The Scottish post-rock outfit Mogwai's been releasing albums for the past 20 years. The band is now on its eighth full-length, Rave Tapes, if you do not count its two noteworthy soundtracks. In 2013, the group released the score for acclaimed French television mini-series Les Revenants, about zombi ... More >>
It's not Friday yet, but there's no such thing as too many mugshots right? Miami attracts celebrities like moths to a light bulb, but unfortunately for some of them what happens in Miami doesn't stay in Miami. Miami-Dade's jail camera, AKA the in-house Paparazzi, has caught several celebrities check ... More >>
Amy Winehouse's death has inspired numerous discursive threads, including speculation about her yet-to-be-revealed cause of death, the paparazzi (and YouTube's) hyperdocumentation of her slow unraveling, and the deep tragedy of the young singer's thorny personal life. In the face of much morbid, ... More >>
Photo by Niuvis MartinShredding with Holly Hunt's Gavin Perry.Have you met Holly Hunt, the fairly new skull-crushing doom metal atmospheric sludge band that's taking Miami by storm? The band's two members -- Gavin Perry and Beatriz Monteavaro -- are both visual artists who live and work in Miami ... More >>
So the State of Florida has pardoned Doors front man Jim Morrison. That may be a good thing for artistic freedom and all, but I still want my money back. I was a kid living in Westchester when my friend's parents took the neighborhood gang to see our favorite band at Dinner Key auditorium on that M ... More >>
No longer a suspected dong-dangler.At last, our long national nightmare is over: the long deceased Jim Morrison will no longer have a record for drunkenly dangling his dong at a Miami concert. But while Morrison's pardon -- which should be made official at 9 a.m. -- closes a sordid footnote in ro ... More >>
Without admitting Jim Morrison was railroaded by Miami-Dade's criminal justice system 40 years ago, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle says her office won't fight Charlie Crist's pardon of The Doors iconic dead lead singer.The county's top cop claims the recession is the reason ... More >>
Jimmy Mojo in Dade County Clink.Really ... Why are boomers so obsessed with cleansing rock stars of their sins? Almost 42 years ago, chubby junkie, Doors mojo master, and FSU dropout Jim Morrison showed up in Coconut Grove's Dinner Key Auditorium, got extremely wasted, tried to sing " ... More >>
After the failed debacle of his Independent senate run Charlie Crist's legacy is in grave danger, so it's no surprise he's decided to become the "guy who finally pardoned Jim Morrison." After indicating he was open to pardoning The Doors frontman of indecency charges stemming from an infamous 1969 M ... More >>
Back in 1969, The Doors came to the Dinner Key theater in Miami and gave one of the more infamous concerts in Rock'n'Roll history. Lead singer Jim Morrison ended up getting arrested for allegedly whipping out his peen, shouting obscenities, performing a simulated beej on a bandmate, and bein ... More >>
Just ask Tupac, Lil' Wayne, or, hell, even Jim Morrison: sometimes a good stint behind bars is just what the spin doctor ordered for selling a ton of records. You may as well add Buju Banton to that list, because even as the reggae star languishes in a Tampa-area jail awaiting retrial on federal ... More >>
What is up with El Comandante these days? Have Fidel Castro's handlers been slipping amphetamines into his banana pudding? Take a look at the rampage he's been on in the last month or so:
It's not exactly comforting, but the bond between all humans is death. And just like the rest of us, Jim Morrison ended up a fat, flatulent corpse in a Paris bathtub. Unlike most people, however, the Lizard King was a rock star, so he was only 27 when it came time to nod off into non-existence. Mo ... More >>
Lizard King Jim Morrison, one of the most influential American rock singers ever, was born in Melbourne, Florida on December 8, 1943.He went to UCLA film school, graduated, and hung out on Venice Beach, where he and Ray Manzarek started The Doors.There's a famous incident that took place at Dinne ... More >>
CC by 2.0, via stopnlook's FlickrBring plenty of bills to Pulp Live -- performing bands, this means you, too.This past weekend I made a belated first visit to Pulp Live, the venue on Oakland Park Boulevard that was known previously as the Metal Factory. I went to see friends play, so I won't revi ... More >>
Photo via Patriagrande.netToday marks the 50th anniversary of the mysterious disappearance of Camilo Cienfuegos, a Cuban revolutionary who combined the bohemian aura and looks of Jim Morrison (a full decade earlier) with the flowing, catlike moves of a Bruce Lee. (He was said to kill the enemy an ... More >>
Forty years ago at the (soon to be demolished) Dinner Key Auditorium in Coconut Grove Jim Morrison, a man who became famous for his music when he wasn't busy be addicted to drugs and alcohol, allegedly attempted to masturbate on stage and got slapped with public exposure charges. He was se ... More >>
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