"Weekends were made for R&R," said no one ever. Truth is, weekends were made for partying, boozing, dancing, and waking up the next morning with a pineapple on your night stand, asking yourself, "What the hell happened last night?" You'll be scratching your head all day trying to figure out the st ... More >>
"I have a massive chubby right now," says Futurebirds guitarist Thomas Johnson. The group is spending Friday afternoon with the media, posing for pictures atop picnic tables and answering questions about its latest record, Baba Yaga, a day after ripping the tits off This Tent. "We love playing f ... More >>
It's 5 a.m., and an impromptu, collective chant to the tune of the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" fills the streets of Baltimore. The city's beloved Ravens were crowned Super Bowl XLVII champions roughly eight hours ago, but the team's diehard fans are still celebrating the victory with the squ ... More >>
Mazel tov! Action Bronson -- Crossfade's pick for best fire-spitting, pasta-cooking mound since Mount Vesuvius -- has just signed to Warner Bros. via Vice Records. This year's Warner company Labor Day picnic is sure to get weird when Action partners up with new labelmate Kylie Minogue for the thr ... More >>
Whitesnake aficionado Mitt Romney.Mitt Romney's bid for the U.S. presidency was off to a rousing start last week with '80s hair-metal frontman David Coverdale going in on the Republican presidential hopeful. Turns out Romney used Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again" at his campaign kickoff rally withou ... More >>
Get Back, Sir Paul.Once again, it's that magical time of year ... Super Bowl! Hell, even people who could give a damn seem to get into the spirit. Like Jews shopping for Christmas gifts at Aventura Mall in mid-December, they'll gather 'round the TV somewhere this Sunday with friends and loved o ... More >>
Music vet and New Times scribe Lee Zimmerman shares stories of memorable rock 'n' roll encounters that took place in our local environs. This week, Jimmy gets a hit and Lee gets the nod.Prior to May 1977, Jimmy Buffett was just another wannabe singer/songwriter who did his time in Nashville befor ... More >>
a piece by Li WeiForbes.com is always busy making their lists, and Miami has finally taken the number one spot on one. Unfortunately it's called "Ten U.S. Cities In Free Fall."Miami boasts a popular South Beach club scene, Art Deco Architecture, and perhaps the best Cuban food in the country ... 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 >>
Ranking the best of what went around and came around again.
Maybe it's the American in me but I've always loved the music of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. For as long as I can recall, Petty's been one of my favorite songwriters when it comes to rock music, mainly because his songs are simple, two-part harmony styled ditties that hone in on a hard to descr ... More >>
The 12th annual Brazilian Film Festival is this weekend.
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Boney James finally gets his funk on
Rock & Roll/JAM at MAM
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Fifty years down the line, Johnny Cash still has it
Counting Crows grapple with rock and roll celebrity
Don Henley will not go quietly
Tom Petty, still drawling after all these years
Driving home the point at the Southeastern Music Conference
Three rebels with a clue go for the local-rock home run
Jimi Hendrix's guitar. John Lennon's furniture. Bono's sunglasses. Hope I die before I get sold.
Five signs that a musician is getting stepped on