It's Memorial Day weekend, y'all! And in case you're wondering, here's what that translates to: (a) a three-day weekend; (b) the official start of summer; (c) non-stop parties for the next 72 hours. The best part of it all, you won't have to blow your entire life savings on endless bashes and booz ... More >>
Bold beats and even bolder statements -- that's the product of Tiësto's new web series, In the Booth. From his arena shows to outdoor festivals, college tour and beyond, the online, HP-backed and Intel-sponsored reality mini-series is yet another example of how EDM has gone mainstream. In the ... More >>
Fashion Breakdown: Led Zeppelin T-shirt; red cross necklace; LeSportsac bag; Batman button pin and skull stockings from eBay; skort and Docs from Goodwill; pony from Peru.
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 The Payback (Self-Released) Ahhh, the cover song. Sure, bands can master one or two tracks by a legendary counterpart. But putting together an ... More >>
Every dad hides out at the Hotel California.We all have dads. Some of us don't know our daddies, but it's the undeniable truth that we all have fathers, and almost all of them listen to some type of dad-rock band. When you type "dad rock" into Wikipedia, you will be redirected to the "classic ... 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 >>
The Commander's mama is cookin' hammy.First, let's get to the shocking stuff: Riock and rollers, it seems, never go near food (insert your own drug joke here). Bob Dylan has scribed hundreds of songs, but never mentions sitting down for a meal. Ditto the Rolling Stones, Led Zep, Pink Floyd ("Brow ... More >>
photo by Gregg DelmanRobert Plant and the Band of JoyBayfront Park Amphitheater, MiamiSaturday, July 31, 2010Robert Plant is born again. Well, okay, perhaps not in the religious sense.... Although in Saturday night's spectacular showing, he and his magnificent Band of Joy did a fair amount of testif ... More >>
photo by Gregg DelmanIn this week's print edition of the Miami New Times, we featured a Q&A with the legendary Robert Plant, who performs with his Band of Joy this Friday, July 30 at Bayfront Park Amphitheater. Still, as print is stuck being print, there was more Q&A that didn't fit. Here ... 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 >>
Burly, bearded Zac Brown and his band play Sunset Cove Amphitheatre on Saturday. The highlight of the evening will likely be a beer-drenched, sing along performance of his fiddle-laced, pleasantly simple and patriotic country smash "Chicken Fried." It's a fun little ditty that got me thinking about ... More >>
via myspace.com/stonefoxmusicReady for some proselytizing? Stonefox is one of the current saviors of South Florida rock. That's a lot to heap on a trio of guys in their early twenties, but this Boca- and Lauderdale-based band has clearly digested the gospel of rollicking, psychedelic, bluesy, rock a ... 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 >>
RotagillaSeason For Leavin' (self-released)You'd think it was 1970 again, for Chrissakes, what with the way the guys of Rotagilla let out their inner Led Zep. Granted, there's no hint of a Robert Plant or Jimmy Page lurking among this lot. However, in recycling the old school power trio format and l ... More >>
The Beatles' Let It Be was a sign of the timesNotes from the Soundboard is a new column appearing every Wednesday 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.&nbs ... More >>
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