Lots of successful people have degrees from the University of Miami. Everyone from Gloria Estefan to, like, 10 percent of the NFL. But some of the school's most famous former students never graduated -- either opting to transfer or quit college altogether. Current UM kids, don't take this as inspira ... More >>
Sybil Gage is one of those rare chanteuses in the world of jazz who is capable of evoking some decidedly un-jazz feelings. Often compared to greats like Nina and Ella, Gage shares more with Janis Joplin, Eartha Kitt, Grace Slick, and Corinne Bailey-Rae than one would suspect. Her live engagemen ... More >>
A couple of months ago, Sweat Records booked L.A. punk rock duo No Age. I knew they're vegan, so I made sure we were stocked with an array of sumptuous goodies to feed them. After their insanely high-energy show, the fact that they could replenish with local songstress Raffa's vegan chili nearly ... More >>
Notes from the Soundboard is a new column appearing weekly on Crossfade, focused on pop music's history and ongoing evolution. Lee Zimmerman shares insights and observations on how music continues to connect with the weirdness of the world. Click here to read past installments.I have a gripe.& ... More >>
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The Starship concert was stellar. But a midnight parking nightmare turned Dean Powell's visit to Miami into a bad trip.