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  • Frankenstein Monsters of Rock

    published August 17, 2006

    Electric Frankenstein's not the first band you'd expect to hear in a PS2 game, much less one that caters to mall punks. But sure enough,... More >>

  • Blowfly, Under the Covers

    published August 17, 2006

    If such an album existed, Pat Boone's Punk Rock Party would be a G-rated collection of classic punk tunes reworked with family-friendly... More >>

  • Yes, She Is

    published August 17, 2006

    If Melissa Etheridge has proved anything in her long career, it's that you don't have to write fluff to win a Grammy. The Kansas-born... More >>

  • Slipped Lips

    published August 10, 2006

    It's 6:30 p.m. on a Monday — not the most ideal time for a local band to be taking the stage. But even at this unrockly hour, the Freakin... More >>

  • Hide and Seek

    published August 10, 2006

    On a recent Friday night, the Hideout (7200 N. Dixie Hwy., Boca Raton) was hosting Skafest 11, a showing of local bands that like to... More >>

  • Laggin Ahead

    published August 3, 2006

    Derrick Plourde had been out of Lagwagon for nine years when he took his own life in March 2005. A founding 'Wagoneer, Plourde kept the... More >>

  • Maguire's Hits the Pit

    published August 3, 2006

    For someone standing so close to the stage, this guy looked kind of bored. It was like he didn't want to be there. Now, I'm used to seeing folded... More >>

  • Soup's On

    published July 27, 2006

    I was standing about 20 feet from the entrance when he walked in. The guy looked and smelled like he was on some sort of Olympic dumpster-diving... More >>

  • Timb

    published July 27, 2006

    Holy shit — another Timb album?! Hasn't this dude already put out eight other full-length discs in a few years' time? Well, yes and yes. But... More >>

  • Lyrical Painters

    published July 27, 2006

    It's been 16 years since A Tribe Called Quest dropped the tune "Rhythm (Devoted to the Art of Moving Butts)." But only four weeks have passed... More >>

  • The Rhythm of RITM

    published July 27, 2006

    Confucius say, "Rabbit in the Moon will make electronic music more entertaining than a fire-breathing stripper with three boobs." All... More >>

  • South of the Border

    published July 20, 2006

    Pop-punk, ska-punk, garage-punk, goth-punk, post-punk — is there any part of punk rock left to explore? Sure, but it may come from... More >>

  • Keepin' It Wheel

    published July 20, 2006

    It was just after 10 p.m. when I arrived at Gold Coast Roller Rink (2604 S. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale) for its Tuesday-night "Rollout at... More >>

  • Paranoid Time

    published July 20, 2006

    If the punk rock attitude is all about anarchy, freedom, and not living by other people's rules, then why is punk rock music the... More >>

  • Gnarls Barkley

    published July 20, 2006

    What started as a one-off collaboration became an international phenomenon — an "Overnight Sensation," as the Raspberries would say. Gnarls... More >>

  • Get in the Van

    published July 13, 2006

    Action Action doesn't have a huge tour bus. Hell, the band doesn't even have a small tour bus, just a van — a '98 Dodge Ram that... More >>

  • Up a Hill

    published July 13, 2006

    So the space shuttle Discovery finally launched three days after its original lift-off date of July 1. NASA blamed bad weather for the three-day... More >>

  • Ska Cubano

    published July 13, 2006

    In the early 20th Century, a bridge was formed between Cuba and Jamaica. It's a bridge made not of concrete and asphalt but of rhythm and melody.... More >>

  • Surviving Tour

    published July 13, 2006

    Anthony Green was California dreamin'. In 2003, he left his hometown of Philadelphia for the golden sands of Newport Beach, where he formed... More >>

  • Beat Crazy

    published July 13, 2006

    There's something about Juana, apparently. Whoever she is, the namesake of Miami's Locos por Juana ("Crazy About Jane'') has inspired one... More >>

  • Nashville's Finest

    published July 13, 2006

    The latest schlep to win American Idol may have the downhome looks and soulful voice (and the last name) to have won the Southern vote. But... More >>

  • Cut and Run

    published July 6, 2006

    It was 2:20 on a Saturday afternoon in downtown Miami. A bluish-gray blanket of clouds covered Bicentennial Park. It was only a matter of time... More >>

  • The Freakin Hott

    published July 6, 2006

    Finally. After years of proving their worth on many a local stage, Palm Beach County's Freakin Hott have taken their tunes to disc; the wait was... More >>

  • Reassembled, Unsaved

    published July 6, 2006

    On their debut album, local death-pop industrialists DeadStar Assembly churned out an interesting version of the Real Life's haunting '80s... More >>

  • On a Rockin' Roll

    published July 6, 2006

    The past six years have been pretty damned good to Ayme Sanchez. In 2000, the Davie-based singer/songwriter bested nearly 1,000 other... More >>

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