Once again, it's that time of year when America gets wasted in the name of a holiday that most of us think honors Mexican Independence.
Tequila rules, the city is on fire, and we don't need no water, let the motherfucker burn.
¡Viva Miami! Here are the ten best Cinco De Mayo 201 ... More >>
I Fell in Love With An Alien Girl 7"
Admittedly, I had some grandiose ideas for this Blast From the Past. But now that I am thick in the drink and have spent the better part of the last hour grinding my needle into the beautiful marble-grey grooves o ... More >>
Two Car Mirage
(Safety Net Records)
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It is no secret that I usually do these things backwards, starting with third and second releases before tackling debuts. But there's a reason for that approach: I usually do it by matter of personal acquisition. Hence why I ... More >>
Fast Music in a Slow Town
(Safety Net Records & Tapes)
The Essentials were part of the early South Florida punk explosion of the late '70s and early '80s. And this EP, Fast Music in a Slow Town, is a sweet blend of straight-up punk rock with touches of hardcore a ... More >>
The Reactions Love You
While we're all still reeling from Johnny Salton's passing, I have to admit that it has been a real pleasure to revisit the music that the man left behind.
Without a doubt, the Psycho Daisies are one of Florida's most criminally underr ... More >>
Last year, when Little Haiti's best and only sort-of-English pub turned 30, we got a little worried. Would Dave Daniels take the milestone as an opportunity to finally sell Churchill's? The answer was no, and though it seems like Daniels is perennially talking about ridding himself of it, Churchi ... More >>
Look at all that local love!The never-old argument of South Florida's geographical isolation is null and voided from what I've been witnessing via social networking sites (Facebook, et al) as of late. Still, as much as I'd like to sit here and spout holier-than-thou bullshitisms, I can't deny the ... More >>
zaZEE"That chillwave band is so overrated compared to that glo-fi band."Just so everyone is prepared to throw a fit and/or send us big, sloppy e-kisses, New Times Broward-Palm Beach's Best Of issue is out June 17. Until then, we'd like to get some information from you, faithful readers. Which of ... More >>
Blast From the Past is a new occasional series on Crossfade, revisiting classic local albums from days of yore.Psycho Daisies, Sonicly SpeakingWe're gonna kick these blasts from Florida's past with a record that best exemplifies how easily the stuff gets lost in the swamp. I'm talking about one o ... More >>
The weekend was definitely a busy one. And while the skies poured over South Florida Saturday and Sunday, things didn't seem to slow down. But in case the deluge kept you away from the action, here is what you missed over the weekend:Glass Candy at the VagabondPhoto by Michael MaryanoffIt seems l ... More >>
30 Years of Churchill'sJim Hayworth has been manning the helm at Slammie for a decade plus with varying partners and people helping out along the way. Now he has put together a show to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Churchill's Pub. Rumor has it that long time proprietor Dave Danie ... More >>
photo by Steve Satterwhite, from New Times archivesJames McCauley, a.k.a. Maggotron The latest issue of Spin is on the newsstands, and there are a few shout-outs to South Florida. Besides a peek inside Iggy Pop's clubhouse (disclaimer: I wrote it), a couple locals are mentioned in one of the maga ... More >>
As long as we're talkin about Charlie Pickett getting his due, here's one of the reasons why, this video for the song "Overtown" written by Dave Froshneider and performed by "Charlie Pickett and The Eggs" is some real pioneer shit. Now, I'll admit it, I ... More >>
About 20-some-odd years after the fact, Dania Beach alt.country.punk.roots pioneer, Charlie Pickett, is finally getting some of the props in mainstream media that he deserves. South Florida natives and music nerds that are in the know have been clocking this guy's career since the late 1970s when h ... More >>