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  • The other soul surfer

    The other soul surfer
    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.'...
  • Live music this week: Guitars, cannibals, etc., etc.

    Live music this week: Guitars, cannibals, etc., etc.
    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...
  • To do Friday: Kelly Richey, 'Spring Nights at the Arsht' and reggae quartet the Supervillains

    To do Friday: Kelly Richey, 'Spring Nights at the Arsht' and reggae quartet the Supervillains
    Music Kelly Richey: When the Cincinnati blues-rock guitarist comes to the Bamboo Room on Friday, she will bring a riff-laden set of new material from her latest album, "Sweet Spirit," released in March. The 10-track release is a tight, muscular album...
  • Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Martin are two wild and crazy musicians

    Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Martin are two wild and crazy musicians
    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...
  • Live music this week

    Live music this week
    The Kravis Center will get festive tonight with a performance by contemporary gospel singers performing "The Colors of Christmas" at 7:30 p.m. Peabo Bryson, James Ingram, Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis Jr. and Stephanie Mills will perform Christmas classics...
  • Live music this week: Festival season

    Live music this week: Festival season
    Festivals are taking over the local music scene this week, starting with the ambitious Hialeah Fest — 43 bands at last count, and possibly more to come. Meanwhile, indie darlings in rock, folk and R&B bring their acts to South Florida's mid-size...
  • Live music this week: After Tortuga

    Live music this week: After Tortuga
    The beaches will be swarmed with dancing and drinking merrymakers today, because the Tortuga Music Festival ends in Fort Lauderdale and Adam Lambert performs at the Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade. Lambert's performance is free for parade-watchers who stay...
  • What makes an Indigo Girl blue

    What makes an Indigo Girl blue
    Emily Saliers say her Indigo Girls bandmate, Amy Ray, is her polar opposite, but that their mismatched styles make for great music. Since 1985, the two folksingers have produced such hits such as "Closer to Fine," "Shame on You" and "Hammer and Nail."...
  • Live music this week: Land ho! Jam Cruisers disembark

    Live music this week: Land ho! Jam Cruisers disembark
    Back from the sea are the jam bands and funkmakers of last week's Jam Cruise: Femi Kuti brings the Afrobeat of his Positive Force to Grand Central tonight at 8 ($33, GrandCentralMiami.com), and English reggae will blast through the Culture Room at the...
  • Live music this week: Ring out the old, ring in the new

    Live music this week: Ring out the old, ring in the new
    The Bright Light Social Hour's high-energy electro-jam rock hasn't been around for long, but the Texas quartet's sound finds an audience in fans of psychedelic rock and jam bands such as Umphrey's McGee. BLSH opened for Umphrey's Friday in Atlanta, but...
  • Waking up with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

    When Grace Potter hit the stage for VH1’s Divas Salute the Troops this past December wearing a skimpy, silver, flapper dress and gripping a Gibson Flying V guitar, all eyes were on the blond bombshell before she strummed a single note. And then, she...