Chicago is to New York what Miami is to... This standard SAT analogy might baffle your brain if you haven't made the requisite pilgrimage to the West Coast. But if you're a Southern California expat in this humid swamp-paradise we call a city, you'll know the correct answer is Los Angeles. The su ... More >>
Forbes, ever the arbiters of cool, have decided to rank America's coolest city. The good news: Miami came in 13th in the top twenty. The bad news: apparently a dozen other cities are cooler than ours. Uh, nah uh, Forbes.
Bike issues are on everyone's lips lately, what with the city's possible proposed crackdown on Critical Mass. Meanwhile, local transportation options are as lackluster and improbable as possible, so there's no better time than now to show support for Miami's two-wheeled culture. At Gramps tonight, ... More >>
Haim With Shy Girls Fillmore Miami Beach Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Better Than: The musical skills of any other teeny bopper groups. Haim (pronounced unlike late-1980s teen dreamboat Cory and more like the last four letters of Hebrew toast l'chaim or the first four letters of Spanish name Jaime) hav ... More >>
In the grand tradition of vending machines, most pay-by-coin food dispensers are chock full of Oreos, whoopie pies, Cheetos, and Coke. Heart disease waiting to happen. But as it turns out, there's another option for automated convenience foods. It's called H.U.M.A.N. (Helping Unite Mankind and Nutr ... More >>
Southern California's the Bruery will be making a rare appearance in the form of a tap takeover tomorrow at the Abbey Brewing Company. The Abbey calls it one of the "greatest" tap takeovers of the year, but come on, it's only February and the brewing company itself makes some pretty darn good Belg ... More >>
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 >>
Celebrity chef Ralph Pagano has just announced he'll open a restaurant in South Beach. Pagano is also chef/owner of Alba Seaside Italian at the Sole on the Ocean resort in Sunny Isles Beach. The restaurant will open at the Dream South Beach Hotel, replacing Serafina, which will close shortly after ... More >>
Heads up, Miami beer scene: Stone Brewing Company co-founder and brewer Greg Koch will be at LoKal Burgers and Beer in Coconut Grove on November 17. He will tap the special release keg of "Enjoy By 12/12/13" IPA. Koch will make his appearance at 7:30 p.m. and will sign autographs and answer questi ... More >>
Love Hate Lounge has called 423 Washington Avenue home since Miami Ink stars Chris Nuñez and Ami James opened the pin-up and skull tattoo themed bar in 2007. The lounge kept its badass biker charm intact, but became more music oriented in 2012 when the guys turned the keys over to DJ Self Born, th ... More >>
The group that successfully pushed for an ordinance in Los Angeles that required all adult productions to use condoms on set has now set its eyes on Florida's less regulated porn industry. If they're successful, they may have to start packing condoms on the Bang Bus.
Lots of really stellar talent is hitting stages all across Miami this week. No matter what you fancy -- hip-hop, dreamwave, math rock, experimental, country, or just plain pop -- you can find it right here in your hometown. Representing the freshest talent from all corners of the country, here ar ... More >>
Police in Southern California are hunting for Christopher Dorner, the ex-Los Angeles Police Officer and former military man who is believed to have killed three people in retaliation for being fired from his LAPD job.Dorner, who is assumed to be somewhere near Big Bear Lake, about 80 miles east of L ... More >>
New Year's Eve is the one time of year in Miami where you'll actually see a club packed before midnight. Hell, we might be the only city in America where we actually have to make sure we get out of the door earlier than we usually do to make the New Year's Countdown. So, its really no surprise ... More >>
Perhaps not since the Beach Boys has a musical act been as evocative of Southern California as Los Angeles production duo Poolside. The title of the pair's 2012 debut album -- Pacific Standard Time -- gives it away. And the sun-kissed laid-back disco grooves are pure Californian leisure -- a perfec ... More >>
Judge Will Matthews from Dothan, Alabama, was settling into a meal of hot dogs loaded with ketchup and mayonnaise inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum amidst the third day of the Republican National Convention when he noticed a Republican from Southern California to his left. She had puffy blonde hair, ... More >>
Yesterday I got on a plane headed to Southern California, where on Saturday I'll run a ridiculously hard endurance race called the Tough Mudder: 12 miles, 25 military obstacles.I've trained hard over the past three months, and of course I've trained vegan -- buckets of organic spinach and smoothies ... More >>
Schizophrenic instability. It's a dangerously shaky state of being that threatens every facet of life. But for the Beach Boys, Brian Wilson's psychosis was also the group's paradoxical saving grace. This year, the group is celebrating its 50th anniversary by hitting the road and tackling major U. ... More >>
Winter Music Conference is here and many people -- tourists and locals alike -- look forward to it all year long. It's a chance to watch and listen to some of the biggest names in music and, of course -- get ripped beyond existence. There's no denying that many patronize the week-long event while ... More >>
Neil Young's extreme audiophilia -- that is, his obsession with acoustics -- sometimes borders on insanity. For example, every minute of his 2010 album, Le Noise, produced with acclaimed rock technician Daniel Lanois, was recorded live, exclusively during full moons and using Lanois's pipe organ ... More >>
The Travel ChannelTony Bourdain eats at In and Out Burger.It's hard to believe that this is the season finale for The Layover. It seems like only yesterday that we first laid eyes on this hot mess of a show that follows Anthony Bourdain to the more pedestrian parts of the globe. So far this year, ... More >>
Any sophisticated hipster worth his or her vintage Gibson Les Paul SG and Wusthof Super Slicer will be equally dedicated to the twin pleasures of tuneage and food. Each and every day, he or she will spend an absolutely identical amount of time practicing Count Five's "Psychotic Reaction" as perfe ... More >>
Last week, the porn industry voluntarily ceased production after a Miami-based male performer for the MoFos.com web network tested positive for HIV. It turns out that the initial test appears to have been a false positive, and the performer has since retested as negative. Now, the industry is bac ... More >>
Photo by Derick GOne of the great things about owning a major porn company are the affiliate networks, like Sublime Directory, that advertise the free pics and trailers. They're the perfect place to prominently embed a music video that millions of people a day will see during their cyberquest for ... More >>
Earlier this month, Tyler the Creator and his Odd Future collective arrived at the Coachella Music Festival strapped and ready to start a ruckus. They were swagging the fuck out after a chaotic mid-afternoon Friday set, spraying unsuspecting victims with squirt guns until security said no mas&nbs ... More >>
It raged on courtesy of Agent Orange at Respectable Street.
Past all the novelty hits, the SoCal quartet returns with its original fierce punk bite.
She's packing up and taking her campfire groove to Tinseltown.
The Hawaii-born trio Pepper is based in Southern California, played this year’s Warped Tour, and mix in Jamaican rhythms with a little punk rock ‘tude. But don’t call ‘em any variation of s-k-a. Rather, they look a little further later in the history of Caribbean beats, mixing in a classic S ... More >>
This little disc just landed at the New Times office today--straight from Osaka, Japan and it's already got a few of us dancing. Of course, it's past 6pm and those of us still here are minutes away from cracking beers and laughing the night away so we might as well have good music to aid the process ... More >>
Finally the Baja's delicious specialty has migrated to the Florida straits
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