Music vet and New Times scribe Lee Zimmerman offers his insights, opinions, and observations about the local scene. This week: a publicist's pitch gets my attention... Being a writer and reviewer, I get all kinds of pitches from publicists and record label representatives, most of them clamoring ... More >>
There's no shortage of drinking songs -- here's a list of 360 of 'em -- but not all that many about specific liquors or cocktails. That's sort of odd, considering how alcohol and live music go hand in hand. According to musicologists, drinking songs can be Irish (like Ween's "The Blarney Sto ... More >>
Uh-oh.... What's that loud grumbling sound? New Times is hearing from people who bought tickets to the once-mighty Langerado Music Festival, which was scheduled for March 6 through 8, but abruptly canceled this year. Some music fans say they are not getting refunds they were promised. Would-be ... More >>
What kind of song do you need this Valentine's Day?
The best local albums of 2008
After much Internet gossip and rumor-mongering, the folks behind Langerado announced they would release the first phase of the festival's 2009 lineup yesterday morning. That didn't happen, with a delay as organizers "finalized last-minute details." Still, this morning they've come forward with a fe ... More >>
Ten songs not to include on your Valentine's Day mix
A new documentary retraces the life and musical influences of Kurt Cobain
Can a band reared on indie ethos survive a move to the majors, flak from its fans, and its own emotional upheaval?
Ted Leo + the Pharmacists
Say Hi to Your Mom
Pass the Paxil
Paradise? Purgatory? In 2005, South Florida music was a little bit of both.
Ten albums that'll snap and fizz in your earbuds all winter long
For dance-punkers VHS or Beta, it's lonely being in the lead
Finally, zombies get some respect in Stubbs.
Young? Horny? Sensitive? Death Cab for Cutie is your ride into ecstasy.
Nine Inch Nails' latest is a breakthrough in Trent Reznor's personal therapy, but don't expect it to take you to his happy place.
Picaresque (Kill Rock Stars)
Music that made the world safe for the word alternative again
White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records
In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote
The good times were killing us
At the cusp of tourist season, two monster nightspots take over
The indie heatseekers in the Thermals bring it fast and furious
Ranking and filing our Local Top Ten
Cult cinema goes west
Don't worry that it's not good enough for anyone else to hear
Tracking Death Cab for Cutie's transoceanic quest for high fidelity
Give Up (Sub Pop)
Look out, South by Southwest; here comes South Florida!
Praise the Lord and pass the Pavement. Coolness comes to Himmarshee inside Lord Nelson Pub.