From the album's title, The Next Day, to the (mostly) straight-forward nature of the 14 tracks that compose it, David Bowie's new album declares itself a reboot. The songs shine with ferocious life, even if they follow a simpler structure than one would expect from Bowie. Guitars by Earl Slick and G ... More >>
Music is more than just a collection of sounds. It's a whole 'nother world where anything is possible. You don't have to be yourself, you don't even have to be human, and a lot of artists take full advantage of this world of illusion. The benefits? Well, you can safely walk into any grocery store, ... More >>
Face it ... We're a society obsessed with celebrity wealth. Whether it's the 20 Richest Rappers, Ten Richest DJs, Eight Richest Musicians in their Teens and 20s, or the Five Richest Celebs in the Music Business, you can count on Crossfade to narrow down the ridiculously long, arbitrary lists publi ... More >>
Odd Future crooner Frank Ocean recently opened up on Tumblr about falling in love with a man, and the blogosphere is buzzing with stories about gay Franky. But we're stuck on how modern this whole coming-out ceremony has become. Gays, bisexuals, and lesbians have been a big part of the music indust ... More >>
Miami's So Sound Recordings was among Crossfade's Five Best Electronic Music Labels in 2011. But what we didn't point out about DJ-producer Jazzy Eyewear's beloved imprint was the eclecticism of its catalog. Sure, the label focuses on house and electronica. But there's also plenty of tradition ... More >>
We don't wanna be Robert Plant's groupie.TMZ has got us playing a lil' game called, Who'd You Rather? Of course, the implied last half of that question is: "...do it with?" And by it, we mean da nasty. Yesterday, the gossip site asked us if we'd rather rub private parts with Led Zep shrieker ... More >>
Aside from David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust era, cocaine and space exploration really aren't supposed to mix. Could you imagine what Neil Armstrong's famous quote would have been if he was high during his one small step on the moon? "That's one small step... holy crap, dude, I'm on the moon; I feel f ... More >>
Photo by Justine UngaroLisa Loeb goes camp.For thritysomthings, the pop culture trifecta is Janeane Garofalo for laughs, Winona Ryder for drama, and Lisa Loeb for tunes. All three came together for the 1994 film Reality Bites -- Loeb penning the hit single of the soundtrack, which included tracks ... More >>
Murphy's version of "Instant Karma" is on iTunes now.Peter MurphyWith the Mission VeoRespectable Street Cafe, West Palm BeachWednesday, June 26, 2009Better Than: Being too lazy to make the journey to West Palm.The Review:Peter Murphy's performance at Respectable Street Cafe was, of course, a treat f ... More >>
Notes from the Soundboard is a new column appearing weekly on Crossfade, focused on pop music's history and ongoing evolution. Lee Zimmerman shares insights and observations on how music continues to connect with the weirdness of the world. Click here to read past installments.I have a gripe.& ... More >>
Gender-bending Myspace superstar Jeffree Star is officially headlining her own show at the Culture Room on July 29. Ms. Star has her own fashion line, does some modeling, calls herself the "Queen of the Internet", and is now expanding her titles to include singer/songwriter. Star is all about androg ... More >>
By ANDY VIHSTADT After giving it away for a limited time on eMusic, the Postmarks’ sophomore effort, By the Numbers, is officially released worldwide today. The all-covers album boasts a numerical theme and includes renditions of songs by David Bowie, the Cure, Jesus and Mary Chain and even the ... More >>
He touches down in Miami as two versions of himself.
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Ten summers that rocked.
I'll post a full review later on, but I wanted to get the set list up for the very excellent Peter Murphy gig last Saturday at Revolution. Because his current tour is billed as a "retrospective," I know I'm not alone in obsessively Googling his set lists (hey, I was really excited about this show). ... More >>
Arthur and the Invisibles
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A former Mary My Hoper draws on the past for his musical future
Picasso Trigger puts on its Halo and opens Heaven's gate
Punk was a revolution. Rap has tried to recapture the value of iconoclastic showmanship. With the arrival of the Wac-O-Mummers, it's all old news.