"Hey Miami!" Of Montreal exclaimed via Facebook the other day. "We're kicking off our US tour with Wild Moccasins at Grand Central!"
And boy, we were so hyped! Especially 'cause we'd just chatted with frontguy Kevin Barnes about the new album, Lousy With Sylvianbriar! And we'd even met Mr. Of Mont ... More >>
It's Tuesday err'body. And that means we're one day closer to Friday.
Luckily, you don't have to wait four, long, dreadful days to party like it's the weekend. There are plenty of concerts going down all week, from goth rock to metal to hip-hop.
Just check the cut for Crossfade's five best concert ... More >>
Imagine upside-down polka dot monsters, naked pig people, and men in bras dancing amid massive rainbow bursts and confetti explosions. Now add a soundtrack of infectious, uplifting, and thought-provoking indie pop that challenges what everyday life has taught you to expect from reality.
If you can ... More >>
Of Montreal just finished its new album.
Frontman and creative nerve-center Kevin Barnes tells Crossfade that he wrote the whole thing in about three weeks on his first-ever, self-imposed "writer's retreat" in San Francisco.
After that, he returned to his Athens, Georgia, home and recorded it wi ... More >>
Like some kind of rabid half-human, half-beaver freakshow cooked up in the laboratory of Dr. Moreau, Of Montreal is plowing through the second decade of the new millennium with a psychedelic skill set that employs the best of seemingly disparate gene pools.
Of course, the crux of the band's geneti ... More >>
It took Haruki Murakami three years to complete 1Q84, the Japanese author's nearly 1,000-page surrealist novel set in a fictionalized 1984 Tokyo. He described his creative process in a 2011 interview with The Guardian as "routine," waking each morning well before sunrise, diving straight into his "s ... More >>
Class Actress, FacebookWe're really starting to regret that "Warhol original" that we bought off some dude in a Ford Pinto last week during Art Basel Miami Beach.
He swore it was real. And at $490, we couldn't pass on it. The bad thing, however, we've only got $10 bucks to hold us over until nex ... More >>
Photo by Tom HaslingerAu Revoir Simone's Annie Hart.It's been approximately 32 months since self-described Brooklyn "keyboard band" Au Revoir Simone released the dark and dreamy 2009 album, Still Night, Still Light, and its sparklingly spooky single "Shadows."
Understandably, plenty of music gee ... More >>
When false rumors about the closure of Mamushka's Midtown spread throughout the Miami scene like some kinda nasty, textually transmitted disease, Sirens and Sealions singer-songwriter and Mute Miami booking boss Johanna Viscaino got a little skittish, shifting Au Revoir Simone's Miami gig to anot ... More >>
Even though shocked status updates, email blasts, and half-drunk texts might've pushed the rumors of Mamushka's demise into overdrive for a period of about 12 hours, there hasn't been any major fallout in the wake of that premature closing panic.
The new-ish party spot reopens tonight for Nightd ... More >>
Even as Crossfade continues to closely monitor Art Basel Miami Beach music and party news, we're already looking beyond the early-December art extravaganza, working our sources and scouring the interweb for the scoop on end-of-the-year show announcements.
And here's the latest tidbit: On Decembe ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenOf Montreal's Kevin Barnes at the Fillmore Miami Beach.Click here to view photos from this event.Of MontrealFriday, April 9, 2010The Filmore, Miami BeachOf Montreal took over the stage at the Filmore on Saturday, putting on a whimsical and musically captivating performance. Ope ... More >>
Photo by Monica KustraAfter a year of playing and touring out of Athens, Georgia, former South Florida act Fire Zuave is coming all the way back down the peninsula to show locals what time in a little rock 'n' roll college town can do for you. After releasing two albums, Sand Fastened in 2008 and ... More >>