Microsoft versus Apple. That is one retail rivalry that will never be put to rest. But how does Microsoft win over its customers? By celebrating the grand opening of its eighth Florida store with a free ticket giveaway to see Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, live in concert. See also: Macklemore: "If Yo ... More >>
The Cadillac Championship and PGA Tour brought an influx of tourists to watch the world's best in golf play this past week. It didn't even matter whether you were a fan of golf or understand the sport -- there was entertainment for everyone who attended. From a Carolina Herrera fashion show and co ... More >>
"Every other day of the week is fine, but whenever Monday comes, you can find me cryin' all of the time." Oh, Mamas and the Papas, we couldn't agree with you more. We know we "can't trust that day," but at least the thought of Stone Temple Pilots, Yo Gotti, Ookay, and other musicians of the ilk w ... More >>
DJ Irie (or Ian Grocher, as he's known to his family back in St. Croix, Virgin Islands) is possibly the hardest working man in the Miami music biz. Rarely seen anywhere but behind the decks, he has been the official DJ to the Miami Heat for 13 years. Off season, he can be seen spinning at famous fr ... More >>
If you're anything like the average American, you spend at least 40 hours a week slaving away in a cubicle. Yep, you work hard. But chances are you play even harder. And you friggin' deserve it. The good news is you don't have to blow all your hard-earned cash on beer, parties, and debauchery. All ... More >>
So Microsoft hasn't been cool since Windows 95 went obsolete on December 31, 2001, right? All the hip kids have been buying Macs and MacBooks and Mac OS and iPods and iPads for over a decade. Basically, ever since Steve Jobs (RIP) and company started building desktops that looked like gumdrops. You ... More >>
Happy Birthday, Nielson! The SoundScan system just turned 20. And although it's probably on its deathbed, Billboard is celebrating the watermark with a series of chart-topping lists. The latest release: The top 100 pop songs since the system's implementation, back in '92. Some Miami-bred musicians ... More >>
If, last night, you shouted, "Screw crappy pop!" and chose Barack, then you've probably got no effing idea who won and lost at the MTV Video Music Awards. Luckily, we here at Crossfade own a DVR. So while watching Obama goin' hard at the Democratic National Convention, we were also keeping track of ... More >>
See also "Rokbar Closes After Seven Years." When iconic South Beach party spot Rokbar closed in 2011, the time was right. It had enjoyed a seven-year run -- an eternity by SoBe nightclub standards -- with plenty of noteworthy moments. So perhaps that's why news of the Rokbar's reopening came as ... More >>
Like the History Channel, MTV is lying about itself. Despite their respective names, programming is anything but historical or musical. For example, Teen Mom and Snooki and JWoww are reality-ish shows, and they're light-years away from MTV's traditional business model built around a 24-hour music ... More >>
See the full 80-photo slideshow from the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party at Fontainebleau Miami Beach. iHeartRadio Bleau Live Ultimate Pool Party A "special appearance" from Enrique Iglesias With performances by Flo Rida, Maroon 5, and Gym Class Heroes Fontainebleau Miami Beach Saturday, June 30, 2 ... More >>
See also "iHeartRadio Pool Party: A Lusty Five-Part Guide With Enrique Iglesias, Calvin Harris, and More!" Tonight (or at least this Saturday evening), he'll be specially appearing for you. We here at Crossfade have already euphorically oohhh-ed and aahhh-ed about this weekend's iHeartRadio Bleau ... More >>
See also "Best Fourth of July 2012 Parties on South Beach." If you think that radio's only shortcomings are (1) the musicians aren't playing live for you and (2) the lack of heat mirages rising off a vast field of tanned European buttocks -- well, things are about to change for you, friend. On Jun ... More >>
Calvin Harris, Maroon 5, Flo Rida, Gym Class Heroes, Enrique Iglesias ... It reads like the soundtrack listing of a PG-13 rom-com. But that's just the lineup for the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. In fact, the two-day musical extravaganza is a strict 21-and-older ... More >>
It's the last weekend of 2011/first weekend of 2012. If you haven't already spent your Christmas bonus on a gaudy pair of Tory Burch flats (ladies) or bulky Air Jordan XI Concords (fellas), there are plenty of ways to burn through a couple hundred bucks over the next few days. From New Year's E ... More >>
Photo by JipsySeize New Year's Eve!Wanna know the truth about New Year's Eve? Well, it ain't the kickoff to a fresh, 365-day fiesta full of fun and promise. Quite the opposite -- this end-of-year holiday is your absolute last chance to overspend and overindulge before suppressing your natural ur ... More >>
via his MySpaceWe're not sure exactly what it is, but there's something about Travie McCoy's comical lyrical stylings that just draws us in. He had us at pancakes when the video for "Cupid's Chokehold" first came out in '06 -- and the Katy Perry cameo didn't hurt, either. (As everyone knows, they ... More >>
CC by 2.0, via DanCox_ on FlickrGym Class Heroes frontman Travie/Travis McCoy has insisted he hasn't gone solo forever (see, he's "Travie" when he's by himself, but back to regular old "Travis" with the band). Still, his solo work, which he's currently promoting through a tour with Cobra Starship ... More >>
Photo by Ari Justin RothenbergTopSpot USA asking Alesana's Shawn Milke the tough questionsThe Broward-Palm Beach Crossfade contingent is definitely the opposite of emo about our feature, "TopSpot USA Showcase Punks Up the Talent Farm" in this week's music section.We caught up with TopSpot USA fou ... More >>
Broward and the Palm Beaches' most active head spinner.
The Academy Is... and Gym Class HeroesThursday, April 30, 2009 Clevelander, Miami BeachLife doesn't get any better than this, really. Thursday night, ground zero for a par-tay was a brand new spankin', re-opened the Clevelander. The Ocean Drive hot spot has had a facelift and after a two-year over ... More >>
Remember the Clevelander? Of course you do. What Miami resident doesn't have at least a handful of fond memories of the iconic Art Deco structure on the corner of 10th and Ocean? It stood watch over one of SoBe's busiest avenues, a patient guardian, its arms open, welcoming the public at large with ... More >>
Soul really matters to a new, unlikely generation of the duo's fans.
She proves she's more than a lady in waiting.
The last time Fall Out Boy headlined in South Florida, it was for a gig with Gym Class Heroes and Plain White T's at the Fillmore Miami Beach, on Halloween 2007. That theater seemed like a smallish venue for them then, and thanks to both Pete Wentz' tabloid appearances, and an admittedly killer new ... More >>
Credit it, partially at least, to the rise of smooth - jam - loving new indie-ish bands like Tigercity, the Yacht Rock series on YouTube, and the unexpected, fanatical boosterism from people like Travis McCoy of the Gym Class Heroes. The blue-eyed soul duo of Hall & Oates is experiencing one of ... More >>
In '08, rap didn't always equal pap.
A couple of weeks ago, an expert on the Harry Potter series told an audience of high school kids how lucky they were to have this Big Shared Experience--these seven books and 41,000 words in common. What does Harry Potter have to do with hip-hop in 2008? In an age when many year-end lists should be ... More >>
She's landed four Grammy nominations, seven number-one singles, and two platinum-selling albums, all in only three years. Thus, it's safe to say Keyshia Cole deserves a place in that illustrious echelon of female artists known as Divas, though she may not realize it yet. But not the "get me my Evian ... More >>
Many of today's hip-hop personalities and R&B royalty would have fans believe they've got the genuine Midas touch, but few in recent years can truly back that claim up. The Tallahassee-born T-Pain, however, is one of these chosen few. It's no wonder Akon snatched him up for his own imprint, Konv ... More >>
After much Internet gossip and rumor-mongering, the folks behind Langerado announced they would release the first phase of the festival's 2009 lineup yesterday morning. That didn't happen, with a delay as organizers "finalized last-minute details." Still, this morning they've come forward with a few ... More >>
Rap mega star of the year, Lil Wayne, just recently announced the launch of his "I Am Music" Tour and naturally, it includes a local date in Miami. The rapper, who now calls Miami home, will be joined by Keyshia Cole, Gym Class Heroes, and Mr. Thank God for Auto-Tune himself, T-Pain. With Cash Mone ... More >>
Gym Class Heroes, Estelle and the Roots Wednesday, October 8 Fillmore Miami Beach Better than: Reading Okayplayer.com for news on the Roots. Last Night, the Fillmore Miami Beach was alive and drenched in abstract hip-hop. Putting Gym Class Heroes, the Roots, and Estelle on one line-up guarantees ... More >>
Oh wow. It looks like hip-hop fans are going to be broke after the first ten days of October. Common and N.E.R.D. are already scheduled to perform at the Fillmore Miami Beach on October 10th which definitely sounds like a show that shouldn't be missed. And as of yesterday, it was announced that the ... More >>
(Travis McCoy, from mtv.com) Yesterday's Warped Tour stop at Maryland Heights' Verizon Wireless Amphitheater wasn't all sunburns, music and fun for one of the bands. Gym Class Heroes front man Travis McCoy was arrested after tussling with a fan who had been heckling him during his band's day-closi ... More >>
Mindless Self Indulgence savors its own flavor.
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