Photo by Marta Xochilt PerezIce Cream falls somewhere between punk and psychedelia, DWNTWN and the suburbs, children's lullabies and real rock. This young quartet plays curious, kooky music that pairs moaning, Jim Morrison-like incantations with eerie-but-poppy compositions. The band has been a ... More >>
Photo by Stephanie Rae BerzonEvan Rowe is a local songwriter and performer best known as Catalonia, a professor of political science and history at Broward College, and a small democratic strategist with no party affiliation. From time to time, we will surrender our space for his thoughts on t ... More >>
Ontario prog-punks Alexisonfire leads an aggressive bill at West Palm Beach's Ground Control (122 N. Military Trail) this evening. According to On Fire Booking, the doors open at 5 p.m.Also on the bill: Sacramento's hardcore pummelers Trash Talk, aggro-punks La Dispute from Grand Rapids, Michigan ... More >>
MySpace.comBridget Davis of the local folktronica duo Bridget Luke checked in to the group's MySpace page after performing at Fort Lauderdale's premiere experimental art space, the Bubble, on Saturday. The show was a Broward County salute to another folkie outfit, Raffa & Rainer, who recent ... More >>
There's not a whole lot of information out there on local one-man act Audio Lobo, so I'll have to talk out my ass. Then again, you should be used to it by now. Lobo, an obvious play on the musician's real name (Brian Wolfe) plays sax, keyboards, drums and uses computer programs to combine j ... More >>
Jacobs Ladder is almost at the end of their national tour. Click here and here to read past installments of the band's tour diary -- and to hear their music, check out their MySpace page. These installments were penned by the band's bassist, Sammy Gonzalez.Wednesday, September 2: General Thoughts ... More >>
via myspace.com/areweapons"Electroclash" is just a hipster punchline at this point, but around the turn of the millennium, it was this new, fresh niche thing birthed at the old club night Berliniamsburg, at the old club Luxx (now Trash Bar, I think) in W-burg Brooklyn. (Also, back then it was sti ... More >>
The IWAN concept facility The Bubble in downtown Fort Lauderdale will be hosting another event Saturday starting at 7 p.m. Except this show will break somewhat from the indie rock/punk that usually fills the space and show some love for the metal heads of South Florida. Opener Lazer Beast de ... More >>
Fort Lauderdale-based foursome Fantastic 5 blend indie rock and '90s alternative with echoing guitars, stripped down rock, and grungy vocals, and name The Pixies, Weezer, The Strokes, and Velvet Underground among their musical influences. Their songs vacillate from Nirvana-inspired openi ... More >>
via myspace.com/theclockoutsLooks like West Palm Beach street punk band the Clockouts have a new CD out called Toxic,and I am listening to it. It's a grittier step away from the more pop-punk projects that three of the four members usually pump out under the guise of the Ridicules. And yes, that cov ... More >>
If you missed Goldcure's shows at Bull Bar and Propaganda back in May, you missed a hell of a good time. But fear not, young music lover, you've got a shot at redemption. On September 5, the Austin-based Indie-poppers are making another trek to Propaganda in Lake Worth. Let me clarify the indie- ... More >>
Notes from the Soundboard is a new column appearing weekly on Crossfade, focused on pop music's history and ongoing evolution. Lee Zimmerman shares insights and observations on how music continues to connect with the weirdness of the world. Click here to read past installments.I have a gripe.& ... More >>
Tyler's MyspaceShould've stuck to chillin', not alleged cat killin'.Tyler Hayes Weinman, the suspect in the cat killing spree, will not get bail his bail set at a hefty $250,000. He's also being forced to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. ''I can say the investigation is being led by a lynch-mo ... More >>
So much for getting your ambient-house chill on. The Orb's June 30 date at Culture Room has been cancelled along with the rest of the tour. The Orb's MySpace page only cites "personal reasons" for the cancellation, but the message boards below seem to blame poor ticket sales. Their personal message ... More >>
Black Owl Music is an independent blues label based in Miami that started in 2003. It seems to have been founded by or is at least very closely related to local bluesman Poppa E, whose show schedule reads like that of a player 40 years his junior, and whose band has a residency at Casa Panza (four-t ... More >>
Here's a great video I found on the internet from the Downtown Miami Grave Rave at PS14. It's performance footage from Outbreak and D-Murder's set. This video is the first I ever heard of these guys and I gotta say they have a real good stage presence. Music aint about looks, but a live show ough ... More >>
Minneapolis drunken life-hating poppy punk masters, Off With their Heads are coming back to South Florida for a (gross) Monday night event at Goo, on April 20. This is one of those bands that is awesome live, puts out great records, and doesn't seem to give up on touring despite not being the ... More >>
Nothing says I love you like thrashing guitars, guttural screams and kids wildly punching the air. The Talent Farm is hosting a very special Valentine's Day show featuring some of the best hardcore/scream-o/punk acts in south Florida like Here We Rise, Mind Over Matter, Shoot The Messenger, an ... More >>
After the exciting efforts of Howard Dean and Barack Obama, clueless politico types everywhere have come to the conclusion that anyone, literally anyone, can be elected to office using the mystical powers of the Internet. Sayfie Review has a column up about the 2010 Senate race saying exactly that. ... More >>
The kid Mish contacted me about documenting the Palm Beach County movement. Here's what he had to say:
Retro video game nerds, don't get too excited. Friday's guest act at the Vagabond has nothing to do with the mostly forgotten Nineties Nintendo game, but rather has appropriated the moniker, a la Crystal Castles, to broadcast a fascination with retro bleeps and bloops. The multicolor, 8-bit style gr ... More >>
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The seemingly-out-of-nowhere appearance of the young Kendall duo I Set My Friends on Fire has been recounted in New Times’ pages several times in recent months. But just to recap: teenagers Matt Mihana and Nabil Moo, formerly of a more by-the-numbers post-hardcore band, wanted to form a new projec ... More >>
The obvious similarities between Secondhand Serenade, hailing from the suburbs of California's Bay Area, and homegrown sensation Dashboard Confessional are impossible to ignore. Like Dashboard Confessional, the name is a framework for a shifting project led by a singular talent; John Vesely is to Se ... More >>
My arrival timing for events is usually pretty hit-or-miss, but this last Saturday I lucked out at PS14. I had headed over to check out Notorious Nastie's/Astari Nite's occasional Static Interference event, which was supposed to start at 10 p.m. I arrived just after 11, and nothing had started -- wh ... More >>
ANR rocks the UEG, bringing the boogie to Biscayne.
In this week's edition of the print version of Miami New Times, I wrote about legendary DJ/musician/label impresario King Britt's gig this weekend at Shine. Because of pesky space limitations, I only got to use a few sentences from our near-half-hour conversation. So, for fans, I'm printing the whol ... More >>
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