The Art Basel Miami Beach drums of war pound an ominous rhythm as our checking accounts commit Hari Kari because of the holidays.
So are you, like Crossfade, a Friday-night professional with more moths in your wallet than bills?
Take a look at our ten best music-related activities under $10 going ... More >>
See the full 48-photo slideshow of Audio Junkie Independence Day Bash at O Cinema.
While Fourth of July celebrations all across our nation have been hijacked by hot dog-eating contests and superpotent fireworks displays that leave American suburbs buried under ash, the meaning of the holiday was no ... More >>
For 31 years, the numerous, ever-increasing stages at gritty, surreal, and spectacular Churchill's Pub in Little Haiti has been where Miami rock music goes to define itself.
A quick scan of the assorted press and awards (including endless clippings for Miami New Times Best Rock Club nods) reveal ... More >>
Do you enjoy art, fashion, film, and music?
If the answer is no, you probably aren't human. But if the answer is yes, you should go buy tix for Miami New Times' Artopia 2012, "an event," according to the official Facebook page, "that promotes art for people."
There's gonna be an interactive ins ... More >>
How do we here at Crossfade typically spend our Saturday nights?
Drunk and half-naked at the club, scamming complimentary booze coupons, shaking our fat asses to neo-freestyle, and shouting stupid stuff like, "No panties on the dance floor!," while holding our nose and fake puking.
The point: O ... More >>
Our very own weirdo genius Dino Felipe is getting ready to hit the road. And he needs our help, i.e. $$$. Hence, a Kickstarter campaign.
At the end of September, he and his sidekick This Heart Electric (AKA Ricardo Guerrero of "Miami Venues Suck Dick" fame) plan to load their crap into an old Ch ... More >>
Photo by Bleeding PalmFor a hot and humid second, it looked like The Heat Lightning's What a Mission extravaganza was gonna get smashed by whiplash winds and brutal thunderstorms.
According to predictions filtering out of the National Hurricane Center, tropical storm Emily was headed straight ... More >>
Dino Felipe celebrates the release of his 50th album.An unfortunate side effect of experimental music in the 21st century is the inflated discography.
In this age of instant access and oversharing, demos are pressed on vinyl and every piss, moan, and fart ends up streaming on the internet. Acr ... More >>
A signature Dino Felipe tee for $25.There are two main reasons why musician Dino Felipe started making clothing.
The first was he didn't have money to buy new clothes, so he turned his T-shirts inside out and revamped the shit out of them. He likes to squat when he sits, and the position made ho ... More >>
Photo by Mike NunnGet yr noise with Clang Quartet.Hey noiseniks, it's almost time again to put your auditory system through those 72 hours of awesome sonic abuse commonly known as the International Noise Conference.
As always, Rat Bastard and Laundry Room Squelchers will be helming the whole th ... More >>
The 305 in 2010 was so awesome that our heads totally exploded!The swamps and warehouse squats, Carol City and Coco's Nightclub, South Beach and the megaclubs -- our city's music scene is the product of so many split-up, spliced, and remixed sources that any attempted overview of its output will ... More >>
To close out the year, Crossfade is picking out its favorite albums by 305 artists. Read the full list of Miami's Best Albums of 2010 here.
My Vomit Is A Crystal Ball (Triangle Earth)
Dino Felipe has been quietly making loud music in his home for over a decade. His prolific catalogu ... More >>
Onstage, Dino Felipe is all chaos and mayhem. His live show usually starts off with high energy, which sometimes turns into antagonism, which often spirals into self-directed violence. As a performer he can really polarize the crowd. It's unfortunate that the thing most people take away from the ... More >>
Get It While It's Hott. Brash is Beethoven. Belaxis is Buil.
This disc is another exciting incursion by visual artists into the arena of audio art. Now, while it might seem a little heavy-handed to refer to this as a genre ("audio art"), I onl ... More >>
The 305's godfather of fuzz, Rat Bastard, gets flattened.In the realm of supershort sets, the former reigning champs on the scene were those essentialist hardcore heads, whose performances boiled down to sweaty, shirtless 15-minute blasts of loud and sloppy 60-second songs.
These days, however, ... More >>
S. PajotIce Cream's screamer molests the crowd.For eons, humanity has celebrated the autumnal equinox. Back in the day, summer ended and the pagans immediately noticed that the dirt was dying, crops were rotting, and only the grave lay ahead. So they said "Fuck it!" and threw an apocalypse party. ... More >>
Photo by Jeremy HarrisIn this 21st century world where even your grandmother's getting busy with the Facebooks, MySpacies, and Ashley Madisons, there's something mysterious and exotic and enticing about a young lady who can't be found anywhere on the interweb. So when a fanboy asks Google, Who is ... More >>
via rooflessrex.blogspot.comLike smoking crack in Guanajuato.The American Legion Harvey Seeds Post 29 off of 64th Street and Biscayne (6447 NE Seventh Avenue, Miami) is named after Harvey Seeds, the first Dade County representer killed in action in World War I in France by a hand grenade explodin ... More >>
Kreamy 'Lectric SantaOperation Spacetime Cynderblock: "Four Riddles of the Spheres"(Starcleaner Records)It has been a very long time since the Kreamies have graced us with a full-length effort and what an incredibly delicious piece of wax it is. And though it has been ages, the spirit of this out ... More >>
photo by Ian WitlenSurfer BloodBefore monotheism ruined the fun, humans worshiped a female god (hell, yeah!) and held huge, outdoor fuck parties to honor the beginnings and endings of seasons. Instead, we now scrunch into hard-backed pews to be lectured; spend our entire Friday nights in the dark ... More >>
After I blogged the SoCal Punk Explosion show yesterday, I was perusing the Respectable Street site and they have some great shows coming up, in particular Venetian Snares. During Basel last year Aaron Funk a.k.a Snares put on a helluva good set at Laundry Black Sheep Music Lounge 305 Bar that ... More >>
Federico Nessi, a.k.a DJ Healer, is an artist (see the latest Sweat Records installation) and a repatriated Miamian who likes to dance, but scoffs at the current notions of "indie." Thus he and Ricardo Guerrero, a.k.a. This Heart Electric, a.k.a. that dude from Animals of the Arctic, a.k.a. DJ R3K , ... More >>