Interview With Ori Kaplan of Balkan Beat Box (Hangout Music Festival ’14) Pt. 1

Yo Writer: Danielle Cohen I’m at Hangout Festival, it’s a sunny-ass day on the beach in Alabama, and I’m trying to coordinate an interview with Balkan Beat Box—but my cellphone won’t make outgoing calls because the towers are jammed… The last text I received from the band’s manager Owen was: “Come meet us at our...

Hangout 2014 Interviews: Little Green Car

Yo Writer: Danielle Cohen College? Fuck that. We’re gonna be rock stars. An Interview with Little Green Cars’ Guitarist Stevie Appleby by Danielle Cohen Super laid-back melodies. Irish folk-rock sounds. Beautiful fuckin’ harmonies. and a sick female-male lead singing duo. That’s Little Green Cars in a nutshell.

It All Started With Spades

It all started with this painting… Hanging at the Vagabond, my stomping grounds at the time back in 2010, I stopped in the middle of the dance floor and stood staring at it. It was only for 5 minutes tops, but in the middle of a crowded room with music bumping, that’s a long time; eventually...

Wyatt Cenac Interview for Friends of Nature Festival

People sometimes ask why I keep at this crazy juggling act of running two completely unrelated companies, one distributing perfumes and one following the arts (especially when the latter one rewards me with little to no pay). The answer is simple: some things you can’t put a price tag on. The perfect example is how...

A Long Overdue Recap of The Hangout Music Festival ’13

Unfortunately I got caught up in a wave of things both personal and professional after getting back from my latest trip to the Hangout Beach Music Festival and haven’t gotten a chance to share my awesome experience with you guys. Better late than never though, right? Especially when a festival experience is as great as...

A Chat With The Bright Light Social Hour Before Heading To Hangout Music Festival

If you haven’t gotten the chance to catch The Bright Light Social Hour one of the handful of times they’ve played in Miami, you won’t truly know what you’re missing out on. Suffice it to say that when I spotted them on the lineup for The Hangout Beach Music Festival, I was as excited to...

The Tragedy Behind Tragedies

We want the entire world to be both universally accessible and comfortable and it’s just not possible; everyone wants peace on Earth and a world-wide middle class and an extended life expectancy for all. It’s time to be a little realistic for a minute. There’s only a certain amount of resources the world can produce,...

Yo Mission Statement

I get asked all the time, “What is it that Yo Miami does exactly?” and until recently I never really had a satisfactory answer. I was forced to resort to long, vague explanations involving aspects of promotion, management, advertising and a few other fields. What made it all the more frustrating was that I knew...

An Ode to Arboles (Libres), Review of their recent “Father” album release party

What makes a musician or band stand the test of time? What gets people crazy and girls fainting like the Beatles or Elvis? Why am I asking myself these questions? After seeing the guys of Arboles Libres put on the best show I’ve seen from them to date at their “Father” album release party I...

5 Reasons You Should Be At Lights Out Festival

Written by Guest Blogger: Raquel Ofir In less than two weeks, the first-ever Lights Out Festival will launch right here in our very own Wynwood Arts District. Part light show and part musical explosion, the festival will be every electronic music lover’s dream come true. With what is sure to be a high energy, electrifying...