Miami has gotten that much spicier as Latin acts from around the globe convene to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards. Perhaps the only man in the world who can pull off a head of bouncy curls, David Bisbal, will be in town to promote his newest album, ... More >>
It's been days since you've slept. The next party starts in less than an hour. And you're desperate for a clean t-shirt, fresh flip flops, and some unused condoms. Obviously, though, South Beach clubs require their party people to display at least a modicum of style. So it'd be highly inadvisable ... More >>
Brace yourselves, a hurricane of Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week posts are coming. We're kicking off the season with an announcement from one of the newest yet most critically acclaimed events of March's musical madness. The Red Bull Guest House premiered last year in a big way when ... More >>
When she's not appearing in a Los Angeles County criminal courtroom, Lindsey Lohan can be found filing frivolous lawsuits in the state of New York. And for nearly two years, the most frivolous of suits has been the grievance filed against Miami's Pitbull for his use of "disparaging" and "defamator ... More >>
When Band of Horses tapped legendary British music producer Glyn Johns (The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who) to engineer, mix, and produce Mirage Rock, frontman Ben Bridwell knew full well that he needed to go into the studio less prepared than he'd been on previous albums. "[Johns] really wa ... More >>
Calvin Harris has been a busy little boy. His massive hit "Feel So Close" landed him his first appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 12, and he penned a lucrative endorsement deal with Pepsi Max to feature his smash "Let's Go" with Ne-Yo. Riding that wave, he just got picked up to play an hou ... More >>
See also "Memorial Day 2012: Fifteen Best Parties in Miami and South Beach." His last album, Planet Pit, peaked at the seventh spot on the Billboard 200 and it was certified platinum by the Canadian Recording Industry Association. But despite his international celebrity, "from the weed to the X, fr ... More >>
Photo by Timothy SaccentiWhen Cut Copy's sophomore album In Ghost Colours dropped in 2008, the Aussie electro-rock crew suddenly became an indie critics' darling. The record was selected by Pitchfork as the fourth best album of 2008 and the 61st best album of the decade while Village Voice's ann ... More >>
Topping the list of artists we'd never expect to see at the Fillmore Miami Beach, Korn just announced a November 9 engagement at the house Jackie Gleason Live Nation built. Thirteen years ago, Jonathan Davis and company released its big breakthrough album, Follow the Leader. It debuted atop the ... More >>
A still from David Rousseau's video for "Give Me Everything."Pitbull's T-Pain-featuring pop-club banger "Hey Baby (Drop it to the Floor)" continues to burn up the airwaves, playing on Power 96 approximately every third song, it seems. But while that track continues to linger in the top 100 ... More >>
It wasn't so very long ago that Lady Gaga was still an up-and-comer playing lots of nightclubs and hitting gay clubs like Score. Though some of us might have had a suspicion, her rise was hugely unpredictable. So that isn't to say we're expecting meat dresses and Gaga status for Erika Jayne ... More >>
Fat Joe's new, 10th studio album, Darkside, Vol. 1, dropped just two days ago, but is already expected to debut in the Billboard 200. Why all the sales fuss over Jose's latest? Well, it's a return to his old, street-level form -- a 180 from the continued attempts at pop crossover that marked his ... More >>
Music vet and New Times scribe Lee Zimmerman shares stories of memorable rock 'n' roll encounters that took place in our local environs. This week, Jimmy gets a hit and Lee gets the nod.Prior to May 1977, Jimmy Buffett was just another wannabe singer/songwriter who did his time in Nashville befor ... More >>
Emo, screamo, post-punk, pop punk, alt-rock, post-hardcore, call it whatever the hell you want--attempting to keep track of the subgenrefication of moody rock bands in eyeliner is practically impossible. But we can all still agree on good music versus bad music, and The Used most definitely falls un ... More >>
via Flickr user Guy McCulloughHey look! It's a concert announcement that has nothing to do with jam bands, '80s hair metal, or sugary pop-punk acts! Don't worry, they'll be back next week. For today, let's focus on Brandi Carlile's announcement that she'll be coming to Culture Room on February 20 ... More >>
After 12 years, South Florida's best pop-punk export is still going strong.
Fans of Latin music, the time has come once again for artists and industry folk alike to descend upon the city for a whirlwind of performances, parties, glitz, glamor, bling, and enough media ops to get ravenous media whores Heidi and Spencer drooling like Lindsay Lohan in the Miami-Dade evidence ro ... More >>
Wisin & Yandel aim for crossover staying power.
Here's an oldie but goodie from the disco years. Foxy was formed right here in Miami in 1976, led by the Cuban-born Ish Ledesma -- and also featuring Tito Puente's son Richie on percussion!. The group's big-time hit, "Get Off," was released in 1978, and hit number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 char ... More >>
I'll be honest -- I had more or less forgotten about Yngwie Malmsteen's existence until recently, while riding in a car with a Swedish metal type. "So where does Yngwie live?" he asked out of nowhere. And that's when I remembered -- Oh yeah, that swifty-fingered guitar legend with the gravity-defyin ... More >>
I miss Franz Ferdinand. Yes, unfortunately the Scottish quartet has continually suffered massive overexposure of all its singles. But that's because you absolutely cannot fail with top-notch, hooky, angular U.K. rock that works as well on a dance floor as on a concert stage. Luckily, to fill in that ... More >>
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