Over a half-century ago, Mack Emerman created Criteria Studios in North Miami.
In 1959, it was a modest single-room studio setup. But after forming a partnership with legendary Miami-bred producer Tom Dowd, Criteria became the headquarters for Atlantic Records South, blooming into a massive (and mo ... More >>
He's a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. But in the restaurant business, Sir Eric Clapton is Hard Rock Café.
Throughout the 1970s, Clapton was a regular patron at the first Hard Rock in London. But by 1979, the restaurant ... 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 >>
When they say Miami is a city built of snow, rest assured they aren't talking about the weather. Even pop culture, through movies like Scarface and TV shows like Miami Vice, have helped equate the city to sweet Lady Cocaine. That's reason enough to honor it by listing some of the best cocaine-relate ... More >>
Signed, sealed, delivered: they're yoursPurchasing autographed music memorabilia can serve a greater purpose than just prompting everyone who enters your home to remark: "Ohmygosh, I want to kiss all three Jonas Brothers on their John Hancocks!" In the case of Women on the Move's Unveil Your Pink ... More >>
Eric Clapton is one of the greatest guitarists alive. The man -- currently gabbing with Buddy Guy on his signature T-Mobile phone on TV -- long ago earned his place in the pantheon of rockers as a guitar god.Clapton began his career in the early '60s playing with British blues-rock pioneers the Yar ... More >>
via Flickr user AndreaTXWow! Another day of concert announcements without jam bands. Don't worry, they'll be back tomorrow. For today it's all about rock and roll. If you like your rock of the progressive persuasion, you'll be happy to hear Yes is coming to Boca on February 28. Yes is taking a pa ... More >>
Buddy Guy plays the Arsht Center.Blues badass Buddy Guy -- along with Big Easy piano man Dr. John -- performs Friday at the Knight Concert Hall at the Arsht Center. A huge influence on Eric Clapton and countless others, Guy continues to elate audience members with his guitar heroics at the g ... More >>
via myspace.com/prettyprettypleasePretty PleaseThe Jean Marie, Arboles Libres, Pretty Please, and Static MoonChurchill's Pub, MiamiFriday, September 4, 2009 Better Than: Paying 20 bucks to loiter at your favorite lackluster South Beach club and end up holding your best friend's hair back in the W ... More >>
To read past installments of Notes from the Soundboard, click here. One constant theme of this column is a fixation on bands and artists that somehow fell through the cracks that occur within pop music's lengthy trajectory. That's one hazard of rock's rich repertoire -- so many artists, but so li ... More >>
Even with lower manufacturing costs, CDs can be a pricey proposition for independent acts, especially those bands aiming for a professional look and sound. The studio and production expenses can be staggering.