Electric Piquete is the José Martí of Miami's Latin funk scene. The group's commitment to the groove is a force to be reckoned with, and they are full of poetry and fuego. Zipping from national TV to a club near you, the big, nine-man band has an album, video, and single ready to drop. Here's wh ... More >>
Even with the sweeping sonic palette of synthesizers, mainstream electronic music has hit a certain threshold. It has to do with so many producers these days using the same store-bought music production software, virtual instruments, and sample packs. One producer who is certainly not guilty of add ... More >>
The deep bass lines slam you like an atomic explosion. And in a matter of seconds, you're intoxicated by heavy hits of moombah. That's the feeling you'll get Monday nights at Will Call during M1, "the world's first weekly all-moombah party ever." "We are the only [weekly party] committed to the ... More >>
By now, there's not much King Britt hasn't done musically in a career spanning almost three decades. As one of Philadelphia's electronic dance music pioneers, Britt enjoyed massive commercial success in the '90s, through his Sylk 130 project and as half of E-Culture with fellow luminary Josh Wink, ... More >>
The deep house genre label gets stamped on releases a little too liberally these days by producers and imprints jumping aboard the bandwagon of its current commercial popularity. But so many records saturating the market lack the substance and soul that characterizes the authentic classic deep hous ... More >>
Pop music celebrities are sex-drenched, weapon-obsessed, drug-addicted, angry, deranged, and sometimes criminal. In short, they're unconventional, always-entertaining personalities who may or may not have politically valid opinions. But let's face it, celebrity endorsements are cultural collatera ... More >>
President Barack Obama is 50! Fifty years old! Last night he celebrated the milestone with a group of political allies, close friends, a few celebrities, and musical guests. It was a far more restrained affair than President Bill Clinton's 50th birthday bash in 1996, but Miami-based conservative ... More >>
Photo by Caroline BittencourtIt doesn't take a connoisseur to know that Brazilian music offers some of the most soothing and sensual sounds you're ever likely to find. And we're not just talking "The Girl from Ipanema" here. From rhythmic samba to bossa nova, which has influenced some of our ow ... More >>
Eletric PiqueteS/Tmyspace.com/ElectricPiqueteThe seven-piece band known as Electric Piquete only formed about four years ago. But from the group's inception (the product of founders Michael Mut and Ed Rosado's desire to perform at Churchill's annual Hialeahfest back in 2007), it's been drawing lo ... More >>
flickr.comHeavy Pets keyboardist Jim WuestLocal jam outfit the Heavy Pets have a CD release party set for Saturday evening at the Culture Room. The gig celebrates the band's second full-length album, a self-titled affair. Download the album at their site, and get out and groove with them tomorrow ... More >>
The kids of bass legend Jaco Pastorius will share the stage with noteworthy Jazz fusion guitarist Randy Bernsen at Alligator Alley this Sunday, August 2. Bernsen, who was a close friend of the elder Pastorius, infuses his guitar work with loads of effects, and is one of the more successful South ... More >>
The eldest Marsalis on life with Leno, Sting, and a decade-old quartet.
On the current southern tour of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, the 16-piece band is focusing on the 70th anniversary of the original Blue Note records. The New York-based label founded by Alfred Lion and Max Margulis in 1939 that became seminal for musicians like Thelonious Monk, John C ... More >>
From the amount of buzz Manny Diaz has generated in the past year, you'd think he was the greatest mayor ever. Sure, he's amazing in comparison to some of the other wackos who have held his job, but damn, this city still has a lot of problems. US News & World Report's annual "America's Best Leaders" ... More >>
Miami's most unconventional DJ.
Chick Corea and Return to Forever bring jazz to The Fillmore.
Nestor Torres blows better than Ron Burgundy ever could.
Daft Punk backstage at the Grammys, in LED suits I'll admit to not really paying much attention to the Grammys live broadcast this year. Kanye, Winehouse, blah blah blah blah, predictable for an awards show based more on (ever-weakening) album sales than anything else. That's why it was pretty cool ... More >>
If you stumble onto your favorite familiar, well-trodden path of earth tonight, you won’t find your weekly drum circle bros. Nay, hand-percussion instruments and less portable toking tools will also be abandoned for the next 48 hours in honor of the two-day stint by jam-band-powerhouse Medeski, Ma ... More >>
Out of the Darkness Ubiquity
Theme For a Broken Soul Stones Throw
To remix or not to remix? These two recordings argue for the latter.
Wherever Ico Manzanero lays his feet, happy hoofers are sure to follow
Weekend Jazz Saturday with Tracy Fields
Jazz greats John Hicks and Eddie Henderson have no doubts about their vocation
At MIDEM 2001 it's no more Mr. Nice Download
On Live Human, Elefish Jellyphant, and more
Eric Dolphy, Kaouding Cissoko
Techno, but not as we know it
July 8 - 14, 1999
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