Legend has it that Ponce de León discovered Florida while searching for "the Fountain of Youth." Historians know, however, this is just a poor translation of "good tunes and a $6 PBR & Jameson combo." In any case, ever since April 2, 1513, Miami has been a hothouse for new musical strains and ... More >>
See the full 30-photo Sebadoh at Grand Central slideshow. Sebadoh With Jacuzzi Boys and Plains Grand Central, Miami Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Better Than: "Brand New Love" on a boat. Less than 24 hours before setting sail aboard the first-ever Weezer Cruise, totally essential alternative t ... More >>
Admittedly, we were nervous about Jacuzzi Boys' upcoming European tour. But we quickly changed our tone when Hardly Art assured us it'd be a land-based trek. Phew, what a relief. European tours can be a real bummer. Shitty guides recklessly leading you into dangerously shallow waters, shoddy sa ... More >>
In 1984, Lou Barlow started an indie rock crew called Dinosaur Jr. with J. Mascis and a drummer nicknamed Murph. Four years later, after endless tension, a trio of amazing albums, and a ton of alt-guy fights, Lou got kicked out of his own band. That's when Barlow became almost synonymous with Sebad ... More >>
As 2011 comes to an end, we're getting all nostalgic about the great moments in Miami culture that took place over the past year. And we know we're not alone. So we've asked some of Miami's top artists, writers, film producers and other cultural geniuses about their favorite 2011 memories. La ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenWhat were you doin' the night before Dinosaur Jr. alum and indie demigod Lou Barlow announced that his highly emotional side project, Sebadoh, would be visiting Downtown hipster superclub Grand Central for a pre-Weezer Cruise concert on January 18, 2012? Well, Crossfade was h ... More >>
Man, oh man! We had the weirdest dream last night. Well, to start things off, Sebadoh was there. Y'know, the weepy and weird side-project-turned-anti-band started by Lou Barlow when his mid-'90s feuding with fellow Dinosaur Jr. bandmate, guitarist and singer J. Mascis, forced his exit. But, lik ... More >>
Ahoy, sensitive, sea-faring rock fans.When Rivers Cuomo announced the inaugural Weezer Cruise a few months ago, the emo-pop pioneer provided sensitive, sea-faring rock fans with a pretty comprehensive passenger list. Admittedly, though, he sorta skimped on the details. But today, Rivers and ... More >>
Rivers Cuomo wants to cruise with you.Who would've pegged Weezer's Rivers Cuomo for a cruise enthusiast? But in a YouTube commercial posted today, the emo icon appears ocean-ready (no Buddy Holly glasses) and dressed in a totally Carnival-appropriate outfit (crappy baseball cap and striped, navy ... More >>
via palilalia.comEx-Harry Pussy guitarist Bill Orcutt.Back when a president called Clinton ruled the White House, a band called Harry Pussy lorded over Miami's tiny noise rock scene. The explosively experimental unit first emerged in 1992 when guitarist Bill Orcutt and drummer Adris Hoyos decided ... More >>
Beings Self-titled (Amnesian Records) www.amnesianrecords.com Beings is Miami's newest power trio and in its short span of time it has been creating some serious waves across the land with this nifty eight-track album and their recent high profile touring with hometown darlings Torche. But it sh ... More >>
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Cover your ears or bask in the blare. Miami avant-skronkers Harry Pussy, Rat Bastard, and Tom Smith's To Live and Shave in L.A. have launched an audacious aural assault on the senses. But is anyone out there listening?