Henry Stone first met James Brown in about 1955, when King Records founder Syd Nathan told both him and Ralph Bass to race to Augusta, Georgia, to sign the R&B singer to a record deal. Bass got there a day before Stone and inked the contract with James Brown. But the funkiest man in the history of ... More >>
Though artist Brian Butler began live drawing concerts in the northeast, he has perfected his style in Miami's smokey bars and DIY spaces, and has since made it a mission to document the weirdness that the region breeds and attracts within his absolutely incredible concert illustrations. Since mov ... More >>
It's the first weekend of 2014! If you haven't made a New Year's resolution yet, here's one for you: party more, pay less. To help you fulfill this promise, we've laid all the ground work to provide you with the best bashes to crash this weekend that won't leave a hole in your pocket. Just che ... More >>
The Internet works in mysterious ways. How else could one explain an 8,000-word feature from 16 years ago accumulating almost five thousand Facebook "shares" in the course of a day? About a decade before social media became prevalent and "upvoting" became a verb, former New Times staff writer Lynda ... More >>
You know what's hard? Farming. I'm not talking big-time farming. You know the kind: colossal tractors, measurements in acres, intricate irrigation systems. Nope, I'm talking about the small stuff. Farms where growers bend over tiny plots of earth, plant seeds, and hope for just a little bit of rain ... More >>
With an average Pitchfork album reviews rating of 8.6, Grizly Bear is undeniably one of hispterdom's most popular bands of the 21st century. Their latest record, Shields, with its whimsical melodies and deeply emotional lyrical content, is being heralded as the group's best. It debuted in the Top ... More >>
Who's noticed Justin Bieber acting like a gaping, fully grown asshole for, like, the last 332 days? OMG, sooo hot. On March 1, 2012, the boy with the beautiful bowl cut who once sang "Baby" turned 18, officially becoming a mature 'n' sexy man. But just being recognized as a legal adult in the oogli ... More >>
Today, Sonny Moore turns 25. It's been 25 years of dreaming, hard living, rule breaking, game changing, love, laughter, angry lyrics, highs and lows -- and of course, lots and lots of bass dropping. Moore, famously known the world over as American dubstepper Skrillex, has always had a fanatic lo ... 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 >>
The year was 1973. Legendary music journalist Ben Fong-Torres lands a sit-down interview with then 43-year-old Dick Clark at his Malibu home. After snacking on berries dipped in brown sugar and topped with sour cream, the self-described "naive, long-haired inquisitor from San Francisco" on assignm ... More >>
Yes, Nite Jewel's Ramona Gonzalez appreciates strangeness. While making her 2008 debut, Good Evening, Gonzalez held recording sessions in her living room as well as a friend's residence. And that's how the songs sounded -- lo-fi, sweet, strange. She applied that same approach to her latest record, ... More >>
It's been almost a month since George Zimmerman tracked down and fatally shot 17-year-old Miami native Trayvon Martin in a Stanford, Florida, gated community, and Zimmerman remains a free man with no charges filed. Today, the state attorney for Brevard and Seminole counties announced that a grand j ... More >>
Known to fanatics and followers as the High Duke of Dance or simply PVD, professional party starter Paul Van Dyk (born Matthias Paul) is a total beat-freaking legend. Over the last two decades, he's uhntz-uhtnz-ed all across the globe, unleashing five stellar slabs of electronic tuneage, Rock-in ... More >>
More than 100 people at Red The Steakhouse were treated to a six-course meal (not including passed Hors d'oeuvres and Prosecco) at a dinner to benefit The James Beard Scholarship Fund.The theme of the dinner was Meet The Chefs South of Fifth, a tribute to the fact that SoFi has become a central h ... More >>
The Minnesota Bard is seven decades old today. He is my hero. He is crazy. He owns -- or owned - a big yacht. His mom knew my grandma in the North Country, where I was born. He was Jewish, Christian, and turned the Beatles on to LSD....Yackity, yackity. You know all the about Dylan. This month Va ... More >>
Lil' Wayne may be the rap world's biggest bandwagon fan (how is a guy who grew up in New Orleans and spends his downtime in Miami Beach such a Packers fan anyway?), but apparently he's now back on good terms with the Heat. All it took was a nod from King James himself.
It wasn't that long ago when you could spot Lil Wayne sitting front row at AAA rooting on Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat (one instance of which was immortalized in cake format), but apparently Wayne is a Heat fan no more. No, he's not pissed about "The Decision" like everyone else, he's just irke ... 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 >>
CC by 2.0, via spiritquest on FlickrExpect a similarly crazy light show from Massive Attack when the group comes to Miami.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Was that enough? Sure, sure, Thievery Corporation just played at the Fillmore not too long ag ... More >>
Bob Dylan, popular music's ultimate shape-shifter, will release the strangest album of his five-decade career next Tuesday, October 13. Christmas in the Heart, as the title suggests, is a collection of 15 holiday classics. Commenters at RollingStone.com and numerous other sites are -- or at least we ... More >>
This past December, Rolling Stone published an interesting industry - centric article detailing the ongoing business battle between ticket-sale monolith Ticketmaster, and live-show monolith Live Nation. Of course, everybody knows that until very, very recently, Ticketmaster was inescapable, even at ... More >>
After losing their distribution deal, it's back to the drawing board for Jacki-O and Poe Boy Entertainment
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A new box set fails to do justice to the legacy of Little Feat
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Even the Love Generation had its festival of hate
The Chemical Brothers return to Miami with more block rockin' beats
We've seen it in a crystal ball and the pictures aren't pretty
The greatest reggaeman comes back from the dread
How to land a radio talk show without even trying
Sophie B. Hawkins gives you her sex. Either way. Damn!