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.
16 days ago | Concerts
Since 1995, Warped Tour has excelled in blending the demands of American boardrooms and corporate sponsorships with the shifting cultures of alternative lifestyles. While simultaneously surviving because of partnerships with Vans, Journeys, and Mo...
20 days ago | Concerts
In a few short days, Vans Warped Tour will wrap up a two-decade summer odyssey across America. The last day of the venerated festival is Sunday, August 5, and will be held at Coral Sky Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach.
28 days ago | Concerts
One day, you’re a young punk, body-surfing shirtless across a sweaty crowd of high schoolers. The next, you’re worrying about your own kid behaving like a little punk in his seventh-period history class. Life is impermanent and ever-changing. Time...
1 month 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...
2 months 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...
2 months 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...