Well, it's only Tuesday and there are already quite a few trials coming to an end in Miami courts this week. First there was the international drug lord who got 150 years, then the delusional but smooth con man who was sentenced to five years, and now, naturally, there's the globetrotting pimp who ... More >>
The last time that Cut Copy performed in Miami outside of Ultra Music Festival (which the Aussie outfit has played three times so far), it was for a couple of back-to-back concerts at downtown's Grand Central. The band sold out one night. So the venue took a gamble and booked the band for second e ... More >>
New Zealand production duo Mt. Eden (AKA Harley Rayner and Jesse Cooper) are perfectly emblematic of the sensational overnight success today's young EDM stars enjoy thanks to viral online exposure. Take 2009 breakthrough hit, "Sierra Leone," which received tens of millions of YouTube views before i ... More >>
Flume is an Australian kid signed to Mom Pop Records who's been lighting up the sales charts with his chilled-out electronica. This week, he's in town for Hard Miami, a show at Bardot, and a few days off before a North American tour. Here's what he has to say about Ultra Music Festival, getting ... More >>
The winner of a cockroach and worm eating contest at the Ben Siegal Reptile Store in Deerfield Beach collapsed and died shortly after winning a $700 Ivory Ball Python Friday. Authorities say 32-year-old Edward Archbold began feeling sick and vomited after eating dozens of cockroaches and worms. Late ... More >>
Two weeks of tour dates have just been canceled by Passion Pit. And the reason: Frontman Michael Angelakos needs "to take the time to work on improving [his] mental health." So far, most of the tour remains intact, including Passion Pit's South Florida show at the Hollywood ArtsPark on October 23. ... More >>
Restaurateur Bernie Matz provides the food at Miami's mecca for literary cafe hounds, Books & Books. So, why is he doing meatballs? We asked this all important question, and the answer made sense. This 30-seater is "all about real, affordable food for locals." The old King Kone place got new flo ... More >>
Coral reefs, it's often said, are the rain forests of the ocean. But in reality, reefs around the world are disappearing even faster than the rain forests -- four times faster, in fact. The reasons are many, but not the least of which is stripping by poachers who then ship the coral to the U.S. to f ... More >>
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say they haven't made a huge pot bust at the Port of Miami for months, but sometimes you just have to wait. Authorities report they discovered 3,837 pounds of marijuana, nearly two tons, stuffed inside shipping containers at the port last Friday.
db Bistro ModerneChef Verbiak's "pressee" of poultry and foie gras.There seems to be an abundance of wine pairing dinners happening both on and off the beach, providing a glorious opportunity to do a little high-end boozing. Sure, these prix-fixe gatherings can get a little expensive, but since t ... More >>
Earlier this week, New Times caught up with Vito Roccoforte, drummer of the influential New York dance-rock act the Rapture. After some five years largely out of the American spotlight, the Roccoforte and crew are back with a new album, In the Grace of Your Love, and a headlining tour. When the b ... More >>
Did you know that 64-year-old NBA legend and leukemia survivor Kareem Abdul-Jabbar can still jam? Well, neither did Crossfade till we saw this new vid of the Jabman slam dunking a pumpkin! At first, we wondered if the old man had lost his prescription goggles and mistaken the giant orange gour ... More >>
Photo by Mike NunnGet yr noise with Clang Quartet.Hey noiseniks, it's almost time again to put your auditory system through those 72 hours of awesome sonic abuse commonly known as the International Noise Conference. As always, Rat Bastard and Laundry Room Squelchers will be helming the whole th ... More >>
It's been a sensational year for Seattle-based DJ-producer Dave Pezzner, who despite almost two decades of experience under his belt was virtually unknown by the international EDM community until very recently. For over fifteen years, he banged out quirky glitch-house and breaks as production d ... More >>
Just what the depressed Coral Gables dining scene needs: Another corporate restaurant chain. The newest malignant link is Seasons 52, which aims to exploit the trend towards eating local, seasonal, healthy food. A press release lists two upcoming seafood entrees: Caramelized sea scallops and c ... More >>
From pristine New Zealand comes Steinlager Pure, the new, "fiercely preservative and additive free" beer. The two types of hops used in the brew are "Nelson Sauvin", developed for its aromatic characteristics; and "Pacific Jade" for its highly intense flavor. Together, they create a beer with a l ... More >>
Like world-renowned contemporaries Dirty South, Bag Raiders and TV Rock among others, Sydney-based DJ/producer Bass Kleph (born Stu Tyson) has been riding the crest of the wave of an Australian electronic dance music renaissance since the late '00s. But Tyson has in fact been honing his craft for ... More >>
Dirty South's methodical mixing skills can, perhaps, be traced back to the DJ's humble beginnings. Born Dragan Roganovic in Belgrade, Serbia, the encroaching unrest in then-Yugoslavia sent his family packing to Melbourne, Australia when he was 13 years old. Already a budding music nut, young Roganov ... More >>
Born Calvin George Scott, Cocoa Tea hails from Kingston and carries on the island's reggae tradition. The early/mid-'80s saw him flirting with early dancehall stylings on chilled-out songs like "I Lost My Sonia" and "Too Young." But when dancehall veered into more aggressive, hip-hop-influenced terr ... More >>
Thanks to the Panda folks, we have been made aware that today is National Licorice Day. For us licorice and anise-adorers, this is just cause to stuff our faces with the chewy stuff. But for those of you out there who nearly dry-heaved when you found a black jellybean in the Easter basket, well.. ... More >>
Ever ridden your bike north on Biscayne Boulevard at midnight and wondered what that place around 18th Street was doing that had all those people sitting outside eating, drinking, smiling and looking like they were having a good time? I have. I almost ran one of them over, so much for riding on the ... More >>
Never forget the great "Snake Eats a Gator in the Everglades" hubbub of 2005, for it will surely remain the weirdest "a snake tries to eat another animal that is really unreasonably large, and maybe that snake should know better, but what do snakes really know anyhow?" story ever. But Australia has ... More >>
A new concert series hits Bayside.
Learn some new jargon at South Floridas first cricket tourney.
A trio of uniquely themed wine dinners are taking place in area restaurants this coming week. On Tuesday night, beginning at 6:30 p.m., Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar hosts Red Rapture: The All-Red 90 Wine Dinner. The event highlights five red wines from around the globe that have been ra ... More >>
Duuuude, its time to hit the boards
A dance homage to reality television? Huh?
Lightweights need not apply Traveling the world, knocking back copious amounts of alcoholic beverages, and pocketing $200,000 in the process -- doesn't sound much like hard work, does it? But for one pair of lucky bastards this could soon become a full-time job -- well, for a year, anyway. ... More >>
You can use the full moon to find Uranus
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At the superb Two Chefs, this is still a beautiful planet
China Grill dismantles its empire
Meal of fortune