With mindless drivers who must've bribed the DMV to get a Class E license, con artists who make a living by stealing children's Social Security numbers, and comedians who run for public office, Miami is far, far, far from utopia. But the music's pretty good. And in many ways, the Magic City is even ... More >>
People all over the world love Miami. To outsiders, this place is one never-ending party, and we'd be full of it not to concede that some locals see it that way too. Of course, the stereotype is some all-night party on South Beach, in some swank club full of models who don't speak English. But that ... More >>
The Internet works in mysterious ways. How else could one explain an 8,000-word feature from 16 years ago accumulating almost five thousand Facebook "shares" in the course of a day? About a decade before social media became prevalent and "upvoting" became a verb, former New Times staff writer Lynda ... More >>
Well, that Rolling Stone article about rising sea levels and freak weather did theorize that eventually Miami would be damaged so badly that the federal government would decide it would just be more cost effective to cut its loses and let it be destroyed. We just didn't think it would happen so soon ... More >>
You're not likely to hear many heavy-handed conversations about business at Ultra Music Festival this weekend, but if you do, it will more than likely be about billionaire Robert F.X. Sillerman's plans to buy up just about everything related to electronic dance music and consolidate it all under SFX ... More >>
While an alleged scuffle with Frank Ocean and a highly publicized brawl with Drake suggest otherwise, Chris Brown is a changed man. At least that's what his on-again, off-again girlfriend Rihanna tells Rolling Stone. "I decided it was more important for me to be happy," the singer says in the la ... More >>
As the music industry's collective heart weighs heavy with news that legendary sitar player Ravi Shankar passed away yesterday, some comfort can be found in tonight's Hurricane Sandy benefit show at Madison Square Garden. When the likes of Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, and Bruce Springsteen ... More >>
The world of EDM is basically one giant circus. You've got Steve Aoki doing acrobatics; David Guetta is running around in clown shoes; and Tiësto's striking Jesus Christ poses as the most self-righteous ringleader ever. But all that's been merely metaphorical until now. Cirque Du Soleil has team ... More >>
He's synonymous with women's underpants, bleached blonde hair, and early 2000s strip club soundtracks. But before Sisqó went solo and opened up about his thong fetish, he was a founding member of Dru Hill. While many feared that "Thong Song" would ultimately crush the possibility of a Dru Hill re ... More >>
See also "Ten Most Musical Politicians Ever: Barry Obama, Mitt the Mormon Honky, and Others!" and "DEVO's New Song About Mitt Romney's Dog-on-Roof Incident." There is an old conservative adage that goes something like, "There ain't no party like a right-wing party, 'cause a right-wing party don't s ... More >>
President Obama didn't mention Band of Horses when he was asked about the music on his iPod during an interview with Rolling Stone's Jann Wenner, but British Prime Minister David Cameron did. In a chat with the Daily Telegraph, Cameron admitted that Band of Horses and Lana Del Rey are among his fa ... More >>
Yes, Nite Jewel's Ramona Gonzalez appreciates strangeness. While making her 2008 debut, Good Evening, Gonzalez held recording sessions in her living room as well as a friend's residence. And that's how the songs sounded -- lo-fi, sweet, strange. She applied that same approach to her latest record, ... More >>
Trade you a lettuce gown for that meat dress, Gaga. Do you ever wish you could be in two places at once? Better yet, how about 50 places at once? Sometimes we here at Crossfade get really pissed about the fact that we're stuck in our cubicle and not traveling to India to write about vegetariani ... More >>
Photo by Marta Xochilt PerezTV on the Radio vocalist Tunde Adebimpe.TV on the Radio With Sorne Fillmore Miami Beach Tuesday, October 25, 2011 Better Than: Being blinded by Nine Types of Light. On the one hand, this past year's been a really tough one for arty Brooklyn indie band TV on the Radio ... More >>
Ikea, Volvo, and electro-pop music -- that's what we think about when someone says Sweden. And speaking of the European Union's third largest country by area, Swedish indie outfit Little Dragon is almost here! Earlier this year, the Gothenburg-based group released its third studio album, Ritu ... More >>
Electronic dance music has splintered off into countless genres and sub-genres over the decades, almost to the point of absurdity. But if there's one consensus among most EDM fans, whether they're self-proclaimed house heads, techno heads, or electro heads, it's that Morgan Geist rules the school ... More >>
via wsilver's FlickrWhatever you call your male parent -- pops, dad, father, papa, man-whose-seed-enabled-my-existence, the-reason-I'm-so-fucked-up -- and whatever your relationship is with your one or two dads, we all appreciate a good song about daddyness.In honor of Father's Day, which is thi ... More >>
The Minnesota Bard is seven decades old today. He is my hero. He is crazy. He owns -- or owned - a big yacht. His mom knew my grandma in the North Country, where I was born. He was Jewish, Christian, and turned the Beatles on to LSD....Yackity, yackity. You know all the about Dylan. This month Va ... More >>
via Facebook.comTy Segall is one young, talented guy who gets a good amount of buzz that is, thankfully, not Justin Bieber. For all of the awesome noise he creates, he's a humble dude who more than deserves all of the attention he's received. His last LP Melted, released on Goner Records, en ... More >>
Rock critic Greil Marcus.Greil Marcus and Alex Rossat the Miami Book FairSaturday, November 20, 2010Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, MiamiBetter than: Watching an Almost Famous meets Ray meets I'm Not There hybrid. Unless you're an avid, anal-retentive reader, you're probably not familiar with ... More >>
No two songs have gotten more music publicity lately than Kanye West's "Power" and Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie." We've been hearing about how good their videos will be for weeks now, but what will make this showdown possibly even bigger than the Kanye vs. 50 Cent Rolling Stone cover? It's defi ... More >>
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Buy the other guy lunch. I'll have a beer.