Skeptics predict the local music shop is going extinct like the penny arcade. But for the last six years, so-called "independently owned, stand-alone brick-and-mortar retailers" around the U.S. (and the world) have been banding together under the Record Store Day banner to, paraphrasing the immorta ... More >>
It's humid as shit and there's a 40-percent chance of rain this weekend. The threat of scattered thunderstorms leaves us no choice other than stripping down to our underwear and binge-drinking indoors for the next 72 hours. However, massive alcohol poisoning could be avoided if that Mother Nature ... More >>
See Crossfade's full 53-photo slideshow from Sweatstock 2012. If there's a Miami musician who's best suited to accompany early afternoon drinking on a rainy day, it's Jesse Jackson. Driven inside Churchill's Pub by the rain, Miami's favorite melancholy scruffster played a set pulled from his appro ... More >>
Thousands are expected to show up at Bayfront Park this weekend for a planned hometown rally to remember slain 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. U.S. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson is organizing the rally, and Rev. Jesse Jackson and singer Chaka Kahn are scheduled to attend.
Wanna perspire till you pass out? Try squeezing into a rubber suit, guzzling 32 ounces of java, and running some treadmill in the sauna. Or ... Test the limits of dehydration and heat exhaustion at the 2012 edition of Sweatstock. Just a couple of weeks ago, this annual indie music marathon -- o ... More >>
Here's a quick break from the pre-Winter Music Conference hoopla to give you some local music news. Sweat Records has announced the lineup from its third annual Sweatstock on April 21, which also coincides with Record Store Day. Headlining the party is Miami's favorite electro-pop act Afrobeta ... More >>
Via facebook.com/surferbloodAmerica's 9.1 unemployment rate got you down? Yeah, we're pretty bummed about that shit too. But at least the weekend's here, and there's plenty of stuff to do that's under $10. Treat yourself to a free Surfer Blood concert, or maybe tackle $0.99 beers at Miami's old ... More >>
Twitter almost collapsed under the weight of all the "Why don't you have a seat over here?" jokes being made Wednesday night.You know who he is: The expensive haircut, the cheap ties. The fake tan, the small-town wrestling announcer voice.He's Chris Hansen, the former host of NBC's To Catch A Pre ... More >>
Cleaveland Jones explores the sound of Tao.Cleaveland Jones just might be the ideal Miamian -- the alpha Floridian, if you will. And if there's any doubt that he's as fitting a face as the MIA could want, consider his new album Tao Jones, a happy marriage showcasing reggae, soul, and samba in per ... More >>
I recently stopped by Afrobeta's beautiful downtown home recording studio to drop off a LeBron CD, and to check if they needed a guitarist for their tour. I love Afro Beta, and if I could work with any local band it would be them. You should have seen them at Ultra. Jesus! Local songwriter Jesse Ja ... More >>
Cleveland Caveliers owner Dan Gilbert came across as a whiny, sore loser when he posted his now infamous pissed-off, Comic Sans screed when LeBron James dared join the Miami Heat. He called James' actions "heartless and callous" and promised that the Cavs would win a championship before the Heat ... More >>
Miami artist David Lebatard, or LEBO as most know him, may as well be part of the local music scene. He's always been in and around it, never too far from the action. Sure, he did work for the Mayfair in Coconut Grove, Las Olas Riverfront Complex, Burdines and others. But he was also commissioned ... More >>
photo by Ben ThackerLil Wayne BFFs Mayday closed out the evening. Oracledang FestivalWith Raffa Jo, Radioboxer, Mayday, and othersWhite Room, MiamiFriday, May 28, 2010 Better Than: The sum of its parts The Review: Hot dang, White Room was white hot Friday night as Miami autho ... More >>
Jesse Jackson was in town for the Super Bowl and decided to engage in his number one hobby: protesting. He marched against high rates of foreclosure and unemployment. [NBCMiami]A truck pulling a livestock trailer jackknifed in Weston. The driver and about 100 of the animals were killed, bu ... More >>
Raffa Jo Harris and Rainer Davies aka Raffa and Rainer have finally completed their follow up to 2005's Stolen Coal. The 11 track long player, No Mercy, was recorded on and off over the past two years at various locations in the Magic City and features over 30 different musicians and artists besi ... More >>
More recent South Florida releases.
Sol Ruiz's Oultander is a 6-song disc I got in a cardboard sleeve from producer Bobby Macintyre of Studio 71.He says: "Sol is the songwriter and she plays acoustic guitar. I played drums, produced, engineered, and mixed it. Jesse Jackson plays some Dobro slide guitar, and some cuatro. Lorenzo Corti ... More >>
When Circa 28 suddenly shut down last year, it came as a shock to many. Well its back, er, sort of. We reported about the Electric Pickle taking over the space back February, and just in time for Winter Music Conference, the place is ready for the public. Good thing too, because they have a pretty p ... More >>
This week will be the very last Can you Rock a little Softer?, at least at Churchill's, at least for now. Raffa and Rainer and her crew are going to take a break and review the situation and their options. The acoustic and open mike night has made Churchill's Pub its home since its inception in the ... More >>
Rachel Goodrich While seemingly the whole highbrow world descends on Miami Beach tonight for the official opening of Art Basel, across the causeway, the Vagabond kicks off the artsy extravaganza with a locals-centric fiesta. Okay, so Miami New Times is an official sponsor of the event, but it’s n ... More >>
A former cult member crashed the UM rally.
Sweat Records hangs on for its third year.
Kristopher Hull is zeal on wheels.
Jesse Jackson sings a city's soul to wake
Campositions gonna party like its your birthday
An old movement takes on new meaning
You missed the concert, but you can still see the posters
DJ and friends offer an early wake-up call
The intentions outweigh the execution in Ice Cube's Barbershop
In our pure sales culture, the Latin Grammy protesters could learn a hip-hop lesson
¡Grita! The Voice of the Fighting Cuban
No money. No filmmaking experience. No hope for commercial success. Minor details didn't stop Joe Cardona and Alex Anton from exploring their Cuban heritage.
George Bush knows how to make war. Bill Clinton can play the sax. But it's Elvis Presley who's really in charge here.
Master Gibson covers the world with unbeatable percussion