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Black Lips

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    October 21, 2014

    Meet Miami's Plastic Pinks: A Video Interview

    There's always talk of III Points' dance music acts, but the annual Wynwood festival does a lot to pay tribute to Miami's rock scene as well. It's important to give our local bands time to shine, and we were stoked to catch up with groovy garage rockers Plastic Pinks, whom you may have seen tear th ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 12, 2013
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    December 9, 2013

    Seven Weird Sights at Art Basel 2013

    It came, it sprawled, it ate Miami for five days. And this is what it burped up. Here are the weirdest things we encountered during Art Basel, America's biggest contemporary art show. Surely, this was only an itty-bitty fraction of the crazy.

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2013

    Black Lips' Basel 2013 Pool Party: Naked Women, Vomit, and Fog Machines

    Black Lips Shore Club, Miami Beach Thursday, December 5, 2013 It's fair to say that Art Basel Miami Beach has come under critical siege at times for its supposed devolution from world-class art festival to glorified party. However, while plenty of people critiquing Basel are, in fact, too cool for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    Basel 2013: Thursday Party Guide

    Welcome to the weekend, friends. Oh yeah, it's Thursday. (Don't worry. You did not fall into an art- and booze-induced coma. Yet.) We here at Crossfade simply prefer to get the party started approximately 24 hours earlier than usual during Art Basel Miami Beach. Why? Partly because we're still dru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Ten Signs Your Band Won't Make It at SXSW

    Being a successful musician really has to be a slice of heaven. And of course the chicks are great. It's why from the beginning of time, men (and women) have taken up instruments in the chance they will be played in front of many, many others, some of whom could possibly want to have sex with them. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    S.S. Coachella: Top Ten Fashion Moments!

    Most people we met on the S.S. Coachella had never been on a cruise. Like us, they were probably not so sure what to pack or how to dress for three days of awkwardly saying "Hi!" to their favorite bands on a floating building at sea. But like the festival, the fans also brought their crazy desert ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Best and Worst of the S.S. Coachella

    The S.S. Coachella returned safely Wednesday morning after a relatively wobbly night's sail across the Caribbean Sea. The voyage was a success. The boat didn't sink, and constant forced Purell-ing kept us all from contracting tropical illnesses or just the flu from our diseased shipmates. Three day ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    S.S. Coachella, Day Two: Stalking Pulp's Jarvis Cocker, Plus Gaslamp Killer, El-P, Black Lips

    No one's really interested in reading about the actual performances taking place on this musical ship of contradictions, the S.S. Coachella, amirite? Instead, you want a spoonful of gossipy anecdotal sugar, straight from the decks of this funny ship. As you might have seen, Pulp was the largest na ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Coachella Music Cruise to Set Sail Out of Miami Fort Lauderdale! See the Full 22-Act Lineup!

    If a South Florida music fan wants three days of festival-quality indie rock, hip-hop, and other eclectic tuneage, does he or she have any other option besides buying a ticket aboard a cruise ship headed for international waters? Well, no ... With the abject failure of the 2011 Langerado reboot and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    UR1 Music Festival Promises Diverse Music Lineup, Art During Basel 2012 Weekend

    If you're saw the ads and announcements popping up for the UR1 Music Festival, you know that there is something brewing for the week of Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 in December. We have to admit our first thought was, Wait, another EDM event in Miami? How many do we need? Our initial conclusion was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Ten Best Live Music Venues in Miami

    Legend has it that Ponce de León discovered Florida while searching for "the Fountain of Youth." Historians know, however, this is just a poor translation of "good tunes and a $6 PBR & Jameson combo." In any case, ever since April 2, 1513, Miami has been a hothouse for new musical strains and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    The Worst of Coachella 2012

    See LA Weekly's complete Coachella coverage -- the top moments from Friday, April 20, four highlights from Saturday, April 21, including Black Lips' Biggie Smalls "hologram, and the five best things from Sunday, April 22. It couldn't all be great performances, decent recreational drugs, and pleasan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Top Ten Dance Moves at Coachella 2012 in Animated GIF!

    See "Crossfade's Top Ten Dance Moves at Ultra Music Festival in Animated GIF!" -- plus LA Weekly's West Coast Sound for tons more Coachella 2012 coverage. At Coachella, folks come from all over the world to lose themselves in the music. They'll employ almost anything in this quest. But mostly drugs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Coachella 2012: Snoop, Dre, Santigold, and Other Top Moments From Sunday, April 22

    See LA Weekly's complete Coachella coverage -- plus the top moments from Friday, April 20 and four highlights from Saturday, April 21, including Black Lips' Biggie Smalls "hologram." By the third day of Coachella's second weekend -- the sixth and final day of this year's festival -- folks had more ... More >>

  • Music

    March 22, 2012
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    December 2, 2011

    Art Basel Music: James Murphy and Black Lips Invade Grand Central, Toyota Sales Skyrocket

    Photo by Ian Witlen​See the full 38-photo slideshow from Toyota Antics with Special Disco Version and Black Lips at Grand Central. James Murphy and Black Lips Grand Central Thursday, December 1, 2011 Better Than: 28 MPGs in the city, 35 on the highway. New York City hipsters, Pitchfork-approved ... More >>

  • Music

    December 1, 2011
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    December 1, 2011

    Grand Central's Adds Art Basel Miami Beach Parties: OHWOW, Psychic Mirrors, and Three Getdowns in The Garret

    ​It's been approximately four and a half weeks since downtown hangout Grand Central announced that DFA Records exec and former LCD frontman James Murphy would be kicking off the club's Basel week with Special Disco Version. And tonight, the disco ball finally drops on Mr. Murphy's arty party co- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Art Basel Miami Beach 2011 Music Guide: All the Acts Announced So Far

    ​Right now, Miami is being swarmed by art fairs, galleries, and artists from across the globe. Of course, we're talking about Art Basel Miami Beach. A side benefit to all this arty international activity is the influx of awesome music to entertain all the jetsetters. And naturally, Crossfade is k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Art Basel Miami Beach: Ten Places to Spot a Celeb Listening to Music

    ​Art Basel Miami Beach is a horrible, crippling beast. It stands, hovering over the first week of December, forcing free drinks down your throat, making you listen to terrible music and look at bad art. Sometimes, though, every once in a while, it takes a step back and shows you the light, somet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Bruise Cruise Announces Two-Day Kickoff Party at The Stage

    ​In 73 days, the Caribbean's largest gathering of jorts, horn-rimmed glasses, mustaches, and tank tops will convene aboard the Carnival Imagination for a three-night "tropical rock 'n' roll vacation" known as the Bruise Cruise. With shipboard entertainment provided by some of the biggest names i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Art Basel Bingo 2011: Play Along!

    ​Back in March, we debuted Ultra Bingo. The exploration of a subculture through a game of chance was more enjoyable that we thought it would be, so why not apply it to another major Miami event? So here you have it, Basel Bingo!Like its Ultra cousin, Basel Bingo is packed with (stereotypical) stu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    New York City Cops Are $#*%ing Corrupt! The Proof: Black Lips' New "Raw Meat" Video

    Officer Cole licking that nightstick.​Score free tix to the Black Lips' Art Basel gig at Grand Central. Over the last month, the New York Police Department's been rife with scandal. In late October, a gang of current and former NYPD patrolmen were busted for a million-dollar conspiracy to tran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy and Black Lips Announce Art Basel Show December 1

    ​If we here at Crossfade ever manage to get a glimpse at James Murphy's personal day planner, there's a pretty solid chance that the first week of December is perennially empty, except for a short, four-word phrase, presumably written in fat, blood-red block letters: Art Basel Miami Beach. Last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Juggalos, Rebecca Black, and Three Other Crappy Music Cruises We Hope Never Set Sail

    ​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 >>

  • Music

    February 24, 2011
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    August 6, 2009
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    January 26, 2009

    Black Lips Ticket Presale Change

    If you are thinking of attending the Black Lips show at Churchill's on Friday, March 27, you should probably buy presale tickets -- the show is most likely going to sell out. The source for online tickets, however, has changed. Promoters New Art School were previously selling them through Ticketweb; ... More >>

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