John Hood

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    August 28, 2012

    Crazy P Soundsystem Headlining September's Art Walk Party at the Electric Pickle Miami

    See also "Crazy P's Danielle Moore on Blowing Up This Year: 'We Have a Fresh Energy!'" "Whatcha gonna do when I fall out of love?" 'Cause "I ain't giving my love to you tonight." So, "pack up your troubles and walk away." These are just a few of the lyrics running through Crazy P Soundsystem's tal ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    Man Arrested for Pawning Takashi Murakami Ring Stolen During Basel '08

    ​The work of playful Japanese pop artist Takashi Murakami, who has collaborated on everything from a colorful collection of Louis Vuitton bags to Kanye West videos, is always a big hit at Art Basel Miami Beach. His popularity also makes his works susceptible to theft, and a $72,500 one-o ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010

    New Times Winter Music Conference Guide 2010 in Newsstands Now

    ​After much blood, sweat, and tears it's finally done and hot off the presses. In newsstands today all over Miami you will find our Winter Music Conference Guide 2010 put together by Miami New Times music editor Arielle Castillo and featuring work by regular Crossfade contributors Esther Park, Sea ... More >>

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    September 3, 2009

    BlackBook Features Poplife Crew

    Photo via BlackBookAramis Lorie, Barbara Basti and Jake Jefferson.​We definitely take pride any time locals get national attention. So after BlackBook sat down with Aramis Lorie, Barbara Basti and Jake Jefferson -- better known as the people behind the Poplife brand -- we definitely feel like we'r ... More >>

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    August 19, 2009

    Concert Review: Counting Crows at Bayfront Park Amphitheater

    Photo by John HoodCounting Crows at Bayfront Park Amphitheater Tuesday night.​Counting Crows, Michael Franti, Spearhead and AugustanaAugust 18, 2009Bayfront Park AmphitheaterBetter Than: Having to drive to AtlantaIn case you missed the last few days, the beautifully-set Bayfront Park Amphitheater ... More >>

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    June 26, 2009

    R.I.P. Michael Jackson. Coverage Around the Web

    *CNN's complete coverage.*Rolling Stone's extensive tribute, with links to coverage throughout the RS archives.*SPIN magazine remembers Michael as a hero, not as a punchline.*At New Times' sister paper LA Weekly, an exclusive interview with longtime MJ lawyer Bob Sanger.*Also at the LA Weekly web si ... More >>

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    June 11, 2009

    The Lead is Online

    We were going to lead with a "You're starting a this economy?" type statement, but the publishers letter in the inaugural issue of The Lead Miami Beach beat us to it. Yep, the whole thing is online now. Basically, it's a redux of The SunPost circa 2008, which isn't ... More >>

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    April 9, 2009
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    March 6, 2009

    SunPost Soldiers On

    Perhaps Wednesday you picked up your New Times and saw that the "The SunPost is Setting." Then on Thursday, if you could find it, you picked up your SunPost to learn that indeed "The SunPost is Rising..." Which is it? Well, suns always set before they rise. Co-Publisher Kim Stark has chosen herself ... More >>

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    February 25, 2009

    South Florida According to Brooklyn: The Coolest New Place in Downtown Miami

    What we're going to talk about this week is Ecco Lounge, the brand-new restaurant/lounge put together by Aramis Lorie and Brian Basti (of Poplife and PS14, respectively).  It's on the corner of SE Second Avenue and SE First Street, and it's opening in early March.This project is something they' ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009

    On The List - New Trend Alert Edition

    With the economy going way south, it seems like the nightlife industry is starting to implement new business tactics. Bottle service is surely going the way of the dinosaur, and the industry knows if it's going to survive its got to find untapped market.Enter in the downtown hipster promoters.Often ... More >>

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    January 29, 2009

    On the List - Drop the Lime, Thug Sinatra, Sydney Blu and Hot Pink Delorean

    We're two months away from the monstrosity known as Winter Music Conference. While we're hearing of plenty of parties being scale back this year, we still know it's going to be amazing. But again, that's still two months away, so for now we are going to get excited about what this weekend has in sto ... More >>

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    January 28, 2009

    Thug Sinatra's Back, Now at Provocateur, Starting Friday

    If you read Crossfade or New Times at all, you'll know that John Hood is a regular contributor (and a regular man-about-town). But long ago, before I was his "boss" (although nobody is really the Hood's boss), I happened upon one of his Thug Sinatra evenings, then at the old Harrison's steak restaur ... More >>

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    January 5, 2009

    Head Spins: DJ Affect

    One gets the impression that if there were eight days in a week, DJ Affect would be spinning each and every one of 'em. Hell, it's a bet he'd be spinning every day of the week if there were 10 or 12 or 20 -- that's how driven the cat is. When you're already spinning seven out of seven, what's a few ... More >>

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    November 20, 2008

    Last Night: Anise Opens in Miami's Uppereast Side

    John Hood Seventy-eighth Street east of Biscayne was like a rock concert parking lot last night, albeit a rock concert full of sophisticates. I’m talking a mob scene the likes that block hasn’t seen since forever. And while the crowd in question wasn’t really there to hear their favorite ban ... More >>

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    November 10, 2008

    Last Night: Coldplay at BankAtlantic Center

    Coldplay November 9, 2008 BankAtlantic Center Better Than: You’d Expect Say what you will about Coldplay (and most folks do), but unlike a lot of so-called arena acts – nevermind their smaller setting counterparts – they’ve at least got sense enough to make a spectacle of themselves when t ... More >>

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    October 18, 2008

    Last Night: Dolly Parton at Mizner Park Amphitheatre

    Dolly Parton
 October 17, 2008 Mizner Park Amphitheatre, Boca Raton Better Than: Any faith healer I’ve ever met. There’s a very simple reason why Dolly Parton’s something of a phenomena, and that has to do with the fact that she’s absolutely phenomenal! Think about it. The great dame’s ... More >>

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    October 5, 2008
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    September 13, 2008
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    August 21, 2008

    Last Night: Stone Temple Pilots at Seminole Hard Rock

    Sayre Berman Stone Temple Pilots lead singer Scott Weiland performs at the Seminole Hard Rock Live Wednesday night. Click here to view the full slideshow. Stone Temple Pilots Wednesday, August 20, 2008 Seminole Hard Rock Live, Hollywood Better Than: A Jukebox Filled with Hits of the ‘90s You wa ... More >>

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    August 20, 2008

    Gunars' Rok Anthem Mix

    DJ Gunars DJ Gunars has been spinning all over Miami for quite some time now. His more prominent gigs have included stints at Pawn Shop Lounge (er, back when it was the place to see and be seen) and Rokbar. This week, writer John Hood profile's Gunars for his "Head Spins" series in the Miami New T ... More >>

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    July 27, 2008
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    July 15, 2008

    Danny Daze Mixes His Way Into My Heart

    Danny Daze As far as local DJs go, Danny Daze easily comes in as one of my top five favorites. Why? Because he is better than most DJs in the nation, and even better than most DJs who have come to rule the blog house "genre." But I sort of like that Daze is Miami's best kept secret, because I'd hat ... More >>

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    July 3, 2008

    Last Night: Tom Waits at The Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts

    John Hood Tom Waits performs before a sold-out crowd at the Times-Union Center in Jacksonville, Fla. Tom Waits July 1, 2008 The Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, Jacksonville Better than: Having a hobo in your home for supper – and having him sing murder songs for it. (Dateline: Jacks ... More >>

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    June 1, 2008
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    April 2, 2008

    Crashing Smackdown

    John Hood Let me set the scene for you. I'm at The Command Center at the Triple A , which is one of the best staffed arenas in the country, by the way, trying to sort out my media credentials. People from production, security, law enforcement, all rolling by me. Lou, security chief of The White Roo ... More >>

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    April 1, 2008

    WMC Review: Underworld at the Ultra Music Festival

    Underworld at Ultra Music Festival Bicentennial Park Saturday, March 29, 2008 Even after 10 years of the Ultra Music Festival and 23 years of Winter Music Conference, it’s still sometimes difficult to fathom the onslaught this week brings to Miami. I mean, really. Pulling myself outta Moby’s se ... More >>

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    March 24, 2008

    Last Night: Macy Gray at the Florida Room

    Macy Gray March 23, 2008 The Florida Room at the Delano, Miami Beach There are songs in the world; then there are songs – songs so unbelievably beautiful that they touch the whole wide world at large. Macy Gray’s “I Try” is such a song, and last night she sang it directly to me. Okay, so ... More >>

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    March 9, 2008

    G. Love and the Special Sauce Hit Langerado

    G. Love and Special Sauce March 7, 2008 Langerado Better Than:All the jam in Welch’s reserves. Forget Umphrey’s McGee and the Disco Biscuits and whatever’s left of the Dead (and that includes you, Dark Star Orchestra), ‘cause when it comes to full fest groove, there is but one band that ca ... More >>

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    March 8, 2008

    Langerado: No Vampire! Denied!

    I was all set to badmouth Vampire Weekend when they were to take the stage at Langerado yesterday, but the Ivy League louts denied me the privilege. Seems a little TV show called Saturday Night Live trumps Big Cypress, so the boy band decided to stay home and do their preening up in New York City. ... More >>

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    January 17, 2008
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    December 31, 2007

    Last Night: ZZ Top at Hard Rock Live

    ZZ Top December 28, 2007 Hard Rock Live Better Than: Not having dared at all. The Review: “ZZ Top at the Hard Rock?!?!” “That’s what I said.” “Wow! You know that’s one of the few bands I’ve never seen?” “Really? So you’ll go, then?” “No, sorry. I’ve got other plan ... More >>

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    November 15, 2007

    Review: Tegan and Sara at the Culture Room

    Tegan and Sara November 13, 2007 The Culture Room, Ft. Lauderdale Better Than: An aimless drive – but not by much. The Review:I didn’t wanna dig Tegan and Sara’s Culture Room show Tuesday night – I expected to. In fact, I’d never even considered anything otherwise. I mean, I dug the ... More >>

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    October 23, 2007

    Last Night: Cat Power at Studio A

    Photo by Jeffrey Delannoy Cat Power October 22, 2007 Studio A Better Than: Finding out Syd Barrett still sings in honky tonks. The Review: The last time I caught Cat Power at Studio A, it was just her, her pain, her anger and her keyboard – and a crowd of about 300. Last night, on the same stag ... More >>

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    October 15, 2007

    Last Night: Guster at the Culture Room

    Guster October 14, 2007 The Culture Room Better Than: And egghead keg party 10 years after graduating college. Thank Zeus for huge favors: Last night Guster did not open for Barenaked Ladies or Toad the Wet Sprocket or Modest Mouse (as they have in the past), nor did they play a college campus (as ... More >>

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    September 6, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of September 6, 2007

    "Fidel has a disease, which is eating his body the same way it ate his mind"

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    August 29, 2007
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    June 14, 2007
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    June 5, 2003

    Letters from the Issue of June 5 - 11, 2003

    Best Drag Queen, Best Free Publicity, Best Party Pooper

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    May 8, 2003

    The Dull and Dreary Nightlife

    Where's John Hood when we really need him?

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    June 15, 2000

    Artful Dodging

    When five paintings disappeared from a hip South Beach joint, the pretty people started pointing fingers

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