The Jacuzzi Boys just turned six. And they're celebrating with a big new batch of awesomely fuzzy jangle punk ditties. "We came together in early 2007," the Jacuzzis' drummer, Diego Monasterios, once told Crossfade, "when my and Gabriel's other shitty band wasn't working out." Now, after 2,000-plu ... More >>
New Year's Eve is the high holiday of unacceptable behavior suddenly becoming acceptable. Because, well, you were fucking wasted. And just imagine if the next day nobody was going to be able to hold you accountable for your despicable life choices. Sounds kind of ideal, right? Well, you might not ... More >>
After wildin' out to the brutal, punk-y, funky, bass-y, fuzzy strains of only ten Best Miami Bands of All Time (i.e. Scraping Teeth, Frank Williams & The Rocketeers, Iko Iko, ANR, Miami Bass Warriors and Nuclear Valdez, The Goods, Locos Por Juana, Cynic, Avenue D), our ears are already freakin' ... More >>
See Crossfade's full 53-photo slideshow from Sweatstock 2012. If there's a Miami musician who's best suited to accompany early afternoon drinking on a rainy day, it's Jesse Jackson. Driven inside Churchill's Pub by the rain, Miami's favorite melancholy scruffster played a set pulled from his appro ... More >>
Crossfade's rider demands a fountain of pink Kool Aid.After the money, sex, and drugs, the best part of being a rock star is the ability to ask for absolutely anything -- even shit you don't really want -- and then throw a nuclear-strength temper tantrum when you don't get it. The ridiculously o ... More >>
Charlie Manson was a rock 'n' roller too.After sex and drugs, rock 'n' roll is often paired with scary. Ever since the darkly psychedelic burnout at the end of the '60s (epitomized by Iggy Pop's amphetamine-inspired caterwauling and Lou Reed's doom-y bad trip bummer jamming), there have b ... More >>
What? Are you serious? Iggy Pop on American Fucking Idol? I thought the apocalypse wasn't scheduled to swallow us all till 2012. Yet according to Crossfade's own personal bible, the end of the world would be heralded by five terrifying occurrences: (1) Steven Tyler would fall off a stage in Sturg ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Barney'sIt seems like anyone with any sort of vocal ability is launching some sort of clothing line lately (hello, Madonna). But Iggy Pop's new designer/clothing collaboration, of course, hits closer to home.He's teamed up with Barney's and Archive 1887 tees for a line of Iggy-f ... More >>
When it comes to hipsters, there's a very short list of sports about which they give even the tiniest shit. (This whole phenomenon can be linked back to the punk notion that jocks are nothing but incipient fascists.) Really, you can narrow it down to skateboarding, drug hunting, and soccer. Yeah, ... More >>
painting by CP1Iggy Pop's face put to good useIggy Pop's face is literally the reason every time you go into Miami's cherished you're greeted by the cool breeze of air conditioning, so it can't be that bad, right? Not according to a new poll, which ranked Pop has having the worst c ... More >>
Photo by Xavier MartinNo Iggy Pop at SunFest tonight, sorryIn spite of what some commenters told us earlier today, Iggy Pop will not be making a surprise appearance at SunFest tonight to replace the Flaming Lips.SunFest media rep Melissa Sullivan says regarding the flamboyant Miami resident, who ... More >>
The musical legend born James Osterberg is Miami's most famous rock and roll resident. And though he guards where, exactly, it is that he resides, lately it seems it's been easier than ever to see him out on the town. And boy, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau should consider hiring ... More >>
photo by Xavier MartinA shirt-less photo, of course, from a shoot for Iggy's most recent album, last year's 'Preliminaires.'Over the last year or so, Iggy Pop sort of became the patron saint of Miami, showing up everywhere from limited-edition Sweat Records T-shirts to random openings during Art ... More >>
The end of the year is almost upon us and since a lot of us are on vacation and too lazy to do any actual reporting, we fill up our time doing awesome end-of-year pieces recapping everything that was. Still, it's nice to take a step back and look at everything that was produced. And with 52 weeks ... More >>
Banana Republican kicked off his Art Basel festivities at the opening of Primary Flight's Blue Francisco AlvaradoIggy Pop's man boobs attract a crowd.Print For Space inside Art Center South Florida on Lincoln Road. Mighty impressive display of street inspired art I must say, especially photogra ... More >>
Natalie O'Neill Iggy Pop at OHWOWOn the front page of the Miami Herald today is a photo of Sylvester Stallone, posed in front of an abstract red painting. The article goes on to cite "the star power" at Art Basel this year. It explains the rich and famous are spending more ... More >>
Courtesy of Sweat RecordsNo more "sweaty" jokes people, Sweat Records finally got that much needed AC. The independent record store in Little Haiti announced today that it would be resuming its normal hours of operation: noon to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday, starting Monday.The record store h ... More >>
With not a cloud in sight, it seems like the due-to-weather cancelation of tomorrow's Summerfest (featuring T-Pain, Flo Rida, and Keri Hilson, among others) was a bit premature but luckily there are plenty of other places to get your music fix tonight. From the locally cool: The Hongs, Band Num ... More >>
The final, frenzied countdown to party time has begun. In exactly three days, the Magic City's most discerning club rats -- and fanatical apparel collectors -- will swarm the Awarehouse for Saturday's Sweat X Iggy Pop T-Shirt Release. (If you haven't yet RSVP-ed, get on the list right now. Note: ... More >>
via Sweat RecordsWhat's a helpless independent record store to do when it needs to raise money for a new AC unit? Get some star power, of course.For months, it seems Sweat Records has lived up to its name, forcing owners Lauren "Lolo" Reskin and Jason Jimenez to amend store hours and cancel event ... More >>
Moving Units is a weekly column on Crossfade tracking the best-selling albums at South Florida independent record stores. Click here to view past top-sellers.Best-sellers for the week of July 6-10:via journalstar.comMichael Jackson's "Thriller" and "Number Ones" albums topped the chart at Uncle Sam' ... More >>
To read past installments of South Florida According to Brooklyn, click here. Last Sunday I went to the Cinema Paradiso record swap that was put on by Mark Pollack of New Art School. Three local bands played: the first was No Class Action, the second was Band Number 12, and the third was the Shakers ... More >>
via myspace.com/stonefoxmusicReady for some proselytizing? Stonefox is one of the current saviors of South Florida rock. That's a lot to heap on a trio of guys in their early twenties, but this Boca- and Lauderdale-based band has clearly digested the gospel of rollicking, psychedelic, bluesy, rock a ... More >>
He gets down, dirty, and quieter on his new album, written in Miami.
The end of the video also includes part of one of the new songs
Sorry Rosie, Diddy, and Gloria, but Iggy Pop may just be our favorite celebrity resident of the Magic City. CNN Travel caught up with Mr. Pop to talk about why he moved to the city. Apparently he was looking for a place that was like an "elegant coma." CNN: Is Miami similar to you as a person? IP: ... More >>
Enormous artwork gets unveiled in Little Haiti.
Ten good live moments in South Florida this year.
Iggy and the Stooges are back and still searching to destroy.
There Is a Difference (Touch and Go)
Wall Street gives new meaning to the term "artist portfolio"
Celibate celebrity stays south for the season
Skull Ring (Virgin)
Getting an earful
This new release straddles the line between CD and seedy