As Drizzy Drake himself likes to brag: "Started from the bottom, now we're here." Just a year and a half ago (even after the radio rap glory of his sophomore album, Take Care, and massive singles like "The Motto"), the YMCMB member was still "drinkin' with his people" in mid-sized venues. But "no ... More >>
"50 concerts, 50 states, one day" ... Just a couple of weeks ago, we here at Crossfade announced that Bud Light Music First tour would be coming to Miami. Other cities had already gotten their headliners, including Kendrick Lamar and The Hold Steady, for "Bud Light Music First's grand finale, 50/ ... More >>
When Kendrick Lamar throws a college kegger, there's gonna be "Swimming Pools" filled to the brim with drank. Everybody'll be wilding out like they're "A.D.H.D." And Karmaloop, eMuze, and Neff Headwear will be footing the bill. This Thursday, Kendrick and Karmaloop's Verge Campus Tour 2013 kicks of ... More >>
For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. Credit three ladies for making this year's South Beach Wine & Food Festival just a little bit, um, cooler: Hedy Goldsmith, James Beard award-nominated executive past ... More >>
Rock is dead. Just ask Tenacious D. "Started with blues, Belly of lead/Then there was Elvis, Nicky some red/Beatles arrive, started a trend/Axl Rose, give me some head/It's all over, rock 'n' roll is dead." And that's exactly why Jabels & KG (otherwise known as Jack Black and Kyle Gass) are go ... More >>
Taylor Swift's new album Red has been flying off the shelves before it even hit them. In fact, Billboard has basically guaranteed that it'll come out on top of the charts with an estimated 1.1 million units sold by week's end. So all y'all are probably walking around humming her latest single, d ... More >>
To quote adorable guy-girl indie poppers Matt & Kim: Oooh-oooh-oooh-woo, oooh-woo, oooh-woo ... Just a few minutes ago, the perpetually psyched tag team ("Matt plays keys! Kim plays drums!") announced their 38-date Lightning Tour via Twitter, expressing an overwhelming level of excitement with ... More >>
For the longest time, recorded music's biggest limitation has been that you can't jump from behind a corner while wearing it and scare people into squirting their drawers. Well, prepare to squirt them drawers, people near corners. The awesomely noisy weirdos in Black Moth Super Rainbow are releasin ... More >>
Two weeks of tour dates have just been canceled by Passion Pit. And the reason: Frontman Michael Angelakos needs "to take the time to work on improving [his] mental health." So far, most of the tour remains intact, including Passion Pit's South Florida show at the Hollywood ArtsPark on October 23. ... More >>
For a title like Miss Hooters International, the 16th annual pageant held Saturday at the Fillmore Miami Beach has been pretty local lately. Amanda Jemini of Boca Raton kept the title of Miss Hooters International in South Florida by beating out top five finishers Morgan Whitworth (Louisville, Kentu ... More >>
Despite the fact that Gotye had two solo LPs under his belt before releasing last year's Making Mirrors, it wasn't until the Australian released a xylophone-heavy track that he became a household name. This week, "Somebody That I Used to Know" became the year's biggest hit, comfortably spending it ... More >>
When we last saw the Rapture, it was at Nocturnal, of all places, alongside the Miami Heat's DJ Irie and electro icon Felix Da Housecat. Odd lineup? Definitely. It was one of those liquor-sponsored events that took over the 11th Street nightclub on a weekday for the sole purpose of creating "br ... More >>
LeBron James may be on the brink of winning Miami an NBA Championship. Man that'll feel almost as good as that time the Miami Hurricanes beat Ohio State in the 2003 Fiesta Bowl to take home the BCS Championship. Oh wait...James is seriously testing our Miami sports fan heart strings by choosing t ... More >>
Spanikopita from Chef on 4 WheelsAhmet Karaca is the Happy Greek. One reason for his glee is that he's got a new set of wheels (called Chef on 4 Wheels) from which tonight, at the once-again-newly-located Biscayne Truck Triangle Roundup (127th and Biscayne Blvd.), he'll be serving "gyros with ... More >>
Photo by DJ Scoob Doo via weezythanxyou.comLil Wayne's hitting the highways with Nicky Minaj and Rick Ross.Ever since he made the break from Rikers back in November, we've been so hyped about Lil Wayne's inevitable trip across these United States that we could barely sleep. Or shit. Our goggles ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenIt's crazy when one of your local scene stars goes fucking supernova in the space of a year. But that's been the Surfer Blood story so far ... Big bang. And maybe it's about to get bigger. Still riding the crest of that massive wave called Astro Coast, the West Palm crew have ... More >>
I was excited to receive a copy of Molly O'Neill's new book One Big Table: A Portrait of American Cooking in the mail this week. The nicely designed, picture-laden book includes 800-plus pages of great recipes and offers an encyclopedic look at cooking in America. To write it, O'Neill, an award-w ... More >>
photo by Christina StaalstromOn a visit to Columbus, Ohio, this ice cream lover found the holy grail of all things frozen. Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams shops is a small family owned business with big flavors. Using local fresh ingredients the seasonal flavors and toppings are a tribute to the Ohio ... More >>
Dimebag Darrell lives!Every last tiny speck of brain matter splatted against the Columbus, Ohio stage he was riffing on when he was killed by a crazed gunman may have already been sold on Ebay, but the legend of Dimebag lives on through recorded documentation of his music.The video above features ... More >>
The homegrown So Raw Festival celebrates a scrappy new Miami rock scene.
The Columbus, Ohio-based MC Copywrite (sometimes Copywrite 78) is best known, perhaps, to underground hip-hop diehards as a former member of the Weathermen, alongside Cage and the late Camu Tao (RIP). But in the five years since he left that group over personal disagreements, he's continued his stea ... More >>
The last of the Art Basel week shows at the Kill Your Idols space kicks off with a set from Brooklyn-based Pink Reason, currently a trio but really the brainchild of Kevin Failure, the band's frontman. It sounds a little like Joy Division or another post-punk act put through a shredder, churned in a ... More >>
A rap veteran at age 20, Bow Wow dispenses advice to the next generation.
Dale Chihulys genius brings out the madding masses
Dolphins squeaking, nurses freaking, readers shrieking
How do you build a successful label like Rhymesayers? One good album at a time
Pugilists battle for top spot
Island to island, culture to culture, history to history -- a dance to keep the faith alive
Dueling at the millennium
Café Tu Tu Tango
James and Emma Somerset came to Miami to rescue their son's girlfriend. They wound up going to jail for kidnapping.
The USDA stopped the importation of giant African snails to Florida, but there were a couple left behind...