In July, UR1 Festival organizers pledged to bring "a true celebration of art and music" to this year's Art Basel Miami Beach week.
But two weeks ago, after assembling an awesome two-day "EDM, pop, hip-hop, and rock" lineup led by Kanye West and Lou Reed, "The UR1 Music & Art Festival ... More >>
Last Halloween weekend, Midtown Miami played ghost host to the "largest dance music costume party in the U.S.," transforming a 70,000 square-foot arena into a maddening scene of titties, booze, and bass-fueled mayhem.
It was a sold-out event for Go Big Productions, topped by headliners like Swedish ... More >>
See also "Kanye West, Lou Reed, Offspring Headlining UR1 Festival" -- plus "M.I.A., Fun., Seven Others Added to UR1."
Hey, kid. No more waiting for the man. The time has finally come.
UR1 Festival tickets are on sale! Right effing now! The ambitious first-time art and music festival will be making ... More >>
Some people felt a little underwhelmed when we here at Crossfade revealed that Kanye West, The Offspring, Keane, Cocoon Heroes, Lou Reed, Erick Morillo, and Bob Sinclar had been tapped to perform at the first-ever UR1 Festival at Bayfront Park during Art Basel Miami Beach week.
Well, another nine n ... More >>
See also "UR1 Music Festival Promises Diverse Music Lineup, Art During Basel 2012 Weekend."
There have been a few delays in announcing the lineup for the UR1 Festival, happening the weekend of Art Basel Miami Beach at Bayfront Park.
But we here at Crossfade have finally received details about som ... More >>
Ever since the dawn of digitization, the internet-surfing public has had every bit of media at its fingertips. And once Napster took the music world by storm, there has been a constantly raging debate about how to restructure the industry around digital music downloads.
Some artists have simply acc ... More >>
Rest in peace, CDs.Neither the dot-com bubble or the more recently burst housing bubble have got shit on the compact disc bubble of the '90s. And the reasons are precisely why the recording industry is preparing to officially announce the death of the CD.
CDs are supercheap to make, way cheaper ... More >>
Charlie Manson was a rock 'n' roller too.After sex and drugs, rock 'n' roll is often paired with scary.
Ever since the darkly psychedelic burnout at the end of the '60s (epitomized by Iggy Pop's amphetamine-inspired caterwauling and Lou Reed's doom-y bad trip bummer jamming), there have b ... More >>
As an Iranian-American teen caught up in Washington, D.C.'s 1980s music scene, Ali Shirazinia became a fan of hardcore and New Wave. But when that decade died out, the kid switched, like a lot of ex-punks, to electronic noise.
He learned to DJ, eventually adopted the stage name Dubfire, and co- ... More >>
Most bibliophiles know about the lurid tales of William S. Burroughs. He shot and killed his second wife by accident while drunk, became openly gay, had an affinity for guns, a serious opiate addiction the last 50 years of his life -- and for all of you Floridians, he spent a small time living in ... More >>
via oh-wow.comThe real Max FishMike Bones and Brian DeGraw. Max Fish is the coolest no-bullshit bar on Manhattan's L.E.S., and in celebration of its 20th birthday, the good folks at OHWOW have recreated the bar here in Miami, in its entirety. Bonus for those of us missing out on our own late belo ... More >>
via rpof.orgJim Greer thinks censorship is very American.All summer long I have gone shit-house-rat-crazy observing the likes of Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly, Karl Rove and the rest of The Right's evil elite dispense fear-mongering falsehoods in a desperate attempt to stop some much nee ... More >>