Sweatstock is for lovers.
Lovers of independent music and record stores, yes. But also lovers of drunken groping before the sun has fully gone down. A good chunk of the attendees of Sweatstock 2030 were conceived indoors (and out) this weekend, spurred on by a hurricane season clothing-optional dr ... More >>
Welcome to Miami. The beach is bangin'. Ditto the babes of both sexes. And the music is the effing best, bro.
But while the rest of America might want to limit the MIA's music scene to its coked-out clubbers, horny Calle Ocho party crews, and ass-blasting rappers, Dade County has always been rife ... More >>
Last time we checked, ANR's Brian Robertson and Michael-John Hancock said they were busy recording an album.
So when 10K Islands' Will Suter emailed us about the band's upcoming show at Mamushka's, we asked for an update on Robertson and Hancock's doings."[They've] added [a] live drummer, Luke ... More >>
The people who have sex in a horror movie are always the first to go.If you haven't heard ANR's latest record, Stay Kids, you are perhaps missing the Miami duo's finest hour. It features tighter production, catchier hooks, and a bit of the unfamiliar to create something that sounds Pitchfork-read ... More >>
Cleaveland Jones explores the sound of Tao.Cleaveland Jones just might be the ideal Miamian -- the alpha Floridian, if you will. And if there's any doubt that he's as fitting a face as the MIA could want, consider his new album Tao Jones, a happy marriage showcasing reggae, soul, and samba in per ... More >>
To close out the year, Crossfade is picking out its favorite albums by 305 artists. Read the full list of Miami's Best Albums of 2010 here.John HancockAntenna Death (St. Ives/10K Islands)The end of 2010 again belonged to Awesome New Republic. On the strength of its latest full-length, Stay K ... More >>
Photos by Cathy IzaguirreCan't Stop ... It's a new band.Holidazed 2010
Presented by 10K Islands and Discosoma Records
With ANR, Can't Stop, Sumsun, Plains, and Deaf PoetsChurchill's PubThursday, December 16, 2010Better than: A lame corporate office Holiday party.When we heard 10K Islands and Disc ... More >>
It's easier than ever to record and distribute music, and still, this seems to have frozen many musicians stiff. Sure, there are enough new, one-off tracks to keep you torrenting all day and night, but the time gap between many artists' proper albums seems to be widening. Still, this is deci ... More >>
Look, we've never liked having to say this, but basically the Red Cross fucking sucks. They do a lot of shit, but certainly not as much as people believe, definitely not as much as they portray, and beyond a shadow of a doubt with the heavy burden of "administrative costs" lessening their ability t ... More >>
Album art by Reeve SchumacherFor five years, local duo Michael John Hancock and Brian Robertson of Awesome New Republic have made hipsterized pop that sounds like some dead future from the '80s. They self-describe as "punk, soul, R&B," but that hardly probes the bloggy depths of the ANR enigm ... More >>