Though many of the Florida's struggling artists lament the difficulty of gaining national traction from the southernmost state, Pompano Beach's Postmarks and its lush, cinematic pop enjoyed quite a bit of success a few years back. The Postmarks even managed to pique the interest of America's most ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Number Ones: Up Close and Personal Tour
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 >>
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 >>
A veteran outfit makes its most ambitious record yet.
Don't be fooled by her debut album title.
Former Kendall resident OJ Simpson and former Miami Beach resident Hulk Hogan probably could have been friends during the time in Miami-Dade, because Hogan seems to think they both have a lot in common. In a recent interview with once-relevant music magazine Rolling Stone, the wrestler let it be k ... More >>
Any band that can crank out seven songs in the span of just 16 minutes and not give up a thing is all right by me. And that's exactly what Tokyo Police Club did with their 2006 debut EP titled A Lesson In Crime. Their single off that EP, "Nature of the Experiment", which features br ... More >>
Hot diggety dog!
The three divas bring back space-age, supersonic glam.
About 20-some-odd years after the fact, Dania Beach alt.country.punk.roots pioneer, Charlie Pickett, is finally getting some of the props in mainstream media that he deserves. South Florida natives and music nerds that are in the know have been clocking this guy's career since the late 1970s when he ... More >>
I like Rilo Kiley. I can’t help but groove to their country-inspired brand of indie rock loosely influenced by Straight Outta Compton, De La Soul, and The Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique. I find vocalist Jenny Lewis’s quirky, choppy, and occasionally incomprehensible lyrics and pleasantly girl ... More >>
Porn in Miami Beach is just another franchise operation
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?