Vintage Trouble:The Godfathers of Rock-N-Soul

Have you ever heard a band on the radio, or watched a live festival performance and a band you’ve never heard of comes on, and just blows you away? For me, that band is Vintage Trouble. This 4-piece band is growing in popularity and notoriety the world over, and they are just getting started. At the helm is Ty Taylor, one of the most electric and larger than life vocalists on stage today.

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The Power of Music:José González & Luluc

It’s a beautiful sentiment, and one spoken of often but rarely actually witnessed in person, like lightning striking in the same place twice. The Rhythm Foundation pulled it off with perfect ease, wrapping up this season of their fourth year of free shows held at the venue while having José González kick off his US tour on Monday. It was a perfect serendipity, and the night couldn’t have demonstrated it any better.

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Dopedoll Chronicles:Modlips Revival

Kaleidoscope paisleys, embroidered kaftans, floral-laced prairie dresses and velvet bell bottoms, all common 1960’s and 1970’s wardrobe essentials, these are just some of the unique treasures you will find in shop at Modlips Revival.

This is not your typical Miami fashion, hailing from South Africa the sister duo behind Modlip’s is bringing their creative prismatic vision of vintage wears and taking us on a journey into the eccentric eras past.

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Congreso Cubano:Mole Con Chocolate

Here at Congreso Cubano, we like to explore all sorts of Latin cuisines, not just Cuban. Recently, we decided to have some fun with some of our favorite Mexican flavors and, after a lot of tests and tweaks we ended up with this delicious dish. This dish consists of two basic parts: the mole and the cookie. Top it off with your garnishes for a beautiful piece.

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THE Magic City'sVanishing Venues Act

Miami became the “Magic City” in the early 1900’s due to its rapid development, apparently rising out of the sea as a full blown city seemingly overnight. But now, that same rapidity is perverting the soul of the city and performing a vanishing act with our most vibrant and historical entertainment venues.

DISCLAIMER: I am just another local artist but unlike transplanted locals, I was born and raised in Miami. I have experienced these things first hand and can see how they’re affecting our tight-knit community. Please allow me to elaborate on my slack-jawed, “Wow!” Well, it must have taken one helluva powerful magic potion with a vast variety of spices to concoct something that would slowly fool this city. Here’s the recipe.

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TropiCanna:Platinum Bubba Kush

Greetings once again fellow pot lovers. As promised, I present to you our very first TropiCanna Miami strain review! Not to say that each strain will have been grown here, but every strain will be obtained from an anonymous source providing samples from Miami dealers.

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Behind The Music:MONTAGE

Montage has been making Miami locals feel their stomachs turn inside out with feelings throughout their 12 years of existence. Brothers Ben Pachter and Ray Pachter started the band in Boca Raton when Ben was 17 and Ray was 14.

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SkeptiCULT: The Anti-Vaccination Problem

Miami residents know the countless threats to our city’s existence. A hurricane could come and rip the the place apart, man-made climate change could drown us in a generation or less, and our city is no stranger to criminal violence. Someone even ate a dude’s face once on the MacArthur Causeway, which could also mean we have a zombie problem.

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VillainImprovisational Theatre Sweeps In

Another improvisational theater moves into town. Villain, located inside Litte Haiti’s MADE at the Citadel, will introduce Chicago-style improv, sketch theater showcases, and workshops.

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Cul✝ Trends:Pancakes & Booze

Last Friday, I went to Pancakes and Booze at LMNT to scope out the scene and grab me a few pancakes after work. Naturally, as a broke college student, when an event invite involves the phrase “ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKES” there is a 90% chance I’ll show up. Plus, three of my fave DJ friends Nigby, Enzymatique, and Atman, were providing the tunes for the night and being the audiophile (and pancake aficionado) that I am, there was no way I was missing this event. I dragged my tired behind across the causeway after work, grabbed my plate of pancakes and walked the room searching for fresh faces and fresh fits. I was not disappointed.

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Lennonvs. McCartney

The title of this post is “Lennon vs. McCartney”, which completely goes against my usual way of thinking. I’ve always thought that comparing artists and musicians is absurd and a huge waste of time. Nevertheless, rather than a competitive comparison, in this case, I would like to do a reflexive contrast.

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