Life is incredibly unfair. Dick Clark, dead at 82. The thought of it makes us sick to our stomach. Is a world without "the oldest teenager" even a world worth enduring? While all hope may seem lost, we're here to remind you that there're still plenty of awesome reasons -- at least ten of them -- ... More >>
Fashion Breakdown: Adidas long sleeve shirt bought in Tokyo, patched pants co-designed with girlfriend, Alife shoes from Barnes in New York, ;messenger hat from Bates, cyber mask-mic (with blinking lights) from Cyber Cog in London.
In the midst of all the WMC craziness (by which we mean hordes of peeps partying and scores of events, not booze and drug fueled debauchery by addled masses into the small hours), it's important to throw a little Latin flavor into all that electronica. We're not suggesting you pause for a Tito ... More >>
Photo by Karla GarciaMan, the last time we hung out with local new wave-y freestyle faves Afrobeta was way back in June at Grand Central. So after almost five months spent zigzagging between the recording studio and big-ticket gigs like Glastonbury, Burning Man, and Space Ibiza, this Saturday's ... More >>
The Awarehouse art space in Wynwood."Less is more," proclaimed German-American modernist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, describing the aesthetics of minimalism. A post-WWII movement rooted in the European avant-garde, minimalism reduces form down to its bare elements, fusing aesthetics and f ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenMiami band Awesome New Republic at Fontana's in the Lower East Side. Click here to view more pictures.Just a few months ago, Awesome New Republic seemed the next South Florida band likely to strike big. But a few months is a million years in blog time, and somewhere in the last ... More >>
OrganicArma is one of a handful local bands who won a spot to play an official CMJ showcase through SonicBids. Their CMJ debut took place last Tuesday at the Ace of Clubs, on Great Jones Street in the East-ish Vilage. Here's a quick video probided by the folks at SonicBids, with a few seconds of p ... More >>
Dharma and Phaxas of OrganicArmaBand-breaking showcases don't get any bigger than College Media Journal's Music Marathon (aka CMJ). Sure, the Austin-based South by Southwest has more than a few moments to its credit. And yes, Miami's own Winter Music Conference can sometimes even be counted on as ... More >>
photo by Jacqueline CariniDharma, leader of organicArmaLocal live electronic act organicArma are doubtless celebrating a wish come true. Band leader Dharma has long been an outspoken admirer of the New York art-electro-pop outfit Fischerspooner, hinting to me last winter that he wanted to book them ... More >>
OrganicArmaOrganicArma's ambitious, multipurpose venue, dubbed "the Awarehouse," opened with a packed debut extravaganza a couple Saturdays ago -- check out our photo slideshow of the event. Building on that party momentum, the folks behind the space are going for a bigger splash during WMC. The Awa ... More >>
When Banana Republican is not out trolling the streets of Miami in search of corrupt politicians, inept bureaucrats, scoundrels, outlaws and other riff-raff that deserve exposing, I like to check out the hipster scene. I'll roll up a nice fat banana peel, pour a little Macallan's malt scotch whiske ... More >>
Rendering of the AwarehouseWhen we last checked in with Dharma, the single-monikered head of the local live electronic band OrganicArma, his biggest project was still more or less a dream. He and the rest of his band had purchased a sprawling warehouse space in Wynwood, planning to turn ... More >>
Cosmic. Karmic. Ghettotech house. These are a few of the words used by local duo Afrobeta to describe their sound. An ambient blend of disco, funk and house with underpinnings of various other electro styles ranging from breaks to trance and even bit of gabba, Tony "Smurphio" ... More >>
And plans for the next Blue Man Group are in the works.