Just because your wallet may be a little on the slim side doesn't mean you have to spend the entire weekend getting your fingers orange from eating too many cheese puffs and watching reruns of ¿Qué Pasa, U.S.A.? on repeat. When you live in the Magic City, being broke is no excuse to stay home on ... More >>
When we decided to tally up the most popular Twitter users in Miami, we weren't sure what we were going to get. Real fame or local fame doesn't necessarily equate to Twitter fame. After all, Dan Marino barely made the list at 50, and LeBron James came in second. To compile this list, we used Twita ... More >>
The 305 helped invent modern dance music. In the late 1970s, Henry Stone's TK Records, headquartered in Hialeah, pumped out disco hit after disco hit from KC and the Sunshine Band, even introducing the word booty into the pop lexicon. Today, Miami party music is still making asses shake. And the ... More >>
Fang With No Fraud, Powerhouse, To Be Hated, Out of Sorts, and FWA Presented by Idle Hands Churchill's Pub, Miami Saturday, December 22, 2012 Better Than: An Xmas weekend spent with anything besides loud abrasive music and old friends, reminiscing about those who are no longer here, in a sea of col ... More >>
"Where's Thurston Moore?" That is the question we've been asking each other since the Sonic Youth frontman and South Florida native was first spotted at nontraditional art spaces around town during Art Basel Miami Beach week. He was in Miami to perform in honor of his late friend Kurt Cobain at t ... More >>
When Bobby Johnston, better known locally as Bobby Load, passed away yesterday, it seemed a particularly unfair piece of bad news for a segment of Miami's rock veterans. Following the old cliche of bad things happening in threes, Johnston's death marks the third loss in as many months for the same s ... More >>
Constant intrascene belly-aching aside, a few local (and local-ish) acts are managing to squeeze out of South Florida geographical isolation this summer for big stages. A number of major national festivals are featuring homegrown talent on the bill. And rightfully so. Here's a quick rundown of ... More >>
Once upon a time, a little wooden liar named Pinocchio took a trip to Pleasure Island with a pig-nosed, red-headed punk. "They say it's a swell joint. No school. No cops," the punk told Pinocchio. "You can tear the joint apart. And nobody says a word." Sounds a little like Churchill's Pub, ... More >>
2 Live Crew: Best local band of all time!Start the motherfucking countdown! The Rising is upon us! Indeed, we're just days away from unleashing our big, fat Best of Miami 2011 issue upon the world. And to honor the occasion, we've decided to surf against the tide of time by rifling through our ... More >>
Ed MatusEd Matus is a man many of you know. Some of us remember him fondly as the Cheers guy back in the day, some remember his ultra-loud racket with local outfit Subliminal Criminal, the jazzier extremes of indie rock with Swivelstick, or some maybe even remember him from his short foray as a s ... More >>
photo by Ryan RussellNo, this has pretty much nothing to do with the martyred gay San Francisco city supervisor. The quattet Harvey Milk may have, in its name, nodded in tribute to that man, but that's where any political notions end for this band. Rather, this sludgy, experimental noise-rock-type a ... More >>
Best Local AlbumTorche, Meanderthal Hydra Head Recordsmyspace.com/torcheThe underground metal cognoscenti revered the 2005 self-titled debut album by heavy hometown heroes Torche for its melodic take on sludgy sounds. But it was last year's followup, Meanderthal, that won the band a wider audien ... More >>
Boris(Photo via Boris' MySpace page.)Was 2008 another renaissance year for metal? Well, yes -- but the point should be moot by now. Whether metal is "in" or "out" during any given year, the music has gone through a creative revitalization every year -- especially when you consider heavy music and al ... More >>
From GWAR to Torche, the acts that rocked the Magic City.
Churchill's and The Vagabond pay tribute to the departed hardcore musician.
To younger, casual consumers of Miami’s downtown nightlife, Alex Del Bueno was the lord of the Vagabond door, the no-bullshit sentry who guarded the final entrance to the club’s inner sanctum. But to a much, much wider swath of the local music scene, however, Del Bueno was a fiercely loyal, fier ... More >>
Highlights and lowlights from the nation's biggest industry extravaganza of new (and old) music.
Here’s the second installment from our guest blogger, Sir Winston, proprietor of Churchill’s Pub in Miami. Here are his highlights for SXSW day three, Friday Rachel Goodrich Rachel Goodrich woos new and influential friends Miami native Rachel Goodrich's three-song set at the swanky BMI/Billb ... More >>
Ten good live moments in South Florida this year.
In case you missed Otto von Schirach's awesome performance last week at Studio A, now you can at least check it out in shaky video. (And in case you missed the Miami New Times' recent article on Otto, click here.) The other acts were Juan Montoya of Torche and Chris Maggio of Coliseum in an opening ... More >>
Hialeah gets a shout-out in Manhattan
After years of playing heavy metal heroes, the members of Torche aim to blaze a new trail
The late, great hardcore band Floor re-emerges as Torche
Floor's big slab of paint-peeling Miami metal lumbers through the years
Carnival Waste likes it harsh
Extraterrestrial band next door: Ed Matus' Struggle
February 18 - 24, 1999