Welcome to the weekend, friends. Oh yeah, it's Thursday. (Don't worry. You did not fall into an art- and booze-induced coma. Yet.) We here at Crossfade simply prefer to get the party started approximately 24 hours earlier than usual during Art Basel Miami Beach. Why? Partly because we're still dru ... More >>
On Saturday, Mother Nature was no friend to the inaugural Friends of Nature Music & Arts Festival as an almost Biblical downpour forced the cancelation of all acts -- including headliner Matisyahu -- scheduled to go on stage after 7 p.m., by order of the fire department. On Sunday, though, despit ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
See also "Rick Ross Smokes His Weight in Jamaican Weed: An Extremely Detailed Breakdown" and "Will 'All of Me' by Tanlines Become the New Macarena?" 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 >>
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 >>
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 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 >>
Nate Dogg would approve of this message.
With the sounds of world music.
Because if its Lavish, it must be worth it.
Luz Marinas talent shines at the Arsht.
The star of Akeelah and the Bee rocks Radio Disney!
Experience the Pink Floyd-approved Pink Floyd.
Party with Lance-O before he hits the road, Jack
Chris Porter brings fresh funny to the Improv
Its all about good music and great art
Try to grab your fifteen minutes on VH1
Its a Thursday-night party going on
A music fest with a noticeable lack of Latin flair