The international music scene has undergone countless transformations over the past five decades. And to keep up with record label trends, artists have been forced to adapt (even compromise their integrity) to simply stay afloat. But for Spanish singer Raphael, defying the corporate suits has worke ... More >>
Despite all of the hootin', hollerin', and mouth-breathin' about "Obamacare," communism is nowhere near making a comeback. Let's review the facts: It's been more than 20 years since David Hasselhoff rubbed his gargantuan wienerschnitzel all over the crumbling Berlin Wall. China went so far to the f ... More >>
The biggest Bawse in the rap game is taking over the Fillmore Miami Beach. And he's bringing his best buddies with him. Miami's phattest hustler, Ricky Rozay, is gonna tear the roof off that bitch and make all the hos scream when his Maybach Music Tour rolls through South Beach on Wednesday, Decemb ... More >>
Metric With Half Moon Run Fillmore Miami Beach Friday, September 28, 2012 Better Than: Ugly people playing boring music badly. The last time Metric played in Miami, it was at an outdoor show on the beach during Art Basel. Paired with the band's outsized sound were exceptionally large easy chairs a ... More >>
M83 Wednesday, September 26 Fillmore Miami Beach Better Than: Dreaming ... IRL. A "nightmare" is the word Anthony Gonzalez used last night at the Fillmore Miami Beach to describe M83's disastrous appearance at Ultra Music Festival in March. But if Ultra was a nightmare, than the band's performance ... More >>
Los Enanitos Verdes' next album won't be out until early next year, but that hasn't stopped the Argentine rock group from promoting it. "We're recording the new album, that's why we're celebrating," lead singer Marciano Cantero recently told Mexico's Diario de Yucatán. "The album's so good, I'm s ... More >>
See also "Pretty Lights at Ultra Music Festival 2012" This Friday morning will be greeted by the mashed up sounds of your mouse clicking and you going, "Come on, come on, COME ON!" Why is this news? Because this time, it will be sample-smashing hoodie monster Pretty Lights causing the commotion, a ... More >>
Finding success in the music industry is hard. Pleasing both critics and commercial fans is even more difficult. Doing it all, plus setting a Guinness World Record by the time you're 23 is not only an achievement, it's an awesome feat. And apparently it sends you into hiding. That's the oversimplif ... More >>
Latin crooner Marc Anthony is hitting up the Fillmore on June 26, but perhaps the more exciting news is that his opening act is President Barack Obama. The two are hitting up the historic concert hall for a fundraiser, and tickets are selling for up to $5,000.
Legend has it that Ponce de León discovered Florida while searching for "the Fountain of Youth." Historians know, however, this is just a poor translation of "good tunes and a $6 PBR & Jameson combo." In any case, ever since April 2, 1513, Miami has been a hothouse for new musical strains and ... More >>
When Crossfade checked in with The Duke Spirit on Thursday, the London rock band was lost and on the run somewhere outside Daytona Beach. They finally arrived under cover of darkening skies, as the neon tubes buzzed on for the evening in Miami Beach. Crossfade tagged along to see what 29 hours in ... More >>
Via facebook.com/neroukWill the world end in 2012? Probably not. Historically, apocalypse predictors are kooks. But there's always an infinitesimally tiny chance that they're actually right this time. So when the Doomsday Clock clicks to midnight on December 30, beginning a frenzied 24-hour cou ... More >>
There are some artists who can't escape their past, no matter how hard they try. Paul Simon is inextricably linked to Simon & Garfunkle. Robert Plant will always be the tousle-haired, bare-chested vocalist of Led Zeppelin. John Fogerty will never fully put Credence Clearwater Revival behind ... More >>
We here at Crossfade spend most of our time doing stuff like looking for legit work at Miami Beach megaclubs, making it rain with C. Breezy at the strip club, or waging guerrilla warefare on Biscayne Bay at the AAA. But now and again, we get this undeniable urge to spend an evening with three ni ... More >>
Photo by Marta PerezRaekwon the Chef cookin' it up.See the full 20-photo Rock the Bells slideshow. Rock the Bells Rakewon and Ghostface Killa With Mobb Deep and ArtOfficial Fillmore Miami Beach September 13, 2011 Better Than: Album-length karaoke renditions of Ol' Dirty Bastard's Nigga Please ... More >>
Atmosphere's MC Slug knows what to do when life hands you lemons.The sensitive MC has always been a rare figure in hip-hop. While the early 2000s did see a spike in "politically conscious" backpack rappers like Talib Kweli and Mos Def (both of whom took a page from Common's socio-empathetic rhy ... More >>
Solange at the moment of conception.The greatest danger involved in making superpotent sex music is the high risk of inadvertently impregnating an entire roomful of glammed-out party girls. Just ask Chromeo's Dave 1 and P-Thugg ... There is no condom, diaphragm, spermicide, morning-after pi ... More >>
With similar holy praise and spiritual righteousness, Matisyahu scratches the Haile Selassie out of reggae music and gives it up to G-d. Born Matthew Paul Miller, the musician made it all the harder for us to say his name when he started using the Askenazi version of it. This former Phish-head ... More >>
Photo by Daniel Klajmic, via galcosta.com.brBrazen Brazilian songbird Gal Costa.It's possible you're not too familiar with Gal Costa. Hell, you may have never heard of her. But if that's the case, you probably aren't all that into Brazilian music in the first place. Because Costa's career in musi ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenLCD Soundsystem's James Murphy.As we wrap up 2010, Crossfade looks back at the best live performances of the year. View the full list of Miami's Best Concerts of 2010. LCD Soundsystem October 6, 2010 The Fillmore Miami Beach Imagine going to the best dance party of your life w ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenCheck out the full 30-photo Phoenix slideshow.PhoenixWith WavvesWednesday, October 27, 2010The Fillmore Miami BeachMiami used to suffer from one of the worst geographical disadvantages in the country. Touring bands on tight budgets often skipped the drive, resulting in only hug ... More >>
Thomas Hedlund/wearephoenix.comOn May 25, 2009, French foursome Phoenix launched a midnight sneak attack on the American indie scene. Like the blue, red, and black bombs on the cover of its new album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, the band came screaming from the sky, out of some unseen nowhere, and d ... More >>
photo by Sean McFarlandARPNext Tuesday's Caribou show at Grand Central just continues the wave of musical excitement washing up on Miami's shores this October. (Before this, of course, there's Beach House and Vampire Weekend at the Fillmore on Wednesday -- if you got tickets -- and Active Child a ... More >>
It's a well-recorded rule that a smart man never speaks of a woman's age. Still, Myriam Hernandez is no spring chicken, which isn't to say that the 43-year-old Chilean songstress and television personality isn't still a hottie. But she's put in her time -- and then some. Hernandez started her l ... More >>
We've lost track of the hype-backlash-hype-backlash cycle that aims to tell us whether it's currently "cool" to like Vampire Weekend or not -- but who really cares. The band's sophomore album, Contra, achieved the previously unthinkable feat of scoring number one on the Billboard charts. It was welc ... More >>
If you're either a) one of those that were bummed to have missed Enrique Bunbury, formerly of Heroes del Silencio, at The Fillmore yesterday, or b) were in fact at the Fillmore on said night, catching one of Spanish rock's old schoolers, than this show on Wednesday at the same spot is right up yo ... More >>
Four and five star VIP ticket packages equipped with meet-and-greets, photo ops, a pre-show party and "an exclusive NKOTB gift" have officially sold out for next Thursday's New Kids on the Block show at the Fillmore.I've been a New Kids on the Block fan since I was about six. I had the pink comfo ... More >>
via livenation.comAfter three albums and nearly a decade of trying to attract some wider notice, you'd think David Gray would have been pleased when he finally landed in the Top Ten via his international smash "Babylon" and the best-selling album from whence it came, White Ladder. Yet, as th ... More >>
Spring, glorious spring. Start your frolicking at the Marlin's first home game or at the Fillmore, where a colorful indie band from Athens, Georgia plays Scandinavian-style pop music. Spend Saturday outdoors watching BMX racing or rugby. You have your pick of celebrating two cult figures on Sunday. ... More >>
Photo by Luciana Val & Franco MussoAirWhen Air's Moon Safari came out in 1998, I was 15 years old and still in my teenage ska/punk phase. But here was an album with lush electronic soundscapes and minimal beats that really spoke to me. Air is responsible for introducing me to electronic music ... More >>
Two television regulars take the South Beach Comedy Festival stage.
From GWAR to Torche, the acts that rocked the Magic City.
Check him out Saturday night.
The troupe was spurned in favor of The Fillmore, but no hard feelings.
Lets hope tonight wont be a Katt-astrophe.
Check out Spiegelworld before its gone.
Live at the Fillmore -- February 1969
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