You know that cliché that goes, "You can't eat your cake and have it too"? It probably came from one of our broke friends up north who spend their weekends staring at the wall and watching reruns of Everybody Loves Raymond, because that's all there's to do since they don't live in Miami. Lucky fo ... More >>
RiRi may be a lost causee, but she's right about one thing: "Cheers to the fricken' weekend!" But unlike Rihanna, you don't have to spends wads of cash on over-the-top bashes and endless bottles to have one hell of a weekend -- all you need is $10. Check out Crossfade's ten best music-related thin ... More >>
Some bands try to snag some buzz with a catchy name. Others become legends with their music alone. But when your band's name is Kinky and you have been nominated for several Latin Grammys, you've definitely made it. We here at Crossfade caught up with guitarist Carlos Chairez just in time for the b ... More >>
Let's get Kinky. We're not talking about whips, fuzzy handcuffs, or hot body oil. Just the best current alternative rock crew from south of the border. "With bands, it's a really interesting thing with names," Kinky guitarist Carlos Chairez tells Crossfade. "We were developing our sounds for the f ... 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 >>
Constant intrascene belly-aching aside, a few local (and local-ish) acts are managing to squeeze out of South Florida geographical isolation this summer for big stages. A number of major national festivals are featuring homegrown talent on the bill. And rightfully so. Here's a quick rundown of ... More >>
You wonder: What's that thrashing? The sky is dark. The fields have gone silent. But there's a bonfire off in the distance, surrounded by vaguely human shapes and a furious funnel of sound -- acoustic axe, banjo, cello, upright bass, mouth organ. This is the middle of nowhere and you've just s ... More >>
photo by Meqo Sam CecilWolf Parade: One of the many bands who arose in that one crop of lupine-themed acts a few years back. It's been a few years since these Quebecois were the indie rock flavor of the week, and back then, through their first two albums, they were dogged by constant Modest Mouse ... More >>
The latest in a slew of legendary artist collaborations comes courtesy of founding Smiths member Johnny Marr. The guitarist was one of the main influences of the the Stone Roses, Oasis, and then some, and no less than Radiohead guitarist Ed O'Brien has even been cited as saying Marr is the reason ... More >>
via kevindooley's FlickrWith the recession and all, the days of music writers' snail mail boxes getting stuffed daily with press kits is pretty much over. Most labels and publicists send private download links these days, which is actually an excellent idea. Promo CDs are just going to get ... More >>
If you missed Goldcure's shows at Bull Bar and Propaganda back in May, you missed a hell of a good time. But fear not, young music lover, you've got a shot at redemption. On September 5, the Austin-based Indie-poppers are making another trek to Propaganda in Lake Worth. Let me clarify the indie- ... More >>
The long-standing local shindig went down at White Room.
Ari Justin Rothenberg Modest Mouse performed at Revolution Sunday. Click here to view the full slide show.Modest MouseSunday, March 8th 2009Revolution Live, Fort LauderdaleBetter than: Their performance at this year's Langerado. Or anyone else's for that matter.Modest Mouse has got to b ... More >>
Some bands on the defunct festival's bill are still coming to town. Here's a guide to the makeup shows.
It's Tuesday, so clearly it's time to start looking forward to the weekend. Since Langerado's been canceled, people looking to get their fill of music will have to do a bit more planning and travelling. A few of the bigger bands that were to play Langerado, like the Pogues (March 7th at Pompano ... More >>
via www.ozomatli.comFinishing up what looks to be, perhaps, the last of the Langerado rescheduling announcements, Ozomatli will now appear at Culture Room on Saturday, March 7. Unlike Sunday's indie-fave head-to-head-to-head showdown of Deerhunter Girl Talk vs. Modest Mouse vs. Tokyo Police Cl ... More >>
via www.myspace.com/tokyopoliceclubCity Limits, besides snagging Bad Brains, has also grabbed blog darlings Tokyo Police Club to play the same weekend the band would have played Langerado. Unfortunately, the show goes up against two others that night that attract similar fans: Girl Talk and Deerhunt ... More >>
Arik, drummer of Lasso the Moon, Baby Calendar, and Call it Radar, draws from a seemingly endless pool of talent and ingenuity. LtM's super-technical emo/indie onslaught evolved into a more tempered and highly melodic, if precious, Baby Calendar. Now Arik has parted ways with Baby Calendar bandmate ... More >>
Wolf Parade reviews the reviewers.
Cease to Begin (Sub Pop)
We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank (Epic)
What's indie rock? Who cares? Ten great CDs that will blow you away, no matter your definition.
The best way to hear the Six Parts Seven is to be quiet
The LA rockers of Autolux want you to listen between the lines
Worlds Apart Interscope
White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records.
Good News for People Who Love Bad News (Epic)
The history of Florida courses through the folk music of Miami transplant Iron and Wine
Modest Mouse leader Isaac Brock waxes on the moon and Speedo
Altcountry newcomers send a mint julep postcard from Holopaw
Another band from Monterrey is out to conquer the world