Since 2007, every third Saturday in April has been set aside for the observance of Record Store Day, when vinyl lovers and music fans show love and appreciation to the their local shops. In Miami, though brick-and-mortar music retailers like Spec's, Virgin Megastore, and F.Y.E. are certainly a thin ... More >>
Buffalo indie-punk trio Lemuria has close ties to Florida. The threesome has played Gainesville's annual punk staple, The Fest, for five consecutive years. (And yes, the band's on the bill for 2013 too.) The group has even scheduled four shows in the Sunshine State for its summer tour. "We've mad ... More >>
Don't even try to pinpoint down Kenneth James Gibson. The chameleonic Los Angeles-based musician and producer has basically waged war against categorization over the past two decades. And he changes monikers just as often as he changes his sound. In the '90s it was noise pop as the Furry Things. Th ... More >>
Everybody hates Monday. But the sound of the alarm in the early a.m. at the start of the work week is particularly brutal. Like, medieval. Crossfade would even go as far to wager that the hobbies and habits that constitutes one's stress-relievers and vices (everything from healthy options like k ... More >>
In 1984, Lou Barlow started an indie rock crew called Dinosaur Jr. with J. Mascis and a drummer nicknamed Murph. Four years later, after endless tension, a trio of amazing albums, and a ton of alt-guy fights, Lou got kicked out of his own band. That's when Barlow became almost synonymous with Sebad ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenWhat were you doin' the night before Dinosaur Jr. alum and indie demigod Lou Barlow announced that his highly emotional side project, Sebadoh, would be visiting Downtown hipster superclub Grand Central for a pre-Weezer Cruise concert on January 18, 2012? Well, Crossfade was h ... More >>
Man, oh man! We had the weirdest dream last night. Well, to start things off, Sebadoh was there. Y'know, the weepy and weird side-project-turned-anti-band started by Lou Barlow when his mid-'90s feuding with fellow Dinosaur Jr. bandmate, guitarist and singer J. Mascis, forced his exit. But, lik ... More >>
Ahoy, sensitive, sea-faring rock fans.When Rivers Cuomo announced the inaugural Weezer Cruise a few months ago, the emo-pop pioneer provided sensitive, sea-faring rock fans with a pretty comprehensive passenger list. Admittedly, though, he sorta skimped on the details. But today, Rivers and ... More >>
Rivers Cuomo wants to cruise with you.Who would've pegged Weezer's Rivers Cuomo for a cruise enthusiast? But in a YouTube commercial posted today, the emo icon appears ocean-ready (no Buddy Holly glasses) and dressed in a totally Carnival-appropriate outfit (crappy baseball cap and striped, navy ... More >>
Beings Self-titled (Amnesian Records) www.amnesianrecords.com Beings is Miami's newest power trio and in its short span of time it has been creating some serious waves across the land with this nifty eight-track album and their recent high profile touring with hometown darlings Torche. But it sh ... More >>
Photo by Justine UngaroLisa Loeb goes camp.For thritysomthings, the pop culture trifecta is Janeane Garofalo for laughs, Winona Ryder for drama, and Lisa Loeb for tunes. All three came together for the 1994 film Reality Bites -- Loeb penning the hit single of the soundtrack, which included tracks ... More >>
Photo by Reed FischerThe Jameses in the midst of not holding back at Propaganda on FridayThe JamesesWith Chill Pillars/Cop City, Nervous Systems, Guy HarveyPropaganda, Lake WorthFriday, May 14, 2010The Jameses' "Gobi Desert" is nearly seven minutes of revivalist lo-fi rock built with a guitar rif ... More >>
What does it say about scorching three-piece Lavola that within a month of their first live show they've booked gigs in Miami, Boca, West Palm, Palm Beach Gardens, Pompano, and Lake Worth? Not just that they are on their hustle, but that they kill it live, which you can find out for yourself toni ... More >>
Second Sinatra sings at the Seminole.
Iggy and the Stooges are back and still searching to destroy.
You know, Radiohead, I was just about to go to sleep when I checked my email one last time. And lo and behold, the download code for your new CD, In Rainbows, popped up in my inbox. *sigh* I didn't need sleep anyway. Since the rest of the blogosphere is racing right now to review Rainbows, I figure ... More >>
Beyond (Fat Possum)
After years of playing heavy metal heroes, the members of Torche aim to blaze a new trail
"One Kind Two Minds" (Fat Cat)
First Against the Wall self-released
Star sings a new tune
Stab the Unstoppable Hero "Sub Pop Records"
Desaparecidos take on consumer society
Tales from the Texas music fest: Rock barely survives, honky-tonk rules, and Miami may yet host the Latin Grammys -- but no bombs, please
Bob Marley tribute, Mark Lanegan
Cover your ears or bask in the blare. Miami avant-skronkers Harry Pussy, Rat Bastard, and Tom Smith's To Live and Shave in L.A. have launched an audacious aural assault on the senses. But is anyone out there listening?
WVUM's signal boost is pumping up the power of Miami's finest college radio station -- and the internal complaints are getting louder along with it
Broadcasting cutting-edge bands via shortwave, Victor Garcia-Rivera sends Cuba a piece of the rock
Music industry flacks bombard dizzy critics. Now it's your turn.