The S.S. Coachella set out to sea rather unceremoniously. There weren't horns, not a streamer in sight, and no one smashed bottles against the body of the ship.
But we'd all been aboard the Celebrity Silhouette for about four hours at that point and Father John Misty was launching our oceanic musi ... More >>
Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week (or thereabouts) in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to that ... More >>
So, we come to it: the end of all things. Four days of madness, Doritos, Skrillex and finally, St. Patrick's Day. Before we bid SXSW 2012 farewell, allow us to share our favorite moments from SXSW day four. Later, we'll let you know which shows weren't so hot. Find our favorites below, and if there ... More >>
Everyone in North Florida is straight freaking out about
this band Hundred Waters and its otherworldy indie sound.
Having just released a six-song EP, ironically titled EP, the group's being hailed as the best thing to hit the mean musical streets of Gainesville in a long time, and one of the b ... More >>
Facebook, GiversIt lingered in the background at nearly every one of our backyard barbecues last year -- Givers' up-tempo debut record, In Light. Nestled alongside the Black Keys' El Camino, Fleet Foxes' Helplessness Blues, and Cults' self-titled effort, the record even earned a spot on our arbit ... More >>
It felt like an eternity -- 35 months between Fleet Foxes' 2008 self-titled debut and their 2011 followup. But for a record as brilliantly crafted as Helplessness Blues, it was well worth the three-year wait.
The record's up for a Grammy in the Best Folk Album category and it has received gener ... More >>
Packing massive tracks and trippy visuals, Dutch DJ and producer Sander Kleinenberg will be invading Arkadia this Thursday night as part of the weekly party hosted by Erick Morillo's Subliminal Records Friends.
So Crossfade called Mr. Kleinenberg in Las Vegas to discuss the midweek gig, som ... More >>
A few months ago, Crossfade initiated an intense letter-writing campaign in an attempt to bully (er, woo?) a bunch of our favorite indie bands into booking Miami shows.
And while certain targets of our stalker-ish affections, like Fleet Foxes, have steadfastly ignored our pen-and-paper threats ... More >>
facebook.com/peterbjornandjohnHey, PB&J! Come to MIA!On Monday, we wrote a letter to Fleet Foxes about their upcoming tour.
We assured them that Miami's music scene is on the up-and-come, and promised that if they came down here, we'd willingly fork over the price of admission for a night of ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsDear Fleet Foxes,
Thanks for letting us download "Helplessness Blues," the title track off your upcoming album dropping on May 3, for free. If the song is any indication as to how the rest of the record's going to sound, the almost three-year gap between your self-titled debut ... More >>
Folk music certainly seems to be on the upswing again with folks like Bon Iver and the Fleet Foxes enjoying tons of press and popularity (at least as much as an indie act can get). Proof positive is The Avett Brothers' rapid rise during the last couple years. Seth and Scott Avett have been playing t ... More >>
Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category.
Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantastic ... More >>