There comes a crucial moment in every musician's life when he must decide what instrument to play. The obvious choice is usually guitar, because everybody wants to be a sweaty rock god. But some people go with drums or bass or even piano. However, not a lot of kids dream of learning how to play the ... More >>
Santa is a fat, hairy, white guy with kids on his lap. That's not what Christmas is about. Still, malls across America are grimy with the manic footprints of wild hordes of shoppers clawing for the perfect deal. This is their music. And these are the ten worst Christmas albums of all time. See al ... More >>
Jazz in the Gardens 2012 With Mary J. Blige, Patti LaBelle, Sensere, Nicole Henry, Kevin Eubanks, and Kenny G Sun Life Stadium Sunday, March 18, 2012 Better Than:Kenny G doing a saxophone solo while writhing around in a bed of roses. Well, Mr. G was there. But a bed of roses was not included. R ... More >>
Fierce, strong, independent -- Mary J. Blige is now a full-grown, 41-year-old diva, known as The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul. But like so many enormously talented young women in the music business, she's endured seriously hard times. Throughout her teens and 20s, she struggled with drugs, alcohol, her ... More >>
Cultist is getting its jazz hands ready; Dance Moms are in our midst! Lifetime has ordered a Miami-based spin-off of its hit show about talented torjeting tykes and their snide-remark-spewing stage moms that will be appropriately titled Dance Moms: Miami.In lieu of Abby Lee Miller, the show will ... More >>
Just before Christmas, Chanukkah, and Kwanzaa hijacked our editorial focus, we here at Crossfade checked up on the annual Jazz in the Gardens music fest. And unfortunately, we were kinda bummed. We referred to the lineup as "lackluster." We complained about Kenny G's saxophone sucking. We called ... More >>
Are you kidding? Kenny effing G! Wow, we here at Crossfade can't wait for the 2012 edition of Jazz in the Gardens. The hair will be long, luxurious, and kinky. "The Moment" will be sweeter than a soprano on a sugar high. And there's gonna be so much smooth sax in the air that it'll be a shock i ... More >>
After two dolphins died at a Swiss marine park following a "techno party" across the street, Miami Seaquarium is taking a good, reasoned look at whether hosting late-night parties is putting its animals in danger. Just kidding! But putting a stop to such parties is the new rallying cry of animal ... More >>
Big Bad Brass Party with The Hot 8 Brass Band The Stage Miami Friday, September 30, 2011 Better Than: Kenny G's greatest hits. There's nothing like a hot horn section. And last night at The Stage as part of a three-night residency, Hot 8 Brass Band proved that axiom true by turning what could ... More >>
Yes, those are tiny pregnant ladies in Barry White's hands.When we set out to put this list together we thought, "Great, we're going to have a wide variety of songs!" That dream was shattered when we quickly realized white people don't know shit about bone jams. If the number of Wayans children ... More >>
Photo by Sayre BermanSee the full 20-photo Primus at the Fillmore Miami Beach slideshow.Primus With the Dead Kenny G's Fillmore Miami Beach Saturday, June 4, 2011 Better Than: Pretty much any live music coming our way this month. I mean, what do we really have to look forward to? Katy Perry. Pr ... More >>
The Captain is calling you! It's time to trip!On January 4, 2011, the ninth annual Jam Cruise got totally sunk in a sea of negative vibes when federal agents and K-9 officers from ICE, the U.S. Marshals Service, the DEA, and the Broward Sheriff's Office conducted a joint drug raid as hippies, her ... More >>
via soundcloud.com/work-drugsRemember your cousin's Quinces? Aside from the choreographed salsa rueda, what was the entertainment like? Chances are if your prima turned 15 in Miami, it was a Yellow Pages DJ-for-hire that mixed a blend booty bass, merengue, and a few slow jams after sprinkling T ... More >>
The strange and winding relationship between the Dolphins and Jason Taylor is, like any good romantic thriller, full of betrayal, back stabbing and reunions. Though, now that Taylor has been cut from the New York Jets (should have known better JT), it doesn't appear that there's chance at one final ... More >>
April Ashford-ForsytheGet ready.Tonight, at the crossroads of Krome Avenue and the Tamiami Trail, Dimebag Darrell will play a special one night only acoustic set.Fan and promoter Sam Hamovich says, "Dude, if you've never heard Bag's acoustic shit you're fucking missing out. He's like the Kenny G ... More >>
Average White BandWar and the Average White BandHard Rock Live, HollywoodTuesday, June 30, 2009 Better Than: Hearing both of these groups play in another 10 years. The Review: With a bill of two of the funkiest multi-cultural groups from the late 1960s still alive and kicking, the Hard Rock pr ... More >>
via michaelfeinbergmusic.comMichael FeinbergEvil Geniuswww.michaelfeinbergmusic.comTo the uninitiated, jazz generally falls into one of two broad categories -- that which is readily accessible and that which isn't. That's an unsophisticated observation to be sure, but one with which many non-aficion ... More >>
The DJ's latest album takes his music to a lighter place, but don't call it "trance."
Let's say you're a smooth jazz lover who was away for the holidays and tuned into your favorite radio station Love 94 at exactly 4:10 p.m. today for the first time since Christmas hoping to hear the smooth, comforting sounds of Kenny G finally back on the airwaves after the station went bonkers for ... More >>
Tap Tap's house band. It’s sort of a shame that the most popular Haitian restaurant in Miami is in South Beach rather than, say, Little Haiti. But Moped Whitey’s fear of an unknown ‘hood isn’t the only reason -- although it probably helps -- for Tap Tap’s (819 Fifth Street, Miami Beach; 3 ... More >>
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