Because he emerged alongside the UK dubstep explosion of the late 2000s, it would be an easy mistake to pigeonhole Scottish DJ-producer Rustie (AKA Russell Whyte) as a member of that trendy contingent. Glass Swords, his critically acclaimed debut album from 2011, may have fit the basic textbook def ... More >>
What do matching tattoos, gay porn, and local DJ Adrianna "Gooddroid" Moschides have in common? It takes a little of all three to tell the tale of her label, Loveless Records. "This story is awesome," she says, turning the clock back to 2011. Back then, she was busy casting and editing for an alt g ... More >>
For a disc-jockeying virtuoso -- a veritable scholar of the selector's craft -- Daniel Avery doesn't subscribe much to dance floor formulas as a producer. "I grew up listening to guitar music," Avery tells Crossfade. "I loved anything with a psychedelic edge, whether that was My Bloody Valentine, B ... More >>
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Grand Central Miami Tuesday, October 8, 2013 Better Than: That old Marlon Brando biker movie, The Wild One, from which Black Rebel Motorcycle Club took its name. Interestingly the rival biker gang in that 1953 black and white flick were called The Beetles. This makes a ... More >>
"I only eat fruit," Teepee frontman and songwriter, Erix S. Laurent (birth name Eric Lopez-Zareño) declared in an interview with New Times last summer. "And I love it." In addition to jazzing up his name and banning most food from his diet, Laurent has spent the past two years employing what ap ... More >>
Don't even try to pinpoint down Kenneth James Gibson. The chameleonic Los Angeles-based musician and producer has basically waged war against categorization over the past two decades. And he changes monikers just as often as he changes his sound. In the '90s it was noise pop as the Furry Things. Th ... More >>
See 305 Fest's full lineup and set times -- plus Crossfade's interviews with Speedfreak Presents, Torche, and Dropdead. Tampa, Florida is home to a long tradition of phlegm-throated snarling and buzzsaw shredding. In the '80s and '90s, the Gulf Coast industrial metropolis was a petri dish of brutal ... More >>
In the post-hardcore pantheon, the New Jersey guys of Thursday are millennial gods. Led by the unapologetically erudite frontman Geoff Rickly, in the late '90s and early '00s, their early loud-soft aesthetic helped define what would later come to be known -- often pejoratively -- as "screamo." T ... More >>
Music-making and mashups in one seamless mix.
MumpsyThe Orlando InvasionMumpsy, with Surfer Blood and XOXO Saturday, June 14, 2009Propaganda, Lake Worth Better Than: Drinking freshly squeezed OJ with Japanese Tourists. The Review: O-town is famed for being the primary residence of the world's most renowned mouse, and for spewing out annoyingly ... More >>
Is a DJ a musician? Some say yes, some say no. If you say yes, what happens when the DJ ditches the turntable and kicks on the Serato? Are they still musicians? And what about the Pioneer CDJ folks? Or the Apple core crowd? Are they musicians too?The question is as old as disco and has been revived ... More >>
Best Local AlbumTorche, Meanderthal Hydra Head Recordsmyspace.com/torcheThe underground metal cognoscenti revered the 2005 self-titled debut album by heavy hometown heroes Torche for its melodic take on sludgy sounds. But it was last year's followup, Meanderthal, that won the band a wider audien ... More >>
On its seventh studio album, New Jersey titan Thursday reinvents the post-hardcore wheel.
"Brian had the potential to be anything he wanted to be, but unfortunately his life was cut short."
Ryan Smith, a.k.a. Induce, is a great DJ, a skilled rapper, a damn fine singer, a super producer and he puts out a very nice mix(tape) from time to time. This edition is the second Valentine's/Lovey - dovey - mushy version. The first one was purportedly made only for his lost love and this tim ... More >>
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The Coral Sea (Pask)
I often forget to check up on Vice's online TV venture, VBS.TV, and that's just as well, because then I would really never get anything done at the computer. Why? Original mini shows that are informative and entertaining, but without relying on a bunch of slick professional "hip" gimmickry. Actually ... More >>
The Rock the Bells tour brings a dream cast of hip-hop heroes, just for one day
After years of playing heavy metal heroes, the members of Torche aim to blaze a new trail
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club would rather rock than fight
The LA rockers of Autolux want you to listen between the lines
Before the Dawn Heals Us Mute
Waterford Landing Applied Chaotics
Cocaine case no-actioned; pigeons are rats with wings
Ambulance Ltd (TVT)
Lost In Translation Soundtrack (Emperor Norton Records)
Dreams Top Rock (Karaoke Kalk)
Recluse DNA replicates and conquers
Bobby Baker's Baby Robots: A blast from Boca
Extraterrestrial band next door: Ed Matus' Struggle
MC5: Gun-toting revolutionaries say the darndest things
The now sound of Miami expat Ursula 1000
Music industry flacks bombard dizzy critics. Now it's your turn.