Forbes, ever the arbiters of cool, have decided to rank America's coolest city. The good news: Miami came in 13th in the top twenty. The bad news: apparently a dozen other cities are cooler than ours. Uh, nah uh, Forbes.
Prepare for a blizzard of glitter and the heat of The Violet Flame. In just a few months, English dance-pop pioneers Erasure, otherwise known as Vince Clarke and Andy Bell, will be revealing their 16th studio album, a ten-track electro-pop opus recorded in New York and London, and produced by synth ... More >>
"USA, who's coming to the Where We Are 2014 Stadium Tour?" That's right, Directioners ... Your Brit boy toys Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and Louis Tomlinson have just revealed their North American tour dates. So far, there are only 21 scheduled One Direction shows, starting ... More >>
The Economist Intelligence Unit has released its rankings of the 120 most economically competitive cities in the world [PDF], and Miami, just one of 12 American cities to make the list, shot up 10 spots this year. Miami in fact now ranks 40th overall.
"Give me a Borgasm!" No doubt, the youth of America are just a bunch of desperate beat freaks begging for the kinda "bass makes bitches cum." And Israeli dubstepper Borgore is the dude with the deep rumble. After attracting ratchet pussy, doing jumpkicks, and climbing speakers at Ultra Music Festi ... More >>
Save Rock & Roll ... If we here at Crossfade were picking candidates for that task, Fall Out Boy probably wouldn't land at the top of the list. But that's the name of Pete Wentz and crew's newly announced comeback album and tour. "This isn't a reunion because we never broke up," Pete and pals ... 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 >>
"XTC" ... The only way to start your beat-freaking day. Of course, we here at Crossfade aren't advocating early-morning methylenedioxy-methylamphetamine. Just the new entactogenically exhilirating single by professional Berlin-based party starter and label boss Boys Noize, AKA Alexander Ridha. It's ... 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 >>
Ever rocked so hard that you blacked out, puked last week's hot lunch, and woke up 666 hours later feeling like your skull just got fucked in outer space by a gang of so-called interglactic mutant overlords? Well, then you've probably never purchased tickets for the disgusting, otherworldy freaksho ... More >>
See also "Soulja Boy to SpaceGhostPurrp "We Gone Eat Yo Face," Thows Bath Salts on A$AP Beef." Extraordinary swag and a mouthful of gold ... Yeah, we're talking about A$AP Rocky, the preternaturally talented 23-year-old Harlem Mob boss, rapper, and grillz model who's been beefing with SpaceGhostPu ... More >>
To quote a wise man named Meek Mill, "Dreamchasing is an occupation." As opposed to a simple hobby or some shit, the act of hustling after one's essential needs and wildest wishes (e.g. "tryna fix the roof leak," "tryna keep the house warm," "tryna touch a million dollars") should consume every hou ... More >>
The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our cr ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>
For every fat, drunk American football fan who couldn't even sit (or, uh, dance) through Madonna's 12-minute Super Bowl XLVI halftime bonanza, there are millions of giddy pop music fans in party towns like Istanbul, Zagreb, Warsaw, Kansas City, and St. Paul who'd be totally willing to blow their ... More >>
Christmas came early indeed. According to a press release sent moments ago to Crossfade, Lenny Kravitz "is pleased to announce dates for his first American tour in five years!" Best of all, dude's got a gig in the Big Mango. The "nearly 20-city tour" kicks off at New York City's Radio City Mu ... More >>
Over the last 17 years, Romeo Santos and bachata boy band Aventura have won the overflowing adoration of prepubescent girls, their mothers, and 35-year-old guys in white pants who love to dance. In the process, Santos and sidekicks scored a surplus of American Music Awards, Premio Lo Nuestro sta ... More >>
Haven Gastro-LoungeWhen Haven's executive chef, Todd Erickson, came to South Beach for the first time back in January of 2010, he had no idea that he would fall in love with it. In fact, he was a little hesitant about the idea of moving to Miami. "I had never been down here. I'd been to northern ... More >>
There's no doubt that Jay-Z -- even as hip-hop's retired-unretired elder statesman -- still balls like the best of 'em. Just last night Hova was makin' it rain at the Fountainebleau's LIV in Miami Beach, dropping more $100,000 on a single bottle of champagne in celebration of the release of his n ... More >>
Keith AllisonBosh detoxing.Somebody asked Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh in Dallas if he was getting any home cooked meals, and this was his answer, "I was like, 'Absolutely not.' I want to eat all garbage, junk food and room service just to get that road feel."The Chicago Tribune, surely trying t ... More >>
The great American game is another chance to foist false research on a gullible media.
You wouldn't like us when we're angry. Nothing pisses us off more than these statisically-flawed, silly little city rankings lists. Just in the past few weeks we've learned that Miami is one of America's most rude, vain, and miserable cities. Fittingly, Men's Health now tells us that when it come ... More >>
Sorry, but 100,000 hookers -- including tens of thousands of teens -- won't be showing for the Super Bowl this week. They send their regrets.
Michael MillerRunning back Devonta Freeman looks to run wild after a 43-yard performance last weekThe last time Riptide had the footballs to run a preview of a Miami Central game, the Rockets lost on the last play of the game to a burly Camden County team that -- by the looks of it that night -- ... More >>
Good news, Dolphans! Zach Thomas, who spent 12 years with the Dolphins and racked up seven Pro Bowl appearances, is going to re-sign with the team! Then he will immediately retire.According to the AP, this afternoon Thomas will sign a ceremonial contract and then announce his retirement as a member ... More >>
Photo by Jered ScottThe Rocket Summer has better hair than you doBest to show up early at Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale tonight to catch two local acts prior to Dallas/Fort Worth product the Rocket Summer's headlining set. Aside from the fact that a gaggle of fans will already be settled in to ... More >>
via BBJThe flashy cars, the speedboats, the trendy clothes, the bling-bling. Yeah, maybe dudes in Miami are trying to compensate for something.Online love glove store Condomania sells rubbers in 76 sizes that keep you covered no matter if you're packing a plantain or a beer can. The product has b ... More >>
Donald Glover's flow is serious, so stop laughing at his jokesEvery week, we gather some interesting stuff from our sister Village Voice Media publications' music sections. Just for kicks. Here's last week's entry.An in-depth look back at N.W.A. frontman Eazy E resides in Phoenix New Times.SF ... More >>
Musical Missionary has played various roles in fostering Miami's underground dance music scene in recent years, from artist bookings and party promotions, to philanthropy through the "Dance for a Cause" parties in 2009 and the more recent "Sunday School for the Generous" DJ marathon at Electric P ... More >>
Kicking the soundtrack for America's Backyard.
Ximena Sariñana is nothing if not precocious. The Mexican actress/singer-songwriter claims her love affair with music began at the age of 2, when she attended an Ella Fitzgerald concert and at 7 she was enrolled in singing lessons with famed vocal coach, Ricardo Sanchez at the urging of her neighb ... More >>
Oh, look. We've topped another depressing list. No, this one isn't calling us fat, in fact it's practically guaranteeing we'll be skinnier in one area: our wallets. PMI group released its list of riskiest real estate markets, and Miami ties with Riverside, California as the riskiest. The chance of ... More >>
So it's now official that R&B singer Erykah Badu is carrying her third child. During a recent concert in Texas, the Dallas-born chanteuse announced that she is in fact pregnant again...and it looks like the father is Jay Electronica pictured above. Back in June, Erykah took some slack when the rum ... More >>
The Counting Crows kick off their summer tour at the end of July in Virginia Beach. It doesn't roll down to South Florida until October 4 at the Cruzan Ampitheatre in West Palm Beach, but it'll still be hot as hell then so we'll still count it as summer. As all smart bands are doing these days, they ... More >>
This needs no introduction. Radiohead is coming to the U.S. and we're first. Everything you need to know is below. The tour kicks off in West Palm Beach and ticket info and price is at the bottom. Get ready folks as this is going to sell out quick!! Like, Hannah Montana quick. But with much better m ... More >>
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