Listeners of a certain vintage will already know there was indeed such a thing as dance-based electronica between the eras of disco and EDM. In fact, not only was there exciting music to be heard between those fabled eras, but much of the most thrilling sounds were made by duos. Throughout the '80 ... More >>
Henry Stone, king of the record business, passed away peacefully August 7, 2014, in Miami. Throughout almost 80 years of wildly prolific musical activity, the 93-year-old had a hand in every aspect of the music business and was a true pioneer of independent manufacturing, promotion, and distributio ... More >>
Among the great American capitals of black culture, the Magic City has always been a beacon of music, art, and hope. But you wouldn't necessarily know it by consulting most of the supposed scholars on the subject. They'll talk for hours about Chicago blues, New Orleans jazz, the Harlem Renaissance ... More >>
The first five days of the week are the hardest... Well, at least you only have to endure four days of cubicle dust, paper cuts, and nosy coworkers this week! And if that isn't enough to put an encouraging smile on your face, maybe some of the shows going down this week, including Zedd's ever-popul ... More >>
The sweet smell of liquor filled the smoky room as a Blondie doppelganger rocked on to AC/DCs "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap." It was karaoke night at Seven Seas, and just like the crowd you would expect to find at one of Miami's best dive bars, former self-proclaimed rock stars with hair past their ... More >>
Justin Bieber loves his fans. He's also big on tits too. This past weekend in Miami, Bieber got a little handsy with a fan girl during a meet-and-greet event at the American Airlines Arena when he awkwardly grabbed her left breast in what appears to be the world's most uncomfortable celebrity enco ... More >>
Legendary music photographer Bob Gruen has worked with most of rock music's biggest talents. (He shot the iconic image of John Lennon in his New York City tank top.) But that doesn't mean he isn't willing to play favorites. "Mainly the group I like, and it's hard to call them a new group now that t ... More >>
Diana Ross is coming out to South Florida and she wants the world to know. The 67-year-old Motown singer is bringing her live show to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino's Hard Rock Live venue on Thursday, February 23. And if she's anything like her Supremes soul sister Mary Wilson, the Sem ... More >>
Our profile of Victoria Jackson, Saturday Night Live cast member turned Tea Party-lovin', Bible-thumpin' Fox News screamer, was published in several Village Voice Media newspapers yesterday. Jackson made clear late last night she thought it was a "hit piece" typical of the liberal media. She sent ... More >>
A decade ago, Tracy Young broke out in a big way when she mixed songs for the Queen of Pop herself, Madonna. At the time, we were all psyched here in Miami since Young was a resident of our beat-heavy city. Young no longer lives in South Florida, but she visits often. And she'll be here on Janua ... More >>
Via facebook.com/WhitneyHoustonWhitney wasn't smiling on her Delta Flight.We all know Whitney Houston likes to keep it, um, reckless, and her latest flare-up is the direct product of the R&B siren's disregard for safety and basic public decorum. The big to-do? Ms. Houston made a fuss on a D ... More >>
Via Rob Thurman's Flickr Drag legend Joey Arias, left.In the rare '80s movie Mondo New York, a wide-eyed wandering woman stumbles through New York City's Lower East Side, still the raw, beating heart of the underground before waves of gentrification made avant-garde a commodity. Amazon descri ... More >>
The three divas bring back space-age, supersonic glam.
This Sunday evening, recording artist Farah Juste will be at Tap Tap Haitian Restaurant on South Beach for "a CD signing and celebration". Ms. Juste's career as a passionate singer of Haitian folk songs took off with her debut solo album in 1977, and since then she has performed from Paris to Switze ... More >>
A lounge-loving throwback.
A lady describes the Beach's, um, trans-formation.
He's Miami's own Blind Lemon Jefferson, a musician extraordinaire
Back to Black (Universal)
But it's not perfect. Jennifer Hudson nails it in a well-worn tale that struggles to transcend the Ray model
Miami's musical past is mined and polished by an archival label
Alicia Keys's music is the stuff of dreams
Hot duo Sin Bandera brings Spanish R&B to the masses
Jean-Louis Costes and Co. get you riled up
Lopez, playing a Maid, can really put the "back" in backlash
Britney Spears peers through the looking glass of fame
Postfeminists, eat your heart out: Lil' Kim's in town
Elaine at Level and DJ DB at Mission
May 6 - 12, 1999
How deep is your love for the Bee Gees?
Billy won't be a zero