Foster the People With Soko Fillmore Miami Beach Thursday, October 16, 2014 Better Than: A no-hit wonder. "Pumped Up Kicks" is such a good fucking song. It's cool and catchy and inspires people to use their Shazam app when they hear it on a TV show or at a bar. Modern technology will tell you it ... More >>
Erasure's Violet Flame Tour With Nina Fillmore Miami Beach Friday, September 12, 2014 Much respect to Erasure for this past Friday night. The British duo of singer-songwriter Andy Bell and songwriter-keyboardist Vince Clarke know that their bread and butter lies in the early part of their career, a ... More >>
The Taste premieres tonight at 8 p.m. on ABC. The show, basically The Voice with food, features a mashup of four celebrity chefs judging a host of chefs based on only one single bite of their food. As in The Voice, the four judges will not see the chefs before eating their food.As in every prime-tim ... More >>
For about a century, soda companies have been telling us that their products are the best way to do everything from quench your thirst to celebrate the holidays. Coca-Cola, especially, has set the tone by equating its product to happiness ("Have a Coke and a smile"); world peace ("I'd like to teach ... More >>
All is not well on the set of American Idol. More evidence that Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey despise one another was revealed last night after a video of the two Idol judges bickering like two drunk Hialeah chongas at an Ale House was leaked onto the Internet. According to TMZ, Nicki and Mariah ... More >>
American Idol has only just begun filming its 11th season. But in the grand tradition of Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell, two of the recent additions to the judges' table are already at each other's throats. Pop stars turned Idol officials, Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey, really fucking hate each other. ... More >>
It's safe to say that American Idol's run as America's favorite reality competition show is fading. Last season's ratings were significantly lower than previous years and, quite frankly, many of us can't name three Idol winners that aren't Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and Jordin Sparks. Nev ... More >>
Maybe you spent Christmas night digesting the pig and/or turkey you'd been scarfing down all day. But we spent it dancing off our 20 meals to Questlove's DJ set at Wall Lounge. Nowadays, even your mom knows about Questlove, thanks to Jimmy Fallon. Yet somehow, the drummer and producer manages to ... More >>
You ever watch Beaches with your mom or Titanic with a girlfriend? Those weepy bitches have nothing on X Factor's contestants and judges. The entire show is just people crying and being inspirational and then crying again. Last night, tryouts ended and boot camp began. Once the finalists are chosen ... More >>
Funny ... This is how we feel when Simon speaks.It was a huge challenge to narrow down the hundreds of annoying things about last night's X Factor to a nice, tight ten. But we did it! The auditions continued in Chicago and Seattle. We sat through two hours of clips of people with a small amount of ... More >>
From "The Moment."Bad music stinks as bad as Gaga's meat dress after a week out in the sun. In your car, your bedroom, or your cubicle, you are the noise master of your audio universe. And it sounds so sweet. But there are other times when you're trapped, helpless, and without control, forced to l ... More >>
Former American Idol judge Simon Cowell scoured America this summer looking for contestants for his new singing show, The X Factor. We're not sure if he found any future Kelly Clarksons when he visited Miami, but he did discover a now angry and litigious father-and-son duo. Stephen Marks, 54 ... More >>
Photo by Ray Mickshaw / FOXPeople outside the BankUnited Center.At the X Factor taping in Coral Gables yesterday, judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Antonio "L.A." Reid, and Nicole Scherzinger seemed in character. Simon's still unnecessarily mean, Paula's still unnecessarily nice, L.A. is s ... More >>
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