My list of Coolness Blog

Two ultra-cool music fims will be screening next week:

  • Miami’s Grand Central will host a screening of indie band Animal Collective’s “virtual album” ‘Oddsac,’ Sunday, April 25, 8:30pm, TIX are $15 and guaranteed to sell-out…details here

{April 15, 2010}   To do this weekend, Miami/NYC

If I were cool and (in some cases) in NYC, this is what I would do this weekend

April 16-18:

AVP Nivea Gatorade Fort Lauderdale Open

April 17-18:


For more info on these and other events, check out the live music/local events page

Local Miami songstress Rachel Goodrich held a fan contest to create a video for her song Lightbulb. Here’s the winner: (Warning my note be suitable for minors)

Books and Books is the best independent bookstore Miami has, constantly bringing top authors to a city not known as an intellectual mecca. Some events and books caught my attention this week:

Miami Events first:

  • Author Chris Cleave discusses his new book Little Bee, Monday, March 22, 8pm, at Books and Books Coral Gables
  • Lionel Shriver author of ‘So Much For That‘ reading and signing, Wednesday, March 24, 8pm, at Books and Books Coral Gables. There is a free reception with the author before the event. RSVP to
  • One of the twenty best American writers under forty, Chang-Rae Lee reads from his book The Surrendered, Friday, March 26, 8pm at Books and Books Coral Gables
  • Books and Books presents: Experience a Tuscan Evening with Frances Mayes in celebration of her new book ‘Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian Life,’ Thursday, April 1, 6:30pm, $40, tickets are available for purchase at Books and Books

And some of the 2010 Indie Choice Finalists (full list):

NPR’s streaming The White Stripes’ live album ‘Under Great White Northern Lights.

  • Plus if you’re in Miami, Sweat Records will be screening the documentary of the same name next Tuesday, March 16, 8pm, FREE

{February 22, 2010}   Miami Events this week

Some cool happenings in and around Miami this week (2.22.10):

  • TONIGHT: End of the Line screening at Sweat, seating 8pm, film 8:30pm, FREE
  • Friday, February 26Ozzy Osbourne book signing, Legacy Place Barnes and Nobles, Palm Beach Gardens, 6pm
  • Saturday, February 27, They Might Be Giants plays family-friendly tunes from Here Come the ABCs and Here Come the 123s, Arsht Center, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd, 2pm, $19.50-$29.50

{February 1, 2010}   Miami news post – Super edition

Here’s some Super Bowl-related news (and some other interesting tidbits thrown in) that might come in handy if you’re visiting Miami for the Super Bowl madness:

  • Video for WPB boys gone big (God help them) Surfer Blood’s Swim

{January 22, 2010}   Miami news post Yay!!!
  • Buy a Miami Heat ticket and help the organization Life is Art

{January 8, 2010}   Miami Post!!! UPDATED

I have really slacked in the Miami events department. I hope to be better. Here’s some interesting things come your way Miamians!

  • UPDATE: Also on Saturday, Jan. 9 is Lil Daggers “excellent psychedelic garage rockers” (Miami New Times. The band includes Frank Zappa’s son Dweezil. They play Poplife at Electric Pickle in Miami.
  • And  Palo! will be kicking off the weekend with a free show at Bayfront Park! Friday, Jan. 8, from 5:30-8pm
  • And, it’s been sooooooooooooo cold in Miami 30s isn’t natural people – here’s a spot I found to get a good, hot bowl of soup – something relatively rare in S. FL!

{November 24, 2009}   At Sweat Records

The priestess of cool Lolo of Sweat Records reports:

  • And tomorrow (11/25) is the 7th annual Prom


et cetera