Squeal, noise junkies! The transcendent din of INC 2014 is almost upon us. Soon, there will be sabotaged guitars buzzing in the toilet, a sextet of howling amps getting kicked around the mosh pit, and maybe even obsolete electronics in flames. But as any International Noise Conference vet will g ... More >>
Rosa de la Cruz has been on a bit of a tear lately. On Thursday, she sent the Miami art world into a mid Basel tizzy with an interview claiming that the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) was moving. Now she's not only doubling down on her remarks but also sounding off on the city's other art museum ... More >>
Jennifer Carroll resigned yesterday amid scandal. Gov. Rick Scott has announced he will hold off on choosing a replacement until after the current legislative session, at which point the Cardinals of the Republican Party of Florida will convene at the governor's mansion and meet in secret. Florida w ... More >>
According to the Internet, a ten year anniversary is to be celebrated with diamonds. Because "a marriage that lasts ten years is as durable and beautiful as a diamond."Now, "durable" and "beautiful" may not be the first words one associates with Frank "Rat Bastard" Falestra's annual International N ... More >>
Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies were forced to shoot and kill a 60-year-old naked man who confronted them with a shotgun over the weekend.The incident occurred yesterday, and originally started as a domestic dispute. The man, Danny Meredith, got in an argument with his wife, 56-year-old Donna Mer ... More >>
Politics make strange Tweetfellows. While Mitt Romney has tried to claim Florida's economy under Barack Obama has been lagging, Florida Governor Rick Scott has maintained, for his own political future, that the economy in the state is improving.So, while it might be strange that the Barack Obama cam ... More >>
A Florida stripper was found carrying out an illicit affair with a boy so young he wouldn't even be admitted into her place of work.Lauralee Beckham Jones of Gulfport, Florida, was arrested this week for having sex with a boy under the age of 16 for two weeks.
Dude ... Why are there so many people here? Every time we go to Churchill's Pub (or The Electric Pickle or Grand Central or Treehouse or Mansion), it's such a mission even getting an alcoholic beverage. (Not to mention scamming our way into the back of the band's van.) Just to score some face tim ... More >>
After years of sex with animals being technically legal in Florida, the legislature finally passed an anti-bestiality law last year. Eric Antunes looked like he'd be one of the first people prosecuted under the new law when police discovered pictures of him engaged in sex acts with his gir ... More >>
When Crossfade checked in with The Duke Spirit on Thursday, the London rock band was lost and on the run somewhere outside Daytona Beach. They finally arrived under cover of darkening skies, as the neon tubes buzzed on for the evening in Miami Beach. Crossfade tagged along to see what 29 hours in ... More >>
Usually perverts like to keep their kinks to one genre or another, but apparently Eric Antunes's twisted sexual appetite wasn't fulfilled by just one form of deviance. Police busted Antunes, a Clearwater resident, after getting a tip he had child pornography, but then also discovered he'd been cheat ... More >>
To hear the story repeated from fine bastions of journalism like the New York Times, NPR, and CNN, you'd be lead to believe that the chimpanzee who played Cheetah, Tarzan's ape companion in the famed 1930s movie series, recently died in an animal sanctuary in Palm Harbor, Florida. Don't believe e ... More >>
How well does Gov. Rick Scott really know Florida? Apparently not well enough to know that the area including St. Petersburg, Tampa and Clearwater -- you know, the second biggest metro area in his state -- is pretty commonly referred to as "Tampa Bay." We don't like to pull the "real Floridian" c ... More >>
As reported a few minutes ago by Crossfade's sister blog County Grind, bespectacled intellectual Elvis Costello has just delayed his current worldwide trek, cheekily named The Spectacular Songbook Tour, and postponed six shows including his September 18 stop at Hard Rock Live. In a postponement ... More >>
The amateur stripper's mug shot from an arrest in July.Oh sure, it looks easy. And there isn't any sort of rigorous training or certification required, but it's always best to leave stripping to the professionals. Just ask Natalie M. Behnke of Clearwater. She tried to strip down and collect money ... More >>
Walmart CCWe all know how bad the economy is right now. Even for those of us lucky to have a an income, times are tough. Just how tough are they for Floridians?In a recent study posted on TampaBayOnline.com, Florida ranks fourth when it comes to families being able to afford food. Not fourth as ... More >>
Mr. StonerMost people named Baker don't actually knead bread for a living. Nor do many Smiths actually forge metal. Though, apparently some people named Stoner live up to their name (and not in a way that has anything to do with rocks).Police in Clearwater, Florida have arrested Glenn H. Stoner a ... More >>
Photo by Mike NunnGet yr noise with Clang Quartet.Hey noiseniks, it's almost time again to put your auditory system through those 72 hours of awesome sonic abuse commonly known as the International Noise Conference. As always, Rat Bastard and Laundry Room Squelchers will be helming the whole th ... More >>
Just ask Tupac, Lil' Wayne, or, hell, even Jim Morrison: sometimes a good stint behind bars is just what the spin doctor ordered for selling a ton of records. You may as well add Buju Banton to that list, because even as the reggae star languishes in a Tampa-area jail awaiting retrial on federal ... More >>
When Rev. Neil Doherty misbehaved, the archdiocese punished Theresa Gerstner.
Da Hood Gone Wild creator takes cues from Joe Francis.
Florida's Seabee reservists went to Iraq to help, not fight. But they fought and died
Robert "Wild Boar" Moore sticks it out in Miami
New Times' jihad to scrub the skyline rolls onward
Camden Joy turned Cracker's David Lowery into fiction. Too bad he's quite real ... and really angry.
Sonny Rollins is fiery as ever
The island's new wave of artists is abuzz about an exhibit that will be seen throughout the United States -- though probably not in Miami
South Florida philanthropist Richard Bronson built his fortune on the shady side of Wall Street
Two members of For Squirrels die on the eve of the band's major-label debut
As competition intensifies and regulation looms, viatical industry pioneer Steve Simon reconsiders the future
Superstars fly personal jets from concert to concert. Real rock bands rent a van and go. Natural Causes is a real band. They're renting a van. And we're going with them.
Former champ Frank Otero needs to sell real estate to make a living. But he needs boxing to live.