At present, South Florida's hardcore scene is strong. And that really should not be taken for granted. We have benevolent promoters who continue to toil away, convincing bands to make the journey down the length of a seemingly endless state to perform in Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach. The area is a ... More >>
What do you get when you cross South African sonics with South Florida sound waves? The question is not a joke, riddle, Zen koan, or pick-up line. It's the inquiry at the heart of Eternal Peasant, a new compilation from Miami's only global indie record label, Other Electricities. It all started wh ... More >>
To say the web ties worlds together seamlessly with invisible streams of data would be a gross understatement. So New Times is celebrating Miami's greatest with our first annual South Florida Web Awards. We've scoured online media from news, to arts and culture, to food and music, and Twitter and I ... More >>
To say the web ties worlds together seamlessly with invisible streams of data would be a gross understatement. So New Times is celebrating Miami's greatest with our first annual South Florida Web Awards. We've scoured online media from news, to arts and culture, to food and music, and Twitter and ... More >>
Between Burmese pythons and giant African land snails, South Florida already has enough invasive species to worry about, but now officials have detected a new alien threat popping up in our region: the Nasutitermes corniger termite. These mites are meaner and more threatening then the domestic termi ... More >>
We're just weeks away from the start of South Florida's wet season. Which, not to bum everyone out, means it's almost time for our daily mid-afternoon rain showers. Meteorologists predict that this summer could see even more rainfall than average this year. In terms of water levels and such, that's ... More >>
Maybe it's that whole exiled-from-the-Motherland, terrorized-by-a-ruthless-dictator thing, but Cubans tend to be a little paranoid. Of course, just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not watching you. And the fact that Michelle Obama, First Lady, Democrat, former WNBA power forward, close ... More >>
Do you have jars and jars of your delicious homemade pesto or your famous mango salsa? On June 1 you can trade your homemade edible goods for those of other talented home cooks at the first South Florida Food Swap. Bookkeeper and mother-of-two Marie Castro is organizing the swap. She became inter ... More >>
One morning the executives at rapidly growing appliance superstore chain hhgregg woke up and realized that their name was really stupid they didn't have any stores in South Florida. Rather than quietly work their way into the market the company has decided to simultaneously open ten new stores in ... More >>
Ian WitlenWith E:60's feature on Dada 5000 and back-yard brawling, Outside the Lines' investigation of gambling on South Florida pee-wee football, and now an E:60 doc about the horse-meat black market in the sticks of Miami-Dade County, ESPN's reporters appear to have been camped out in our ... More >>
We don't need to remind you of the terrible ordeals currently facing the nation of Japan. The March 11 earthquake and subsequent tsunami destroyed large sections of the island's northeastern coast, leaving tens of thousands dead or missing. And as if that wasn't catastrophic enough, workers are s ... More >>
We all know the human body consists of 60- to 70-percent water. And that's why your friendly family doctor suggests that every human being should suck back several liters of water per day. Neglecting your body's need for pure, precious H2O will result in constipation, chapped lips, cold hands, l ... More >>
They even tried the giant-jersey-in-the-stands thing.Miami FC, South Florida's chronically anonymous professional soccer team, has tried everything in its quest to get fans interested. It signed the greatest player ever-- ten years and a thousand mistresses past Romário's prime. It picked up ... More >>
Here's a track from our very own MC Serum off his upcoming sophomore release, P. C. P. (Pre-Campaign Propaganda), which is slated to drop this month. That's good news for fans of his 2008 compilation mixtape Calm B4 the Brainstorm and 2009's full-length debut Brainstorm Troopah. While I ha ... More >>
Smoke and Miras The Line in the Sand Mixtape (Self-released)smokeandmiras.com The Smoke and Miras collective has been busy this year bringing some good, conscious South Florida hip-hop to the foreground. Comprised of Orion, Brown-I, Thousand, Sweet Jesus, Name Brand, Draz, John Wilson, Sci-22, I ... More >>
That blindfolded chick holding the scales just made it rain justice on Rumeal Robinson. The former University of Michigan basketball hero and NBA journeyman-- whose addiction to strip clubs was first exposed by this blog-- has been convicted in Iowa federal court of fraud. The Aventura resident was ... More >>
Blast From the Past is an occasional Crossfade column re-examining classic South Florida releases of yesteryear. Click here for past editions. FUTURISK - The Sound of Futurism (Clark Humphrey Records) For all the cool synth acts the hipsters drool their PBR's for nowadays, I'm glad and q ... More >>
Two men have been arrested in connection with a large South Florida shoplifting scheme, possibly putting an end to a streak that spanned three counties. Hector Collazo and Carlos Ramirez Martinez were caught after allegedly putting their sticky fingers to action in multiple stores at Av ... More >>
Just a reminder that Steel Pulse is in South Florida this evening at Revolution. Arielle has more to say about the legendary reggae group here. This morning, we would merely like to mention that Biblical figures "Daniel, King David and Abraham Israel were all black men," which is the crux of Steel P ... More >>
You see it every new year: South Florida's morons resolve to turn over a new leaf. They promise they will keep their names and mug shots out of news articles with the phrases oddly enough or incredibly idiotic in the headlines. But now, during the third week in January, our heroes are suffering from ... More >>
Moving Units is a weekly column on Crossfade tracking the best-selling albums at South Florida independent record stores.Top Five Albums for the Week of November 8 - 15This ain't your kid sister: Kid Sister climbed Radio-Active Records charts with her new hip hop/electro debut, Ultraviolet.Uncle ... More >>
The South Florida Chapter of the American Institute of Wine & Food is getting set to present its annual Labor Day weekend "Sand Bake" on Sunday, September 6th, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.. The "casual Florida tapas-style affair" will be held at the private Ocean Club at Fairmont Turnberry I ... More >>
Here's a freestyle video from a South Florida based hip hop website called Tha Lot. It features a Hollywood artist/producer by the name of John Doe. He sniffs that Chris Farley and shouts out the PFB.
Fresh-faced Boca chanteuse expands her reach.
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The Heat tries to turn our frown upside down.
Fairchild is full of music and delight
Style imported fresh from Colombia
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