Back in the day, A-list performers like Sammy Davis Jr. and Jerry Lewis routinely took the stage at New York's storied Copacabana nightclub, helping to build the sense of mystique and glamour that still surrounds the legendary club today. This fall, the entity will open an outpost in downtown Fort L ... More >>
It seems there was a certain inevitability that doomed James Ambrose Johnson Jr., AKA Rick James, from the start. Despite his phenomenal success in the late '70s and early '80s, including no fewer than four number-one hits on the R&B charts (among them, "Super Freak," "Mary Jane," and "You an ... More >>
Image via www.myspace.com/chuckdpublicenemyThere are few rap songs as important to modern culture as Public Enemy's "Fight the Power," a rallying cry against political indifference. Well, it's been 20 years since PE's frontman Chuck D helped scare the hell out of white America, and a black man now ... More >>
Saturday, December 13, 2008
The Vagabond, Miami
Better than: 100% of the godless ultra-commercial dance crap polluting the Beach.
It's past midnight and I'm at the Vagabond sipping my whiskey straight and waiting for Holy Ghost! to start their DJ set in the main room. It's my ... More >>