If it wasn't for Miami, there wouldn't be ska. Ska is a musical style born in 1950s Jamaica from the mix of traditional Caribbean mento with American jazz and R&B. When Miami radio first started playing independent black music in the 1940s, Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean were listening too. ... More >>
Are you a rabid devotee of pezcore ska punk with a "Johnny Quest Thinks We're Sellouts" tattoo on your ass, a whole case of limited-edition Less Than Jake cereal boxes in the garage, and a part-time job delivering pepperoni pies for the local Rock-n-Roll Pizzeria? Well, dude, you are gonna be so st ... More >>
We know that the rest of the country has been experiencing a lil thang called a "heat wave." But Crossfade has no sympathy. It's hot in Miami all freaking year. Maybe that's why Off With Their Heads, a pop-punk quartet on perennial pop-punk label Epitaph Records, spends so much time in the Magic Ci ... More >>
WTF is Hare Krishna hardcore? Ask Shelter.When punk started brewing in the late '60s and exploded in the '70s, no one could have predicted the exponential permutations the genre would unleash. But as it turns out, the next 40 years were a total landslide of sub-subgenres and multigenerational s ... More >>
Just as delicious as the horns... and then some! Baccone Dolce Barbecued Cats (Moon Ska Records) www.moonskaworld.com Aspeta un minuti ... or don't. It isn't so much as the delicious Italian treat as it is a bygone era where the Floridian peninsula ruled the ska-airwaves. And (apparently re-eme ... More >>
via thefestfl.comSimplicity rules. The Fest, an annual, well, fest in Gainesville, gets away with its bare-bones name because, well, it is THE fest in the Southeast. The yearly three-day shebang is the Sunshine State's ultimate, temporary mecca for all that is sludgy and dirty in metal, hardcore, ... More >>
Worth his crunk weight in gold.Friday Lil Jon crunks up the volume at Mansion tonight, where he'll perform a guest-DJ set. BYO chalice and maybe he'll fill it up with some of his pimp juice. Now that we have Mike Stanton, see what the Florida Marlins can do against the Tampa Bay Rays. The ... More >>
No one would ever accuse Chris Palko, the New York rapper who goes by Cage, of coming across as warm and cuddly. From the beginning of his career on the circuit, he's mined his own set of personal traumas for musical gold. He's long discussed his fucked up childhood to end all fucked up childhoods ... More >>
via Flickr user t_a_i_sPlenty of things to hear in Broward and Palm Beach this weekend, one of them will even make you feel good about yourself! Tonight, the Help Mend A Heart Benefit Show is happening at The Talent Farm. The $10 cover charge goes to the Maureen Waters Medical Fund (read all abou ... More >>
via Flickr user Mat McGeeYou might have heard of U2 before. They're this little band from across the pond who've redefined what stadium shows can be. Even playing in front of tens of thousands of people, U2s shows feel intimate and epic. The biggest problem with trying to see U2 live has always b ... More >>
Photo by Sayre BermanTo view a full slideshow of pictures from the show, click here. Green DayTuesday, August 4American Airlines Arena Better Than: A show by any other pop-punk outfit playing today. The Review: Green Day rules, despite the fact they're all grown up. Sure, in their early da ... More >>
Feel like roasting in the South Florida sun while putting your hearing at risk, but you haven't figured out how to do it? Why not fight through crowds of tweens and check out Van's Warped Tour, which is stopping in West Palm Beach on Saturday, July 25? Cruzan Amphitheater invited over 30 bands ... More >>
After 16 years, the band sticks to its independent roots.
Nicole LucasLess Than Jake has been around for 16 years, no small feat for any band, and even less for one in their particular subgenre of rock. The vast majority of the ska greats that were so prevalent throughout the 90's have all but disappeared and what was punk has for the most part melted and ... More >>
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