Over the weekend at Bardot, the Gaslamp Killer honored America's fallen soldiers with what has to have been one of the best performances the loungey hangout has ever seen. It was heart-pumping, body-shaking insanity from start to finish. The loud and proud no-shits-given artist wasn't holding anyt ... More >>
Pretty Lights With 12th Planet, Sounduo and SuperVision Fillmore Miami Beach Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Better Than: Pretty Lights has ever been. The man known as Pretty Lights puts on one hell of a show. He's really gotta bring it with that kinda name. And he definitely lives up to the hype. The F ... 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 >>
Headlined by the Black Keys, Radiohead, and west coast rap superstars Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, Coachella's back-to-back weekend stint at Indio, California's Empire Polo Ground kicks off tomorrow. While the festival will inevitably produce memorable moments, few will top the resurrection of Nate Dog ... More >>
When we mentioned SBTRKT (pronounced subtract) in our list of of ten most exciting acts at Ultra Music Festival, we were being dead serious. The British musician is often pigeonholed as post-dubstep. But in reality, he carefully navigates EDM genres, splicing disparate styles and influences lik ... More >>
Meet Brass Knuckles, a three-man production team that moonlights as a live electronic band. Repping the 305 to the fullest, Danny D'Brito, Tony Livadas, and Anthony Pisano have played all the biggest venues while also producing their own reoccurring party, Electrik Circus, at Grand Central. Over th ... More >>
Immortal Technique (AKA Felipe Andres Coronel), the politically outspoken Peruvian-American hip-hop artist, gave Occupy Miami a shout out at his Grand Central show on Tuesday night. He announced that he'd be making an afternoon visit the next day to the campsite where protesters have been living ... More >>
Forward Motion Records CEO and Dreaming in Stereo frontman Fernando Perdomo is one of the hardest working dudes in Miami. He's a passionate guy, "one of Miami music's biggest cheerleaders," and a social media addict. Last month, Perdomo digitally released Forward Motion Records Live, a compilat ... More >>
We don't have enough live music in Miami. We just don't. So when a band like Stokeswood decides to make its second home in the Magic City, we get a little giddy. Originally from Georgia, the electro-acoustic band will be playing at The Stage this Saturday as part of Soul Fest. Tingling with e ... More >>
One of Miami's honest citizensYesterday, Honest Tea, purveyor of a variety of organic beverages, set out to test the honesty of citizens in America's biggest cities. Their plan? By setting up pop-up "stores" selling their products for a buck, with no cashier to be found. Instead, box marked "pay ... More >>
via myspace.com/pauloakenfoldWe always have to wait till Ultra or WMC to catch a glimpse of Paul Oakenfold in action. While we appreciate the Brit coming down to visit us every March, once a year just isn't enough. Confession: Oakenfold was this humble reviewer's gateway drug into the world of ... More >>
The latest in a slew of legendary artist collaborations comes courtesy of founding Smiths member Johnny Marr. The guitarist was one of the main influences of the the Stone Roses, Oasis, and then some, and no less than Radiohead guitarist Ed O'Brien has even been cited as saying Marr is the reason ... More >>
Art BattlesWith an acoustic set by AlukardEazy Street Gallery, MiamiSaturday, February 27, 2010Photo by Christine BorgesJulie Friel's winning paintingBetter Than: Watching The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross on PBS. The Review:Art Battles started nine years ago as a one-off event for prom ... More >>
A veteran outfit makes its most ambitious record yet.
Michael Jackson dies and all of a sudden he's the greatest entertainer of all time. Not so fast. MJ made three great albums, invented the moonwalk and, well.... Let us take another look at the performers who have truly proved most thrilling over the years.1. Elvis Presley Michael Jackson may have du ... 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 >>
Photo by Beth HommelYou know her as lead singer and all-around knockout for "Brechtian punk cabaret act" The Dresden Dolls. But now you're gonna to get to know her even better. See, she's got a new record out, her own, a new producer twiddling the nobs, and a nifty tie-in with one of the craftiest s ... More >>
This one deserves to be debated for awhile. In a somewhat shocking proclamation, Spin Magazine, recently named current Miami resident Lil Wayne as Rock Star of the Year. It's a nice gesture but you've got to wonder if he's really earned it?Before everyone jumps and curses Spin for trying to stir up ... More >>
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