"Radically different from what's happening on the beach." That's the ballsy tagline for the inaugural, newly announced Look Alive Fest. And we here at Crossfade can only respond, "Whoa! Yeah! No shit!" Curatorially slammed together by Miami's Spilt Milk Projects, Brooklyn's Ad Hoc, and Wynwood's G ... More >>
There are two kinds of pizza lovers in this town: traditionalists and radicals. Traditionalists want extra cheese, but never fontina or gorgonzola. Did you just ask them to pay 15 bucks for a 12-inch pie? They probably threw some figs and prosciutto in your face. They like pepperoni. A lot. Radica ... More >>
The Fourth of July celebrates two American passions -- our independence and hot dogs. Between the morning beach outing and the evening fireworks, two of America's finest cities held hot dog eating contests -- Brooklyn and Coconut Grove. While the Coney Island contest gets nationally televised atten ... More >>
Growing up in a Nicaraguan household, my first introduction to hard liquor came from my dad's bottle of Johnnie Walker Red. Nicas love hanging out with Johnnie. He's a smooth cat who's been the master at concocting aromatic, amber spirits since the 1800s. At the tender age of 13, I became a full-fle ... More >>
Sitting in a car with two unidentified men near NW 152nd Street and Sixth Avenue in the parking lot of an apartment complex, Kenneth "Nu Money" Casilla was murdered. According to Miami-Dade Police Department (via NY1), the Brooklyn-bred, Miami-based rapper and Rich Mafia crew member was shot and ki ... More >>
In a city jammed with outposts of overhyped New York restaurants, Lucali in South Beach is an exception. At the pizzeria on Bay Road, just a few steps from the Pubbelly mecca, pizza-makers wearing white T-shirts roll out doughs with empty wine bottles, cut porcini mushrooms with a mandolin slicer, a ... More >>
Ralph Pagano is not exactly a wallflower. The chef, who can be heard weekly on the Paul and Young Ron Show on Big 105.9, has been on multiple television cooking shows, is an outspoken lover of the "ponies", and shows no shame in his love for a good mojito and a good time.So when walking into Alba, h ... More >>
Your WORLD CHAMPION Miami Heat took on the newly-relocated Brooklyn Nets last night and proceeded to obliterate those Brooklyn/New Jersey/Whatever fools 103-73, proving that even if you move from a shitty state to a less shitty city borough, it doesn't change the fact that your squad is infinitely i ... More >>
From the Prince of Brooklyn to the baddest 'fro in popular experimental jazz ... The Adrienne Arsht Center has just announced the six-act lineup for its inaugural Live at Knight concert series. Jumping off in October with Talib Kweli & Res's Idle Worship and ending seven months later with Esper ... More >>
See also "A$AP Rocky Announces LongLiveA$AP 2012 Tour With Fillmore Miami Beach Show." It had been 62 days since Miami's last zombie attack. But now we have to restart the counter. A$AP Rocky and his A$AP Mob just released "Bath Salt," a dark banger with enough evil swag to make you eat a face off ... More >>
Let's put it this way: Fifty Shades of Grey, much like Real Housewives of New York City, Justin Bieber, or the KFC Double Down, is one of those pop culture phenomenons that we can't wrap our heads around. If given the opportunity to spend the night with a controlling young businessman who wants to t ... More >>
Miami-Dade County saw its population grow by 58,331 residents between April 1, 2010 and July 1, 2011 according to the United State Census. That adds up to the fourth largest numeric growth by any county in the country. These estimates also make Miami-Dade the seventh largest county by population in ... More >>
The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our cr ... More >>
Art sucks. Get drunk. Music sucks. Dance harder. The lights are too bright. Turn them all off and let the bass drown your body till your heart rattles in your ribcage. Throw your phone against the ground, quit paying your internet bill, never trust a wireless modem, and check out these five Se ... More >>
Last year the Fountain Art Fair raised eyebrows when a crew of scruffy performance types rolled a car onto the lawn inside which a couple engaged in steamy sex acts before collaborators demolished the vehicle with sledgehammers and set it ablaze. The performance was presented by Brooklyn's ... More >>
Oye, Miami, you hot, wet, beautiful, lady. Thank you for attracting all the art world with your charms. There is no shortage of great work to experience and the atmosphere is unparalleled. We rolled through the city yesterday and had a lot of fun. Here is some of what we saw.
Ikea, Volvo, and electro-pop music -- that's what we think about when someone says Sweden. And speaking of the European Union's third largest country by area, Swedish indie outfit Little Dragon is almost here! Earlier this year, the Gothenburg-based group released its third studio album, Ritu ... More >>
As far as we can tell, there are two kinds of electronic dance music lover: (1) The kind that likes its dancefloor fare soulful and sexy; and (2) The kind that likes the dark and twisted stuff. Brooklyn-based DJ-producer Francis Harris (AKA Adultnapper) definitely caters to the latter camp. And i ... More >>
Liturgy's Hunter Hunt-Hendrix.The taunt of poserdom -- that is, a self-proclaimed authority's suggestion that you just might be a wannabe -- is a stinger. And since punk, rock 'n' roll has suffered new standards of legitimacy (be it fashion, playlists, or diets) with every wave proclaiming itself ... More >>
Photo by Ivan SantiagoJacuzzi Boys have gone big league. And so it was time for a trip to Glamour Shots.It seems like only yesterday (or a week ago) that we were smiling up at our beloved Jacuzzi Boys while bopping happily through the sparse early evening crowd at the Bruise Cruise Kickoff Party ... More >>
Victor Gonzalez via iPhoneSecret photo of Questlove at Bardot.Questlove with M1BardotSunday, December 6Better than: Anything starring Jimmy Fallon.Our tolerance level for pretentious Brooklyn scenesters and celebrity star fuckers reached its boiling point Sunday night. And we're done covering DJ ... More >>
Hidden somewhere in the thick mist and jagged rock of the Andes Mountains, there's a secret training academy for professional pickpockets and it's called the School of Seven Bells. Now, maybe this whole thing is a myth, but no one really knows. Even Interpol and the NYPD refuse to fully deny the ... More >>
Alexi Delano Plays Space on SaturdayThe weekend has two stellar bookings in store for Miami's techno heads: Tony Rohr at the Electric Pickle on Friday night and Alexi Delano at Space on Saturday. Brooklyn-based producer Tony Rohr boasts releases on esteemed labels like Cocoon, Clink, and Wea ... More >>
Brooklyn trio School of Seven Bells chalked up a whole lotta blog and magazine love in 2008 with its debut album, Alpinisms, a set of beat-driven dream-pop that sounded, at times, like an updated version of the Cocteau Twins. The ethereal, sometimes vaguely tribal female vocals came, even, from i ... More >>
Get ready to hear a lot about Sleigh Bells' "Treats" and possibly even hear it tooGet over to NPR for an exclusive stream of Brooklyn electro-rock duo Sleigh Bells' debut album, Treats, like now now. As Sound of the City's Zach Baron points out, an anticipated album that should be in the dictiona ... More >>
As a countdown to New Times' "Best of Miami" 2010, Short Order is serving up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. Send your nominations to email@example.com.
Surfer Blood's "Floating Vibes" clip, filmed by Pitchfork and currently streaming here, could be an official video judging by its multiple camera angles and gratuitous product placement. No pajama shots like their last one, though. Read a liveblog of the thrilling action in the garage (did Weezer ev ... More >>
Brooklyn-based DJ/producer Francis Harris a.k.a. Adultnapper has emerged in recent years as one of the most idiosyncratic and compelling producers of the international techno scene, a curious thing considering the man is a former punk-rocker who once admitted to hating dance music. His iconoclast ... More >>
Jacob KatelHouse Club: Oven roasted tender free range chicken breast, tomato, bacon, lettuce, basil mayo, and fries -- final bill $10.50.Her name is Morgans. She is a big purple house on 29th Street between North Miami and NE Second Avenues -- actual address: 28 NE 29th Street. She has been aroun ... More >>
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