Sidebar Opening in Former PAX Space

Categories: News, Nightlife

Photo by Jose D. Duran
Just a tease of Sidebar.

Remember Bar?

It was the nightlife spot on NE 14th Street that became one of the city's most infamous watering holes until it closed in July 2011. A lot of people were involved with it, but the main contributors were Raul Sanchez (now of Peachfuzz fame), Pres Rodriguez, and the onetime Miami gallery OHWOW (which has since relocated to Los Angeles).

Well, surprise! It's back -- sort of.

See also: Miami's Top Ten Hipster Bars

More »

New Times Is Looking for an Arts and Culture Editor

Categories: News

Ian Witlen/
Miami New Times is looking for a writer and editor to oversee coverage of all things related to art, theater, and other cultural happenings in America's hottest city. The job entails working closely with a pool of freelancers to produce Night+Day, our weekly print guide to the city, while editing, writing, and helping promote content for our Cultist culture blog. Among the events to be covered are the Miami International Film Festival, the Miami Book Fair, and Art Basel Miami Beach.

This is a full-time position that requires some previous journalism experience, a strong voice, and diverse cultural interests. Only applicants who live in, or have lived in, the Miami metro area will be considered. Full benefits included. Send a cover letter, résumé, and your three best clips to:

Ultra Lawsuit: X-Rays and Photos of Security Guard Erica Mack's Injuries

Courtesy of Erica Mack
An x-ray of Ultra security guard Erica Mack's surgically repaired right ankle.

Her skull was fractured. And her leg was broken.

However, beyond those basic facts, the seriousness of security guard Erica Mack's injuries, sustained during a gatecrashing incident at Ultra Music Festival 2014, was unknown.

At least until yesterday, when Mack spoke for the first time, after seven months of silence, about her brain bleeds and surgically repaired right ankle as well as the $10 million lawsuit she's filed against Ultra, the City of Miami, and others.

Now she and attorney Eric Isicoff have also released x-rays and photos of her broken leg, which is being held together by screws and metal plates.

See also: Erica Mack Discusses Ultra Lawsuit

More »

Erica Mack Discusses Ultra Lawsuit

Photo by Marta Xochilt Perez
Security guard Erica Mack is suing Ultra Music Festival and others for $10 million.

On Friday, March 28, 2014, Erica Mack, a 29-year-old security guard working Ultra Music Festival was critically injured when she was trampled by a stampeding horde of gatecrashers.

"I suffered two fractures in my skull. A temporal fracture and a fracture at the base of my skull," she tells Crossfade, recalling the condition in which she awoke at Jackson Memorial Hospital, after blacking out during the incident. "There was bleeding on the brain. Also, I had bleeding out of my ear."

And she adds: "I also sustained a multiple break in my leg. They had to perform surgery, and there's metal plates and screws supporting the leg now."

See also: Ultra Lawsuit: X-Rays and Photos of Security Guard Erica Mack's Injuries

More »

Ultra Music Festival Facing $10 Million Lawsuit From Injured Security Guard Erica Mack

Photo by George Martinez/

On opening day of Ultra Music Festival 2014, security guard Erica Mack was trampled by a gatecrashing mob that rushed the festival's fences.

She sustained a skull fracture and broken leg. And seven months later, she is still going through rehab for her severely injured lower limb.

That's why, as NBC 6 South Florida reports, the 29 year old plans to sue Ultra and other defendants for $10 million.

See also: Erica Mack Discusses Ultra Lawsuit

More »

Tobacco Road: A Seven-Part, 102-Year History

Categories: Local Music, News

Photo by Marta Xochilt Perez

Legend has it that Miami was just 15 years old when the city's mayor lost its first liquor license in an illegal poker game with a Miccosukee card shark.

Now, 102 years later, that document has been to hell and back, and Tobacco Road is proof.

The joint has been a reckless, lawless haven for liquor-fueled revelry since its inception, and suffice to say, the record keeping wasn't the joint's top priority. So we've taken the pieces of real history that we could find and patched together a look at the life and death of Tobacco Road.

See also: Recap & Photos: Tobacco Road's Closing Night

More »

Tobacco Road Closing, Becoming Bar Aboard Norwegian Cruise Ship in 2015

Categories: News, Nightlife

Photo by Marta Xochilt Perez

Only three days till Tobacco Road closes.

But today, a news conference was held at the almost-102-year-old club to reaffirm that "Miami's oldest bar will live on."

As reported by Crossfade seven months ago, the Road's staff, led by General Manager Joel Rivera, plans to raise money and move to 69 SW Seventh St. (Donate to the relocation campaign via

However, the real news from this afternoon's media event: Tobacco Road has brokered a deal for a bar on a new Norwegian cruise ship, the Escape, debuting in November 2015.

See also: Recap & Photos: Tobacco Road's Closing Night

More »

DJ Khaled Checks Into Miami Hospital

Categories: Local Music, News

A now-deleted selfie of Khaled receiving oxygen therapy.

Suffering From Success is a lifelong condition.

And last night DJ Khaled checked into Aventura Hospital because, as the title track off his most recent album explains, "The price of fame, shit real."

Though the actual cause of the big man's visit remains a mystery, his stay might have been related to the perils of being "We the Best!"

But probably it just had to do with high blood pressure.

See also: Ten Best Miami Rap Anthems Ever

More »

MTV EMA 2014 Broadcasting From Miami: Nick Jonas, Jake Miller, Fifth Harmony

Categories: News

No, Miami's not in Europe ... But why not kick off the MTV EMA with Nick Jonas in the 305?

Contrary to popular belief, Miami is not part of South America. Nor is it in Europe. But that's not stopping MTV from kicking off its Europe Music Awards with a special live pre-party, straight from the Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park.

The big show is being staged in Glasgow, Scotland, but the shindig heats up here with performances from VMA Artist to Watch winners Fifth Harmony, Miami's locally-grown Jake Miller, and Nick Jonas, previously known as the eldest Jonas Brother, of course. Plus, Nick Cannon and Awkward's Molly Tarlov will be there.

Tickets to the event are totally free. Disclaimer: Tween screams may be heard from at least three miles away.

See also: 22 Richest Pop Stars of 2014

More »

Tobacco Road's Last Call Closing Party: "Say Goodbye With Good Booze and Good Bands"

Categories: News, Nightlife

Photo by Max Reed

After nearly 102 years, Tobacco Road is closing.

It's been seven months since longtime owner Patrick Gleber told Crossfade that Miami's oldest bar would soon be shuttering its doors. (The Road property was bought for $12.5 million by real estate developers in 2012.) And at the time, he said: "The landlord hasn't exactly been like, 'You're gone in one more year.'"

But now, finally, the end has come.

See also: Recap & Photos: Tobacco Road's Closing Night

More »

Now Trending