Welcome to Ask a Failed Musician, in which I will
help struggling musicians make sense of their careers and even offer some advice. Whether or not
it will work, who knows? It obviously didn't work for me. But then again, I was on Kimmelonce, so there's that.
A musician responded to my previous colu ... More >>
Steve Jobs is not normally associated with food. You don't know where he goes to dinner, his favorite coffee shop, or find him on top chefs' lists. Surprisingly, aside from dramatically changing the entertainment and media industry, he's had the greatest effect on the food industry.
We know you've been wondering: How exactly did Marco Rubio stir the conservative fire in his belly before jumping onstage during the campaign? Reading George Will? Watching O'Reilly grill some hapless liberals?Nope: Straight-up gangsta rap. Rubio liked to crank Tupac and NWA before his speeches, ... More >>
Still shaken by the brutality and disappointment of election day, America now looks forward to only one thing ... Lil Wayne's release from Riker's Island!
The time has come, Young Moneyians. Within hours, Weezy (AKA Dwayne Michael Carter) will be a free man, escaping the chains of the state prison ... More >>
Cheating has come such a long way.Remember in Old School where Vince Vaughn's character is helping his entire fraternity cheat on an exam by whispering into his shirt? Well that kind of technology isn't strictly for spy movies or Back to the Future anymore.
This Apple-themed guitar on the event's invite is a pretty big hint of what's to comeApple's got something big cookin' for their music fanatics, and it smells good.The company is hosting an event in San Francisco today. Every year around the same time a similar shindig is organized to announce th ... More >>
DJ Induce is no stranger to the local music scene ... in fact, he is the scene. Having started his burgeoning DJ career well over ten years ago, Induce (a.k.a. Ryan Smith) has DJed for anyone and everyone, in every night and day club, selecting records varied and vast, from EPMD to Metallica.Ind ... More >>
We're not going to tell you to get your dad an iPad or the new iPhone because really, anyone can tell you that. We've poked and prodded, and come up with what we think are the most useful and most innovative tech gadgets your dad will enjoy this Father's Day, minus the pre-orders and long lines. Hap ... More >>
Photo from tenthousandislands.blogspot.comIt seems another Miami band has gotten its gear stolen. New Times reported yesterday that Torche, currently on tour with Circa Survive and Coheed and Cambria, had a slew of equipment jacked in Chicago on Friday, including a guitar, bass, pedals, iP ... More >>
Seen, well, heard, and then seen in Wynwood, check out the killer sound system on this ice cream truck and its Latin style soundtrack. Next up, subwoofers and an iPod and this truck could be making the rearview shake while making money in club parking lots.We've heard plenty of bootleg-ass, shit ... More >>
via groovemaker.comCan you hear that faint thump? It's the heads of turntable purists smacking their heads against their desks. Still, like it or not, what constitutes "DJing" has forever changed with technology -- it's only a matter of time before somebody figures out how to use the DJ Hero cont ... More >>
Franz A. Wakefield, a Miami resident, claims that he not only came up with the idea and names of Apple's entire iPod, iTunes, and iPhone line, but that actress Sarah Jessica Parker totally screwed him over in the deal. Wakefield claims he won a 17th Congressional District Arts Competiti ... More >>
Yes, it's no secret I hang out at the Poorhouse in Fort Lauderdale a lot. But here's a new event worth mentioning at the bar: My Pod Mondays. It started a few weeks ago and is hosted by the place's legendary bartender, Mr. Jon Owens. People interested in putting their iPods up for scrutiny mak ... 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 >>
With the economy going way south, it seems like the nightlife industry is starting to implement new business tactics. Bottle service is surely going the way of the dinosaur, and the industry knows if it's going to survive its got to find untapped market.Enter in the downtown hipster promoters.Often ... More >>