After wildin' out to the brutal, punk-y, funky, bass-y, fuzzy strains of only ten Best Miami Bands of All Time (i.e. Scraping Teeth, Frank Williams & The Rocketeers, Iko Iko, ANR, Miami Bass Warriors and Nuclear Valdez, The Goods, Locos Por Juana, Cynic, Avenue D), our ears are already freakin' ... More >>
Yesterday, we here at Crossfade went bangin' on the beach with Miami Bass Warriors and even enjoyed some bathroom fellatio with Rat Bastard's Scraping Teeth.
But that was just the beginning of our weird and wild ten-day trip through the MIA's long and varied musical history.
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Midnight on Saturday, I found myself walking down Main Street U.S.A. after a long day at the Magic Kingdom. I was there to celebrate my sister's birthday and had met up along with former New Times music editor Arielle Castillo, Ocean Drive's Crissy Borges, and their respective significant others. ... More >>
"Captain, is there someone on our ass?"What's a crack reporter over at the Miami Herald to do when the news wire stops spitting out 700 words worth of cheap and easy automatic copy every couple of minutes? Read and regurgitate a tabloid rag called New Times, obviously.
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Miami New Times cleaned up in the nondaily division of the 60th Annual Green Eyeshade Awards, which determine the best work in 11 Southeastern States. Former staff writer Natalie O'Neill took a first place in investigative reporting for "Piece of Mind," a probe of suicides and other problems at t ... More >>
If Crossfade is looking a little lighter this morning it's because it had some surgery last night. We are pleased to announce South Florida now has two music blogs for the best source of everything music and nightlife related happening around our area. Our sister paper, New Times Broward-Palm Bea ... More >>
Click to view.Before you head over to Bicentennial Park today for Day 1 of Ultra Music Festival, you may want to check out the set times for the entire festival, which is available online.We'll be there covering the entire festival starting today, so be on the look out for our reports. Also, make ... More >>
Benny BenassiWith the long (and still growing) list of Winter Music Conference events happening next week, we are sure you are feeling a bit overwhelmed. It's tough to decide where to spend your hard-earn money. Fret not! Here at Crossfade we've simplified things for you, as music editor Arielle ... More >>
After much blood, sweat, and tears it's finally done and hot off the presses. In newsstands today all over Miami you will find our Winter Music Conference Guide 2010 put together by Miami New Times music editor Arielle Castillo and featuring work by regular Crossfade contributors Esther Park, Sea ... More >>
Miami New Times is looking for freelance writers and photographers familiar with the local Latin music scene to contribute to both the print edition and our music blog, Crossfade. Candidates must be local to Miami-Dade county, and should ideally have some professional journalism experience. Pleas ... More >>
It's January, which means it's time for another edition of the Village Voice's annual Pazz and Jop poll of music critics. Yes, it's probably the latest, high-profile wrap-up of the best music of 2009, but it's also the biggest in sheer number of voices -- some 697 voters submitted ballots this ye ... More >>
Click to read parts one and two of this list.Radioboxer Radio Drama myspace.com/radioboxerbandRadioboxer, which formed right here in the Magic City from the remnants of a previous incarnation called Falaz, has earned a strong fanbase around town thanks to their honesty and sincerity. An ... More >>
Photo by Arielle CastilloJacuzzi Boys played after the drink-sodden film screening.Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry ScreeningMiami Art Space, Wynwood, MiamiTuesday, October 27, 2009Better Than: Shopping for remaindered Ed Hardy clothes in that sad sample sale/clearance trailer on US1 down south.The Review ... More >>
photo by Arielle CastilloAlice CooperPompano Beach Amphitheater, Pompano BeachSaturday, October 3, 2009Better Than: Watching some new jacks noodle boringly in the name of authenticity.The Review:This past Saturday marked a strange, rare occasion in which fans of shlock-gore-obsessed hard rock were f ... More >>
Two weeks ago, Crossfade video master Jacob Katel and I dropped in on the last day of the second annual P.A.T.H. hip-hop summer camp run by Brimstone127 and Amit Regev. The week-long workshop was held down the street from the Miami New Times offices, at the Miami Light Project. was like a consciou ... More >>
WMC 2009 Public Enemy from Miami New Times on Vimeo.Yesterday's officially sanctioned WMC 2009 Public Enemy event, South Beach Sessions: The Terrordome Revisited, put DJ Lord, Chuck D and Professor Griff in a close-quarters Q&A session moderated by New Times music editor Arielle Castillo. The t ... More >>
Jose D. DuranIf there is nobody at a pool party can you still call it a pool party? Just returned from the Gansevoort South. Music editor Arielle Castillo and I were at the A Party Worth Blogging About event by EatSkeet.com and HipsterRunoff.com. So in honor of HRO I'm going to ask a few philosophic ... More >>
Tonight at 6 p.m.as a WMC-connected teaser for the annual Red Bull Music Academy, Chuck D, Professor Griff, and DJ Lord will be speaking at the Wolfsonian (1001 Washington Avenue) and giving their insider's view on Public Enemy's musical journey. The moderator for the event is New Times' own music ... More >>
It's almost here! Winter Music Conference is always our favorite time of year thanks to the non-stop musical assault on the Magic City. But in preparation for our Winter Music Guide 2009, which hits New Times boxes across the city tomorrow, music editor Arielle Castillo and I decided to make the cho ... 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 >>