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2005 Stories by Abel Folgar

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  • Hellhounds

    published December 15, 2005

    That opening count-off on the high hat, followed by that vicious ripping-into by the rest of the band, makes Miami's Hellhounds reminiscent of... More >>

  • Keep on Rockin' It

    published December 15, 2005

    In addition to purchasing copious libations at music fests, we've been making a habit of stuffing ourselves with vitamin supplements and our... More >>

  • The Mothership Lands

    published December 15, 2005

    George Clinton's musical career began 40 years ago when he literally stepped out of the barbershop with his doo-wop outfit, the... More >>

  • Take It or Liebert

    published December 8, 2005

    Born in Germany to a Chinese-German father and a Hungarian mother, Ottmar Liebert began his love affair with the guitar at age 11. By the... More >>

  • Export Amigo

    published December 8, 2005

    Along with billions of barrels of black gold and the occasional successful stab at beauty pageants, Venezuela has a rather vibrant music scene... More >>

  • Cassette

    published December 1, 2005

    Samantha Jones ought to be a familiar name if you've ever dug the Central Florida music scene. From her stints in punk/indie bands like... More >>

  • Steel This Show

    published December 1, 2005

    Since its introduction in the 1930s by Willie and Troman Eason into the Pentecostal Church's musical worship, the steel guitar has quietly become... More >>

  • Girl Just Wants to Make a Comeback

    published November 24, 2005

    First, a couple of facts: (1) Cyndi Lauper was 30 years old when her solo album made its way onto turntables across the land, and (2)... More >>

  • Black Cobra

    published November 17, 2005

    Drummer Rafael Martinez and guitarist Jason Landrian have been pals for a long time under the South Florida sun. Landrian´s early exploits... More >>

  • What's That Spell?

    published November 3, 2005

    The misunderstood phenomenon of XBXRX is best explained after a large glass of tequila and a handful of barbiturates. Imagine the creative... More >>

  • Subtropical Spin

    published October 27, 2005

    Two of the most outstanding -- and outstandingly named -- punk-rock outfits to emerge from the late-'80s/early-'90s South Florida scene were... More >>

  • In Country

    published October 27, 2005

    Flying under the hippie-esque banner of "Yeehaw! Love Everyone!," "Big" Kenny Alphin and John Rich -- the singer/songerwriter/production duo that... More >>

  • All Aboard

    published October 13, 2005

    You can't really soften up the image of a train, but you can power a train on 4/4 and 6/8 rhythms and keep it rolling on tingly mandolins, chilly... More >>

  • Subtropical Spin

    published October 6, 2005

    Sad news: Vidavox's three-year run through Miami's indie-rock scene has come to a stop. Keys and bass man Carlos Vega has moved to the tundra of... More >>

  • Subtropical Spin

    published September 29, 2005

    For too long now, the "mall" punk aesthetic has reigned over a genre whose very definition rebels against the corporate America that has... More >>

  • When Snorting Ants Ain't Crazy

    published September 22, 2005

    Is this what heavy metal has come to? Foul-mouthed exchanges between Iron Maiden's aging sextet and washed-up doper Ozzy Osbourne's hausfrau,... More >>

  • These Boots Are Made for Dancing

    published September 22, 2005

    For the most part, dance music seldom holds its own outside the club, but there are exceptions. Recent danceable rockers like the darling Franz... More >>

  • Subtropical Spin

    published September 22, 2005

    In their two years of growth and exploration, Miami alt-rockers Modernage have set out to thrive amid the city's notorious schmaltz and glitz.... More >>

  • Into the Infinite

    published September 15, 2005

    There are two kinds of people in this world: the kind that likes Dave Matthews Band and the kind that likes good music. I'm not saying dear ol'... More >>

  • Rock Like an Egyptian

    published September 8, 2005

    It almost makes you wish it had always been this way: live music with 95-percent-nude babes dancing around! Thank you, Jesus, for Gumwrappers!... More >>

  • Power Through

    published September 1, 2005

    Here's one of those cases of a band making it purely on perseverance and positive attitude. 311 has come a long way from unsuccessful stabs... More >>

  • Subtropical Spin

    published September 1, 2005

    Secret P.E. Club came to be shortly after a 2002 Street Miami collaborative article among Emma Trelles, Mindy Hertzon, and Andrea Vigil... More >>

  • Subtropical Spin

    published August 25, 2005

    Jorge Gonzalez -- better known by his nom de record, Jorges -- says he experienced a life-altering moment with his first listen to the... More >>

  • Hart and Soul

    published August 18, 2005

    Alvin Youngblood Hart leads a deceptively simple life. In the Central Mississippi town the acclaimed guitarist calls home, Hart enjoys... More >>

  • Limbo Maniacs

    published August 18, 2005

    One of the best things about Florida's isolated musicians is their sense of humor. Or rather, their take on where conventional humor diverges from... More >>

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