Lots of really stellar talent is hitting stages all across Miami this week.
No matter what you fancy -- hip-hop, dreamwave, math rock, experimental, country, or just plain pop -- you can find it right here in your hometown.
Representing the freshest talent from all corners of the country, here ar ... More >>
You know how you can tell a rock star from any average Joe on the street? Their hair, duh.
Real rock stars have crazy quaffs. You see a rock star with lame, everyday hair, and you can rest assured they're just a poser butthead. Same goes for people on the street. If you don't know who they are, bu ... More >>
When most celebrities climb into a DJ booth, they end up looking completely ridiculous. But when The Roots' Questlove does anything, there's so much swagger in the air, people just gotta vibe out.
On Friday, June 8, the big-haired boss will be dropping beats for the hip crowd at Bardot. And he's su ... More >>
Betty Wright should need no introduction, especially in Miami. The lifelong 305 resident has been making records in South Florida since 1956 when she sang on an album from her family's gospel band, Echoes of Joy, at age two. A veteran solo act by her late teens, Wright became one of R&B's top fe ... More >>
Adrienne Arsht Center
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Better Than: Just about anything else that was going on in Miami on Saturday night.
It was certainly the finest tuba anywhere in Miami Saturday night. Aside from for Questlove's drums, Damon "Tuba Gooding Jr." Bryson's cheeks expanded to f ... More >>
After Ultra Music Festival weekend (and the preceding, uh, seven days of Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week), we envision 90 percent of Crossfade's readership to be curled under their bedsheets in the fetal position.
Every now and then you get up to sip some kombucha, pack a bowl, suck on ... More >>
Tina Fey. Not only is she a Bossypants, but the Philadelphia-born comedian, writer, and producer is also a hater -- according to fellow Philadelphian and NBC co-worker Questlove.
The afro-picked drummer went on Bravo's new late night show, Watch What Happens: Live, and called Fey out for not sho ... More >>
Maybe you spent Christmas night digesting the pig and/or turkey you'd been scarfing down all day. But we spent it dancing off our 20 meals to Questlove's DJ set at Wall Lounge.
Nowadays, even your mom knows about Questlove, thanks to Jimmy Fallon. Yet somehow, the drummer and producer manages to ... 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.
With The Roots
(Ms. B Records/S-Curve Records)
Betty Wright's status as the queen of Miami soul has never been in question.
Photo by Stacey RussellQuesto at the decks.A packed club on Miami Beach is nothing new. That's actually why many residents of the 305 avoid la playa like the plague. But if you are an inhabitant of SoBe, you know there are places that you can avoid all the nonsense and have a good time.
The Fl ... More >>
Talib Kweli, left, and 9th Wonder, right, hit the Red Bull Music Academy.Yo, homie. We here at Crossfade have dug up another pair of rap-related throwdowns for your already thick-ass Winter Music Conference party plan.
This Thursday and Friday, critic's fave Talib Kweli and superproducer-slash- ... More >>
What do you call Snoop Dogg on ecstasy? DJ Snoopadelic, apparently.The human body is an amazing biological machine. You can try your best to irreversibly damage its every last cell by subjecting it to a sleepless six-day WMC spree of ass-pounding party music, 36-hour dancing blackouts, and a diet ... More >>
Yeah, we seriously slagged Questlove's last local DJ gig. In fact, you may remember us saying shit like, "Besides the purp stench lingering in the air, nothing about Questlove's mix ... got us high" and "We're done covering DJ sets."
Well, um, we meant it at the time. But with WMC only two week ... More >>
The Roots Ricky Martin = ?Television is a magic medium. It's also evil. And sometimes shitty.
But really, who thought that Ricky Martin and the Roots would ever hook up? No one. And yet, thanks to TV (and the fact that Questlove's crew decided they needed a day job), we're all gonna get to wa ... More >>
Victor Gonzalez via iPhoneSecret photo of Questlove at Bardot.Questlove with M1BardotSunday, December 6Better than: Anything starring Jimmy Fallon.Our tolerance level for pretentious Brooklyn scenesters and celebrity star fuckers reached its boiling point Sunday night. And we're done covering DJ ... More >>
Target #3: James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem.In case you didn't get the memo, haven't listened to the radio or surfed the interwebs lately, Art Basel is upon us. In just one short day, the art-world elite will rub shoulders and imbibe excessively with supermodels, fashion designers, musicians, and ... More >>
Questlove wraps Basel week at Bardot.Even though Art Basel Miami Beach doesn't officially begin for another three days, the peripheral non-art happenings (read: booze and music) are already raging. And Bardot's wasting zero time.
Tonight, the semi-secret Midtown spot will kick off a full week's ... More >>
Flickr NaoharuIn the words of the movie Mean Girls, "That's why her hair is so big -- it's full of secrets." And when it comes to The Roots' Questlove, we bet that 'fro could tell some stories. After 20 years in the game, a Grammy, and a whole bunch of albums with The Roots (AKA the reigning ... More >>
Marta Xochilt PerezQ-Tip rips it real quick.
Check out the full Hennessy Artistry slideshow.
Q-Tip and the Roots
With D-Nice, Daniel Merriweather,
Kat DeLuna, secret guest Eve,
and supa secret guest Bobby Brown
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Better than: A bottle of Hennessy all to you ... More >>
via facebook.com/agapefeaturingnadiaharris1Nadia HarrisNadia Harris, lead singer of the local band Agape, is without a doubt one of the city's best female vocalists. An effusive, instantly likeable live performer, Harris switches between a reggae croon, a soul wail, and any number of other flexib ... More >>
Photo by Gina DiazErykah Badu, Mistress of the Universe at Miami's American Airlines ArenaErykah BaduWith Bilal and Robert GlasperAmerican Airlines Arena, MiamiThursday, April 8, 2010Erykah Badu's video for her latest single, "Window Seat," features the neo-soul singer sprinting through downtown ... More >>