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  • Rock Out, Baby!

    published December 28, 2006

    It Was Free Cuz I Stole It The year in unfair shares Now is a bad time to be a giant music... More >>

  • They Sleeparound

    published December 21, 2006

    It can be said that punk-rock vocalists often sound a bit dog-like, what with all the frenzied barking that only a lyric sheet could decipher... More >>

  • Foundation Class Reunion

    published December 21, 2006

    Two months ago, I came across a MySpace group for the Foundation, the long-defunct West Palm Beach club that was the hub of underground music in... More >>

  • Take One for the Scene

    published December 14, 2006

    We're all familiar with this story: local band gets a decent following, signs to a major, and moves to New York (or Austin or L.A.). Some of these... More >>

  • Riverdales

    published December 14, 2006

    Ah, the mid-'90s pop-punk boom... remember that? Probably not, now that the genre's nearly synonymous with emo. But there was a time when... More >>

  • Subtropical Spin

    published December 14, 2006

    Truckstop Coffee is a good enough live band — it's the reason the Palm Beach County quartet gets booked to play all those... More >>

  • Fats Pompano

    published December 7, 2006

    So I checked my mailbox the other week and found a package from one BradLeo Fabian, postmarked with a Fort Lauderdale address. The last I'd... More >>

  • Spanks for the Ribbons

    published December 7, 2006

    It didn't take long for the Asylum Street Spankers' video for "Stick Magnetic Ribbons on Your SUV" to become a big hit on YouTube. It's... More >>

  • People Who Died

    published November 30, 2006

    Inside the Tamarac home of Death Becomes You's John Janos and Christopher Lee, the living-room wall is lined with many a horror flick... More >>

  • The Knees Have It

    published November 30, 2006

    It was bound to happen sooner or later. After months of onstage collaborations, the Friendly Fire and Pyrohypnotik camps have tied... More >>

  • Prick Livingston, We Presume

    published November 23, 2006

    With a name like Mongo, the North Miami fourpiece probably gets its share of "What's that mean?" and "That's the guy from Blazing... More >>

  • Four More Months

    published November 16, 2006

    It's November. I don't even know what I'll be doing on New Year's Eve, let alone next March. A lot can happen in the next four months. A band can... More >>

  • Who's Got a New Album

    published November 16, 2006

    So the Who is back on tour, performing its only Florida date in Sunrise. Why should we care? Well, to start with, it's the Who's first... More >>

  • Psyched-Out But Rocking On

    published November 9, 2006

    I was freezing my ass off, standing in front of the stage at the overly air-conditioned Hard Rock Live. But it was OK: The Dictators version of... More >>

  • Gnarls in Charge

    published November 9, 2006

    So the Bang! Music Festival features Gnarls Barkley on the bill. That raises the obvious question: What'll their get-up be? The... More >>

  • Mixin' Up the Meyer

    published November 9, 2006

    Having managed the Brooklyn-based La France Promotions for ten years, Micheline Conde has the credentials (and the connections) to book one hell... More >>

  • Puttin' the Breaks On

    published November 2, 2006

    Puttin' the Breaks On It was like the Bronx circa 1982. A pair of graffiti artists were busy doing up a wall outside the nightclub.... More >>

  • Dumb Struck

    published November 2, 2006

    When West Palm Beach's Dumb Struck formed 11 months ago, the idea, according to vocalist Corey "Fox" Logan, was to be an Iron and Wine-style... More >>

  • Rhymin' Ruler

    published November 2, 2006

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  • Dwarves

    published October 26, 2006

    When the Dwarves signed to Sub Pop Records for 1989's Blood Guts & Pussy, the Chicago-born/California-bred group burst on the West Coast... More >>

  • Nightmare on Clematis Street

    published October 26, 2006

    Despite all the chatter about the death of Clematis Street, there's still one nail that refuses to help close the coffin — the annual party... More >>

  • Less Rock, More Talk... Part II

    published October 19, 2006

    The first thing I saw when I entered the Culture Room was a giant banner that read "Resist the Green Scare." In the corner to my left, a small... More >>

  • The Strays

    published October 19, 2006

    A mere ten seconds into the opening track, "Geneva Code," the Strays' debut sounds like it'll be an album's worth of Arctic Monkeys/Bloc Party... More >>

  • On the Rise

    published October 19, 2006

    A lot of older punk-rock types tend to look down at Warped Tour bands, whining about how they're "not real punk," as if 1977's going to repeat... More >>

  • Say It Forward

    published October 19, 2006

    Say Anything isn't just the name of the vaguely punkish indie-rock band from Los Angeles; it's also the band's credo. Anyone who heard Say... More >>

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