Holy mother of period-prone angst, you guys. Veruca Salt just got back together and performed for the first time in 18 years on Conan. We were immediately transported to that time when we were 10 and our mom bought us the Eight Arms to Hold You cassette, with the warning not to play it at our frie ... More >>
Haim With Shy Girls Fillmore Miami Beach Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Better Than: The musical skills of any other teeny bopper groups. Haim (pronounced unlike late-1980s teen dreamboat Cory and more like the last four letters of Hebrew toast l'chaim or the first four letters of Spanish name Jaime) hav ... More >>
Round one of Coachella is over. And damn, was it a good one! We're all sore, sunburned, and smiling. Here's the best of another memorable weekend in Indio. Finding 20 bucks on the ground. We spent it on a slice of Hot Lips Spicy Pie pizza and a cold beer. Thank you, Coachella gods. -Taylor Hamby ... More >>
"Never break the chain!" Sadly, though, after we here at Crossfade implored you to "cancel whatever plans you've already made for Saturday, June 8, 2013, because Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, and Stevie Nicks are getting the band back together" ... Fleetwood Mac has gone and canc ... More >>
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 >>
Valentine's Day really blows. If you're single, lovey-dovey shit will be rubbed in your face at every turn. And if you're not single, you've got to come up with some kind of sappy, cheesy display of affection or else end up in the dog house. And why? Because Hallmark and the damn chocolate compan ... More >>
Cancel whatever plans you've already made for Saturday, June 8, 2013 ... Because Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, and Stevie Nicks are getting the band back together. Fleetwood Mac announced a 34-city North American reunion tour yesterday, curbing any and all Rumors that "The Chain ... More >>
James Brown: Miami booty shaker of his generationIf you think the hits of Gloria Estefan, 2 Live Crew, and Pitbull are Miami's sole musical contributions to the world, then you've got another thing coming. Over the years, the 305 has been a veritable bastion of the international recording indus ... More >>
Whitesnake aficionado Mitt Romney.Mitt Romney's bid for the U.S. presidency was off to a rousing start last week with '80s hair-metal frontman David Coverdale going in on the Republican presidential hopeful. Turns out Romney used Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again" at his campaign kickoff rally withou ... More >>
Influenced by Fleetwood Mac, Chicago house music, Animal Collective, and copious amounts of peppermint tea, Cut Copy -- made up of Dan Whitford, Tim Hoey, Mitchell Scott, and Ben Browing -- began as Whitford's solo DJ project in 2001. It then emerged on the scene as a performance trio with 2004's ... More >>
It's always a good feeling when a local band comes back to us. You've probably heard Black Kids' first hit single "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You" in one variation or another, and now they're doing a statewide Florida tour to test out their never-played-in-public new mat ... More >>
Washington, D.C.'s Grammy Award-winning production duo Deep Dish enjoyed unparalleled international success during their late-'90s and early-'00s heyday. Much of the pair's universal appeal could be attributed to the healthy stylistic balance between Ali "Dubfire" Shirazinia's edgier experim ... More >>
Matt Keating - Between Customers Keating's follow up to 2007's astonishing double disc opus Quixotic is another revelation, a collection of richly affecting songs, ranging from the heartbreaking "Louisiana, a passionate paean to the victims of Katrina, to "Better Than That," a plaintive ball ... More >>
Night Watch is a regular feature about bars and clubs by nightlife columnist Tara Nieuwesteeg. The Isle Casino & Racing in Pompano is seriously like Disney World for degenerate adults. Seriously, you lose entertainment-and-booze filled hours in a casino and walk out to find it's already dark ... More >>
John Dawson fronted this pioneering Americana band.To read past installments of Notes from the Soundboard, click here. It's become all too common in our society to mourn the passing of those whose fame has taken them to the heights of international stardom, while all but ignoring others who perha ... More >>
Rational Geographic, Vol. 1Miami's very own Awesome New Republic continues on their steamroller release schedule with a follow up to this year's Rational Geographic, Vol 1., the aptly named Vol. 2. This band is constantly on the move, despite a recent injury to B-Rob's foot, with the hel ... More >>
SunFest New Music Night with 311Wednesday, April 29, 2009West Palm Beach IntercoastalBetter Than: Jeremiah's Weed-Ade...though that didn't stop me from drinkin' 'em.Well, the first day of SunFest '09 is in the can. What can I say? I love a good festival. The imposing overabundance of food. Alcohol i ... More >>
In a recent interview with MTV, Stevie Nicks explained her past relationship with guitarist Lindsey Buckingham: "It's over. He's married. The love is always there, but we'll never be together, so that's more romantic than even being together." She went on to explain that their "electric crazy ... More >>
Matthew Sabatella has carved out a distinctive niche for himself over the past several years or so by recreating the songs of America's past, complete with instruments of the era --- fiddles, banjos, Jew's harps, and the like. He takes his traveling band to schools, libraries, and just about anywher ... More >>
DWNTWN Concert Series with Rachel Goodrich and Jacob Jeffries BandFriday, January 9, 2008Tina Hills Pavilion at Bayfront Park, MiamiBetter Than: Before.The Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA), in partnership with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and produced by the Rhythm Foundation ... More >>
South Florida's busiest head-spinner.
One gets the impression that if there were eight days in a week, DJ Affect would be spinning each and every one of 'em. Hell, it's a bet he'd be spinning every day of the week if there were 10 or 12 or 20 -- that's how driven the cat is. When you're already spinning seven out of seven, what's a few ... More >>
Three more recent Miami music releases.
We offer the presidential contenders our own picks for theme songs.
By ANDY VIHSTADT Casino King For those of you holding out for the follow-up to LCD Soundsystem's Sound of Silver, Stereogum’s got something to hold you over. The song, “Big Ideas,” will appear in 21, the film adaptation of Ben Mezrich’s Bringing Down the House. The O.S.T. hits stores Mar ... More >>
Guadalajara's favorite sons make a triumphant return to Miami haters be damned
Declare a New State (Nettwerk)
New Roman Times Pitch-A-Tent/Vanguard
When it comes to show biz savvy, these I's have it
A new president takes office and welcomes all to the error dome
George Bush knows how to make war. Bill Clinton can play the sax. But it's Elvis Presley who's really in charge here.