This past weekend, English alt-rockers Muse had to step up and carry Saturday Night Live after guest host Daniel Craig made it abundantly clear during his monologue that comedy was foreign to him. Watching James Bond deliver punch lines was about as entertaining as a Schindler's List viewing party ... More >>
Maybe all those never-ending rainstorms that soaked South Beach through most of July have finally freaking disappeared. Or, maybe not, and August will be just as flooded by the Sunshine State's infamous summer showers. But one thing's certain: Whatever the weather, it's always cool and sweaty insi ... More >>
Music Loves Fashion has been putting on events that combine music (duh!), fashion (duh!), beautiful people, celebrities, and great locations near Los Angeles and Montreal for a while now. It's best known events are the ones at the Riviera Hotel in Palm Springs, California, which coincide with Coa ... More >>
Photo by Anton CorbijnAbout a month or so after Arcade Fire rocked the music industry by walking away with the Grammy for Album of the Year, the Montreal-based group celebrated with some friends in Haiti. Some 250 people packed into the Hotel Oloffson in Port-au-Prince -- many of whom were "exp ... More >>
There's no doubt that Jay-Z -- even as hip-hop's retired-unretired elder statesman -- still balls like the best of 'em. Just last night Hova was makin' it rain at the Fountainebleau's LIV in Miami Beach, dropping more $100,000 on a single bottle of champagne in celebration of the release of his n ... More >>
Easily one of the most multitasking players in the contemporary jazz field, Joseph "Jowee" Omicil returns to South Florida, this time to delight art patrons at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami. Multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, producer, and educator, it's easy to lose foc ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenIt's crazy when one of your local scene stars goes fucking supernova in the space of a year. But that's been the Surfer Blood story so far ... Big bang. And maybe it's about to get bigger. Still riding the crest of that massive wave called Astro Coast, the West Palm crew have ... More >>
Back in the early 2000s, cool kids everywhere became obsessed with all kinds of lupine creatures. Maybe it was irony. Maybe it was rabies. Or maybe the moon had slipped off axis. Whatever the cause, almost everyone between the ages of 16 and 28 was wearing a howling wolf's head t-shirt and naming ... More >>
First and foremost a sax man, Joseph "Jowee" Omicil is equal parts multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and educator. With two CDs under his belt, the most recent of which, Roots & Grooves, he's forging a path between the smoother elements of jazz that toe the line between the world sou ... More >>
Everyone and their mother seems to be offering a free Memorial Day Weekend mixtape, but for something with a little more indie-type flavor and hometown, grassroots pride, check out this offering from 10K Islands. The label and blog is the newest spinoff of Honor Roll Music, with a sharper focus o ... More >>
Photo from tenthousandislands.blogspot.comIt seems another Miami band has gotten its gear stolen. New Times reported yesterday that Torche, currently on tour with Circa Survive and Coheed and Cambria, had a slew of equipment jacked in Chicago on Friday, including a guitar, bass, pedals, iP ... More >>
Yesterday, we asked the copy machine if we could head home early from the office. We're ready for the weekend. Bring on the deep-toned plucks of an upright bass, the rainbow-hued parades and parties, all-you-can-drink beer, a trip to Miami's fabled Cuban food meccas, and a night of indie blues-rock. ... More >>
Current NPR darlings Surfer Blood already got a co-sign from Brooklyn electro-house producer Drop the Lime when he spoke about the bands he spins when not spinning for cash in an interview last year. Now the DJ, who rolled through Miami last month, has taken his adoration to the next step by remi ... More >>
Photo by Aigin LarkiEver wondered what screamo-lectro dudes do to unwind after a particularly strenuous hipster bikini dance party? Well, apparently, if the dudes in question are Daniel Werb and Paul Banwatt of Toronto synth-and-drum duo Woodhands, then it's all about a nice, relaxing, man-on-man ... More >>
Picketing, boycotts, sit-ins, marching; protests can take many forms, though most, with the exception of the bumper sticker, involve some sort of action-oriented defiance. But in 1969 Yoko Ono and John Lennon proved yet another advantage of being famous. While the rest of us risk contending with ... More >>
Fred Everything (born Frédéric Blais in Quebec) got his moniker back in the rave days, when he was known as DJ Everything, because he'd spin everything from house and techno to drum 'n' bass. With a prolific career dating back to 1993, when he first opened for Sasha at Montreal's club Metropolis, ... More >>
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Wolf Parade reviews the reviewers.
There is only one word that could describe last weekend: Boring. It was so boring, personally I went to bed most nights by 1 a.m. Come on Miami! I know we are at the height of the low season, but that doesn't mean we have to get lazy. Unfortunately, things don't seem to be picking up this weekend ei ... More >>
"ARTundressed" at Damien B. ain't bad, but curators could have turned up the temperature.
Miami FC takes on Puerto Rico to finally settle this self-governing business (not really).
Here come the four words many live-music junkies in Miami never wanted to hear: Studio A is closing. Rumors of its demise had plagued the venue practically since its opening in spring 2006, but staff has confirmed that after two years of live shows and alternative club nights, it's shutting its door ... More >>
With In Rainbows the talk of the music industry, and the album's official debut Tuesday at #1 on the charts, Thom Yorke and co. are ridin' high. So, it's time for another tour. And, lucky Miami, they're gracing us with their presence. Of course, leave it to Radiohead to keep us guessing as long as p ... More >>
Canada's latest musical import sets out to conquer the world
Karu & Y is long on style, mixed on substance
Arturo Sandoval's namesake club keeps lighted the flame of jazz
From high-minded to hype-crazed, book fairs have a rich tradition of coaxing out reclusive authors. New Times was fortunate to get a rare audience with the person redefining writing, M.M. Pascal-Paul.
WMC induces insomnia, shirtless ravers, and good music
D-Zine makes a play for compas supremacy