill Orcutt and drummer Adris Hoyos decided ... More >>
Gerald Posner has a new book out called Miami Babylon. In it, he details Lee Schrager's having pled guilty to insurance fraud. Lee Schrager is the local, socially-networked promotions powerhouse behind the success of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival.Our paper-product recently profiled Lee ... More >>
Local avant-popsters the Trash Monkeys
The Beach's headquarters for alternative film is in dire straits, owing to an unfriendly landlord and the new megaplex down the block
The director who gave the world Nude on the Moon and Bad Girls Go to Hell enjoys a critical revival
How can Miami ever develop a decent music scene when its best bands keep leaving town?
Cover your ears or bask in the blare. Miami avant-skronkers Harry Pussy, Rat Bastard, and Tom Smith's To Live and Shave in L.A. have launched an audacious aural assault on the senses. But is anyone out there listening?
Under the direction of rocker Bill Orcutt, the Alliance for Media Arts keeps the faith for Miami's cinema aficionados