The term singer-songwriter conjures images of musicians in coffee houses with classically tuned acoustic guitars, strumming open chords to overly earnest lyrics. But since leaving his former band War on Drugs to go solo, Kurt Vile has consistently subverted the stereotype with experimental atmosp ... More >>
Yep. The Reflektors is Arcade Fire. Yesterday, we here at Crossfade noticed a curious update on local world-music promoter Rhythm Foundation's website for a special edition of the monthly Big Night in Little Haiti at the Little Haiti Cultural Center starring a band that we'd never heard of. Oddly, ... More >>
Image by Bleeding PalmMan, no one loves to give away massive amounts of cash like the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Last night, the foundation held its annual Knight Challenge Grant award ceremony, dropping a $2.9 million jackpot on 31 local South Florida arts organizations, including ... More >>
We asked singer, songwriter and leader of his own partially eponymous rock band, Ted Leo, how he might describe his music: Is it indie-rock? Or, really, just rock? Punk? Or pop? Politically charged? Or laden with emotions? Like most musicians -- especially internationally recognized touring art ... More >>
Crack reporter Dan Rather rockin' out like a freakin' hurricane.One of the biggest drags about living in South Florida is the fact that we don't experience a change of season. Save one ... The dreaded hurricane season. It's bad enough we can't look forward to the leaves changing colors. Or bein ... More >>
Rock stars and jail-time go together like bars and stripes, weed and whiskey, hookers and cocaine. No wonder so many of our musical heroes end up in trouble with the law.Like Miami's own Against All Authority say, "Fuck the law/Fuck the law/Fuck the law/You're fuckin nothin' but a pig."So in hono ... More >>
It was a Funky Friday at RevolutionThe Funky MetersWith King BeeRevolution Live, Fort LauderdaleFriday, April 16, 2010There was something in the air outside Revolution Live on Friday night. A steady drizzle mixed with the aroma of boiled crawfish provided by Fort Lauderdale's Shuck 'n Dive re ... More >>
Matt Keating - Between Customers Keating's follow up to 2007's astonishing double disc opus Quixotic is another revelation, a collection of richly affecting songs, ranging from the heartbreaking "Louisiana, a passionate paean to the victims of Katrina, to "Better Than That," a plaintive ball ... More >>
Yes, there are more local band battles than you can shake a stick at, but the Fort Lauderdale-based Ghost of Gloria is poised, possibly, to win a big-deal national one. The Hard Rock chain has, over the past few months, sponsored its own "Ambassadors of Rock" series. Hard Rock Cafes across the count ... More >>
Notes from the Soundboard is a new column appearing weekly on Crossfade, focused on pop music's history and ongoing evolution. Lee Zimmerman shares insights and observations on how music continues to connect with the weirdness of the world. Click here to read past installments. I try not to spend ... More >>
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