County Grind is counting down 2011's best local albums in South Florida. Monitor our progress here.Betty Wright is our local soul survivor. She's been doing the damned thing right since she was 12 years old. If you've heard the 1960s Eccentric Soul: Deep City Label compilation, you've heard a pre ... More >>
County Grind is counting down 2011's best local albums in South Florida. Monitor our progress here.Whether you believe that hip-hop is dead or that it's just kicking through its latest rehash, one thing is certain: Hip-hop albums are six feet under the ground. Even Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch th ... More >>
Considered one of the godfathers of British Blues -- a distinction he shares with late Alexis Korner -- vocalist and multi-instrumentalist John Mayall gave a jumpstart to that particular idiom well before it took hold with the masses in the latter part of the '60s through bands like Fleetwood Mac ... More >>
It won't be long before Black Friday and Cyber Monday are joined by Overdraft Tuesday and Refinance Wednesday and Bankruptcy Thursday, so it's grand that our corporate parent today offers up a Daily Deal that we can endorse. eMusic is like the iTunes for vinyl enthusiasts. Although some of its in ... More >>
Fort Lauderdale's live music powerhouse celebrates its fifth.
Photo by Flickr user Boggs IndustriesI'd been asking Kris to take me to River House for most of the duration of our relationship. I'd had my sights on a visit there since I moved to Fort Lauderdale from Lakeland in 1999. But that kind of high-end dining isn't likely as a broke college student. Final ... More >>
Our writer loves the band's psychedelic rock/reggae fusion — and he's not afraid to say so.
Roots & Grooves (Heads Up/Telarc)
Sonido Amazónico (Barbés Records)
It's never too early to start planing for the 2007 Langerado Music Festival.
West Palm Beach gets a Soulfull of big names.
All the world's a turntable for Gilles Peterson
The descendants of King Tubby still prime the digital dub pump
Spirit in Stone (Quannum)
Dutty Rock (VP Music)
In Between (JCR/Atlantic)
Angles Without Edges (Stones Throw Records)
The Funky Precedent Vol. 2 (Matador Records/No Mayo Records)
Last One Home (Nettwerk America)
Letters for January 11, 2001
December 11-17, 1997