Remember when people used to buy music? We all convinced ourselves the packaging was actually part of the experience. Especially when someone made an album cover so titillating, stores couldn't even put a record on the shelf without special censors. Well, even in today's digital music age, some cl ... More >>
This is Winston Churchill, not Dave Daniels. We should be hosting a parade in honor of Churchill's Pub owner Dave Daniels's birthday. Like, a bizarro, Little Haiti musical version of Mango Strut with Rat Bastard as the Grand Marshal and kegs of Strongbow lining the streets. But Mr. Daniels is a hu ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenView photos from No Age's performance at Grand Central here.No Age With Beings and Rene Hell Grand Central Tuesday, January 18, 2011 Better Than: The outcome of the Heat game a couple blocks away. No Age shows in Miami, by now, seem to attract two distinct but related groups. ... More >>
via myspace.com/azaliasnailAzalia SnailWhat do you get when the equally weirdness-loving Roofless Records and Laundry Room Squelchers team up? Thursday, July 8 marks the first such promotional collaboration, but apparently, it yields an awesome night of lo-fi, scuzzy, and experimental sounds that ... More >>
Album art by Reeve SchumacherFor five years, local duo Michael John Hancock and Brian Robertson of Awesome New Republic have made hipsterized pop that sounds like some dead future from the '80s. They self-describe as "punk, soul, R&B," but that hardly probes the bloggy depths of the ANR enigm ... More >>
Murphy's version of "Instant Karma" is on iTunes now.Peter MurphyWith the Mission VeoRespectable Street Cafe, West Palm BeachWednesday, June 26, 2009Better Than: Being too lazy to make the journey to West Palm.The Review:Peter Murphy's performance at Respectable Street Cafe was, of course, a treat f ... More >>
In '08, rap didn't always equal pap.
A couple of weeks ago, an expert on the Harry Potter series told an audience of high school kids how lucky they were to have this Big Shared Experience--these seven books and 41,000 words in common. What does Harry Potter have to do with hip-hop in 2008? In an age when many year-end lists should be ... More >>
The Talking Heads mastermind sings the tunes of his latest collaboration with Brian Eno.
Last week I wrote a little run-down of the acts who would be playing the Museum of Contemporary Art's last summer battle of the bands, which took place last Thursday night. Well, a winner's been announced: Congratulations, Electric Bunnies! I have to admit I'm a little surprised, not because the E ... More >>
Marvin Gaye's divorce album tops this week's pop-culture picks.
Let It Roll (Dahlia)
Some singles are keepers
Hungry no longer, Duran Duran finds life appetizing again
Aterciopelados reunites, despite never having really broken up
This used to be Madonna's playground, but it's time for her to get off the swing
The downtown indie scene is jumping and making stars out of Fashionista and Modernage
HoboSapiens Or Music
Forget crossover: Selling a Colombian rock band in the United States is a mission for the custodians of culture -- or a very powerful magician
How about a little music with your drama?
Who in his right mind would have passed up the chance to join the Beatles? Rock-and-raving pianist Roy Young did. Regrets? Don't get him started.
A former Mary My Hoper draws on the past for his musical future
Sophie B. Hawkins gives you her sex. Either way. Damn!
Valdez is dreaming again