It may strike you as odd that an artist who plays multi-stringed instruments -- like the tres, a six-stringed Cuban guitar, and the cuatro, a four-stringed Venezuelan guitar -- goes by the name Nil. But that doesn't mean Mr. Lara is synonymous with nada. His heyday was back in the '90s, but t ... More >>
Photo by Stephanie PistellrDuran Duran survived the '70s and mastered the new millenium.There are several parts to the Duran Duran saga. The first found the Brit New Wave band conquering America, providing fodder for MTV, and turning songs such as "Hungry Like The Wolf," "Save A Prayer," "Union o ... More >>
Strike while the Iron is hot-headedMusic vet and New Times scribe Lee Zimmerman shares stories of memorable rock 'n' roll encounters that took place in our local environs. This week, an uncomfortable encounter with Iron Maiden and a mad dash to get their singer to the show on time.Long before the ... More >>
For Florida ska-punk survivor Less than Jake, self-sufficiency and longevity go hand in hand.
Saosin (Capitol Records)
The Smoking Popes return eight years later
Sound Team has just the right combo of folkways and krautrock
An underground band self-destructs in the hands of its damaged leader
The Secret Machines ride a wave of good press; can record sales be far behind?
Ted Lucas says forget what you heard, Slip-N-Slide Records loves the kids
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Ron Isley revisits the Burt Bacharach catalog with Here I Am
Watcha gonna do, Inner Circle, make one of the hottest recording studios in the nation?
The Band helped invent altcountry before disbanding
Sunflower/Surf's Up (Brother/Capitol)
A report from the Latin Alternative Music Conference
Poison can't get no respect
Where are they now: The Nil Lara update
Kool Keith, crazy like a fox
September 24 - 30, 1998
Chico O'Farrill. Bebo Valds. Prez Prado. Cachao. A vibrant musical era was swallowed by the revolution, but not before the Panart record company put it on a platter.
Repeatedly sideswiped by fame, singer-songwriter Dennis Britt braces for one last lunge at the big time
Will the Mother's ever give birth to a hit? Who cares?