Miami may never host the Olympics, and our hopes of future Super Bowls are in doubt, but don't worry, we're still a major destination for international sporting competitions. In fact, Miami Beach just beat out Reykjavík, Iceland, to host the World Outgames in 2017.
Finally! Frivolous legislation out of Tallahassee we can finally get behind!State Sen. Darren Soto, an Orlando-area Democrat, has filed legislation that would keep Florida on daylight-saving time (DST) all year long.
It's been a great month for local bass music releases. First, Shake Miami's Get Low crew celebrated its third anniversary by giving away a free compilation of all-local bass jams. And now BassHead Music is about to drop its own compilation album on Tuesday, showcasing its roster of both local and ... More >>
Magrudergrind's Crusher EP includes a track called "Heaviest Bombing" about writing graffiti. It fades from grindcore brutality into a hip-hop breakdown, ends in a squall of screeching feedback, and jumps back into violent chord changes for the next song. That shit's pretty cool. And the Washington ... More >>
Travel ChannelTony Bourdain is nekked in IcelandTMZ has leaked some naked pictures of Anthony Bourdain. No, they're not full-frontal, and no you really can't see junk or ass (there's a big red star over any interesting parts). The photos, taken a few years ago, show Bourdain and his then sous che ... More >>
With a handle like Thugfucker, one doesn't really know what to expect from this Icelandic-American duo. Are they gangsta rappers or some bizarro grindcore act? To place them, though, you need look no further than a little 2011 banger called "Disco Gnome" on the hotly tipped Life and Death labe ... More >>
Pool Party An Almost Nearly Complete Anthology (Livid Records) www.lividrecords.com In 2008, we saw the much-anticipated release of Pool Party's 25 Pool Party Sensational Hits. And though it was a much needed artifact, fans were disappointed by the omission of a few signature tracks. It to ... More >>
Dear CNN,Please refrain from having Rick Sanchez cover natural disasters. We here in South Florida all remember his over-the-top hurricane coverage. Then when covering tsunami warnings for Hawaii he asked, "Nine meters in English is what?" Now, he does not understand volcanoes.While covering that vo ... More >>
The Golden Filter's take on late-'70s downtown glitz has taken Manhattan's club scene (and the blogosphere) by storm. Consisting of record producer Stephen and vocalist Penelope, the duo is notable for its chilly arpeggios, pulsating beats, and plush vocals -- as well as their elusive personas. (N ... More >>
Local The city's preservation board unanimously decided the Bacardi buildings are worthy of historic status. [Herald] FIU's journalism school gets accreditation, just in time for the death of journalism as we know it. [Herald] Two local schools that were close due to swine flu have reope ... More >>
Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category. Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantastic ... More >>
Med Sud i Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust (XL Recordings)
This last weekend marked the finals of the Eurovision song contest’s 2008 edition…. What, haven’t heard of it? If not, you’ve missed out on years of amazing spectacle, full of slinky costumes, little-heard languages, and some of the most painful strains of Euro dance pop we’ll never hear w ... More >>
M.A.N.D.Y. and Booka Shade's hit 2005 track "Body Language" M.A.N.D.Y., hailing from Berlin, isn't female -- nor is it even one person. Rather, it's the purposefully ambiguous moniker of the DJ/producer duo of Patrick Bodmer and Philipp Jung. Longtime pals since boyhood, over the years they moved f ... More >>
It's all in the stars.
Hvarf/Heim, Heima (XL Recordings)
A New Groove and Latin Jazz compilation series (Putumayo World Music)
What do Animal Collective sound like? Close your eyes and use your imagination
2002 Week two: Cuba, Spain, Iceland, Poland, U.S.A., and more
Jimi Hendrix's guitar. John Lennon's furniture. Bono's sunglasses. Hope I die before I get sold.
Cell 63 free themselves from the retro morass