Swamp Stomp Music Festival With Bright Light Social Hour, Roosevelt Collier's Phunk Phactory, and others Tobacco Road, Miami Saturday, March 1, 2014 Better Than: The sound of alligators and mosquitos lurking in the dark. As you look toward the sky from the Tobacco Road parking lot and see the mult ... More >>
It is an interesting time for the Alabama Shakes. Riding high on the success of a nearly universally lauded debut full length, the group has undoubtedly earned its bones as one of the most exciting bands dwelling within the increasingly overrun world of roots and Americana music. For most bands st ... More >>
Deaf Poets via MySpaceDeaf Poets is a Miami music duo starring Nicolas Espinosa and Sean Wouters. These two duded sound like the Black Keys making love with early Kings of Leon in a '60s garage. And yet they've got their own sort of sexy, spirited vibe that's impossible to ignore. This Thursday ... More >>
Forward Motion Records CEO and Dreaming in Stereo frontman Fernando Perdomo is one of the hardest working dudes in Miami. He's a passionate guy, "one of Miami music's biggest cheerleaders," and a social media addict. Last month, Perdomo digitally released Forward Motion Records Live, a compilat ... More >>
Photo by Danny ClinchSome bands are better than others on tour. But few are as good as My Morning Jacket. Since breaking onto the indie alternative scene in the late '90s, the Tennessee-based group has earned a reputation for having one of the greatest live shows in music today. At the 2008 Bon ... More >>
Since you obviously have good taste, you must be looking forward to Disney's soon-to-be-classic The Muppets coming out this Thanksgiving. You won't have to wait till November, though, to conjure up memories of these furry little guys. Pitchfork reported that on August 23, Weezer, Andrew Bi ... More >>
It's time to start planning your road trip to Lollapalooza land 'cause King Perry Farrell just released his 125-name guestlist for this August's three-day Grant Park extravaganza. And if you don't wanna be left at the gate, crying and clawing the dirt like a pauper, you better buy a full-weekend ... More >>
What does it say about scorching three-piece Lavola that within a month of their first live show they've booked gigs in Miami, Boca, West Palm, Palm Beach Gardens, Pompano, and Lake Worth? Not just that they are on their hustle, but that they kill it live, which you can find out for yourself toni ... More >>
Wait, he's not new here?Every week, we gather some interesting stuff from our sister Village Voice Media publications' music sections. Just for kicks. Here's last week's entry.In the Dallas Observer's bumper crop of content: Surfer Blood mourns the loss of Jay Reatard and confirms that even Pitch ... More >>
Moving Units is a weekly column on Crossfade tracking the best-selling albums at South Florida independent record stores. Click here to view past top-sellers. Top 5 Albums for the week of October 11 - 17Monsters of Folk, an indie supergroup comprised of members from My Morning Jacket and Bright Eyes ... More >>
On Friday, August 21, Col. Bruce Hampton will bring his inspired, improvisation rock to Revolution in Fort Lauderdale. He's a jam band hero who helped form the highly influential '90s H.O.R.D.E. tours. With H.O.R.D.E., he employed future jam band all-stars Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers Band), ... More >>
Isaac HayesHot Buttered Soul (Stax)Forget "Chef," "South Park," and all that Scientology bullshit. Isaac Hayes died last summer. If we're to remember him for just one thing, let it be Hot Buttered Soul.The landmark 1969 LP has been remastered and gussied up with bonus tracks. There are also new line ... More >>
Modest MouseSunday, March 8th 2009Revolution Live, Fort LauderdaleBetter than: Their performance at this year's Langerado. Or anyone else's for that matter.Modest Mouse has got to be the loudest band ever to shun the use of distortion. There's no humming fuzz, in fact, I don't even think ... More >>
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Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category. Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantastic ... More >>
The troupe was spurned in favor of The Fillmore, but no hard feelings.
"It will take national television getting involved before anything is done in this case."
Tonight, Friday, August 29 *The big deal for scruffy indie lovers tonight is My Morning Jacket at the Fillmore Miami Beach. Some people say they're the best live band ever -- hyperbole? You decide. *Rock en espanol darling Geordano Henriquez plays at Jazid -- and maybe someday he will finally get ... More >>
Check these guys out at The Fillmore.
It may not get its due, but 1968 helped alter rock's reality.
By Andy Vihstadt Jenna Bush loves R.E.M. If you’re bummed about having to sit this year’s SXSW out, NPR’s got you covered. At midnight on Wednesday, you can stream R.E.M.’s performance at Stubbs and on Thursday, tune into Yeasayer at 2:30 pm and Vampire Weekend at 4 p.m. Later that night, ... More >>
Joseph Gordon-Levitt awes again in this character-driven theft thriller
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