In the shadows of a cocaine skyline, in the bitter freeze of winter, with fewer than a legion of supporters, and a raging douchenozzle hellbent on destruction ...
The seven samurai of Fishbone gathered by the river, armed for battle, and unleashed a sonic boom of future funk on the Tobacco Road pa ... More >>
It's a dark night in California and Fishbone bass player Norwood Fisher's forearms strain as he applies a vicious chokehold to the throat of childhood friend and bandmate Kendall Jones, whose eyes bulge from their sockets. He's nearly unconscious from the lack of oxygen to his brain.
Still, Kendal ... More >>
At first, you were afraid. You were petrified.
Kept thinkin' you could never live
without tickets to Gloria Gaynor's disco party at Casino Miami Jai-Alai this weekend.
But then Crossfade showed up with a bunch of free tix. And you grew strong. And you learned how to get along.
Go on now ... Chec ... More >>
A quick and handy beginner's guide to doin' the Swamp Stomp:
1. Mosh 'round the daisy chain.
2. Get sloshed and/or sugar high, depending on whether you've reached Florida's legal boozing age.
3 Wallow in the mud like a big fat Everglades bullfrog.
Oh, and you obviously need tickets too. But lucki ... More >>
Ever licked a frog's ass? Sucker-punched the Swamp Ape? Square danced with a human gator?
Well, show up at Tobacco Road (AKA Miami's oldest, baddest, and most reliably awesome former whorehouse and speakeasy) in 24 days for the seventh annual edition of Swamp Stomp.
Presented by New Times, Yo!, P ... More >>
Ever done the Swamp Stomp? And nah, dude, it ain't a muddy-ass dance.
We're talkin' about the totally homegrown 2,000 person-strong music festival that "started as a killer backyard barbecue with a bunch of bands and booze and a few friends in 2007."
It's always the most "badass, rockenest, craz ... More >>
That's it! We've got the perfect route for Beyoncé's multi-family trek across Florida with best friends Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin: Miami to Pensacola Beach for DeLuna Fest 2012 in September.
Originally, headliners Pearl Jam and Foo Figthers were reason enough to make the 11-hour journey to ... More >>
Yesterday, CNN ran an interesting article about Southern stereotypes, "The South: Not all Bubbas and Banjos."
"The lower right-hand portion of the U.S. of A. is often pigeonholed as a tobacco-spittin', Bible-thumpin', gun-totin' (and worse) backwater," writes Todd Leopold. "So go ahead, fry up the ... More >>
Ms. Chaka Khan is The Queen of Funk.The Herd just got a little thicker.
Two weeks ago, the Virginia Key Grassroots Festival -- a SoFla spinoff of Ithaca, New York's Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival, organized by mountain music crew Donna the Buffalo -- released its initial 25-act lineup, starrin ... More >>
The Herd is stampeding toward SoFla.
Almost 22 years ago, East Coast fusion rockers Donna the Buffalo led a mass gathering of its friends, fellow bands, and followers -- nicknamed The Herd -- to Ithaca, New York for the inaugural Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival.
In the intervening decades, thi ... More >>
I guess there's a Rolling Stones joke somewhere when you mention rock 'n' roll powerhouses that have been around for what seems like an eternity. And sure, like the Stones, there have been highs and lows for everyone.
But when it comes to the thirty-two years that Fishbone has been rocking hous ... More >>
RZA and the rest of the Clan bringin' the Wu to SXSW.Ah, SXSW ... Whether you arrive aboard a busted-ass '96 Ford Aerostar or your very own ultra-speed private Gulfstream business jet, everyone is welcome. Because in the end, we all eat the same breakfast burritos, right?
As anyone who's visit ... More >>
Photo by phivephotography.comThough Fishbone's home turf -- South Central L.A. -- may not have been a typical rock and roll breeding ground, plenty else about the band's birth was fortuitous. The band's early musical brew, heavy on ska, reggae, and a liberal helping of rock, was largely created i ... More >>
via Flickr user Rich AndersonOnce you get off the Jam Cruise, you should go ahead and get ready for another show to reminisce with your new found friends and relive the countless hours of meandering guitars, drum solos, and improvised jam sessions with a band that's been perfecting all those thin ... More >>