Norman Van Aken may not be a household name like some of his friends, but that's probably the way he wants it. Credited with being one of the founders of New World Cuisine, Van Aken paved the way for his publicly celebrated friends, such as Emeril Lagasse, Anthony Bourdain, and Mario Batali by creat ... More >>
Robin Thicke is making a ton of money off his collaboration with Pharrell and T.I. titled "Blurred Lines," but have you ever bothered to consider what that song is about? Well, the more we think about it, the more we think he's talking about date rape. "Just let me liberate you," Thicke coos, as if ... More >>
It's Memorial Day weekend, y'all! And in case you're wondering, here's what that translates to: (a) a three-day weekend; (b) the official start of summer; (c) non-stop parties for the next 72 hours. The best part of it all, you won't have to blow your entire life savings on endless bashes and booz ... More >>
Gilby Clarke is a badass rock 'n' roller. In 1991, he got hired to play rhythm guitar in Guns N' Roses during the group's Use Your Illusion tour. He was with GNR for three years, back when Axl and crew were the greatest band on Earth. Then Gilby played with Slash's Snakepit, the MC5, Heart, Nancy S ... More >>
The results are in; Tiësto is the Led Zeppelin of electronic dance music. According to EDM fans, that is. An overwhelming majority of beat freaks responded to yesterday's poll, over 68 percent of whom sided with The Joint Hard Rock's William Conn and agreed that the Dutch DJ is to EDM what Rob ... More >>
Bold beats and even bolder statements -- that's the product of Tiësto's new web series, In the Booth. From his arena shows to outdoor festivals, college tour and beyond, the online, HP-backed and Intel-sponsored reality mini-series is yet another example of how EDM has gone mainstream. In the ... More >>
I was in the stands at Shea Stadium in 2006 when Endy Chavez, God bless his tiny heart, made this heroic catch in the NLCS' Game 7 to seemingly seal the Mets' glorious destiny. That was the last time I've ever experienced joy. Three innings later, Carlos Beltran was frozen by an Adam Wainwright ... More >>
Deaf Poets via MySpaceDeaf Poets is a Miami music duo starring Nicolas Espinosa and Sean Wouters. These two duded sound like the Black Keys making love with early Kings of Leon in a '60s garage. And yet they've got their own sort of sexy, spirited vibe that's impossible to ignore. This Thursday ... More >>
Hello, weekend. What a relief that you're finally here. This has been a miserable work week, and we're so looking forward to disconnecting for the next few days. But not to sound like a broken record, our funds are dwindling. The available balance in our checking account is less than the ATM mi ... More >>
photo by Gregg DelmanRobert Plant and the Band of JoyBayfront Park Amphitheater, MiamiSaturday, July 31, 2010Robert Plant is born again. Well, okay, perhaps not in the religious sense.... Although in Saturday night's spectacular showing, he and his magnificent Band of Joy did a fair amount of testif ... More >>
photo by Gregg DelmanIn this week's print edition of the Miami New Times, we featured a Q&A with the legendary Robert Plant, who performs with his Band of Joy this Friday, July 30 at Bayfront Park Amphitheater. Still, as print is stuck being print, there was more Q&A that didn't fit. Here ... More >>
Eric Clapton is one of the greatest guitarists alive. The man -- currently gabbing with Buddy Guy on his signature T-Mobile phone on TV -- long ago earned his place in the pantheon of rockers as a guitar god.Clapton began his career in the early '60s playing with British blues-rock pioneers the Yar ... More >>
Buddy Guy plays the Arsht Center.Blues badass Buddy Guy -- along with Big Easy piano man Dr. John -- performs Friday at the Knight Concert Hall at the Arsht Center. A huge influence on Eric Clapton and countless others, Guy continues to elate audience members with his guitar heroics at the g ... More >>
The bluesy, punkabilly Dex Romweber Duo is a must-see for any roots rocker. Fronted by Dexter Romweber, the brother/sister pair (or at least Dex, who played in the iconic underground group Flat Duo Jets) has been cited as a major influence by numerous artists such as Cat Power, Neko Case, The Bla ... More >>
According to their website, "Farofa Nation is a design and t-shirt company dedicated to helping the unfortunate and poor kids of Brazil."They donate 10% of the proceeds from the sale of every t-shirt to TASK Brazil, an organization that saw a major cash infusion from Led Zeppelin rock icon Ji ... More >>
RotagillaSeason For Leavin' (self-released)You'd think it was 1970 again, for Chrissakes, what with the way the guys of Rotagilla let out their inner Led Zep. Granted, there's no hint of a Robert Plant or Jimmy Page lurking among this lot. However, in recycling the old school power trio format and l ... More >>
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