Fat Joe. He used to be fat. Never as big as Big Pun. But still, a few hundred pounds. Times have changed, though. Now he's fit. He's got a sports talk show on MTV2. And these days, the NYC native lives in Miami, and he's headlining the Miami Marlins Summer Concert Series. Here's what Joe has to sa ... More >>
Yo, Mahomies! Only a week and a half ago, Austin Mahone -- your fave Texas-bred, Miami-based, Cash Money-signed 17-year-old pop sensation -- was forced to postpone his entire MTV Artist to Watch Tour because "I've never felt so bad." But like a true teenage dreamboat, Ameezy (and yes, that's an ac ... More >>
"I hate this. I hate this so much. I love you and Im sorry." That's the desperately apologetic message that Lady Gaga sent out to all her Little Monsters after being forced to suddenly cancel four Born This Way Ball Tour dates because she "could not walk" following Monday's show. "I've been hiding ... More >>
He's a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. But in the restaurant business, Sir Eric Clapton is Hard Rock Café. Throughout the 1970s, Clapton was a regular patron at the first Hard Rock in London. But by 1979, the restaurant ... More >>
As the music industry's collective heart weighs heavy with news that legendary sitar player Ravi Shankar passed away yesterday, some comfort can be found in tonight's Hurricane Sandy benefit show at Madison Square Garden. When the likes of Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, and Bruce Springsteen ... More >>
When Swedish House Mafia's Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell, and Steve Angello announced their career-ending One Last Tour, saying goodbye to 26 cities across every continent, we here at Crossfade lamented, "Miami's not included." But we also doubted "a group who had a huge hit called 'Miami to Ibiza' an ... More >>
Aqui lo que importa es el CASH! Oh my, that is pretty. Isn't that pretty, Celtics/Knicks/Lakers fans? Look at that beautiful thing. How fuckin' glorious.Your Miami Heat received these lovely, diamond-encrusted CHAMPIONSHIP rings last night just before their 120-107 dismantling of last year's Eastern ... More >>
The end is near. Swedish House Mafia's Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell, and Steve Angello just revealed the 26 dates for their One Last Tour in a most melodramatic fashion, announcing each new show about a minute apart. The world will be excited to know that the SHM guys are saying goodbye to almost e ... More >>
See the screening details for LCD Soundsystem's Shut Up and Play the Hits in Miami -- plus LCD Soundsystem's movie release party at Grand Central. "When we started the band, suddenly we were, like, New York famous. We could get into anyplace, but you know -- I was never recognized on a plane." Jam ... More >>
See the screening details for LCD Soundsystem's Shut Up and Play the Hits in Miami. Ahead of LCD Soundsystem's third studio release, James Murphy sat down with Rolling Stone magazine and all but assured the public that This is Happening would be his band's last. "I feel like this should be the la ... More >>
Win free tickets to Maná's concert at the AAA on May 11. In 2006, Latin pop-rock powerhouse Maná had been recording and touring non-stop for more than 20 years. And it was time for a break. So the band took a five-year hiatus to prepare 2011's Drama y Luz (Drama and Light) before finally returnin ... More >>
The Miami Heat went into Madison Square Garden yesterday for the first and only time this regular season, and proceeded to mash the spleens of the New York Knickerbockers to the tune of 93-85, snapping New York's nine-game home-winning streak, sweeping the season series against the Knicks and taking ... More >>
To the three producers who make up Swedish House Mafia -- Axwell, Steve Angello, and Sebastian Ingrosso -- operating on a massive scale is no big deal, pun intended. From the beginning of the trio's rise to international prominence, they've seemed to always operate at a sweeping level, beginnin ... More >>
The NBA has released its 2012 schedule (assuming the lockout doesn't delay play), and the Miami Heat will kick off its season at Madison Square Garden against the Knicks. The team will also be working on Christmas Day this year in an NBA Finals rematch against the Dallas Mavericks in an away game ... More >>
Photo by Cathy IzaguirreNancy WhangWith KrispElectric PickleSaturday, July 9, 2011Better Than: Well, that's a tough one. The problem with overly hyping a DJ set from an indie music icon is that you'll almost always be left disappointed. We'd like to preface this review by stating the following: T ... More >>
Allan WarrenDavid Cassidy beats Bieber in any sort of teen dream competition, even today. Like, today's Cassidy versus today's Bieber. Sorry, Biebz, but Cassidy's cuter. His feathered hair is better than the lesbian 'do any day. Everyone remembers Cassidy, the androgynous, non-threatening TV and st ... More >>
Rep the real shit with Oscar G and Nervous Records.From all the way back in the day when street-level party music label Nervous Records was first founded in 1991, the master plan was always straight-up support for the deepest and grittiest parts of the house and hip-hop subcultures. "The true ... More >>
Though Pacha Massive was born in the Boogie-down Bronx, theirs is a global identity. They build their blend on traditional sounds from each member's roots, like palo (from band member Nova's native Dominican Republic) and cumbia (from the homeland, Colobmia, of the duo's other half). The pair the ... More >>
From the Knicks to the Golden Panthers. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
Whatever the outcome, Dhafir Harris does it with no fear.
But you can enjoy Neil Hamburger today at PS14.
To the boxers who will square off in Red China, retired Olympian Nicholas Spanakos makes a cautionary tale.
Van Halen with Ky-Mani Marley Bank Atlantic Center, Ft. Lauderdale Feb. 12, 2008 It’s hard to believe that it’s been 24 years since I last saw Van Halen featuring “Diamond” David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen together on the same stage. Yes, it was back in 1984 at Madison Square Garden that ... More >>
One way or another, Chris Rock will make you cry.
The days of Sinatra and Sammy may be long gone, but Miami's piano men refuse to stop the music
Ivy Queen stands out among a sea of rude boys
It's not the work week; it's the party week
Julio Sabala metes out comic justice
Salsa veteran Tito Nieves keeps up with changing rhythms
The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack
Cuba's musicians are anxious to cash in on the overseas market. But in the process they could sell out their sound.
Grupo Niche says it loud and proud with salsa
Chile's infamous undercover operative Armando Fernandez Larios has lived a quiet life in Miami. But his past is about to catch up with him.
Boxing isn't just a hobby to Hank Kaplan. It's an obsession. Which is why he's the sport's foremost expert.
Mr. Smith goes on the road and tries to describe it
Jack Leonard has opened his South Dade home to Guatemalan migrants. What more can he do?