"It's acoustically different and it's sonically different," Israeli singer-songwriter Asaf Avidan notes, comparing his new debut solo album, Different Pulses, to his work with former band, The Mojos. "It has different sounds and touches on different genres of music and takes a different approach to ... More >>
Will the Academy really, really like it?
When Barack Obama busted into a few bars from Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" at an Apollo Theatre performance, he reminded the entirety of the United States of why we elected him back in 2008: He's a total rock star! If you're skeptical, just look at the numbers. MTV reports that sales of "Let's ... More >>
John Digweed: the man, the myth, the legend. You'll get to see all three when the UK electronic dance music titan alights at Gryphon nightclub this Sunday.And this is no ordinary club date. It's a stop on Digweed's current North American tour in support of Structures Two, a whopping 3-CD compilat ... 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.Axe and the Oak Record Store Day EP (Self-Released) We've all seen, heard and loved bands that were total disasters. The bass is too low in the mix, the gui ... More >>
Isaac HayesHot Buttered Soul (Stax)Forget "Chef," "South Park," and all that Scientology bullshit. Isaac Hayes died last summer. If we're to remember him for just one thing, let it be Hot Buttered Soul.The landmark 1969 LP has been remastered and gussied up with bonus tracks. There are also new line ... More >>
Murder by Death creates stunning, dark works that transcend the provocative name.
The barely legal members of Orlando's Band Marino are already making pop music for the ages
An enigmatic Miami band pushes expectations out of the nest
Crime and Dissonance (Ipecac)
Hurricane Bar Mute
Thunder, Lightning, Strike Memphis Industries (import)
Digging beneath the rum-punch-and-bikini notion of an island paradise
Octavio Campos's luna del pingüino is dance and drama and much, much more
Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies actually requires a brain cell or two?
Some challenging and successful interactive shows hit the town
The D.C. dick who's into cleaning up crime, kung-fu movies, and Missy Elliott
A moving tale of a child's life during wartime
Ennio Morricone has written great music for good, bad and ugly films
Super Sound (Emperor Norton)
The Legend of 1900
Eric Dolphy, Kaouding Cissoko