It's enticing to bring friends, in town for vacation, to Brickell and show them Miami's progress as an action-packed metropolis. They can walk to one of three Publix stores or buy cigarettes, Red Bull or whatever stimulant tickles their fancy at the shiny new 7-Eleven. Yet when time comes to grab a ... More >>
Bad idea: Cheating on your wife while working overseas for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Worse idea: Telling your new girlfriend you are a divorced, high-ranking diplomat, when in fact you are a married, low-ranking customs grunt. Incredibly awful idea: Forging diplomatic letters to wow your g ... More >>
If we here at Crossfade ever manage to get a glimpse at James Murphy's personal day planner, there's a pretty solid chance that the first week of December is perennially empty, except for a short, four-word phrase, presumably written in fat, blood-red block letters: Art Basel Miami Beach.
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The Pennsylvania-based company Kalan LP, a distributor of novelty items like inflatable beer pong games and shot glasses that say "You must be Irish because my penis is Dublin," is now distributing a line of marijuana-shaped candies, and it's blowing up a storm among the right. Which got me think ... More >>
The Fillmore Miami Beach is the Magic City's go-to room for artists with mid-size audiences. So while The Script may not have the same voracious following in South Florida as it does in Europe and South America, the "celtic soul" pop-rock group may feel more at home at the American Airlines Arena.
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Beer. It's been the go-to beverage for getting a buzz since the ancient Egyptian pharaohs had their first kegger at the paws of the Sphinx.Since Oktoberfest is upon us, we figured we'd put together a collection of our favorite drinking songs. Some are classics, some are weird, but all have one th ... More >>
Bono as his alter-ego "The Fly" in '92.According to the Emerald Isle's Central Statistics Office, the average Irish male can expect to prowl around Planet Earth for about 76 years, 9 months, and 18 days.
Do you know what that means? It means that U2, as a band, is totally middle aged. (Formed in ... More >>
Flogging Molly's Matthew Hensley.While often likened to other Stateside outfits, like Dropkick Murphys and Black 47, best known for blending an upstart attitude with Celtic tradition, Flogging Molly alone can claim a specific geographical bond with the old country.
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It's ironic that for bands like Black 47 and the Dropkick Murphys, the words Irish and insurgency have become practically synonymous, especially since these two outfits actually hail from New York and Boston respectively, cities that are separated by several thousand miles from the Emerald Isles. ... More >>
For any electronic dance music lover in the know, DJ/producer Claude VonStroke and his esteemed Dirtybird and Mothership labels have become synonymous with some of the most forward-thinking and fun-loving sounds coming out of the American EDM scene in the new millennium. A Detroit native wi ... More >>
photo by Gregg DelmanIn this week's print edition of the Miami New Times, we featured a Q&A with the legendary Robert Plant, who performs with his Band of Joy this Friday, July 30 at Bayfront Park Amphitheater. Still, as print is stuck being print, there was more Q&A that didn't fit. Here ... More >>