If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>
The oldest liquor license in Dade County belongs to Tobacco Road. B.B. King has played there, John Lee Hooker has played there, and more blues legends than you can roll a barrel of whiskey at have too. It's the type of place where you can swing your wang dang doodle till you find the right wo ... More >>
Lil Daggers are total VIPs.We here at New Times are gonna be hosting a VIP party to help launch the 2010 edition of the Miami Music Festival. And yeah, we want all our friends to come, including you, J-Lo, and Jimmy Buffett. The bad news: Part of the night (9 to 11 p.m.) will be invitation-only ... More >>
via facebook.com/pages/Albert-Castiglia-Fan-Page/118428141503567Albert CastigliaKeeping On (Blues Leaf Records)albertcastiglia.comThose familiar with Albert Castiglia's frenetic local live performances generally get the impression that the guitarist only operates in a playful mode, whether he's s ... More >>
According to band leader Graham Wood Drout IKO IKO have been playing in Miami for over 30 years. We caught the legendary Dade County killers live at Q American Barbeque on the West End of Miami's Design District on Saturday night. We asked the band if we could record some songs, Graham thought a ... More >>
Chef Norman Van AkenIn some ways, it's all about the new when it comes to homeboy and Chef Norman Van Aken. The guy who spawned New World Cuisine is back on the scene again, this time with a new restaurant on the way and a new hosting gig.But his restaurant -- now pay attention, especially if you ... More >>
He keeps the tradition alive.
Wednesday nights we get drunk on Bourbon & Blues.
Meet us at the bar, bro.
Tobacco Road turns 96 with a righteous bash.
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I came across this video a few weeks ago while surfing on YouTube and fell in love with John Lee Hooker's eerie songwriting ability all over again. I'm not sure what this clip is from; presumably it's one of Hooker's early television appearances, but exactly what show it's from is a mystery. Either ... More >>
James Blood Ulmer October 20, 2007 The Colony Theatre, Miami Beach Better Than: A back alley brawl between jazz and blues. The Review: Back when I first moved in New York, one of the greatest musical pleasures I had was catching James Blood Ulmer get all "avant-gutbucket" at a dingy little Theatre ... More >>
It's been a bluesy week so far so why not start off Tuesday with a nod to John Lee Hooker, one of the greatest blues musicians to ever live. "Hobo Blues" is easily one my favorite songs of all time, mainly for its guitar work and the sincerity in his voice. In this video from 1965, you get a good bu ... More >>
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