George Michael

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Top Ten Songs About Sex in Public

    Sex rules! And you know what's even better? Sex outside! That's 'cause the threat of being shamefully discovered tickles the universal voyeuristic/exhibitionist funny bone. All people (spanning every continent) either want to watch people have sex. Or have other people watch them have sex. And t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Neil Young Swears Off Reefer! Top Ten Musical Potheads Who Came to Abstain

    In the lead up to the release of his autobiography, Neil Young sat down with the New York Times Magazine for a meaty, tell-all interview. Our favorite morsel? According to the rock 'n' roll legend, he's quit smoking marijuana once and for all! Neil isn't the first celebrity musician to give up the ... More >>

  • Music

    May 24, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Robert Elias Says Pop Artists Get No Respect in Miami: "It's As If You Can't Be Cool Enough"

    The debate over the merit -- or lack thereof -- of various Miami venues for live music recurs pretty much every day across the local blogosphere and social media landscape. One day, it's commercial radio rock that's getting the shaft. The next day, it's all bands, indie rock or not. And so goes th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    12th Planet Gives Us His DJ Playlist for the Apocalypse

    According to doomsday fearmonger Zecharia Sitchin, the "12th Planet" (or Nibiru) is a hypothetical planet hidden in the outskirts of the solar system that will collide with Earth and destroy all life as soon as 2012. In a way, Nibiru is like dubstep. It came flying out of obscurity like a meteor, c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Sexy Sax Man Sergio Interrupts Miami Beach Commission Meeting With "Careless Whisper" (Video)

    ​Steve Berke, a candidate for Miami Beach mayor, had a serious message at the city commission meeting last night: He wants current Mayor Matti Herrera Bower to resign.Then Berke brought out some serious music to emphasize his point: a sexy sax man named Sergio with a live rendition of George Micha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Six Sad Songs About Dad Stuff In Honor of Father's Day

    via wsilver's Flickr​Whatever you call your male parent -- pops, dad, father, papa, man-whose-seed-enabled-my-existence, the-reason-I'm-so-fucked-up -- and whatever your relationship is with your one or two dads, we all appreciate a good song about daddyness.In honor of Father's Day, which is thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2010

    Eight Random Hipster Holiday Songs

    Spend Christmas on Mars with Wayne Coyne and the Flaming Lips.​Holiday music, ugh. There's nothing festive about reindeer trampling grandmothers, little drummer boys, or catching your mother making out with Santa. In fact, it sucks. But for some reason, it's the type of shit music big-box retailer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Top Ten Worst Christmas Songs of All Time

    Turn that shit off! You're making Santa sad!​Shitty Christmas music makes Santa mad. Hey, the guy's gotta drive 'round the whole world and the last thing he wants on such a long road trip is crappy tunes. And that means all the CDs he throws out of his sleigh end up falling down your chimney. Whic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Ten Worst Cover Songs: From Vanilla Ice vs. Public Enemy to All Time Low on Rihanna

    Rob Van Winkle is no Chuck D.​All great imitation, even when it's parody, respects the original source. The covers that disappoint fail to do this. Notably missing from Crossfade's list are the pain-inducing covers that have been discussed to death. Examples: Celine Dion's cover of AC/DC's "You S ... More >>

  • Music

    May 6, 2010
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    April 26, 2010

    The Shapeshifters Play Mansion on May 8

    ​Pulling off the whole big-room commercial house music thing without falling into the lowest common denominator is no easy feat (I'm looking at you, David Guetta,) but The Shapeshifters have managed to find that difficult balance between mainstream appeal and true musical quality fairly successful ... More >>

  • Music

    March 11, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Camilo Sesto, Classic Latin Pop at the AAA Saturday

    ​Camilo Sesto was Spain's answer to artists like George Michael and Prince in Britain and the US in the '80s and '90s, which is to say a major pop icon. In fact, it might even be fair to say he was the iconic figure in Spanish pop of the era. The singer-songwriter has dropped a score of records an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    MP3 of the Day: "Digital World" by Awesome New Republic, Playing Rokbar Tonight

    Album art by Reeve Schumacher​For five years, local duo Michael John Hancock and Brian Robertson of Awesome New Republic have made hipsterized pop that sounds like some dead future from the '80s. They self-describe as "punk, soul, R&B," but that hardly probes the bloggy depths of the ANR enigm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2008

    Naugle Easily Confused

    It was Sun Tzu who suggested that "if you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles," but apparently Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle never read The Art of War, or much of any thing else that matter. Naugle has most certainly made an enemy out of the GLBT ... More >>

  • Music

    July 31, 2008
  • Music

    February 14, 2008

    The Name Game

    Twenty years of identity crisis.

  • Music

    June 7, 2007

    Louie's Lair

    Deep beneath the Shelborne Hotel, Studio is an underground haven for karaoke connoisseurs

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2007
  • Film

    February 15, 2007

    Low Note

    Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore do not make sweet, sweet music

  • News

    August 31, 2006

    Whisper Campaign

    Who is Plus: Timoney drinks.

  • Film

    April 20, 2006

    After Brokeback, Still Queer

    Film fest puts gay life onscreen

  • Music

    November 25, 2004

    Camp Classic

    More than just gay culture for dummies, Scissor Sisters practice the art of subversion

  • Music

    March 11, 2004

    Party Monsters

    It's all about the music, drinking, drugging, and spontaneous consumer frenzy

  • Music

    December 18, 2003


    New Sacred Cow (Columbia)

  • Culture

    March 27, 2003

    War on War Songs

    Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest

  • Dining

    May 23, 2002

    Do the Shuffle

    A number of famous South Beach chefs have ditched their dance partners

  • Calendar

    May 28, 1998

    Night & Day

    May 28 - June 3, 1998

  • News

    January 29, 1998
  • Calendar

    August 21, 1997
  • News

    November 2, 1995

    Attitude Dancing

    Wire editor and former club owner Andrew Delaplaine wants to be the next mayor of Miami Beach. Is this guy tilting at windmills?

  • Music

    August 31, 1995
  • Music

    August 18, 1993

    Be My Guest

    The music biz mixes and matches to line its coffers

  • Music

    December 2, 1992

    Boltin' Bolton

    In an impromptu phone call, Good Michael says Bad Michael's outta here

  • News

    July 17, 1991
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    July 18, 1990