The frizz-haired Frank "Rat Bastard" Falestra rummaged through piles of T-shirts lined up against one of the pool tables at Churchill's Pub. "This one right here," the local legend said of a black and white cotton top he wore during a show, "is one of the most famous shirts in Florida that made the ... More >>
Peter Murphy Grand Central Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Better than: Dalis Car live. It was nice seeing Peter Murphy channel some of the primal strangeness of Bauhaus, even though all his original cohorts were probably somewhere in England, sipping their tea and not giving a shit. The music will exis ... More >>
While over at the main stage the bulk of the Coachella crowd was enduring Phoenix with the hope that Daft Punk would come out -- they instead got R. Kelly -- a smaller but perhaps- more-enthusiastic crowd got a first-rate greatest hits set from New Order. See also: -Brochella! Seven Best T-Shirts t ... More >>
Valentine's Day really blows. If you're single, lovey-dovey shit will be rubbed in your face at every turn. And if you're not single, you've got to come up with some kind of sappy, cheesy display of affection or else end up in the dog house. And why? Because Hallmark and the damn chocolate compan ... More >>
What do "Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed, Moses, Chuck Norris, The Little Prince" have in common? They're all awesome dancers. And they all serve as wellsprings of inspiration for Krisp, a four-member "indie/dance/chillwave/dance-rock" band -- Andres Ledesma, Jason Mavila, Alex Lopez, and Charlie Woods -- ... More >>
UK disco-house crew Crazy P has been rocking the scene for two decades. But in 2011, they finally started to get massive international recognition for their irresistibly groovy vocal tuneage. Fronting the band is charismatic chanteuse Danielle Moore, who joined Crazy P founding members James Baron ... More >>
Last week, Crossfade urged you to gobble some Designer Drugs and dance till death at the Fillmore Miami Beach's July edition of the more-or-less monthly Honeymoon Series. So ... Did you heed that advice? Did you cop a dose? Did you snag tix? Well, if not, here's our second attempt to get you to ... More >>
Electronic music producers Michael Vincent Patrick and Theodore Paul Nelson, better known as Designer Drugs, represent the grimy underground club scene of the New York-Philly axis. Don't expect to ever find them there, though. Almost as soon as Patrick and Nelson began the project, halfway throug ... More >>
Trus'MeManchester has been the breeding ground for Joy Division, New Order, the Smiths, Chemical Brothers, and Autechre, among many others.And David Wolstencroft (AKA Trus'Me) is another proud Mancunian. Since the late 2000s, the DJ, producer, and Prime Numbers label chief has been banging out so ... More >>
Photo by Tom SandsHank & Cupcakes are a certifiably NSFW kinda couple.After kicking ass on the Israeli rock scene for years, lawfully wedded rock star duo Hank & Cupcakes decided it was time for a trip to the Americas. So they hung out in Cuba for six months before trekking up to NYC where th ... More >>
Photo by Natalie CurtisYann Tiersen's always eyeing his next idea.In 1983, French composer Yann Tiersen was a newborn post-punk convert on the cusp of adolescence. He had been studying classical violin for six years and he was finally fed up. So he destroyed his instrument, smashing it to bits. ... More >>
Onstage, Dino Felipe is all chaos and mayhem. His live show usually starts off with high energy, which sometimes turns into antagonism, which often spirals into self-directed violence. As a performer he can really polarize the crowd. It's unfortunate that the thing most people take away from the ... More >>
Photo by Justin Namon/WorldRedEye.comClick here to view photos from Interpol at the Fillmore Miami Beach.InterpolWith Twin TigersThe Fillmore Miami BeachSaturday, August 21, 2010Better Than: Spending comparable bucks on a trendier flavor of the week.The Review:Interpol's latest tour, which ended las ... More >>
photo courtesy of the band's websiteThe Holy Terrors at C.B.G.B.'s in 1994: Will, Sam, Rob, and DanWe'd lie if we said we weren't excited about Interpol's South Florida stop at the Fillmore on August 21. We haven't seen them stop here since 2007, and we've missed them. A lot. Well, now there's mo ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenCold War KidsClick here to view all the photos from the event.Heineken Inspire Night OneWith the Hold Steady and Cold War KidsThe Moore Building, MiamiFriday, May 21, 2010Better Than: Paying for stuff.The Review:The Friday night kick-off to Heineken's weekend-long Inspire event ... More >>
photo by Ian WitlenStonefox ruled Propaganda.To see a full slideshow of photos from the show, click here. Surfer Blood, Dead Rabbits, and StonefoxPropaganda, Lake WorthThursday, July 30, 2009Better Than: Another DJ dance night whereverThe Review:Last night at Propaganda marked the official album ... More >>
Astari NiteFriday, June 5, 2009Flamingo Fridays at PS14, MiamiBetter Than: A pop goth cocktailAs my esteemed colleague (and de facto boss) Arielle Castillo so keenly wrote in these pages last September, Astari Nite singer Mychael Ghost is unquestionably "a proper frontman." Which is to say (as she s ... More >>
30 Rock and The Office have ended their seasons, leaving my sad little Thursday night television habit left with only The Fashion Show, but hey, at least it's getting better. Kind of. On last nights episode host Isaac Mizrahi revealed he's grown tired of clothes that just simply ... More >>
A shadowy spinner who goes beyond darkwave.
Dee Adames brings her shear genius to D&L Salon.If Dee Adames - Miami's mohawked winner of the second season of Sheer Genius - could describe herself as any animal, she'd choose a cat. "They're mysterious and slightly territorial," she laughs as muted episodes of the Bravo reality show in ... More >>
Ranking the best of what went around and came around again.
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scenes ... More >>
From GWAR to Torche, the acts that rocked the Magic City.
A day-by-day breakdown of the best shows.
"Why don't you ask Mayor Diaz if his restaurant's menu includes bottled water? Hypocritical, don't you think?"
Rocking the Florida Sky.
Eclectic English DJs Layo and Bushwacka! channel Brazil's up-for-it energy on their new mix for the famed Global Underground series.
Thomas Dolby is the opposite of a one-hit wonder
Once again, Microsoft is chasing Apple in the hipster hardware game. Will it make sweet music this time?
The Stills lose their feathers
The downtown indie scene is jumping and making stars out of Fashionista and Modernage
Nearly a year after their debut, The Stills are still figuring out the rock and roll thing
A decade after his suicide, the ghost of Kurt Cobain lingers among us
The Chemical Brothers return to Miami with more block rockin' beats