Put another Sweatstock in the wrinkly, rain-faded books. The fourth installment of Sweat Records' anniversary party and Record Store Day celebration played out on three stages in Little Haiti.
But it's not just good times and dancing in the intermittent sun. It is also bleak, stomach-turning angst ... More >>
It wouldn't be Sweatstock without some good old-fashioned Miami freakiness.
Maybe in Canada the music festivals end with handshakes and strangers gently complimenting each other on their felt hats. But this is Miami, where nothing's over until it has weird, probably videotaped sex with you. And Sw ... More >>
If you're a regular on Miami's dance music scene, then you've probably caught Induce (AKA Ryan Smith) spinning records at any number of local hotspots over the years. Or maybe you remember him as half of DJ-production duos Midnight Moroders with Danny Daze and Casual Sax with Sven Barth.
In many wa ... More >>
You know something's up when legendary South Florida-slash-Gainesville metal group Floor is playing a local show and it's not even the band we're most excited about.
We love Floor, its signature metallic hum, and bright pop flourishes. But this weekend, that beloved heavy-tuneage outfit will share ... More >>
Leave it to local punk and metal promotions powerhouse Speedfreek to convince Valencia, California's Infest to fly cross-country to Miami for the band's first show outside of its home state. Ever.
Infest's discography is meager, and the band never left California. But somehow the group has still re ... More >>
"Power supply is no big deal," says Rat Bastard, hunched over a row of disemboweled computer hard drives resting on his kitchen countertop. "I'll put one of these over there and pull one of the power supplies out. Then I'll be fuckin' with five computers."
It's a Monday night at 11 p.m. and this Cr ... More >>
In 2010, Torche guitarist and vocalist, Steve Brooks reunited three different lineups of his cult-favorite weed metal band, Floor, and took the show on the road for four exclusive shows.
We bought a commemorative poster at the Churchill's Pub show, and under the legendary band's name and logo reads ... More >>
According to the Internet, a ten year anniversary is to be celebrated with diamonds.
Because "a marriage that lasts ten years is as durable and beautiful as a diamond."Now, "durable" and "beautiful" may not be the first words one associates with Frank "Rat Bastard" Falestra's annual International N ... More >>
Way back in 1987, when the members of Capitalist Casualties -- one of California's most revered first-wave powerviolence crews -- were coming up with a name for their band, what do you think was the inspiration?
Are they talking about victims of capitalism? Or is the moniker a reference to ca ... More >>
"Where's Thurston Moore?"
That is the question we've been asking each other since the Sonic Youth frontman and South Florida native was first spotted at nontraditional art spaces around town during Art Basel Miami Beach week.
He was in Miami to perform in honor of his late friend Kurt Cobain at t ... More >>
Death to the Sun is not only Miami's best rock fest for the new, the hip, and the off-kilter. The annual farewell-to-summer local music bash, hosted by This Heart Electric's Ricardo Guerrero, is also one of the most controversial events spawned from the Biscayne Corridor's art-party music scene.
L ... More >>
Hell yeah, America!
We're going into the final weekend of the 2012 London Olympics neck-and-neck with China in the overall medal count, proving one Olympic sport at a time that the U-S-of-A rocks the shit out of athleticism.
Seriously, did y'all catch the women's gold-medal soccer match? We're s ... More >>
See also "305 Fest's Completely Insane, 47-Band Lineup: Bastard Noise, Noothgrush, and So Many More."
"The thing I like most about festivals," says Roger Forbes, half of live-music promotion powerhouse, Speedfreak Presents, "is that there's always going to be some bands you don't know."
In fact, ... More >>
A little over a week removed from the Miami Heat's NBA Finals victory against OKC (and just four days after taking to the streets of Downtown to watch D-Wade drive by on a double-decker bus), the celebration continues.
Only this time, it's not a sports team we're praising; it's the Supreme Court. ... More >>
"Squelch TV, man. It's better than Saturday Night Live."
Though the source (Frank "Rat Bastard" Falestra, prolific producer, musician, and, yes, sole proprietor of Squelch TV) is arguably biased, the assertion is, nevertheless, pretty convincing.
Over the weekend, Falestra hosted the latest ed ... More >>
Meaty post-punk trio Beings was a South Florida rock crew that transcended the micro-genres -- hardcore, No Wave, metal, shoegaze, rock 'n' roll -- that influenced its high-energy, pogo-friendly anthems.
When Beings broke up unexpectedly back in May, the punks, metalheads, and art-damaged fans ... More >>
Right now, Miami is being swarmed by art fairs, galleries, and artists from across the globe. Of course, we're talking about Art Basel Miami Beach.
A side benefit to all this arty international activity is the influx of awesome music to entertain all the jetsetters. And naturally, Crossfade is k ... More >>
Via facebook.com/TamaraSkyGet your Basel happy ending with Tamara Sky, The Overthrow, and Hard 2 Leave.Check out Crossfade's blogs on other awesome Basel week events like YACHT, Salem, James Murphy's Special Disco Version, Yelle, and GZA.
It might seem like a really rad idea to spend the next fo ... More >>
Delia Derbyshire made electronic music in the 1960s, exhibiting her sounds at experimental and electronic music festivals while working with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
She's best known for her recording of Ron Grainer's Doctor Who theme. But also, the female musical mastermind has been credi ... More >>
If you sense low rumblings, heavy crowd enthusiasm, and dark growls from behind the doors of music venues and art shows all over town, betcha it's Slashpine. This three-man band has the raddest, most organic name for a metal group based in Florida, ever.
These young dudes are all experienced mus ... More >>
We are less than a week away from the inaugural Crossfade-sponsored The Local at The Stage concert series, and New Times HQ is buzzing with preparation.
To prepare, we figured it would be a good idea to give you, faithful Crossfade readers and The Local attendees, a preview of the evening's ... More >>
The six dudes of Davila 666. Davila 666
With Love Handles, Snakehole, Heartstrings, and Ticks
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Better Than: Christian Bale's Masshole accent.The (and we mean the) Puerto Ricans who rock 'n' roll, Davila 666, performed at Churchill's Pub for the second time ... More >>