Last night, amid goofy, sexually tense intergenerational banter between co-hosts LL Cool J and Taylor Swift, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States announced the nominees for its 54th Grammy Awards, airing Sunday, February 10, on CBS.
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If, last night, you shouted, "Screw crappy pop!" and chose Barack, then you've probably got no effing idea who won and lost at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Luckily, we here at Crossfade own a DVR. So while watching Obama goin' hard at the Democratic National Convention, we were also keeping track of ... More >>
Like the History Channel, MTV is lying about itself. Despite their respective names, programming is anything but historical or musical.
For example, Teen Mom and Snooki and JWoww are reality-ish shows, and they're light-years away from MTV's traditional business model built around a 24-hour music ... More >>
See the full 36-photo slideshow of Coldplay at American Airlines Arena.
With Robyn and Wolf Gang
American Airlines Arena
June 29, 2012
Better Than: The feeling you get from four hours of hot yoga and a good leeching
I first learned of Coldplay two years ago while foraging for burgundy ... More >>
Did you know that Tiësto (AKA the Led Zepplin of EDM) considers Miami to be his second home?
It's true. When the Dutch superproducer isn't slaving away in his pimped-out studio, doing the uhntz-uhntz on the sands of Ibiza, or partying with Swedish House Mafia on a plane while getting wasted, sp ... More >>
Brenton Brown knows how to hustle.
Having come back to his native Miami after graduating from
the University of Florida, he doesn't let the haters throw him off his quest to
be the next big rapper. Signed with new management, he just made a video for
his song, "Lemme Know," with Ghostwridah, a ... More >>
As popular culture continues to be consumed by a seemingly inexhaustible inferno of idiocy - dubstep trickle down, reunion shows, Drake, the list goes on - the Recording Academy is putting on their best Nero costumes and getting their fiddles nice and tuned.
Yes. That's right. It's fucking Gramm ... More >>
Photo by Sarah LeeColdplay's Chris Martin.Even though cranky American music snobs like Crossfade might dismiss Chris Martin and Coldplay as foreign providers of "safe and sentimental sonic wallpaper," there's no denying that this Brit pop-rock crew stands to inherit the proverbial arena whenever ... More >>
Wood Tavern (2531 NW Second Ave., Miami) may have a suggestive name, but there's no tongue in cheek joke hidden in there. The newest watering hole set to open mid-October in Wynwood takes its name from the part of town in which it sits. Though owner Cesar Morales didn't love the title at first, h ... More >>
This dude sucks.US Weekly is reporting that Team Edward is stabbing music in the heart and draining its blood.
Evidently, PG-13 heartthrob and "accomplished blues guitarist" Robert Pattinson is in the midst of recording his first album. But the Twilight star isn't making a record for his teenag ... More >>
From "The Moment."Bad music stinks as bad as Gaga's meat dress after a week out in the sun.
In your car, your bedroom, or your cubicle, you are the noise master of your audio universe. And it sounds so sweet. But there are other times when you're trapped, helpless, and without control, forced to l ... More >>
It's time to start planning your road trip to Lollapalooza land 'cause King Perry Farrell just released his 125-name guestlist for this August's three-day Grant Park extravaganza. And if you don't wanna be left at the gate, crying and clawing the dirt like a pauper, you better buy a full-weekend ... More >>
Chris Martin strokes the ivories for Apple (the company, not his daughter)It's been a while since we've heard any new music news from the Coldplay camp. There have been talks of a new album to be released sometime in 2010, but as frontman Chris Martin said at yesterday's Apple Music Conference in ... More >>
Synth geniuses Cut Copy have mastered an electropop sound we just always want to dance to. The Australian-born band has toured with Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party and the great Daft Punk, and they've recently rejected offers to tour supporting artists like Lady Gaga, Nine Inch Nails and Coldplay. Th ... More >>
MadMartiganCall of the Wild
Pennies on the eyes of the dead and full-fledged rock and roll for we the living. As I've pointed out on numerous occasions, MadMartigan's one of those outfits that have toiled in the South Florida music scene without committing stud ... More >>
Photo by Bradford SchmidtLead singer Kaspar Eistrup and keys/guitar Henrik LindstrandThere are way too many bands at SXSW to catch even a small percentage of the good ones. If you were at Antone's this afternoon, you're good to go, because Danish rockers Kashmir played a 25 minute set that remind ... More >>
Are you already headed to the Coldplay show in West Palm Beach? Do you need another reason to make it out as the alt-rockers kick off their tour at Cruzan on May 15? Coldplay has announced that everyone who shows up to one of their shows in 2009 will receive a free copy of LeftRightLeftRightLeft, an ... More >>
Crossfade announced earlier that Coldplay will be playing Cruzan Amphitheater on Friday, May 15th. Lawn tickets for the show run $37.50 each, but Cruzan just announced a special $99 four pack. $25 bucks a piece to see Coldplay, Pete Yorn, and the Howling Bells is an amazing deal, so go make th ... More >>
Santigold isn't pop. She isn't electro. And she sure as hell isn't hip-hop or R&B, despite what some narrow-minded critics have implied. It's a position she continues to defend, though just listening to her music should allow her to rest her case. Rather her music is a blend of underground sound ... More >>
The last thing the world needs is another rant by some snooty music scribe who actually believes he can peg the next Coldplay or validate some MySpace wannabe. Don't worry; yours truly doesn't make any such presumptions. You won't find any holier-than-thou prognostications here -- just good new soun ... More >>