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  • Feathers

    published November 9, 2006

    We considered running for this review a roll call of every genre and reference point that Feathers touches upon in this five-song EP. But then we... More >>

  • Comets on Fire

    published August 31, 2006

    Eureka! Scientists just discovered that Comets on Fire is the missing link in rock 'n' roll evolution. The hard-hitting noiseniks provide the... More >>

  • How You Philling?

    published June 22, 2006

    You know what they say: Lesh is more. Or is it, "Bass great, Lesh Philling?" Whatever — you could probably care Lesh. But unLesh you've been... More >>

  • Metal Bird

    published May 18, 2006

    It's melodic, it's anthemic, it's smart, it's louder than hell: It's the new heavy metal, and Pelican is one of its foremost purveyors.... More >>

  • Dollars and Sex

    published May 11, 2006

    Less than 60 seconds into Don of All Dons, his comeback album and alleged swan song coming out next week and Luther "Uncle Luke"... More >>

  • Beatcomber

    published May 11, 2006

    It was recently brought to my attention that there's a strong element of ambivalence in the stuff I write. Not of the apathetic variety but the... More >>

  • Pearl Jam

    published May 11, 2006

    Behold, Pearl Jam! Mighty, embattled purveyors of enduring Major League Rock, quixotic political crusades, and crap album art. Released on the... More >>

  • Lefties Soul Connection

    published May 11, 2006

    Orthodox Funkateers worship the Four Forefathers of Funk: James Brown, P-Funk, Sly Stone, and the Meters. From these sacred outfits, born in the... More >>

  • Mmm... Sheep Stomach

    published May 11, 2006

    Ach, laddie — it's time fer some bonnie jigs an' reels with Scotland's kilt-wearin' crazies, the brogue-spewin' boyos knoon as Hagus... More >>

  • Flame On

    published May 11, 2006

    Just in time for the subtropical splendor that is springtime in South Florida, Tiki Torch Night returns to the Mai-Kai in Fort Lauderdale.... More >>

  • The JeanMarie

    published May 4, 2006

    It's an amazing feat when a mere four songs contain as many ideas and as much fun as the JeanMarie's debut EP. The title alone — What's a... More >>

  • Reggae Done Right

    published May 4, 2006

    Given our sun-splashed, beachy landscape and huge population of Caribbean expats, you'd think Broward would be crawling with jamtastic live reggae... More >>

  • Beatcomber

    published April 27, 2006

    Last we heard from Urban Mystic, the rising R&B star was pulling away from Cooper City's 2005 MLK Day celebration in a white stretch limo.... More >>

  • Built to Spill

    published April 27, 2006

    Nominated for Best Riff of '06 (So Far): "Conventional Wisdom" by Built to Spill. Oh, it's so, so good. Air-guitar-in-your-underwear good. In... More >>

  • Nothing Rhymes With Orange

    published April 27, 2006

    It would be too easy to call out Nothing Rhymes With Orange for its lack of originality, for its lowest-common-denominator amalgam of a decade's... More >>

  • Fiya Blaze

    published April 27, 2006

    In case you had any doubts, dancehall-pop quartet T.O.K. is the living, singing proof that boy bands are an international phenomenon.... More >>

  • Legend Once More

    published April 27, 2006

    2005 was a banner year for John Ralston. It started off humming when the Lake Worth-based singer-songwriter finished and released Needle... More >>

  • S.A.T. Words

    published April 20, 2006

    Zeitgeist: German, from Zeit (time) + Geist (spirit): the general intellectual, moral, and cultural climate of an era.... More >>

  • Africa Unite

    published April 20, 2006

    Trained in jazz trumpet since he was 14, Hugh Masekela was one of the first African musicians to make an impression on American ears.... More >>

  • Net Worth

    published April 20, 2006

    South Floridians have a natural facility for many things: elevating flip-flops into fashion items, marketing sunshine to French Canadian tourists,... More >>

  • The Fresh Air Fund

    published April 20, 2006

    Let's continue this column's recent praise of South Florida underground hip-hop. Between Wreckonize, newcomer Protoman, a handful of the MCs from... More >>

  • Peace, Jammit

    published April 20, 2006

    C'mon, folks, give it up for the Earth. I mean, stuff like mountains, sunsets, dolphins, and shooting stars are totally cool, not to mention... More >>

  • Song of South Florida

    published April 13, 2006

    "Ass Cobra." There's a certain poetry to the phrase. "Ass Cobra." A two-car caravan is halfway through the 1,300 mile trip from Hialeah,... More >>

  • King of Beerfests

    published April 13, 2006

    Debauchery was on Beatcomber's mind at this year's Beerfest, the ninth-annual installment of the sudsy celebration sponsored by this... More >>

  • Flaming Lips

    published April 13, 2006

    Wayne Coyne promised a return to the guitar-grinding Flaming Lips of yore with At War With the Mystics, and he does — kinda —... More >>

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