Listeners of a certain vintage will already know there was indeed such a thing as dance-based electronica between the eras of disco and EDM. In fact, not only was there exciting music to be heard between those fabled eras, but much of the most thrilling sounds were made by duos. Throughout the '80 ... More >>
As 21st-century culture and technology continue to evolve, so too must our language. Whether you like it or not, all these hashtag buzzwords are part of the greater lexicon. Literally, "hashtag" was added to the dictionary. But it's not just words like "selfie," "noob," or "friend zone." The musi ... More >>
It was the first weekend of 2014. Dudes in handlebar mustaches and bushy beards and ladies in beanies, combat boots, and plaid skirts crowded the back patio of Gramps. With a glass of Penicillin on one hand and a cigarette on the other, the (mainly) hipster crew in the Wynwood bar reminisced on al ... More >>
Whether you like it or not, dance music runs the world and therefore the cultural lexicon. We're going to go ahead and say that's a bad thing. Our hashtag-driven, buzz-worthy reality is giving us a headache, mostly because you dancing assholes can't stop saying the same shit over and over again. Y ... More >>
Music fans can be really devoted. But it takes a special breed to join a crazy fan cult. And yet, music has exactly that kind of power over some people. It's a fine line between in love and psychopathically obsessed. But whose fans are the freakiest? Who is the government watching? Who might sn ... More >>
Fashion Breakdown: Shirt by Ralph Lauren; blazer by Discount Man, found at a thrift store; belt by Salvatore Ferragamo; black jeans by Levis; shoes are Versace for H&M; bow tie by Robot and Brucling ("these are the designers that made the bow tie Beyonce wore at her performance on Oprah"); ... More >>
Love, love me tooth. John Lennon's tooth.The English are notorious for rock music and poor oral hygiene. Now, for about $16,000 (£10,000), you can buy the best of both. Diehard Beatles fans with entirely too much disposable income will have the chance to bid on one of John Lennon's nasty teeth. ... More >>
Barely legal teen pop queen (and Justin Bieber's girlfriend) Selena Gomez received a seriously threatening letter from a superfan-turned-stalker named Thomas Brodnicki and Crossfade can't help but wonder if those naked gold statues had anything to do with it. Regardless, it's ridiculous for a 46 ... More >>
Last.fmRolling Stone created a Queen of Pop Index, ranking the top 16 female pop recording artists of the last two years by examining, according to them, "album and digital song sales, Hot 100 rankings, radio airplay, YouTube views, social media, concert grosses, industry awards, and ... More >>
Lady Gaga loves Japanese foodWhile in Japan for a benefit concert recently, Lady Gaga told the Associated Press that she's going to enjoy Tokyo and its food, and that her fans should do the same. "The most important thing, and the best thing, we could do for Japan right now is to boost tour ... More >>
Transnational Dubstep showcases the genre's global reach.Most of what people associate with dubstep is the wall-rattling warped basslines that come at club-night peak hours, or even -- yikes -- just the kind of wobble that's now being filtered down in a lite version to the likes of Britney Spears ... More >>
In a nice break from Britto-mobiles and Stephen Gamson Lambos, electric car makers Tesla have unveiled a car collaboration with an artist that doesn't offend our sensibilities. They commissioned painter Laurence Gartel to design a costume wrap for their Roadster model.
Sweden's pop princess, Robyn.Tonight, Swedish pop artist Robyn is performing live at the Fillmore Miami Beach. The 31-year-old musician has had an amazing career that started out in the mid-'90s when bubblegum pop was all the rage. With a career similar to that of Britney Spear and Christina Agui ... More >>
If you aren't aware of DiscoTech, the production trio is compromised of Midwesterns Joe Maz (who relocated here recently) and Gigamesh, along with local boy Danny Daze. Together they've produced remixed from Classixx, Kanye West, Britney Spears, Lykke Li, and more.Well now the group is also relea ... More >>
Los Van Van, the Cuban dance band that performed at the Knight Center last night, drew around 400 anti-Castro protesters. [ABCNews]Inner-city neighborhoods such as Liberty City might be in position for an economic renaissance. [Herald]Miami-Dade interim director James Loftus is expected to be p ... More >>
Is it a documentary? A mockumentary? Or propaganda sent out by John Tesh? (He's an alien, you know.) Buzz has been swirling around "I'm Gonna Do It Until the Day I Die," (made by West Palm Beach's Majic Robot Films), which details the tragic disappearance of the Detroit band MOG Stunt Team. Ma ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenClick here to view photos from this event.Peaches with MENFriday, November 7, 2009Revolution Live, Fort LauderdaleBetter than: Rockin' out with your cock out.Peaches is anything but subtle. After the curtains parted, the audience was instantly led into her surreal, hypersexual ... More >>
Efraim Diveroli, the 23-year-old Miami Beach arms dealer who illegally supplied Chinese-made ammunition to Afghanistan, has pleaded guilty. He face five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. [Reuters] Mitch McConnell and John McCain are confirmed to be at that health-care forum today in Hi ... More >>
Enough has already been said about Kaskade's Mormon upbringing in Salt Lake City. Blah, blah, blah - a little faith never prevented anyone from making good music, even if that music was meant to be played in the decadent world of nightclubs. But Kaskade, born Ryan Raddon, has always listed toward ... More >>
courtesy fairchildgarden.org Who's that lady?First Brit Brit's Twitter account, and now funny things are happening with the website of our very own Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Up until a few minutes ago, if you visited the site, you'd find shots of a jovial, 20-something woman posing i ... More >>
Cuban-born songstress CuCu Diamantes shines on a new album.
Local Carlos Alvarez recommends that the county add 13 hybrid buses to its fleet. [SFBJ] The final words of the music teacher who killed his wife and two daughters: "I love you," spoken to the 16-year-old son he shot at but missed. [AP] Some British guy was having a marvelous time over here in Flor ... More >>
CuCu Diamantes' solo debut CUCULAND is at once a breath of fresh air and a nostalgic whiff of a more glamorous time. It shimmers with the glitz and glamour of an era when catching a show meant dinner jackets and hair tonic, evening gowns and diamonds. But it also bares its teeth and bite ... More >>
News5 people were shot outside a Miami Gardens night club, but it seems all will recover. [UPI]Is there anything left to cut? McClatchy, The Herald's parent company, plans to eliminate another 1600 jobs company wide. That's 15% of its remaining work force. [Bloomberg]All these recent cases of Medica ... More >>
Joe Cool 2: The Teenage Trial begins today. [AP]Ft. Lauderdale holds its local elections today. Mayor Jim Naugle is not running for re-election. 18 years of public service and he'll always be the dude who complained about gay toilet sex. What a legacy. [NBC6]Randy Shannon picked NC assistant John Lo ... More >>
Rick Sanchez is our favorite twitter friend ever, but when he started tweeting last night about heady topics such as God, Hitler, and Torquemada, we thought he might be on something. Then he posted, "i am high on crack right now might not be coming to work today." Aha! Rick Sanchez, we always knew i ... More >>
So apparently our military has decided to use what they call a 'sonic bludgeon' in order to get information out of prisoners with out actually using, you know, physical torture. This is truly American innovation at its best! Interrogators at military prisons like Guantanamo Bay blast songs, like Br ... More >>
The image of a bald Britney Spears attacking an SUV with an umbrella is pretty much as good as any visual metaphor for our economy right now: volatile, fear-driven and in the midst of a major crisis. Then perhaps economists should breath a sigh of relief when they watch Britney's new video for her s ... More >>
The new place south of downtown isn't perfect, but it's seriously versatile.
Summer tour sponsorship we would not like to see.
One way or another, Chris Rock will make you cry.
We'll take a cup of kindness for some of this year's musical train wrecks.
Macy Gray and the Brand New Heavies satisfy your soul
Save Darfur and Sip Jack Daniels
Young for Eternity (Sire)
Fahrenheit 69 (Alternative Tentacles)
Good and bad, music videos gave us something to talk about this year
Nobukazu Takemura is the freaky nerd the Nineties promised us
Britney, you slut, you get a laser show too!
After September 11, some new songs just don't sound the same
Mark Eitzel makes music for grownups