For the first time, SXSW began hosting official music showcases on Tuesday evening this year, including a set by Mister Heavenly with Michael Cera on bass (plus╠Ôň╩Man Man's Honus Honus and Islands' Nick Diamonds sharing vocal duties, and╠Ôň╩Modest Mouse's Joe Plummer on drums). Other Tuesday highlights included the Civil Wars and Minneapolis-based Dearling Physique. PHOTOS BY STACY SCHWARTZ on March 15, 2011.
In the feature, "Reality Run," New Times follows unlikely Miami Beach mayoral candidate Steve Berke. The third-generation resident is a comedian and reality TV star who is looking to change politics in the city forever. Read the full story of Steve Berke.
This week, Lee Klein takes a bite out of South Beach local haven Wine Depot & Bistro 555, calling it "well priced and geared toward locals, who seem to be appreciating the value and having a heck of a time doing so." Read the full review of Wine Depot & Bistro 555.
The streets of Little Havana once again filled with thousands of of revelers for Calle Ocho 2011 on March 13. In addition to plenty of food and fun, the street party, which spanned from 12th to 27th Avenue, featured performances by Pitbull, Flo Rida, Trina, Hansel y Raul, Tito Puente Jr., and more.
Legendary German DJ, Paul van Dyk, performed at Mansion Saturday night, for his only appearance during Winter Music Conference. Warming up the crowd beforehand were Filo & Peri and Dan Marciano. Full slideshow at Clubchaser.com.
The longest running reggae music festival, Nine Mile Music Festival, returned to Bayfront Park in downtown Miami Saturday with performances by Stephen Marley, Damian Marley, Julian Marley, Kymani Marley, Thievery Corporation, Slightly Stoopid, Major Lazer, Kevens, and more.
House music fanatics flocked to Nikki Beach Thursday for the all-day event, Electric Beach. Tom Novy, Harry "Choo Choo" Romero, Satoshie Tomiie, Junior Sanchez, Donald Glaude, Behrouz and more kept the partying going until 5 in the morning. Full slideshow at Clubchaser.com.
MTV showcased local talent Wednesday night at Bar 721 including DJs De Las Casas, Gustolab, Andrew Ward, Dandelion, J'Andres and Andrew Ward. The event benefited the Miami Beach AIDS Walk. Full slideshow at Clubchaser.com.
Tuesday night, The Vagabond hosted the official Winter Music Conference 2011 opening party, Def Mix. The night featured Frankie Knuckles, David Morales, and Hector Romero behind the decks. Full slideshow at Clubchaser.com.
Daniel Boulud makes his Miami debut with DB Bistro Moderne at the JW Marriott Marquis. Critic Lee Klein samples the downtown restaurant's French cuisine in this week's dining review. Read the review of DB Bistro Moderne here.