That $515 million ballpark in Little Havana that Miami-Dade taxpayers helped build for Major League Baseball's biggest joke, Jeffery Loria's Miami Marlins, is finally being put to good use. For only the third time in its 23-year history, the World Music Awards are coming to the United States. And ... More >>
Long before she played Sara in Cocoon: The Return or Julia "Julie" Winston in Dolph Lundgren's He-Man movie, Masters of the Universe, Courtney Cox got her big break in Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing in the Dark" video. Tonight, the members of Miami's own 90s Teen will be shooting their first proper m ... More >>
The cool sea breeze whipped through the North Beach Bandshell on Saturday night as Afro-Latin rhythms bounced off the circular wall of the oceanside, outdoor venue. Colombia's Quantic Sound System and NYC's Pedrito Martinez Group rang in the Heineken Transatlantic Festival's 10th anniversary with c ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>
"What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>
A week and a half ago, Bruce Springsteen's buddy and E Street Band sax player Clarence Clemons died in a Palm Beach hospital from complications following a massive stroke. He was 69 years old. Yesterday, the Boss honored the Big Man by posting his eulogy to brucespringsteen.net. And last night a ... More >>
Photo by Paul SobotaGirl Talk, AKA Gregg Gillis.Read Crossfade's full feature article "The Spastic Science! Girl Talk Is All About Confetti, Sweat, and Scientific Rigor." Gearing up for the Girl Talk experience at the Fillmore Miami Beach this Thursday and Friday, we've slipped into our wettest ... More >>
John Zur11th Street Diner, Miami Beach.Dear Miami, Hailing from the great state of New Jersey, I was privileged to growing up with the best pizza, bakeries, delis, and diners in the country. With over 500 diners in "The Garden State," Jersey is The Diner Capital of the World. It's something to be ... More >>
adanbouzoua via flickrStrumming his way to the presidency?His heart seems to be in the right place, but Wyclef Jean's political aptitude is tone deaf. Don't get us wrong, welcoming President Jean to office would be pretty cool, but he might not exactly know how to help a nation that lost 22 ... More >>
Steve Winwood (front), joint not picturedMusic vet and New Times scribe Lee Zimmerman shares stories of memorable rock 'n' roll encounters that took place in our local environs. This week: Candid conversations and the naked truth.I relish asking my musical heroes all the obscure questions that th ... More >>
Turns out mixtapes aren't just for rappers. But British critical darling Dan Black, who recently played to a somewhat unappreciative crowd at LIV, doesn't have much use for genre constraints. A rare pop singer (to try to label him simply) who creates his own compositions, he travels easily betwee ... More >>
Dewey LoSassoWhere, oh where did Dewey LoSasso go? After recently closing his beloved North One 10, some suspected that perhaps this "Mango Gang" co-founder tossed aside his skillets for a stint as a guitarist, but fans will be thrilled to know they will find behind the line as executive chef at ... More >>
Yes, there are more local band battles than you can shake a stick at, but the Fort Lauderdale-based Ghost of Gloria is poised, possibly, to win a big-deal national one. The Hard Rock chain has, over the past few months, sponsored its own "Ambassadors of Rock" series. Hard Rock Cafes across the count ... More >>
Don't tell the boys from Ghost of Gloria that South Florida isn't a rock market. The Fort Lauderdale band's co-manager, Brandon Young, says the foursome committed last year to making being in a band their day job in the hopes of making it big within three years. "The hope is that we'll break out of ... More >>
Exceptional new albums that reside well below the surface.
James DunnThe Long Ride Homewww.jamesdunnmusic.comEven the title boasts an air of familiarity, one that translates to the sound of the songs themselves. It breeds a connection that finds these muscular melodies recalling the angst-filled anthems of Bruce Springsteen as they might sound if sung by Ja ... More >>
Dave Grohl refuses to take death lying down.
Adam Sandler plays a 9/11 widower and finally nails a somber role
This year's film festival is pantheistic, multicultural, and international
The passion of Bright Eyes flows through I'm Awake, It's Morning and Digital Ash in a Digital Urn
In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote.
Not even a sax man from Jersey is safe from the Miami sound
He may be across the ocean, but Czech Pres. Havel's Cuban-exile headaches have already begun
Can a non-9/11 benefit album make any noise?
Four Cornered Night (Jade Tree)
Counting Crows grapple with rock and roll celebrity
Publisher busted over the Boss
Kirk Franklin redefines gospel music
Passion-powered rock and roll replaces lipstick and powder as Melissa Etheridge reaches for a wider audience
Things are looking up for Natural Causes