Yesterday, Sen. Marco Rubio released his Spotify playlist on the world. It got us thinking about the musical tastes of other Florida politicians. We don't really expect Gov. Rick Scott to be dropping his mixtape anytime soon, so through the wonderful powers of satire, Riptide has imagined ... More >>
Pop music celebrities are sex-drenched, weapon-obsessed, drug-addicted, angry, deranged, and sometimes criminal. In short, they're unconventional, always-entertaining personalities who may or may not have politically valid opinions. But let's face it, celebrity endorsements are cultural collatera ... More >>
Tampa's strip club industry may be revving up for the Republican National Convention, but for those Republican dudes who aren't exactly into the idea of seeing Sarah Palin's porno double spread eagle, don't worry, because GOProud, a gay Republican group, is hosting Homocon 2012.And of course, as eve ... More >>
Yes, Ted Nugent may be "repulsed at the concept of man-on-man sex." But Uncle Ted offered to blow a male CBS reporter in return for a favor. "I'm an extremely loving and passionate man, and people who investigate me honestly, without the baggage of political correctness, ascertain the conclusion t ... More >>
Joaquin Amador Serrapio Jr., the Miami man arrested for making online threats to kill President Barack Obama while he spoke at the University of Miami last week, has a large internet footprint. Serrapio went by the stage name of "Jay Valor" online, and fronted a local bar band known as the Jay Va ... More >>
Why are music cruises all the rage? Is it some kind of reactionary Great Recession diversion for those few who can actually afford it? Back in February, Miami's young-adults-in-leather-jackets got a taste of the open seas with the garage rock-themed Bruise Cruise. Atlanta scuzzballs Black Lips w ... More >>
Flogging Molly's Matthew Hensley.While often likened to other Stateside outfits, like Dropkick Murphys and Black 47, best known for blending an upstart attitude with Celtic tradition, Flogging Molly alone can claim a specific geographical bond with the old country. The band's founder and frontm ... More >>
adanbouzoua via flickrStrumming his way to the presidency?His heart seems to be in the right place, but Wyclef Jean's political aptitude is tone deaf. Don't get us wrong, welcoming President Jean to office would be pretty cool, but he might not exactly know how to help a nation that lost 22 ... More >>
Melanie DuneaIf you know Anthony Bourdain from No Reservations and nothing else, perhaps you're under the impression he's just some cuddly middle-aged curmudgeon. Newsflash: You're wrong. Sure, he can be a friendly, engaging, and gracious dude. But for a full, uncensored view of Bourdain's too-ho ... More >>
via myspace.com/jacuzziboysThe Jacuzzi Boys With Boise Bob and His Backyard Band Radio-Active Records, Fort Lauderdale Friday, December 18, 2009Better Than: Being waist-deep in one of them hot tubs with water jets.The Review:The crowd came to Radio-Active Records this past Friday f ... More >>
Lita Ford hasn't lost her edge — metal or otherwise — out of the spotlight.
Get emotional at Rock Band Live.
Either go to college or you'll end up like this deer. No pressure. Michigan based rocker Ted Nugent has sharp a message for high school graduates this year. The highly vocal 59-year-old conservative recently penned an Op-Ed piece in the Detroit News that he wants to circulate throughout the country ... More >>
The Rewind/Fast Forward Film and Video Festival brings found footage and more to Miami
Why rock and roll's ugliest hairstyle needs to die a quiet death of neglect
Prey should be called Dances With Tedium.
Kid Rock flips 1999's dismal script in his favor
The Brothers bring color to their music if not not their wardrobe
A former Mary My Hoper draws on the past for his musical future
Why the wildest man in rock and roll works for Rush Limbaugh
Leas Campbell, the man who ruled Miami's rock scene throughout the Seventies, is bringing it all back home in the Nineties
Those Damn Yankees take aim at the top of the charts
Do the weather, Criteria Studios, and a few big names mean stardom for South Florida?
These devil's advocates give the hard rockers their due