Stories with 'music' tag

Passion projects: DJ Swanky makes you a mixtape

Miamians’ pervasive creativity is a delightful part of living in our city, so we’re showcasing your passion projects. DJ Swanky, a.k.a. Leah Weston, is an attorney by day with a decade-long history mixing music on Miami radio. She told us about her passion project and cooked up a mixtape for your daily commute.

/ January 30, 2015


Celebrate A Decade of Sweat, Plus a Sweatstock Playlist

This week is the 10th anniversary of the opening of Sweat Records. Sweat is more than just a record store. Through its first decade, the shop has become a community hub in Little Haiti, plus it hosts Sweatstock, one of the best local music events in Miami. Celebrate a decade of Sweat tonight at a Sweatstock fundraiser, and enjoy some tunes today to get you pumped for the party. (Photo by Sean Was Here)

/ March 13, 2015


20 years of Spam Allstars: A look back at one of Miami’s best bands

The Spam Allstars have been defining Miami’s music scene since 1995, blending classic Latin and Caribbean influences with fresh electronic experimentation in a distinctly Miami mélange that has made them popular the world over and made them our city’s quintessential local band. Get to know these great musicians, learn their backstory, and celebrate 20 years of Spam at an anniversary concert on March 25.

/ March 24, 2015


Five big ideas from the Public Space Challenge

The Miami Public Space Challenge finalists will be announced later this month. From making parks and public spaces more tech-friendly, redefining our urban soundscape, renewing interest in underused waterways, improving bus stops, or creating new ways to find and share food, how might we act on some recurring themes to improve our neighborhoods?

/ April 20, 2015


Astari Nite

Astari Nite: Exploring Miami’s Indie Scene

We sat down with post-punk darlings Astari Nite to talk about the ebb and flow of Miami’s music scene.

/ June 19, 2015


Courtesy of Remote Outposts

Punk Rock Roots

The one thing you can say about Miami’s music scene is that it’s always eclectic. Find out the secrets behind South Florida’s punk rock roots, from the Ramones, to the local pioneers keeping the rebellious spirit alive.

/ July 7, 2015


Isabella Acker, Curator of Culture

Isabella Acker, Curator of Culture

We sat down with Prism Music Group’s Isabella Acker to talk about what it takes to cultivate Miami’s culture scene by creating inclusive, exciting, and inspiring events that bring the community together.

/ July 9, 2015


MAGIC CITY HIPPIES

Magic City Hippies: The Newest in Miami Funk

Their smooth blend of jazz and funk with an indie flavor is made to keep Miami grooving. We sat down with the cool kids from Miami band Magic City Hippies to talk about their new EP.

/ July 24, 2015


Eons: Galactic synthpop from the land of palm trees and neon lights

Serene Machine, the new EP by Miami-duo Eons, has a lush, synth pop sound that’s so chill it feels like it could lower the temperature on a hot summer day.

/ August 21, 2015


[email protected]: 7 can’t-miss local music shows

Sweat Records is kicking off a whole new series of live concerts celebrating Miami’s underground music scene.

/ September 2, 2015