Kevin Clash, the puppeteer behind beloved Sesame Street character Elmo, resigned last week after two men claimed he'd sexually assaulted them when they were underaged. Clash denied that he'd abused the men, but said the "personal matters" were distracting him from his work.Now a Florida man has adde ... More >>
This time of year, hipsterdom's virtual playground -- i.e. the blogosphere -- is littered with arbitrary "best of" indie music lists. Everyone from NPR to Pitchfork, our sister blogs around the Village Voice, and yes, even Crossfade, have declared this year's alt world favorites.
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Cults were one of indie music's biggest breakout acts of 2011, landing on several Best of 2011 lists and cementing their spot among the blogosphere's buzz-worthiest bands. But what's an indie-pop group to do between albums? Sing holiday songs on children's television.
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Image by Travis KotzebueMusic blog Stereogum has posted some teaser tracks from the forthcoming Muppets movie soundtrack and the songs feature two of indie rock's leading ladies: Joanna Newsom and Feist.
You'd figure the Muppets would either hit their core demographic with whatever 11-year-old ... More >>
What do Sesame Street, Patti LaBelle and the West African Yoruba religion have in common? Well, they're all part of legendary DJ-producer and Yoruba Records chief Osunlade's fascinating story.
Back in the '70s, he started out by juggling different musical gigs, like composing for Sesame Street an ... More >>
via againstme.netWhen Gainesville anarcho-punks Against Me! released their fourth album, 2007's New Wave, the band's hardcore fundamentalist fans immediately swung into crisis mode, organizing counseling and puke circles for heartbroken indie kids nationwide. Understand though, the mass freakout ... More >>
There was plenty of imported NY snatch traipsing around Miami for Basel but perhaps the most famous receptacle of naughty body parts designed to give you pleasure was the aptly named, The Box. Straight from the Lower East Side and towing a reputation for providing some of the most naughty, ... More >>
Now in its seventh installment, Aquabooty's infamous Art Basel special, Fuck Art Let's Dance, is going down at the Electric Pickle on Friday night and headlined this time by the legendary DJ/producer and self-anointed "high priest of spiritual house music" Osunlade. The religious title isn't mere ... 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 >>