Sweatstock is for lovers.
Lovers of independent music and record stores, yes. But also lovers of drunken groping before the sun has fully gone down. A good chunk of the attendees of Sweatstock 2030 were conceived indoors (and out) this weekend, spurred on by a hurricane season clothing-optional dr ... More >>
Death to the Sun is not only Miami's best rock fest for the new, the hip, and the off-kilter. The annual farewell-to-summer local music bash, hosted by This Heart Electric's Ricardo Guerrero, is also one of the most controversial events spawned from the Biscayne Corridor's art-party music scene.
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For three consecutive autumns, local musician and promoter Ricardo Guerrero's annual end-of-summer local showcase -- Death to the Sun -- has ranked among South Florida's best festivals for contemporary and/or experimental rock music.
Just shy of reaching half a decade (and more than a couple months ... More >>
See the full 45-photo slideshow from Summer of Weirds 2012 at Churchill's Pub.
Summer of Weirds III
With Xela Zaid, Sharlyn Evertsz, Ed Wilcox, The Jellyfish Brothers, Rose Quartz, Mr. Feathers, Crucial Taunt, Luma Junger, and This Heart Electric
Churchill's Pub, Miami
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
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See the full 48-photo slideshow of Audio Junkie Independence Day Bash at O Cinema.
While Fourth of July celebrations all across our nation have been hijacked by hot dog-eating contests and superpotent fireworks displays that leave American suburbs buried under ash, the meaning of the holiday was no ... More >>
With the first month of 2012 dead and gone, it's time to take a survey of up-and-coming South Florida music and maybe try to predict what the rest of the year has in store.
This is not a best-of list. Nor is it a complete appraisal of South Florida's expansive nightlife sphere and its million m ... More >>
For 31 years, the numerous, ever-increasing stages at gritty, surreal, and spectacular Churchill's Pub in Little Haiti has been where Miami rock music goes to define itself.
A quick scan of the assorted press and awards (including endless clippings for Miami New Times Best Rock Club nods) reveal ... More >>
Do you enjoy art, fashion, film, and music?
If the answer is no, you probably aren't human. But if the answer is yes, you should go buy tix for Miami New Times' Artopia 2012, "an event," according to the official Facebook page, "that promotes art for people."
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Ice Cream is a local band with a deliciously sweet name and a curiously exciting sound. But sadly, the five-guy psychedelic rock crew is skipping town for good.
After tearing up eardrums across South Florida for the past two years, Ice Cream's Thomas Kennedy, Justin Anthony Rivers, Roy Neil Hun ... More >>
Image by Bleeding PalmMan, no one loves to give away massive amounts of cash like the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Last night, the foundation held its annual Knight Challenge Grant award ceremony, dropping a $2.9 million jackpot on 31 local South Florida arts organizations, including ... More >>
In another instance of local music scenesters using Facebook to rail against the scene (see also: Fernando Perdomo Wants You To Know That Experimental Music is Crap), Crossfade was surprised to see a surly post from This Heart Electric frontman Ricardo Guerrero acerbically declaring that "All Mia ... More >>
The two delicious, locally grown brains of Bleeding Palm and This Heart Electric have proven that Miami's got what it takes to make the world a better place.
As the photographers and creators of some of the most hypnotic and hilarious GIFs of all time, Bleeding Palm documents Miami's music and ... More >>
Jason LeivaExhibition by Eric Elms at BarBar is like an everybody-knows-your-name-art-gallery where you can buy beer and booze. But they never seem to have PBR for some reason.
And for a fairly compact watering hole located on the edge of Overtown, the place has hosted a string of impressive mus ... More >>
Snakehole getting snakey. Celebrating birthdays with live music is just the friendly thing to do.
Last night, a few bands joined forces for a house-party-slash-mini-concert in honor of their friend and housemate. It took place at La Cueva, all-girl band Snakehole's practice space, conveniently l ... More >>
This Heart Electric's "Polar" and "Nowhere To Run" 7" (die Stasi)
Ricardo Guerrero is a man of many hats. He is the cofounder of electro-punk duo Animals of the Arctic, curator of the annual local music showcase Death To The Sun, Psychic Youth collaborator, and minister of the low-end (he plays b ... More >>
S. PajotIce Cream's screamer molests the crowd.For eons, humanity has celebrated the autumnal equinox. Back in the day, summer ended and the pagans immediately noticed that the dirt was dying, crops were rotting, and only the grave lay ahead. So they said "Fuck it!" and threw an apocalypse party. ... More >>
This week, we cheated a little. In amongst the free yoga, free art and free parties is one event we actually think you should shell out dough to attend. Intrigued? Read on. Monday: Show off the resilience of your liver by going out on a Monday night. The party Duchess at the Mondrian Hotel's Sunset ... More >>
via Ana MendezAny time we hear anything about performance art we flash on Big Lebowski scenes of a naked lady flying through a warehouse on a zipline, and a pudgy dude in a unitard performing in a near empty theater.Well, maybe Miami needs more of that type of shit, and thanks to the local strang ... More >>
Federico Nessi, a.k.a DJ Healer, is an artist (see the latest Sweat Records installation) and a repatriated Miamian who likes to dance, but scoffs at the current notions of "indie." Thus he and Ricardo Guerrero, a.k.a. This Heart Electric, a.k.a. that dude from Animals of the Arctic, a.k.a. DJ R3K , ... More >>