Close your eyes, now open them. Just like that, the weekend has come to an end, and now, it's back to the Monday morning grind. But with gigs from Bruce Springsteen AKA the Boss, indie rockers Vampire Weekend, and pop queen Lady Gaga to look forward to, Friday will get here in the blink of an eye. ... More >>
It's a fine line between pure genius and utter insanity. Many musicians have made a career out of toeing that line. Or, uh, totally jumping it and never looking back. As it turns out, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. And since batshit crazy people don't care what month it actually is, neither ... More >>
VIP this, general admission that ... New Year's Eve is totally overrated. Why deal with hoards of drunk buffoons sporting ridiculously goofy 2012 sunglasses, overpriced prix-fixe menu options, and endless DUI checkpoints when you can slip into your Forever Lazy and ring in the New Year from y ... More >>
Tabou Combo's Yvan "Kapi" Andre.Tabou Combo has one of the most revered funk breakdowns in all of musicland. And between the voudou beats, big soul horns, salsa turns, merengue runs, and rockin' drums, this band is the most eclectic kompa crew in the world. The group started in 1968 under the na ... More >>
While there's reason to rage against the media saturation inherent to the internet (e.g. too many chill/witch/triangle clone bands uploading from their bedrooms), you've got to celebrate the World Wide Web for the incomparable access it grants to musical worlds previously impossible to connect ... More >>
These days it's not enough to have just one job. In this economy, you have to be a hustler to get by. If you're lucky, maybe you'll even be successful.Celebrities are no different; they like to have their hands in the cookie jar too. It's easy to criticize stars -- say they're sellouts. We say th ... More >>
Photo by Lorri AuerGift No. 1: Your broke-ass musician needs new socks in a serious way.Are you a broke-ass? Well, Rock Kulture-Miami is throwing a very special party tonight at Vinyl & Kai just for people like you. It's called I'm Broke and It's Almost Xmas Rock-N-Art Show.The ... More >>
Public domain image, via Wikimedia CommonsCarlos Santana's show at Cruzan Amphitheater has been added to the $10 deal list.Another Wednesday in the summer, another $10 Live Nation ticket deal. The bad news: This deal only adds one concert to the list of shows that were discounted last week. The g ... More >>
Francisco Aguabella left Cuba in the 1950's and quickly established himself as a master conguero and bata musician in the American and nascent Afro-Cuban jazz scenes. Noted for his fluidity and energy, he was a sought-after performer who shared the stage with musicians as varied as Frank Sinatr ... More >>
The Happiness StruggleNothing Rhymes With Orange The Happiness Struggle (Leftfield)nrwo.net It's been a long six years since the Coccaro brothers have inflicted the local scene with their Anglophile musings and quite frankly, I'm extremely pleased with the time taken. Music journalism can ... More >>
Locally transplanted Puerto Rican superstar and Latin heartthrob Ricky Martin has always had a strong inclination toward philanthropic ambitions, frequently using his own dough and fame over the years to lend a helping hand to worthy causes. In fact, he has his very own organization, the Ricky Ma ... More >>
CalahoneySlow Stride (True Records)calahoney.com Calahoney features top-notch bluesy vocals from frontwoman Laura, accompanied all the while by guitarist Josue, who may or may not be a pair of bohemians trapped in number - crunching nine - to - fives. The overall vibe is reminiscent of the '90s ... More >>
Those of you who missed the Music Musica Exhibit at the Miami Science Museum in early December will get another chance this week. The exhibit returns to give museum-goers a chance to learn about the impact of Latinos throughout the history of American popular music, and also to play with any of 33 d ... More >>
Chick Corea and Return to Forever bring jazz to The Fillmore.
A vintage punk reunion at Churchill's this weekend.
Well, technically it's now the "15th Annual Caribbean Fest," but everybody knows it's all about the Marleys. And this year, it looks like they're getting it together musically. While the first few years were mostly reggae, and mostly Marley, things got a little scattered in the meantime. This led to ... More >>
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