Much like phony-baloney award shows or boring-as-shit overpriced music festivals, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is -- generally speaking -- a big bunch of bullshit. Or as the Sex Pistols would say, "a piss stain." Look, we're totally stoked that Kraftwerk, N.W.A., and Public Enemy might finally go ... More >>
Every generation lampoons those that came before it. Nothing is easier to parody than the '60s: the hair, the beads, the vibes, maaan. In the '70s, everybody's pants were fucking huge, until their hair got Bride of Frankenstein-huge in the '80s, thanks to all that blow and yacht rock. Unfortuna ... More >>
Art Basel Miami Beach is a horrible, crippling beast. It stands, hovering over the first week of December, forcing free drinks down your throat, making you listen to terrible music and look at bad art. Sometimes, though, every once in a while, it takes a step back and shows you the light, somet ... More >>
Crossfade was doing some casual afternoon lurking when the Events section of the Nightdrive blog slapped us in the face with some pretty cool news. According to the Miami promoters-slash-bloggers, math-rock mutant-pop ensemble Battles will be making its return to South Florida. The listing offe ... More >>
Dialed In is a weekly column on Crossfade tracking the top-ten lists on South Florida's campus radio stations. Top Albums for the Week of November 30 - December 5University of Miami- WVUM 90.5 FM, "The Voice" The voice is not your typical college radio station. They pride themselves on introducing ... More >>
Moving Units is a weekly column on Crossfade tracking the best-selling albums at South Florida independent record stores.Top 5 Albums for the week of November 1 - 7Sweat Records, MiamiMiami's home-grown rockers topped Sweat Records list for the first week of November.1. No Seasons [LP], Jacuzzi B ... More >>
Moving Units is a weekly column on Crossfade tracking the best-selling albums at South Florida independent record stores. Top 5 Albums for the week of October 25 - 31Seattle-based indie artist Brandi Carlile topped Uncle Sam's charts this week with her newest release, "Give Up The Ghost".Uncle ... More >>
The University of Miami Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Science recently unveiled the winners of their 2009 underwater photography contest. Vickie Conners of Austin, Texas took first place in the macro division with this portrait of what Devandra Banhart so desperately wants to be. We a ... More >>
It may not get its due, but 1968 helped alter rock's reality.
Turkey: Mor ve Otesi – “Deli” (Insane) Turkey was ballsy and pretty ass-kicking on two levels here: 1) For entering a straight-ahead contemporary rock song, with band members actually playing their instruments, and 2) For singing in Turkish. That effectively prevents any kind of crossover succ ... More >>
Jeremias keeps it real.
Barbican Theatre, London 2006 (Luaka Bop)
Ginger, Baby (Dippy Records)
Hialeah gets a shout-out in Manhattan
I Am a Bird Now (Secretly Canadian)
I Am a Bird Now Secretly Canadian
Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot.
Nino Rojo Young God Records