Florida has some of the nation's toughest anti-marijuana laws. For instance, anyone caught growing at least 25 plants in their home can be charged with a second-degree felony and face a maximum sentence of 15 years. Even the feds aren't that draconian. They at least give you 99 plants before chargin ... More >>
The archetypal preacher commands the pulpit like a mad scientist. He gesticulates wildly like a fascist dictator delivering his signature call-to-arms for an assembly of at-attention infantry. Spit collects in the corner of the holy man's mouth before launching forth like soot spewed from the barrel ... More >>
Photo by Ben GuzmanBeach Day's Kim, Nat, and Skylar.Earlier this week, Crossfade met up with Kim, Nat, and Skylar of local band Beach Day on the set of their promotional photo shoot. The three-piece's sound is mellow '60s surf rock, and these girls and their guy have been spreading laid-back tu ... More >>
Krazy Locos 23-year-old leader Jonathan Gonzalez, sentenced to 135 years in prison yesterdaySouth Florida gangs are a ruthless and bloody bunch, whose names strike fear into the hearts of their enemies. Lately, however, those names have gone bilingual. And redundant.Six members of the Lake Worth- ... More >>
Florida's Dying head honcho Rich Evans.Rich Evans started his record label, Florida's Dying, in his ex-girlfriend's apartment "because he was bored." And since 2005, the project has kept him entertained, becoming a pillar (alongside labels like Hozac and Woodsist) of the 2000s garage rock explosi ... More >>
With a recent poll showing 57 percent of Floridians favoring legalizing marijuana for medical purposes, state Rep. Jeff Clemens (D-Lake Worth) has introduced a resolution to put an amendment on the 2012 ballot that would do just that. Clemens claims that the move could bring in $5 to $12 million ... More >>
via Davila 666's FacebookDo the dogpile with Davila 666.As far as Puerto Rican boy bands with American crossover appeal go, Davila 666 easily beats out Menudo with its balls-out ability to rock, though there's definitely some overlap in the wearing of leather jackets, chaps, and accessories. O ... More >>
Despite what the new Furious Dudes album may say, Florida is awesome. You know the party line: We're so far removed from the rest of the country that we can't help but have our own distinct sensibility. That home-brewed style drips all over everything we produce, including music. Especially music ... More >>
Photo by Reed FischerThis sign was posted on the wall of the Dewars' garageMother's Day weekend surely had its share of pool parties around South Florida, but only one that we know of had an ambitious offering of 15 bands. With a couple equally curious companions in tow, we entered the correct ga ... More >>
Google Maps8577 Estate Drive South, where the Dewars are hosting the best keg pool party Wellington has ever seenMany thanks to our amigo Alex Rendon for pointing out to us the many selling points of local folk-rockers the Dewars' house party being held at their Wellington home (8577 Estate Drive ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenTrue Grit: Dashboard Confessional's Chris CarrabbaBoca Raton native Chris Carrabba and his band, Dashboard Confessional, gave back to the community with two passionate concerts on Friday at Lynn University. Proceeds from the shows will benefit a memorial scholarship fund honori ... More >>
Propaganda in Lake Worth celebrated its first year on the planet Saturday night, and one of the night's performers, Fort Lauderdale's Sweet Bronco, decided to personalize the night with a tribute to another local institution, John Ralston. "The Only Evidence," posted on Sweet Bronco's MySpace page, ... More >>
Photo by Amy KoshLeon Russell can write songs as well as his face can grow hair, reallyAn impressive slate of shows roll through South Florida this weekend, and of them all, blues-rock legend Leon Russell is far and above the most photogenic of the bunch.As our writer Lee Zimmerman says, "Leon Ru ... More >>
For those of us sadly toiling, at least occasionally, in a cubicle, Wednesday is a shining beacon -- if you can just grasp onto your sanity until this day, everything will be okay. Actually, chances are, if you're part of the crew that frequents the shows at the American Legion, you may not have the ... More >>
via myspace.com/navegantemusicNavegante plays Jazid Friday night.Friday, February 12*Navegante has been called "the Latin Gnarls Barkley," and he plays this Friday night at Jazid, in Miami Beach, with local trio Penelope Sky. No exact word on cover but it should be under $10. Click here for more ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenSurfer BloodClick here to view photo from this show.Surfer Blood, Invisible Music (John Ralston), Sweet Bronco, Kill Now?! Propaganda, Lake WorthMonday, January 18, 2010 Better Than: Pat Robertson The Review:Beauty often emerges from tragedy, and last night's Benef ... More >>
via theagencygroup.comYACHT plays at Poplife on Saturday.Friday, November 13*Samantha Ronson DJs at the G by Guess Ultimate Remix tour, tonight at the Guess store at Dolphin Mall in Miami. Admission is free. Click here for full details. *If you're a fellow geek for archival punk rock, check ... More >>
Vivian GirlsThe Art Basel Miami Beach music news just keeps coming. This time we've received word that the Vivian Girls, Exene Cervenka and the Blow will be performing at Pulse Miami Art Fair, which moves to Ice Palace Studios this year. Their performances are part of the fair's Pulse Miami Perfo ... More >>
photo by Alex RendonBen PrestageThe Dexter Romweber Duo and Ben PrestagePropaganda, Lake WorthFriday, October 9, 2009Better Than: Sharing corn whiskey with a friendThe Review:Last Friday at Propaganda was an evening of sweaty, unabashed musical revival. Both acts on the evening's bill, the Dexter ... More >>
via myspace.com/tkfrocksGrowing up in Fort Lauderdale, Marco Argiro was a precocious talent on the local rock scene. As frontman of the Screeching-Weasel-style pop-punk act the Outrights, Argiro was headlining at local clubs by the time he was barely old enough to drive. A few years later, after ... More >>
Friday, August 21*Lanzallamas Monofonica celebrates their third anniversary as a band tonight at Jazid in Miami Beach. This one should go late-night. Admission is free. Click here for full details. *Miami punk-type band Boy Prostitute plays at the Vagabond tonight. Admission is free before midnig ... More >>
With retro cool, the band's sophomore album swift-kicks the slump cliché.
Marques Wyatt gets deep at Electric PickleFriday, August 7*Soulful house great Marques Wyatt spins at Electric Pickle in Miami, with support from local favorites Djinji Brown and Tomas Ceddia. Admission is just $10 before midnight. Click here for full details. *Orlando indie rock favorites ... More >>
photo by Ian WitlenStonefox ruled Propaganda.To see a full slideshow of photos from the show, click here. Surfer Blood, Dead Rabbits, and StonefoxPropaganda, Lake WorthThursday, July 30, 2009Better Than: Another DJ dance night whereverThe Review:Last night at Propaganda marked the official album ... More >>
Tom Wilco Nabedi Osorio (left) and Steph Taylor of The State OfSno Cones, The State Of, AfrobetaFriday, July 17, 2009Propaganda, Lake Worth Better Than: The metal show I saw later Friday night at the Poorhouse. The Review: XX-chromosomes and some serious musical variety ruled the night Fri ... More >>
The Pretty Faces play Alligator Alley's anniversary party on Saturday.Friday, June 12*South Florida music scene sweetheart and Sweat cofounder Lolo celebrates her birthday at the Vagabond in Miami tonight. DJ Hottpants is the special guest, and there will be cupcakes and candy galore. Cover is free ... More >>
The Thai new year, called Songkran, is celebrated today, April 13, through this Wednesday. The word means "move" or to "change place," in regard to the sun's changing its position in the zodiac. Songkran doesn't boast any B-list celebrities reporting on a big ball dropping down a pole, but the Songk ... More >>
Unrepentant beer drinkers, rejoice! Each week, Short Order will select one craft or import beer and give you the lowdown on it: How does it taste? What should you drink it with? Where can you find it? But mostly, it's all about the love of the brew. If you have a beer you'd like featured in Beer of ... More >>
The South Florida homeboy releases a new solo album.
The February 13 show at Respectable Street Café features two of the finest local acts to break out of Broward and Palm Beach counties: John Ralston and the Postmarks. Of the two, the Postmarks are perhaps the better known, garnering a degree of international critical acclaim by largely refusing to ... More >>
Fruit and veg, for display only The pretty display of fruits and veg courtesy of La Reina supermarkets was the only healthy food you were gonna get a look at Saturday at Lake Worth's Hispanic Fest. Otherwise the groove was decidedly meat-centric.
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