To say the web ties worlds together seamlessly with invisible streams of data would be a gross understatement. So New Times is celebrating Miami's greatest with our first annual South Florida Web Awards. We've scoured online media from news, to arts and culture, to food and music, and Twitter and I ... More >>
He was born in Toronto. He hung around the NYC music scene for a few years. And then he settled in the MIA circa 2008. But now superskilled and masterful singer, songwriter, and solo recording artist Tristan Clopet is heading "back to New York." "So why am I moving?" he asks in a blog post titled ... More >>
On Friday morning, Forward Motion Records CEO and Dreaming in Stereo frontman Fernando Perdomo got all hyped up about the supposedly undue attention that weirdo tuneage has been given lately by local music journos. So he published a somewhat misguided, misspelled, and erratically punctuated Fac ... More >>
The Boss Rick Ross and North Philly rookie Meek Mill.Last week, Crossfade contributor Arielle Castillo reported on Rick Ross's Self-Made: Maybach Music Vol. 1 and "Tupac Back," the record's lead single featuring North Philly rookie Meek Mill. The song is OK. (Well, maybe good. But definitely no ... 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. If, like us, you buy the H ... More >>
Skinny Dip organizer Shawn Snyder.The Miami music scene is diverse, tight-knit, and incredibly compassionate. Last year, bands from around South Florida answered Shawn Snyder's call to action and helped raise over $5,000 at the fist ever Skinny Dip, a concert benefiting Melanoma research and awar ... More >>
photo by Michael MullerMumiy TrollDon't like ink smudges? Didn't feel like battling an insulation-needing bum for a print edition of our humble newspaper? Birdcage in desperate need of liner? No worries, Crossfade's got you covered. Our print music coverage, home of weekly features more in-depth ... More >>
Photo by Lex HernandezClick here to view photos from Kid Sister at Grand Central.Kid Sister and MalucaGrand Central, MiamiSaturday, June 26, 2010Local DJ/producer Induce cause quit a stir last week when he was quoted saying, "Uhmmmmm. We have a music scene?" when referring to Miami's local music ... More >>
Morris Day will not take no for an answerThese four shows in the Broward-Palm Beach area slated for Friday evening appeal to four drastically different demographics, and none would be characterized as casual.Erica K. Landau on drum and bass legend Roni Size:"Mirroring the dark, smoky, sweaty unde ... More >>
Kudos to South Florida chillwave act MillionYoung, AKA Mike Diaz, for snagging a very respectable 7.6 rating for the Be So True EP from the golden pens of Pitchfork. The review, penned by Zach Kelly, is all positive, so we are left wondering what caused the 2.4 deduction. Maybe the copy editors d ... More >>
Over the next two days, we'll post Crossfade contributors' favorite local albums of 2009. They're listed in completely random order, so stay tuned as the full list rolls out. Panic BomberGetting On My Mind (self-released)panicbomber.comPanic Bomber is the brainchild of Miami's one-man-dance- ... More >>
Astari NiteFriday, June 5, 2009Flamingo Fridays at PS14, MiamiBetter Than: A pop goth cocktailAs my esteemed colleague (and de facto boss) Arielle Castillo so keenly wrote in these pages last September, Astari Nite singer Mychael Ghost is unquestionably "a proper frontman." Which is to say (as she s ... More >>
"I've seen racing greyhounds covered in mud, fleas, their own feces, and sores and gashes that would horrify even a vet."
Image via City LimitsCity Limits goes dark April 10.The last show at City Limits in Delray Beach will take place on April 10, featuring the Led Zeppelin tribute band Zoso. The club announced officially yesterday that it was closing. At least Palm Beach County still has Respectable St. Cafe, in West ... More >>
Heartsrevolution perform at The Vagabond Sunday.When Scion's Kitsuné CD release party comes into The Vagabond Sunday, Brooklyn duo-turned-trio Heartsrevolution will be doing a rare live performance in Miami. Crossfade spoke with the band's newest member Prince Terrence about the band's full-length ... More >>
Miami New Times staff writer Francisco Alvarado has been named journalist of the year in the Florida Awards of Excellence contest, edging out writers from every daily, weekly, and other newspaper across the state. His coverage of schools, immigration, and -- um -- marijuana cultivation knocked the ... More >>
"Why don't you ask Mayor Diaz if his restaurant's menu includes bottled water? Hypocritical, don't you think?"
"You're overworked and underpaid and have a gay readership that will cheer on your validation of its straight-boy fantasies."
"Did you wait for the alcohol to wear off after your trip from the bar before writing that profound piece of journalism?"
They came, they drank, they spelled.
Would you worship the picture of a political figure who had killed, let's say, your mom or dad because of difference of political opinion?
It's all in the stars.
The Rock the Bells tour brings a dream cast of hip-hop heroes, just for one day