To close out the year, Crossfade is picking its favorite albums by 305 artists. Check out the full list of Miami's Best Albums of 2011.
Under the Streets
(Do It Entertainment)
This album was five years in the making. In 2006, Tony Smurphio and Cuci Amador joined forces as Afrobeta to ... More >>
England's favorite frumpy, never-been-kissed, feel-good-story of 2009 has a new album, Someone to Watch Over Me, dropping November 1. And it's generating mad buzz with the 55-to-70-year-old demographic.
Susan Boyle's new record will feature a sweet blend of slow jams ranging from Joni Mitchell' ... More >>
Where will you be this evening at approximately 8:15 p.m.?
Well, if you've got a ticket (and even if you don't), make plans to go stand at the foot of Ultra Music Festival's Live Stage. It's definitely where you'll find Crossfade, because synth-y Norwegian duo Röyksopp will be prepping its set ... More >>
Class Actress's Elizabeth Harper.Class Actress have an enviable knack for maximizing the minimal. The Brooklyn group maintains a tight three-member lineup of Scott Rosenthal, Mark Richardson, and Elizabeth Harper. They've only got one major release -- a five-song EP called Journal of Ardency -- ... More >>
As an Iranian-American teen caught up in Washington, D.C.'s 1980s music scene, Ali Shirazinia became a fan of hardcore and New Wave. But when that decade died out, the kid switched, like a lot of ex-punks, to electronic noise.
He learned to DJ, eventually adopted the stage name Dubfire, and co- ... More >>
If you're a fan of Cut Copy, you'll love Miami Beach incarnation Crystal Cadillac. Dark dance rockers Brett Thorngren and Gil Bitton (former lead singer of Endo) have teamed up to form the band in all of its synthy-pop goodness, and they're releasing their debut 4-song EP this Friday at the Vagab ... More >>
Photo by JipsyDJ AM at the AG Adriano Goldschmied store on Washington in 2007.To read past installments of Diary of a Flasher, click here. Over the weekend I felt I was the only one not at the Depeche Mode concert. Texts and tweets blew up my phone on Saturday night about the show, but I was busy ... More >>
Depeche ModeWith Peter, Bjorn & JohnBankAtlantic Center, SunriseSaturday, September 5, 2009Better Than: Any other show I've been to this year -- seriously.The Review:There are reasons why Depeche Mode is so often called "critic-proof." The group's performance this past Saturday night at the B ... More >>
While we suspected that the rain would dampen the long weekend, it wasn't the case. There was still of plenty of sun and fun to be had. So in case you were holed up in your place, here is what you missed over the weekend:DubFest 2009 at Hollywood ArtsParkPhoto by Ari Justin RothenbergBunny Wailer ... More >>
If you aren't already aware, Depeche Mode is rolling into town this week bringing along with it Swedish trio Peter Björn and John as its opening act. The indie-rock outfit has enjoyed a fair amount of success, particularly with its 2006 single "Young Folks" -- you know, that song that had wh ... More >>
Grizzly Bear's newest made the top five at Sweat and Radio-Active.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 1 - 5:Sweat Records, Miami
1. Veckatimest, Gr ... More >>
Looking for a way to save a few bucks on concert tickets? Live Nation has announced they will be waiving the service fees for lawn tickets to a slew of their summer shows starting at 12:01 am on Wednesday. This promotion only lasts for 24 hours, so you'll have to purchase tickets quickly. Hit the ju ... More >>
Neutral Milk Hotel's 1998 classic was a top seller at BackboneMoving Units is a new column on Crossfade tracking the best-selling music at South Florida independent record stores. Top Sellers for the Week of May 22-29:Sweat Records, Miami1. It's Blitz, Yeah Yeah Yeahs2. Entertainment, Fischersp ... More >>
via myspace.com/motherfatherWe've written about Ex-Norwegian a lot lately, so suffice it to say we like their updated version of classic power-pop a la Big Star and company. The Jean Marie, too, remains a local favorite, for good reason. Although they describe themselves on their MySpace page as "ga ... More >>
And the old school hits just keep on coming. Depeche Mode has announced that on September 5th, their "Tour of the Universe" hits the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise. They'll be touring in support of their 12th studio album, "Sounds of the Universe".