While Miami's history with rock and roll, pure rock and roll at that, has fluctuated wildly since Hispanic immigration began in the '60s, it has still managed to thrive in the 305. As in all instances of assimilation, many first generation Latinos rebelled against their parents and adopted the sound ... More >>
Tobacco Road is so old that when it first opened way back in 1912 there were only 48 U.S. states. So old that when Abraham Lincoln turned 18, he hitchhiked to Miami and had his first beer there. (OK, that's a lie.) So old that Miccosukees canoeing the Miami River from the Everglades used to stop i ... More >>
Timmy Thomas is in a Hialeah warehouse slapping palms with a Cuban Santero named Oba Frank Lords. In the back room, there's an altar with a straw-hatted guajiro sculpture standing by a sacrificial blade. Up front, in a 12-foot-by-12-foot production studio with little more than a computer, keyboard, ... More >>
The bluesy track starts with eerie piano chords and a spooky fiddle. Then a deep, raspy voice croons, "They stole my money, they took my home. Left me on the street, to die alone. I live in paradise, so they say. Things shouldn't be this way. Paaaaaiiinnn, pain and gain."That's the first verse to a ... More >>
Michael Glabicki is 2 and a half years old. His bloody head is on the pavement. Tiny body still. Pupils pointed skyward. Eyes empty. The car that nearly crushed him has finally stopped moving, but the pain is a beating drum inside his skull. And the gleaming light that shines beyond his reach is b ... More >>
Tabou Combo have come a long way since starting out as Los Incognitos in Petionville, Haiti in 1968. Since moving to NYC in the 70s, their dancetastic funk has ignited disco floors from Gabon to Miami. They are kompa's great ambassadors; Haiti's biggest band. They've opened for Jimmy Buffet in Ohio, ... More >>
The Antiques Simply Antique (Funny Records) The Antiques' website I am not going to sit here and claim to know every goddamned thing about Florida's proud musical tradition. A good case in point was one of the earliest Blast From the Past columns that I performed for these digital pages on Coke. ... More >>
The great, recently reunited Coke.Still reeling from the success of August's Super Open House, Stone Promotions did it again this past Saturday with a varied bill that rocked the house, brought back memories,and emphasized the spirit of community in time for the holiday season. Keeping in the ... More >>
Photo by Karla GarciaMan, the last time we hung out with local new wave-y freestyle faves Afrobeta was way back in June at Grand Central. So after almost five months spent zigzagging between the recording studio and big-ticket gigs like Glastonbury, Burning Man, and Space Ibiza, this Saturday's ... More >>
Dead rock stars are a dime a dozen. They usually drink themselves to death, overdose on narcotics, crash cars, or get on faulty aircrafts with drunk pilots on drugs who crash cars. But murdered musicians? That's where it gets gruesome. Check out these 10 tales of death by murder.
photo by Ryan RussellScore cheapo tickets to see Paramore headline the Honda Civic Tour in Miami. Here's some more Live Nation ticketing news. As we told you at the beginning of the month, the concert promotion juggernaut has, in June, been offering no-service-fee tickets for all of its amphithe ... More >>
CC by 2.0, via lanchutt on FlickrSwoon over Adam Levine? Act fast and do it for no fee. One of the worst thing about being a devoted live music fan is the sticker shock that comes when a ticket's final price is totaled up. A ticket that's about $20 can end up as much as $40 sometimes when you lum ... More >>
Blast From the Past is a weekly column on Crossfade re-examining classic releases from Florida music of yesteryear. To read previous installments, click here. 2 Live CrewBanned in the USA(Luke Records) Well, it was bound to happen within these pages: 2 Live Crew. It would be downright irres ... More >>
Veteran local b-boys revive old-school rhythms.
Miami swing revivalists Ever So KleverSquare One MusicFestThe Pavilion, downtown Delray BeachWith Elastic Bond, the Pretty Faces, and Ever So KleverFriday, July 31, 2009Better Than: Barbie's 50th Birthday exhibit at Old School Square's Cornell MuseumThe Review:When a state's revenue shrinks, it's ... More >>
It would be enough of an accomplishment if 24 - year - old DJ Chachi simply spun at Tenjune -- after all, it is one of the Big Bad Apple's hippest hotspots. But that's not nearly enough for this go-getter, who also counts to his credit residencies at both Mur.Mur in the Borgata in Atlantic City and ... More >>
Miami Science Museum examines the sound of music.
Bazaar (Zoho Music)
With an Oscar-night debacle behind him, songwriter Jorge Drexler keeps the focus on the storms within
Suenalo! (Precious Bleeshings Records)
Todd Smith (Def Jam/Island)
A Jumping Jack Flash quiz
"Wet My Whistle" (Def Jam)
Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot.
Son Eléctrico Son Eléctrico Music/ALG Entertainment
Surveying the best country/rock/blues records of the year
Gil's Café could steady Miami's Brazilian scene
This land is pa'ti, pa'mi
Even the Love Generation had its festival of hate
The Watcha Tour serves up fresh Latin grooves
April 22-28, 1999
No matter its inspiration, the music pays off for Jeff Egan