Mainstream pop music's become so overly sexualized. Entertainers like Rihanna, Trey Songz, and Chris Brown present sex in a really cartoonish way, at times verging on pornographic.
Meanwhile, the underground seems to be maturing, bringing the real sexy back. Last night at Bardot, Kastle and Austin ... More >>
Paint your claws. Dye your hair. Eat a dove alive.
Because (formerly?) beastly heavy metal monolith Black Sabbath just announced its full 2013 North American tour. And the (formerly?) gut-rumbling triumvirate is coming to South Florida for a midsummer doomfest.
As the Sabbath says (via Twitter), ... More >>
If you survived the last ten days, you've probably had enough uhntz-uhntz to last you till 2014. Or at least the rest of the month.
That's why we're taking time out to bring you five of the best chill, live performances happening this week. From hip-hop to electro fusion, post-punk, lo-fi, and live ... More >>
"There is a reason I have a stage name," Alejandro Rose-Garcia (AKA Shakey Graves) admits. "There is something to be said about performing outside of yourself. I feel that when a lot of people get onstage, they become a bigger version of themselves. It's the classic becoming the band."
But Shakey ... More >>
Remember Art Basel Miami Beach week in 2010? Our favorite memory: Metric at Art Loves Music.
Of course, though, the punky Canadian pop band has been a dear favorite of indie kids for about a decade, ever since releasing show-stopping debut Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?.
In fact, subt ... More >>
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How do you know when you've achieved Bawse status like Rick Ross? Is it when your swimming pool has more bad bitches in it than water? Is ... More >>
What's better than Dave Matthews Band concert? An aneurism? Hemorrhoids? Bio-terrorism? No, hater, two Dave Matthews Band concerts!
The South Africa-born, Virginia-based dad-rocker, winemaker and occasional actor announced a multi-city summer tour earlier today, a cross-continental trek that'l ... More >>
Over the last couple weeks, we here at Crossfade have become total Spotify addicts.
Our habit began last week after learning that the free on-demand music service had teamed up with Midtown's Ricochet Lounge to put together a Basel week concert lineup that's packed with more superstar names than ... More >>
Photo by Sebastian EdgeRadioheadRadiohead just released the first 10 dates of its 2012 US tour and we couldn't be any happier. Thom Yorke and his mates from Oxfordshire will be kicking things off at the American Airlines Arena on Monday, February 27.
Since releasing its eighth studio album, The ... More >>
After four decades of "Breaking the Law," "Burnin' Up," and persuading impressionable teens to dress like S/M slaves to rock 'n' roll, metal legends Judas Priest have decided to take a little time off from doing the Devil's dirty work.
Last December, it was officially confirmed that "JUDAS P ... More >>
Art vs. ScienceHailing from a Land Down Under, the men of Art vs. Science have quickly claimed both commercial and critical success in their native Australia.Now, the trio is looking to replicate its achievements in America. The band's US invasion kicked off in March with the release of the Magic ... More >>
Photo by Marta Xochilt PerezOn April 9, local rap crew ¡Mayday! announced: "It's official - ¡MAYDAY! has signed to Tech N9ne's indie powerhouse - Strange Music!!!"
Almost exactly a month later, the six-man team hit the road with its new boss, Tech N9ne, and a few other members of Strange Music ... More >>
Killer Mike.Back in March, after running game out of Transit Lounge for eight straight months, the Rising hip-hop series and the tag team behind the enterprise (clothing kingpins Last Rights and rap producer Numonics) decided to take 90 days away from the grind to regroup, re-up, and reorganize. ... More >>
Photo by Matt PreiraLast night, South Florida rock trio Beings played its final show. The performance came after a sudden announcement, attracting a moderately sized crowd of local artists, bands, bloggers and other assorted creative types, who all turned out to pay their respects to the group's ... More >>
Go live like a freaking rock star for a night.
Yank the slots. Stuff your face full of fried buffet food, Wetzel's Pretzels, and Ben & Jerry's ice cream. Drink strawberry daiquiris till you turn cross-eyed. Pass out in a changing room at the Havana Shirt Store.
But that's not even the end o ... More >>
Win free tickets to Kid Rock and Jamey Johnson's Hard Rock Live show.
When Kid Rock first surfaced in the late '90s, slightly goofy hip-hop trappings and incongruous long hair in tow, he seemed like the last possible pop artist in line for the career longevity coupon.
Clearly, we owe him mo ... More >>
Photo by Butch HoganBright Eyes' Conor Oberst.Finally, an excuse for all you oversensitive indie types to stop being so emo and leave the bedroom for a few hours ... Conor Oberst and Bright Eyes are coming to Miami!
In approximately 77 and a half days, the band will kickoff its first tour in thr ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenCheck out the full 30-photo Phoenix slideshow.PhoenixWith WavvesWednesday, October 27, 2010The Fillmore Miami BeachMiami used to suffer from one of the worst geographical disadvantages in the country. Touring bands on tight budgets often skipped the drive, resulting in only hug ... More >>