For over a decade, Interpol has been one of the premier outfits flying the ever-vague flag of indie rock. In 2002, when the group's debut full-length, Turn on the Bright Lights, dropped, it showcased a band that was mostly without peer in its ability to pump new life into post-punk sounds that were ... More >>
We all know it, but it's time to show it. Urban Outfitters is a shortsighted cul-de-sac of trends bent for capital gain -- one large, unthinking slab of cultural masturbation. But like creepers to a drug deal, we lurch in, grab what we want, and dart out. (Some of their basic clothing isn't half bad ... More >>
Dead Milkmen With Humbert and Sandratz Grand Central, Miami Friday, April 11, 2014 While it can be difficult to watch certain punk outfits age (and settle into the awkward complacency that has plagued so many legendary bands in recent years), the brand of punk peddled by Philadelphia's Dead Milkmen ... More >>
During a recent visit to Palatino Jamaican Restaurant, my entrée took longer to make it to the table than it took Food Network's Sandra Lee, Anne Burrell, and Melissa D'Arabian to cook full meals onscreen. At this small Jamaican restaurant, there was more than an hour wait for lunch. During that t ... More >>
As Peter Murphy prepares for a solo tour featuring only songs from his career as Bauhaus's frontman, he seems compelled to contemplate the late-'70s UK post-punk scene. Speaking via phone, riding a bus headed to the first night of his Mr. Moonlight Tour, the 55-year-old Murphy and Crossfade discus ... More >>
As the world's most comprehensive electronic party extravaganza, Ultra Music Festival is dominated by the sonic phenomenon known as the drop. Simultaneously present in seemingly unrelated genres -- such as the soulful vocal crescendos of house, the interlocking pulses of techno, or the bombastic ... More >>
This Heart Electric's "Polar" and "Nowhere To Run" 7" (die Stasi) Ricardo Guerrero is a man of many hats. He is the cofounder of electro-punk duo Animals of the Arctic, curator of the annual local music showcase Death To The Sun, Psychic Youth collaborator, and minister of the low-end (he plays b ... More >>
Diet Cokeheads' Nasal EP (Drugged Conscience) Gainesville's Diet Cokeheads is one-third of Florida's holy triumvirate of new, damaged rock 'n' roll. (Lake Worth's Cop City/Chill Pillars and Tampa's Neon Blud comprise the other 2/3.) If you didn't already know, D.C. features Palm Beach expatriate ... More >>
Photos by Christine BorgesThe DrumsThe DrumsWith The Young Friends and Surfer BloodAt Grand Central, MiamiSaturday, September 18, 2010Better than: Goin' surfin'.The Review:People who eternally run late to everything, take note: When Grand Central says the show starts at 7pm, they mean it. The lin ... More >>
The cover art for Japanese Cartoon's In the Jaws of the Lords of DeathYou probably know Wasalu Jaco best for all of his hip-hop collaborations. With Lupe Fiasco as his stage name, he's worked with the likes of Jay-Z, Kanye West, The Neptunes, and Pharrell Williams, Justice, and Rihanna. But now h ... More >>
Go into Dead Meat's site, and you'll find a triangle with a mustache, surrounded by what looks to be some kind of animal fur. And that's it. We're not kidding. The South Florida band -- akin to what we're guessing an Ian Curtis-birthed thrash/ punk lovechild would sound like -- has been bre ... More >>
Most bibliophiles know about the lurid tales of William S. Burroughs. He shot and killed his second wife by accident while drunk, became openly gay, had an affinity for guns, a serious opiate addiction the last 50 years of his life -- and for all of you Floridians, he spent a small time living in ... More >>
Photo by Jon NuszAlfred von Blume of Daysleeper feels the Joy Division energy.Control: A Tribute to Ian Curtis With Armada!, Daysleeper, Ian Michael, Xela Zaid, DJ Dracula's Daughter, and DJ Nayra Churchill's Pub Tuesday, May 18, 2010 Better than: Watching the movie Control on repeat. The ... More >>
For a particular breed of rabid, morbid fan of Joy Division (and as one myself, I don't think there are any other types of fans of the band), there have been a lot of macabre little anniversaries to celebrate in recent months. Last year, of course, marked the 30-year anniversary of the band's wat ... More >>
If you're a fan of Bauhaus, U2, The Cure, Interpol, Bloc Party, She Wants Revenge and many others, then you've probably heard of Ian Curtis without even realizing it. The lead singer of the now defunct Joy Division has been a major influence on all of the above mentioned bands with his deep, dron ... More >>
via wasabifashionkult.comCheck out the rest of this collage on Wasabi Fashion Kult's blog.A new year, a new chance to take a look at the local music/nightlife blogosphere. At the end of 2009, things looked bleak -- many blogs had been neglected or completely abandoned. Maybe the new year will pus ... More >>
MumpsyThe Orlando InvasionMumpsy, with Surfer Blood and XOXO Saturday, June 14, 2009Propaganda, Lake Worth Better Than: Drinking freshly squeezed OJ with Japanese Tourists. The Review: O-town is famed for being the primary residence of the world's most renowned mouse, and for spewing out annoyingly ... More >>
From GWAR to Torche, the acts that rocked the Magic City.
In the Studio with Martin Hannett (Interstate)
The tribute band rocked The Vagabond.
3 One G Friday, August 8, 2008 The Vagabond, Miami Last Friday's performance at the Vagabond by 3 One G, the Winter Haven-based Joy Division tribute band, was jammed to the rafters. Surprisingly high-energy and weirdly thrilling, it also raised a number of philosophical questions, among them: 1) I ... More >>
3 One G pays tribute to Joy Division at The Vagabond.
Editors Louis XIV, Hot Hot Heat, and Editors Culture Room, Ft. Lauderdale Tuesday, January 8, 2008 Better Than: Seeing all three bands together at an even smaller venue The Review: Last night’s show at the Culture Room marked the first stop of a tour by rising indie-ish stars Louis XIV, Hot Ho ... More >>
A slew of Joy Divison reissues
Interpol looses Antics and takes on the world
...of flannel. Screaming Trees carve their niche from the Northwest Passage.