Ray LaMontagne and Jenny Lewis With Belle Brigade Fillmore Miami Beach Saturday, July 12, 2014 Better Than: A night with any of these great acts alone. On any other evening, the sweet strains of Belle Brigade's sibling tandem, Barbara and Ethan Gruska, would've been show enough. But over the week ... More >>
It seems from the very start of Lana Del Rey's career, the whole world was rooting for her to fail. There were articles exposing her former persona, Lizzy Grant, not to mention accusations of plastic surgery and conspiracy theories about how she'd been manufactured by record executives. Then came h ... More >>
Life has been a wild ride for Wanito. One day, he's just another talented musician in Jérémie, Haiti. And the next day, he wins a talent show to record an album for Peace Tones, a global music initiative funded by Kickstarter. Now he's touring the world, closing in on 100,000 Facebook likes, and ... More >>
GQ Magazine has a lot of famous and talented men gracing their covers for the December Man of the Year issue. The rotating cover models have just been announced and its an eclectic group of intelligent, talented, and dashing individuals that include Matthew McConaughey, Will Ferrell, Justin Timber ... More >>
If Coral Gables were a pop star, it would be Justin Timberlake post-FutureSex/LoveSounds. You still dig the '90s man: Brillo-curled hair, frosted tips, and the damn sexiest denim outfit in history. But you also love his new, sleek sound. This city has evolved too. It once catered to law firm types ... More >>
Mad Skrews is a Miami Beach producer with more metal in his face than Kanye West, hence the name. And in the four years since Crossfade last caught up with him, he has continued landing placements on albums from the likes of Funkmaster Flex, Trina, and Ky-Mani Marley. Now the Colombian studio wiza ... More >>
The Bawse is a former officer with the Florida Department of Corrections. Of course, though, he usually plays the role of gangsta thug drug dealer who "got a chopper in the car." Hence the professional moniker, Rick Ross, a name lifted from an infamous Cali crack peddler. But on a new song, "I Won ... More >>
The sweet smell of liquor filled the smoky room as a Blondie doppelganger rocked on to AC/DCs "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap." It was karaoke night at Seven Seas, and just like the crowd you would expect to find at one of Miami's best dive bars, former self-proclaimed rock stars with hair past their ... More >>
New Zealand production duo Mt. Eden (AKA Harley Rayner and Jesse Cooper) are perfectly emblematic of the sensational overnight success today's young EDM stars enjoy thanks to viral online exposure. Take 2009 breakthrough hit, "Sierra Leone," which received tens of millions of YouTube views before i ... More >>
There's something wonderful happening to pop music over in the U.K. Underground dance music styles like deep house, garage and bass are breaking through the roof and taking over the charts, in much the same way they did during the '90s. DJ-producer Duke Dumont is the prime example of this phenom ... More >>
With Michael Bay's big-screen adaptation of Pain & Gain opening atop the box office this weekend, masses of moviegoers discovered what Miamians already knew: Pete Collins' tale of bodybuilders gone bad is one hell of a great yarn. But the Sun Gym Gang's capers barely scratch the surface of Miam ... More >>
Melissa McCarthy's second time hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend proved what we always knew -- that this is one extremely talented and fearless comedian.McCarthy is never better than when she goes for broke. And she did on SNL, dancing to Push It for a ham bake off, eating day-old pizza, and ... More >>
The battle of the mindless pop star drones is real and gory, and the bloody fields of war are found on constantly refreshing Twitter feeds. Lady Gaga and her little monsters have just been unseated as the most obnoxious and numerous fans on the planet. Justin Bieber and his army of Beliebers have s ... More >>
Britney Spears went fucking crazy, y'all. Back in 2007, she was all over the place, shaving her head, driving with her babies in mama's lap, and releasing tracks like "Gimme More." Everyone falls on hard times. But now Spears has to live out her demons in the public eye all over again. And all be ... More >>
See also: "Bon Iver: The Five Least Sexy Erotica Stories About Bearded Indie Dude Justin Vernon" -- plus the full 23-photo slideshow of Bon Iver at the Fillmore Miami Beach. Bon Iver With The Staves Fillmore Miami Beach Wednesday, June 6, 2012 Better Than: Bon Iver and I went to do the washing aft ... More >>
Music videos are the ultimate promotional tool. Sometimes they tell a story. Sometimes they bring the concert into our homes. And sometimes they just slam us in the face with superfast editing and more erratic, bright lights than is medically advisable. Everyone knows the best vids come with a sur ... More >>
Photo by Sayre BermanSee the full 28-photo Taylor Swift at the American Airlines Arena slideshow. Taylor Swift With Needtobreathe American Airlines Arena Sunday, October 13, 2011 Better Than: Anything we expected. Like, a lot better. Let's note that this review is being written by a former p ... More >>
Love, love me tooth. John Lennon's tooth.The English are notorious for rock music and poor oral hygiene. Now, for about $16,000 (£10,000), you can buy the best of both. Diehard Beatles fans with entirely too much disposable income will have the chance to bid on one of John Lennon's nasty teeth. ... More >>
Tyler the Creator: Is he the über-hipster hopper?There is no escaping the young-and-vulgar West Coast hip-hop collective Odd Future. There was a brief incubation period on the internet. But ever since performing on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, the group has been everywhere: SXSW, Coachella, and ... More >>
For a state that has had three teams combine to win a full third of the national championships awarded in the past 30 years, the college football teams of Florida are having a weird, wild and ultimately all-around disappointing year. Well, every team but the UCF Knights that is. Accordi ... More >>
via myspace.com/pauloakenfoldWe always have to wait till Ultra or WMC to catch a glimpse of Paul Oakenfold in action. While we appreciate the Brit coming down to visit us every March, once a year just isn't enough. Confession: Oakenfold was this humble reviewer's gateway drug into the world of ... More >>
Slammed for breaching the privacy of users, Facebook and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, get a taste of their own medicine in Columbia Pictures' latest foray into technology, The Social Network. If you know anything about technology and social media, you've at the very least heard of Facebook. The ... More >>
Illustration courtesy of Jason SeilerRoyal Flush: Scott Storch Miami New Times scribe Gus Garcia-Roberts has a gem of a feature about the rise and complete ruin of South Florida hip-hop producer Scott Storch, who once played John Travolta's role in Grease and can play any top 40 song from the pas ... More >>
In what's seeming to be the instrumental of the moment, you couldn't log online or download a mixtape for a week or so without hearing yet another "Over" freestyle. "Over" being the first single from Drake's official debut album, Thank Me Later. With months of hype surrounding the ominous first ... More >>
Of all the out of town head-spinners to hit South Beach, the one who would seem most perfectly suited for LIV has gotta be DJ Chachi. Yeah, we know. His primary residency is at New York's ultra-hip Ten June, which might boast a similar clientele, but it in no way resembles the Vegas-like feel of The ... More >>
via arturosandoval.comArturo Sandoval holds a revered place in the pantheon of Latin jazz. The Cuban trumpeter not only stands alongside the greatest musicians in the genre, but he is easily the most widely recognized. Throughout his career, Sandoval has earned four Grammy Awards, six Billboard Awar ... More >>
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