"The present day composer refuses to die!" - Edgar Varese, by way of Frank Zappa Quirky little Lake Worth's irrepressible alternative community has a signature new meetup space, the product of do-it-yourself grit and off-the-grid thinking. In a ragamuffin industrial building in a faded immigrant ne ... More >>
On my final day as New Times Broward-Palm Beach's music editor, I can say with certainty that County Grind is much more than just the name of this blog. What began as my play on the phrase "county line," which ties our multicity coverage area together, also sums up an adventurous way of life for ... More >>
Concert review: Leonard Cohen at BankAtlantic Center.
The Citrus Circuit Tour swings through South Florida.
John Hood Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band Tuesday, November 18, 2008 Culture Room, Fort Lauderdale Better Than: The Eagles after they slept with Leonard Cohen. This should really be called The Night Before Last Night seeing that ol’ Bright Eyes’ boy wonder played on Tuesday rather th ... More >>
Talking singers and song with Rufus Wainwright
A lounge-loving throwback
Digging below the surface to discover stellar new sounds
Exceptional new albums you should check out that reside well below the surface...
Let It Roll (Dahlia)
Being in a band can be a family affair. Ask these Canadians.
Songbird (Lost Highway)
SFKS bids adieu.
The Hypothetical Child's Hypothetical Situation (safe!!!forever!!!)
From First to Last remembers last year's January First.
Murder by Death thinks people want to kill them. How ironic!
Yeah, the movie sucked. But the soundtrack's killer.
Dear Catastrophe Waitress (Rough Trade)
I'll Take It (Arena Rock Recording Company)
Weathered and wise David Olney finds respect, if not filthy lucre
Neil Jordan and Nick Nolte pull off a twitchy Gallic heist
When it rains it pours
Arde (Sub Pop Records)
Billy Bob has a simple plan: to sing about life and lovin' his wife
Poses (DreamWorks Records)
Shrek offers an amusing-but-empty fractured fairy tale
Michael Winterbottom delivers a snowy, Wild West adaptation of Thomas Hardy
A Kite Is a Victim takes the slow road
Eye of the Hunter (4AD)
Folk isn't the most popular form of music in South Florida, nor does it completely pay the bills. But like long-time folk artist Rod MacDonald, some locals are discovering that persistence pays off.
Those Bastard Souls, Sophie B. Hawkins