Last week, we here at Crossfade spoke with Caribou ahead of his highly anticipated upcoming live show at downtown Miami's Grand Central, and he had nothing but praise for Jessy Lanza, his opening act on the current tour and a collaborator on his new album. Of course, the critical acclaim for Lanza ... More >>
Pitch down dance music's tempo from the manic 140 beats per minute favored by candy ravers -- pitch it way down -- and you begin to approximate the languid, sensual, baby-making rhythms of Slow Hands, AKA Ryan Cavanagh. Of course these days, tempo is less a concern for Slow Hands than the musician' ... More >>
House music is currently embroiled in a hot steamy love affair with its own past. Look no further than the lush slow-mo vintage grooves of Scotland's The Revenge, AKA Graeme Clark. As a master of the disco edit, Clark is keeping the old-school tradition of garage legends like Larry Levan alive. But ... 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 >>
Whitey Houston, dead at 48. While the cause remains unknown, the circumstances surrounding the singer's untimely death suggest that she may have drowned in her Beverly Hilton hotel room after falling asleep in the bathtub. It goes without saying, Xanax and bubble baths don't mix well. And nei ... More >>
Last year, when Frank Ocean's Nostalgia, Ultra and The Weeknd's House of Balloons dropped within weeks of each other, critics and music fans celebrated the arrival of a fresh movement in R&B. Though the moods of those recordings differed considerably, they were both remarkably self-assured an ... More >>
Does the Godfather of Heavy Metal get crunk? You bet he does. It seems like enough time has passed since the sweaty-armpit era of mainstream rock (otherwise known as the Nu-Metal Dark Ages) that we can finally, maybe, approach the subject of fusing hip-hop with rock and roll. It wasn't always Fr ... More >>
Schiko via Stones ThrowMayer Hawthorne is a Michigan-bred dude with a genuinely soulful sound. Undoubtedly, Motown influenced the young singer's timeless melodies. His falsetto vocals can sometimes sound straight out of 1971. But this producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist is making orig ... More >>
Photo by Bleeding PalmFor a hot and humid second, it looked like The Heat Lightning's What a Mission extravaganza was gonna get smashed by whiplash winds and brutal thunderstorms. According to predictions filtering out of the National Hurricane Center, tropical storm Emily was headed straight ... More >>
Photo by Christina VillamorEver since we discovered the food blog Gastronaut Jones, we've been intrigued. Not only do we love the name, the blog chronicles some interesting kitchen experiments. Think pork skin cannoli, pig's tongue confit and more approachable dishes like butternut squash gnocchi ... More >>
Music vet and New Times scribe Lee Zimmerman shares stories of memorable rock 'n' roll encounters that took place in our local environs. This week, Jimmy gets a hit and Lee gets the nod.Prior to May 1977, Jimmy Buffett was just another wannabe singer/songwriter who did his time in Nashville befor ... More >>
Slaid Cleaves - Everything You Love Will Be Taken AwayAfter toiling in the trenches these many years as a folk-tinged journeyman singer-songwriter, Cleaves has finally painted his masterpiece, one that ought to make both his longtime fans and those who are still novices react with awe.Richie Furay - ... More >>
Steely Dan should have belonged to the oughties. Their particular blend of soft-rock bears so many of the hallmarks of latter-day indie royalty that one begins to wonder whether it's a coincidence at all, or if Walter Becker and Don Fagen are actually time-traveling sonic explorers sent from the far ... More >>
It seems as if the last time they did this it went well so on Wednesday, Live Nation is again dropping all the service fees for shows at Live Nation-sponsored venues. That means, any shows at The Cruzan, Mizner, Pompano Beach, or Bayfront Park Amphitheaters will be a few dollars cheaper. This of ... More >>
If you've got a hankering to help pay Steely Dan's rent this month, now's as good a time as any to pick up some tickets and get these folks back on the right track. Steely Dan is playing the Mizner Park Amphitheater on June 13 and Live Nation is now offering four packs of reserved seat tickets for u ... More >>
It's nice to see Steely Dan touring again. Not that they've been off the road much recently, but for fans of the jazz-rock band, there must have been quite a few very frustrating years of having to listen to their albums at home or in their cars. In the mid-1970s, Steely Dan decided to focus all the ... More >>
Power to the people.
A lounge-loving throwback.
Young Esperanza Spalding is going to be a star on her own terms.
Meet the Turtles Flo and Eddie at the Pompano Beach Hippiefest.
Pharrell Williams is happy to be just one of the band again.
Unbreak Miami wants to add you as a friend
Brooklyn's Tigercity teaches the unwashed hipster masses a little something about soul
In a world of fluffy crossover songbirds, Jane Monheit makes jazz sultry and just a little bit dangerous again
Uncle Sam's Music
A rare interview with a young and hungry pre-stardom Phish
De Noche en la Ciudad "EMI Latin"
Nobukazu Takemura is the freaky nerd the Nineties promised us
Panamanian pianist Danilo Perez takes diplomacy as seriously as he does jazz
It's Like This
Do the Doobies have too much time on their hands?
Steely Dan drags 1970s rock into the 2000s
For Love of the Game
And the winner by a landslide is...
Mighty Max Weinberg strafes an old high school. Now that's class.