Janette Beckman had already immortalized the Clash and the Sex Pistols on film when she first met the members of N.W.A. She was putting together a book of photographs of the hip-hop community.
"I try not to have any preconceived notions when I go into a situation," she told Crossfade while watching ... More >>
Photo by Brantley GutierrezIt's not uncommon for so-called fans to dismiss a band's latest offering in favor of the early work that first hooked them. And it seems that nowhere is that kind of I-liked-them-when snobbery more prevalent than in the world of rock music. But frankly, Incubus couldn't ... More >>
Travis Barker loves tats.Remember the first time you saw some rocker like Slash or Tommy Lee on MTV, all sweat-slick and nasty, and sporting ink up and down their arms, and you said, "Holy shit! That dude's a badass!"
Well, tattoos are about as rock n' roll as guitars. Which is why it only make ... More >>
For all we know, you may already be a huge fan of these local cats. But then again, you may not. And we'd be remiss if we failed to introduce you.
So, Crossfade reader, meet Morningwar, a hard-rocking indie-prog outfit that only got together in October 2009. Nothing if not ambitious, this crew ... More >>
Courtesy of Laura BarryAddax is an anomaly on the Miami music scene. For starters, the band's style of rock has very little '80s or synth-pop influence. It's more inspired by late-'90s rock, but still Addax doesn't just sound like a female-fronted Incubus. Sure, the major elements are arpeggios, ... More >>
Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd quietly announced his debut album, The Wild Trapeze, via his Facebook page only a month ago, and not much else has been said about it since.Today, it was officially released. His first solo album a music career spanning more than 15 years, Boyd describes his debut as ... More >>
Photo by phivephotography.comThough Fishbone's home turf -- South Central L.A. -- may not have been a typical rock and roll breeding ground, plenty else about the band's birth was fortuitous. The band's early musical brew, heavy on ska, reggae, and a liberal helping of rock, was largely created i ... More >>
Jacobs Ladder is almost at the end of their national tour. Click here and here to read past installments of the band's tour diary -- and to hear their music, check out their MySpace page. These installments were penned by the band's bassist, Sammy Gonzalez.Wednesday, September 2: General Thoughts ... More >>
IncubusBayfront ParkSunday, August 16, 2009Better than: A great number of shows I've seen this year.The Review: Change is fascinating, whether we're talking reinvention or a revamped, retooled performance. This is true particularly in music. So I was curious to see how Incubus has rew ... More >>
Miami's Ex-Norwegian channels power-pop of the past.Starting Sunday, the local-music haven Propaganda will officially celebrate its grand opening with the best recent lineup of South Florida acts I've seen since the opening of the IWAN concept facility theBUBBLE. Sure that wasn't too long ago, bu ... More >>
It seems as if the last time they did this it went well so on Wednesday, Live Nation is again dropping all the service fees for shows at Live Nation-sponsored venues. That means, any shows at The Cruzan, Mizner, Pompano Beach, or Bayfront Park Amphitheaters will be a few dollars cheaper. This of ... More >>