With perfectly chiseled beach bodies, (mostly) sunny skies, and 80 degree weather in the middle of winter, Miami is like some sort of magical wonderland. And with never-ending music almost every night of the week, the 305 really is paradise. Here are the five best concerts to check out this week. ... More >>
For 10 years, Gainesville indie-rock outfit Holopaw has been putting out music. First through the perennial indie label Sub Pop, and more recently via Misra Records. The band dropped Academy Songs, Volume I earlier this year, which is an oddity in the era of the single track. It follows a loose sto ... More >>
In its recent music issue, Entertainment Weekly declared Baltimore-based dream pop duo Beach House to be one of the 30 greatest bands working today. Though the duo was number 30, the list also included the legendary Bruce Springsteen and pop sensation Adele. "I saw that thing, and it kinda freaked ... More >>
You wonder: What's that thrashing? The sky is dark. The fields have gone silent. But there's a bonfire off in the distance, surrounded by vaguely human shapes and a furious funnel of sound -- acoustic axe, banjo, cello, upright bass, mouth organ. This is the middle of nowhere and you've just s ... More >>
Photo by Marta Xochilt PerezThe neo-raver, grandchild of the hippies.The Honeymoon Series begins this Saturday with Datsik, continuing with Zeds Dead May 5 and Borgore June 17. Back in the LSD-soaked '60s, a big boxy San Francisco building named the Fillmore Auditorium was routinely overrun by l ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsDear Fleet Foxes, Thanks for letting us download "Helplessness Blues," the title track off your upcoming album dropping on May 3, for free. If the song is any indication as to how the rest of the record's going to sound, the almost three-year gap between your self-titled debut ... More >>
Marta Xochilt PerezIron and Wine's Sam Beam.See the full Iron and Wine slideshow. With Nomo The Fillmore Miami Beach Thursday, November 18, 2010 Better than: Cheap beer chilled in the river and chugged at noon. Unlike weak revivalists, fourth-generation freaky folks, and other bullshitters, S ... More >>
via his MySpace pageWe like to lay claim on musicians whenever we can. If they've lived in South Florida for more than a few months, went to school here, had a girlfriend from here, or even their dog lived here, we like to think they're ours. So it should come as no surprise that we consider Sout ... More >>
photo by Christopher WilsonBen Bridwell's swelling sonic ambitions were apparent from early in his musical career. Now the frontman and main brain behind Band of Horses, as a member of the Seattle indie act Carissa's Wierd, he had a knack for pushing the borders of jangly, somewhat mopey rock tow ... More >>
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 >>
Neutral Milk Hotel's 1998 classic was a top seller at BackboneMoving Units is a new column on Crossfade tracking the best-selling music at South Florida independent record stores. Top Sellers for the Week of May 22-29:Sweat Records, Miami1. It's Blitz, Yeah Yeah Yeahs2. Entertainment, Fischersp ... More >>
Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category. Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantastic ... More >>
The "Ice Cream Man" a.k.a. Matt Allen is a dude who rolls around the country in an old van named Mitch giving away free ice cream. We caught up with him at O.H.W.O.W Gallery (Our House West of Wynwood) on NW 7th Ave and 32 Street during a Basel week party. There were several hundred people there and ... More >>
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