Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week (or thereabouts) in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to that ... More >>
For alcoholics and professional party people, New Years Eve is most certainly amateur night. Which is to say, all the squares, from here to there, are hitting the bottle hard, and think they're Elvis Presley. Well, Halloween is the same way, especially if you're a vampire, mummy, zombie, demon, de ... More >>
Caution: If you're an old lady looking for a relaxing weekend of easy listening on an ocean liner, you may as well kill yourself. The Mayhem Cruise 2012 is pure brutality. This inaugural Atlantic-bound metal fest will crush, punish, destroy, and burn down every other music cruise's lineup. And when ... More >>
In one of the last week's less predictable music developments, Lil Wayne announced that Cash Money Records had signed Fred Durst-led late '90s relics Limp Bizkit. Does this mean we could be in store for a late '90s nu-metal revival? The four year period right before the end of the millennium wa ... More >>
Charlie Manson was a rock 'n' roller too.After sex and drugs, rock 'n' roll is often paired with scary. Ever since the darkly psychedelic burnout at the end of the '60s (epitomized by Iggy Pop's amphetamine-inspired caterwauling and Lou Reed's doom-y bad trip bummer jamming), there have b ... More >>
Famous Arkansas groupie Sweet Connie Hamzy.The Grand Funk Railroad song "We're an American Band" opens with the lines: "Out on the road for forty days/Last night in Little Rock, put me in a haze/Sweet, sweet Connie was doin' her act/She had the whole show and that's a natural fact." A still-acti ... More >>
Norway's Satyr and Frost take SoFla by storm.
It's hard to overstate the influence of the long-running Norwegian band Satyricon on the world's extreme heavy metal scene. Its tenacity alone is amazing -- the core of the band, frontman/songwriter Satyr and drummer Frost, has been playing together continuously since 1992. On albums and tours, an a ... More >>
Last year marked the inauguration of the Rockstar Mayhem Festival tour, a summer package from the creators of Warped Tour that featured heavier acts. There were some pretty surprising bands on the bill: besides Miami's Black Tide, performers included Mastodon, Underoath, and Of course, if you're a S ... More >>
The week's basically in full swing with several national shows today and tonight, so get moving. -- Arielle Castillo *If this is the first you're hearing about it, it may be too late for you to get to the Rockstar Mayhem Fest today at the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach... But just in case, ... More >>
The South Florida band is a long way from Kendall.
The School of Rock kids arent just another brick in the wall.
Everything I Touch Falls to Pieces (Victory Records)
A decade after Vanilla Ice melted down, he's back with the man who made him.