It began as a bakery, a presumable front for a Prohibition-era speakeasy complete with hidden rooms and rumrunners. And after 100 years at 626 S. Miami Avenue, Tobacco Road's still in the booze business. Sadly, however, the city's oldest bar may be in jeopardy. Carlos J. Mattos, founder and pres ... More >>
It's been a tough week for everyone. Davy Jones died after God selfishly robbed the would-be jockey who "left millions of teenage pillows soaking hot and wet with culture-lust" from us, death-sentencing him with coronary failure and signing him to an eternally binding record contract on his hea ... More >>
The cries and calls for a thriving local music scene in Miami are inescapable. Form a band, become a promoter, train as a sound engineer, and eventually the city's natural roadblocks will squash your hopes of entertainment industry success like a cat making its way across I-95's Express Lane. ... More >>
See the cut to download King Bee's Howl EP. Back in January, local blues rock crew King Bee was partway through recording its fourth album and set to hit the road for a full national tour. But then founding member and lead singer Angel Suarez suddenly quit. "Angel felt like he couldn't handle ... More >>
image via villa221.comVilla 221, site of tonight's Culinarium truck round-upAnother food truck round-up? You don't say! However, Culinarium, launching tonight, seems to be the first mobile food event in Miami to combine a food truck rally with live DJs and bands (which a few have already been doi ... More >>
Friday, November 20*Everyone raised here likes 2 Live Crew, pretty much. So everyone we've mentioned this party to is excited about the fact that the group is playing for just $10 tonight at White Room in Miami. Click here for full details. *Tonight is day one of the 97th birthday ... More >>
Ed Hale Ballad on Third Avenue (Dying Van Gogh)Ed Hale's outfit Transcendence was the kind of band that allowed ambition and extravagance to find equal footing. Progressive by design, its sumptuous arrangements often overshadowed Hale's skills as a songwriter, which featured some great melodies a ... More >>
Dreaming in Stereo plays the Vagabond tonightFriday, August 14*Local guitar whiz Fernando Perdomo's "progressive pop" band Dreaming in Stereo tonight plays at the Vagabond in Miami. Admission is free before midnight, $5 after. Click here to check out a video of the band playing recently on West P ... More >>
Alfresco gigs are just part of this band's plans for local domination.
Now he's packing a tune.
King Bee plays the Magic City blues