You know how you can tell a rock star from any average Joe on the street? Their hair, duh.
Real rock stars have crazy quaffs. You see a rock star with lame, everyday hair, and you can rest assured they're just a poser butthead. Same goes for people on the street. If you don't know who they are, bu ... More >>
Kitsuné has done so much for us.
Over the last decade, the Parisian electro label has delivered some of our favorite music, from Cut Copy to Boys Noize, Bloc Party, Digitalism, Hot Chip, Klaxons, La Roux, Two Door Cinema Club, and a million more we would literally die without.
And as these French ... More >>
See also "Identity Festival 2012 Announces Tour Schedule and Lineup, Tries Again in Miami."
Last year, the Identity Festival turned out to be a real tease. There was the threat of a hurricane. The party got canceled. And we here in Miami never even got the chance to get down.
But this summer, ID F ... More >>
Dance music's gonna blow up!
That's the kind of ecstatic chatter that's been endlessly parroted by pop commentators in 2011. However, this perception that electronic tuneage has been waiting idly on the sidelines just isn't true. Dance music crossed over a long time ago.
In case you hadn't not ... More >>
Photo by Daniel De Las CasasLa Roux's Elly Jackson.See the full 26-photo La Roux slideshow.
Yeah, it wasn't exactly a "concert." A nightclub's got bottles to sell and a dance floor to fill, so La Roux's set last night at Mansion was typically short, just a few songs: "In for the Kill," "Bulletpr ... More >>
DiploDiplo has a lot to be grateful this year. The Mad Decent label head's career shows no signs of slowing down. And his Major Lazer side project with Switch is still going strong following the release of a new EP, Lazers Never Die, and a mixtape with La Roux.
Even M.I.A.'s self-implosion this ... More >>
La Roux performs at Mansion tonight. It's a makeup date for the band's South Beach show that was canceled back in August.
Last month, when Elly Jackson and friends made-up their show at the Culture Room, the flame-maned singer's vocals were somewhat lacking, according to New Times Broward-Palm B ... More >>
Photo by Felipe FontecillaThe TwelvesRio de Janeiro's the Twelves have been called Brazil's answer to Daft Punk. That assertion might be a little too far fetched, but there is no denying they are a talented duo both behind the decks and in the studio. As remixers, they instantly got everyone's at ... More >>
No, this isn't the Latina La Roux, though admittedly her hair is funky and awesome. Karina Iglesias is a local girl. She's sultry, smooth and soulful. And though she may not be what first comes to mind when you think of Miami's live music scene, perhaps she too should have a place there. The ... More >>
It's been a banner year for La Roux, who has gone from hipster favorite stateside to somewhat unlikely mainstream crossover. (Really -- "Bulletproof" has been in heavy rotation on local pop station Y100 for a minute now.) Still, the whirlwind of touring and activity can wear on someone, and unfor ... More >>
La Roux wants to show Miami some love too.Praise Jebus! There is a god, and his name is Roman Jones! For those of us already dreading the drive up to Fort Lauderdale's Culture Room to see La Roux perform live on August 4 have another option. Mansion has booked the British electropop outfit two da ... More >>
Free music is the best music in our book. And it's even better when the music is actually good. If you are smart you probably already know that the Major Lazer (Switch and Diplo) and La Roux mixtape Lazerproof was released today as a free download via Mad Decent. You also may or may not know that ... More >>
Hair Apparent: La RouxLa Roux fits comfortably with a wealth of compelling female pop acts with flamboyant hairstyles indicative of their songcraft. Like Robyn, Little Boots and Annie before her, La Roux singer Elly Jackson and music programmer Ben Langmaid are keenly aware of finding a balance b ... More >>
It's here! Winter Music Conference officially begins today. What better way to get pumped up that with a DJ mix. Crossfade obsession and DJ Tamara Sky sent us the follow up to her last year's Pussy Violence mix, this one titled Pussy Violence II Lip Service.The mix feature hipster dancefloor clas ... More >>
As I type this, Lilith Fair's official site is crashing like any web coverage devoted to Tiger Woods' return to professional golf at this year's Masters. And for good reason. The all-female touring festival featuring the likes of Loretta Lynn, Kelly Clarkson, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Tegan and ... More >>
Photo by Michael MaryanoffIt's not surprising that Miami, "the city of Bass," would so fondly embrace a form such as dubstep. A heavy mash of UK garage and grime, with roots tracing back to Jamaican dub, the genre is deep and low and perfect for the kinda nights where the action takes place in th ... More >>
In the dance music world, Deadmau5 has a Midas touch that works even indirectly. Two years ago, his remix of the L.A. producer Morgan Page's track "The Longest Road" scored a Grammy nomination, and of course that pointed the spotlight back to the track's creator. Page was long ready to bask in it ... More >>
via lilithfair.comLoretta is betta!In no particular order:1. Cat Power 2. The Gossip3. Erykah Badu4. Jill Scott5. Metric6. MARY J. BLIGE7. Tegan and Sarah8. Emmylou Harris9. Ximena Sarinana10. Sia11. Chairlift12. Nneka13. Marina and the Diamonds14. Janelle Monae15. La Roux ........and, my persona ... More >>
In the early- to mid-aughts there was a huge deluge of post-Strokes revivalists that flooded and clogged the scene. Sometime around 2006, it all hit critical mass, Casablancas and Co. went on indefinite hiatus, and the thing began to die. Meanwhile, a new trend -- electro-tinged, indie pop mash-ups ... More >>