So, as you might have heard, Miami Beach is probably going to be underwater someday -- possibly within your lifetime. Of course, as giant portion the Netherlands knows, just because you're living below sea level that doesn't mean you have to necessarily be living underwater. So it's smart thinking ... More >>
If The Clash were from Miami and made a record in 2013, it might sound like ¡Mayday!'s new album, Believers. With rock and Caribbean guitar riffs, simple and heavy basslines, snap-and-crack drums, multilayered lyrics, and catchy hooks, this slab is the Miami rap crew's latest masterpiece. We spok ... More >>
photo by Tim ElfrinkThe thunder rumbled over South Beach around 5 a.m. this morning, just before the torrential downpour. Less than 20 minutes later, more than a foot of water had surged up and over the lower lying parts of SoBe. Hundreds of residents who didn't leap out of bed to move their cars wo ... More >>
The Jacuzzi Boys just turned six. And they're celebrating with a big new batch of awesomely fuzzy jangle punk ditties. "We came together in early 2007," the Jacuzzis' drummer, Diego Monasterios, once told Crossfade, "when my and Gabriel's other shitty band wasn't working out." Now, after 2,000-plu ... More >>
Electronic dance music has conquered Miami. And America. And the world. For more than three decades, it had remained a mostly underground phenomenon, epitomized by illegal raves held beneath highway overpasses in the UK or after-hours parties thrown in downtown Detroit's abandoned warehouses. But o ... More >>
Who didn't get a little wet watching Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z kill it at the Grammys? We haven't been able to stop thinking about it. We just keep rewatching the clip and dreaming about seeing them in person. Well, thankfully, our dreams are rumored to become reality. If the New York Post can ... More >>
Femi Kuti is a world-music master, a deep political thinker, and a true Nigerian patriot. Just like his famous late father, Fela, the fearsome legend who pioneered an entirely fresh fusion of complex African rhythms and electrified Western sounds, invented the term Afrobeat, embodied Black Power, d ... More >>
See also "Ten Signs of the Dubpocalypse! From Bieber and Muse to Dubstep Cereal Commercials." It's over. Miley Cyrus is a woman now. And as we speak, she's probably taking face-fulls of Borgore's cake. The hedonistic, nasty-as-he-wanna-be brostepper released a confection-themed song about bangin' ... More >>
See also "Fashion Freakouts at Lollapalooza 2012" -- plus "Day One: M83, Black Sabbath, Die Antwoord, Afghan Wigs, TEED," "Day Two: Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, Twin Shadow, and Others," and "Day Three: Jack White, Sigur Ros, Florence The Machine, and Others." With every year that passes, it feels li ... More >>
Odd Future crooner Frank Ocean recently opened up on Tumblr about falling in love with a man, and the blogosphere is buzzing with stories about gay Franky. But we're stuck on how modern this whole coming-out ceremony has become. Gays, bisexuals, and lesbians have been a big part of the music indust ... More >>
See the screening details for LCD Soundsystem's Shut Up and Play the Hits in Miami. Ahead of LCD Soundsystem's third studio release, James Murphy sat down with Rolling Stone magazine and all but assured the public that This is Happening would be his band's last. "I feel like this should be the la ... More >>
Shuffling through Record Store Day release bins this past Saturday left us feeling empty. Sure, we picked up some fine RSD stuff and supported local business. But all we really wanted was a Van Halen seven-inch. Wait! What's that? If we buy Van Halen's A Different Kind of Truth after May 4, David ... More >>
Ralph Lauren and denim are arguably two of the most American facets of ready-to-wear designer clothing. But in a surprising move, the company that brought country club duds to prominence in the late 1960s has gone Swedish. In fact, they've gone Swedish house. According to Rolling Stone, "Swedish ... More >>
What does an Indian yogi and the Spanish-language version of the The Jetsons have to do with Argentinean rock 'n' roll? For Babasónicos, it's all in the name. Over 20 years ago, a group of Argentines borrowed Baba from Indian guru and Hindu saint Sai Baba of Shirdi and sónicos from Los Super ... More >>
Like so many others, this publication is guilty of milking the Rihanna vs. Chris Brown cow. But for the amount of drama it produces, you can't really blame us. Rolling Stone is reporting that RiRi recently opened up about the public's reaction to her February collaboration with Chris Brown. In an ... More >>
Good morning, beat freak. Over the last seven days, you've gotten down with a genderqueer rapper in Overtown, raged at each and every free fucking party on the sked (not to mention WMC and MMW's fifteen best club bashes), and hit the Skrillex mosh pit at Ultra Music Festival. You've moombahed ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving musi ... More >>
Ricardo Arjona isn't your average Latin pop star. Don't expect to catch him staring longingly into the camera or frolicking in the surf with some leggy beauty in his music videos. If you're hoping for a heartthrob, look elsewhere -- though we've been told he has a certain rugged appeal. In fa ... More >>
Neil Young's extreme audiophilia -- that is, his obsession with acoustics -- sometimes borders on insanity. For example, every minute of his 2010 album, Le Noise, produced with acclaimed rock technician Daniel Lanois, was recorded live, exclusively during full moons and using Lanois's pipe organ ... More >>
Sticks and stones may break their bones, but words really hurt Nickelback. According to a recent article on rollingstone.com, Nickelback is "annoyed with all this constant ridicule." They're sick of taking cheap shots from critics for their lame brand of mainstream radio rock, and they're especia ... More >>
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Chris Cornell will be unplugged at the Fillmore.Grunge gandpappy Chris Cornell has announced his first-ever solo acoustic tour, stopping at the Fillmore Miami Beach on November 6. Cornell is most noted for his work with early Sub Pop signees Soundgarden. But he was also a member of 2000s supergr ... More >>
Less than a week after the departure of CEO Jerry Power and a day after mass layoffs were announced, the crumbling Plum TV luxury media empire now faces another loss. President Robert Gregory is leaving to take the same position at Newsweek Daily Beast Co. Of course, considering the state he left ... More >>
Photo by Mike Mezeul/Dallas ObserverKings of Leon singer Caleb Follwill about to "vomit."In about 50 hours, Kings of Leon were supposed to set your "Sex on Fire" at West Palm Beach's Cruzan Amphitheatre. But unfortunately, that ain't gonna happen. Just a few minutes ago, Crossfade got word from ... More >>
Last.fmRolling Stone created a Queen of Pop Index, ranking the top 16 female pop recording artists of the last two years by examining, according to them, "album and digital song sales, Hot 100 rankings, radio airplay, YouTube views, social media, concert grosses, industry awards, and ... More >>
Calle 13's Residente and Visitante go guerrilla again.With ten Latin Grammys and even a pair of standard gold-plated gramophophone statuettes stashed in the safe, it's been a solid minute since Calle 13's Residente and Visitante could be legitimately called underground guerilla rappers. The ... More >>
Photo by Samantha West Twin Shadow.George Lewis Jr. (AKA Twin Shadow) is Dominican-born, Florida-raised, and New York City-bred. What's in a name? Lewis was close to his sisters growing up, particularly to his twin. He has a thing for the nostalgic -- some of his lyrics for his debut album, ... More >>
Courtesy of TheBeatles.comGreat news! The Beatles entire catalog of songs is finally on iTunes. Yes, for years Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr kept their former band's songs off the media download service. Why? Well, the Fab Four's Apple Records and Apple Computer Inc. had major beef. After an a ... More >>
Uncle Luke confirmed Elena Kagan before the U.S. Senate did. Turns out Luke's Gospel is indeed the word, the truth we all seek. Miami New Times columnist Luther Campbell penned an opinion piece on Elena Kagan, which was cited by several national media outlets, including Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone ... More >>
The Rolling StonesGet Yer Ya-Ya's Out! 40th Anniversary Edition (ABKCO)In rock and roll, 1969 was perhaps the most historic year of the 20th Century. Of course both The Isle of Wight and Woodstock went down that year. Black Sabbath and The Doobie Brothers were formed. And, yes, the Beatles broke ... More >>
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Cover your ears or bask in the blare. Miami avant-skronkers Harry Pussy, Rat Bastard, and Tom Smith's To Live and Shave in L.A. have launched an audacious aural assault on the senses. But is anyone out there listening?