Janelle Monáe With Roman GianArthur Fillmore Miami Beach Saturday, November 23, 2013 Better Than: James Brown reincarnated as a woman. Janelle Monáe's set began with four roadies dressed in matching white pants, lab coats, bowties, and glasses clustered in front of the stage, seeming to be in th ... More >>
It's awesome to be a VIP. Even if it only lasts a day. Over the weekend, Brisk Bodega lined up a prime party schedule, from lunch with DJ Irie to an American Airlines Arena VIP suite at the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Talib Kweli concert to a party bus chauffer. A good time was definitely had by ... More >>
With mindless drivers who must've bribed the DMV to get a Class E license, con artists who make a living by stealing children's Social Security numbers, and comedians who run for public office, Miami is far, far, far from utopia. But the music's pretty good. And in many ways, the Magic City is even ... 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 >>
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 >>
Crossfade remembers exactly where we were when we first saw the video for Beyoncé's mammoth nu-Girl Power single, "Single Ladies." We were at home, on the internet. Similarly, we were at home and on the internet (this is what we do, you see) when we first saw Beyoncé's latest video for "Countd ... More >>
Straight from scoring a gold-plated gramophone statuette for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at last Sunday's 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, Hawaiian pop crooner Bruno Mars and his bouffant hairdo were pleading guilty to cocaine possession in a Las Vegas courtroom. Back in September, the Mars man g ... More >>
via facebook.com/agapefeaturingnadiaharris1Nadia HarrisNadia Harris, lead singer of the local band Agape, is without a doubt one of the city's best female vocalists. An effusive, instantly likeable live performer, Harris switches between a reggae croon, a soul wail, and any number of other flexib ... More >>
As I type this, Lilith Fair's official site is crashing like any web coverage devoted to Tiger Woods' return to professional golf at this year's Masters. And for good reason. The all-female touring festival featuring the likes of Loretta Lynn, Kelly Clarkson, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Tegan and ... More >>
via lilithfair.comLoretta is betta!In no particular order:1. Cat Power 2. The Gossip3. Erykah Badu4. Jill Scott5. Metric6. MARY J. BLIGE7. Tegan and Sarah8. Emmylou Harris9. Ximena Sarinana10. Sia11. Chairlift12. Nneka13. Marina and the Diamonds14. Janelle Monae15. La Roux ........and, my persona ... More >>
Yesterday at Culture Kings, Chester French played a free acoustic set for a crowd of cool kids and industry types. Chris O, owner of the high end clothes, sneaker shop, and artist collective said "The label contacted us and set it up." Ed Agudello, the Digital Account Director South East for Univer ... More >>
Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind.
So well catch Anané and Louie Vega at the Florida Room.