If you're anything like the average American, you spend at least 40 hours a week slaving away in a cubicle.
Yep, you work hard. But chances are you play even harder. And you friggin' deserve it. The good news is you don't have to blow all your hard-earned cash on beer, parties, and debauchery. All ... More >>
Psychedelic percussionist and transgenre, globally informed music enthusiast Ed Wilcox has lived in Florida, Philadelphia, Mississippi, Texas, Scotland, Norway, Iran, Baltimore, and the intergalactic cosmos of the mind.
He has kept time for ensembles rooted in comfortably familiar North American id ... More >>
According to the Internet, a ten year anniversary is to be celebrated with diamonds.
Because "a marriage that lasts ten years is as durable and beautiful as a diamond."Now, "durable" and "beautiful" may not be the first words one associates with Frank "Rat Bastard" Falestra's annual International N ... More >>
For three consecutive autumns, local musician and promoter Ricardo Guerrero's annual end-of-summer local showcase -- Death to the Sun -- has ranked among South Florida's best festivals for contemporary and/or experimental rock music.
Just shy of reaching half a decade (and more than a couple months ... More >>
See the full 45-photo slideshow from Summer of Weirds 2012 at Churchill's Pub.
Summer of Weirds III
With Xela Zaid, Sharlyn Evertsz, Ed Wilcox, The Jellyfish Brothers, Rose Quartz, Mr. Feathers, Crucial Taunt, Luma Junger, and This Heart Electric
Churchill's Pub, Miami
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
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It's the first weekend of the month. That means it's time for your favorite museum happy hour.
But you probably already spent the bulk of your paycheck on rent this week. And we're guessing you haven't eaten a solid meal in three days, just to save the last few bucks in your bank account for some ... More >>
Art and politics can make strange, confusing bedfellows.
German playwright (and all around Commie) Bertolt Brecht would tell you that unless your work directly protests the global capitalist hegemony by alienating the buorgeois theatre-going audience, it amounts to little but titillation for the ... More >>
"Squelch TV, man. It's better than Saturday Night Live."
Though the source (Frank "Rat Bastard" Falestra, prolific producer, musician, and, yes, sole proprietor of Squelch TV) is arguably biased, the assertion is, nevertheless, pretty convincing.
Over the weekend, Falestra hosted the latest ed ... More >>
For years, Boise Bob and his Backyard Band have brought swampy, raucous, hootenanny energy to the people of Miami and Fort Lauderdale. And this Friday, they'll be playing washtub basses, fiddles, and banjos at Churchill's Pub's American Roots Festival where hillbilly heritage and knee-slapping wi ... More >>
Photo by Mike NunnGet yr noise with Clang Quartet.Hey noiseniks, it's almost time again to put your auditory system through those 72 hours of awesome sonic abuse commonly known as the International Noise Conference.
As always, Rat Bastard and Laundry Room Squelchers will be helming the whole th ... More >>
via palilalia.comEx-Harry Pussy guitarist Bill Orcutt.Back when a president called Clinton ruled the White House, a band called Harry Pussy lorded over Miami's tiny noise rock scene. The explosively experimental unit first emerged in 1992 when guitarist Bill Orcutt and drummer Adris Hoyos decided ... More >>
The 305's godfather of fuzz, Rat Bastard, gets flattened.In the realm of supershort sets, the former reigning champs on the scene were those essentialist hardcore heads, whose performances boiled down to sweaty, shirtless 15-minute blasts of loud and sloppy 60-second songs.
These days, however, ... More >>
Photo by Jon NuszAlfred von Blume of Daysleeper feels the Joy Division energy.Control: A Tribute to Ian Curtis
With Armada!, Daysleeper, Ian Michael, Xela Zaid, DJ Dracula's Daughter, and DJ Nayra
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Better than: Watching the movie Control on repeat.
The ... More >>
If you're a fan of Bauhaus, U2, The Cure, Interpol, Bloc Party, She Wants Revenge and many others, then you've probably heard of Ian Curtis without even realizing it. The lead singer of the now defunct Joy Division has been a major influence on all of the above mentioned bands with his deep, dron ... More >>
Flux Forces makes your favorite cassettesIt's Friday and the radio's reporting a current temp of 83 degrees. Your Datsun's dash clock is busted but your Casio wristwatch reads 7:39 p.m., which means this trip is still on schedule, but barely. You're bored, sick of the public airwaves and things l ... More >>
Purple Popcorn plays White Room tonight.Friday, August 28*For something a little more sophisticated -- and earlier -- check out the Hot Nights, Cool Jazz event at the Bass Museum in South Beach. Admission is $10 and includes an open bar. Click here for full details. *Boy-girl electro-pop duo -- a ... More >>
The idea behind Miami Summerfest is pretty straightforward: a bunch of up-and-coming local acts playing in the sweltering heat of a mostly-outdoors venue on a Sunday (that's the "summer part"). But seriously, the event doesn't start until after the sun goes down, and the acts selected so far are pre ... More >>
Like a quartet of massive underwater explosions, the next four nights of REV Miami's 420 Fest carry enough combined payload (80 bands total!) that a tsunami of awesome noise looks inevitable. And after Thursday's pre-festival Kickoff Party at Black Sheep Bar--superpacked with local weirdos such as ... More >>