Five weeks ago, Diana Nyad completed her historic 53-hour swim from Havana to Key West. But days after Nyad crawled onto the Keys gasping for breath, Internet interlocutors raised doubts that the 63-year-old actually completed her lifelong dream. Members of MarathonSwimmers.org claimed that she chea ... More >>
Ketchy Shuby might be a lot of things, but a flash in the pan is definitely not one of them. Even in an arid Miami indie music scene that doesn't offer its artists a hell of a lot of opportunity, the band has stuck it out together for over six years, honing their unique homegrown sound and garnering ... More >>
While Internet-era culture boosters promote the idea that anyone can write, record, and produce quality music, Tucson-based rapper Murs does not. A veteran hip-hop hustler who broke onto the underground scene as a solo artist when he released F'Real in 1997, Murs encourages artists to think twice ... More >>
Although we may have been spared the Mayan apocalypse, this Saturday night will mark the end of the world for Crescendos Piano Bar. The news of the closure of the Lincoln Road lounge located at the Ritz-Carlton came as unexpected as the fifty-degree weather that we woke up to this morning. "We got ... More >>
Who's Got The Funk? With Amtrac and Brass Knuckles Grand Central, Miami Thursday, March 8, 2012 Better Than: An awkward '70s-themed party with fake afros and platforms. Miami's own Amtrac and Brass Knuckles brought the house down last night at Grand Central with support from some of their funki ... More >>
Leonardo Valencia used to cook brunch for his broke friends in Brooklyn with his ex-wife Didi. She's a pastry chef and he's a former culinary school attendee whose favorite thing to make is breakfast. And one day, these two cooks realized that the most delicious garnish for eggs is Motown. ... More >>
via wsilver's FlickrWhatever you call your male parent -- pops, dad, father, papa, man-whose-seed-enabled-my-existence, the-reason-I'm-so-fucked-up -- and whatever your relationship is with your one or two dads, we all appreciate a good song about daddyness.In honor of Father's Day, which is thi ... More >>
photo by Smallz & RaskindHole may be the main attraction at the Fillmore Miami Beach on Friday night, but even Courtney Love's potential antics may be upstaged by openers Foxy Shazam. A gonzo outfit hailing from the somewhat unlikely locale of Cleveland, the six-piece aims to be "the Mi ... More >>
I Want You Back from Miami New Times on Vimeo. Pastor Vincent Spann is a recurring New Times character. You may know him for his exploits in military style drug rehab, or for his idea to house the underbridge sex offenders in a warehouse. But you probably don't know of his singing ability or history ... More >>
The Purple One made a downpour sound goodFor us Floridians, a few consecutive days of rain can feel rather depressing. We're the Sunshine State, damn it, and demand clear, blue skies 365 days a year! To help get you through the gray gloom that lurks outside your window here's a highly subjective lis ... More >>
Remember couples skate? Suede rentals? Cheap pizza? They all live on at the roller rink.
The definitive sounds of encroaching melanoma.
El Mas Allá (Beyond)
It's the Motherfucking Remix Vol. 2.2 (Turntable Lab)
R&B singer Bobby Washington wants you to buy his albums and he ain't too proud to beg
Ekayani turns from modeling to music
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With a voice prettier than a picture, Angel Lopez lends artistic cred to Latin pop
Fifty years after leaving the Soul Stirrers, Rebert Harris has been called home
McArthur International Café
Floridian jazz heads for the outside
Miami's soul-music era may be over, but singers like Bobby Stringer are struggling to revive the genre
Short on the sides and leave a little on top today, please, Professor. And give me a little of that Sicilian Defense while you're at it.
Charity begins at Homestead