Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week (or thereabouts) in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to that ... More >>
We're officially balls-deep into summer and everyone is covered in a thin film of uncomfortable sweat. But despite the already-oppressive temps, Grand Central is turning up the heat. The Downtown Miami hangout just added three killer new shows to its end-of-summer and early-fall concert schedule, k ... More >>
See the full 36-photo slideshow of Coldplay at American Airlines Arena. Coldplay With Robyn and Wolf Gang American Airlines Arena June 29, 2012 Better Than: The feeling you get from four hours of hot yoga and a good leeching I first learned of Coldplay two years ago while foraging for burgundy ... More >>
It took 56 signatures and seemingly endless bloodshed. But on July 4, 1776, 13 American colonies became independent of the British Empire and the United States of America was born. Though electronic dance music was still centuries away on that fateful day, some scholars suggest that the Declaratio ... More >>
Robin Gibb, one of the co-founding brothers of British pop band Bee Gees and the voice behind disco megahit "Stayin' Alive," died yesterday in London after a two-year battle with cancer, according to his official website. He was 62. "Sunday 20 May, 2012 at 10:46 pm: The family of Robin Gibb, of the ... More >>
Matthew Weiner's commitment to authenticity is second to none. His Mad Men series is a televised portal back in time, a weekly peek into 1960s Manhattan, the advertising industry, and all it entails--booze, cigarettes, depression, submissive wives, etc. But the 1960s were also a time of celebri ... More >>
Just when you thought the bubble was 'bout to burst... Recent reports from The Music Industry have revealed that the world of aural entertainment is not only transitioning away from a free-falling-plummet to lightly-descending-tumble, but the music business be sticking around a little longer tha ... More >>
It was not such a good week for the shuttered Vice Lounge Miami, but it was a splendid week for the Federal Food, Drink & Provisions, which opened to lots of huzzahs and buzz, and for J & G Grill, which debuted with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. It was also a good week for chef Giorgio Rapic ... More >>
It's not easy being a musician in Vice City. The geographical challenge alone is enough to make any band go crazy. Miami may never be called a musical epicenter. But when Radioboxer's Jota Dazza put out the call for fellow musicians to take part in the Florida Music Get Together, the local music ... More >>
Fly your millionaire flag like Ricky Rozay.With all the talk of Occupy this and Occupy that, people have been a little hesitant to flaunt their wealth in 2011. Richer, please! It's time to put that P.C. bullshit to bed and ring in the New Year as your great-grandfather, John D. Rockefeller, wou ... More >>
Lesley ElliottFoie gras with duck confit stuffed ravioli. Pied a Terre at the Cadet Hotel has been left without an executive chef since the quick departure of Andrew Balick this past summer, who recently re-appeared at DiLido Beach Club at SoBe's Ritz-Carlton. Since then, owner, Dr. Vilma Biaggi ... More >>
Tomorrow marks dubstep ambassador 12th Planet's much-anticipated return to Miami, when he'll headline an evening at Grand Central rounded out by Juan Basshead, MC Jumanji, Animal Krackerz, and Mike Deuce. We reached him recently to chat about the past and current state of heavy bass. But th ... More >>
Ever since Fedde Le Grand dropped his robotically hypnotic electro-house hit "Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit" back in the summer of 2006, the Dutch beat technician's been doing his best to top it. And yeah, he's taken a few solid shots with tracks like 2007's "The Creeps," 2009's "Scared Of Me," a ... More >>
Sometimes electronic music can be soul-crushingly boring. But fans can't tell the difference because they've been hypnotized by a series of bleeps and bloops. In a few years, however, when trends change and the difference between what's good and not good is revealed, Fujiya and Miyagi will rema ... More >>
via myspace.com/jakwobJakwob, AKA James Jacob.Like a lot of other post-millenial musicians, 21-year-old dubstepper Jakwob (AKA James Jacob) is an internet-made man. A year and a half ago, nobody really knew his name. Hailing from the English Midlands, he was just another university student who ... More >>
Photo by Cecile MaurelSteel Pulse founder David Hinds.In the run-up to massive reggae fest Bayside Rocks, Crossfade's already spoken with Frederick "Toots" Hibbert about the birth of reggae. We've also convened with Puerto Rican crew Cultura Profética. (Not to mention, we've spent the week revis ... More >>
After three decades on the scene, Brit legend Pete Tong's got nothing to prove. He's been a critic, an A&R guy, a producer, a BBC jockey, and one of the most massive club DJs in the world. But still he's hitting the decks hard, night after night. It's almost like the guy's on a deranged missi ... More >>
Photo via Rick Ross' Twitter accountCarol City's boy wonder, Rick Ross, has just announced plans to tour. The Blowin Money Fast tour will take Ross across the United States before heading abroad to England, Trinidad, Haiti, South Africa, Nigeria, and other far-flung places. The preliminary tou ... More >>
via ButtsByMendieta.comThis city has done so much to advance the idea of altered, unnatural human beauty that it was about time Miami was honored with a namesake plastic surgery operation. Enter "the Miami Thong Lift." Pioneered by local plastic surgeon Constantino Mendieta, the new procedure was ... More >>
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