Welcome to Miami. Here, you can't be the kind of music snob who only listens to The Velvet Underground & Nico, Pavement's Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain, and Pitchfork's current playlist on repeat. Sure, all that stuff is awesome. But when you're running wild in the streets of the 305, the s ... More >>
A dozen rows of 220 upright empty toilet paper rolls are lined up neatly against one another on a wood table. The center of the cardboard cylinders are stuffed with crumpled up pieces of even more empty toilet paper rolls. Los Angeles gallery owner Mihai Nicodim, a silver fox with a heavy easter ... More >>
We will win. We WILL win.Alright, we didn't quite heat up the court on Tuesday night. Spirits are down, but the game was close. We just need a little collective faith and musical healing so that we can help our team actually win the Finals. We've already heard all those incredible fan-made ... More >>
photo by Sean McFarlandARPNext Tuesday's Caribou show at Grand Central just continues the wave of musical excitement washing up on Miami's shores this October. (Before this, of course, there's Beach House and Vampire Weekend at the Fillmore on Wednesday -- if you got tickets -- and Active Child a ... More >>
"Alex Diaz, Eric Lopez-Zareno (Teepee), and Ed Wilcox* are a true super group," says Matt Preira, promoter of this past Saturday night's event at Bar, Strange Days. He continues, "Their individual projects have garnered a great deal of acclaim, and as a trio they are unstoppable."Miami's music and ... More >>
via wheresrachel.tumblr.comThe Velvet Underground song "After Hours" always seemed like an anomaly for the band. For one, it featured a rare vocal by the band's usually silent, fiercely androgynous drummer, Maureen Tucker. For another, it seemed just too pop, with a cutesy melody that didn't jibe ... More >>
Sleigh Bells, which we think you should be listening to out of a sense of South Florida pride, and because Treats is a phenomenal mix of beats, ragged guitars, samples and Alexis Krauss' versatile voice, is coming to West Palm Beach's Respectable Street July 8. Do not sleep on buying tickets to t ... More >>
Back in his early days, Tom Petty got a lot more sand kicked at himMusic vet and New Times scribe Lee Zimmerman shares stories of memorable rock 'n' roll encounters that took place in our local environs. This week, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers play their first official gig and get a heartbreak ... More >>
While some people just don't get that the wave of fan videos is unstoppable -- hello Fontainebleau on New Year's Eve, and the entire Universal Music Group -- other bands have welcomed that kind of participation and sharing from the beginning. People have been trading concert tapes since the technolo ... More >>
Fort Lauderdale-based foursome Fantastic 5 blend indie rock and '90s alternative with echoing guitars, stripped down rock, and grungy vocals, and name The Pixies, Weezer, The Strokes, and Velvet Underground among their musical influences. Their songs vacillate from Nirvana-inspired openi ... More >>
Stonefox frontman Jordan signs into a vintage Teisco mike.Yes, I just blogged about excellent Boca-based trio (sometimes quartet) Stonefox. Well, these guys are playing some of the best rock and roll to come out of Palm Beach County (!) in a long time. Also, I'm working up a feature about them for t ... More >>
photo by Ben ThackerJacuzzi Boys played Saturday night.So Raw Festival'ISM Gallery and Upper Eastside Garden, MiamiJune 19 and 20, 2009Better Than: Packing into yet another dance club and emptying your wallet.The Review:I have only good things to say about the So Raw Festival, which celebrated its i ... More >>
Since their inception two years ago, the Ting Tings have enjoyed unbridled success, laying siege to charts and hearts in both the UK and the United States. So much so, that even a reporter could become nervous when speaking for the first time to one half of the British outfit, drummer/vocalist/produ ... More >>
Pure Imagination is a bunch of weird people playing instruments with a story being read over the top of it. Last time I walked in on it, I thought I was listening to an American version of that Velvet Underground track "The Gift," minus the Welsh accent and the heroin. It's actually pretty cool and ... More >>
The new release from Miami psych/blues outfit the Psycho Daisies, Return from Blood Island, is a wash of feedback, distorted growls, bumps, grunts, reverb, and haunting vocals, courtesy of Johnny Salton and company. Salton's roots are embedded in Miami musical history, from power-pop group ... More >>
(Photo via Stonefox's MySpace page)Stonefox is a garage band in the purest sense of the word -- except, perhaps, for the fact that they did most of their recording in living rooms. But they did accomplish the entire recording for their first full-length LP, Dead in the Sun on "barely professional" e ... More >>
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93-03 (Cooking Vinyl)
I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass (Matador)
Country International Records (Starfish)
Horses (Legacy Edition Reissue) (Arista/Columbia/Legacy)
Don't Believe the Truth (Sony)
Pretty in Black (Sony)
Laughter's Fifth Sub Pop
Frances the Mute Universal
I Am a Bird Now Secretly Canadian
HoboSapiens Or Music
The End Is Near (Touch and Go)
Up In Flames Domino
Strokes Is For Dopes
New guys in old roles -- that's so retro
Do you have time for all the art that's out there?
Geography of Sound
The Big Bang! Best of the MC5 (Rhino)