Saturday, May 8, 2021

Pocket of Lollipops talk 10 years as a duo and first...

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Ten years in and the Miami-based art punk duo of Pocket of Lollipops have finally released a full-length album on vinyl. This Wednesday, they...

Sigur Ros live review in which I confess to tearing up

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When I wrote about Sigur Rós coming to Miami I made an off-the-cuff reference to fans who let the tears loose at the sound of frontman Jon...

Boxwood, a solo artist who sounds like a cutting edge band,...

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One of South Florida’s greatest contemporary solo musicians still criminally treading water down at the end of the United States to not enough global recognition...

Ambient duo Spielberger find place for “real” guitars on ‘Jazzy’

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Spielberger has returned with a brand new album, and the duo has added guitars and drums to their wash of ambient noise. Where 2011’s...

Local spotlight: Harnessing the monstrous “instru-metal” sound of Holly Hunt on...

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Whether the couple behind the music of Holly Hunt realizes it or not, they treat their instruments as channels into something beyond simple music....

Local musicians speak to the power of Frank Zappa’s music —...

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In the documentary Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words, the film's subject sometimes comes across as a bit frustrated by his...

Rat Bastard talks boring music, liberating noise and cutting handmade records...

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Miami Beach's Rat Bastard has parlayed obscurity into a sort of personal success. Born Frank Falestra in 1958, in the small town of Ellenville,...

Miami’s The Baboons fill 15-year recording gap with new CD, Spanglish

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Miami's music scene is a rich one, with talent that spans a variety of genres. One of the city's long-standing bands is one that...

Bumblefest founder talks keeping music fest affordable while expanding

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If there's a South Florida music festival that embodies the independent ethos, it has to be Bumblefest. Curator and organizer Steve Rullman goes deep...

Temper Trap visit Miami, read my interview and maybe get free...

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So, a few weeks ago, I was hanging on the telephone waiting for Temper Trap's frontman Dougy Mandagi (pictured above, center) to get on the...