The Metric concert last night had to be the most punctual rock show to ever take place at the Fillmore Miami Beach. Maybe it was the five cameras preparing to stream the show live on MySpace; it was the Florida entry for Bud Light's 50/50/1 music festival -- 50 bands, playing 50 states on one night, ... More >>
There's something about Brazil that exudes sexiness. Maybe it's the way the tongue rolls when speaking the language. Or the beautiful, modelesque women who live there. Or samba. Whatever it is, we can all agree the place is an exotic wonderland. Luckily, you don't have to understand Portuguese to f ... More >>
The panic alarm had sounded. It was time to save the Fillmore Miami Beach. "In case you haven't heard, here's the situation," Sweat Records' Lauren "Lolo" Reskin warned local music fans in a call to action earlier this month. "Two companies have proposals on the table to completely renovate the Mia ... More >>
When was the last time you got down on your knees and kissed Miami? What, never? Well, get down and start kissing, because this town loves you. Do you understand how lucky you are to be here? Supreme talent comes through this place every day. It's just not natural for a music-lover to have to pick ... More >>
Pretty Lights (AKA Derek Vincent Smith) has come a long way in a relatively short time. Since 2006, he's built a musical empire with his friends and labelmates at Pretty Lights Music, stirring up what many consider to be a whole new genre in the process. His blend of natural rhythms and electron ... More >>
Two weeks of tour dates have just been canceled by Passion Pit. And the reason: Frontman Michael Angelakos needs "to take the time to work on improving [his] mental health." So far, most of the tour remains intact, including Passion Pit's South Florida show at the Hollywood ArtsPark on October 23. ... More >>
Latin crooner Marc Anthony is hitting up the Fillmore on June 26, but perhaps the more exciting news is that his opening act is President Barack Obama. The two are hitting up the historic concert hall for a fundraiser, and tickets are selling for up to $5,000.
Even after 27 years, four albums, and a few line-up changes, Jane's Addiction is holding on strong. In fact, Perry Farrell and company's latest album, The Great Escape Artist, made it to the third spot on Billboard rock chart. So rather than kick the habit in 2012, these '90s alt-rock gods are k ... More >>
Can you handle The Whole Love? 'Cause Wilco's ready to give it to you. Earlier today via wilcoworld.net, the Chicago alt-country crew announced its intention to lay the "Art of Almost" and "Standing O" on six cities across the Southeast U.S., including stops in states like Arkansas, Alabama, Mi ... More >>
Photo by Yesenia HernandezForget about your parents' stupid rock 'n' roll. That shit's for old people. If 2011 at the Fillmore has taught us anything, it's that the house is never more packed and awesome than during the monthly Honeymoon Series party, when the room quakes with entertaining, dar ... More >>
There are some artists who can't escape their past, no matter how hard they try. Paul Simon is inextricably linked to Simon & Garfunkle. Robert Plant will always be the tousle-haired, bare-chested vocalist of Led Zeppelin. John Fogerty will never fully put Credence Clearwater Revival behind ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenHalloween's known as a holiday for freaks. Crazy shit goes down, people lose their inhibitions and let loose. For one night every year, you can be whomever you want -- be it a werewolf, skinhead, or the Virgin Mary -- and no one's going to judge you for it. That was the vibe ... More >>
Yesterday, Crossfade squealed, "We hate you, Odd Future." And we meant it. In fact, we loathe Tyler and crew with the face-melting intensity of a meth lab explosion. And that's why we bought six sale copies of Goblin, snatched up a shitload of official Odd Future tour merchandise (sticker set, k ... More >>
Courtesy of Rebel BingoB-I-N-G ... Oh."It's bingo, sort of, but not like you've seen it before. We made up our own rules, because we don't know how to play ACTUAL bingo. This is Rebel Bingo. It's not nice and it's not fair. Do not bring your grandma." That's the way the cryptic press release for ... More >>
Shredding hard and stalking America's highways since 1978, SoCal punk crew Social Distortion has survived several lifetimes of hard living. Lesser punks than SxDx frontman and founder Mike Ness would've fallen down, folded, and rolled over into the gutter by now. But 33 years later, the man's s ... More >>
Solange at the moment of conception.The greatest danger involved in making superpotent sex music is the high risk of inadvertently impregnating an entire roomful of glammed-out party girls. Just ask Chromeo's Dave 1 and P-Thugg ... There is no condom, diaphragm, spermicide, morning-after pi ... More >>
With similar holy praise and spiritual righteousness, Matisyahu scratches the Haile Selassie out of reggae music and gives it up to G-d. Born Matthew Paul Miller, the musician made it all the harder for us to say his name when he started using the Askenazi version of it. This former Phish-head ... More >>
For millennia, only a supersmall slice of the world's human population could legitimately claim to have rocked out to the color spectrum. Of course, we're talking about those special party people with the strange neurological condition known as synesthesia. And, uh, certain recreational weed smo ... More >>
And the live show announcements just keep pouring in. Early yesterday, Sweat Records announced that Ted Leo and the Pharmacists will be performing at Churchill's Pub. And word on the street is the Junior Boys will be making their first stop in the Magic City since they played the Vagabond in Oc ... More >>
ChromeoAnother big show announcement: Vocoder-obsessed duo Chromeo announced they'll be performing at the Fillmore Miami Beach on September 20 as part of the LG Ones to Watch Tour.Oddly enough, they've been "ones to watch" basically since their first release, 2004's She's In Control. Their latest ... More >>
The wobbly bass line is just as important to dupstep as analog sounds were to French electro-house. So you can't fault Caligula, the local dynamic duo of Obi Tawil and Mike Larson, for always featuring it prominently. However, with The Rise EP, which was released in March, Tawil and Larson ... More >>
Photo by Marta Xochilt Perez See the full 30-photo Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings slideshow. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings The Fillmore Miami Beach Sunday, March 20, 2011 Better Than: Anything that's ever happened to me. Despite the fact I previewed this show with a music feature in last ... More >>
We've always wanted to just hop in a time machine and transport ourselves back to the height of a different musical era -- you know, jazz in the '20s, British pop in the '60s, funk and R&B music in the '70s. Well, now thanks to Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, we can get a taste of down-and- ... More >>
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 >>
Victor Gonzalez iPhone picSunny Singh likes to bang on the drum all day.The beauty of Art Basel week is the spontaneity of it. One minute you can be having tempura eggplant before a special indie-pop DJ set at Bardot, then all of a sudden you're in a Haitian man's cab listening to Creole talk-rad ... More >>
Back in the early 2000s, cool kids everywhere became obsessed with all kinds of lupine creatures. Maybe it was irony. Maybe it was rabies. Or maybe the moon had slipped off axis. Whatever the cause, almost everyone between the ages of 16 and 28 was wearing a howling wolf's head t-shirt and naming ... More >>
Will it be you, James Murphy, spinning tonight at Florida Room?Going to the LCD Soundsystem show tonight at the Fillmore? Well, the party don't stop after the house lights have be turned on. Head on over to the Florida Room where Overthrow is hosting the concert after-party. Also on the bill: "DF ... More >>
via his MySpace pageWe like to lay claim on musicians whenever we can. If they've lived in South Florida for more than a few months, went to school here, had a girlfriend from here, or even their dog lived here, we like to think they're ours. So it should come as no surprise that we consider Sout ... More >>
Not all pets are cute and cuddly -- we get that. But we've never seen a "pet" as ugly as the one in Yeasayer's just-released video for "Madder Red."The creature in the video looks like a big wad of someone's insides, equipped with a bruised eye, bloody mouth, and it oozes green goo, to boot ... More >>
Straws are fun. So are the ladies of Black Blondie.What's the plan this weekend? Huddle up. Club kids, make a beeline for Space's 10-year Anniversary party. Hipsters, stampede the Cold War Kids/Hold Steady concert then barter your labels at Swap Miami. Older Cubans, flip through old yearbooks and ... More >>
Is this the final cultural push before Miami goes silent for the Summer? This weekend has a series of multi-day events that will leave you scrambling to decide what to do. There's a porn expo, Haitian music fest, Mexican film festival, hip-hop conference, lesbian beach parties, and the opening we ... More >>
photo by Christopher WilsonNext Wednesday's show at the Fillmore Miami Beach by Band of Horses caps off a pretty awesome April at the venue. The show also marks, however, a preview for fans of the ex-Seattle/now South Carolina band's third studio album, the upcoming Infinite Arms. It drops on Col ... More >>
via livenation.comAfter three albums and nearly a decade of trying to attract some wider notice, you'd think David Gray would have been pleased when he finally landed in the Top Ten via his international smash "Babylon" and the best-selling album from whence it came, White Ladder. Yet, as th ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenClick here to view photos from this event.The Arctic MonkeysThe Fillmore Miami BeachThursday, April 1, 2010Better Than: Northern English food (black pudding, anyone?)The Review:Last night's debut Miami show by the Sheffield, England rock outfit the Arctic Monkeys gave plenty to ... More >>
The Arctic Monkeys, with bassist Turner second from right.Thursday's show at the Fillmore marks the Arctic Monkeys' first performance in Miami Beach, but the Sheffield, England rockers already count a famous local resident as an unlikely fan: Diddy. About this time last year, the band was in New ... More >>
via Flickr User Between a RockIt's certainly no secret that jam bands are in love with visiting South Florida. In fact, it seems like every band with a nouveau-hippie following makes it down here at least once a year, so it's rarely big news. This announcement though, it'll make some fans go weak ... More >>
Cheech and Chong are funny dudes. They did a show for the South Beach Comedy Festival at the Fillmore on South Beach. They have been recording albums since the 1970's so I took the opportunity to ask them some music-related questions. Enjoy.
Chick Corea and Return to Forever bring jazz to The Fillmore.
Two of R&Bs hottest stars align at The Fillmore.
Who knew there were lakes in Cuba?