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    November 3, 2014

    Miami's Five Best Concerts This Week

    Still recovering from all those candy corn shots and endless Pixie Stix you consumed over the weekend? So are we. That's why we're hooking you up with the ultimate hangover/sugar rush cure: a little bit of music. Just check out the five best concerts going down this week, from the Melvins at Cultu ... More >>

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    May 5, 2014

    Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week

    ¡Ay, ay ay! Rise and shine for Cinco de Mayo! Even if you're not Mexican, tonight you're gonna rock your sombrero, pound shots of tequila, and pretend you are. Sure, you'll wake up hungover, but at least you'll have sweet music from indie rockers the Head and the Heart, rock 'n' roll from Of Mo ... More >>

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    April 22, 2014

    Matisyahu on Akeda, His Religious Evolution, Divorce, and "Dealing With a Lot of Rejection"

    The conversation didn't start well when I asked singer Matisyahu to comment on his new album, Akeda. "Have you heard it?" he replied. Since it's not out until June 3, I told him the truth, that I had not. "Listen to these songs," he said, "and call me back." See also: Matisyahu Shaves His Beard ... More >>

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    January 28, 2014

    Beerfest: Get Your Tickets Now With a Special Presale Offer

    It's back! The 17th-annual New Times "Original" Beerfest returns to downtown Fort Lauderdale April 5 with more beer and entertainment than ever before. We're talking more than 100 of the world's best local and international beers -- all yours for the sipping.

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    December 18, 2013

    Miami New Year's Eve Dining Guide

    A proper New Year's Eve bash requires some advanced preparation. Before the ball drops, you've got to make dinner reservations so you can enjoy a great meal on the last night of the year. We've compiled long list of dining possibilities, broken down by neighborhood and island. So figure out your da ... More >>

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    November 11, 2013

    Friends of Nature Festival Falters, Cancels Matisyahu and Cafe Tacvba's Headlining Sets

    On Saturday, Mother Nature was no friend to the inaugural Friends of Nature Music & Arts Festival as an almost Biblical downpour forced the cancelation of all acts -- including headliner Matisyahu -- scheduled to go on stage after 7 p.m., by order of the fire department. On Sunday, though, despit ... More >>

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    November 4, 2013

    Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week

    Sure, Mondays are cruel and unusual punishment for us working folk, but when you have great music and concerts to look forward to, you may actually catch yourself saying something bizarre like, "I can't wait for Tuesday." Just check out the five best shows going down in South Florida this week. Se ... More >>

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    October 31, 2013

    Cafe Tacvba: "Music Comes From Nature, We Have to Keep It Safe and Love It"

    When musicians, comedians, and Friends of Nature gather to party for Mother Earth, you know it's gonna be one major tree-hugging bash, especially with nature-loving artists like Café Tacvba. "We as humans and society belong to nature and Mother Earth and have to be cautious and try to take care of ... More >>

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    August 22, 2013

    Jessica Gross Talks FONFEST and Comedy: "Laughter for a Good Cause!"

    War isn't funny. Neither are Planet Earth's environmental woes. But this Veteran's Day weekend on November 9 and 10, the Friends of Nature Music Festival (AKA FONFEST) will descend upon Virginia Key Beach Park in the hope of making Miami laugh and dance and be merry. That's right -- these Friends ... More >>

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    July 8, 2013

    Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week

    Feeling pumped up this morning? Well you should be! You live in a city where the music never ends. And by living in such a musical hot spot, that means that there are always plenty of shows to crash almost every night. Here are the five best concerts going down in Miami this week, from pop to trap ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013
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    January 9, 2013

    Matisyahu Doesn't "Really Love Shaving," But He's a Big Fan of Florida

    The narrow crevasses between letters on our keyboard are vile, makeshift graveyards of curly black hairs peppered with hints of gray and, occasionally, red too. But these facial follicles tell a story, each a remnant of a stressful day at work anxiously spent twirling the hairs on our chinny chin ... More >>

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    August 30, 2012
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    May 15, 2012

    Four Summer Music Festivals Featuring Local Miami (and Local-ish) Acts

    Constant intrascene belly-aching aside, a few local (and local-ish) acts are managing to squeeze out of South Florida geographical isolation this summer for big stages. A number of major national festivals are featuring homegrown talent on the bill. And rightfully so. Here's a quick rundown of ... More >>

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    May 1, 2012

    SunFest 2012: A Ten-Act Guide With Pitbull, Snoop Dogg, and Matisyahu

    Who's in the mood for a music festival? We are! Thankfully, we don't have to wait long 'cause Sunfest kicks off tomorrow on the sunny West Palm Beach waterfront, running through the week till Sunday, May 6. The line-up boasts 51 artists bringing everything from rock to hip-hop, reggae, punk, and d ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011
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    December 14, 2011

    Matisyahu Shaves His Beard, Says: "No More Chassidic Reggae Superstar"

    Via twitter.com/matisyahuMatisyahu's newly naked mug.​Is a Matisyahu without a beard like "A King Without a Crown"? Yesterday, in a sudden move that shocked every member of Planet Earth's Hasidic reggae community to the etsem (or bone for all you non-Hebrew speakers), everyone's favorite Jewi ... More >>

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    August 25, 2011
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    August 15, 2011

    Matisyahu Brings a Full Band and a Full Beard to the Fillmore Miami Beach August 25

    ​With similar holy praise and spiritual righteousness, Matisyahu scratches the Haile Selassie out of reggae music and gives it up to G-d. Born Matthew Paul Miller, the musician made it all the harder for us to say his name when he started using the Askenazi version of it. This former Phish-head ... More >>

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    August 15, 2011

    Matisyahu Announces Free Acoustic Show at Uncle Sam's Music on Miami Beach

    ​Stalwart South Beach record store Uncle Sam's Music has announced a free, all-ages, and unplugged Matisyahu in-store performance that'll take place a few hours before the Hasidic reggae superstar's gig at the Fillmore on August 25. As the biggest name in the history of Jewish riddim', the M ... More >>

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    May 2, 2011

    Matisyahu Announces US Summer Tour With Concert at the Fillmore Miami Beach August 25

    ​Back when Matisyahu made the trek down to Miami in February, the diehard Tribe Called Quest fan and admitted Deadhead hit up the Arsht Center for a quiet, intimate night alongside acoustic axe-wielding buddy Adam Weinberg. But Matisyahu's newly announced 43-date US summer tour -- with a stop s ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011
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    February 14, 2011

    Matisyahu Unplugged at the Adrienne Arsht Center, February 12

    ​Read Crossfade's interview with Matisyahu. Matisyahu With Adam Weinberg Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht CenterFebruary 12, 2011 On Saturday night, the Adrienne Arsht Center was transformed from world-class concert hall to new-age synagogue as Matisyahu and his guitarist Adam Weinberg we ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011
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    February 4, 2011

    Matisyahu Talks Late-Night TV, Beatboxing, and His New Album Live at Stubb's II

    ​Growing up in suburban White Plains, New York, during the early '90s, Matisyahu (born Matthew Paul Miller) was a pretty average teenage kid. He watched a lot of MTV. He listened to De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest. And he smoked some weed. The son of liberal, social worker Jewish parents ... More >>

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    March 10, 2010

    Free Matisyahu Show at SKY309 on Thursday

    The adorable children above are performing Matisyahu's reggae-tinged pop smash "One Day," which got massive play during the 2010 Winter Olympics. On Thursday evening, the Brooklyn-based Hasidic Jewish singer brings his act to West Palm's SKY309, the rooftop section of Roxy's Pub. It's a free show li ... More >>

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    January 8, 2010

    Concert Review: Matisyahu at the Vagabond, January 6

    Photo by Ben ThackerClick here to view a slideshow of photos from the event.MatisyahuThe Vagabond, MiamiWednesday, January 6, 2010Better Than: Your best friend's bar mitzvah.The Review:Hassidic reggae/hip hop hero Matthew Paul Miller, a.k.a. Matisyahu, dropped into the Vagabond Wednesday night for a ... More >>

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    December 7, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Justice, Buzz Bake Sale, Mala Rodriguez and Golden Filter

    Somehow, someway we survived Art Basel week. We are exhausted to say the least, so no witty comments. Here is what you missed over the weekend:Justice at MansionPhoto by Lex Hernandez​Electrohouse icons Justice made a long overdue Magic City appearance Friday night at Mansion. Their banger-filled ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    What to Hear in Broward Palm Beach This Weekend

    via Flickr user Dark Botxy​Plenty to hear in Broward and Palm Beach this weekend, no matter what you're into. If you're in the mood to see an iconic punk band, The Misfits are playing Culture Room tonight. Sure they're minus Danzig, but Jerry Only is still around to blast out the horror punk. If y ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    Buzz Bake Sale Preview: Chevelle

    via Flickr user Chad Davis​No matter how hard the members of Chevelle try, they won't be able to run away from certain parts of their past or comparisons to other bands. Face it, when you sign with a Christian Rock label and have your first album distributed through Christian book stores, you're g ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    Buzz Bake Sale Preview: :30 Seconds to Mars

    via Flickr user Alvinasheridan​Let's hope this blog post doesn't ruin anything for :30 Seconds to Mars fans. It's been said that if venues used the fact Hollywood dream-boat Jared Leto heads this band, he'll flat out refuse to play the show. I guess we're safe since we're clearly not the venue pro ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    Buzz Bake Sale Preview: Metric

    via Flickr user Jalapeno​The first couple times I heard Metric, I couldn't stand the singer's voice. Bands with female lead singers who have airy, over processed voices are becoming grating to me, a guy who grew up using Riot Grrl bands as my measuring stick for female vocal performances. Then I h ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    Buzz Bake Sale Preview: Our Lady Peace

    via Flickr user Zanastardust​Our Lady Peace is probably the most underrated band playing the Buzz Bake Sale tomorrow. Yeah, they've sold over five million albums, enjoyed relative success in the late '90s, and are revered in their homeland (notch another one for Canada). But aside from their flash ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009

    Buzz Bake Sale Preview: Panic at the Disco

    via Flickr user NRK P3​Panic At the Disco is a very different band from Panic! At the Disco. Back when they had the extra punctuation, they also sported a more dark(ish), electronic, and  keyboard laden sound. Once they dropped the !, they also decided to start sounding much more like the Jon ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009

    Buzz Bake Sale Preview: Matisyahu

    via Flickr user Chrontourage​Seeing a Hasidic Jewish man on stage free styling and beat boxing between his hardcore reggae songs might seem off-putting at first but it shouldn't. All that's happening lyrically is reggae's traditional Rastafarian religious views being replaced by Jewish teachings, ... More >>

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    December 1, 2009

    Buzz Bake Sale Preview: The Used

    Emo, screamo, post-punk, pop punk, alt-rock, post-hardcore, call it whatever the hell you want--attempting to keep track of the subgenrefication of moody rock bands in eyeliner is practically impossible. But we can all still agree on good music versus bad music, and The Used most definitely falls un ... More >>

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    November 30, 2009

    Buzz Bake Sale Preview: Cage the Elephant

    With a loud and raucous sound zigzagging over the lines of alt rock, rock n' roll and punk like a driver 14 shots of Jack deep, Cage the Elephant have been rattling the bars of that pen plenty. The quintet out of Kentucky blurs the lines of what their sound is. Guitars shift from dusty, twangy, jang ... More >>

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    November 30, 2009

    Buzz Bake Sale Preview: Manchester Orchestra

    Borrowing an opening bit from Coffee Talk with Linda Richman, Manchester Orchestra is neither from Manchester, nor a real orchestra. Okay, talk amongst yourselves. They're actually a five-piece rock band from Atlanta, who just released their second album. And they kick serious ass. Their debut, I'm ... More >>

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    November 4, 2009

    Buzz Bake Sale 2009 Lineup Announced

    via Flickr user beana_cheese​103.1, The Buzz has announced the lineup of their 14th annual Buzz Bake Sale 2009, which is slated to take place at Cruzan Amphitheater on December 5. This twelve hour music festival is taking place over three stages starting at 10 am. Tickets, which run $20 for lawn t ... More >>

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    June 1, 2009

    Wish You Were There: Les Claypool at Pompano Beach Amphitheatre, May 30

    Wish You Were There is a new column on Crossfade highlighting pictures and videos from around the web of the weekend's biggest shows. One of the most anticipated gigs in town this past Saturday was the kick-off of bass god Les Claypool's national outing with Matisyahu. The weather at the Pompano Bea ... More >>

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    May 14, 2009
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    April 8, 2009

    Matisyahu and Les Claypool to Play Pompano Beach Amphitheatre on May 30

    The best Hasidic Jewish reggae artist is teaming up with quite possibly the best bass player of the last 20 years to give Pompano Beach a unique night of music. Matisyahu, aka Matthew Miller, could easily be written off as a novelty before you hear his music.  Reggae has always had deep spiritu ... More >>

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    December 9, 2008

    Initial Lineup Announced for Langerado 2009: Snoop Dogg, Chromeo, Bad Brains, Public Enemy, Cafe Tacuba, and More

    After much Internet gossip and rumor-mongering, the folks behind Langerado announced they would release the first phase of the festival's 2009 lineup yesterday morning. That didn't happen, with a delay as organizers "finalized last-minute details." Still, this morning they've come forward with a few ... More >>

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    December 9, 2008

    Recession Festivals: Put Your Langerado Tickets on Layaway

    Continuing Riptides coverage of minute recession realities: So this years Langerado lineup was announced earlier today. It is the perfect music festival for sensitive, "eclectic" frat boys. Death Cab! Snoop Dog! Dashboard! Matisyahu! Anyway, because the economy sucks and festival tickets are general ... More >>

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    September 17, 2008

    Langerado 2009 Moving to Miami's Bicentennial Park

    Last year, Langerado Music Festival got plenty of national attention, particularly because of its strong lineup which included R.E.M., Beastie Boys, Matisyahu, 311, The Roots and Ani DiFranco. However, the festival couldn't escape the logistical nightmare that was Big Cypress Indian Reservation. The ... More >>

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    August 21, 2008

    Last Night: Matisyahu at the Florida Room

    Matisyahu and local beatboxer Komakozie going in. Matisyahu Wednesday, August 20, 2008 The Florida Room Better Than: Listening to the Klezmatics at a nightclub The Review: There's something about catching a show at the Florida Room, the laid-back, SoBe speakeasy, that reminds you of a bar from th ... More >>

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    July 10, 2008
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    November 29, 2007

    Put on Your Yarmulke

    Hypothetical Hanukkahs with some of our favorite stars.

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    July 17, 2007
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    March 23, 2006
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