Who's in the mood for some "aphotic tekno/psychedelic noise"?
Awesome. 'Cause local cult of experimental tuneage Roofless Records and its high priest Matt Preira is convening a kickoff ceremony for the Spring of Rites Florida Tour at Wynwood's Gramps tonight.
Go forth. Descend into the eternal out ... More >>
What do "Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed, Moses, Chuck Norris, The Little Prince" have in common?
They're all awesome dancers. And they all serve as wellsprings of inspiration for Krisp, a four-member "indie/dance/chillwave/dance-rock" band -- Andres Ledesma, Jason Mavila, Alex Lopez, and Charlie Woods -- ... More >>
After wildin' out to the brutal, punk-y, funky, bass-y, fuzzy strains of only ten Best Miami Bands of All Time (i.e. Scraping Teeth, Frank Williams & The Rocketeers, Iko Iko, ANR, Miami Bass Warriors and Nuclear Valdez, The Goods, Locos Por Juana, Cynic, Avenue D), our ears are already freakin' ... More >>
Image by Bleeding PalmMan, no one loves to give away massive amounts of cash like the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Last night, the foundation held its annual Knight Challenge Grant award ceremony, dropping a $2.9 million jackpot on 31 local South Florida arts organizations, including ... More >>
For the past two years, we've supported the city's quickly evolving art scene with the MasterMind Awards, modest grants that honor the people and projects in the community that are making the biggest impact on visual arts, music, film, and beyond. This week, the submission period for the 2012 Mas ... More >>
Image by Ronnie RiveraBallscarf's Aiden Dillard will scare you shitless at Cinema Sounds.An astute and insightful cultural seer once observed that the movies are actually mankind's collective dreams. But what about our freaking nightmares?
Well, our fave films can be anxiety-soaked, terror-indu ... More >>
Roy Neil Hunter looks like he's 17. But that's OK, since the main mastermind behind the band Meat is merely a fresh, young 24.
This musician has played in other Miami bands with mouth-watering names like Strawberry Dirt, Sparkling Purple Mango, and Ice Cream. We're honestly starting to think these ... More >>
If there are two words that accurately describe how the city of Miami feels right now, they would be suffocating and humidity. So this adjective and that noun, combined, are a pefect name for tonight's Roofless Records showcase at the end/SPRING BREAK.
The intense, diverse lineup includes Miami' ... More >>
Photo by Matt PreiraIt was a get-your-hand-out-of-my-face kinda rock show.Torche
With Big Business and Helms Alee
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Better Than: Staying home and watching Easy Rider.
As to be expected, most practitioners of stoner rock are pretty lazy. We don't care how bla ... More >>
Photo by Matt PreiraLast night, South Florida rock trio Beings played its final show. The performance came after a sudden announcement, attracting a moderately sized crowd of local artists, bands, bloggers and other assorted creative types, who all turned out to pay their respects to the group's ... More >>
After sorting the mail, painstakingly assessing the applications, arguing viciously about their merits, getting drunk, sleeping it off, and then agonizing over the decision for weeks, we here at New Times are finally set to announce our 2011 MasterMind Awards finalists.
In the sound category, w ... More >>
via myspace.com/beingspageMiami pop-punk shoegazers Beings.If you've never attended one of Roofless Records' Cinema Sounds soirees, then the whole concept can seem a little arty or highbrow or out there. And, duh, it's all of those things. But at the same time, no one's wandering around in a vin ... More >>
Diet Cokeheads' Nasal EP (Drugged Conscience)
Gainesville's Diet Cokeheads is one-third of Florida's holy triumvirate of new, damaged rock 'n' roll. (Lake Worth's Cop City/Chill Pillars and Tampa's Neon Blud comprise the other 2/3.) If you didn't already know, D.C. features Palm Beach expatriate ... More >>
The 305's godfather of fuzz, Rat Bastard, gets flattened.In the realm of supershort sets, the former reigning champs on the scene were those essentialist hardcore heads, whose performances boiled down to sweaty, shirtless 15-minute blasts of loud and sloppy 60-second songs.
These days, however, ... More >>
In a joint effort to foist some seriously intense shit on an unsuspecting public, Roofless Records and Laundry Room Squelchers dragged notorious noise offender Justice Yeldham (AKA Lucas Abela) from his microphone and glass-filled hole in Sydney, Australia. They disguised him in khakis and sport ... More >>
"Alex Diaz, Eric Lopez-Zareno (Teepee), and Ed Wilcox* are a true super group," says Matt Preira, promoter of this past Saturday night's event at Bar, Strange Days. He continues, "Their individual projects have garnered a great deal of acclaim, and as a trio they are unstoppable."Miami's music and ... More >>
Decapitated goats floating in Biscayne Bay, teens arrested for rapping at the drive-thru, knife-wielding psychos turning berserk because the jukebox isn't loud enough, teachers crafting geometry lessons based on "hypothetical" Obama assassination plots, daddies trading their babies for beer, robo ... More >>
via sweatrecordsmiami.comSweat Records' current storefrontYes, we've been seriously hyping up Sweat Records' fifth anniversary party, on this blog -- but that's because the event deserves it. Sweatstock, as the party is dubbed, is shaping up to be one of the best locals-only (plus No Age) events ... More >>
From the moment Cinema Sounds No. 6 was announced, there's been a serious swirl of secrecy surrounding the whole thing. And no matter how hard we batter him with questions, Roofless Rex exec Matt Preira refuses to reveal anything but the most basic details. He just smirks and says: "It's secret!'
U ... More >>