"Floor is back." Those were the words of the Miami sludge legends' chief songwriter, vocalist, and guitar guy Steve Brooks when he spoke with Crossfade about the reunion of his cult '90s and early 2000s crew. Formed in 1992, broken up by '96, back together in '97, near dormant till 2001, and then ... More >>
State bans on the recognition of gay marriage are falling like dominoes across the states, and a new lawsuit brought on by gay couples could lead to Florida following suit. However, a group of social conservative groups announced their intention to fight to uphold Florida's gay marriage ban today. ... More >>
Michael Schwartz, the man behind Michael's Genuine Home Brew, Michael's Genuine Food and Drink and Harry's Pizzeria, may have another project on the horizon, Michael's Genuine Pub. No announcement from Schwartz was made regarding a pub, however a trademark for a Michael's Genuine Pub was filed by ... More >>
After being on the test market for more than a year, Michael's Genuine Home Brew will finally make its official debut across Florida and several other states starting in October. The new format will be a 4-pack 12-ounce bottles retailing for $9.99, rather than the 22-ounce bottles that have been s ... More >>
For a celebrity, being in the news is a fact of life. But Paula Deen's fall from grace is the kind of media coverage that's not exactly PR driven. Since June, the Southern "lady" has been dropped by Food Network (although her page is still featured on their site, along with over 2,000 recipes); Tar ... More >>
"50 concerts, 50 states, one day" ... Just a couple of weeks ago, we here at Crossfade announced that Bud Light Music First tour would be coming to Miami. Other cities had already gotten their headliners, including Kendrick Lamar and The Hold Steady, for "Bud Light Music First's grand finale, 50/ ... More >>
On April 19, 2002, Alice in Chains lead singer Layne Staley's body was found in a Seattle apartment by his mom, dad, and city cops. According to the autopsy, he had OD-ed on a combination of heroin and cocaine approximately two weeks earlier. Most grunge fans and rock observers assumed that Alice i ... More >>
See also "R. Kelly Cancels Love Letter Cruise." Desperate to slow jam at sea with R. Kelly? Sadly, your wettest dreams won't be coming true. Because Kells' ocean-bound R&B adventure, The Love Letter Cruise, was recently canceled. But if you're down to dry hump on dry land, go meet Mr. Feelin' ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. Today, Luke explains how minorities rise up the ranks of the GOP.During her speech at the National Republican Convention last week, former Secret ... More >>
See also "Stalley on His New EP, Mixtape and Album Plans" and "Stalley on Sharing Beard Picks with Rick Ross, Beating 2 Chainz in One-on-One" Stalley Grand Central, Miami Friday, June 22, 2012 Stalley's concert poster bragged of "Special Invited Guests" Rick Ross, Meek Mill and Wale, although we ... More >>
OK, Justin Bieber may be an uneducated twerp-derp who barely graduated high school. But damn, he's traveling all over the world and making more money every day than we'll ever see in our entire freaking lifetime. And just to run this fact in our face, the Biebster brat just announced his Believe t ... More >>
This shouldn't be much of a surprise since our climate makes us a mosquito heaven, but Miami has been named America's fifth buggiest city. That's according to a survey compiled by OFF! insect repellent, who of course have a bit of a stake in deciding such things.
Can you handle The Whole Love? 'Cause Wilco's ready to give it to you. Earlier today via wilcoworld.net, the Chicago alt-country crew announced its intention to lay the "Art of Almost" and "Standing O" on six cities across the Southeast U.S., including stops in states like Arkansas, Alabama, Mi ... More >>
Admittedly, we were nervous about Jacuzzi Boys' upcoming European tour. But we quickly changed our tone when Hardly Art assured us it'd be a land-based trek. Phew, what a relief. European tours can be a real bummer. Shitty guides recklessly leading you into dangerously shallow waters, shoddy sa ... More >>
Looks like the Bawse should've stayed under doctor's supervision. At approximately 12:55 p.m. this afternoon, a Delta flight carrying Rick Ross was grounded in Fort Lauderdale when the rapper suffering a seizure. He was immediately treated by EMT and taken to the hospital. Less than four hours ... More >>
via facebook.com/turbofruitsJonas Stein is a very busy guy. Not only does his band Turbo Fruits tour regularly, but he's also co-organizing the Bruise Cruise, leaving from the Port of Miami this Friday. The Nashvillian was first introduced to an international audience as the fresh-from-high-scho ... More >>
Steve SatterwhiteBernard Wright (center, standing) flanks coach Shakey Rodriguez during their FIU days.This news story will appear in Wednesday's issue of New Times. It includes reporting that was published last week on our news blog, and which was referenced without attribution in this weeke ... More >>
Photo by Jacob KatelHoward SimonAmerican Civil Liberties executive director Howard Simon took part in the last century's most significant freedom march with Dr. Martin Luther King. Then he was part of lawsuits that indicated our own government might have played a role in one of the civil rights m ... More >>
Photo by Alexandra KachaOnly this morning, Crossfade hyped the upcoming Crocodiles concert at downtown cool kid club Grand Central with a hyperactive blurb about the San Diego band's recent single "Kill Joe Arpaio" and the Arizona sheriff's angry, Twitter-driven counterattack. This evening, thou ... More >>
Miami Police hurry to investigate the murder of a gay meth dealer. Blame reality TV.
NKOTB - so close, yet so farOh, this brings back memories of 1990, when New Kids tickets were impossible to get and the meanest girls in elementary school bragged when they could snag 'em. Tickets for NKOTB's 2009 comeback tour were easier to buy, and lawn tickets for their Cruzan Amphitheatre date ... More >>
These radio dudes live and play hard.
Simon Graves wants to dunk crooked pols.
"Somebody stomping on a fish — it doesn't make sense how she would perceive that as abusive"
Response to "Tales of Teele," published July 28, 2005
What do you do when some morons criticize you in a news report? If you're the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, the top federal cop, the answer is easy: You blackball the news reporter
Rev. Tommie Watkins knocked on the church door but no one answered
For one local gay Coast Guardsman, military justice was not an oxymoron
You say you haven't got a cellular phone? Heck, you own hundreds of 'em! And right now some local bureaucrat is using one to make a hairdressing appointment.
Sure, Miami has an empty stadium. And sure, Bruce Frey has pigskin on the brain. But that's no excuse for the Canadian football league.
Everyone expected Charles Howze's Z Mart to be a model for minority-run businesses in Dade. In a sad way it was: It went bankrupt.
Four angry young drunks drive to the top of the local rock heap