It's finally here! Record Store Day (and cough, 4/20) is right around the corner. And that means tons of great acts are ready to get down and dirty with all y'all Miami music lovers.
Whether you're looking for rock, punk, hip-hop, jazz, synth-pop, booty bass, or Latin, there's the perfect party wi ... More >>
Skeptics predict the local music shop is going extinct like the penny arcade.
But for the last six years, so-called "independently owned, stand-alone brick-and-mortar retailers" around the U.S. (and the world) have been banding together under the Record Store Day banner to, paraphrasing the immorta ... More >>
Shuffling through Record Store Day release bins this past Saturday left us feeling empty. Sure, we picked up some fine RSD stuff and supported local business. But all we really wanted was a Van Halen seven-inch.
Wait! What's that? If we buy Van Halen's A Different Kind of Truth after May 4, David ... More >>
Life is incredibly unfair.
Dick Clark, dead at 82. The thought of it makes us sick to our stomach. Is a world without "the oldest teenager" even a world worth enduring?
While all hope may seem lost, we're here to remind you that there're still plenty of awesome reasons -- at least ten of them -- ... More >>
See Sweatstock 2012's full lineup and set times and our guide to rockin' out at Sweatstock 2012.Take a break from celebrating 4/20 and try to remember that tomorrow is Record Store Day! And of course, Sweat Records will be celebrating the event as well as its seventh anniversary with its annual Swea ... More >>
Here's a quick break from the pre-Winter Music Conference hoopla to give you some local music news.
Sweat Records has announced the lineup from its third annual Sweatstock on April 21, which also coincides with Record Store Day.
Headlining the party is Miami's favorite electro-pop act Afrobeta ... More >>
We've talked non-stop about Sweatstock 2011 and all the bands playing tomorrow. But let's not forget, the reason Sweat Records is throwing this whole shindig is in celebration of Record Store Day -- and the store's anniversary.What's Record Store Day? In 2007, it started as a way to get people to ... More >>
If you missed out on last year's Sweatstock, Sweat Records' birthday bash and Record Store Day celebration, you're gonna want to make time for this year's event. The Little Haiti store has announced the first phase of the lineup for its April 16 bash.
The outside stage returns this year -- ... More >>
To close out the year, Crossfade is picking out its favorite albums by 305 artists. Read the full list of Miami's Best Albums of 2010 here.Axe and the Oak
Record Store Day EP
We've all seen, heard and loved bands that were total disasters. The bass is too low in the mix, the gui ... More >>
The Axe and The Oak
Record Store Day 2010 EP
For all the moments I have personally felt agonized over this trio's "eternal studio tinkering," I'd like to first apologize for not jumping on this review as soon as I got the disc this past Record Store D ... More >>
Okay, so we don't think independent record stores in South Florida are
going anywhere -- hello, Sweatstock, Record Store Day -- but that
doesn't mean they're thriving everywhere else in the country. That's
what I Need That Record: The Death or Possible Survival of the Independent Record S ... More >>
Axe and the Oak's Record Store Day 2010 release was created with love (and gold foil)In our Moving Units column, Mike Ramirez at Fort Lauderdale's Radio-Active Records graciously keeps us up-to-date and comments on the current releases flying out of his store each week.Just when you thought ... More >>
The front and back of Fela Kuti's 10-inch EP, which was a Record Store Day exclusiveSaturday was the absolutely perfect day to run around, buy records, drink a moderate amount of Strongbow cider, and consume a cornucopia of live music. Except: impressive Record Store Day events were planned for b ... More >>
This blog posting was actually written from inside a dark-green Coleman tent that's perched on the sidewalk outside Radio-Active Records (1930B E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale). Although the store is technically open right now, we predict a Bonnaroo-level event in the parking lot in anticipatio ... More >>
As you may have heard about 2,112 times already, Record Store Day is Saturday, and Sweat Records (5505 NE 2nd Ave., Miami) has posted the full schedule for the Sweatstock extravaganza. (Previously: "Radio-Active Records Unveils Details of Saturday's Record Store Day")The free, all-ages block part ... More >>
Madlib squeezes a mere 43 tracks onto the 3 LP versionIn our Moving Units column, Mike Ramirez at Fort Lauderdale's Radio-Active Records graciously keeps us up-to-date and comments on the current releases flying out of his store each week.As foretold, hip-hop producer Madlib notched some serious ... More >>
Fort Lauderdale's Radio-Active Records has just posted its flyer for its Record Store Day in-store performers. In addition to the many, many exclusive releases, and FREE FREAKING CUPCAKES, all merchandise will be discounted by 10 percent (there is an asterisk on the flyer, so be sure to ask).On A ... More >>
Radio-Active Records' expanded list of Record Store Day exclusives is as long as Joanna Newsom's new triple album! It's April 17, folks. (Ohmygosh, John Fahey's brilliant folk classic Yellow Princess LP!) See also: Radio-Active Records' Record Store Day Specials Include Fela Kuti, Drive By Trucke ... More >>
Moving Units is a column on Crossfade tracking the best-selling music at South Florida independent record stores. Click here to view past top sellers.Best-sellers for the week of June 28- July 3via Wilcoworld.comWilco's new album made the 'Top 5' list at three record stores this week.Uncle Sam's Mus ... More >>
Remember record stores? They were the place you bought those plastic silvery things called CDs and also where you could pick up vinyl if you were trying to be über-authentic. Ah, yes the days before iTunes. But while Sam Goodys and FYEs might not be commonplace anymore, local records stores still s ... More >>