When Sra. Martinez bowed out of of the Design District back in July, we knew it wouldn't be long before the space would reopen with a new concept.Amir Ben-Zion, the man behind Gigi, Bardot, Cooper Avenue, and formerly Sra. Martinez, will be opening up South Street Restaurant & Bar, a Motown insp ... More >>
The real reason for kissing at midnight on New Years Eve? Whether you're single, married, divorced, or your outlook on monogamy is much like Tiger Woods', everyone is trying to get some. And if anyone is going to help you get laid, it's Robin Thicke. So if you are looking to keep it sexy this ... More >>
Photo by Sayre BermanSee the full 25-photo Jay-Z and Kanye West at American Airlines Arena slideshow. Jay-Z and Kanye West Watch the Throne Tour American Airlines Arena Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Better Than: A motherfuckin' rap opera at Versailles, teleported to outer space. From the streets ... More >>
Earlier in the week, Crossfade reported on the new Hova-slash-Yeezy collabo "Otis" and how the track totally misses the point of the original Otis Redding song it samples. Put simply, this pair of premiere rap man-baby millionaires has, quite predictably, substituted soul for swag. Well, MTV d ... More >>
Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam/Roc NationLet's start with the facts: (1) Rap giants Jay-Z and Kanye West joined forces to create an album titled Watch the Throne; (2) There is a teaser trailer for their upcoming video "Otis"; (3) The video was directed by Spike Jonze; (4) The song features a sample of Otis ... More >>
via myspace.com/thelegendaryjcsThe Legendary JC's leader Eugene Snowden.Who says Coral Gables is stuffy? Um, just about everybody who doesn't live there. But this Saturday through Sunday, you can get down for free to some of the best local and national acts spread out across three big stages at ... More >>
Pirate Radio gets a tame U.S. release, but we still love rock 'n' roll.
photo by Ben ThackerBig Sam's Funky NationTransit Lounge, MiamiFriday, July 24, 2009Better Than: JambalayaThe Review:New Orleans funkmeister Big Sam Williams brought the bayou to Brickell Friday night, for a regular old boot-stompin', booty-shakin' hootenanny at a bustling Transit Lounge. The ban ... 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 >>
via myspace.com/thelegendaryjcsFew frontmen are as wildly energetic as The Legendary JC's Eugene Snowden. Backed by a badass eight-piece, he confidently recreates the soul revue sensations of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Snowden brings his own explosive quirks to the indelible personas created by ... More >>
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