If you've haven't heard of Chase & Status (AKA Saul Milton and Will Kennard), don't fret. For 10 years, the British duo has been making music together, spanning everything from classic UK garage to dubstep and drum 'n' bass. But around 2009, pop star Rihanna came calling looking for a sound that wo ... More >>
When talking house music, Mexico is not the first place that comes to mind. But Guadalajara's Balcazar & Sordo might be single-handedly changing that perception. Or at the very least, they're at the top of a rapidly growing new wave of Mexican producers. The DJ-production duo has exploded pract ... More >>
Beyond all the hype, there's a reason the UK's Crosstown Rebels is currently the most lauded underground electronic dance music label in the world -- number one on Resident Advisor's prestigious poll. The label takes chances on artists of substance, with authentic voices and stories to tell -- timel ... More >>
Two years ago, Teepee mastermind Erix S. Laurent was poised for a breakthrough. He took his critically acclaimed 2009 LP, Morals, on a national tour while aslo being heralded back home as a true Miami original. Laurent had been renowned for his intense solo performances. He'd sing, play guitar, con ... More >>
Garcia says: "Love sinks!"Now that Valentine's Day is long gone and couples can stop pretending they like each other, it's the perfect time to give a giant middle finger to youthful romantic bliss and get back to reality. And like a sinking ship of Titanic proportions, the duo simply called the ... More >>
Miss FD Monsters in the Industry (Quantum Release) It's been a long time coming for the Fort Lauderdale goth-pop artist now known as Miss FD. This fiery-haired, gloomy gal endured a three-year battle with her former management label based in the United Arab Emirates which prohibited her from rele ... More >>
This may be a subject we've broached before -- frankly I don't recall -- but it is an important topic, and one worthy of addressing: Hot girls who rock kick ass. Not that the primal appeal of a male's guttural roar doesn't have its place. I'll go out on a limb and say most of the very best rocker ... More >>
Punk band To Be HatedShows by local artists, or concerts that are otherwise under-the-radar this weekend in Broward and Palm Beach. Friday: Boca-based trio The Pretty Faces create the sort of garage pop that's dirty enough for a dive, but too tuneful to be wasted on shitty acoustics. They ... More >>
Tom Wilco Nabedi Osorio (left) and Steph Taylor of The State OfSno Cones, The State Of, AfrobetaFriday, July 17, 2009Propaganda, Lake Worth Better Than: The metal show I saw later Friday night at the Poorhouse. The Review: XX-chromosomes and some serious musical variety ruled the night Fri ... More >>
Tom Wilco Nabedi Osorio (left) and Steph Taylor of the State OfShows this weekend by local artists, or concerts that are otherwise under-the radar in Broward and Palm Beach. Friday:Piano and drums mixed with vocals that are simultaneously haunting and tough define the sound of The State Of, ... More >>
Old friends spin dark indie pop in Aventura and Wynwood this week.
Get ready for flying panties.
Pure Imagination is a bunch of weird people playing instruments with a story being read over the top of it. Last time I walked in on it, I thought I was listening to an American version of that Velvet Underground track "The Gift," minus the Welsh accent and the heroin. It's actually pretty cool and ... More >>
Check them out Monday in Fort Lauderdale.
Seventh Tree (Mute U.S.)
Portishead's back together. Is trip-hop creeping back?
By ANDY VIHSTADT Led On Those of you waiting on a full-scale reunion tour from Led Zeppelin should find something else to obsess about in 2008. According to Robert Plant’s site , he and Alison Krauss are launching a European tour in May with US dates to follow. In the meantime, here’s the setl ... More >>
Sky Captain zooms back to a tomorrow that never was
After a few unscheduled detours, it's full speed ahead for an ascending Engine Down
Exploring the twists and turns of the synth-pop legend's new box sets
Out of Season (Sanctuary)
What's up and down on NoMi nights and days
Dig what Jorge Moreno has to say
10,000 Hz Legend Astralwerks
Ennio Morricone has written great music for good, bad and ugly films
Roberto Poveda wallows at El Hueco
Englishman Rupert Mould takes Cuban music to new frontiers
Juxtapose (Island Records)
March 19-25, 1998