Only five years ago, the Head and the Heart were playing the Seattle pub circuit. But within 12 months, founders Josiah Johnson, Jonathan Russell, and mates found themselves signed to legendary indie-rock label Sub Pop while being buzzed over by critics declaring H&H to be the Emerald City's next b ... More >>
Wolf Eyes is one of the most iconic bands from the early- to mid-2000s explosion of noise music that reverberated (deafeningly) across North America. While the genre is the cumulative product of often disparate scenes, this Michigan unit -- consisting of Nate Young, longtime collaborator John Olso ... More >>
Sure, there's plenty of art to be seen during Art Basel Miami Beach, er, Art Basel in Miami Beach. But, let's be honest: You're in Miami. You aren't looking to spend your entire day at the convention center or inside some tent. You want to make irresponsible decisions once the Miami sun goes down. ... More >>
When Bobby Johnston, better known locally as Bobby Load, passed away yesterday, it seemed a particularly unfair piece of bad news for a segment of Miami's rock veterans. Following the old cliche of bad things happening in threes, Johnston's death marks the third loss in as many months for the same s ... 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 >>
Chris Cornell will be unplugged at the Fillmore.Grunge gandpappy Chris Cornell has announced his first-ever solo acoustic tour, stopping at the Fillmore Miami Beach on November 6. Cornell is most noted for his work with early Sub Pop signees Soundgarden. But he was also a member of 2000s supergr ... More >>
After Beach House topped sales last week, are we seeing a theme?In our Moving Units column, Mike Ramirez at Fort Lauderdale's Radio-Active Records graciously keeps us up-to-date and comments on the current releases flying out of his store each week.This week, Ramirez, Crossfade and record buyers ... More >>
Interview: John Ralston Born and bred in Lake Worth, John Ralston first hit the national music scene as the leader of Legends of Rodeo, a quartet that tended towards a sort of whiskey-soaked, on-the-road wistfulness. After recording for both Vagrant and MCA, the band, as all bands do, started to im ... More >>
Hot Hot Heat reinvents itself
The Crumbs spread their disease
Miami scenesters sound off
A talk with the filmmakers
...of flannel. Screaming Trees carve their niche from the Northwest Passage.
Rolling Stone and the British music press rush to Miami for the Next Big Thing. Holy mackerel!