It's been said that Churchill's Pub just might hold the world's record for having the most live acts in a single venue. But while the massive mission (and accompanying pint-drinking campaign) to complete that count rages on, we here at Crossfade can say it's no doubt been the home to some of Miami' ... More >>
Venues in South Florida have come and gone with an alarming casualness. Over the last 30-odd years, only one place, Churchill's Pub, has held the torch for Miami's savvy underground rock fans. Now that new owners have taken control, an era is coming to an end. And that's fine -- pub founder Dave D ... More >>
It's Friday, and like Lily Allen, tonight you're gonna wanna "get in the car and drive to the club" and "make [your] way to the bar." But you won't have to blow wads of cash on musical tunes and Jack and Coke to party like the Brit sensation. Nope. We've got you covered with liquor-fueled and music ... More >>
We can't write our best Churchill's Pub stories on the Internet because we don't wanna get the place shut down. However, in anticipation of Miami's only true rock 'n' roll dive celebrating its 33rd anniversary, we here at Crossfade will gladly share some family-friendly tales. Like that time in th ... More >>
The Chant Two Car Mirage (Safety Net Records) The Chant's Facebook page It is no secret that I usually do these things backwards, starting with third and second releases before tackling debuts. But there's a reason for that approach: I usually do it by matter of personal acquisition. Hence why I ... More >>
trashfever.comSo far, 2010 has been a bad year for old-school South Florida musicians, from Lisa Hodapp to Dave Shibler to Norm "Sugarbone" Sloan, many of the people who set the groundwork for the musical awesomeness we enjoy nowadays are passing. It's been bad. Some time ago, I had the pleasure ... More >>
This seven-inch by Hodapp's band Morbid Opera is now a collector's item.She was a mother, wife, and lawyer ... but above all, Lisa Hodapp was a tried and true participant in the South Florida music scene since the late '70s. Known to all as a charismatic and genuine lady who was always quick with ... More >>
Blast From the Past is a new occasional series on Crossfade, revisiting classic local albums from days of yore.Psycho Daisies, Sonicly SpeakingWe're gonna kick these blasts from Florida's past with a record that best exemplifies how easily the stuff gets lost in the swamp. I'm talking about one o ... More >>
"It is harder and harder to find live pigs in Miami for tasty traditional Cuban cooking."
The new release from Miami psych/blues outfit the Psycho Daisies, Return from Blood Island, is a wash of feedback, distorted growls, bumps, grunts, reverb, and haunting vocals, courtesy of Johnny Salton and company. Salton's roots are embedded in Miami musical history, from power-pop group the ... More >>
"I am so offended by Lance Stelzer that I e-mailed your article to the Florida Bar ethics committee. Who the hell is this idiot, anyway?"
Jesse Jackson sings a city's soul to wake
That's how quickly things change here, which can be invigorating for cities as well as editors
Erstwhile indie rock legend Kreamy 'Lectric Santa rebounds from tragedy and returns to a scene it helped create
Around the Storm
Happy 23rd birthday to the Brit pub that still rocks
Churchill's keeps South Florida rocking
The Crumbs spread their disease
Miami's artistic avant-garde stakes out new territory far, far from South Beach
Churchill's celebrates twenty years as Miami's underground rock epicenter
Guerillas in the mix
What accounts for the alarming shortage of happy feet among South Florida's rock crowds?
Cover your ears or bask in the blare. Miami avant-skronkers Harry Pussy, Rat Bastard, and Tom Smith's To Live and Shave in L.A. have launched an audacious aural assault on the senses. But is anyone out there listening?
He's spent his life making music for fun. Now he's about to become the Next Everything.
The shattered dreams and blurred memories of Washington Square
Cell 63 free themselves from the retro morass
When four become one in the name of Love
Ridin' writin' for rolling rockers and travelin' fans
Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics
Vinyl might be a dead configuration, but nobody bothered to tell the rock and rollers that
Rolling Stone and the British music press rush to Miami for the Next Big Thing. Holy mackerel!