From singing and playing her guitar on the streets and in the subway stations of Madrid to Grammy-winning success, Natalia Jiménez has been living the dream. "It was pretty cool when you're 15 and you've got nothing to lose," laughs Jiménez as she recalls her teenage metro days. "I would just go ... More >>
Game On! We did it! The Best of Miami 2014 is complete! Places to eat, places to meet people, places to go pee in public ... This annual issue's got it all. Of course, though, we here at Crossfade are most hyped to discuss the 305's top tuneage and party spots. Just check the cut for Best Band, B ... More >>
When Karina moved to Miami Beach from Eastern Europe in 2007, she used no nicotine, no alcohol, no drugs, nothing. Although she'd had a problem in her midteens with booze and MDMA, the 22-year-old was determined to begin her new life in America clean and sober. Soon after she arrived, however, she ... More >>
The bands that last, they're the exceptions to the rule. The Geto Boys are that kind of long-lasting, exceptional group. And after 24 years, they're still going strong and they're headed to Miami this Thursday for a show at Blackbird Ordinary. Widely regarded as one of the greatest hip-hop crews ... More >>
New Times' Best of Miami 2013 issue arrives June 13. To celebrate, Short Order is serving up the top 30 tastemakers in the 305. These people have helped shape the Miami food scene into what it is today. We began with number 30 and will lead up to the county's number one. A Q&A session is included in ... More >>
When we last saw him, Steven Tyler had turned into a 63-year-old grandma who'd gotten lost on a sandbar. Well, the Aerosmith frontman is back in the tabloid blogosphere for his bod. Only this time it's got nothing to do with his grams gams. No, Steven Tyler has completely fucking twisted toes. And ... More >>
Oh, Black Friday! Every year after Thanksgiving, a shopping warzone breaks out as holiday cheer and good tidings soon give way to flying elbows and weeping grandmothers who scream in the deep-throated, craggy, ten-packs-a-day roar of a truck driver at a strip club, "Christmas shopping season is fuc ... More >>
Amy Winehouse's death has inspired numerous discursive threads, including speculation about her yet-to-be-revealed cause of death, the paparazzi (and YouTube's) hyperdocumentation of her slow unraveling, and the deep tragedy of the young singer's thorny personal life. In the face of much morbid, ... More >>
All photos by Laine Doss Sunset Strip via Miami....the bums were really confused today.You may not have noticed
Sybil Gage is one of those rare chanteuses in the world of jazz who is capable of evoking some decidedly un-jazz feelings. Often compared to greats like Nina and Ella, Gage shares more with Janis Joplin, Eartha Kitt, Grace Slick, and Corinne Bailey-Rae than one would suspect. Her live engagemen ... More >>
Photo by Victor GonzalezJuliette LewisSpecial Guest Joe PerrySun Life Stadium, Miami Dolphins TailgateThursday, November 18, 2010Better Than: The DolphinsLast night, the Miami Dolphins lost--the Bears shut them out, actually. And believe it or not, Crossfade was at the game. However, nothing about t ... More >>
John "Don't Call Me Johnny" MellencampMusic vet and New Times scribe Lee Zimmerman shares stories of memorable rock 'n' roll encounters that took place in our local environs. This week, quick snapshots in a book of memories.Sometimes even the briefest encounters can leave the most lingering impre ... More >>
Jacob KatelGita Shonek kicks back a cold one.Fourteenth Street is the Janis Joplin of Downtown. She came into some money, her legs are wide open, everybody's welcome, and she's down to party. Here's a new notch in her belt. DRB Miami (255 NE 14th Street, between NE Second and Biscayne) is a ... More >>
Songstress and Miami native Sol Ruiz seems to go by a lot of monikers--Neo Hippie Rain Maker of Cuban decent and flower child of Psychedelic Cuban Blues, just a few of them (though admittedly the most catchy). The later is probably the closest thing to pass for a description of an artist as easy ... More >>
Who knew three days of peace and music would oppress us for 40 years?
John Dawson fronted this pioneering Americana band.To read past installments of Notes from the Soundboard, click here. It's become all too common in our society to mourn the passing of those whose fame has taken them to the heights of international stardom, while all but ignoring others who perha ... More >>
Notes from the Soundboard is a new column appearing weekly on Crossfade, focused on pop music's history and ongoing evolution. Lee Zimmerman shares insights and observations on how music continues to connect with the weirdness of the world. Click here to read past installments.I have a gripe.& ... More >>
Festival Director Tiziana Finzi hands Ferrara his Lifetime Achievment Award--some kind of crystal statue--and he immediately asks how much it cost
Be grateful your life is too bland for a biography.
Ten summers that rocked.
It may not get its due, but 1968 helped alter rock's reality.
Once pop culture's most notorious scapegoat, Slayer's Tom Araya talks spirituality, farming, and Paul Simon
Sol shines as an alternative musician who happens to be female
There Is a Difference (Touch and Go)
Hot duo Sin Bandera brings Spanish R&B to the masses
Gerber's blues are like poultry, er, poetry
For a good time, try talking to someone
Celeste Carballo finally steers north
Forget crossover: Selling a Colombian rock band in the United States is a mission for the custodians of culture -- or a very powerful magician
Sophie, Totie, & Belle
Oh well, whatever, never mind