To really understand Kenny Millions' My Hoe Wants to Paint project -- performed once, this evening, at Electric Lunch, the new outpost of nomadic art collective, The End/Spring Break -- would require a semester's worth of lectures, PowerPoint presentations, and in-depth research on both Pierre Scaru ... More >>
Drug smokin', Lower East Side squattin', dumpster divin' crust-metal pop-punk crew Leftover Crack is a band that's mastered the art of branding.
For 14 years, these dudes have made themselves synonymous with unwashed, disgruntled vagabond youth culture, playing left-field ska-punk laced with death ... More >>
It seems like only yesterday that Bar Lab's Elad Zvi and Gabriel Orta opened Miami Beach's first pop-up cocktail lounge, the Broken Shaker. The intent was to bring custom cocktails with designer ice, herbs from the patio garden, and fresh ingredients to show Miamians there is a vast world outside th ... More >>
During many of my workouts at CrossFit Miami Beach, I've noticed Nick Valencia, a tanned and shredded little guy, smiling, sweating, and tearing up the black rubber floor with his aggressive approach to the W.O.D. (CrossFit speak for "workout of the day"). Until a mutual friend tipped me off this ... More >>
When it comes to New York City hardcore, Sheer Terror is one of just a handful of bands from the '80s to still be around and playing shows.
The band's lead singer, Paul Bearer, got into punk rock as a kid in Staten Island. He's got a face like a bulldog, knuckles like rebar, a heart full of gra ... More >>
LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy makes "a lot of coffee." Just how much? Enough to develop a gourmet espresso brand.
According to New York Magazine's Grub Street blog, the semi-retired 41 year old is teaming up with a New York City roaster who'll tweak beans and temperatures to create the ... More >>
Lee KleinMacarons at Vida brunch at FontainebleauMacarons are absolutely the new cupcakes.I know this because I was watching ABC News and they said that "macaroons are the new cupcakes." The next day Time magazine came in the mail and in it was an article entitled "Will Macarons be the new cupcak ... More >>
All photos by Laine DossNew York Hot Dog cart with Chrysler BuildingIn last week's episode of The Layover, Anthony Bourdain showed us what to do in New York City with only 24 hours in the Big Apple (read our recap here). We wanted to do something similar, but with a twist.We landed in New York ye ... More >>
Last week, The Layover premiered to audible groans of pain...by me. Anthony Bourdain's new travel show had an interesting premise -- what would Tony do if stuck in a city for 24 hours? Unfortunately, the show had a frenetic overly produced feel about it. I disliked the clock counting down t ... More >>
Rubber-faced actor Jim Carrey was filmed stealing the show this past weekend at the weekly Friday-night karaoke party at Arlene's Grocery in New York City's Lower East Side.
The actor performed a high-energy, crowd-pleasing rendition of Smashing Pumpkins' "Bullet With Butterfly Wings" and faked ... More >>
Via Rob Thurman's Flickr Drag legend Joey Arias, left.In the rare '80s movie Mondo New York, a wide-eyed wandering woman stumbles through New York City's Lower East Side, still the raw, beating heart of the underground before waves of gentrification made avant-garde a commodity.
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"We didn't start the fire..." Then who did?As we reported yesterday, Miami International Airport mysteriously burst into flames. The incident caused massive delays, an untold amount of damage, and both tourists and locals to lose their shit.But what really happened to cause the fire? We brought i ... More >>
Late last night while scooping the spam out of Crossfade's constantly clogged inbox, we spotted a shocking subject line: "Bar Is Closing."
WTF? It's been barely a year since OHWOW's Aaron Bondaroff and Al Moran ran a blitz on the 2009 Basel scene by remaking the former PS14 space into a near-rep ... More >>
via druggedconscience.comTo the outside world, Miami isn't particularly known for its punk history.
We weren't part of the first wave (New York City, Los Angeles, London), we didn't invent hardcore (Washington D.C.), and we burn through venues so fast that we've never managed to forge a long-te ... More >>
Adam Gersten is a hard-living lawyer who runs a record label.Currently living what sounds like the premise of a television legal drama, Adam Gersten is a dude from Miami Beach who's found himself with the seriously serious job of being a Key West lawyer. Though Matlock and Sam Waterston do inspir ... More >>
In anticipation of the upcoming Best of Miami issue hitting newsstands June 17, here is a sneak peek at one category and its winner.Photo by Takuya Sakamoto (via honeyee.com)Aaron BondaroffAaron "the Downtown Don" Bondaroffoh-wow.comAt age 33, Aaron "the Downtown Don" Bondaroff can't be called a ... More >>
Torche is a band whose growing influence is not exactly measured in riches. Yes, the band has been hailed in discerning international circles as uh, torchbearers of a new sound that is heavy without being metal, per se, and still melodic. Still, the current threesome has had to keep it together, ... More >>
Photo by JipsyIt's slightly amusing to read all the post-Art Basel coverage written by out-of-towners, especially when they set their sights not on art, but on our fair city. For the record, though, fellow scribes: Half the places you call Cuban cafés are not actually Cuban; Wynwood is a specifi ... More >>
There was plenty of imported NY snatch traipsing around Miami for Basel but perhaps the most famous receptacle of naughty body parts designed to give you pleasure was the aptly named, The Box. Straight from the Lower East Side and towing a reputation for providing some of the most naughty, ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenMiami band Awesome New Republic at Fontana's in the Lower East Side. Click here to view more pictures.Just a few months ago, Awesome New Republic seemed the next South Florida band likely to strike big. But a few months is a million years in blog time, and somewhere in the last ... More >>
Being a Miami native, I'm always curious to hear what folks think about my hometown. And, as you might suspect, I'm not afraid to ask. When it's bold-faced name folks, I get even more curious. Not that their thoughts are any more or any less important than those of plain text folks, mind you; but ... More >>