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 >>
Pretty Lights With 12th Planet, Sounduo and SuperVision Fillmore Miami Beach Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Better Than: Pretty Lights has ever been. The man known as Pretty Lights puts on one hell of a show. He's really gotta bring it with that kinda name. And he definitely lives up to the hype. The F ... 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 >>
The year was 1973. Legendary music journalist Ben Fong-Torres lands a sit-down interview with then 43-year-old Dick Clark at his Malibu home. After snacking on berries dipped in brown sugar and topped with sour cream, the self-described "naive, long-haired inquisitor from San Francisco" on assignm ... 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 >>
It's been almost a month since George Zimmerman tracked down and fatally shot 17-year-old Miami native Trayvon Martin in a Stanford, Florida, gated community, and Zimmerman remains a free man with no charges filed. Today, the state attorney for Brevard and Seminole counties announced that a grand j ... 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 >>
More than 100 people at Red The Steakhouse were treated to a six-course meal (not including passed Hors d'oeuvres and Prosecco) at a dinner to benefit The James Beard Scholarship Fund.The theme of the dinner was Meet The Chefs South of Fifth, a tribute to the fact that SoFi has become a central h ... 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 >>
Lil' Wayne may be the rap world's biggest bandwagon fan (how is a guy who grew up in New Orleans and spends his downtime in Miami Beach such a Packers fan anyway?), but apparently he's now back on good terms with the Heat. All it took was a nod from King James himself.
It wasn't that long ago when you could spot Lil Wayne sitting front row at AAA rooting on Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat (one instance of which was immortalized in cake format), but apparently Wayne is a Heat fan no more. No, he's not pissed about "The Decision" like everyone else, he's just irke ... More >>
So, Monday night was amazingly cold. There was a lunar eclipse. I needed to get out of my cave. And I got a ride to Churchill's from my Nigerian female friend because I had heard that Rachel Goodrich was going to be performing at the open mic. Soon, I was walking into the Pub and somebody grab ... 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 >>
CC by 2.0, via spiritquest on FlickrExpect a similarly crazy light show from Massive Attack when the group comes to Miami.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Was that enough? Sure, sure, Thievery Corporation just played at the Fillmore not too long ag ... More >>
Bob Dylan, popular music's ultimate shape-shifter, will release the strangest album of his five-decade career next Tuesday, October 13. Christmas in the Heart, as the title suggests, is a collection of 15 holiday classics. Commenters at RollingStone.com and numerous other sites are -- or at least we ... More >>
The Secret Machines ride a wave of good press; can record sales be far behind?
After losing their distribution deal, it's back to the drawing board for Jacki-O and Poe Boy Entertainment
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Where's John Hood when we really need him?
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A new box set fails to do justice to the legacy of Little Feat
Is the Clash still the only band that matters?
The Chemical Brothers return to Miami with more block rockin' beats
We've seen it in a crystal ball and the pictures aren't pretty
Sophie B. Hawkins gives you her sex. Either way. Damn!
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