It was nearly 10 o'clock on a Friday evening when Amir Ben-Zion strolled past the double doors of his new Design District eatery, South Street. Head cleanly shaven and dressed in distressed jeans, the 50-year-old sauntered by an expansive leather booth where Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union were twee ... More >>
Bobby Brown wants the world to know that he "wasn't the one [who] got Whitney on drugs." Recently, Brown sat down with NBC's Matt Lauer for a candid interview which is set to air on tomorrow's Today Show. It will be the 43-year-old singer's first sit-down since ex-wife Whitney Houston was found de ... More >>
Photo by John D KurcDonna the Buffalo guitar guy and Grassroots Festival founder Jeb Puryear.In the hot, sweet summer of 1990, Donna the Buffalo guitar guy Jeb Puryear and his bandmates invited a few musical friends and 1,500 fans to Ithaca, New York's State Theater for the first-ever Finger Lake ... More >>
Ms. Chaka Khan is The Queen of Funk.The Herd just got a little thicker. Two weeks ago, the Virginia Key Grassroots Festival -- a SoFla spinoff of Ithaca, New York's Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival, organized by mountain music crew Donna the Buffalo -- released its initial 25-act lineup, starrin ... More >>
The Herd is stampeding toward SoFla. Almost 22 years ago, East Coast fusion rockers Donna the Buffalo led a mass gathering of its friends, fellow bands, and followers -- nicknamed The Herd -- to Ithaca, New York for the inaugural Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival. In the intervening decades, thi ... More >>
Nicki the Lizard Queen straight from the Pepto Bismol pool.You've probably already seen Nicki Minaj's new video for "Super Bass" ... In your weirdest, wettest dreams. Here's a quickie breakdown: (1) Nicki and five clones engage in cute choreographed humping while dressed identically in pink wig ... More >>
Paul Sewchuck slappin' the bass.Dee Dee Wilde's venture into music is a proud South Florida story. Born into a music-leaning family of eight siblings, Wilde's brother is the legendary '80s crooner Eugene Wilde and her first single, 1988's "I Found You" was a charting success in the U.K. Regular ... More >>
John "Don't Call Me Johnny" MellencampMusic vet and New Times scribe Lee Zimmerman shares stories of memorable rock 'n' roll encounters that took place in our local environs. This week, quick snapshots in a book of memories.Sometimes even the briefest encounters can leave the most lingering impre ... More >>
Music vet and New Times scribe Lee Zimmerman shares stories of memorable rock 'n' roll encounters that took place in our local environs. This week, Jimmy gets a hit and Lee gets the nod.Prior to May 1977, Jimmy Buffett was just another wannabe singer/songwriter who did his time in Nashville befor ... More >>
via myspace.com/djmednasMiamians take a rightful pride in our reputation as the northern-most capital of South America. But if we're ever going to truly be considered a world-class city, it'll be because of cats like DJ Mednas. Mednas, who derives his moniker from a mix-up of his given name, ... More >>
Ever see someone and have the urge to say, "Hey, that guy really marches to the beat of his own drum?" No? Well, now providing the perfect setup for that charming, if antiquated, little ditty, world class percussionist Sammy Figueroa and Kitchen 305 at the Newport Beachside Resort.Whether len ... More >>
Cool but never, ever cold.
Bruce Hornsby gets by with a little big-name help.
Go behind the scenes of this hood war.
Therell be sweet tunes aplenty at Dolphin Stadium today.
You cant deny the Calle Ocho festival, even if you try.
Celebrate Carnaval Miami at Little Havana's Calle Ocho.
... And Sammy Walked In (Savant)
Fifteen years down the line, De La Soul is still shining, still grinding
Talking jibber jabber with Bling Bling in the indie rock parking lot
DJ and friends offer an early wake-up call
The mystery of everywoman Chaka Khan
Can Ray "Benzino" Scott's new hip-hop club survive his reputation?
Rory Block has good reason to keep singing the blues
Art Official Intelligence: Bionix (Tommy Boy)
Master Gibson covers the world with unbeatable percussion