Moonshine is like water. It's a clear liquid no one wanted the government placing any of those fancy federal taxes on. With two hundred years of illicit production in the Appalachian mountains, it's premised on the badassery of backwoods distilleries. But moonshine has slowly and legally been seep ... More >>
There's no doubt in anyone's minds that the south Florida beer scene is about to blow up, with Funky Buddha Brewery blazing a trail for other breweries like Wynwood Brewing Company and M.I.A. Brewing Co. to go forward in their brewery plans, with more breweries on the horizon. And, with breweries c ... More >>
Do you like craft beer? How about your local craft beer bar? If you're reading this right now, I hope you answered "yes" to both of these questions (or, frankly, I question your sanity). Why are we even asking such obvious questions? Because the Brewer's Association, through their website CraftBe ... More >>
You're only halfway through the week and already that celebratory barrel-aged you saved for the weekend is calling your name, but first make sure it's not spoiled from a Lactobacillus infection. Let another edition of This Week In Beer News hold you over to the weekend. This week went relatively s ... More >>
New Belgium's highly-anticipated craft brews have finally arrived in southeast Florida. New Belgium Brewing Company, known for its flagship beer Fat Tire Amber Ale, signed with Gold Coast Beverage Distributors which will begin distributing their beer beginning July 29, according to Gold Coast's Cra ... More >>
There has been much anticipation for the new Funky Buddha brewery since it broke ground last November in Oakland Park. In an email sent yesterday, Funky Buddha owner Ryan Sentz gave a brief update on progress happening at the new location. See Also: - Funky Buddha Lounge Expands Brewery to Oakland ... More >>
As two buds in Urbana, Illinois, then playing as the Bluegrassholes, Jeff Austin and Dave Johnston probably never imagined they would one day form the prized gem of the modern bluegrass scene. A chance meeting at a club in Nederland, Colorado, landed the duo a bassist with Ben Kaufmann and a guit ... More >>
The talented members of Toubab Krewe play not only traditional rock instruments but also traditional African ones. These include noisemakers you've probably never seen in your life: the soku, kamelengoni, and kora. The band is composed of white dudes who marry West African sounds with Americ ... More >>
theBittenWord.comMore like what I was expecting... Jennifer Reed is a South Florida chef and owner of the the Sugar Monkey. She blogs on Clean Plate Charlie about food and the people who make it. A three-week road trip through the South and Midwest was exactly what I needed to gain ten pounds and ... More >>
Folk-bluegrass duo the Avett Brothers finds sweet music in sibling harmony.
Fresh-faced Boca chanteuse Cat Shell expands her reach.
Pure crusty hardcore aggression, 305-style, hits the eastern seaboard on the heels of a No Idea split with Religious as Fuck. Mehkago NT is an admixture of some of South Florida's best known, most notorious HC/punk/sludge/metal musicians. The band features members or ex-members of DNME, To ... More >>
Reigning SoundThe party continues at the Kill Your Idols space on Friday, December 5, first with Hex Dispensers, an Austin quartet who overdosed on the Ramones, but not so much the Beach Boys (it's a good thing ). Brutal Knights hail from the much colder climes of Toronto, and title their fun dittie ... More >>
Deep Down South takes the road less traveled and finds itself far ahead of the pack
Laura Reed & Deep Pocket drops just a pinch of Africa into its Southern soul
North Carolina's Toubab Krewe takes world fusion to new levels
Anna the Medic, one of the FBI's top informants, has cut a wide swath through the antiwar and animal rights movements.
A transplanted son revisits his Carolina roots in the ambitious drama Junebug
For South Florida's independent concert promoters, bringing cool music to town can be a losing proposition