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  • Kristmas Kittens

    published December 21, 2006

    Local stalwarts the Livid Kittens have been making some kind of rock-oriented racket for a long time now. Combining elements of hard rock,... More >>

  • The Deep End

    published October 5, 2006

    For two years now, South Florida's indie, alternative, and experimental scene has known about a Wednesday night party that's every bit as bumpin'... More >>

  • Blowfly

    published September 14, 2006

    The King of the dirty rhyme, that slick crooner of the parody, is back. Following the funk hits of Fahrenheit 69 comes Blowfly's Punk... More >>

  • Undisputed

    published September 7, 2006

    Beenie Man has been a hurricane force in Jamaican music since the tender age of 7, when he unleashed his first single unto the Rasta... More >>

  • Imperial Ko-Ko Bop

    published August 31, 2006

    Ah... the sugary bliss of Little Anthony and the Imperials' six decades-long career. From the fame-making super-smash-hit "Tears on My... More >>

  • The Deep End

    published August 24, 2006

    Outbreak 2006 promises to be a two-day spread bridging styles and egos between South Beach and downtown Fort Lauderdale without the... More >>

  • Let's Do Launch

    published August 17, 2006

    The Smashup plays the type of post-hardcore that all the kids seem to be eating up nowadays. And that's fine. The Brooklyn-based band makes... More >>

  • The Deep End

    published August 17, 2006

    It must've been at some point in the early '90s that Dirk and I were driving around looking for action, somewhere between Liberty City and Little... More >>

  • I.R.A./Hellhounds

    published August 10, 2006

    One of the finer punk-rock traditions, and certainly one that's easy on the pockets, is the split album format. More than saving a little cash for... More >>

  • Rap's the Word

    published August 10, 2006

    DJ Rap's moniker may be a little misleading in its simplicity. Created out of an early fixation with breakbeats and hip-hop, it served... More >>

  • Prolonged Adolescents

    published July 20, 2006

    Culled from a few historically significant West Coast punk bands (Agent Orange, Social Distortion, and the Detours) came one of the most... More >>

  • Black Cobra

    published July 13, 2006

    Time and space are inconsequential, and the proof is in the cobra — Black Cobra. Despite living on opposite ends of the country, South... More >>

  • Dude, I Can't Feel My Tongue!

    published July 13, 2006

    At this point, it's no secret that the Kottonmouth Kings indulge in all things cannabis. Bona fide stoners who, unlike many of their fellow... More >>

  • Dead Hookers' Bridge Club

    published June 29, 2006

    In an age of bands with awkwardly long monikers, finally, here's a band whose name captures its sound and attitude — the Dead Hookers' Bridge... More >>

  • Back to the Basicks

    published June 29, 2006

    The mid-'90s punk rock scene in South Florida had some good moments — legendary moments of alcoholic excess and guitar-driven debauchery. But... More >>

  • Tooth & Nail Rank & File

    published April 20, 2006

    Since its inception in 1993, Tooth & Nail Records has gained a reputation of support and dependability for its bands. The label's a proud indie... More >>

  • The Iconoclast

    published April 6, 2006

    Matt Pike has known label bullshit and what buckling to it means to a musician. It's no secret that when his former band, Sleep, a stoner-metal... More >>

  • Güajiro

    published March 30, 2006

    You don't really notice it until it's pointed out, but Hialeah's treeless streets do make for a rather bleak environment. The famed "City of... More >>

  • ... On the Comeback

    published March 30, 2006

    Lee Roy Parnell performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, and Thursday, April 6, at the Bamboo Room, 25 S. "J" St., Lake Worth. Tickets cost $39.... More >>

  • Welcome to Jewrock

    published March 23, 2006

    The flack that religiously oriented music gets from secular camps generally lies within acceptance and "mass appeal" parameters. So it's... More >>

  • Soggy Bottom Boy

    published March 16, 2006

    Are you a Dapper Dan Man? Now before you go searching the mind log for that reference, I'll quit pussyfooting and just give it to you: O... More >>

  • Elemental

    published March 16, 2006

    There's a power to Earth, Wind, & Fire and it's a power that transcends the obvious comparison to the elements. I remember many years ago... More >>

  • Last Laugh

    published March 9, 2006

    SoCal-style punk has been suffering blows lately, with three members of über-influential Rich Kids on LSD passing away in the past year, plus... More >>

  • Saxophone Colossus

    published March 9, 2006

    Even after "retiring" from music a few times since making the tenor sax his raison de vivre in 1946, Sonny Rollins has never ceased... More >>

  • Murphy's Law

    published March 2, 2006

    What started off as a "shits 'n' giggles in the basement" kind of band has grown into an unstoppable street punk/Oi! force to be reckoned with.... More >>

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