Angel Melendez is an unabashed geek and a massive music nerd who happens to write words (and occasionally take photos) for Miami New Times. A graduate of Florida Atlantic University and an accomplished failure at two other universities, Angel is a lush and an insufferable know-it-all, and has way better taste in music than you. His wealth of useless knowledge concerning bands, film, and Batman is matched only by his embarrassingly large collection of Hawaiian shirts and onesies.
4 days ago | Popular
Florida Supercon 2018 began with a ribbon-cutting ceremony early Thursday afternoon. Holding the scissors was a Brooklyn kid who was bullied and teased for being different; he was 90 percent deaf. Like so many con attendees, he simply wanted to be...
15 days ago | Concerts
There is a famous line from Kurt Vonnegut’s time-traveling World War II satire Slaughterhouse-Five, which reads, “Everything was beautiful, and nothing hurt.” It's an ironic sentiment the author believes to be the perfect epitaph for his graveston...
17 days ago | Interviews
Last week, the Justice Department approved Disney’s acquisition of many of the entertainment assets belonging to 21st Century Fox. The landmark $71 billion deal officially makes the House of the Mouse the epicenter of all things fun, especially co...
25 days ago | Concerts
Last night, West Palm Beach was the launching pad for this summer’s Weezer and Pixies double-headliner tour. Fans were privy to a trifecta of bands that made for the perfect evening of rock 'n' roll, simultaneously presenting the past, present, an...
1 month ago | Interviews
Perhaps one of the most epic rock tours in recent years will kick off in West Palm Beach June 22. This summer, dual headliners the Pixies and Weezer, on a 30-stop trek across the United States, will thrill generations of music fans. The bands' com...
1 month ago | Concerts
Judging by its name, you might think Combichrist is a Sunday-morning church band. But then you hear those notes of super-aggro-industrial electronic music ripping through the air. It all becomes beautiful blasphemy built exclusively for raging lik...