The day after Thanksgiving, we spoke with SZA, the Top Dawg Entertainment-signed songstress with an ethereal voice. She's intelligent, cool, but not pretentious, easy with a giggle, and told us that all she'd eaten the day before at her mom's was collard greens --since she's a non-grain-eating veget ... More >>
Just the other week, we here at Crossfade were all "everyone knows South Beach parties, but let's talk about the great clubs of downtown." And we did, and it was good. But we know what you really want to do. Y'all wanna "party in the city where the heat is on, all night on the beach till the break ... More >>
You know what's hard? Farming. I'm not talking big-time farming. You know the kind: colossal tractors, measurements in acres, intricate irrigation systems. Nope, I'm talking about the small stuff. Farms where growers bend over tiny plots of earth, plant seeds, and hope for just a little bit of rain ... More >>
With an average Pitchfork album reviews rating of 8.6, Grizly Bear is undeniably one of hispterdom's most popular bands of the 21st century. Their latest record, Shields, with its whimsical melodies and deeply emotional lyrical content, is being heralded as the group's best. It debuted in the Top ... More >>
Who's noticed Justin Bieber acting like a gaping, fully grown asshole for, like, the last 332 days? OMG, sooo hot. On March 1, 2012, the boy with the beautiful bowl cut who once sang "Baby" turned 18, officially becoming a mature 'n' sexy man. But just being recognized as a legal adult in the oogli ... More >>
Today, Sonny Moore turns 25. It's been 25 years of dreaming, hard living, rule breaking, game changing, love, laughter, angry lyrics, highs and lows -- and of course, lots and lots of bass dropping. Moore, famously known the world over as American dubstepper Skrillex, has always had a fanatic lo ... 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 >>
Yes, John Lydon (AKA Johnny Rotten) is still a total asshole. Last week, we here at Crossfade attempted to conduct a phone interview with the Public Image LTD frontman and former Sex Pistol. But unfortunately, Johnny seemed to be stuck in one of his legendarily shitty moods. After only a couple of ... More >>
Pretty Lights (AKA Derek Vincent Smith) has come a long way in a relatively short time. Since 2006, he's built a musical empire with his friends and labelmates at Pretty Lights Music, stirring up what many consider to be a whole new genre in the process. His blend of natural rhythms and electron ... More >>
If Planet Earth had testicles, they'd belong to Kendrick Lamar. Because, proverbially, homie's got the world by the balls. With five critically acclaimed mixtapes and an independent release already under his belt, it's easy to forget that the Compton MC's first major-label LP hasn't even dropped y ... More >>
"Freeway" Ricky Ross, the reformed drug dealer who is not actually a freeway, has once again accused rap superhero Rick Ross of being a bullshit Bawse. Freeway's argument is that Rozay's rap success is entirely due to the "original" Rick Ross's notoriety as a legendary coke peddler. But it just so ... More >>
It's a fine line between pure genius and utter insanity. Many musicians have made a career out of toeing that line. Or, uh, totally jumping it and never looking back. As it turns out, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. And since batshit crazy people don't care what month it actually is, neither ... 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 >>
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 >>
Known to fanatics and followers as the High Duke of Dance or simply PVD, professional party starter Paul Van Dyk (born Matthias Paul) is a total beat-freaking legend. Over the last two decades, he's uhntz-uhtnz-ed all across the globe, unleashing five stellar slabs of electronic tuneage, Rock-in ... 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 >>
When Simon Cowell's new show, The X Factor, aired last week, Charlese Uribe already knew what would happen. Earlier this summer, she and her then-15-year-old daughter Melody Haughn had driven to Miami from their home in Pembroke Pines only to get cut after a week of brutal tryouts.But when U ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Reappointed pop queen Britney Spears hits the American Airlines Arena.
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Sophie B. Hawkins gives you her sex. Either way. Damn!