No matter what you tell yourself, there is absolutely no way to catch every act that you want to see at Ultra Music Festival. Never mind the overlapping set times, just trying to traverse Bayfront Park is a daunting task once it's crammed with 100,000 ravers. Our advice: Find a stage (or two) with ... More >>
If heavy metal makes you bang your head, then extreme metal will make you take a cheese grater to your face until shredded skin piles at your feet and blood drips from your chin. A band named Carcass helped invent the style in 1985, and 17 years after the release of the group's 1996 breakup album S ... More >>
[Editor's Note: In his column Serrano Time, award-winning scribe and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times.] Last week, I wrote about why One Direction's "This Is My Story" sucks. Usually, whenever one of these pieces goes up (and they go up often), I get a handful of tweets or ema ... More >>
Lamarckism, the idea that a person can pass on traits acquired in life to their offspring, has been around since the early 1900s. In 2012, however, it's triggered a revival in the worst way. Some asshole thinks it might be a good idea to form the Beatles - Next Generation, starring the Lennon, McCa ... More >>
Flying Lotus isn't like most acts you'll encounter at Ultra Music Festival. The Los Angeles native, born Steven Ellison and known as "FlyLo" to his fans, doesn't make dance music -- at least not in the traditional sense. The acclaimed knob fiddler (Pitchfork named his Cosmogramma the 14th best ... More >>
John Timoney, the former Miami Police Chief most notable for his violent handling of the FTAA Protests in 2003, is now packing his bags and heading to the Middle East. Bahrain's Interior Ministry has hired Timoney to handle training of police.The kingdom has decided it needs to reform its police ... More >>
News of Hugo Chavez's mysterious cancer diagnosis has Miami's el Exilio buzzing over the possibility that the Venezuelan president, and one of Fidel Castro's biggest allies, will not be in office for much longer. In an interview today with the BCC however, Chavez admitted that he may need fur ... More >>
In the documentary, this inmate admits to extorting and stabbing fellow cellmates.Extortion. Beatings. Stabbings.When Louis Theroux: Miami Mega Jail first aired on May 22, the BBC documentary made it look like inmates -- not guards -- were really in charge of the Miami-Dade Pre-Trial Detention Ce ... More >>
Cuba was once among the world's great coffee exporters. Nowadays it's running so short on beans and importing so much joe to feed the nation's cafecito habit that Raul Castro has ordered state roasters to mix coffee beans with chickpeas to save cash.Mmmm, the bitter, chickpea-infused taste of com ... More >>
Pete Tong's Pool Party With Sam Zarif, Sleepy & Boo, Nervo, Joris Voorn, Sharam, Kaskade, James Zabiela, Pete Tong, Luciano, Richie Hawtin, and Riva Starr Surfcomber Hotel Friday, March 25 Better Than: Being at Ultra. After navigating one smoky cloud of weed after another at SXSW, it was surpr ... More >>
Few individuals have had as lasting an impact on electronic dance music as legendary British DJ Pete Tong. An early proponent of house, he has been one of the most highly regarded tastemakers in the world for a quarter-century now. This March, Tong comes to town for his annual Surfcomber po ... More >>
via myspace.com/jakwobJakwob, AKA James Jacob.Like a lot of other post-millenial musicians, 21-year-old dubstepper Jakwob (AKA James Jacob) is an internet-made man. A year and a half ago, nobody really knew his name. Hailing from the English Midlands, he was just another university student who ... More >>
via bbc.co.ukLost your job? Vent on some invasive lionfish - and get paid for it!Just when you think God has forgotten about South Florida, he goes and completely makes up for it by sending hordes of hideous lionfish our way.We know what you're thinking: But Riptide, isn't that a bad thing?Not if ... More >>
Earlier this week we previewed Annie Mac's upcoming Thursday gig at the Electric Pickle and there is definitely no shortage of buzz and anticipation for this show building up among Miami's dance music cognoscenti. The Irish-born BBC Radio 1 host specializes in a wildly energetic blend of styles ... More >>
From AmsterdamAfter recently writing a goofy post about imaginary pot-food pairings, I received an email from the pseudonymous William Breathes, one of two medical marijuana critics for our sister paper Westword, in Denver, Colorado. He expressed gratitude for being mentioned in the post and disa ... More >>
Well, ladies and gentlemen, you missed your chance to see with your own two eyes Enrique Iglesias letting it all hang out on water skis. The star, whom we just interviewed in our latest print issue, promised the BBC in June that if Spain won the World Cup, he'd go naked skiing in ... More >>
Dirty South's methodical mixing skills can, perhaps, be traced back to the DJ's humble beginnings. Born Dragan Roganovic in Belgrade, Serbia, the encroaching unrest in then-Yugoslavia sent his family packing to Melbourne, Australia when he was 13 years old. Already a budding music nut, young Roganov ... More >>
Jacob KatelGordon Ramsay is an asshole -- that's why he's fun to watch. So let's all watch him make amateur cooks feel like shit about themselves and their crappy food.MasterChef is new to FOX, but the program is already a UK and Australia phenomenon that has broken television viewing records in ... More >>
Straight out of Bristol, Joker is a 20-year-old wunderkind whose hybrid club experiments may be the next big step in the ongoing evolution of dubstep. Just don't tell him that -- like many stridently independent studio jockeys, he hates genre tags. (Joker prefers to describe his tunes, cryptically ... More >>
To read past installments of South Florida According to Brooklyn, click here. While this blog has covered events there several times already, this week I want to talk about the Bubble in Fort Lauderdale. This place is what this town needs to bring back the D.I.Y. fist-raising of the late '80s and ... More >>
The Beatles' Let It Be was a sign of the timesNotes from the Soundboard is a new column appearing every Wednesday on Crossfade, focused on pop music's history and ongoing evolution. Lee Zimmerman shares insights and observations on how music continues to connect with the weirdness of the world.&nbs ... More >>
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scenes ... More >>
The Futureheads strike back against critiques of This Is Not the World.
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This was the year electronic dance music got its head -- and its ass -- out of the past.
Locos Por Juana are just like Miami: All mixed up and ready to rock
A brasserie for those days when moules/frites are simply required eating
ABC Music:Radio One Sessions (Strange Fruit/Koch Records)
Judge Jules presides again
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evening drive time
Can a hayseed weekly variety show really save WLRN-FM?