Angel Melendez is an unabashed geek and a massive music nerd who happens to write words (and occasionally take photos) for Miami New Times. A graduate of Florida Atlantic University and an accomplished failure at two other universities, Angel is a lush and an insufferable know-it-all, and has way better taste in music than you. His wealth of useless knowledge concerning bands, film, and Batman is matched only by his embarrassingly large collection of Hawaiian shirts and onesies.
2 months ago | Concerts
Following a tragic 2016, Surfer Blood's John Paul Pitts is learning to chill out. For many people in the United States, 2016 was a shit year. For John Paul Pitts, frontman and vocalist of Surfer Blood, it was an especially rough 12 months. Last Ma...
3 months ago | Interviews
Lake Worth’s Everymen is a difficult band to pin down. Their sound is an amalgamation of attitudes and instruments that can best be described as "folk-punk" but that transcends both of those genres. It’s a sound they’ve tirelessly shared on tour w...
3 months ago | Concerts
It finally happened, and it took only five years. Tortuga Music Festival, selling out once again, set a record for attendance this past weekend. More than 100,000 people filed through the gates of the country-music beach party. Held annually on Fo...
3 months ago | Music Festivals
Since the early '90s, South Florida has been a hotbed for DJs and electronic music. Hip-hop and rock are, arguably, tied for second place in the region's musical popularity contest. But the politically bluer part of the Sunshine State is also home...
4 months ago | Music Festivals
With only days to go, general-admission three-day passes to the 2017 Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival are sold out. Still available, though, are the four-day Portal Passes for $279. It's a bargain compared to Florida's other mammoth festival, ...
4 months ago | Interviews
Revolution Live should not exist. Both man-made and natural disasters have pummeled the building for more than two decades. Cops, drugs, and shitty ownership have all tried to take it down in its previous incarnations as the Edge and the Chili Pep...