Fiscal cliff, shmimal shmilff. You're a baller. You aren't worried that your stock portfolio will be worthless on January 1, 2013. That's why come December 31, you can afford to be irresponsible with your money. And there is no better city to be financially irresponsible than Miami. This is a city ... More >>
Straws are fun. So are the ladies of Black Blondie.What's the plan this weekend? Huddle up. Club kids, make a beeline for Space's 10-year Anniversary party. Hipsters, stampede the Cold War Kids/Hold Steady concert then barter your labels at Swap Miami. Older Cubans, flip through old yearbooks and ... More >>
It's here! Winter Music Conference officially begins today. What better way to get pumped up that with a DJ mix. Crossfade obsession and DJ Tamara Sky sent us the follow up to her last year's Pussy Violence mix, this one titled Pussy Violence II Lip Service.The mix feature hipster dancefloor clas ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenMiami, she goes hard. Santigold performing at the Paris Theatre in Miami Beach.Click here to view more photos from this show.Diesel U:Music Tour with Santigold, Kid Cudi, Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt, Jemina Pearl and DJ Mom JeansTuesday, November 17, 2009Paris Theatre, Miami Bea ... More >>
Santigold: She's a lady.Last time Santigold (a.k.a., Santi White, formerly Santogold) was in Miami, she played at Ultra Music Festival back in March. Unfortunately, she was relegated to an early slot on the first day of the festival, so she played to a sparse crowd. We missed her set all together ... More >>
No not on the same ticket, but The Bravery and Perpetual Groove have both announced dates at the Culture Room. Rock and Roll darlings The Bravery, fresh off a stint opening for Green Day, are coming to Culture Room on October 16. They'll surely be trying out songs off their yet unnamed album (whi ... More >>
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Must-see acts on the two-day fest's lineup.
Santigold isn't pop. She isn't electro. And she sure as hell isn't hip-hop or R&B, despite what some narrow-minded critics have implied. It's a position she continues to defend, though just listening to her music should allow her to rest her case. Rather her music is a blend of underground sound ... More >>
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This DJ's got that golden touch.
A-Trak, Catchdubs, and downtown hotties. Need we say more?
From Stone Groove to Back Door Bamby and all points beyond.
This DJ can certainly save your life.
So in addition to yesterday's news of the unexplainable choice of booking the Black Eyed Peas for next month's Ultra Music Festival, the final phase of the lineup has been announced. Notable additions include Rinton, Rye Rye, Surkin, Para One and Shiny Toy Guns to Day 1, and MSTRKRFT, BT Laptop Symp ... More >>
Really, we don't know why are shocked anymore. It's getting obvious that clubs are grasping anything in order to stay afloat. But during our daily Pitchfork read, we stumbled upon the news that M.I.A./Santogold producer/DJ Diplo would be spinning at LIV alongside Dave 1 of Chromeo Wednesday, March 4 ... More >>
There are some things in this world better left unexplained, but this is definitely not one of them. It's been confirmed that the Black Eyed Peas (yes, the very same ones that created the weapon of mass destruction called "My Humps") are set to perform at Ultra Music Festival next month. The Peas jo ... More >>
She proves she's more than a lady in waiting.
Finally, the movie on Notorious B.I.G. hits theaters today and it seems that the anticipation for the film's release is running high. Notorious actors have been hitting the talk show circuit, Lil' Kim is up in arms about how she was portrayed, Diddy is being all dramatic on YouTube, and people are ... More >>
There hasn't been much word going around about this, but Spank Rock DJ XXXChange will be spinning tomorrow at PS14 for the bar's Happy House party. Also on the bill are resident DJs Jonathan Brody, Carlos Llanos, C. Mora and Benton.If you either love or hate the current wave of hipster-hop, XXXChang ... More >>
It's often the complaint of many that South Beach has become stale, particularly its DJs, who seem completely content with spinning the usual Top 40/hip-hop mess that really is no different than you just turning on your car's stereo. But if there is one DJ that is try to walk the fine line of giving ... More >>
Ultra Music Festival released the second phase of its lineup, and while the biggest names in the list offer no big surprises, a number of other, smaller acts added to the bill demonstrate more of the festival's forward-thinking approach this year. So here are the titans who will play (again): Paul V ... More >>
Few local DJs in any genre have such a scarily deep and broad knowledge of music as Alex Caso. Able to wax poetic on and dig deep into any genre from psychedelic garage nuggets, to Jamaican rocksteady, to robotic electro, Caso's consequently spun everywhere from straight-up raves to hipster hotspots ... More >>
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Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from dry ... More >>
They say distance makes the heart grown fonder, but we sort of dropped the ball with On the List; its being almost three weeks since our last compilation. Don't fret children, we're back! And we promise we will never leave you -- er, again.We aren't sure how many of you actually want to go out this ... More >>
Hah! Ultra is sounding better and better! Looks like the organizers have also flip-flopped their booking M.O. this year. Since the festival's expansion into a two-day affair, things have generally gone more experimental the first night, with the classic dance music titans taking over the second day ... More >>
Billboard unveiled this morning the very first phase of the lineup for the 2009 Ultra Music Festival, and it's actually time to get excited. As the festival has expanded in size, its organizers have made laudable stabs at taking the lineup into the new dance-music frontiers of the 21st century. Yes, ... More >>
Roxy Cottontail is getting you high at The King Is Dead Friday. Are we in a recession? Because the nightlife industry sure hasn't gotten the memo. In fact, this week the much delayed opening of The King Is Dead is finally happening. The venue is rumored to officially open tonight (Roc Media, the ve ... More >>
Chromeo, Crookers, and now Switch? Whoever is responsible for the string of bookings at Heathrow Lounge deserves a gold star because it's getting ridiculous. It almost seems like Heathrow is quickly becoming the Studio A replacement we hoped for -- except it's ill equipped to handle any kind of live ... More >>
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Justin Namon Nas performs at Rock the Bells at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami. Click here to view the full slide show. Last Night: Rock the Bells 2008 featuring A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Method Man & Redman, Mos Def, etc. Saturday, August 2, 2008 Bayfront Park, Downtown Miami Better Than: Watch ... More >>
If you're planning to attend the Rock the Bells concert tomorrow and want to know who's playing when, we've got you covered. The name that's most noticeably missing from this list is Santogold. Honestly, she was probably the person that I'm most excited to see live. And I'm bummed that she won't be ... More >>
There is only one word that could describe last weekend: Boring. It was so boring, personally I went to bed most nights by 1 a.m. Come on Miami! I know we are at the height of the low season, but that doesn't mean we have to get lazy. Unfortunately, things don't seem to be picking up this weekend ei ... More >>
Contest closes tomorrow! Sign up now. With Rock The Bells only a few weeks away happening Saturday, we here at the New Times are feeling a bit generous. We are giving away a pair (read 'em, two) of tickets to the show at Bicentennial Park, Saturday, August 2. Scheduled to perform are A Tribe Called ... More >>
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If you were at the Rock The Bells last year in Miami, you can probably attest that it was the best hip-hop tour of the year. The line-up was solid, the weather was perfect, and the vibes for the whole show were just nice. Rock The Bells has announced the line-up for this year's tour and it looks pre ... More >>