"This is a music festival that can truly call itself jazz." For a second consecutive season, Miami Beach Jazz Festival founder Carmen J. Cartiglia has indeed assembled a fine lineup of modern masters. Last year, celebrating the inaugural edition of the fest, he tapped headliner Michelle Coltrane, ... More >>
Jim Marshall, the English inventor of the famed Marshall amplifier favored by guitar-oriented rock artists, also known and the "Father of Loud", died yesterday in his Buckinghamshire home. He was 88.Marshall started developing his amplifiers in 1960, answering the call from customers such as Pete To ... More >>
Enter Crossfade's contest for free Chromeo tickets! With the 2004 debut release She's In Control, an original sense of humor, and supersexy songs, Canadian duo Chromeo managed to delight bored folks stranded on lonely dance floors in megaclubs all across the globe. Friends since high school, ... More >>
The boys of Jacobs Ladder, clockwise from top: Oren, Sammy, and Brian.Even 207 years after Lewis and Clark dared to make that first incredibly dangerous cross-continental trip, millions of Americans -- like local prog-punk trio Jacobs Ladder --continue to head West, looking for fame, inspiration ... More >>
Winning! Charlie Sheen is a freaking rock star.If you've paid any attention to television, radio, internet, or even smoke signals rising from a faraway tribe, you've no doubt heard a little bit about Charlie Sheen in the news lately. But let us go on record right here and now as saying that the m ... More >>
The Free Credit Report band is out, and a new act will be the face of Free Credit Score.It's no surprise, but when we announced this past May that the Free Credit Report (dot-com) band was kaput, people had some pretty strong reactions. What is a surprise, though, is that some of those strong rea ... More >>
via myspace.com/torcheGear theft is a sad reality of the touring life, but despite its many, many months on the road, Miami-birthed Torche had been lucky enough to avoid a major incident -- until this past Friday. The band is currently on tour with Circa Survive and Coheed and Cambria, a package ... More >>
The Black KeysThe Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason TheaterApril 18, 2010Better Than: Being stuck between rock and a hard placeThe Review:There was one moment during The Black Keys' Fillmore Miami Beach set that entirely defined what the Akron combo does to and for this thing called rock ... More >>
photo by Sayre BermanTo view a full slideshow of photos from the event, click here.Paul McCartneySun Life Stadium, Miami GardensSaturday, April 3, 2010Better Than: Everything, ever.The Review:I'll drop all pretense of "criticism" here and will preface this by saying it's written from the perspect ... More >>
The handsome Canadian transplant Tristan Clopet is something of a musical anomaly on the local scene. With his band, the Juice, he skips both the indie flavors of the week and the super-commercial aspirations of others around town. Instead, his music recalls those heady days of the early '90s, when ... More >>
Lita Ford hasn't lost her edge — metal or otherwise — out of the spotlight.
Jeff StrattonKevin Rudolf at Fourth on Flagler on Saturday night.Kevin RudolfSaturday, July 4, 2009Fourth on Flagler, West Palm BeachOpportunity struck for Kevin Rudolf at this Fourth of July showcase, a chance to deploy an abbreviated set of songs from In The City, his solo debut. Best known for pr ... More >>
Their Audio Vision recording studio counts Lil Wayne as a client.
She shakes, rattles, and rolls on down her own road.
The Wolfsonian pays homage to Les Paul
Jon Paris doesn't need the government to ratify his music or his memories
Rilo Kiley brings a bountiful breadbasket from the heartland
Everything I Touch Falls to Pieces (Victory Records)
From his modest headquarters in Little Haiti, polka legend Li'l Wally Jagiello spreads happiness the world over
When the Miami Coalition for the Homeless wanted a photo study of the area's street people population, it commissioned the homeless themselves
The Texas Tenor train keeps a-rollin', next stop Illinois
Three decades after, Miami's great rock bands hit the spotlight again
Jimi Hendrix's guitar. John Lennon's furniture. Bono's sunglasses. Hope I die before I get sold.
If Chet Atkins never met Herbie, there'd be no Dire Straits
Egged on by a soaring Tallahassee following, Zombie Birdhouse flies in your face with invention