Kurt Vile likes to weave a lot of subtle texture through his songs. It can be as simple as the squeak his fingertips make by rubbing the nylon strings on the neck of his acoustic guitar. Or it can be as other-worldly as an electric pulse from a Moog phaser tuned to echo the percussive reverb of his ... More >>
Robin Thicke is making a ton of money off his collaboration with Pharrell and T.I. titled "Blurred Lines," but have you ever bothered to consider what that song is about? Well, the more we think about it, the more we think he's talking about date rape. "Just let me liberate you," Thicke coos, as if ... More >>
Being a successful musician really has to be a slice of heaven. And of course the chicks are great. It's why from the beginning of time, men (and women) have taken up instruments in the chance they will be played in front of many, many others, some of whom could possibly want to have sex with them. ... 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 >>
We'd brushed it off as witty banter when Tenacious D's Jack Black (JB) yelled at band mate Kyle Gass (Kage) for "heavy breathing into the phone" during our interview last week. "Sorry, I wasn't aware that I was," Gass admitted, sounding rather embarrassed and deflated before Black could answer a qu ... More >>
We're experiencing a lot of weird feelings right now. We're not exactly sure how to cope with these emotions. But they say the first step to getting over your problem is admitting you have one. So deep breath ... Here we go. We actually enjoyed the 55th annual Grammy Awards. OMG, please don't ju ... More >>
It's 5 a.m., and an impromptu, collective chant to the tune of the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" fills the streets of Baltimore. The city's beloved Ravens were crowned Super Bowl XLVII champions roughly eight hours ago, but the team's diehard fans are still celebrating the victory with the squ ... More >>
Grammy-tastic! Last night, amid goofy, sexually tense intergenerational banter between co-hosts LL Cool J and Taylor Swift, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States announced the nominees for its 54th Grammy Awards, airing Sunday, February 10, on CBS. Genre-bending ... More >>
If, last night, you shouted, "Screw crappy pop!" and chose Barack, then you've probably got no effing idea who won and lost at the MTV Video Music Awards. Luckily, we here at Crossfade own a DVR. So while watching Obama goin' hard at the Democratic National Convention, we were also keeping track of ... More >>
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See also "Fashion Freakouts at Lollapalooza 2012" -- plus "Day One: M83, Black Sabbath, Die Antwoord, Afghan Wigs, TEED," "Day Two: Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, Twin Shadow, and Others," and "Day Three: Jack White, Sigur Ros, Florence The Machine, and Others." Ready for some GIFs? To quote Ozzy Osb ... More >>
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Like the History Channel, MTV is lying about itself. Despite their respective names, programming is anything but historical or musical. For example, Teen Mom and Snooki and JWoww are reality-ish shows, and they're light-years away from MTV's traditional business model built around a 24-hour music ... More >>
"What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>
Jack White clowning 'round with ICP's Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope.Sure, we here at Crossfade were fully aware that White Stripes, Raconteurs, and Dead Weather mastermind Jack White (born John Anthony Gillis) was a proud son of the Motor City. But we never expected that he'd come crawling out of ... More >>
Florida's Dying head honcho Rich Evans.Rich Evans started his record label, Florida's Dying, in his ex-girlfriend's apartment "because he was bored." And since 2005, the project has kept him entertained, becoming a pillar (alongside labels like Hozac and Woodsist) of the 2000s garage rock explosi ... More >>
We've talked non-stop about Sweatstock 2011 and all the bands playing tomorrow. But let's not forget, the reason Sweat Records is throwing this whole shindig is in celebration of Record Store Day -- and the store's anniversary.What's Record Store Day? In 2007, it started as a way to get people to ... More >>
Evan Davies' FacebookThe Jacuzzi Boys have definitely made it big. You know why we know this? Not because they have a live album out on Jack White's Third Man Records. And not because they just got back from a monthlong American tour. But because they've got a performance featured on WFMU. Ga ... More >>
Diplo's about to set it on fire!Ahhhhhh, Diplo. Miami loves nothing more than a good ol' Florida boy who can DJ big bass and has a tattoo of a manatee holding a machine gun on his chest. Mr. Wes Pentz was here only a couple of weeks ago with his hybrid dancehall outfit, Major Lazer, at the Ma ... More >>
Wanda Jackson got the crowd twisting and shaking. All week, everyone was talking, "Michael Cera's here, Michael Cera's there. Where's Michael Cera?" On the morning of the final day of South by Southwest, we headed to a little Mexican restaurant called Mi Madre's. After ordering breakfast tacos, t ... More >>
After releasing a live album on Jack White's Third Man Records in January and then generating boatloads of blog buzz as one of nine bands aboard the inaugural Bruise Cruise Festival, Jacuzzi Boys welcomed March by signing to Seattle-based indie label Hardy Art yesterday. Needless to say, ... More >>
Photo by Bekah CopeAnyone who's seen the Jacuzzi Boys play knows their live shows are pure fun. Anyone who's heard a Jacuzzi Boys record knows their songs are supercatchy. We recently announced that Jack White's Third Man Records would be releasing a live LP of them. And when that record showed ... More >>
Here at the New Times, we root hard for our local teams; especially when they win big on the road. Ever since our Big Three got together, we knew Miami would conquer the nation - we ain't talking about James, Wade and Bosh, we're talking about the Jacuzzi Boys. When we met up with the Jacuzzi B ... More >>
In quite possibly the coolest vinyl promo we've ever seen on video, Third Man Records has just revealed their latest releases -- and they're good. They're releasing glow-in-the-dark Halloween 45s, black and blue live series LPs, tri-color 45s, and a peach-scented Karen Elson LP. As if all of that ... More >>
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Photo by Ian WitlenStonefoxWith Alexander, Green Mantles and Astari NiteThe Poor House, Fort LauderdaleSaturday, May 1, 2010What follows is an actual online chat, more or less, between New Times Broward-Palm Beach Music Editor Reed Fischer, and regular contributor and Mood Vane Editrix Courtney H ... More >>
Fans of all that is red, white, and black don't have to wait for their White Stripes rock-doc to arrive in the mail. In honor of the limited-edition box set release, Under Great White Northern Lights, Sweat Records is holding an official screening of the film tonight, Tuesday, March 16, at 8 p.m. ... More >>
Buddy Guy plays the Arsht Center.Blues badass Buddy Guy -- along with Big Easy piano man Dr. John -- performs Friday at the Knight Concert Hall at the Arsht Center. A huge influence on Eric Clapton and countless others, Guy continues to elate audience members with his guitar heroics at the g ... More >>
Photo by Rebecca Smeyne Surfer BloodEvery day, RollingStone.com publishes news on the music industry as part of its Rock and Roll Daily blog. Each day averages about 25 stories. And yesterday, between "Led Zepplin II Turns 40" and "Lenny Kravitz: I Want to Work With Jack White," the site's ... More >>
Bob Dylan, popular music's ultimate shape-shifter, will release the strangest album of his five-decade career next Tuesday, October 13. Christmas in the Heart, as the title suggests, is a collection of 15 holiday classics. Commenters at RollingStone.com and numerous other sites are -- or at least we ... More >>
The bluesy, punkabilly Dex Romweber Duo is a must-see for any roots rocker. Fronted by Dexter Romweber, the brother/sister pair (or at least Dex, who played in the iconic underground group Flat Duo Jets) has been cited as a major influence by numerous artists such as Cat Power, Neko Case, The Bla ... More >>
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