The Visual Stimulations for People Who Were High Coachella's art installations -- the ones designed to impress you while you're high, aka all of them -- were particularly impressive this year. There was the tesla coil, the crane that was formerly a flower but now a praying mantis, the giant floresce ... More >>
Surfer Blood! The West Palm Beach band is currently recording its second full-length slab in California with Gil Norton, a studio pro who's previously produced The Foo Fighters and Counting Crows, as well as the final three albums by The Pixies (with whom the Blood boys toured last year). Given ... More >>
What is potentially the absolute last headline we'd gamble on reading just popped into our inbox. "GRAMMY WINNER BON IVER @ THE FILLMORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Yes, that's 47 exclamation points preceded by what may be the best news we've heard this month. Granted, we' ... More >>
In March, the Langerado Music Festival announced its return after a long two-year abscence, exclaiming, "the wait is officially over." Backed by Florida's Boros Entertainment and Austin's C3 Presents, there was hope that Langerado could avoid being sunk -- as it had in 2009 -- by "'sluggish tic ... More >>
Lil Daggers want cash! Don't you?If you're in a band, you are probably broke. It sucks. But it's true. And there are a limited number of ways for a struggling rock 'n' roller to realistically collect some cash. You could (A) quit the band and get a real job; (B) ask Mom for the ten years of back ... More >>
The "How badly will Langerado fuck up this time?" saga continued earlier this week when the much-maligned festival sent out a mass email to fans asking for band suggestions. "Help us round out the lineup and show off the sonic sweetness coming out of South Florida," the email begged. Help us, i ... More >>
Trey Anastasio says: "Langerado effing rocks!"It's been almost three months since Crossfade got word that Langerado was being resurrected for the 2011 music festival season. Straight away, the organizers made it clear that the fest's lineup wouldn't be announced till June 1. And while that anno ... More >>
Courtesy of Laura BarryAddax is an anomaly on the Miami music scene. For starters, the band's style of rock has very little '80s or synth-pop influence. It's more inspired by late-'90s rock, but still Addax doesn't just sound like a female-fronted Incubus. Sure, the major elements are arpeggios, ... More >>
The duo comes to town on the Honda Civic Tour September 4.
photo by Christopher WilsonBen Bridwell's swelling sonic ambitions were apparent from early in his musical career. Now the frontman and main brain behind Band of Horses, as a member of the Seattle indie act Carissa's Wierd, he had a knack for pushing the borders of jangly, somewhat mopey rock tow ... More >>
Moving Units is a new column on Crossfade tracking the best-selling music at South Florida independent record stores. Click here to see past top sellers.Top Sellers for the week of June 15-19Courtesy of Deathcabforcutie.comDeath Cab's "Open Door EP" made Sweat's top 5 this weekUncle Sam's Music, Sou ... More >>
You know her as lead singer and all-around knockout for "Brechtian punk cabaret act" The Dresden Dolls. But now you're gonna to get to know her even better. See, she's got a new record out, her own, a new producer twiddling the nobs, and a nifty tie-in with one of the craftiest storytellers alive. B ... More >>
Power to the people.
After much Internet gossip and rumor-mongering, the folks behind Langerado announced they would release the first phase of the festival's 2009 lineup yesterday morning. That didn't happen, with a delay as organizers "finalized last-minute details." Still, this morning they've come forward with a few ... More >>
Continuing Riptides coverage of minute recession realities: So this years Langerado lineup was announced earlier today. It is the perfect music festival for sensitive, "eclectic" frat boys. Death Cab! Snoop Dog! Dashboard! Matisyahu! Anyway, because the economy sucks and festival tickets are general ... More >>
We 'R' Us (self-released)
In the spirit of CrossFade's occasional glimpses at the local musician ads on Craigslist, I'm passing on this plea I received by e-mail from Vicky, a member of a start-up indie band called CabinAffair. The core members recently relocated from their native Venezuela to study and play music, but alas, ... More >>
It's more Manilow than morbid.
Caribou Culture Room, Ft. Lauderdale April 5, 2008 Better Than: Having The Amboy Dukes drop by to help you with your homework. First things first. I (and you, if you were lucky enough to be there) have gotta thank Ahmed Gallab of Sinkane, who took over the traps for Caribou’s accident-prone drum ... More >>
What not to put on that Valentine's Day CD.
It's the most wonderful time of the year for these guilty pleasures.
Once again, Microsoft is chasing Apple in the hipster hardware game. Will it make sweet music this time?
For dance-punk group VHS or Beta, it's lonely being in the lead
Finally zombies get some respect in Stubbs
Young? Horny? Sensitive? Death Cab for Cutie is your ticket to ecstasy.
Feuding neighbors, art objects, and combative cops
How do you build a successful label like Rhymesayers? One good album at a time
Music that made the world safe for the word "alternative" again.
White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records.
In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote.
Indie heatseekers the Thermals bring it fast and furious
Give Up (Sub Pop)
Rilo Kiley brings a bountiful breadbasket from the heartland