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