Brooklyn-based DJ/producer Adrian Michna a.k.a. Egg Foo Young started his musical career DJing parties and gigging in bands on the NYC bar circuit before migrating to Miami in the mid-'90s. It was in our neck of the woods that he co-founded the pioneering hip hop/electronic outfit Secret Frequenc ... More >>
Jacob KatelClever girlThe Clever Collective is an art consortium from Brooklyn who we saw set up in the driveway of a house on 29th Street between North Miami Avenue and NW Second Avenue selling cookies, lemonade, and custom bags.The bake sale benefits the Clever Collective and the girls procured ... More >>
Don't let the glasses fool you; he's a literary super heroFor fellow writers, Jonathan Lethem needs no introduction. 1999's Motherless Brooklyn, the story of a detective with Tourette's syndrome, put Lethem on the map, but by that point, he'd already written four novels that breached the genre li ... More >>
If you haven't been following the meteoric rise of West Palm Beach's Surfer Blood, it's definitely not too late to start. The band, who will be all over CMJ in New York this week, including the Brooklyn Vegan's showcase on October 22, make great indie-pop music, it's as simple as that.Well, its b ... More >>
Adam LarkeyLobster Mousse (click for full size) Downtown Miami's Arts & Entertainment District is getting another notch in its belt.The Urbanite Bistro (62 NE 14 St, across the street from The Vagabond), serving what a press release calls "eclectic bistro fare" is scheduled to open to the pub ... More >>
No Regular Play is the Brooklyn-based production duo of Nick DeBruyn and Greg Paulus (originally of indie darlings Beirut). Part of a new American generation of EDM producers rooted in more instrumentalist-based music forms, their experimental genre-bending take on house and techno defies all exp ... More >>
Jonathan Eismann, Chef/Owner Pacific Time and Pizza VolanteBest Squid in Ho Chi Minh City, cooked over a fire in a old steel drum in the street, Best Pork Chops in history there, too. Saigon Killer Pork Chops!Best Chinese and Dim Sum at a place right next to the Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok.B ... More >>
Basshead Productions is celebrating its 8th year anniversary at Black Sheep Bar this Friday with a night of bass-heavy sounds, including an exclusive performance by American drum & bass legend Dieselboy. This best-selling Brooklyn-based producer was the first American to be voted into the UK-bas ... More >>
Catch the band Saturday at White Room.
The Vagabond's day manager and occasional bouncer sounds off on the club scene.
Finally, the movie on Notorious B.I.G. hits theaters today and it seems that the anticipation for the film's release is running high. Notorious actors have been hitting the talk show circuit, Lil' Kim is up in arms about how she was portrayed, Diddy is being all dramatic on YouTube, and people are ... More >>
To read past installments of Miami According to Brooklyn, click here. I want to talk this week about how the younger generation has no respect for the older generation. The younger kids coming up have no respect for the people who have been there, done that sort of thing. I would be a lot better off ... More >>
The peeps from PL0T were pretty busy in 2008 providing Fridays at the White Room with a classy selection of hot international techno acts. There were intimate performances by Lee Curtiss, Seth Troxler, and Bill Patrick, among others. And there was that sleek visual ambiance courtesy of the multimedi ... More >>
To read past installments of Miami According to Brooklyn, click here. Most of these guys who hang out in this club scene crap have no respect for women whatsoever. They're just out trying to get their dick wet, which is horrible. I see it every day. Women should be treated with a little more respect ... More >>
To read past installments of Miami According to Brooklyn (and to find out who, exactly, guest columnist Brooklyn is), click here. I want to talk about the homeless in downtown around the clubs and how fucking annoying they are. I'm so sick and tired of the begging and everything else. I'm not insen ... More >>
Walking into the Scope tent yesterday was like getting smacked in the face with an art stick. You know, in a good way. Inside, it was a visual sensory overload, with way too much for any normal, methamphetamine-free viewer to see in one trip. Riptide felt like a contestant on Supermarket Sweep, rush ... More >>
(Photo by Justin Namon)"Brooklyn," as the current day manager of the Vagabond downtown is known, has done and seen it all around the South Florida music scene since arriving here from his native New York some 12 years ago. Younger types flitting around hipster nightlife know him as the improbably, h ... More >>
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