What's it like watching professional basketball players step completely out of their comfort zone? No one would know better than legendary basketball guru and Miami Heat president Pat Riley. "Tomorrow is probably going to be the funnest day of the year at practice," the 68-year-old Riley said at th ... More >>
It's Monday and the last place you wanna be is where you're at right now: stuck inside your cubicle surrounded by stacks of paper, where the only source of light is the dim glare of your computer screen. We get it... Mondays are miserable. But hey, come 5 p.m., you'll be one step closer to Friday a ... More >>
Way before Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync, One Direction, and The Wanted, there was New Kids on the Block. And OMG, did these Hangin' Tough boys start somethin'. For almost a decade, Donnie, Danny, Jordan, Jonathan, and Joey had the world's teenage female population obsessed with their smooth "Step By S ... More >>
Rarely do you get to witness someone at the very beginning of their meteoric rise. Last time we probably got to see this was when Crystal Castles played small shows at Churchill's Pub and Pawn Shop before hitting it big. Or when Justice was just a couple of French dudes who came to Miami to spin dur ... More >>
Innasense was founded in 1990 by A Man Named Scratch, last seen in Belize after saying, "Screw the tour! Let's stay here forever." (He did, however, help the band win its coveted 1991 Best Reggae Band award from Miami New Times.) Today, the group still soldiers on with core members Jimi Dred and V ... More >>
Back in the 90s, boy bands were a dime a dozen. We would flip on MTV to see who made the cut on Total Request Live, only to find that 90 percent of the videos featured three to five pouty-lipped Ken Dolls with frosted tips. Now that enough time has past and shrieking tweens have downsized the objec ... More >>
The first sign of the dubpocalypse just dropped. And it's covered in little girl slobber. Justin Bieber's latest single "As Long As You Love Me" has been unleashed and already taking over the world. The surprise: This one comes with wub-wubs. Listen to the Biebster do his best Skrillex impression. ... More >>
We never thought the members of Foster the People would dance like a boy band. But today, they proved us wrong. The band released a new music video for its most recent single, "Houdini." And crappy dancing aside, the clip stays true to the band's image. Like the vid for "Call It What You Want," it' ... More >>
The Fillmore Miami Beach is the Magic City's go-to room for artists with mid-size audiences. So while The Script may not have the same voracious following in South Florida as it does in Europe and South America, the "celtic soul" pop-rock group may feel more at home at the American Airlines Arena. ... More >>
Why are music cruises all the rage? Is it some kind of reactionary Great Recession diversion for those few who can actually afford it? Back in February, Miami's young-adults-in-leather-jackets got a taste of the open seas with the garage rock-themed Bruise Cruise. Atlanta scuzzballs Black Lips w ... More >>
Jaded Hipster bible Vice has no love for the Sunshine state. Blogger Sam McPheeters unleashed on our peninsula in a recent blog post, casting the state as "a violent, dong-shaped netherworld of grifters, drug smugglers, gun runners, swamp nazis, hobo killers, killer hobos, elder abusers, kidnappers, ... More >>
Interpol was there, circa 2001, when the hype machine died.There was a certain millennial flash-point when New Wave-y New York City goth-pop quartet Interpol seemed as though it might play a major part in the cleanup of a half-decade's crappy music. This was near the outset of the 21st Century w ... More >>
Yesterday, we alerted you to David Guetta's newest track "Gettin' Over You," featuring Fergie, Chris Willis, and LMFAO. It sounds like every other track Guetta has produced in the last three years -- but taken to a much scarier, getting-raped-in-a-dark-alley kind of level. We dubbed it the "dance mu ... More >>
When Miami/Ft Lauderdale label Florida Boy Intertainment's publicist called us Here at Crossfade we support music from Florida as a whole, so when Da Pretty Boyz' people contacted us, we said sure, set up an interview. Da Pretty Boyz represent Duval County, Jacksonville, Florida and are ... More >>
Grrrly Talk is a new feminist column serving up pop culture commentary and local music news on, for, and by those of the XX-chromosomed variety. News broke yesterday that Lady Gaga will be spending New Year's Eve in Miami after canceling her tour with megalomaniac Kanye West earlier th ... More >>
photo by Michele SandbergTo view a full slideshow of photos from the concert, click here. The Jonas BrothersBankAtlantic Center, SunriseAugust 19, 2009Better Than: The Backstreet Boys, N Sync, and NKOTB put together.The Review:I felt a little ashamed as I slinked up to the BankAtlantic Center for ... More >>
New logos, bad awards shows, and pricey nightclubs
What's A Man To Do (Columbia)
From the Monkees to 'N Sync, boy bands have reigned -- you could be next!
TOK is no barbershop quartet
Is the return of Leif Garrett a sure sign of the Apocalypse?
How well have you learned the universal language?
Teen pop isn't over until the Brazilian kids sing
Fight the Feeling (MCA/Universal)
The Strokes have created a monster
Big Eighties Whiplash
Suzy Stone is a driven dance teacher who has turned her troupe, the Hip Hop Kidz, into a big-league draw. Is it any wonder she's also a bit of a tyrant?
As Mad celebrates its 400th issue, its editors wonder how to stay funny in a world gone mad
Nick Drake's sad legacy lives on through Damien Jurado
Amy Heckerling's newest teen movie proves that lightning doesn't strike three times
June 24 - 30, 1999