Dance music culture as we know it today owes much to the seminal New York City scene of the '70s and '80s, and pioneering DJs like John "Jellybean" Benitez. While he would go on to an illustrious career as a producer, putting his Midas touch on chart-topping hits by the likes of Madonna and Whitney ... More >>
Catching rays in our designer bikinis, sippin' on juicy umbrella drinks, and chillin' by the pool ... Yeah, life is definitely a breeze in the Magic City. While a lot of it has to do with that whole carefree vibe you get from living in Miami, the reason we're always walking around half naked and ... More >>
It's Fourth of July week, y'all! That means a four-day work week for most of us working citizens! So show off your red, white, and blue pride, bring out those stars and stripes, and celebrate 218 years of freedom with the five best concerts going down this week, from Katy Perry at the AAA to Dats ... More >>
Fashion maven Roberto Cavalli is best known for his exotic prints and curve-hugging jeans, but the Florentine designer is also a restaurateur with restaurant/clubs in Milan and Dubai. Both locations offer glittering, Studio 54-esque experiences, Italian cuisine, and celebrity appearances by the like ... More >>
Forget the candy ... Halloween in Miami is all about getting drunk and laid. That's why we here at Crossfade advise against wearing ultra-creepy costumes. 'Cause almost no one (except maybe that family member whose 4Chan screename is "Uncle Fester") wants to have sex with a dead nun or killer clow ... More >>
Arcade Fire as the Reflektors Little Haiti Cultural Center, Miami Presented by Rhythm Foundation Thursday, October 24, 2013 Better Than: A Reflektor-less existence. "We couldn't have made this record without Haiti." On two consecutive nights, Arcade Fire's Win Butler confided this same thing to M ... More >>
There's a reason doughnuts have been around since forever. More than cupcakes, muffins, or pastelitos, doughnuts are the ultimate breakfast indulgence. Just ask Homer Simpson -- or your local police officer (zing!). Sadly, Miami is without a lot of options for those seeking anything beyond your ave ... More >>
King David. In the summer of 1992, we here at Miami New Times wrote: "If the nightcrawlers of South Beach were to appoint a DJ King, they would most likely crown David Padilla." And a decade later, he was still reigning over the Miami dance scene, "attract[ing] more than 2,000 hard-core clubbers" ... More >>
In a scoop that will surely rival the significance of famed investigative reportage like "Blunts Found at Reggae Festival" and "Cocaine Use Suspected at Studio 54," the Miami Herald ran a front-page story today informing the community of something that just about everyone already knows: People do dr ... More >>
Miami never sleeps. Sure, the $700 bottles stop poppin' at dawn. But then it's just time to drag our sexy uhntz-uhntz-ing asses to the supersecret afterparty, followed by some beat-freaking brunch with DJ Mimosa! To be honest, though, we here at Crossfade are kinda exhausted of being so expensive ... More >>
He was asking for a "big booty ho" on his birthday, but we're pretty positive that 2 Chaniz wrote Santa for a couple of "dem strippers" this Christmas. The lucky bastard just booked a gig at New Time's favorite strip club, King of Diamonds. Hip-hop's explicitly heterosexual equivalent of disco's ... More >>
The Adrienne Arsht Center, home to Broadway musicals, opera, and tributes to Nat King Cole, might be an unlikely setting for a pop-up nightclub featuring specialty cocktails -- but then again, this is Miami, the land of fantasies, palm trees, sunsets, and glittery people. So why not have a club in a ... More >>
We're pretty sure that Duck Sauce exists for no reason besides giving A-Trak and Armand Van Helden an excuse to have as much fun as possible together reveling in big disco house excess, and that's exactly what happened when the pair took the Main Stage at Ultra Music Festival yesterday.
Camillus House has a lot to be thankful for on Thanksgiving, particularly for having food service director Frank Ferrara around to prepare its biggest meal of the year. With a little help, he expects to serve up to 1,000 turkey dinners today for needy families and individuals across Miami.But coo ... More >>
John "Jellybean" Benitez is inseparable from the history of popular dance music. The pioneering Nuyorican DJ-producer got his start spinning records at some of New York City's most seminal nightclubs, including the legendary Studio 54 and Paradise Garage. And since the early '80s, he's put hi ... More >>
Photo by George MartinezKe$ha fondles her gearbox.See the full 36-photo Ke$ha at Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park slideshow. Ke$ha's Get $leazy Tour With LMFAO, and Spank Rock Bayfront Park August 7, 2011 Better Than: Campbell's Tomato Soup on a hot day. At about the moment when K ... More >>
This, for some reason, is the only image we have on file of Summerwind. Would you like to own a yacht that once hosted the likes of Lindsay Lohan and Mike Tyson? Would you like to to be the captain of a boat that was described as something like a Studio 54 of the seas for dorks complete with alle ... More >>
Photo by Anthony VerrilliLe Baron's neon sign hanging at Florida Room last year.It used to be that half the fun of Le Baron's pop-up nightclub during Art Basel Miami Beach was figuring out where it would be taking place. But the Parisian party spot isn't even trying anymore, as it plops down at t ... More >>
Photo by Anthony JordonSir Kelly!TGIF...well, almost. Thursday is the new Friday anyway and we know all our loyal Miamians are dying to get their party panties wet with joy. This week's nightlife roundup brings a little something for the hobnobbers, the rump-shakers, and the fist-pumpers. Moonchi ... More >>
When they say Miami is a city built of snow, rest assured they aren't talking about the weather. Even pop culture, through movies like Scarface and TV shows like Miami Vice, have helped equate the city to sweet Lady Cocaine. That's reason enough to honor it by listing some of the best cocaine-relate ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenThe Golden Filter performing live Grand Central.Click here to view photos from the Golden Filter at Grand Central.The Golden FilterSaturday, August 21, 2010Grand Central, MiamiWhen Goldfrapp released its disco monstrosity, Black Cherry, in 2003. It was heralded as a disco reviv ... More >>
Toot! Toot! All Aboard the SS Media Embarrassment! Today, New York Times columnist Gail Collins tackled the tricky subject of billionaire Florida Democratic Senate candidate Jeff Greene. She calls the man's 145 party boat the Summerwind the "Levi Johnston of Yachts" because it's "an embarrassing, ... More >>
Photo By Danielle AlvarezGeorge-Eric FargeSometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. Georges-Eric Farge did.So the French native moved to Miami, opened two restaurants, and named them after himself. George's in the Grove has been in business since 2008. And George's on Sunset opened o ... More >>
Yes, you read that line correctly. We're talking about MI-VI (pronounced M.I. 6) at the newly revamped Gulfstream Park & Casino in Hallandale. Yes, Hallandale. Before the mind wanders too far, flashback to how everyone had the same question marks in their head surrounding opening anything in ... More >>
Derrick May and François K team up for one night only at Nocturnal.
There was a time when middle America could pretend cocaine was a drug done only by nightclubbin' gays at Studio 54 and used in props in Miami-set movies. Now these good churchgoing, tax-paying, troop-supporting folks are forced to realize that a lot of people have done cocaine. Like tons. Bush and ... More >>
Strip mall magnate gets his own street in Sunny Isles Beach.
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Four decades on and the Rubells are still at it