If last night was any indication, SoBeWFF proud papa Lee Schrager might have to rename the festival the South Beach Wine, Food & Reggae Festival, because Ziggy Marley rocked the tents with a full-length concert that appealed to everyone of every age and degree of sobriety during Guy Fieri's ... More >>
"I was there before reggae," says Monty Alexander, speaking of his native Jamaica, in a way that's perfectly balanced between humble admission and matter-of-fact declaration.
"I was playing in the studios of Kingston Jamaica, with the masters of Jamaican music, The Skatalites, before they were The ... More >>
Miley Cyrus is getting hitched.
After about a year of exploring her sexuality, running around barefoot and braless in Los Angeles, and allegedly becoming a pot head, the 19-year-old pop princess is ready to settle down with boyfriend of three years and The Hunger Games star, Liam Hemsworth.
Happy 4/20! This holiday, once underground, has gone mainstream. MTV lists quite a few celebrations and legalization demonstrations in San Francisco, Seattle, and even Topeka, Kansas. (Willie Nelson is performing.)At 4:20 p.m., thousands of people are expected to "light up" in solidarity. Since we a ... More >>
Tomorrow is April 20, also known as 4-20, when millions of people come out in support of the legalization of marijuana, pot, weed, Mary Jane, ganja, herb, joy stick.Some say the origin involves a group of teens in San Rafael, California, who would meet after school at 4:20 p.m. Others argue it's pol ... More >>
Wanna lead a blessed existence full of irie vibes? Simply abide these nine Rasta-approved rules of conduct and you shall bask in the radiant glory of the Zion Lion: (1) Grow that ganja; (2) Get dreaded; (3) Praise Jah; (4) Start an Ital diet; (5) Smoke that ganja; (6) Listen to lots of reggae mus ... More >>
Before you roll up and roll out to Virginia Key Beach Park next weekend for the Nine Mile Music Festival (which Miami has known as Marley Fest for as long as anyone can remember), be aware that Damian "Jr. Gong," Julian, and recent Grammy winner Stephen Marley will not be appearing or performing ... More >>
James Brown: Miami booty shaker of his generationIf you think the hits of Gloria Estefan, 2 Live Crew, and Pitbull are Miami's sole musical contributions to the world, then you've got another thing coming.
Over the years, the 305 has been a veritable bastion of the international recording indus ... More >>
Photo by Laine DossMaasai Boy, taken in Amboselli, KenyaWe interrupt our coverage of $100 dinners, fancy wine tastings and being generally blessed to remind you (and ourselves) of just how lucky we are to live in Miami (and the United States).
While we're living the "good life" (and pretty much ... More >>
XperimentoFusion is a way of life in Miami. Spanglish may as well be the official language. Restaurants boasting Asian fusion cuisine are popping up everywhere. And mixing up musical influences is an ancient tradition by now. Xperimento, named New Times' Best Fusion Band this year, blends the ban ... More >>
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kronicit/ / CC BY-SA 2.0You may remember Bob Marley as the Jamaican Reggae superstar that he was, as the mascot of potheads the world over... or just as the namesake of our beloved Marley Fest. But today marks the 30th anniversary of the legendary musician's death. He ... More >>
Photo by Christina MendenhallWest Palm Beach was in a "NY State of Mind" during Nas' SunFest setNas and Damian "Jr. Gong" MarleySunFestWest Palm Beach WaterfrontSunday, May 2, 2010View a slideshow of SunFest 2010's final day here.A hip-hop act's sets rarely last more than 45 minutes, and perhaps ... More >>
If you're thinking this means Transit Lounge's little eats spot next door is now serving pasta, you're wrong. Or you could be right. Frankly, I've never really looked at the menu. It's my understanding the offer late-night pizza and chicken fingers to soak the booze in your belly, but that's not ... More >>
via TherapyInk.comDead Johnny Cash"It's the story of your life, and the end of it's your death, and every word that's in between is just a waste of breath." - SubhumansTheir rotting, worm ridden flesh fills the air with the stench of death, but we just can't help cracking the casket on our favori ... More >>
No women no cry might have been Bob Marley's anthem but come February 28, 2010 "No Bougie's, I'll cry" is what regulars in the South Miami bar scene will be sniffling. That's right, folks, South Miami's chillest dive, Bougainvillea's, will be shutting its doors for good leaving locals, UM student ... More >>
Jacob KatelIan Lewis of Inner Circle walks through the backyard at Circle House studios in North Miami Inner Circle are the "Bad Boys of Reggae." If you've ever seen the TV show COPS then you know why -- they wrote the theme song. But Inner Circle aren't one-hit novelty wonders; the band has rele ... More >>
Blood Fusion are at core a couple of brothers who make music together, but they have a crew of on and off affiliates. They are also members of the YouTube-famous Smokenprofits crew, who recently got an account banned again. Blood Fusion often provide the soundtracks for video projects.
Tonight t ... More >>
Do you wake up, smoke a bowl, bum a cigarette, drink a beer, eat some corn pops, play guitar, watch Judge Judy, Matlock and Oprah while "brainstorming" your million dollar ideas wearing dirty socks and wishing somebody would just pay your rent so you could concentrate on developing your unrecognize ... More >>