America rocks. And even at 236 years old, the United States of America is still the sexiest country in the free world.
But the 50 states, its federal district, and territories throughout the Pacific and Caribbean wouldn't stand a chance if it weren't for the brave men and women who've risked life ... More >>
Former Experience and Band of Gypsys bassist Billy Cox met Jimi Hendrix when they were stationed together at the same army base in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
Legend has it that one rainy night, Billy heard a guitar screaming in the service club. So he went inside and introduced himself to the big ... 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 >>
To close out the year, Crossfade is picking out its favorite albums by 305 artists. Read the full list of Miami's Best Albums of 2010 here.ArtOfficial
Ahhh, the cover song.
Sure, bands can master one or two tracks by a legendary counterpart. But putting together an ... More >>
Famous Arkansas groupie Sweet Connie Hamzy.The Grand Funk Railroad song "We're an American Band" opens with the lines: "Out on the road for forty days/Last night in Little Rock, put me in a haze/Sweet, sweet Connie was doin' her act/She had the whole show and that's a natural fact."
A still-acti ... More >>
Everything looks so much nicer through their Golden FilterSometimes we like to think of how much nicer life would be if we viewed everything through rose-colored glasses -- or through the Golden Filter. The aptly named electronic duo got their start under the name Lismore, and while some of the s ... More >>
We've all been to some kind of jam session--whether it be in a garage band's garage, an intimate club or a full-on jam at a music festival. But bands usually only cover one or two songs. Not freestylin', rhyme spittin' ArtOfficial.Their new 12-track album "The Payback" (released April 23) covers ... More >>
No, YOU win, Community PropertyIt is with great pleasure -- and a bellyful of hops -- that we announce
that Fort Lauderdale rock and soul masters Community Property will open up Beerfest 2010.As you may have heard, New Times Broward-Palm Beach teamed up with Revoution Live to host a Battle of th ... More >>
Bells are made to be BrokenIn our Moving Units column, Mike Ramirez at Fort Lauderdale's Radio-Active Records
graciously keeps us up-to-date and comments on the current releases
flying out of his store each week.This week, the collaboration between Shins' lead singer James Mercer and Gnarls Bar ... More >>
After Beach House topped sales last week, are we seeing a theme?In our Moving Units column, Mike Ramirez at Fort Lauderdale's Radio-Active Records graciously keeps us up-to-date and comments on the current releases flying out of his store each week.This week, Ramirez, Crossfade and record buyers ... More >>
Jerry RuledTop Ten Reasons I Generally Hate Jam Bands.1. Jerry Garcia.Jerome John Garcia was awesome. He died. It's over. Insert Duane Allman, Jimi Hendrix, et al.
2. Marijuana It's mostly for kids and burnouts. It also generally
softens the harsh edges of horribly boring ... More >>
The above video is from an 8mm film transfer shot by a fifteen year old South Florida kid on May 18, 1968. The images come from the Miami Pop Festival, which featured The Mothers Of Invention (Frank Zappa's band), Chuck Berry, Steppenwolf, Three Dog Night, The Jimi Hendrix Experience and more ... 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 >>