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.
Painkiller (Blind Pig)
Rubber Factory Fat Possum/Anti
Bougainvillea's Old Florida Tavern
Fruits and nuts frolic for the holidays
New Beats from the Delta
Some young souls put a white-rock spin on down-home blues
A revived label serves the blues well
Start with the Soul (Hannibal)
Bug Music publishing
Oktoberfun: Polka, blues, and drag
The best blues had to offer in '94
Bruce Iglauer's mighty independent record company all started with a Hound Dog. Now his main stars are here to howl
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