Oh, how times have changed. Miami used to drop mad loot on blow, an estimated $11 billion each year at the height of Magic City's cocaine days, according to some economists. "In 1979, there was a $7 billion [cash] surplus from the Miami banks," former IRS special agent Michael McDonald said in a ... More >>
Schiko via Stones ThrowMayer Hawthorne is a Michigan-bred dude with a genuinely soulful sound. Undoubtedly, Motown influenced the young singer's timeless melodies. His falsetto vocals can sometimes sound straight out of 1971. But this producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist is making orig ... More >>
It ain't a non-ironic Thursday night dance party without Da Baddest Bitch.Check out Crossfade's previous post for a free download of A Totally Non-Ironic TBD Party Mix. When you're drunk off your ass on rubyfruit jungle juice and dancing like a fly girl (or guy) in a too-tight thong, the world ... More >>
Go live like a freaking rock star for a night. Yank the slots. Stuff your face full of fried buffet food, Wetzel's Pretzels, and Ben & Jerry's ice cream. Drink strawberry daiquiris till you turn cross-eyed. Pass out in a changing room at the Havana Shirt Store. But that's not even the end o ... More >>
If only Kenneth Clark Loggins had a beer company and a ferocious appetite for marketing.
The three divas bring back space-age, supersonic glam.
Ahhh... the sweet sounds of classic Seventies California pop. No one has ever embodied that sound more than the Doobie Brothers. And now that the style the Doobies perfected has become a musical archetype (see modern artists like the Autumn Defense, Beck, and so on), it's all too easy to look back t ... More >>
Peter Frampton And The Doobie Brothers Hard Rock Live August 19, 2007 Better Than: The usual recycled vintage radio rock acts. In a night that gave classic rock fans a double shot of live and loud, the question hovered over the crowd like a waft of pot smoke. Should Peter Frampton have opened f ... More >>
Billions in cash generated by the cocaine trade fueled Miami's economy
The Delano's Blue Door goes to New York, Mary Brickell Village goes CocoWalk
From the issue of August 31, 2000
Do the Doobies have too much time on their hands?
Betan's still solo flying high, and nobody knows it better than Miami