Sure, two high-school girls can make a "Chonga Song" with an old PC and a USB mic, and go viral. But there's still nothing like a professionally recorded song produced with quality gear and a dedicated engineer in an acoustically sound environment. Miami's great musical history is proof. Outside of ... More >>
Welcome to the 'Wood, Brick House! The bar may be Wynwood's latest watering hole, but everything about the drinking den is vintage, from antique National Bohemian beer cans to the building that it calls home. Dating back to the 1920s, the house on 187 NW 28th Street has been around since the days ... More >>
Janelle Monáe With Roman GianArthur Fillmore Miami Beach Saturday, November 23, 2013 Better Than: James Brown reincarnated as a woman. Janelle Monáe's set began with four roadies dressed in matching white pants, lab coats, bowties, and glasses clustered in front of the stage, seeming to be in th ... More >>
The Miami Times is one of America's oldest continually running black newspapers, and the largest one in the Southeast. In 2011 they were recognized by the Black Press of America as the best newspaper in the country. Since 1923 they've been the essential documenter of life in black Miami. Their back ... More >>
Martin Luther King Jr. loved South Florida. He visited the region many times throughout his career. He was a contemporary of some of Miami's most upstanding citizens, like Father Theodore Gibson of Overtown, as well as some of our most venerable party starters, like WMBM disc jockey Milton "Butterba ... More >>
Glee has managed to piss off yet another singer. After the show's recent cover of "Somebody That I Used to Know," breakout artist Gotye expressed his frustration with the cast's rendition of his song. "They did such a faithful arrangement of the instrumentals, but the vocals were that pop Glee styl ... More >>
Black Star's Mos Def and Talib Kweli With Jay Rock, Black Bobby, and DJ D-Up Presented by Rock the Bells Fillmore Miami Beach Tuesday, September 27, 2011 Better Than: Most Tuesdays on God's great spaceship, Earth. Time travel can be a really good time. Especially when you're talking about takin ... 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 >>
via thesmokersclub.comFunk music and a sweet, sticky spliff have been the perfect pair ever since James Brown and Bootsy Collins hotboxed a studio back in '70. A couple of decades later, there was Dre, Snoop, and The Chronic. And this Friday, the marriage of music and marijuana will go next level ... More >>
Burly, bearded Zac Brown and his band play Sunset Cove Amphitheatre on Saturday. The highlight of the evening will likely be a beer-drenched, sing along performance of his fiddle-laced, pleasantly simple and patriotic country smash "Chicken Fried." It's a fun little ditty that got me thinking about ... More >>
Veteran local b-boys revive old-school rhythms.
A minute ago, still buzzing from the twin highs of payday and a certain psychotropic substance, I had the sudden realization: Green is a very good color. For a second, it seemed like a weird kind of intellectual smoke that meant precisely nothing, just floating past. Then, the rest came: Green is ... More >>
Holy Ghost Saturday, December 13, 2008 The Vagabond, Miami Better than: 100% of the godless ultra-commercial dance crap polluting the Beach. It's past midnight and I'm at the Vagabond sipping my whiskey straight and waiting for Holy Ghost! to start their DJ set in the main room. It's my fir ... More >>
I got a random email last week stating that H.R. of the Bad Brains is going to be in Miami this Saturday at Churchill's. I haven't heard dick for promotion on this and Churchill's doesn't even have the show listed on their website. But random emails and word on the street is that H.R. will be in tow ... More >>
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DJ Qbert October 24th, 2007 Studio A, Miami Better Than: The fat lady singing on a gondola in Venice Q-Bert All photos by Eddie Rosenstock The Review: If you’re not familiar with Qbert, he is the best scratch DJ on the planet earth, zectar and any other distant solar system, period. If you th ... More >>
Live at Couleur Café (Crammed Discs)
Global news outlets are reporting that the most famous opera singer of our time has passed away. Luciano Pavarotti died at his home in Italy after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 71 years old. The king of the high C's and longtime member of the famed Three Tenors was one of the most res ... More >>
New York Citys top record dealer sets up shop again in South Florida
Buddha Gonzalez searches for his fame and fortune in Miami's strip clubs
Say Yes! (Arhoolie)
Bigger-than-thou Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra is bulletproof, too
Revolver pulls the trigger on a cool new space
From baaad Afro-rock to really good highlife, dig this Afro-pop
Rev. Sharpton scolds urban marketers -- and they love it!
Cachaito Nonesuch/World Circuit
Natty Universal Dread 1973-1979 (Blood and Fire)
Golden Feelings;Midnite Vultures
Pop goes the Brazilian pop craze
Tap Tap Haitian Restaurant
The revolutionary voice of vodou music will not be silenced
Do the weather, Criteria Studios, and a few big names mean stardom for South Florida?
At Blue Note the old music world's en garde for exploring