The Perseid meteor shower ended last night, a fact that probably escaped most citizens of Miami. As city dwellers, we have to contend with the omnipresence of electricity, an invention that is anathema to star gazing. In order to take advantage of the once-a-year phenomenon, Riptide had to travel fa ... More >>
It's Monday, and although it may feel like the end of the world, here are a few things to cheer you up. El Heat made it to round three of the playoffs. Memorial Day is exactly one week from today, which means we'll have an extra day to party our asses off. And there are plenty of good concerts happ ... More >>
Ultra Music Festival has never offered much homegrown local flavor. Even as the globally minded EDM fest has broadened its musical scope to include rappers, R&B stars, and indie bands, the other sounds -- reggae, salsa, merengue, authentic Miami Bass -- that keep much of the 305 dancing the rest ... More >>
It's a fine line between pure genius and utter insanity. Many musicians have made a career out of toeing that line. Or, uh, totally jumping it and never looking back. As it turns out, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. And since batshit crazy people don't care what month it actually is, neither ... More >>
South Florida's 21st century dancehall, soca, and hip-hop party scene can be described in one word: Madhouse. That's the name of the weekly party started on Key Biscayne in the early millennium and keeping the bashment going even today via Friday nights at Opium Hard Rock.The teams behind the mov ... More >>
Left to right: Switch, the Major, and DiploWhat do you need to know that you don't already know? Over the last few years, Switch (real name Dave Tayor) has become one of the most massive masterminds of mash-up music in this new-ish millennium. He and Diplo (real name Wesley Pentz) were the guys b ... More >>
Courtesy of David Lynch/O.H.W.O.W.Most people know quixotic movie director David Lynch for his Academy Award-nominated films like Blue Velvet and The Elephant Man. But Lynch is also an accomplished visual artist who brings the same surreal, dream-like imagery and deadpan irony that are a staple o ... More >>
Kat DeLuna will be visiting Miami this week. The Dominican songstress, who enjoyed rampant radio success at the tail end of 2007 and into 2008 with her hit single, "Whine Up" featuring Elephant Man, just turned 21 in November, and it's lucky for her. She's recently kicked off an 8-city g ... More >>
Not everybody hates Buju. According to a story that came out in the Jamaica Star last week, Apple Inc has recently removed some songs deemed homophobic from their catalog. Buju Banton's "Boom Bye Bye" was one of those songs and according to this article, some Canadian gay rights organizations are h ... More >>
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