Patricia Cárdenas is a Colombian-American arts and music journalist. She loves '80s pop, bike rides, and thrifting.
15 days ago | Things To Do
The Miami New Drama production, playing April 25 to May 19, captures the spirit of the town through singer Betsayda Machado and La Parranda El Clavo, a real-life eight-person party band from a small village in Barlovento, Venezuela.
1 month ago | Miami Music
What do Los Amigos Invisibles and Aterciopelados have in common? The former is a Venezuelan group that plays tropical pop spiked with funk, disco, and acid jazz. The latter is a Colombian rock band specializing in punk and the native folk sounds o...
1 month ago | Concerts
Brothers Richard (on vocals) and Tim Butler (on bass) were fascinated with the contrast between the primal edginess of punk and the smooth sophistication of art rock. So the band — which formed in the Butler family living room — melded these style...
4 months ago | Concerts
For the restless music machine that is Chicago native Andrew Bird, each song is an enthralling puzzle with no real resolve. He’s in it for the adventure of it all. The virtuosic violinist and whistler has been yarning out his cerebral tunes for au...
6 months ago | Music News
If you could see any musical act — from any time — perform live, who would it be? What was once a fantasy scenario saved for hazy late-night banter and dreadfully long concert queues is now becoming a profitable digital reality.
9 months ago | Interviews
You might know him as your mom’s old crush from the '80s, but Australian rocker Rick Springfield has seen places far darker since his heartthrob days.