"Where's Thurston Moore?"
That is the question we've been asking each other since the Sonic Youth frontman and South Florida native was first spotted at nontraditional art spaces around town during Art Basel Miami Beach week.
He was in Miami to perform in honor of his late friend Kurt Cobain at t ... More >>
Say it ain't so. Crossfade is extremely sad to report that Sonic Youth founders and indie rock's always-cool Mom and Dad, Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, have announced a separation after 27 years of marriage.
The obvious question in the wake of Kim and Thurston's shocking split ... Will Sonic Yo ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenFor a band that's been hanging around the Miami scene since late 2008, it still comes as a shock that anyone cares.
When Crossfade first reached out to Little Beard, the response was, "Um, well." Surely, this was a mark of surprise. And the gratitude that followed made it clea ... 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 >>
Get your non-ironic '90s fix with Salt-N-Pepa and the TBD crew.See the cut for a free download of A Totally Non-Ironic TBD Party Mix.
When you shake ass to Salt-N-Pepa's superfun 1986 sex song "Push It" while guzzling a gallon's worth of rubyfruit jungle juice shots, you better really, really, ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenClick here to view photos of the Nylon Show at Sweat Records.With Raffa Jo Harris, Animal Tropical, Lil Daggers, Afrobeta, ANR, Rachel Goodrich, and Deaf PoetsSweat Records, MiamiTuesday, September 21, 2010Better than: A professionally blended cocktail.The Review:Last night we ... More >>
Most bibliophiles know about the lurid tales of William S. Burroughs. He shot and killed his second wife by accident while drunk, became openly gay, had an affinity for guns, a serious opiate addiction the last 50 years of his life -- and for all of you Floridians, he spent a small time living in ... More >>
Quoting Christopher R. Weingarten: Record Store Day AKA "eBay Eve"In 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.Based upon the amount of this column devoted t ... More >>
Thanks to the Miami-Dade public bus system -- the bane of my carless existence, BTW -- I missed the 8 p.m. start time for the January 6 Roofless Records show at Sweat. Luckily though, thanks to random PA problems, the chronically tardy nature of Miami's hipster class, and a little factor that Roofle ... More >>
Let's face it, girls that can truly shred onstage are one of those things that just kicks ass. Just take Joan Jett, Go-Go's and Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth). Not for any chauvinistic reason--we are an equal opportunity rock fan. Just because, even today, you simply don't see it enough in the male-dom ... More >>
The Miami Dolphins are for sale to the highest musical bidders. Gloria Estefan and Marc Anthony have both recently bought minority shares of the franchise, leaving us all wondering: Who's next? We've compiled a list of 10 most wanted musicians with a tie to Miami who would be great partial owners ... More >>
Moving Units is a weekly column on Crossfade tracking the best-selling albums at South Florida independent record stores. Click here to view past top-sellers.Best-sellers for the week of July 6-10:via journalstar.comMichael Jackson's "Thriller" and "Number Ones" albums topped the chart at Uncle Sam' ... More >>
Let's say tomorrow rolls around and you finally manage to tear yourself away from CNN's round-the-clock coverage of all things Michael Jackson to celebrate the birth of our nation and the day Will Smith freed us from alien annihilation. You find yourself on South Beach for some Fourth of July fe ... More >>
Moving Units is a new column on Crossfade tracking the best-selling music at South Florida independent record stores. Click here to see past top sellers.Top Sellers for the week of June 15-19Courtesy of Deathcabforcutie.comDeath Cab's "Open Door EP" made Sweat's top 5 this weekUncle Sam's Music, Sou ... More >>
Sonic Youth's latest topped the lists at Sweat and Radio-Active.Moving Units is a new column on Crossfade tracking the best-selling
music at South Florida independent record stores. Click here to see
past top sellers. Top Sellers for the Week of June 8-12:Uncle Sam's Music, South Beach
1. Behind th ... More >>
When you've spent a quarter century reinventing rock music, altering the landscape not only for yourself, but for pretty much every band to come after, releasing a new album can be a tricky affair. It's not just a matter of increased expectations -- of course everyone expects their musical gods to p ... More >>
Best Local AlbumTorche, Meanderthal Hydra Head Recordsmyspace.com/torcheThe underground metal cognoscenti revered the 2005 self-titled debut album by heavy hometown heroes Torche for its melodic take on sludgy sounds. But it was last year's followup, Meanderthal, that won the band a wider audien ... More >>
Neutral Milk Hotel's 1998 classic was a top seller at BackboneMoving Units is a new column on Crossfade tracking the best-selling music at South Florida independent record stores. Top Sellers for the Week of May 22-29:Sweat Records, Miami1. It's Blitz, Yeah Yeah Yeahs2. Entertainment, Fischersp ... More >>
Kenneth Fee and company have set the date, time and place for the opening of the new all ages venue Goo. We blogged about this before and now it's starting to gel. The first night a bunch of scene-type kids are going to watch the Fugazi documentary and also a film about Nirvana/Sonic Youth ... More >>