Dan Destructo has lived through five decades of punk rock, witnessing its ebb and flow from the skewering environs of Venice Beach, Florida. Now relocated to the Los Angeles area, his long-running outfit No Fraud has proudly released a 17-track collection of some demos recorded in 1984. While Destru ... More >>
There will always be a place for the brand of vulnerable indie folk that Seattle's Head and the Heart have been perfecting since 2009. At the moment, the band is still riding high on critically lauded sophomore album, Let's Be Still, playing through dust storms at Coachella, and slowly putting the ... More >>
Every hipster millennial had their Killers moment. These kids vehemently yelled "Mr. Brightside" in the shower, and then on the bus to school (since it was 2004, and Discmans were still in), they packed an extra set of Duracells for a habitual Hot Fuss morning sesh. Over the years though, overwe ... More >>
According to every wave of punk rock, the genre has been dying since it was born. Crossfade disagrees. We firmly believe that, despite decades of embarrassment and confusion, only now is punk rock truly reaching peak appropriation within popular culture. Case in point: CBS has announced a new sitc ... More >>
Face it ... We're a society obsessed with celebrity wealth. Whether it's the 20 Richest Rappers, Ten Richest DJs, Eight Richest Musicians in their Teens and 20s, or the Five Richest Celebs in the Music Business, you can count on Crossfade to narrow down the ridiculously long, arbitrary lists publi ... More >>
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See also "Ten Raging Punks (And Other Rockers) Who Crashed the Daytime Talk Show Circuit." Punk rock is more than just a genre of music. It's an attitude, a lifestyle, a way of carrying oneself in the face of life's silly bullshit and tired assholes. But if we can define what punk is, then we can ... More >>
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The OffspringThe Offspring/Sum 41July 18, 2009Pompano Peach AmphitheatreBetter Than: Sha Na NaThe Review:When I was a wee, wee lad, there was a series on the boob tube called Sha Na Na. The show, which featured the singing and hijinks of the same-named group, was an exercise in rock and roll revival ... More >>
photo by Ian WitlenRadio-Active's punk selection is serious.Click here to view a full slideshow of photos from the event.Radio-Active Records' Eighth Anniversary Party With Beings, Jose El Rey, and the ShakersRadio-Active Records, Fort LauderdaleJuly 18, 2009Better Than: Stumbling upon a rare 12" or ... More >>
Moving Units is a new column on Crossfade tracking the best-selling music at South Florida independent record stores. Click here to see past top sellers.Top Sellers for the week of June 15-19Courtesy of Deathcabforcutie.comDeath Cab's "Open Door EP" made Sweat's top 5 this weekUncle Sam's Music, Sou ... More >>
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Dylan goes electric in high-def at the MBC.
Cincinnati quintet Foxy Shazam raises soul/glam/rock/punk hell.
Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur (Warner Bros.)
Ex-punk New York troubadour Jesse Malin brings his latest offering of uplifting, rootsy rock to Miami
The Smoking Popes return eight years later
Skull Ring (Virgin)
Southern Hostility and Eat More Possum
The Warped Tour