Get ready to guzzle a bottle of cheap bourbon, howl about love, loss, death, and redemption, and smash a saxophone into shrapnel 'cause Juke founder and frontman Eric Garcia (AKA Uncle Scotchy) tells us, "Miami's favorite dirty blues band is going big" and adding a hot shot of fat brass to its st ... More >>
Granny GrimmThe SoBe Wine & Food fest and Miami International Film Festival will consume your next two weekends, so this weekend, you have our permission to take it easy. Kick back and screen some Oscar-nominated shorts, and catch a few of the concerts making their way through our clubs and a ... More >>
public domain image via Florida Guy 128 on wikimedia commons.Hallandale Beach at SunsetThe image above is of the sleepy-looking beachside town called Hallandale, Florida and gives no indication of the city's Black musical history. But the Palms in Hallandale, just north of Miami, otherwise known ... More >>
photo via Shorefire MediaGov't MuleRevolution, Fort LauderdaleJanuary 20, 2010Better Than: Paying to be crammed in a container with 1000 old, loud, smelly people and then shipped from Haiti during a earthquake with nothing but Gov't Mule on my MP3 player. The Review:I am guessing that since ... More >>
Local up-and-coming band Juke lays down soulful grooves on its informal new disc.
With the establishment of so-called alternative rock, the concept of a "guitar hero" is now passé, for better and worse. While tedious fretboard histrionics have (rightly) gone out of style, there should be room for hot-stuff six-string slingers matching flash with creativity. Blues music impacted ... More >>
Tobacco Road turns 96 with a righteous bash.
Pinetop Perkins and Friends (Telarc)
The dudes of ZZ Top bring their beards to the Hard Rock.
Photo by Jeffrey Delannoy Cat Power October 22, 2007 Studio A Better Than: Finding out Syd Barrett still sings in honky tonks. The Review: The last time I caught Cat Power at Studio A, it was just her, her pain, her anger and her keyboard – and a crowd of about 300. Last night, on the same stag ... More >>
Miami may be in the south but it's about as far from the Blues as you can get. Thankfully, you can break out the bourbon and revisit the hard times this Saturday when James Blood Ulmer, a high-powered, sharp-picking blues guitarist, blows into town. The Village Voice has called Ulmer "the missing ... More >>
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