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  • Nonpoint

    published December 24, 2009

    It's hard to believe that at the end of the decade, any band once labeled "nü metal" is still going strong. So leave it to a band from... More >>

  • Candyland 14

    published December 24, 2009

    Above all else, Candyland deserves an award for being South Florida's longest-running annual electronic music festival. Yeah, uh,... More >>

  • The Inaugural Miami Music Festival Fails

    published December 17, 2009

    If Boca Raton band Stonefox's performance really shone at the Miami Music Festival this past weekend, it only served to underscore the... More >>

  • N.O.R.E.

    published December 10, 2009

    When rapper Noreaga turned into N.O.R.E. in the middle part of this decade, at first it was, honestly, worrisome. Longtime fans adored him as... More >>

  • A Guide to This Weekend's Inaugural Miami Music Festival

    published December 10, 2009

    In either an extremely clever or perhaps just a brave bit of scheduling, the inaugural Miami Music Festival launches Thursday, less than a week... More >>

  • The Skinny Dip: A Concert to Benefit Melanoma Research and Awareness

    published December 3, 2009

    Trying to track all of the random shows and parties connected to Art Basel can be exhausting — so here's one damned good reason to get... More >>

  • King Chango

    published December 3, 2009

    In the mid-'90s, many considered the multimembered New York City act King Chango to be part of the larger constellation of ska revival acts... More >>

  • Ska’s ’90s Greats Keep the Genre Alive During a Lull With Ska Is Dead Tour

    published November 19, 2009

    The fourth edition of the recurrent Ska Is Dead tour lands at Culture Room on Thursday with a bill straight out of 1997. Ska has been reviled and... More >>

  • Megadeth

    published November 19, 2009

    One of the most tragicomic moments in the 2004 Metallica documentary Some Kind of Monster features not the band itself but rather... More >>

  • Get Physical with DJ T

    published November 19, 2009

    Proof that music journalists are sometimes good for something, Thomas Koch, a.k.a. DJ T, made his true mark in the industry by founding Groove... More >>

  • Evergreen Terrace

    published November 12, 2009

    Thursday's show was meant to be a huge booking coup for Miami all-ages venue the Dugout; warehouse drama has now shifted the show to Ground... More >>

  • Battalion of Saints A.D.

    published November 12, 2009

    For many, the thought of Southern California in the '80s brings to mind a Less Than Zero-style existence full of cocaine and Ray-Bans.... More >>

  • L.A. Guns

    published November 12, 2009

    In the early '80s, the guys of L.A. Guns were proudly members of the dirtier subset of Sunset Strip denizens. Acts like Poison tarted... More >>

  • Furious Dudes

    published November 12, 2009

    As an expert needle-wielder at Miami tattoo shop Ochoplacas, John Vale turns out works of art that are clean and eye-poppingly bright. But as... More >>

  • Mixhell

    published November 5, 2009

    It's enough to make metalhead purists wail and gnash their teeth. Half of the producer/DJ duo Mixhell is Iggor Cavalera, who cofounded seminal... More >>

  • Black Death All-Stars

    published November 5, 2009

    And so continues DIY punks' fascination with bluegrass. Among a subset of youth who patch their own pants and enjoy hitchhiking to places like... More >>

  • Big D and the Kids Table

    published November 5, 2009

    Frankly, the many-membered Boston act Big D and the Kids Table was not, at its inception, among the front-runners for survival of ska's... More >>

  • Almost 20 Years On, Massachusetts Hardcore Grads Converge Still Shock and Awe

    published November 5, 2009

    To the uninitiated, the Massachusetts quartet Converge can be downright terrifying. And it's not because they appear clad in face paint or... More >>

  • Drop the Lime

    published October 22, 2009

    Brooklyn's Drop the Lime has been nothing if not prescient. Those past few years, while everyone was running around to overly processed, overly... More >>

  • Thursday

    published October 15, 2009

    In the post-hardcore pantheon, the New Jersey guys of Thursday are millennial gods. Led by unapologetically erudite frontman Geoff Rickly, in... More >>

  • The Original Shock Rocker

    published October 8, 2009

    This past Saturday marked a strange, rare occasion in which fans of shlock-gore-obsessed hard rock were faced with a difficult choice. At... More >>

  • A Tribute to Midwest Punk Rock

    published October 8, 2009

    New York and London battle it out over bragging rights as the definitive birthplace of punk rock. Southern California in general is... More >>

  • Felix da Housecat

    published October 8, 2009

    These days, people like to pretend they didn't like electroclash at the turn of the millennium and that it's in general a blight on the... More >>

  • GWAR

    published October 1, 2009

    Some may prefer to celebrate the arrival of South Florida "fall" with foolishly worn token sweaters and decorative knick-knacks from Bealls.... More >>

  • Brand Nubian

    published October 1, 2009

    If you recognized the name in this little headline, let's just get this out of the way first: Yes, Brand Nubian is still around. Or rather,... More >>

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