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  • The Happy Mondays

    published September 24, 2009

    Although they remain a cult act in the United States, the rough-and-ready northern Brits of the Happy Mondays are hugely influential on today's... More >>

  • Colossal Music Fest

    published September 24, 2009

    Another weekend, another Tobacco Road-centered music festival sponsored by the tireless Oski Gonzalez and Queen of the Scene. No, seriously,... More >>

  • Lil Jon, the King of Crunk, Talks New Album, Pitbull, and Fine Wine With New Times

    published September 24, 2009

    You can get to the top of the pop charts by being a complete idiot, but it takes some serious sharp thinking to stay there. So don't make the... More >>

  • A Happy Tuesday

    published September 24, 2009

    Although they remain a cult act in the United States, the rough-and-ready northern Brits of the Happy Mondays are hugely influential on... More >>

  • Sharam

    published September 17, 2009

    Sharam Tayebi – known to the dance community as just Sharam – first made a name as half of progressive house duo Deep Dish. As an... More >>

  • Way Out West

    published September 17, 2009

    Both members of the Bristol, England, duo Way Out West – Jody Wisternoff and Nick Warren – have become international star DJs in... More >>

  • Synth Saviours

    published September 10, 2009

    There are reasons Depeche Mode is so often called "critic proof." The group's performance this past Saturday night at the BankAtlantic Center in... More >>

  • The Killing Floor

    published September 10, 2009

    Growing up in Fort Lauderdale, Marco Argiro was a precocious talent on the local rock scene. As frontman of the Screeching Weasel-style... More >>

  • 30 Years of Churchill's, 30 Years of Punk

    published September 10, 2009

    Churchill's Pub, the storied, gentrification-repellent venue in Miami's Little Haiti, is a real institution in an institutionless town. Like... More >>

  • Killing Me Softly With His Song

    published September 10, 2009

    Growing up in Fort Lauderdale, Marco Argiro was a precocious talent on the local rock scene. As frontman of the Screeching Weasel-style pop-punk... More >>

  • Marco Antonio Solis

    published September 3, 2009

    Mexican singer, composer, and producer Marco Antonio Solis began his career early – he was just 12 when he began performing with his... More >>

  • Kaskade

    published September 3, 2009

    Enough has already been said about Kaskade's Mormon upbringing in Salt Lake City. Blah, blah, blah – a little faith never prevented... More >>

  • Paolo Nutini

    published August 27, 2009

    Twenty-two-year-old singer/songwriter Paolo Nutini confounds most expectations, from his name on up. Despite its Mediterranean sound, Nutini... More >>

  • Your Main Squeezes: Shwayze and Cisco

    published August 27, 2009

    Those who frequent too many internet gossip sites might forever (in internet years, anyways) associate Cisco Adler with a certain... More >>

  • Iggy Pop Helps Sweat Records Cool Down

    published August 20, 2009

    You can take the name of Sweat Records, Miami's against-all-odds bastion of independent culture, in different ways. You might sweat that Beat... More >>

  • Vultures Are Wolves

    published August 20, 2009

    Why try to originally opine on the sounds of the heavy Miami trio Vultures are Wolves when the band's MySpace page is so darn descriptive?... More >>

  • Band Number 12

    published August 20, 2009

    Pompano Beach-based threesome Band Number 12 is largely an under-the-radar local act for now, but the band's appeal lies in its overall mood, a... More >>

  • Vultures are Wolves

    published August 20, 2009

    Why try to originally opine on the sounds of the heavy Miami trio Vultures are Wolves when the band’s MySpace page is so darn descriptive?... More >>

  • A New Album Helps Slayer Claim the Metal Throne

    published August 6, 2009

    For all his band's purported fascinations with life's uglier aspects, Slayer frontman Tom Araya sure is a cheerful guy. Calling from a moving... More >>

  • A Rock Revival in Boca

    published July 23, 2009

    To get to the crade of some of South Florida's best rock 'n' roll, head west on Yamato Road in Boca. Drive past a few strip malls, turn past... More >>

  • John Digweed

    published July 16, 2009

    It's impossible to hyperbolize here: Brit DJ titan John Digweed — along with longtime partner Sasha — is progressive house.... More >>

  • Can You Dig It?

    published July 16, 2009

    It's impossible to hyperbolize here: the Brit DJ titan John Digweed -- along with longtime partner Sasha -- is progressive house. Digweed started... More >>

  • Harvey Milk and Torche

    published July 9, 2009

    No, this has pretty much nothing to do with the martyred gay San Francisco city supervisor. The quintet Harvey Milk may have, in its name,... More >>

  • Going Postal

    published July 9, 2009

    Wow. Do we like this new look for the Postmarks? They were always pretty low-key in the hair/make-up/costume department before, but their new... More >>

  • Nonpoint

    published July 2, 2009

    The Fort Lauderdale-birthed four-piece Nonpoint came up in the late 1990s, a particularly fertile time in South Florida for experimental heavy... More >>

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