Alabama Shakes Fillmore Miami Beach Wednesday, December 4, 2013 Better Than: An abbreviated Kendrick Lamar set, a weird party not thrown by Lady Gaga on North Beach, drinking warm beer in Wynwood. As the rest of South Beach clamored about to secret parties, cramped galleries, and other Basel div ... More >>
Odd Future crooner Frank Ocean recently opened up on Tumblr about falling in love with a man, and the blogosphere is buzzing with stories about gay Franky. But we're stuck on how modern this whole coming-out ceremony has become. Gays, bisexuals, and lesbians have been a big part of the music indust ... More >>
Art sucks. Get drunk. Music sucks. Dance harder. The lights are too bright. Turn them all off and let the bass drown your body till your heart rattles in your ribcage. Throw your phone against the ground, quit paying your internet bill, never trust a wireless modem, and check out these five Se ... More >>
Virtuoso is a word that immediately comes to mind to describe Ben Westbeech. Singer, producer, DJ, bandleader, multi-instrumentalist -- he's even mastered the über-classy cello. And the breadth of Westbeech's creativity is not limited to his solo work. He's also a prolific collaborator whose 2011 ... More >>
Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to that series.
via facebook.com/theleeboysThe Lee Boys is a world-famous family band of six Perrine natives who all went to Miami Killian Senior High School. It's three brothers -- rhythm guitar man Alvin, and singers Derrick and Keith -- alongside three nephews -- pedal steel guitar player Roosevelt Collier ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenTy Segall.See the full Bruise Cruise Kickoff Party slideshow. Bruise Cruise Kickoff Party With Black Lips, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Vivian Girls, Thee Oh Sees, Strange Boys, Surfer Blood, Ty Segall, Turbo Fruits, and Jacuzzi Boys Grand Central Thursday, February 24, 2011 ... More >>
via leeboys.comThe Lee Boys are a world-famous family band of Perrine natives who all went to Miami Killian Senior High School. They play an updated, Miami-style version of Sacred Steel music strongly influenced by funk, soul, blues, rock, and R&B. The band tours the world playing 120 shows a ... More >>
JipsyKing Khan and the Shrines performed at The Vagabond Saturday night. Click here to view the full slide show.King Khan and the Shrines Saturday, March 7, 2009 The Vagabond, Miami Better Than: Listenin' to Nuggets while munchin' on peyote. Until I read Chris Toenes' preview piece in this very p ... More >>
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