The Wire is widely considered one of the greatest television series of all time. David Simon's bleak depiction of Baltimore corruption was based upon his years as a crime reporter in that city. So it's no surprise that a recent court case provides a near word-for-word, real-life re-enactment of the ... More >>
Holy Effing Ship!!! Those three exclamation points signify three years for electronic dance music's raddest four-day party cruise. (It ain't just bad grammar or Internet-y hyperbole.) Coincidentally, though, we're exactly that beat-freaking excited about the 2014 edition of Hard Events' EDM humpf ... More >>
Go ramblin' with the Gambler on a boat! Or as Kenny Rogers himself might croon: "On a warm summer's evenin' on a huge ship bound for paradise ..." The Country Music Cruise has announced its maiden voyage and initial lineup, including Rogers, Vince Gill, and a dozen other high-seas high rollers. S ... More >>
Holy Ship!! It's been mere days since that rager returned to Port Everglades, but we can't get the memories to stop looping through our heads. What an ass-clapping good time that was. All the great DJs, the run-ins with our idols, the slutty girls walking around with almost nothing on but booze an ... More >>
On Friday afternoon, nearly 3,000 raver chicks, dude guys, scenesters, club kids and DJs assembled at a port in Fort Lauderdale and boarded the MSC Poesia, AKA Holy Ship!! (There are two exclamation points because this is the second edition of the EDM party cruise put on by L.A.'s Hard Events.) The ... More >>
Holy Fucking Ship!! The three-day activities and music schedule for the most massive EDM cruise was just released. And now our pants are a little heavier. There are some returning favorites, like A-Trak's DJ lessons and Dillon Francis's mini-golf tournament. There will be wet-dream back-to-back s ... More >>
See also "Korn and Six Other Bands Join ShipRocked 2012" -- plus "Godsmack's Robbie Merrill Talks ShipRocked Cruise, Tequila, Gambling, and Sushi." God forbid the ship sinks ... But if the big, bad, heavy music behemoth known as ShipRocked happens to go down during P.O.D.'s set, maybe the band's p ... More >>
Today, Mitt Romney is foregoing a Miami political campaign tradition by skipping over Versailles restaurant in Little Havana. Instead, Mittens will be hobnobbing with a convicted cocaine smuggler. The Republican presidential candidate is holding an afternoon rally at Palacios de los Jugos at 7085 Co ... More >>
ShipRocked 2012, the world's heaviest heavy music cruise, just got even heavier. 'Cause Korn and six other brutally rocking bands have been added to the already massive lineup. "I did a cruise last year DJing as J Devil," Korn's Jonathan Davis says, "and it was a fucking blast -- such a great time. ... More >>
If a South Florida music fan wants three days of festival-quality indie rock, hip-hop, and other eclectic tuneage, does he or she have any other option besides buying a ticket aboard a cruise ship headed for international waters? Well, no ... With the abject failure of the 2011 Langerado reboot and ... More >>
See also "Gilby Clarke, Ex-Guns N' Roses Axe Man, Talks ShipRocked Cruise, Booze, and Getting Laid." Godsmack is so heavy metal that only a bodybuilder can pick up a copy of The Oracle. They've put out more hits than Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali, and Chuck Liddell combined. They make music so brutal th ... More >>
Toss a couple Dramamines into your party-time pill pack. On January 4, 2013, the second annual edition of Hard's Holy Ship!! electronic music cruise will set sail from Fort Lauderdale's Port Everglades for three nights of brain-busting beats. Tickets sold out in only 28 hours and now the hotly anti ... More >>
It's a classic rock theme vacation of titanic proportions. And fittingly enough, it's going down on a cruise ship. The Rock Legends Cruise II is a four-night celebration of 1970s rock 'n' roll with the likes of Foreigner, Kansas, Blue Oyster Cult, Molly Hatchet, and Foghat that'll be departing from ... More >>
Who's ready to get dressed up like a six-foot Rastafarian puppet, suck down some lukewarm Corona, and absolutely not do any drugs while cruisin' across the Atlantic Ocean aboard the MSC Poesia? That's right ... We're talking about Jam Cruise, every South Florida hippie music junkie's favorite float ... More >>
In the non-Miami parts of America, bands like P.O.D., Godsmack, and Sevendust are still on the radio, and the ShipRocked Cruise is an alt music event of such mythical proportions that rocker chicks get head-to-toe wet just thinking about it. On November 27, the MSC Poesia will sail from Fort Lauder ... More >>
Thanks to South Florida's various ports, the region has become the epicenter of the music cruise phenomenon. We've already battled through the Bruise Cruise, uhntz-uhntz-ed aboard Hard's Holy Ship!, and even done time (and drugs) on a boat loaded with hippie music fans. But a few of Crossfade' ... More >>
The world's greatest sea-bound rave has sold out a full year from its next scheduled sailing date. Just last month, Hard's Holy Ship! hit the high seas for its maiden voyage, carrying Skrillex, Steve Aoki, Fatboy Slim, Diplo, A-Trak, and 3000 bikini-ready party people to the Bahamas and back. ... More >>
Exactly 26 days ago, Hard's Holy Ship! electronic music cruise packed Skrillex, Steve Aoki, Fatboy Slim, Rusko, Diplo, A-Trak, dozens of other professional party starters, and 3000 beat freaks onto the MSC Poesia for a full weekend of uhntz-uhntz-ing across the high seas. And yes, there were a ... More >>
Get intimate with Bromance Records' Brodinski and Gesaffelstein.What's a bromance? Well, according to the t-shirts worn and tote bags toted by gentleman DJs Brodinski and Gesaffelstein, it's "a close but non-sexual relationship between two (or more) men, a form of homosocial intimacy." And jus ... More >>
Can you believe these extremely irresponsible music fans (read: hippies!) who think it's "radically groovy, man" to buy reduced-price tickets to some floating freak fiesta (say, the Jam Cruise on January 9), stuff their luggage full of dangerous drugs (e.g. marijuana) instead of extra underwear ( ... More >>
Get Hard 'cause it's almost time to cruise. Nine months ago, Crossfade reported that the Los Angeles party posse, electronic music festival, and touring club event run by Gary Richards (AKA Destructo) was planning to take its electro steez to the high seas aboard the MSC Poesia, sailing out of P ... More >>
File this under "Fuck yes!" Mr. Worldwide, Pitbull, wants to get wild with you, and "2,500 of his closest friends" on the inaugural Club 305 Cruise. Earlier today, Armandito Christian Perez tweeted in the third person, "Pitbull wants you to join him on the party marathon that will be @Club30 ... More >>
Fatboy Slim, your electronic music captain.There is finally a lineup for the upcoming Hard Cruise -- now cleverly named Holy Ship! -- departing from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale on January 6, 2012 and returning on January 9. The four-day cruise will travel Port Lucaya in the Bahamas and a p ... More >>
The Captain is calling you! It's time to trip!On January 4, 2011, the ninth annual Jam Cruise got totally sunk in a sea of negative vibes when federal agents and K-9 officers from ICE, the U.S. Marshals Service, the DEA, and the Broward Sheriff's Office conducted a joint drug raid as hippies, her ... More >>
Creative Commons: North Carolina State UniversityThis weekend, the Second Annual International Watermelon Conference rolls into town at The Eden Roc Resort & Spa, and the roster reads like one big juicy party! While it's billed as a summit focusing on "the challenges and opportunities f ... More >>
Photo by Daniel De Las CasasDiplo at Hard Miami.Miami, couldn't get enough of Hard's measly one-day event at Grand Central last week? Well, you're in luck! Hard is returning to South Florida in January 2012 with its first-ever Hard Cruise!We noticed flyers scattered around the city during Miami M ... More >>
via facebook.com/turbofruitsJonas Stein is a very busy guy. Not only does his band Turbo Fruits tour regularly, but he's also co-organizing the Bruise Cruise, leaving from the Port of Miami this Friday. The Nashvillian was first introduced to an international audience as the fresh-from-high-scho ... More >>
Torben Bjorn Hansen, Flickr The Bruise Cruise sets sail from the Port of Miami on Friday. And while there's plenty of dope coming through Dodge Island, y'all better think twice about sneaking some out; narcs like to prey on unsuspecting travelers, especially theme cruise passengers. In January, ... More >>
In today's surprisingly light roundup of horrible things and various crimes that happened over the weekend in our fair metropolis: The Epic cruise ship is forced back to the Port of Miami after a man dies after eating food, a greyhound bus is attacked by a gunman, and the city's bond status ... More >>
Miami-Dade CountyTrucks waiting at the Port of MiamiTrucker Jose Martinez heads to the Port of Miami every day on his 40-foot white Freightliner. By the time he gets downtown, traffic is a breeze. "It's like going from the bed to the kitchen," he says.Twenty years ago that wouldn't have been poss ... More >>
Looking to go on a music cruise but can't stand the sight of hippies? Well the Jam Cruise is out of the question, but Shiprocked could be right up your alley. Departing on Sunday, November 15, Shiprocked will head to Ocho Rios, Jamaica and Georgetown, Grand Cayman before returning to Port Everglades ... More >>
Listen up, foreign billionaires who enjoy pimping out your pleasure yachts with the finest in endangered African animal skins: You might want to keep that luxury boat away from Florida.You won't find Acosta's pad decorated like this, apparently.Surrounded by stuffed lions, mounted, roaring tiger hea ... More >>
A South Florida company caught stealing twice surfaces under a new name and gets a lucrative government franchise.
Lots of sailors will be coming our way for Fleet Week.
A South Florida rancher is using bovine diplomacy to improve relations with the island nation
With no public input whatsoever, Miami officials have put together a deal to trade waterfront park land for massive cruise ship terminals and a lovely parking garage
There's a million cubic yards of toxic sludge on the bottom of the Miami River and you may as well get used to it
For a hundred years the FEC Railway has been chugging up and down Florida's east coast. The next hundred years shouldn't be much different.
Six years in the works and still controversial: Dade environmental officials submit their manatee-protection proposal
A fat guy who swam in Jell-O, a Grand Canyon of female cleavage, and enough Wesson oil for a fried-chicken cookoff. We watched it all so you wouldn't have to.
Overheard in a local schoolyard: "I'll trade you a Kirby Puckett rookie card for a Kirby the Cocaine Canine"
A pair of firefighters' unions waging a turf war in Key Biscayne and the Port of Miami? Gee, times really are tough.