Right now, Miami is being swarmed by art fairs, galleries, and artists from across the globe. Of course, we're talking about Art Basel Miami Beach. A side benefit to all this arty international activity is the influx of awesome music to entertain all the jetsetters. And naturally, Crossfade is k ... More >>
Art Basel Miami Beach is a horrible, crippling beast. It stands, hovering over the first week of December, forcing free drinks down your throat, making you listen to terrible music and look at bad art. Sometimes, though, every once in a while, it takes a step back and shows you the light, somet ... More >>
FacebookIt's all about the Benjamins, baby. Whether you're an affluent jet setter or an artistic street kid, Art Basel Miami Beach and the plethora of satellite fairs, gallery exhibits, and public instillations attached to the four-day festival offer a little something for everyone. For Crossfade ... More >>
Over the last couple weeks, we here at Crossfade have become total Spotify addicts. Our habit began last week after learning that the free on-demand music service had teamed up with Midtown's Ricochet Lounge to put together a Basel week concert lineup that's packed with more superstar names than ... More >>
Seven days ago, we here at Crossfade got word that Spotify and Midtown's Ricochet Lounge were putting together a four-day Art Basel Miami Beach concert series, dubbed Music Loves Art, starring Nas, Theophilus London, TV on the Radio, and Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. At the time, there weren' ... More >>
Nas is all about that Art Basel.Question: If you log onto Spotify and search for "Art Basel Miami Beach," do Nas, Theophilus London, TV on the Radio, and Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings pop up? Answer: No, the system just gets cranky, asks the user to check his or her spelling, and suggests tryi ... More >>
Photo by Marta Xochilt PerezThe neo-raver, grandchild of the hippies.The Honeymoon Series begins this Saturday with Datsik, continuing with Zeds Dead May 5 and Borgore June 17. Back in the LSD-soaked '60s, a big boxy San Francisco building named the Fillmore Auditorium was routinely overrun by l ... More >>
Photo by Marta Xochilt Perez See the full 30-photo Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings slideshow. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings The Fillmore Miami Beach Sunday, March 20, 2011 Better Than: Anything that's ever happened to me. Despite the fact I previewed this show with a music feature in last ... More >>
via facebook.com/weenWeen! Ditch the monkey suit and dress like a rabbit on acid.You will spend almost every day of your life in a monkey suit, tracking the mysterious movements of the market, haunting the office, and hoarding overtime hours. But for the weekend of Thursday, April 14 through Satu ... More >>
We've always wanted to just hop in a time machine and transport ourselves back to the height of a different musical era -- you know, jazz in the '20s, British pop in the '60s, funk and R&B music in the '70s. Well, now thanks to Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, we can get a taste of down-and- ... More >>
via facebook.com/pages/Quantic-Music/7809007187?v=infoLeave it to a Brit to almost beat Americans, North, Central, and South, at our own global funk game. Yes, stateside, we've been enjoying a classic R&B renaissance courtesy of acts like Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Eli (Paperboy) Reed, a ... More >>
Madlib squeezes a mere 43 tracks onto the 3 LP versionIn our Moving Units column, Mike Ramirez at Fort Lauderdale's Radio-Active Records graciously keeps us up-to-date and comments on the current releases flying out of his store each week.As foretold, hip-hop producer Madlib notched some serious ... More >>
And keeps its eyes on the future of the genre.
Sharon Jones is the current queen of authentic soul music.
Funky diva Sharon Jones makes 'em move