Rise and shine ... It's Labor Day! That means it's a short week for (most of) us working-class citizens. In honor of the American labor movement, here are the five best concerts going down in SoFla this week, from the rap bromance of Drake and Lil Wayne to Kings of Leon's Mechanical Bull to bacha ... More >>
On this wind-lashed night, no one seems too worried about the weather. Palm trees rock like giant, spindly knitting needles outside Bar Crudo, a tiny restaurant in the condo-crammed South of Fifth neighborhood. Inside, the spunky bartender with a Buddhist tattoo on her back asks a couple for their f ... More >>
That $515 million ballpark in Little Havana that Miami-Dade taxpayers helped build for Major League Baseball's biggest joke, Jeffery Loria's Miami Marlins, is finally being put to good use. For only the third time in its 23-year history, the World Music Awards are coming to the United States. And ... More >>
Hey, honey, would you like to have sex? No, not tonight. I'd rather listen to Meatloaf. Yeah, we've never said that either, but turns out a lot of Spotify listeners think "Bat Out of Hell" is more enjoyable than actually orgasming. And that's not all the streaming platform uncovered with its recen ... More >>
With just a few days left in 2011, we can't help but predict what 2012 has in store. Will the world come to an end? Maybe. Will Barack Obama be re-elected? Hopefully. Will the Miami Heat dominate the NBA? Of course. But what about the music world? What changes will it see in 2012? What's going ... More >>
Dude, where's my city? Miami wakes up with a pounding headache.
Deaf Poets via MySpaceDeaf Poets is a Miami music duo starring Nicolas Espinosa and Sean Wouters. These two duded sound like the Black Keys making love with early Kings of Leon in a '60s garage. And yet they've got their own sort of sexy, spirited vibe that's impossible to ignore. This Thursday ... More >>
All was well and good at an Atlanta nightclub this weekend until Sean "Diddy" Combs spotted some dude drinking Grey Goose at his Cîroc sponsored party. "Put that shit down," he yelled, "you in my house." Since 2007, Diddy's been moonlighting as a premium vodka spokesperson, pouring Cîroc do ... More >>
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, FlickrTruth or Dare bylaws clearly state that a person who's dared to do something must oblige. If they don't, they're labeled a pussy for life. Last night, Kings of Leon bassist and Truth or Dare purist Jared Followill ran his SUV into a neighbor's home after bei ... More >>
Photo by Mike Mezeul/Dallas ObserverKings of Leon singer Caleb Follwill about to "vomit."In about 50 hours, Kings of Leon were supposed to set your "Sex on Fire" at West Palm Beach's Cruzan Amphitheatre. But unfortunately, that ain't gonna happen. Just a few minutes ago, Crossfade got word from ... More >>
Photo by Alex BroadwellSee the full 18-photo slideshow of The Blow at the Florida Room. The Blow With Melissa Dyne The Florida Room Saturday, July 2, 2011 Better Than: Red Hot Chili Peppers from the in-house DJ. Upon entering the Delano Hotel's Florida Room, the divide between the indie-loving ... More >>
Jorge Moreno's "Thank You" is a gently unfolding, deceptive pop-rock paean to life's simple pleasures. Its earworm tendencies come on slowly. The more you play the track, the more it reveals new flourishes -- a roots-rock guitar lick here, a Beatles-esque wall of backing voices there. It also ... More >>
Photo from Kings of Leon's MyspaceYeaaaahhh, our movie's on fire!Lay where you're laying, don't make a sound. The Kings of Leon movie may be coming to your town. Before KOL was a popular rock quartet, they were just three brothers and a cousin from the small Nashville suburb of Mt. Juliet, Tenn ... More >>
Kings of Leon ... Not worth it, dude.Coachella announced its 2011 lineup a couple days ago. And while there's plenty of great bands listed in fine print (the Morning Benders, Tallest Man on Earth, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down) on the festival's e-flier, the headliners listed in bold read mor ... More >>
We'd be lying if we said we weren't a little excited for next Friday's Kings of Leon show at the Cruzan Amphhitheatre. They've made sure to keep us excited -- though tickets went on sale about a year ago -- by announcing news of a new album recently. Now to add more fuel to the fire, they've just ... More >>
Kings of Leon is fresh off of a recent pigeon poop scandal in St. Louis that caused them to cancel their show. We say scandal because a lot of news outlets were outraged and fans confused when after just three songs, the band decided to stop playing because a few pigeons had pooped on them mid-se ... More >>
photo by Ryan RussellScore cheapo tickets to see Paramore headline the Honda Civic Tour in Miami. Here's some more Live Nation ticketing news. As we told you at the beginning of the month, the concert promotion juggernaut has, in June, been offering no-service-fee tickets for all of its amphithe ... More >>
If a trek to Tennessee for Bonnaroo just wasn't in the cards this year, we have two ways for you to catch the Music and Arts fest from the comfort of your South Florida digs. First, the three-day arts and music festival is hosting a YouTube page with exclusive live webcasts from June 11 thr ... More >>
CC by 2.0, via lanchutt on FlickrSwoon over Adam Levine? Act fast and do it for no fee. One of the worst thing about being a devoted live music fan is the sticker shock that comes when a ticket's final price is totaled up. A ticket that's about $20 can end up as much as $40 sometimes when you lum ... More >>
This is a photograph of a Black Keys album, and this is not a testAt this point, it might feel like the Black Keys, the raucous blues-rock duo of Pat Carney and Dan Auerbach, just rolled through Miami. True, but April 18's stop at the Fillmore will feel like ancient history once South Florida is ... More >>
Surfer Blood, seen above covering Guided by Voices' "Game of Pricks," has quickly become huge. Not Kings of Leon huge, not headlining a North American arena tour huge, or the biggest thing to hit Europe since, well, the euro huge. At least not yet. Stick with huge for a band from West Palm Beach tha ... More >>
via myspace.com/djmednasMiamians take a rightful pride in our reputation as the northern-most capital of South America. But if we're ever going to truly be considered a world-class city, it'll be because of cats like DJ Mednas. Mednas, who derives his moniker from a mix-up of his given name, ... More >>
New York's loss is South Florida's gain.
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 >>
The Vagabond's Friday-night patio jockey.
With newfound arena-size popularity, the band is shaking the ghosts of its past... sort of.
This DJ's got that golden touch.
Concert season is beginning to take shape with some pretty big concert announcements over the last week, and Kings of Leon are the latest to announce a stop in South Florida. Fresh of their meteoric rise to stardom/sellout status thanks to their song about flaming sex, the Tennessee bred band of bro ... More >>
Only by the Night (RCA)
Because of the Times (RCA)
The sober Kings of Leon recast Southern rock in a complex new light
Aha Shake Heartbreak RCA
You like this CD? So, uh, do you actually like it or do you just sorta -- oh, never mind.