It's never easy to see our hometown South Florida heroes venture off in search of greater glories. Of course, we're happy for them -- just look at the successes achieved by the Mavericks, Marilyn Manson, and Johnny Depp after they took their talents to a national stage. Still, it was particularl ... More >>
Like the polar ice caps, the rainforests, and the Yangtze finless porpoise, the record store remains in peril. However, there is hope. Over the last seven years, Record Store Day has become an increasingly visible global phenomenon, encouraging fans, artists, and proprietors to unite and breathe l ... More >>
Legend has it that bizarre things happen come a full moon. If that's true, then there must always be an invisible luna plena over Miami because here, the weird never ends. Then again, maybe this lunar phase is what's bringing Australian EDM sensation Flume, Swedish rockers the Sound, and post-glam ... More >>
You may work hard, but you love to party even harder. And just because it's the weekend, it doesn't mean you have to blow wads of cash on overly-priced bashes and drunken shenanigans. We've got you covered with ten things to do that won't cost you more than $10, from a night at the museum with ANR ... More >>
Forward Motion Records founder Fernando Perdomo.Almost exactly 12 months ago, Miami music scene veteran and Dreaming in Stereo frontman Fernando Perdomo founded his very own label, giving it the most appropriate moniker -- Forward Motion Records -- that he could conjure up. "The label is very ap ... More >>
Look at all that local love!The never-old argument of South Florida's geographical isolation is null and voided from what I've been witnessing via social networking sites (Facebook, et al) as of late. Still, as much as I'd like to sit here and spout holier-than-thou bullshitisms, I can't deny the ... More >>
Fans of anything Neil Young should plan on going to the Neil Young Tribute Show tomorrow at The Gibson Showroom. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Neil's Charity, The Bridge School. You can expect performances and covers done by The Westar, Rachel Goodrich, Jacob Jeffries, Jim Camach ... More >>
Friday, April 2*MGMT's colossally anticipated second studio album, Congratulations, is already all over your favorite local torrent search engine. Experience it nice and loud at a listening party tonight at the Vagabond -- and then, of course, buy a copy at Sweat Records when it officially comes ... More >>
Hearing Damage: The Rat Opera is one of those little artistic things that pop up that are so uniquely weird and South Floridian. Yes, it's an actual opera about longtime local producer and noise god Frank Falestra, a.k.a. Rat Bastard. It debuted last year at Tobacco Road and Churchill's, but if y ... More >>
Over the next two days, we'll post Crossfade contributors' favorite local albums of 2009. They're listed in completely random order, so stay tuned as the full list rolls out. Panic BomberGetting On My Mind (self-released)panicbomber.comPanic Bomber is the brainchild of Miami's one-man-dance- ... More >>
As new numbers for jobs lost come out this month, everyone is filled with anxiety, anxiety about pursuing dream jobs vs. realizing responsibilities and weathering the economic storm. But at the same time everyone maintains hope, that ever-overused word that got pounded into our subconscious with Oba ... More >>
Melodic and pop-driven, Jim Camacho's music has been featured on several films including Tom Dowd & the Language of Music, Pledge This, and Fatboy and captures the catchy, soft folk-rock instincts of Elvis Costello and Jack Johnson, with occasional riffs that conjure up Oasis acoustic sessions. ... More >>
Beat those post-Turkey Day blues with Lumpy Sue.
Wanna know why Y&T Records music maven Rich Ulloa is so charged up lately? Hint: It's something about Mary.
From man-breasts and money comes a local documentary film star
Jim Camacho testifies about contracts, breakups, and the need to make music
Some musicians just can't say "no' to a gig
Rock & Roll/JAM at MAM
Unsigned bands keep their local connections even as they spread their commercial wings
Does it really matter if a few Miami rock bands volunteer to play live shows in an effort to help water-weary Iowans?
The Goods take five steps up, one step back, with 5 Steps to Getting Signed
The musical community fights for its writes in the language of newsletters. Words up!
Not to belabor the point, but here's a look at more local musicians who get what they play for