You know something's up when legendary South Florida-slash-Gainesville metal group Floor is playing a local show and it's not even the band we're most excited about.
We love Floor, its signature metallic hum, and bright pop flourishes. But this weekend, that beloved heavy-tuneage outfit will share ... More >>
Holly Hunt's Year One Album Release
With Torche, Post Teens, and The Tunnel
Churchill's Pub, Miami
Friday, December 14, 2012
Better Than: Any episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation that didn't have to do with a spaceship battle or a malfunctioning holodeck.
Over the weekend, Miami was given a s ... More >>
See also "Fashion Freakouts at Lollapalooza 2012" and "Lollapalooza 2012, Day One: M83, Black Sabbath, Die Antwoord, Afghan Wigs, TEED."
The 2012 installment of Lollapalooza has thus far brought the requisite extremes, in terms of performances and potent weather.
A two-hour delay cut through the ... More >>
The members of New Orleans sludge metal band Eyehategod don't worship Satan.
They don't kill virgins, hang them upside down over a tub, and wash themselves in blood. They don't dance inside circles of fire during full moons at midnight. They don't castrate babies, put hamsters in blenders, or m ... More >>
Not only is the world mourning the death of Soul Train's Don Cornelius. But Crossfade is sad to report the passing of another iconic figure in music -- Mike Kelley, prolific visual artist and founding member of avant-punk agitators Destroy All Monsters.
Wrought from the same Nixon-era malaise th ... More >>
Gene Simmons is a smarmy motherfucker.Maybe we were born too late. Or in the wrong part of the country. But quintessential '80s hair-metal extravaganza rockers KISS have always come off as kinda goofy.
Alice Cooper, The Stooges, Black Sabbath ... Now there's some blues-derived din that knew how ... More >>
'Twas one Friday night in January last year when the
owner of Miami's longest-running holiday festival failed miserably in his
attempt to mack on a woman at a limo company.Brian Shechtman, who along with his brother has operated Santa's
Enchanted Forest since 1984, had dialed Aventura Limousine t ... More >>
Blink 182's Travis Barker defies death. Rock 'n' roll makes ordinary men and women immortal. Almost.
They're regular people who were born unfamous and will someday die, just like us. But because they're awesome at playing the guitar or howling into a mike (you know, rocking), they become the ce ... More >>
Big Business's Jared Warren with tiny dogs.If you were to mix the arena-style hard rock riffage of AC/DC with the drumming of Rush's Neil Peart, throw in some Man Is the Bastard-style crusty sludge, a teaspoon of Black Sabbath, and garnish it with a cup of minced Thin Lizzy, the music would sound ... More >>
Photo by Paul SobotaHard-core party scientist Girl Talk.Have you ever slipped into a pair of wet jeans, popped a pill, shared drinks with a stranger, rubbed private parts with 4000 people, and danced so hard you blacked out before waking up for another night of the exact same thing?
Well, get re ... More >>
Snakehole has a suggestive name and provocative lyrics.
Though the band is only four months old, it's already making heavy waves in and out of the local music scene. Last weekend alone, Snakehole played both Will's Pub in Orlando and the Miami International Art Fair at the Miami Beach Conventio ... More >>
Photo by Betty MonteavaroFloor, sitting on the groundFloorChurchill's Pub, MiamiSaturday, March 27, 2010 As I live and breathe here in South Florida, I know a freaking thing or two: Floor is slow-thudding metal royalty. The kind that blue-blooded region rockers will sell their future babies ... More >>
The Rolling StonesGet Yer Ya-Ya's Out! 40th Anniversary Edition (ABKCO)In rock and roll, 1969 was perhaps the most historic year of the 20th Century. Of course both The Isle of Wight and Woodstock went down that year. Black Sabbath and The Doobie Brothers were formed. And, yes, the Beatles broke ... More >>
The season for spooking is here, and to help awaken your inner ghoul who's been lying dormant, here is a list of ten songs to celebrate the holiday. Some are obvious, some have loose, vague, or quirky affiliations with Halloween themes (you'll be hard-pressed to find some of these on other Ha ... More >>
This week I decided to try something new -- an interview. I asked my friend Tommy Newman of Murderous Rampage ten questions about his band. Here we go. Please let me know what you guys think. Brooklyn: What bands have you been in around South Florida, and what did they sound like?Tommy Newma ... More >>
Judas Priest is so influential, so part of the original heavy music, that the band was already rocking when the term "heavy metal" was invented. Formed by guitarist K.K. Downing and bassist Ian Hill, the band originally came together in 1969 over a shared love of bands like Cream. Their hometown ... More >>
Photo by Sayre BermanTo view a full slideshow of pictures from the show, click here.
Green DayTuesday, August 4American Airlines Arena
Better Than: A show by any other pop-punk outfit playing today.
Green Day rules, despite the fact they're all grown up. Sure, in their early da ... More >>
Average White BandWar and the Average White BandHard Rock Live, HollywoodTuesday, June 30, 2009 Better Than: Hearing both of these groups play in another 10 years. The Review: With a bill of two of the funkiest multi-cultural groups from the late 1960s still alive and kicking, the Hard Rock pr ... More >>