The last time that a kaleidoscope of bright colors bounced rhythmically to the beat of Swedish House Mafia's "One," we promised ourselves to never drop a hallucinogenic drug at a music festival again. It was a very bad trip. But then we started thinking: How would we stomach overproduced electro b ... More >>
Lil Daggers are total VIPs.We here at New Times are gonna be hosting a VIP party to help launch the 2010 edition of the Miami Music Festival. And yeah, we want all our friends to come, including you, J-Lo, and Jimmy Buffett. The bad news: Part of the night (9 to 11 p.m.) will be invitation-only ... More >>
Phil Jacobson Around It Goes EP(2010 Phil Jacobson)Phil Jacobson is a young dude, who is still a little wet behind the ears as far as the recording game goes. After all, he literally just dropped his debut EP Around It Goes yesterday. But you certainly wouldn't know it by listening to the UM Sc ... More >>
via Miami Dade CorrectionsYankier Crespo faces a charge of second-degree attempted murder.Just after 10 this morning, a 32-year-old Cuban immigrant named Yankier Crespo got into a fight with another man riding in his black Camry. The yelling turned into a fistfight, and the men spilled out onto S ... More >>
flickr.comWe are not total corporate shills, but this might be a good way to see a lot of mid-to-high-priced shows coming up in South Florida. The BankAtlantic Center is running a sweepstakes giving away ATM, which unfortunately does not stand for your own Automated Teller Machine. Rather BAC's c ... More >>
Here are a few randomly selected recommendations among the many acts playing the Miami Music Festival. Visit MiamiMusicFestival.org for individual venue details. Many of these funky-named places you've never heard of are subdivisions of real venues, with made-up names just for festival pur ... More >>
Ray LaMontagneApril 30, 2009The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason TheaterBetter than: Hearing a gruff James Taylor front The Band in the early '70s -- had you never seen either James Taylor or The BandJohn HoodI'm gonna get a lot of flack for this, but here goes:Last night Ray LaMontagne pl ... More >>
SunFest, in West Palm Beach, has always impressed me, 1) for the expensive, marquee names it has attracted, but also 2) for the really strange ways it has often combined them. The festival, in its latter-day incarnation, now spans several days, with packed bills each night, including one "new music ... More >>
Exceptional new albums that reside well below the surface.
James DunnThe Long Ride Homewww.jamesdunnmusic.comEven the title boasts an air of familiarity, one that translates to the sound of the songs themselves. It breeds a connection that finds these muscular melodies recalling the angst-filled anthems of Bruce Springsteen as they might sound if sung by Ja ... 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 >>
She's packing up and taking her campfire groove to Tinseltown.
With a fresh move to L.A. from New York, Luciana Souza revisits sunshine and the bossa nova music her parents helped create.
It's never been easier to start your own (fake) band.
Hip-O's Van Morrison compilation shows the songsmith planted firmly on neutral turf.
Tony Orlando June 27, 2007 Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Better Than: An Elvis impersonator When you're a singer whose career is based on hit songs you can count on one hand and your 15 minutes of fame lasted five years, it's probably best to sprinkle the chart toppers thr ... More >>
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