Like all epic stories, we found this one while talking to someone at a bar. In fact, it was Taco Tuesday at Miami's Wood Tavern. We were four tacos and two beers deep when I asked him if he'd seen anything particularly newsworthy recently. "I saw a UFO the other day," this guy told me. "I have a v ... More >>
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 >>
The sensation those exiting the Countdown Club in London circa 1964 after an early era Pink Floyd show had or the way the Ramones' fans stumbling out of CBGBs in Manhattan around 1974 felt would be analogous to my experience at last night's the Bright Light Social Hour show. My mixed bag of son ... More >>
Music vet and New Times scribe Lee Zimmerman shares observations, insights and updates relating to South Florida's musical environs. This week, cool conversation, part two. In our last Backstage in South Florida column, I reflected on some of the more notable interviews I conducted over the past ... More >>
The tourist crowd thinned after sunset yesterday, leaving a handful of regulars strewn in seats around the bar. Elbo Room reopened its ground floor Thursday, after it was forced to comply with ADA building codes.
Music vet and New Times scribe Lee Zimmerman offers his insights, opinions and observations about the local scene. This week: The world and its realities often intrude, but music remains my mantra. Bob Seger once said "Rock 'n' roll never forgets." I'm reminded of that because I caught Seger ... More >>
Assuming that Christians are right about life -- that we live because God has a "plan" for us -- then why did he construct miracles to preserve the lives of some of the most reckless and self-destructive people on the planet? Why are some people able to cheat death?God hasn't bothered to send an ... More >>
Labelle brings back space-age, supersonic glam.
You'd swear it was the real thing
Three more recent South Florida music releases
For Craig Martin, re-creating the greatest albums of all time is his life's passion
New book explores the life of troubled rocker Gram Parsons
A look back at Jamaica's hottest export
The Rough Guide to Bollywood Gold (World Music Network)
Toots and the Maytals
The Super Bowl just ended and, unfortunately, my losing streak continues (and I'm poorer for it, in the most literal sense of the term). Yes, Rex Grossman was awful. Yes, Peyton Manning played a good game. But don't put the win or loss solely on either one of their heads. The MVP was really the Colt ... More >>
Don't fret. Guitar Hero II kills the opening act.
There's plenty of rhymin' and rockin' at Java D' Lites.
For one night, at least
Soulive! The smokin' NYC trio is hip to the future of soul.
Susan Tedeschi's true blues fly in the face of commercialism
Down to This (Kufala)
There's more to Z-Trip than the mash-up phenomenon he helped launch
New York: A Mix Odyssey (Tommy Boy)
Atomic Ritual (Liquor and Poker)
One of Clematis Street's hippest hangouts could use a handout
Demons Dance Alone
Petting Zoo (Cryptic/East Side Digital)
Kissin Time (Virgin Records)
Anyone trying to steal the spotlight from David Lee Roth is asking for it
Go The Way of the Gun, and you shall be rewarded