Hip-hop and fashion have always gone together like suits and ties. Ironically, though, rappers who wear suits and ties belong to the most boring slice of rap's style spectrum, right next to dudes in baggy pants and plain white tees. It's about being flashy. It's not about being like everyone else. ... More >>
Miami's rap scene is making headlines once again, this time for a music video showing an 18-year-old unsigned hellion waving AKs and pounds of cocaine in the air. Stitches, named for his sewn-up Glasgow Smile tattoo, has garnered more than 8 million views for "Brick in Yo Face" on WorldStarHipHop si ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke talks about the lack of respect for his accomplishments It's humbling when your peers show appreciation for the work you've done ... More >>
Paint your claws. Dye your hair. Eat a dove alive. Because (formerly?) beastly heavy metal monolith Black Sabbath just announced its full 2013 North American tour. And the (formerly?) gut-rumbling triumvirate is coming to South Florida for a midsummer doomfest. As the Sabbath says (via Twitter), ... More >>
Bobby Peru. Special Request. Hip Therapist. Wooly. Those are just a few of the guises that UK DJ-producer Paul Woolfoord has assumed over the years. And his sound is just as elusive as his artistic identity -- straddling house, techno, UK hardcore, and bass. Nevertheless, in spite of his sonic ou ... More >>
See Russell Simmons, Rev Run, and others' Twitter reactions to the death of Adam Yauch as well as Crossfade's memorial slideshow of Beastie Boys concert photos. Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch (AKA MCA) is dead. Details about what ultimately took his life have not yet been released. UPDATE: The rapper a ... More >>
Tyler the Creator: Is he the über-hipster hopper?There is no escaping the young-and-vulgar West Coast hip-hop collective Odd Future. There was a brief incubation period on the internet. But ever since performing on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, the group has been everywhere: SXSW, Coachella, and ... More >>
via Flickr user Guy McCulloughHey look! It's a concert announcement that has nothing to do with jam bands, '80s hair metal, or sugary pop-punk acts! Don't worry, they'll be back next week. For today, let's focus on Brandi Carlile's announcement that she'll be coming to Culture Room on February 20 ... More >>
Many famous musicians have spent a day or three in jail for driving drunk, holding drugs, or something really stupid. But only the select few have spent a serious stretch of time in prison, which brings us to David Allan Coe. The original country outlaw performs Friday at the Culture Room in Fort La ... More >>
With a new album, the thrash titan reclaims the metal world's throne.
photo by Mark SeligerFor all his band's purported fascinations with life's uglier aspects, Slayer frontman Tom Araya sure is a cheerful guy. Calling from a moving bus in rural Washington state, Araya laughs seemingly every couple of minutes. Surely, though, it's this laissez-faire sense of humor ... More >>
Folk-bluegrass duo the Avett Brothers finds sweet music in sibling harmony.
BernBiz and ¡Mayday! blow up at Transit on Friday ¡Mayday! Friday, June 19, 2009 Transit Lounge, Miami Better than: A photo of yourself. The Review: Sometimes a club fills with 400 and every single one seems to be starring in his or her own personal reality show. That was the ... More >>
Never sleep in Miami. Never rest. This Saturday night, May 30, Sneaker Pimps is coming to South Florida again and this time with a live blast from Clipse as well as Cool Kids. I am not a huge fan of CKs but Clipse is extra special good. If you haven't had a chance, you can download a mix ... More >>
The South Florida native is the new producer king.
Although the place isn't set yet, the date and the bands are. On July 13th, Aerosmith and ZZ Top will be playing somewhere in South Florida in support of their retirement funds. Aerosmith isn't releasing a new album (although they do have a new-ish video game on the market: Guitar Hero Aersomi ... More >>
She proves she's more than a lady in waiting.
Death Magnetic (Warner Bros.)
It's Throwback Tuesdays and with the release of Death Magnetic this past Friday, I'm sort of in an old-school Metallica mood. This song off the "Black Album" has always been one of my favorites because of the raw honesty and emotion behind it. I know some metal fans think it's cheesy and marks the e ... More >>
Ten summers that rocked.
Anti-politico bike race hits the streets.
The Mars Volta's ghoulish space race.
It's all in the stars.
Through The Past, Darkly Currently touring in support of his second solo album, former Soundgarden/Audioslave wailer Chris Cornell spoke with New Times about the environment, the thought process behind choosing which songs to include in a career-spanning setlist, art versus audience perceptions of i ... More >>
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