Girls star and generational lighting rod Lena Dunham made her big debut in New York City politics yesterday by speaking at a fund-raiser for comptroller candidate Scott Stringer (her real-life BFF works for Stringer's campaign, natch). Apropos of nothing she decided to throw some major shade at Tamp ... More >>
If it ain't broken, don't fix it. Unless you're a millionaire musician with a megasuccessful career. And then fuck it, change your name completely. We're pretty sure that's how the old adage goes, and that's what you'd be led to believe by Crossfade's little list of moniker madness. When an artist ... More >>
Last week, Against Me! singer Tom Gabel announced that she is transgendered and beginning life as a woman. Coincidentally, his band played the Lollapalooza festival in 2010 and that festival's organizer, Perry Farrell, is bringing Jane's Addiction to the Fillmore Miami Beach this Friday. Farrell ... More >>
Wearing a low-cut dress and a matching black head wrap, Against Me! singer Tom Gabel looks remarkably feminine in the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine. Soon, the 31-year-old punk rocker will begin taking hormones and undergo electrolysis procedures that'll help Tom become Laura. After ye ... More >>
We know that the rest of the country has been experiencing a lil thang called a "heat wave." But Crossfade has no sympathy. It's hot in Miami all freaking year. Maybe that's why Off With Their Heads, a pop-punk quartet on perennial pop-punk label Epitaph Records, spends so much time in the Magic Ci ... More >>
via XwomanizerxRecently, Perez Hilton reported that tickets for Britney Spears' Femme Fatale tour are selling for half off. Apparently, the original prices were extremely expensive, in the range of $96 to $346.50, before fees. But her boyfriend Jason Trawick is selling tickets on his site at a ... More >>
If a trek to Tennessee for Bonnaroo just wasn't in the cards this year, we have two ways for you to catch the Music and Arts fest from the comfort of your South Florida digs. First, the three-day arts and music festival is hosting a YouTube page with exclusive live webcasts from June 11 thr ... More >>
To the delight of local skinny-jeaned optometrists, Los Angeles alt-shoegaze rockers Silversun Pickups will bring "Lazy Eye," as well as more recent material off 2009's Swoon to the scenic Sunset Cove Amphitheater in Boca Raton June 16. See the whole tour itinerary here. Ticket sales are forthcom ... More >>
via againstme.netWhen Gainesville anarcho-punks Against Me! released their fourth album, 2007's New Wave, the band's hardcore fundamentalist fans immediately swung into crisis mode, organizing counseling and puke circles for heartbroken indie kids nationwide. Understand though, the mass freakout ... More >>
Some bands on the defunct festival's bill are still coming to town. Here's a guide to the makeup shows.
Pompano Beach Amphitheatre has claimed what would have been Langerado weekend as a sort of early St. Patrick's Day celebration. Crossfade just announced that the Pogues will play the venue on Mar. 7 (amazing!), but on Mar 6. the venue will also see some Irish-influenced punk.That day, Flogging Molly ... More >>
After much Internet gossip and rumor-mongering, the folks behind Langerado announced they would release the first phase of the festival's 2009 lineup yesterday morning. That didn't happen, with a delay as organizers "finalized last-minute details." Still, this morning they've come forward with a few ... More >>
Rock stars share the songs they're thankful for.
You know a band from your city is awesome when one of my favorite people in music, Greg Puciato of the Dillinger Escape Plan, has to ask about them or shout them out every time he's in town. So it goes with Miami's own Poison the Well, the decade-plus-running metal-ish, hardcore-ish, straight-up cru ... More >>
One of my favorite things about the Friday night party about the Vagabond is its mixture of just enough live music -- one band on the patio a week -- with the usual DJ fun. But beyond that, since the party is co-presented by Sweat Records, the live lineup is always excellently curated. The Sweat fol ... More >>
Miami, a city that has inspired numerous crime-driven TV shows, plenty of bad movies and countless rap videos. And why wouldn't it? It's sunny city laced with danger -- and plenty of coke. So it goes without saying, plenty of songs have been written about our fair city. I've narrowed down the choice ... More >>
Ari Justin Rothenberg Gym Class Hereos performing at the Warped Tour's Miami stop at Bicentennial Park. Vans Warped Tour Saturday, July 12, 2008 Bicentennial Park, Miami It was hard to say whether any band or artist stood out most on this year’s Vans Warped Tour. The sounds varied from the whims ... More >>
Against Me! will be in town this weekend for the Vans Warped Tour. I interviewed their lead singer and founder Tom Gabel last year while the band was in Europe and as you can hear, I am an “obnoxious reporter." var so = new SWFObject("http://media.newtimes.com/players/vvmMiniPlayer.swf?audioF ... More >>
It's all in the stars.
"Let us all tip our hats to one man's ability to question another's moral fiber."
What not to ask Tom Gabel of Against Me!
Against Me! New Wave Gainesville's Against Me! shares a hometown with Lynyrd Skynyrd and, discounting the redneck caricature Skynyrd became after frontman/spiritual leader Ronnie Van Zant's 1977 death, a lot more: a keen eye for the flaws of leaders and those being led alike, and songs with sentim ... More >>