Oh, how times have changed. Miami used to drop mad loot on blow, an estimated $11 billion each year at the height of Magic City's cocaine days, according to some economists. "In 1979, there was a $7 billion [cash] surplus from the Miami banks," former IRS special agent Michael McDonald said in a ... More >>
"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 >>
Last week, New Times reported on a bill in the Florida Senate that may criminalize bongs and other common marijuana paraphernalia sold everywhere, from smoke shops and record stores to an increasing number of gas stations. And then yesterday, we followed up with an emergency survival kit to help ou ... More >>
The Breezy wire is goin' beserk. Oh, it's just the alert system that we here at Crossfade rigged up in order to receive prompt notification of Chris Brown's next massive fuck-up. And last week, it almost whirred itself to death when Brown punched Frank Ocean over a parking spot. Or as Ocean tweete ... More >>
After a few months spent dabbling in bottom-heavy sludge and tension-and-release death metal, South Florida extreme music promotion powerhouse Speedfreek is living up to its name like never before. Six days before the alleged Mayan Apocalypse ends the world as we know it, Richmond, Virginia grind f ... More >>
Whether serving as the multimillionaire cofounder of Def Jam Records, shouting down injustice at Occupy Wall Street, or stumping for the President of the Unites States of America, Russell Simmons -- the rap legend, media mogul, and dedicated vegan -- never stops reppin' the people. That's why we he ... More >>
Better Than: Dead Kennedys without Jello, The Misfits without Danzig, and the last 25 years of Bad Brains. Last night, Downtown Miami dance hall Grand Central hosted yet another righteous punk show. In fact, this might've been the best rock concert that we've ever seen at the club. See also: -OFF ... More >>
Welcome back, Teepee! Last week, at his first Miami show in two years, Crossfade's favorite banana-fueled noisenik totally El Kabonged the crowd at Churchill's Pub, debuting ferocious songs from his second album, due later this year. And this Saturday, you'll have another chance to check out his n ... More >>
This shouldn't be much of a surprise since our climate makes us a mosquito heaven, but Miami has been named America's fifth buggiest city. That's according to a survey compiled by OFF! insect repellent, who of course have a bit of a stake in deciding such things.
Cory Smoot, the guitarist for satirical, costumed heavy metal band Gwar, has died at the age of 34. He was found dead on the tour bus by his bandmates while refueling in Pembina, North Dakota, before crossing into Canada. His death took place only hours after completing a performance at Fir ... More >>
Derek Tresize has an unreal body. The 24-year-old has been bodybuilding on a plant-based diet for five years. This summer, he took third place in his class at the North American Natural Bodybuilding Federation competition, his first contest.He grew up a multitalented athlete in San Diego. At age 19, ... More >>
ViaPutting on a little bit weight during the winter months is only to be expected in cities that find themselves covered in snow and lacking in sun, but a new analysis from The Daily Beast says that Miami is fifth in cities that have gained the most weight since Thanksgiving.Whoa! What's the deal ... More >>
It is no secret that we love the Methodaires. We love the crew's take on ska and roots reggae. And we certainly love that its self-titled debut EP is finally out and getting a proper release for Miami fans this Friday at Churchill's Pub. The Gold Coast Derby Grrls will be hosting the ... More >>
Photo by Mike NunnGet yr noise with Clang Quartet.Hey noiseniks, it's almost time again to put your auditory system through those 72 hours of awesome sonic abuse commonly known as the International Noise Conference. As always, Rat Bastard and Laundry Room Squelchers will be helming the whole th ... More >>
"Most politicians should serve two terms — one in office and one in jail."
"One has to be strong not to do something as extreme as killing oneself."
via Taunton GazetteOkun and Bolani in happier timesRemember Edward Hugh Okun? He's the 58-year-old Miami businessman who tricked hundreds of people out of $126 million through two fraudulent Richmond, Virginia companies that promised to defer capital gains taxes. As scams go, eve ... More >>
via Taunton GazetteOkun and Bolani in happier timesBernie Madoff is facing 150 years in prison, but that's nothing compared to the 400-year sentence that could await former Miami businessman Edward Hugh Okun.Not much ink has been spilled locally about Okun, but we'll bring you up to speed. At s ... More >>
Meghan "The Forager" Tanner is a South Florida organics dealer. She provides the freshest produce and ingredients, local, exotic and otherwise, to forward thinking, quality-minded chefs. She's an Allapattah-market mainstay, a Homestead hustler, a Redland raider, a South Dade trafficker pushing heav ... More >>
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Four angry young drunks drive to the top of the local rock heap