Since 2007, every third Saturday in April has been set aside for the observance of Record Store Day, when vinyl lovers and music fans show love and appreciation to the their local shops. In Miami, though brick-and-mortar music retailers like Spec's, Virgin Megastore, and F.Y.E. are certainly a thin ... More >>
If you're anything like the average American, you spend at least 40 hours a week slaving away in a cubicle. Yep, you work hard. But chances are you play even harder. And you friggin' deserve it. The good news is you don't have to blow all your hard-earned cash on beer, parties, and debauchery. All ... More >>
As Peter Murphy prepares for a solo tour featuring only songs from his career as Bauhaus's frontman, he seems compelled to contemplate the late-'70s UK post-punk scene. Speaking via phone, riding a bus headed to the first night of his Mr. Moonlight Tour, the 55-year-old Murphy and Crossfade discus ... More >>
Essex, England-birthed five-piece Modern English boasts a legacy that's pretty much the reverse of its '80s post-punk peers. Where similar outfits enjoyed serious commercial success in their homeland but only cult-band status in the U.S., frontman Robbie Grey and Modern English achieved the opposi ... More >>
As the world's most comprehensive electronic party extravaganza, Ultra Music Festival is dominated by the sonic phenomenon known as the drop. Simultaneously present in seemingly unrelated genres -- such as the soulful vocal crescendos of house, the interlocking pulses of techno, or the bombastic ... More >>
Midnight on Saturday, I found myself walking down Main Street U.S.A. after a long day at the Magic Kingdom. I was there to celebrate my sister's birthday and had met up along with former New Times music editor Arielle Castillo, Ocean Drive's Crissy Borges, and their respective significant others. ... More >>
If you bring it, they will moshAnimal Tropical and Ice CreamWith Slashpine, People, Shiboleth, and New Theory Villa 221Thursday, June 30 Villa 221 is a rambling Old Florida estate converted into a labyrinthine nightlife compound capable of functioning as: (1) a club via thumping music and d ... More >>
If you're old enough to remember vinyl LPs, then you know that album design used to be an art unto itself. Who doesn't fondly remember rolling a fatty across the face of iconic sleeves such as the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band or Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon? But toda ... More >>
The cover art for Japanese Cartoon's In the Jaws of the Lords of DeathYou probably know Wasalu Jaco best for all of his hip-hop collaborations. With Lupe Fiasco as his stage name, he's worked with the likes of Jay-Z, Kanye West, The Neptunes, and Pharrell Williams, Justice, and Rihanna. But now h ... More >>
Photo by Jon NuszAlfred von Blume of Daysleeper feels the Joy Division energy.Control: A Tribute to Ian Curtis With Armada!, Daysleeper, Ian Michael, Xela Zaid, DJ Dracula's Daughter, and DJ Nayra Churchill's Pub Tuesday, May 18, 2010 Better than: Watching the movie Control on repeat. The ... More >>
For a particular breed of rabid, morbid fan of Joy Division (and as one myself, I don't think there are any other types of fans of the band), there have been a lot of macabre little anniversaries to celebrate in recent months. Last year, of course, marked the 30-year anniversary of the band's wat ... More >>
If you're a fan of Bauhaus, U2, The Cure, Interpol, Bloc Party, She Wants Revenge and many others, then you've probably heard of Ian Curtis without even realizing it. The lead singer of the now defunct Joy Division has been a major influence on all of the above mentioned bands with his deep, dron ... More >>
Flying Lotus: Possibly as bangin' as Sleigh Bells' new album, and actually available in brick and mortar storesIn our Moving Units column, Mike Ramirez at Fort Lauderdale's Radio-Active Records graciously keeps us up-to-date and comments on the current releases flying out of his store each ... More >>
photo by kara StarzykIf it is true (as surely it must be) that in the world of pop music there is nothing truly new under the sun, then surely a budding pop star has no choice but to steal from the best of everything that's come before. Okay, so stealing from everything might make for a bit of ... More >>
After a final album together, 2008's Go Away White, Peter Murphy and his former bandmates have finally hammered the last nail in the Bauhaus coffin. But that's actually good news for the group's rabid fans. Its erstwhile frontman is finally comfortable performing these songs on his solo tours, which ... More >>
To read past installments of Miami According to Brooklyn, click here. I want to talk this week about how the younger generation has no respect for the older generation. The younger kids coming up have no respect for the people who have been there, done that sort of thing. I would be a lot better off ... More >>
Hipsters and ho-ho-hos, get down n dirty at Sweat and Churchills.
The last of the Art Basel week shows at the Kill Your Idols space kicks off with a set from Brooklyn-based Pink Reason, currently a trio but really the brainchild of Kevin Failure, the band's frontman. It sounds a little like Joy Division or another post-punk act put through a shredder, churned in a ... More >>
In the Studio with Martin Hannett (Interstate)
The tribute band rocked The Vagabond.
3 One G Friday, August 8, 2008 The Vagabond, Miami Last Friday's performance at the Vagabond by 3 One G, the Winter Haven-based Joy Division tribute band, was jammed to the rafters. Surprisingly high-energy and weirdly thrilling, it also raised a number of philosophical questions, among them: 1) I ... More >>
Friday, August 8: *Florida's only working Joy Division tribute act, 3 One G, plays at the Vagabond. You sort of have to be a superfan to care, but JD superfans are legion, so you should click here to read more about these guys from Winter Haven. *Further north, more tribute action: Classic Albums ... More >>
3 One G pays tribute to Joy Division at The Vagabond.
New Order's bassist speaks about the band's final live DVD.
The Nylon Summer Tour With Switches, the Virgins, Be Your Own Pet, and She Wants Revenge Revolution, Ft. Lauderdale Wednesday, May 21, 2008 Better Than: Seeing Switches, the Virgins, or Be Your Own Pet in the future at whatever bigger venues to which they will graduate. The Review: Everyone seems ... More >>
Editors Louis XIV, Hot Hot Heat, and Editors Culture Room, Ft. Lauderdale Tuesday, January 8, 2008 Better Than: Seeing all three bands together at an even smaller venue The Review: Last night’s show at the Culture Room marked the first stop of a tour by rising indie-ish stars Louis XIV, Hot Ho ... More >>
A slew of Joy Divison reissues
Last night, after checking out the grand opening of the Fillmore Miami Beach, I made the short walk down Lincoln Road to the Colony Theatre, to check out a screening put on by the awesome arts organization GenArt. The film? Wristcutters: A Love Story, directed by Goran Dukic. The main premise? Peo ... More >>
A Life Less Lived: The Gothic Box (Rhino)
Noise Around Me (Souvenir)
Receiver (Pirilla Records)
Waiting for the Sirens' Call Warner Bros.
Interpol looses Antics and takes on the world
From a Basement on the Hill Anti
Pink Mountaintops Jagjaguwar