Even though the high point of both the Lemonheads and the Psychedelic Furs' careers is a song from a movie, these bands are as decade-defining as the films that their hits soundtracked.
The Lemonheads' cover of "Mrs. Robinson" was invented to coincide with the '90s VHS release of the '60s classic ... More >>
Attention, Human Beings! We have some news that is cool, cool, cool. We've been worried that the critically adored, genre-defying, pop-culture-skewering show Community would never return from the purgatory of "indefinite hiatus" imposed by NBC last year. But on Friday, the network's entertainment ... More >>
Lately, Nicki Minaj has been all about them chicken wangs
Back in August, the Young Money diva showed up to a Good Morning America photo shoot decked out like the prom queen in a John Hughes movie, and waving around a mighty fine, golden brown chicken leg. Then this past weekend, Nicki wore a pi ... More >>
Psychedelic Furs' Richard Butler.In the early '80s, both U2 and the Psychedelic Furs played the German TV show Rockpalast. Thirty years later, Bono's filling Sun Life Stadium while the Furs play Culture Room.
What happened? Both were influenced by the Jam, the Clash, the Buzzcocks, and the Sex ... More >>
World-renowned DJ-producer Junior Sanchez hardly needs an introduction.
Like his homies Erick Morillo and Harry "Choo Choo" Romero, Sanchez was bred in New Jersey's seminal '90s Latin house scene. He would cut his teeth spinning at legendary NYC hotspots like Limelight and the Shelter.
As a me ... More >>
Pink Lincolns - Sumo Fumes 2
(Stiff Pole Records)
In honor of Richard "Big Stiff" Konwinski, who passed this past July in Tampa, I'll be juggling between the County Grind and Crossfade blogs doing my Blast From the Past thing on the record label that he founded, St ... More >>
There is no doubt that Miami has a coffee culture. Whether you enjoy a cortadito, double espresso, or "tall" drip, there are choices on every corner. Does this mean death to the home coffee machine? Not yet. But a few contenders are definitely trying to stay ahead of the curve with their multitaskin ... More >>
Fifty percent of you will claim Valentine's Day is an invention of Hallmark; the other half of you will pitch a fit when flowers don't arrive. We're not naming genders here, you know who you are. Whether you feel jipped and jaded about this weekend's holidays or swoon-able and sentimental, Miami has ... More >>
If you're single on V-Day, don't feel weird -- South Florida is full of the similarly unattached and possibly disillusioned! Join them and be alone, together, at these V-Day alternative parties.... Or if you're in one of those couples that eschews commercial "holiday" traditions, pass go, collect ... More >>
As a baby of the '80s (well, I was actually born in '78), John Hughes' films played an important role in entertaining and, in all likelihood, shaping me. VHS copies of Vacation, Christmas Vacation, The Great Outdoors, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Uncle Buck, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Mr. ... More >>
Some DJs wear their influences on T-shirts; others shout 'em out from the rooftops. Then there are the spinners who allow their influences to speak for themselves, in every loop, sample, edit, and beat. Not loudly, or blatantly, or garishly, mind you. But with a keen, cool discretion, so that it's n ... More >>
The redcoats are coming! British alterna-rockers Psychedelic Furs and Happy Mondays are hitting up Revolution Live on September 29. The Furs, who've had a slew of hit songs like Love my Way, Heartbreak Beat, and Pretty In Pink, have (not so) recently reunited and hit the road hoping to inspire the n ... More >>
Logan FazioGym Class Heroes performing at the re-opening of the Clevelander in South Beach. Click here to view the full slide show.The Academy Is... and Gym Class HeroesThursday, April 30, 2009 Clevelander, Miami BeachLife doesn't get any better than this, really. Thursday night, ground zero for a ... More >>
Talk about your long weekends. Most of us, although not us at New Times, had a four-day weekend thanks to the Thankgiving holidays. That gave plenty of you time to celebrate Black Friday by crushing your fellow man to death as you and thousands of others rush into your local Wal-Mart to get that ext ... More >>