Does your wardrobe consist of parachute pants, shoulder pads, fingerless gloves, and huge earrings? Is your record collection dominated by bands like Flock of Seagulls, the Smiths, the Cure, Pet Shop Boys, the Psychedelic Furs, New Order, Run-D.M.C., Kool Moe Dee, Big Daddy Kane, and Boogie Down P ... More >>
Hate to say it, but some of you at Coachella will be approached by police officers assuming you have drugs. Well, you just may, but guess what? You still have rights, man. Cameron Bowman is here to help! As a music festival lover and attorney at San Jose firm Valencia, Ippolito & Bowman, he's a ... More >>
While over at the main stage the bulk of the Coachella crowd was enduring Phoenix with the hope that Daft Punk would come out -- they instead got R. Kelly -- a smaller but perhaps- more-enthusiastic crowd got a first-rate greatest hits set from New Order. See also: -Brochella! Seven Best T-Shirts t ... More >>
Karen O's Outfit Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor cape draped over a suit that looked like it was made of mercury. The vibrant collage was topped with a headpiece that Liberace might have worn had he ever bee ... More >>
Electronic dance music is officially in love with its own sonic past. All across the international scene, you can hear the recycling of classic styles from the '70s, '80s, and '90s. Now hate all you want, but the fact remains: Some of the golden oldies truly nailed a timeless formula for the da ... More >>
It'd be an understatement to say New Order's performance at Ultra Music Festival last night was a rare treat. Instead, it was a benchmark for Ultra's ultimate booking muscle and its massive importance on the local concert landscape. Let's be real -- when could you ever expect to see both New Or ... More >>
From legendary Germans to French superstars, we're stoked about this year's fest.
As the world's most comprehensive electronic party extravaganza, Ultra Music Festival is dominated by the sonic phenomenon known as the drop. Simultaneously present in seemingly unrelated genres -- such as the soulful vocal crescendos of house, the interlocking pulses of techno, or the bombastic ... More >>
Do you hear that uhntz-uhntz in the distance? It's been 53 days since Ultra Music Festival 2012 announced its Phase 1 lineup, "a sprawling 92-act roster that ranges from massive dance superstars Avicii, Tiësto, David Guetta, Kaskade, and Fedde Le Grand to electronic music legends Kraftwerk, Ne ... More >>
Coachella's lineup got announced on Monday. And personally, we were underwhelmed. But it got us thinking how excited we are for Ultra Music Festival 2012. Sure, Deadmau5 may think the number of headliner acts on the bill is horrible. But we have to disagree with you, Zimmerman. We haven't been ... More >>
That's it, folks! According to its website, Ultra Music Festival 2012 is officially sold out with 73 days remaining until the first day of the festival. This breaks last year's record, when tix sold out on February 18 with a full 34 days left before the fest.Of course, Ultra's 2012 lineup, feat ... More >>
Avicii: Ultra 2012's Saturday night headliner.Big news, beat freaks. After months of teases, hype, and promises that it "will be bigger than last year," there's finally been a major development in the ongoing saga of Ultra Music Festival's 2012 lineup. Of course, we here at Crossfade have spe ... More >>
To close out the year, Crossfade is picking its favorite albums by 305 artists. Check out the full list of Miami's Best Albums of 2011. Afrobeta Under the Streets (Do It Entertainment) This album was five years in the making. In 2006, Tony Smurphio and Cuci Amador joined forces as Afrobeta to ... More >>
New OrderOur sources at Ultra Music Festival have leaked some big news, telling us that an appearance by New Wave icons New Order at this year's festival has been confirmed. The band, of course, is best known for hits like "Blue Monday," "Age of Consent," and "Bizarre Love Triangle," all of whic ... More >>
Isn't it funny how sometimes a band's name could give you a false impression of what the actual band does? Mmm, irony. Tasty. Who the hell knows why Canadian synth-pop duo Parallels decided to go with that name. And who the hell cares? A rose by any other and all that, right? But despite readil ... More >>
If you're old enough to remember vinyl LPs, then you know that album design used to be an art unto itself. Who doesn't fondly remember rolling a fatty across the face of iconic sleeves such as the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band or Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon? But toda ... More >>
Ultrachic is a Miami band of Venezuelan ex-pats who rest at the crossroad of contemporary Venezuelan rock, uniting the golden age of acts like Sentimiento Muerto, Dermis Tatu, and Desorden Público with the newer crop of outfits like Zapato 3, Los Amigos Invisibles, and Caramelos de Cianuro. Actu ... More >>
Kara StarzykAstari NiteNew Wavers Astari Nite named their band after Vincent Van Gogh's famous "Starry Night" painting... or at least that's what some band members will say. The Cure-influenced, Placebo covering indie rockers landed their opening act gig for the Ettes at Bardot with some old fash ... More >>
Give She Wants Revenge's self-titled debut album a listen. You'll probably hear a few New Order or Interpol influences, but what you won't hear is more than two people making all that racket. Sure the album is thick with synthesizers and effects, but the soundscape is so lush it's hard to imag ... More >>
As long as you can stand the smell of clove cigarettes and the sight of fetish-gear on public display, this is a show you won't want to miss, especially if you're planning on going to KMFDM on October 30. German Synthrock/Electronica/New Wave group Project Pitchfork is scheduled to play Respecta ... More >>
Ranking the best of what went around and came around again.
The B-52's reappear just in time for far out to be way in again.
120 Days (Vice/Atlantic)
The Monday Photo exceeds New Order tribute-band status
Waiting for the Sirens' Call Warner Bros.
Push the Button Astralwerks
Waterford Landing Applied Chaotics
The Incomplete Triangle (Kemado)
Different (F Communications/PIAS America)
Retro (Rhino/Warner Brothers/London)
The melodica may be a plastic flute, but it's not just kid stuff