Beach Day: New album an exciting collection of retro echoes

Beach Day: New album an exciting collection of retro echoes

There is no mistaking Hollywood-based, indie-rock duo Kimmy Drake and Skylar Black’s affection for sunny fun at the shore: Onstage they call themselves Beach Day.

Weekend preview: The joy of sax, drinks and charity

Weekend preview: The joy of sax, drinks and charity

Ben Stocker is a tenor saxophonist from Hollywood, this weekend playing at Books and Books in Coral Gables, one of his last South Florida gigs before he heads off to college and, with hard work and perseverance, a career as a musician. He hopes he’s still performing 70 years from now.

New Found Glory: New album, tour for Coral Springs pop-punk heroes

New Found Glory: New album, tour for Coral Springs pop-punk heroes

Some good news from Coral Springs pop-punk heroes New Found Glory: The band will release their new album, “Resurrection,” on Oct. 7, with the supporting Glamour Kills Tour coming to Revolution Live in downtown Fort Lauderdale on Oct. 11.

In Pompano Beach, the healing power of spoken words

In Pompano Beach, the healing power of spoken words

A hallmark of Deerfield Beach resident Brynth Peterson’s spoken-word performances has been a ruthless candor about his painful upbringing and subsequent stretch of time as a “bad individual.”

Weekend preview: Life, death, music, beer, zombies

Weekend preview: Life, death, music, beer, zombies

For Nicole Noël and Chance Meyer, whose days play out under an unyielding specter of death, music has been a constant presence, life itself.

Jon Hopkins bringing 'gorgeous, glitchy' jams to Bardot

Jon Hopkins bringing 'gorgeous, glitchy' jams to Bardot

When Jon Hopkins made his only previous visit to South Florida, he was left off the bill for a November, 2008 show with tourmates Coldplay at the BankAtlantic Center. Not that anyone would have noticed.

Chocolate-covered Primus: Les Claypool as Willy Wonka at Fillmore

Chocolate-covered Primus: Les Claypool as Willy Wonka at Fillmore

Les Claypool’s recent visits to South Florida have come in distinctive guises:  Intracoastal fisherman (in waters from Pompano Beach to Aventura with buddy Dean Ween) and bawdy campfire scout master (with Duo de Twang at Revolution Live). The next time you see him, he’ll be Willy...

About last night: Johnnyswim opens new stage at Broward Center

About last night: Johnnyswim opens new stage at Broward Center

A decision was made before the first concert in the Broward Center’s new Riverview Ballroom Sunday night to draw the thick satin drapes around the room, hiding the spectacular second-floor New River panorama that gives the space its name.  The intent, one organizer said, was to create a...

Weekend preview: Ignore the R rating, take your son to 'Boyhood'

Weekend preview: Ignore the R rating, take your son to 'Boyhood'

Richard Linklater’s groundbreaking film “Boyhood” opens in some theaters this weekend (more widely across South Florida on Aug. 1), and there are many reasons to put it atop your to-do list.

At O'Shea's Irish Pub, let's talk about sex (and science), baby

At O'Shea's Irish Pub, let's talk about sex (and science), baby

One of the underlying themes of the free Science on Tap pub talks put on by the South Florida Science Center is that your brain is the most powerful tool in your body when it comes to catching the attention of the opposite sex. On Thursday, they get right down to it when Palm Beach County sexologist...

Hey, bride to be: Ready for your shark-cage fitting?

Hey, bride to be: Ready for your shark-cage fitting?

Sure, that guy you’re marrying has always been Mr. Adventure. That mountain-climbing, free-diving, Ironman-running, Red Bull-chugging, MMA-watching, Hemingway-reading (oops, just kidding) guy’s guy, always strutting around with those neatly shaved calves. He’s sure got a set of b&...

JP Soars: Bluesman of South Florida and the world

JP Soars: Bluesman of South Florida and the world

JP Soars believes in the dignity of hard work, authenticity and making something the right way, be it a song, his trademark cigar-box guitars or an audience.

Al Capone on PBS: Public Enemy No. 1 revisited

Al Capone on PBS: Public Enemy No. 1 revisited

South Florida is littered with Al Capone history  –  the Miami mansion where he took his last breath,  his reputed riverside hideout in Fort Lauderdale,  his casino dreams in Deerfield Beach – and every  restaurant and watering hole as old as your grandparents...

Behold, the power of beer and friendship in Oakland Park

Behold, the power of beer and friendship in Oakland Park

Beer is fun: drinking it with your buddies, making it with your buddies, laughing over a pint of it when your buddies decorate a bar tap at their brewery with a picture of the most embarrassing moment of your life, a very public fail that became a recurring ESPN and Internet  GIF sensation, and...

Weekend preview: Romance, kittens, beer and other good causes

Weekend preview: Romance, kittens, beer and other good causes

Ross B. says the singles gathered for the 16th annual Bachelor and Bachelorette Dream Date Auction in downtown Fort Lauderdale Friday night will get a glimpse into the future when he hosts the event with Mrs. B., also known as sassy Y100 radio personality Ninalicia.

Why is this South Florida man naked on VH1?

Why is this South Florida man naked on VH1?

Even naked, maybe especially naked, Juwan Justice is the total package, ladies.

Interpol coming to Fillmore Miami Beach

Interpol coming to Fillmore Miami Beach

The semi-reconstituted Interpol has announced its first North American tour in three years in support of the new album ”El Pintor,” including a Nov. 8 show at the Fillmore Miami Beach.

Potent comedy teams at Hard Rock Live: Why so rare?

Potent comedy teams at Hard Rock Live: Why so rare?

When did comedy teams like Burns and Allen, Martin and Lewis, Abbott and Costello, and Cheech and Chong go out of style as a mode of entertainment and why? Is the straight man such an endangered species?

My hate-love affair with Ray LaMontagne's 'Supernova'

My hate-love affair with Ray LaMontagne's 'Supernova'

The word from RCA Records came over the digital transom at 12:41 p.m. Feb. 25: The first song from Ray LaMontagne’s eagerly awaited album “Supernova” was being released. The lead paragraph of the email included a tantalizing SoundCloud link to the song, the album’s title...

Weekend preview: Coconut bikini top and Bikini Bottom

Weekend preview: Coconut bikini top and Bikini Bottom

Saturday’s Ju-Luau and Lake Worth Crab Crawl is the kind of earnest event that reels  you in by proclaiming that you’ll be getting lei’d all day and … you don’t even roll your eyes. Because everybody’s heart is in the right place.

Ticket alert: Coral Skies Music Festival at Cruzan

Ticket alert: Coral Skies Music Festival at Cruzan

Because you can never have too much good outdoor music during what passes for fall in South Florida, Live Nation has created the Coral Skies Music Festival, a kaleidoscope of youthful acts gathering Oct. 26 at the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach.

Lyle Lovett, Emmy Lou Harris set fall Arsht Center concerts

Lyle Lovett, Emmy Lou Harris set fall Arsht Center concerts

Texas songwriting pioneers Lyle Lovett and Emmy Lou Harris, whose Grammy Awards could fill a small pickup, have been added to the 2014-2015 Live at Knight series at Miami’s Arsht Center.

Judas Priest at Hard Rock Live Oct. 30

Judas Priest at Hard Rock Live Oct. 30

Rock heavyweights Judas Priest, who release the album “Redeemer of Souls” on Tuesday, will bring their world tour to South Florida on Oct. 30 with a performance at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood.

Is there anything sexier than 300 pounds of bacon?

Is there anything sexier than 300 pounds of bacon?

Nikki Beach Club is poised, literally and metaphorically, on the leading edge of South Beach at 1 Ocean Drive, a sandy cloister of sexy stylishness that seems to have invented the set pieces of seaside glamour: billowing curtains, Beautyrest cocktails and bikinied élan. It is a supermodel...

III Points 2014: 70 DJs, bands in Wynwood

III Points 2014: 70 DJs, bands in Wynwood

The second annual III Points festival, a three-day meeting of cutting-edge thinkers in music, art and technology, will return Oct. 10-12 with a lineup of more than 70 acts setting up in nearly 40 venues across Wynwood.

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Ben Crandell: My dad missed the birth of his first son, family legend has it, while transfixed a few blocks up Fifth Avenue by another new creation, Frank Lloyd Wright's audacious Guggenheim and its spherical whirl of Kandinsky, de Kooning and Pollack. I never held it against him. MORE

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