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Adorably tragic or tragically adorable? The legacy of Knut the Polar Bear is still being debated by experts everywhere.
Rejected by his mother and raised by zookeepers, Knut captured the heart of anyone who, like som ... More >>
Music videos are the ultimate promotional tool.
Sometimes they tell a story. Sometimes they bring the concert into our homes. And sometimes they just slam us in the face with superfast editing and more erratic, bright lights than is medically advisable.
Everyone knows the best vids come with a sur ... More >>
Before Steve Aoki was voted DJ Most Likely to Waste
Champagne, he already had a pretty sweet reputation as the head of Dim Mak
When he started the label back in 1996, he focused mainly on
signing massive indie rock acts like Battles, Bloc Party and The Von Bondies.
But just like all ... More >>
With the first month of 2012 dead and gone, it's time to take a survey of up-and-coming South Florida music and maybe try to predict what the rest of the year has in store.
This is not a best-of list. Nor is it a complete appraisal of South Florida's expansive nightlife sphere and its million m ... More >>
With Sophie Hunger
Presented by Rhythm Foundation
Thursday, November 11, 2011
Better Than: Being exiled from your native land and wandering the desert in search of rock 'n' roll.
In the past month Grand Central has treated us to eye-cros ... More >>
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Better Than: Falling down a witch house YouTube rabbit hole.
Last night, Nightdrive Miami presented its second major Grand Central production in just two weeks. And much like the recent Battles show, all fact ... More >>
Grand Central, Downtown Miami
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Better Than: Approximately 95% of most live music events. Two tight bands, decently timed sets, booming sound. What else do you need?
Last night, Battles blew our fucking mind. Sorry to indulge the most standa ... More >>
While post-math-rock trio Battles should be recognized for its technical chops, dense songwriting, and pop-sensitive innovation, there's also no denying the group's status as a bona fide supergroup.
While guitarists Dave Konopka and Ian Williams received their respective twinkle-noodle pedigrees fr ... More >>
Photo by Jason Frank Rothenberg"I can't imagine making a more difficult album," says Battles drummer John Stanier when asked to describe the process behind Gloss Drop, the first full-length in four years from the recently downsized (once a quartet, now a trio) post-math-rock ensemble.
While ... More >>
Tyler the Creator plays with roaches.Over the past decade, MTV has attempted to murder the art of the music video by giving reality shows incessant airtime and even removing the phrase Music Television from the network logo.
But bands and solo acts are still constantly churning out quality video ... More >>
Crossfade was doing some casual afternoon lurking when the Events section of the Nightdrive blog slapped us in the face with some pretty cool news.
According to the Miami promoters-slash-bloggers, math-rock mutant-pop ensemble Battles will be making its return to South Florida. The listing offe ... More >>
Critical Recordings studio owner Chris Salmon.Miami punk rock mainstay Christian Salmon (also known as Chris Critic from the Basicks, the Critics, Boy Prostitute, UFC, and the Repromen) runs a tight ship at Critical Recordings.
When you visit the studio, he's guaranteed to be taking out the tra ... More >>
It's been a sensational year for Seattle-based DJ-producer Dave Pezzner, who despite almost two decades of experience under his belt was virtually unknown by the international EDM community until very recently.
For over fifteen years, he banged out quirky glitch-house and breaks as production d ... More >>