| May 1, 2014
| 1:14 PM
M. Ward: Although we're disappointed that M. Ward's appearance Friday night at the Culture Room (3045 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale) won't include Zooey Deschanel (the "She" of She and Him), seeing the indie folksinger is always a welcome treat. The...
| May 28, 2014
| 1:46 PM
In a Drive-By Truckers song, a bad thing will happen to a good person as often as a good person will do a bad thing. A tornado pulls a man through a window. A fed-up farmer murders a banker and buries him in a sinkhole. A groom elopes with the maid of...
| Aug 9, 2014
Kaoru Ishibashi adopted the stage name Kishi Bashi when he started his solo career and was looking for a fresh start.
"I wanted to kind of present myself as someone who's not just a singer and songwriter, but also more like an entity, or even like...
| Sep 13, 2014
Jay Jones' first love was the drums. He was given his first set as a child when his parents tired of his beating on everything to create rhythms.
The relationship didn't last long. While playing drums at church, Jones couldn't keep his eyes off of...
| May 20, 2013
| 9:14 AM
Yngwie Malmsteen's "Molto Arpeggiosa (Arpeggios From Hell)," from the 2000 album "War To End All Wars," resembles a tune from a sinister 1990s video game. The Swedish-born, Miami-based guitarist strikes frets like piano keys while strumming and picking...
| May 21, 2013
| 7:08 AM
When Chicago natives the Hush Sound recently ended a five-year hiatus with a new EP, it called the release “45,” a number worn by a Windy City act that made a slightly more famous comeback, Michael Jordan. Yes, the band’s cheeky wit...
| Jun 9, 2013
The Songwriters Showcase returns to the Broward Center this Monday, featuring Roger Houdaille of local indie-rock band Ex Norwegian and other homegrown acts. Admission is $10, and a cash bar will be available, should anyone on the lineup rank below your...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 6:09 AM
Wine specials: Lots of restaurants offer wine deals, but starting this week through Aug. 25, everything on the wine list at Macaroni Grill is half price. Everything. There are some decent bottles regularly priced at $28 (now $14) and many glasses...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Summer is the perfect time to grab your surfboard, hit the beach, sip on a frozen cocktail and listen to some laid-back tunes. That's just what musician and surfer Donavon Frankenreiter must have had in mind when he wrote his fifth album, "Start Livin.'...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:44 AM
This is exactly how it’s supposed to work: the Funky Buddha Brewery opens along the FEC tracks in Oakland Park in June, its made-right-in-the-other-room craft beers and food-truck friends attracting the bearded and the pierced, the musical and the...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 5:56 AM
The first time Mayer Hawthorne came through South Florida for a show at the Culture Room nearly three years ago, he was a promising oddity: The soul singer, hip-hop DJ and producer born Andrew Mayer Cohen in Ann Arbor, Mich., dressed with nerdy...