While Miami's history with rock and roll, pure rock and roll at that, has fluctuated wildly since Hispanic immigration began in the '60s, it has still managed to thrive in the 305. As in all instances of assimilation, many first generation Latinos rebelled against their parents and adopted the sound ... More >>
Asked to sum up New Jersey's Everymen in a single sentence, singer and six-stringer Mike V says the band's got "the hips of the E Street, the balls of Rocket From the Crypt, the heart of the Replacements, the soul of Reigning Sound, [and] the livers of Guided By Voices." If that's not enough, he a ... More >>
California-born, Tijuana-raised Julieta Venegas is a multifaceted singer-songwriter whose sound has clearly matured over the years. And that is especially noticeable on her 2012 release Los Momentos, which she is currently promoting with an extended U.S. tour that makes a Miami stop this week. We h ... More >>
On Sunday morning at approximately 3 a.m., latin pop star Jenni Rivera boarded a private Learjet in Mexico, along with two pilots and four other passengers including her publicist, lawyer, and makeup artist. Ten minutes later, they were all dead. The victims of a tragic plane crash in the desert. ... More >>
Dude ... Why are there so many people here? Every time we go to Churchill's Pub (or The Electric Pickle or Grand Central or Treehouse or Mansion), it's such a mission even getting an alcoholic beverage. (Not to mention scamming our way into the back of the band's van.) Just to score some face tim ... More >>
Odd Future crooner Frank Ocean recently opened up on Tumblr about falling in love with a man, and the blogosphere is buzzing with stories about gay Franky. But we're stuck on how modern this whole coming-out ceremony has become. Gays, bisexuals, and lesbians have been a big part of the music indust ... More >>
When 12th Planet (AKA John Dadzie) talks, the world of bass music listens. That's because, as we explain in last week's mini-feature on the DJ, producer, and label co-founder, the man has been hardcore since (electronic) hardcore was a new genre. Though it's as a dubstep producer that he's ga ... More >>
Drawing by Jason Handlesman, AKA The President. The story of Jason Handelsman, AKA The President, is already interesting enough when summarized by writer and video-maker Jacob Katel: "There's something funny about a native Dade County cracker who calls himself The President and lives in a foreclo ... More >>
Nate Dogg is a bad motherfucker. And we mean forever, because that's how long his music's gonna live. However, Nate Dogg's human self, Nathaniel Hale, died today after struggling for the last two years with the aftereffects of multiple strokes, which left him halfway paralyzed and unable to breat ... More >>
Judd Apatow and Adam Sandler, together at last.
The feds say a local man smuggled millions of smokes for terrorists. He's not alone.
Superstar drummer of Devo and A Perfect Circle sells himself, his famous friends, and all-you-can-eat shrimp dinners to promote his new album.
Long Beach rockers RX Bandits and San Francisco based prog-rockers Dredg are setting off on a co-headlining tour which is currently slated to end on July 22 at Culture Room. The RX Bandits have an interesting catalogue of music: going back to their earliest days (think 1995 or so) the Pharmaceutical ... More >>
Those of us familiar with the history of Hardcore Music know that Greg Ginn is not just the man, but a brilliant guitar god. He formed Black Flag in 1977, eventually releasing the band's records (as well as Bad Brains, Minutemen, Descendants, Sonic Youth, and lots more) on his own label SST. Blac ... More >>
The "Ice Cream Man" a.k.a. Matt Allen is a dude who rolls around the country in an old van named Mitch giving away free ice cream. We caught up with him at O.H.W.O.W Gallery (Our House West of Wynwood) on NW 7th Ave and 32 Street during a Basel week party. There were several hundred people there and ... More >>
A local gallery spreads the spotlight on artists at the margins.
Jah Jerry It's come to the attention of Crossfade that Jerry Hines, founding member of legendary Jamaican group, the Skatalites, has died. The guitarist, who passed away last Monday in a Jamaican hospital, was 80-years-old. Better known as Jah Jerry, Hines helped push the sound of ska forward long ... More >>
Local punk group Guajiro has a slick sound and a heap of momentum. Nobody is more surprised than they are
Hollywood's Manny Ebaid struggles to rebound after the War on Terror made him collateral damage
My Girlfriend Is Melting (I and Ear)
Güajiro (Long Beach Records)
MTV Español stars Sóniko want to take you to their planet
Hear, hear, the man who flew Elvis's plane
Eradicating pressure-cooker paranoia with Your Enemies Friends
De Niro -- no surprise -- is the reason to like City by the Sea
Marley fans don't want to wait in vain for a fitting tribute
Julieta Venegas is no one's plastic pop diva
With no public input whatsoever, Miami officials have put together a deal to trade waterfront park land for massive cruise ship terminals and a lovely parking garage
She's no doctor, but when the glitterati needed beauty triage during Miami's heyday, Ruth Regina always came through with coif medicine
The Herald's new managing editor drives a Porsche, adores Elvis, and worked miracles in her California community. At least so says the Herald.