Sure, we like to pretend the week of Art Basel Miami Beach (AKA Miami Art Week) is all about the glorified flea market happening either side of the causeway. But you just want to party. You can't afford to pay $10,000 for a bike covered in Saran Wrap and called "Untitled." But you can afford the cov ... More >>
Go to sea with Thee Oh Sees.Even before buying tix for Bruise Cruise 2012's two-day kickoff bash at The Stage Miami, booking a tricked-out cabin adjacent to the 24-hour self-serve ice cream bar, or stuffing an inflatable tote bag with emergency hipster-at-sea supplies, each and every Bruiser's g ... More >>
Named after America's favorite fruit-flavored gelatin dessert and a short-lived secessionist African state afflicted by war and starvation, Jello Biafra (born Eric Reed Boucher, aliases Occupant, Count Ringworm, Osama McDonald, J Lo) is a punk icon, radical activist, and general shit-starter who ... More >>
In 73 days, the Caribbean's largest gathering of jorts, horn-rimmed glasses, mustaches, and tank tops will convene aboard the Carnival Imagination for a three-night "tropical rock 'n' roll vacation" known as the Bruise Cruise.
With shipboard entertainment provided by some of the biggest names i ... More >>
Art and music. These days, it's like they're dating or something. And it's kind of cute.
The season for Art Walk-ing is back. There's finally a breeze and a two minute stroll down NE Second Avenue doesn't leave one drenched in sticky sweat. And thanks to the return of an abundance of art, it's l ... More >>
You might know New York DJ Jonathan Toubin from his Soul Clap Dance-Off parties. He brought Miami's best and most adventurous dancers to their knees last February just days before the Bruise Cruise with soulful music that kept us dancing all night. Spinning only vinyl, his music comes from a genu ... More >>
via myspace.com/ohseesBruise Cruise vets Thee Oh Sees.Good news for anyone who missed the chance to rock out ironically while simultaneously creeping out sunbathing Midwesterners this past February ... As our sister blog County Grind reported earier today, Bruise Cruise Festival organizers have a ... More >>
Photo by QuintronQuintron mans the gear.It's tough to pick out the single most thrilling aspect of the whole Quintron & Miss Pussycat project.
Is it the fact that this married duo puts on original puppet shows? That Quintron is the kind of musician who concocts his own musical contraptions ... More >>
The Bruise Cruise Kick-off Party is tonight at Grand Central, and while we're totally stoked about the nine-act line-up including Thee Oh Sees, Black Lips, and Surfer Blood, we're a little bummed Vivian Girls' Katy Goodman didn't talk to us. We were so close.
We met Goodman last November during ... More >>
Photo by Jose FloresStrange Boys, bred in Austin, Texas.When the Strange Boys played Churchill's last September, our review was, well, a bit harsh. "The band appeared to be catching a cold," we wrote, "seemingly disinterested in their songs, and even less interested in the crowd." But in the ... More >>
via Facebook.comTy Segall is one young, talented guy who gets a good amount of buzz that is, thankfully, not Justin Bieber. For all of the awesome noise he creates, he's a humble dude who more than deserves all of the attention he's received. His last LP Melted, released on Goner Records, en ... More >>
Photo by Angela WielandDJ Jonathan Toubin.If you wanna shake out your pompadour and sweat through your underwear, then stutter-step down to the Vagabond tonight for DJ Jonathan Toubin's Soul Clap & Danceoff.
Direct from NYC with an assist from the Bruise Cruise people, this rock 'n' soul p ... More >>
Torben Bjorn Hansen, Flickr The Bruise Cruise sets sail from the Port of Miami on Friday. And while there's plenty of dope coming through Dodge Island, y'all better think twice about sneaking some out; narcs like to prey on unsuspecting travelers, especially theme cruise passengers.
In January, ... More >>
Photo by Loren WohlBruise Cruise is sold out. You will never play footsie with Vivian Girls.In a little over a week, the most ironic theme cruise in kitsch travel history will hit the high seas. That's right, the first ever Bruise Cruise will set sail aboard Carnival's Imagination "Fun Ship" with ... More >>
The beginning of the year marks the season of the increasingly popular and numerous music-themed cruises that depart from South Florida. They range from the obscure (cruises themed to singer-songwriters, or classic R&B), to the more pop-minded (John Mayer's and the Barenaked Ladies' trips), t ... More >>