"Service is 60% of a diner's experience," a chef said who I'd met at a midweek happy hour. The guy having a couple of beers on his night off is a Brit, a starred Michelin chef who's now working on a boat. Why? "The money is insane," he said. I tend to agree with him about service. When it's polis ... More >>
Melissa McCart"How's it going, hon?" said Dawn to a regular who walked into Lester's at 5 a.m. "Still vertical and still employed," he returned. They continued the morning volley as she readied his tea. "With lemon?" she asked, knowing the answer. Dawn indulged the formality. It was hospitable. T ... More >>
"EXTREMEly bad decision, Lindsay."Now everyone is remembering a middling Billy Joel hit called "I Go to Extremes" because Lindsay Lohan tattooed some of its lyrics on her torso. (She's apparently not a Xiu Xiu fan.) The lines, "Clear as a crystal, sharp as a knife/ I feel like I'm in the prime of ... More >>
The piano man is giving up on his commuter yacht.If you've been down Las Olas recently, you might have noticed a stunning yacht full of wood trim and chrome accents, docked unceremoniously at the corner of Fiesta Way. If you've got about $2 million to blow, it's yours. Bonus: You can tell your fr ... More >>
No rock star has played politics smarter than Bruce Springsteen.
New Times recently caught up with John Legend in between all kinds of action. After his high-profile appearances at the inaugural festivities, February will find the five-time Grammy winner playing Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, the NBA All-Star Game, and the Dubai International Jazz Festival. Oh, ye ... More >>
Then Billy Joel must be a bad mother-shut-yo-mouth
Sayre BermanBilly JoelFriday, January 2, 2009 Hard Rock Live, HollywoodBeing a piano man in a rock 'n' roll world can be a precarious proposition. Unless you have the cool of, say Jerry Lee Lewis, with the attitude and swagger to match, it's tough not to look like a dweeb sitting stationary behind ... More >>
The best local albums of 2008
Brendan OHara & Komakozie - The Big Bounce bring something new to something old.
Indy Legends brings Brickyard history to life.
The best work tunes to enjoy over Labor Day
Are Palm Beach nightcrawlers getting a raw deal?
Maybe but Dave Melillo's all songwriter.
Looking for sustenance, our new nightlife columnist can't find anything without bite marks
Joel is back after a seven-year hiatus
Brendan O'Hara and the Humble Ones
Weezer's auteur takes a tentative step into the real world
Sisters of Swing trumpets the lives and songs of the Andrews Sisters
Perceptive Inception (Self-released)
Songs from the Street: 35 Years of Music (Sony Wonder)
Hey! You got indie rock in my funk!
Strike Anywhere Hits a Nerve
For Big Bill Morganfield, blues runs in the family
An American concert promoter tries to preserve the heritage of a fallen reggae hero
Polluted by lazy press, Atmosphere's MC Slug clears the air
Unleash your inner dork Friday at the Factory
Bob Marley rests in peace, quiet, and earth that nourishes his favorite medicinal herb
Industrious local musicians submit their latest offerings to Bandwidth's tender mercies
How two guys from Jersey grew up in South Florida and found their inner Billy Joel in the bowels of an 88
Can a non-9/11 benefit album make any noise?
After September 11, some new songs just don't sound the same
Heaven Can Wait, but hell can't
Harry Chapin's America: Musical Lies & Legends
The stars of South Florida's condo circuit may not be the most youthful performers, but oy can they sing
Limp Bizkit, Fluid Ounces