As Peter Murphy prepares for a solo tour featuring only songs from his career as Bauhaus's frontman, he seems compelled to contemplate the late-'70s UK post-punk scene. Speaking via phone, riding a bus headed to the first night of his Mr. Moonlight Tour, the 55-year-old Murphy and Crossfade discus ... More >>
The bros at Coachella 2013 are freaking bringing it! Sure, we all know about the women who wear just about nothing, but the guys are getting exceedingly creative, particularly when it comes to their funny t-shirts. So it's time to give the men some props for combining humor with style. Here are t ... More >>
We all know Coachella is a textbook study on the desire to wear things that no human should. That typically applies to the crowd who come decked out in ill-fitting, barely-there costumes, spirit hoodies and every piece of tight neon attire imaginable. But artists on stage can commit some cringe-wort ... More >>
If Gramps had announced this party a bit earlier, it would have surely make Crossfade's list of best free New Year's Eve events. And in a city where the average general admission ticket for tonight's festivities ranges in the hundreds, it's great to see a solid New Year's Eve celebration cost nothin ... More >>
American-Swedish threesome Thieves Like Us borrowed its name from a 1984 song by New Order, quite fitting because the outfit offers up the same sensitive type of electronic indie pop as the iconic '80s band. Add to the members' mixed nationalities that Thieves Like Us first formed in Berlin, then w ... More >>
Maybe you've never heard of Stryke, AKA Greg Chin. Admittedly, the local DJ-producer has been somewhat off the hype radar lately. But ask any true veteran of Miami house and techno, and they'll say Stryke is one of Dade County's foremost EDM innovators. Since the mid-'90s, the Jamaican-born Chin ha ... More >>
View the full 37-photo slideshow of A Flock of Seagulls at Grand Central here.A Flock of Seagulls Grand Central Friday, May 11, 2012 Better Than: A real '80s dance party, because we've got smart phones. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was 1982. The iconic '80s synthpop band ... More >>
Taking the stage in matching all-black, zip-up satin jackets and dark skinny denim, Miike Snow looked like members of some sort of Orthodox Hipster cult. The long beards sported by two members didn't dissuade the comparison. And the faithful turned out, with one of the youngest crowds attracted ... More >>
UK disco-house crew Crazy P has been rocking the scene for two decades. But in 2011, they finally started to get massive international recognition for their irresistibly groovy vocal tuneage. Fronting the band is charismatic chanteuse Danielle Moore, who joined Crazy P founding members James Baron ... More >>
Exactly 14 days ago, Ultra Music Festival 2012 sold out. And the wailing of sad, ticketless beat freaks could be heard in dark, lonely nightclubs all around the globe. But then the fest offered its oh-so-disappointed children some consolation, announcing a whole series of official Miami Music We ... More >>
Code red! Trip the alarm! Now dance! We here at Crossfade have just received a superurgent email with a subject line that shouts, "Ultra Music Festival 90% Sold Out! Last Chance To Purchase Tickets!" Now, for all of us who've been victimized by corporate marketing scare tactics in the past, Ul ... More >>
Chase & StatusMiamiMusicWeek.com has announced that Knife Party (a side project involving Pendulum's Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen) and British duo Chase & Status have been added to the lineup for Ultra Music Festival 2012. Our sources at the festival say the leak is correct.Other confir ... More >>
UPDATE Ultra Music Festival has finally announced its Phase 1 lineup. Check out Ultra 2012's 92-act roster, headlined by Avicii, Tiësto, and David Guetta. Yes, we here at Crossfade continue to sit, unwashed and sweaty, at our laptops. Like a 150,000 other beat freaks all around the globe, we ... More >>
Photo by Timothy SaccentiWhen Cut Copy's sophomore album In Ghost Colours dropped in 2008, the Aussie electro-rock crew suddenly became an indie critics' darling. The record was selected by Pitchfork as the fourth best album of 2008 and the 61st best album of the decade while Village Voice's ann ... More >>
Trus'MeManchester has been the breeding ground for Joy Division, New Order, the Smiths, Chemical Brothers, and Autechre, among many others.And David Wolstencroft (AKA Trus'Me) is another proud Mancunian. Since the late 2000s, the DJ, producer, and Prime Numbers label chief has been banging out so ... More >>
Photo by Natalie CurtisYann Tiersen's always eyeing his next idea.In 1983, French composer Yann Tiersen was a newborn post-punk convert on the cusp of adolescence. He had been studying classical violin for six years and he was finally fed up. So he destroyed his instrument, smashing it to bits. ... More >>
Photo via the Windish AgencyA couple weeks back, we introduced you to Active Child, the opening act for School of Seven Bells' upcoming Miami show at Grand Central. But we were so busy geeking out over his choral harmonies and harp-plucking that we glossed over the main event itself.So let's corr ... More >>
Everything looks so much nicer through their Golden FilterSometimes we like to think of how much nicer life would be if we viewed everything through rose-colored glasses -- or through the Golden Filter. The aptly named electronic duo got their start under the name Lismore, and while some of the s ... More >>
Photo by Jon NuszAlfred von Blume of Daysleeper feels the Joy Division energy.Control: A Tribute to Ian Curtis With Armada!, Daysleeper, Ian Michael, Xela Zaid, DJ Dracula's Daughter, and DJ Nayra Churchill's Pub Tuesday, May 18, 2010 Better than: Watching the movie Control on repeat. The ... More >>
For a particular breed of rabid, morbid fan of Joy Division (and as one myself, I don't think there are any other types of fans of the band), there have been a lot of macabre little anniversaries to celebrate in recent months. Last year, of course, marked the 30-year anniversary of the band's wat ... More >>
Few figures in the international dance music scene can wear the title of legend as aptly as Greg Wilson. The British DJ boasts a career spanning three decades, going back to the birth of house and his early days as a DJ at Manchester's seminal club The Hacienda, and he carries on the authentic mi ... More >>
Fidel Castro apparently once took time out of his busy schedule of ruining Cuba to meet with reality contestant turned fame whore Aubrey O'Day. She came away from the encounter with the impression Castro was "brilliant."O'Day came to "fame" as a cast member on Diddy's reality show, Making the Band, ... More >>
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