He was born in Toronto. He hung around the NYC music scene for a few years. And then he settled in the MIA circa 2008. But now superskilled and masterful singer, songwriter, and solo recording artist Tristan Clopet is heading "back to New York." "So why am I moving?" he asks in a blog post titled ... More >>
"Playing in Cuba was more than just a gig," says postcolonial and quirky acoustic songstress Sol Ruiz. "It was spiritual. It brought meaning to my existence." In keeping with the passionate reverence she expresses toward performing music in the ancestral homeland that she has long been barred fr ... More >>
Crossfade is sick and fucking tired of Nirvana. If we never have to read about Nevermind, "Smells Like Teen Spirit," smutty pixxx of Francis Bean Cobain, or anything else pertaining to the 20th anniversary of punk's third (or fourth) death, it couldn't be too goddamn soon. But as the the anniver ... More >>
Miss you so damn bad, Rachel Goodrich.Come back, Rachel Goodrich! Miami needs you. What can Los Angeles give you than Miami can't? Er, perhaps better industry connections and a milder climate. But the Magic City's constant state of fucked-up-ness makes for a gritty backdrop to your folksy demeano ... More >>
Rachel Goodrich returns!Rachel Goodrich The Stage March 25, 2011 Better Than: Drinking Jim Beam and getting arrested for kicking and breaking a glass door. This reporter (and the rest of the world) loves you so much, Rachel Goodrich.
Rachel returns to you, me, and the Magic City.It's only been about three months since beloved local quirk-pop queen Rachel Goodrich left you, me, and the Magic City for the big, bright floodlights of La La Land. And already we miss her so much. We watched helplessly as Rachel picked out her fav ... More >>
It's called an "out-of-control crush." Lately, we here at Crossfade have been totally and shamelessly agog over Miami's weird and whimsical Rachel Goodrich. We've gushed about her "twisted, jaunty tune 'Light Bulb'" and its "whimsy-laced lyrics." We've stomped around the office to the tune of " ... More >>
A month and a half ago, Rachel Goodrich packed up her car and hit the highway, bound for Cali. In the run-up to the February 22 release of her self-titled sophomore album, she had set up a month-long residency at Los Angeles's Hotel Café, a tiny Hollywood joint where a whole slew of singer-son ... More >>
If you're among the fortunate few whose acid-soaked inner child hasn't been snuffed by a billion boring days at the office, then Rachel Goodrich's twisted, jaunty tune "Light Bulb" should still fill your skull with all kinds of weird and wacky hallucinations. "You know, I like to take a dark mi ... More >>
Photo by Yvette LabovThe choice: Golden phone or BlackBerry?That's right ... Our favorite ukelele-toting songslinger in the whole damn 305, Rachel Goodrich, has another song in a TV commercial. Last time, the Crayola corporation was making use of Ms. Goodrich's "Light Bulb" to brainwash kiddies ... More >>
It's noon on this, the second work lunch hour of the year 2011, and we here at Riptide hope to make all your lunch breaks this year special. Which is why we're introducing a new daily noon feature where we basically get to have some fun and post whatever the hell catches our twisted attention. Be ... More >>
So, Monday night was amazingly cold. There was a lunar eclipse. I needed to get out of my cave. And I got a ride to Churchill's from my Nigerian female friend because I had heard that Rachel Goodrich was going to be performing at the open mic. Soon, I was walking into the Pub and somebody grab ... More >>
It's confirmed: Rachel Goodrich's follow-up to her 2008 debut, Tinker Toys, will be released February 21. The Greg Wells-produced album, features 10 new tracks along with "Light Bulb." (It's unclear whether it's a reworked or remastered version different from the one that appeared on her debut.)U ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenClick here to view photos of the Nylon Show at Sweat Records.With Raffa Jo Harris, Animal Tropical, Lil Daggers, Afrobeta, ANR, Rachel Goodrich, and Deaf PoetsSweat Records, MiamiTuesday, September 21, 2010Better than: A professionally blended cocktail.The Review:Last night we ... More >>
Rachel GoodrichLast year, we told you how music producer Greg Wells (Katy Perry, Mika, Pink, Rufus Wainwright, Deftones, and more) had been working with local musician Rachel Goodrich on her follow-up to Tinker Toys. Recent, Wells tweeted an update saying, "The new @Rachel_Goodrich record is done ... More >>
In anticipation of the upcoming Best of Miami issue hitting newsstands June 17, here is a sneak peek at one category and its winner.Lucas Leyva's video for Rachel Goodrich's "Lightbulb"At the beginning of the year, Sweat Records announced a contest for amateur filmmakers to create a video for local ... More >>
via wheresrachel.tumblr.comThe Velvet Underground song "After Hours" always seemed like an anomaly for the band. For one, it featured a rare vocal by the band's usually silent, fiercely androgynous drummer, Maureen Tucker. For another, it seemed just too pop, with a cutesy melody that didn't jibe ... More >>
zaZEE"That chillwave band is so overrated compared to that glo-fi band."Just so everyone is prepared to throw a fit and/or send us big, sloppy e-kisses, New Times Broward-Palm Beach's Best Of issue is out June 17. Until then, we'd like to get some information from you, faithful readers. Which of ... More >>
Those of you that miss your weekly dose of acoustic bliss no longer have to fret. Sweat Records is bringing Miami's beloved "Can You Rock a Little Softer" back. Bands slated to perform on Thursday include Rachel Goodrich, Animal Tropical, and surprise guests--and of course it's hosted by Raffa &a ... More >>
Photo by Yvette LabovRachel Goodrich should probably play at Lilith FairLilith Fair's August 10 tour stop at Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach features Gossip, Corinne Bailey Rae, Norah Jones, Court Yard Hounds, Sia, Sarah McLachlan, Martina McBride, the Rescues, Ceci Bastida, Katzenjammer, ... More >>
Swamp Stomp Music Festival 2010 from Robert Andrews on Vimeo.Like Travis Bickle said in Taxi Driver, "One day a real rain is gonna come and wash all this scum off the streets." When that day comes to Miami (maybe with a big hurricane this summer), and all the bullshit, plastic, glass, and concrete ... More >>
As you may have heard about 2,112 times already, Record Store Day is Saturday, and Sweat Records (5505 NE 2nd Ave., Miami) has posted the full schedule for the Sweatstock extravaganza. (Previously: "Radio-Active Records Unveils Details of Saturday's Record Store Day")The free, all-ages block part ... More >>
Granny GrimmThe SoBe Wine & Food fest and Miami International Film Festival will consume your next two weekends, so this weekend, you have our permission to take it easy. Kick back and screen some Oscar-nominated shorts, and catch a few of the concerts making their way through our clubs and a ... More >>
Rachel GoodrichLooking to score $500? Are you handy with a camera? Do you enjoy local music? Well, Sweat Records has got a contest for you. The Little Haiti record store is calling for aspiring music video directors to act, animate or whatever Rachel Goodrich's track "Light Bulb," which as we kno ... More >>
Rachel GoodrichIn this week's issue, we previewed Rachel Goodrich's appearance with Awesome New Republic at the Awarehouse on Saturday. Unfortunately -- or fortunately, depending on what way you look at it -- American Apparel will be hosting a rummage sale all weekend long at the Wynwood venue so ... More >>
Rachel GoodrichIf you aren't aware yet, it's the holiday season, which means the advertisements on television are focusing heavily on toys kids don't really need and will probably forget about a month after unwrapping. Still, that didn't stop Crayola from brainwashing children into thinking they ... More >>
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Photo by HectorRachel Goodrich, Tinker ToysIt has been a good year for South Florida's quirky local indie darling Rachel Goodrich, what with a glowing shoutout from the New York Times this past December and her official debut appearance at SXSW this past spring. It was all well-deserved and ti ... More >>
DWNTWN Concert Series with Rachel Goodrich and Jacob Jeffries BandFriday, January 9, 2008Tina Hills Pavilion at Bayfront Park, MiamiBetter Than: Before.The Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA), in partnership with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and produced by the Rhythm Foundation ... More >>
Let Mr. Jeffries and Miss Goodrich charm the pants off ya.
After much Internet gossip and rumor-mongering, the folks behind Langerado announced they would release the first phase of the festival's 2009 lineup yesterday morning. That didn't happen, with a delay as organizers "finalized last-minute details." Still, this morning they've come forward with a few ... More >>
It's always a good feeling as a publication when artists that you've been covering on the ground for years finally gain the national exposure that you know they deserve. Such was the feeling yesterday as I read through a great story on Miami's growing indie music scene by written by former Herald r ... More >>
Rachel Goodrich While seemingly the whole highbrow world descends on Miami Beach tonight for the official opening of Art Basel, across the causeway, the Vagabond kicks off the artsy extravaganza with a locals-centric fiesta. Okay, so Miami New Times is an official sponsor of the event, but it’s n ... More >>
She shakes, rattles, and rolls on down her own road.
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