It's 9 p.m. and it's raining in sheets outside Mignonette, a new oyster bar and seafood eatery off NE Second Avenue across from the City of Miami Cemetery. Gentlemen pull their cars onto the sidewalk to let their ladies scurry in (relatively) dry. But there's nevertheless a wait to be seated at this ... More >>
Avant-gardists, Zen gardeners, collectors of incidental and deliberate sounds, intake valve agitators, inventors of agoraphobic explosives ... Many are the hats and coats that Kreamy 'Lectric Santa has worn since its first kicks of musical discontent managed to connect with South Florida's undergrou ... More >>
It's been a while since Christopher Wayne's seen the spotlight. In 2010, the Wall Street Journal profiled the Ft. Lauderdale osteopath who's prone to wearing CBGB shirts and spiking his bleach blonde hair. The write-up noted that he hangs with Paris Hilton and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, not to mentio ... More >>
Noise music is riddled with freaks.Just like the circus, urban downtowns, and Ultra Music Festival right as the clock strikes fuck-a-tree-o'clock - this envelope pushing, challenging, and potentially full-of-shit genre is a straight up 24/7 weirdo convention. But out of all the beardos, hippies, ar ... More >>
Death to the Sun is not only Miami's best rock fest for the new, the hip, and the off-kilter. The annual farewell-to-summer local music bash, hosted by This Heart Electric's Ricardo Guerrero, is also one of the most controversial events spawned from the Biscayne Corridor's art-party music scene. L ... More >>
When you think about the second wave of New York City hardcore, there's Gorilla Biscuits, Youth of Today, Earth Crisis, and scene daddies Agnostic Front. You could casually dismiss Madball for its role in that classic era. And the way I see it, the reason is Madball frontman Freddy Cricien be ... More >>
I've known Joe (or Joey as he was then) since the salad days of Cheers. Those were fun days that got even funner when we found out he frequented my friend's mother's liquor store in Kendall. For many years, there was a running joke that he owed me twenty bucks, so much so, that I even believe ... More >>
Photo by Michael MarkosJohnny Ramone wilds out in '77.Today we celebrate the birthday of two Ramones: Johnny and CJ Ramone. Yes, CJ (who turns 45 today) is viewed as a ringer or a hired gun. He isn't anyone's favorite Ramone, but he did a fine job filling Dee Dee's Chucks and leather jacket John ... More >>
Rising from the ashes of The Knockouts, rock and rollers Stay Hitt attack Miami, the world, and each other
The Brand work hard for fame and glory. Got a problem with that?
It's not the work week; it's the party week
Tom Tom Club's Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth find fun in the future
A Kite Is a Victim takes the slow road
Poison can't get no respect
Club Space juices downtown
Frank Emilio, Television
Welcome to the world of David Byrne
A re-release reopens old wounds for the Talking Heads
How can Miami ever develop a decent music scene when its best bands keep leaving town?
Cover your ears or bask in the blare. Miami avant-skronkers Harry Pussy, Rat Bastard, and Tom Smith's To Live and Shave in L.A. have launched an audacious aural assault on the senses. But is anyone out there listening?
On-stage and behind the scenes, a diverse and determined group is carving off a big piece of the local rock