Is Basel finally moving to Wynwood? Nope. The main arty party's still anchored out on Miami Beach. But Flaunt Magazine, 3P Production (the self-described "creative team behind Bardot"), and Mana Wynwood are bringing yet another unofficial outpost of Art Basel Miami Beach to the 'Wood. During next ... More >>
Kurt Vile has to be one of the more down-to-earth musicians currently working the indie rock scene. From his Philadelphia home, tending to his 1-year-old baby girl, the youngest of his two daughters, he is a breeze to talk with. The 33-year-old Vile has no problem entertaining questions about crea ... More >>
Do Denmark's very-hyped, babyfaced post-punks Iceage represent The Shape of Punk to Come? That slogan was coined by Refused -- another set of Scandinavian agitators, this time from hardcore-obsessed Sweden -- as the title for a 1998 opus-collage of the various rock music microhistories. Of course, ... More >>
Hey Thurston: We love you, too! Yes, it's true. The Sonic Youth founder, Chelsea Light Moving axeslinger, and all-around Renaissance dude-nerd can't get enough of the Magic City. After attending every single event hosted throughout the entirety of Dade County during Basel 2012, Moore included a gi ... More >>
See also "Cat Power Announces Sun North American Tour, Kicking Off at Grand Central in Miami." Given the historical precedent, a polite listening party at a quirky record-and-coffee shop like Sweat Records might be the safest option if one were jonsing for an earful of Chan Marshall. Performing a ... More >>
Say it ain't so. Crossfade is extremely sad to report that Sonic Youth founders and indie rock's always-cool Mom and Dad, Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, have announced a separation after 27 years of marriage. The obvious question in the wake of Kim and Thurston's shocking split ... Will Sonic Yo ... More >>
Read Crossfade's review of Interpol's August 2010 show in Miami. Back when Paul Banks and Interpol first crawled out of the NYC indie underground in the very early Aughts, the whole post-punk revival thing seemed seconds away from completely conquering pop music. But the hugely hyped, grunge-le ... More >>
A day-by-day breakdown of the best shows.
The last of the Art Basel week shows at the Kill Your Idols space kicks off with a set from Brooklyn-based Pink Reason, currently a trio but really the brainchild of Kevin Failure, the band's frontman. It sounds a little like Joy Division or another post-punk act put through a shredder, churned in a ... More >>
In the studio with Cat Power
Indie rock's undisputed darling, Yo La Tengo, brings its act to South Florida
Interpol looses Antics and takes on the world
They no longer take flying dives into the mosh pit, but for Chuck Loose, Sam Fogarino, and Rob Coe the music is still the thing
Electro-architect Jega designs a geometrically precise pleasure dome
On Live Human, Elefish Jellyphant, and more
Cover your ears or bask in the blare. Miami avant-skronkers Harry Pussy, Rat Bastard, and Tom Smith's To Live and Shave in L.A. have launched an audacious aural assault on the senses. But is anyone out there listening?