Rock 'n' roll is dirty business. It's made of spit and blood and piss and drugs, smeared lipstick and dirty laundry and stale beer. When you're a rock 'n' roller, your hair gets sticky, you smell bad, and you can't remember what day it is. Some would say it's no place for girls, but some would be s ... More >>
Record Store Day 2013 Ambassador Jack White said it best: "We need to re-educate ourselves about human interaction and the difference between downloading a track on a computer and talking to other people in person and getting turned onto music that you can hold in your hands and share with others." ... More >>
Stage diving. It's all fun and games until someone's seriously injured, which is exactly what Matthew Graham says happened to him when Akon unleashed his inner Iggy Pop and dove off the stage at the BayFest music festival in Alabama, TMZ reports. According to a new lawsuit, the crippling stage d ... More >>
OMG, you guys. Please shut up with all these awful statuses about "holy crap da Mayans" and "whatchu think gon' happen tomorrow" and "evolved consciousness ftw" and "damn I better wear my sexy undies cause Ima fuck tonight end of world #swag." We here at Crossfade gotta get drunk just to deal with ... More >>
Hey local chains, time to get brand smart. Miami celebs, time to get hip to your local chain restaurants. Mr. 305 himself is doing it. Last week Miami Subs partnered with Miami artist Pitbull in a big push to expand the chain. We know of a few more local chains that could use a some famous endorse ... More >>
See Sweatstock 2012's full lineup and set times and our guide to rockin' out at Sweatstock 2012.Take a break from celebrating 4/20 and try to remember that tomorrow is Record Store Day! And of course, Sweat Records will be celebrating the event as well as its seventh anniversary with its annual Swea ... More >>
Can you feel it? It's in the very back of your mind, but it's there -- that half-disappointed, half-relieved feeling that always hits you on Basel Saturday. It's the realization that the annual Basel bacchanal will be over in just a couple days. Maybe you're already Baseled out, ready for all the ... More >>
Santigold With Wale Wednesday, November 30 LIV Better Than: Waiting in line at a Basel party for free drinks. Nightclubbing ... Aside from the 1977 Iggy Pop track, we pretty much hate everything about it. The stringent dress codes, blatant superficiality, remixed dance versions of Edward Sha ... More >>
Art and music. These days, it's like they're dating or something. And it's kind of cute. The season for Art Walk-ing is back. There's finally a breeze and a two minute stroll down NE Second Avenue doesn't leave one drenched in sticky sweat. And thanks to the return of an abundance of art, it's l ... More >>
Onstage, Dino Felipe is all chaos and mayhem. His live show usually starts off with high energy, which sometimes turns into antagonism, which often spirals into self-directed violence. As a performer he can really polarize the crowd. It's unfortunate that the thing most people take away from the ... More >>
Johnny of Lil Daggers gets his confetti ready.With Lil Daggers, Beings, Ticks, and Feathers Saturday, October 2, 2010 Bar Better than: A mouthful of asphalt and/or a complimentary Pabst. Typically, there's no reason a Miami partier would ever arrive early for anything. (The 305 formula: Reporte ... More >>
The Pink Lincolns Suck & Bloat (Stiff Pole Records) www.stiffpolerecords.com In honor of Richard "Big Stiff" Konwinski, who passed this past July in Tampa, I'll be juggling between the County Grind and Crossfade blogs doing my Blast From the Past thing on the record label that he founded, St ... More >>
All Tomorrow's Parties -- or rather, the American spinoff of the original English festival -- may get a little less hype than the other blockbuster summer festivals in this country, but it's one of the best going. That's because rather than just splatter the latest hype bands across a bunch of st ... More >>
Most bibliophiles know about the lurid tales of William S. Burroughs. He shot and killed his second wife by accident while drunk, became openly gay, had an affinity for guns, a serious opiate addiction the last 50 years of his life -- and for all of you Floridians, he spent a small time living in ... More >>
This week we deserve extra credit or at least a gold star. Instead of five free events for the week, we've supplied eight. Monday: Avoid the rain. Stay indoors by making an appointment to see Believe the Hype.Tuesday: Stop waiting around for the Rapture to occur. Go seek it out for yourself at the A ... More >>
Quitters never win, and winners never quit. Btw, should I fuck that big fat ho? The first time I ever heard of Blowfly was when ODB did that cover of, "The First Time, Ever You Sucked My Dick." Blowfly is awesome, he invented rap music in 1965, and he is a Miami legend. I wish him the best, especia ... More >>
via myspace.com/jacuzziboysThe Jacuzzi Boys With Boise Bob and His Backyard Band Radio-Active Records, Fort Lauderdale Friday, December 18, 2009Better Than: Being waist-deep in one of them hot tubs with water jets.The Review:The crowd came to Radio-Active Records this past Friday f ... More >>
Courtesy of David Lynch/O.H.W.O.W.Most people know quixotic movie director David Lynch for his Academy Award-nominated films like Blue Velvet and The Elephant Man. But Lynch is also an accomplished visual artist who brings the same surreal, dream-like imagery and deadpan irony that are a staple o ... More >>
via Miami New Times archives week of October 12 - 18, 1988 Alien Sex Fiend aka the Fucking Martians, ok we just made that up, were booked at Respectable Street Cafe in West Palm and the Cameo Theatre on Miami Beach back in 1988.The Miami New Times Concert Calendar from the week of October 12 - 18 ... More >>
The godfather of punk will appear at a benefit for the Miami record shop.
WikicommonsHunter S. Thompson at the 1988 FairArtists have Basel. Filmmakers have MIFF. Geniuses have the Book Fair.My inner nerd (well, maybe it's outer, too...) did the running man this morning when it saw PR-extraordinaire Lisa Palley's email announcing the Author List for the 2009 Miami Book ... More >>
photo by Steve Satterwhite, from New Times archivesJames McCauley, a.k.a. Maggotron The latest issue of Spin is on the newsstands, and there are a few shout-outs to South Florida. Besides a peek inside Iggy Pop's clubhouse (disclaimer: I wrote it), a couple locals are mentioned in one of the maga ... More >>
Friday, June 26*Conjunto Progreso lays down Cuban grooves tonight at Transit Lounge in Miami. As always at Transit, there is no cover. Click here for full details. *Frankurt, Germany-based minimal DJ/producer Robert Dietz plays tonight at White Room in Miami. Cover is just $10 before 12:30 a.m.. Cli ... More >>
Music-making and mashups in one seamless mix.
Sonic Youth's latest topped the lists at Sweat and Radio-Active.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 8-12:Uncle Sam's Music, South Beach 1. Behind th ... More >>
Is a DJ a musician? Some say yes, some say no. If you say yes, what happens when the DJ ditches the turntable and kicks on the Serato? Are they still musicians? And what about the Pioneer CDJ folks? Or the Apple core crowd? Are they musicians too?The question is as old as disco and has been revived ... More >>
"I've seen racing greyhounds covered in mud, fleas, their own feces, and sores and gashes that would horrify even a vet."
So your Riptide was at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show "Bloggers Lounge" earlier at the refurbished Fontainebleau hotel. Bloggers lounges are a new frontier of blogging activity, but the ahi tuna, and the crème brûlée and the open bar, oh the open bar, made it very, very worth it. We may have ... More >>
Mudhoney keeps it dirty in '08.
A vintage punk reunion at Churchill's this weekend.
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