"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars." That quote is just one of the details at Loba, a new joint opening in MiMo this Friday. It's one of Jessica Sanchez's favorite quotes, and one that exemplifies her well. The 28-year-old realtor- ... More >>
Miley Cyrus' Bangerz Tour With Icona Pop American Airlines Arena, Miami Saturday, March 22, 2014 "Woo! Woooooo! I'm in Miami, bitch! I'm gonna fuck Miley Cyrus tonight! Bangerz tour! I'm gonna bang her all night!" shouted an overexcited guy in front of us. Meanwhile, much like Halloween on South ... More >>
On Saturday, Yanni gave the final performance of a two-day run of shows at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami. Billed as "An Evening with Yanni," there was no opener, unless you count millennia of human cultural history. Shout out to Ancient Greece. Now, he may have shaved off his famous mustache, ... More >>
Yasmine Kobt's deep brown eyes have a hard time hiding her real feelings about her restaurant, Mina's Mediterraneo. The large, airy space was a dry-cleaning facility decades ago, but when Kobt recently purchased the property, it was a skeleton of a building. In a project that took more than a year ... More >>
Every hipster millennial had their Killers moment. These kids vehemently yelled "Mr. Brightside" in the shower, and then on the bus to school (since it was 2004, and Discmans were still in), they packed an extra set of Duracells for a habitual Hot Fuss morning sesh. Over the years though, overwe ... More >>
Marco Rubio may be on his way to being one of the most powerful men in Washington, DC, but that doesn't mean he's lost his common touch. Florida's junior senator unleashed his latest Spotify playlist on the world, and his music taste is pretty much that of an average Y100 listener. Let's do a track- ... More >>
That $515 million ballpark in Little Havana that Miami-Dade taxpayers helped build for Major League Baseball's biggest joke, Jeffery Loria's Miami Marlins, is finally being put to good use. For only the third time in its 23-year history, the World Music Awards are coming to the United States. And ... More >>
Psychedelic Furs and Lemonheads With the Chevin Grand Central, Miami Sunday, October 28, 2012 Better Than: Wondering if the Lemonheads will be good or terrible or both. Knowing is better than not knowing. Last night, Grand Central was packed with grown-up '80s and '90s outsider teenagers. Most of ... More >>
See also "Rihanna Announces Diamonds 2013 World Tour, Coming to South Florida in April." Rihanna's under-boob made a surprise appearance on Twitter last night, all in honor of Dolly, the singer's late grandmother. Covering her breasts with an arm, Rihanna tweeted a picture of her latest tattoo, a ... More >>
Jay Z and Beyoncé love Florida. So much, in fact, they're planning to spend their family vacation exploring the 65,755-sqaure-mile peninsula that 19 million of us call home. According to Contact Music, after Jigga and Coldplay wrap their respective world tours, the hip-hop power couple is teaming ... More >>
Did you know that Tiësto (AKA the Led Zepplin of EDM) considers Miami to be his second home? It's true. When the Dutch superproducer isn't slaving away in his pimped-out studio, doing the uhntz-uhntz on the sands of Ibiza, or partying with Swedish House Mafia on a plane while getting wasted, sp ... More >>
Le Grand wants to own the Western Hemisphere.When he's not hanging out with Chris Martin and remixing Coldplay tracks (see "Paradise"), superstar Dutch DJ-producer Fedde Le Grand likes to stay busy plotting the final stages of his total takeover of the North American continent. As if superexplo ... More >>
Go Rola with future Grammy winner Mr. Pauer.What do you call a rowdy bunch of Latin Americans showing up in Miami to work for your dollars?The Rola Music Festival, a three-day concert event featuring some of the biggest music names in the world that end in Gonzalez.Representatives include Venezuela' ... More >>
Mark RonsonYou might recognize the surname Ronson thanks to the three famous siblings attached to it. Charlotte Ronson is a well-known designer, while Samantha Ronson is a semi-talented DJ better known for bedding damaged starlettes.Then there is Mark Ronson, the producer and musician. The Brit w ... More >>
Image by Michael MourisPicture this: Courtney Love spins down a shame spiral, gets trapped by her fashion choices and confronted by über-designer Karl Lagerfeld, admits she wants to be "dignified like Chris Martin from Coldplay," and hangs out with Michael Stipe. We never thought this would happ ... More >>
Unfortunately not all big shows can launch their tours in Miami. We get that. But when we heard that last night's Jay-Z/ Eminem concert in New York -- the first in the new Yankee Stadium -- had a ton of special musical guests, we just had to share some footage we found.Their special guests includ ... More >>
photo by Smallz & RaskindHole may be the main attraction at the Fillmore Miami Beach on Friday night, but even Courtney Love's potential antics may be upstaged by openers Foxy Shazam. A gonzo outfit hailing from the somewhat unlikely locale of Cleveland, the six-piece aims to be "the Mi ... More >>
Jewel's new album LullabyAlthough Jewel became commercially successful at the age of 19 after releasing her thoughtful, melodic, and grrrly brand of Americana folk Pieces of You in 1997, she had already attained a lifetime of experience to draw from. Since her days ... More >>
He gets down, dirty, and quieter on his new album, written in Miami.
Must-see acts on the two-day fest's lineup.
In '08, rap didn't always equal pap.
This one deserves to be debated for awhile. In a somewhat shocking proclamation, Spin Magazine, recently named current Miami resident Lil Wayne as Rock Star of the Year. It's a nice gesture but you've got to wonder if he's really earned it?Before everyone jumps and curses Spin for trying to stir up ... More >>
A couple of weeks ago, an expert on the Harry Potter series told an audience of high school kids how lucky they were to have this Big Shared Experience--these seven books and 41,000 words in common. What does Harry Potter have to do with hip-hop in 2008? In an age when many year-end lists should be ... More >>
Pop music often gets a bad rap for being disposable or vapid, and in many cases that's true. (Katy Perry, Danity Kane and the Pussycat Dolls, step right up!) But every year, a few irresistible bits of innovative ear candy rocket up the charts and seep into our subconscious. The following ten singles ... More >>
The obvious similarities between Secondhand Serenade, hailing from the suburbs of California's Bay Area, and homegrown sensation Dashboard Confessional are impossible to ignore. Like Dashboard Confessional, the name is a framework for a shifting project led by a singular talent; John Vesely is to Se ... More >>
Justin Namon Nas performs at Rock the Bells at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami. Click here to view the full slide show. Last Night: Rock the Bells 2008 featuring A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Method Man & Redman, Mos Def, etc. Saturday, August 2, 2008 Bayfront Park, Downtown Miami Better Than: Watch ... More >>
Cincinnati quintet Foxy Shazam raises soul/glam/rock/punk hell.
It's all in the stars.
Planet Earth (Sony/BMG)
You liked Shaun of the Dead? Then Hot Fuzz will bust a cap in your arse
Former Miami Beach homeboy and character actor Scotch Ellis Loring makes his bid for musical greatness
Canada's latest musical import sets out to conquer the world
Crossing over who's doing it, who's not
Call it a comeback Jay-Z and Rocky are out of retirement! It's boxers versus ballers.
Discussing Bloc Party's anthemic dance rock, you gotta get deep
Gothic pioneers revive themselves for one more tour
Lisa Shaw (Naked Music)
UK boy wonder Dizzee Rascal gets ready for showtime
Local rockers Transcendence are determined to make it with or without South Florida's help
Another band from Monterrey is out to conquer the world
The Magic City makes good by Volumen Cero
The pleasures of PopLife
The Nortec Collective creates authentic sound for a border town