Just after 8 p.m, the mood at the Ren a Venue, an event space in the Sunset Strip Plaza in Kendall hosting Carlos Curbelo's election night watch party, didn't feel particularly celebratory. Fifty or so well-dressed supporters milled around, and "Sweet Home Alabama" blared over a loudspeaker, but the ... More >>
The Dolphins have an outpost of LIV at Sunlife Stadium. The Marlins have a mini-Clevelander at their new park. Now, the Heat wants to get in on the in-stadium nightclub craze and is planning to open a new nightclub inside American Airlines Arena in time for next season.Unlike the other teams, howeve ... More >>
Photo by Derick GOne of the great things about owning a major porn company are the affiliate networks, like Sublime Directory, that advertise the free pics and trailers. They're the perfect place to prominently embed a music video that millions of people a day will see during their cyberquest for ... More >>
All photos by Laine Doss Sunset Strip via Miami....the bums were really confused today.You may not have noticed
Photo by Jacob KatelNot an actual club, but a film set for Rock of Ages.If you haven't noticed yet, a Tower Records has popped up on North Miami Avenue and 14th Street. But before you head over hoping to by the new Britney Spears album, we have some bad news. It's a fake. A little bit of movie ... More >>
Photo by Marta Xochilt PerezLast month, we here at Crossfade noticed that downtown Miami was starting to look a hell of a lot like L.A.'s Sunset Strip. And we took some pictures to prove it. For a very brief moment, we panicked, thinking the Big Money was trying to push all the hipsters off NE ... More >>
Photo by Ivon David RojasAn anomaly among nightclubs and lounges in South Beach, Rokbar was a favorite among locals and downtowners who wanted something a bit more authentic than what the area usually afforded. Unfortunately, effective immediately, Rokbar has closed its doors for good."I came onb ... More >>
The Bourbon Room?A few years ago, Jason Handelsman wrote: "The outskirts of Miami's Overtown hood are becoming a gentrified version of the Sunset Strip in LA." And now it's actually happened. New Line Cinema is shooting the film adaptation of a hit Broadway musical called Rock Of Ages entirely ... More >>
via myspace.com/losangelesgunsIn the early '80s, the guys of L.A. Guns were proudly members of the dirtier subset of Sunset Strip denizens. Acts like Poison tarted themselves up in blush and aimed for pop crossover from the beginning, but the Guns and their fellow sleaze-rockers were almost more ... More >>
Jane's AddictionA Cabinet of Curiositieswww.janesaddiction.comJane's Addiction is of those bands that, although its members don't especially like each other anymore, wields an influence simply too great to allow the band to stay broken up. The game-changing L.A. quartet that treated alternative rock ... More >>
Ah, thank Google Alerts for bringing this gem of South Florida music past to our inbox. The Sunset Strip story is one that has been told, but what of bands elsewhere in the country who were plying the same sound? One of these, it seems, was a band called Poser based in Ft. Lauderdale. (Perhaps "pose ... More >>
Tuesday night at the Hard Rock, L.A. glam-metal heroes Mötley Crüe bring their grown-up and toned-down debauchery, while their searing Sunset Strip sound remains intact. With infinitely underrated guitar god Mick Mars, enigmatic songwriting bassist Nikki Sixx, genre-defining vocalist and aging pre ... More >>
I Am Your Villain wont rat you out.
So, in just a few hours I'm off to an opening party for Dr. Feelgood's, a new bar in West Palm Beach co-owned by Vince Neil... Of course, of Motley Crue fame. I'm a big fan of debauchery on nights it shouldn't technically happen -- like Tuesday -- so I'm stoked while I wait for the minutes to tick b ... More >>
According to this TMZ report, Pimp C of legendary Texas-based hip-hop group, UGK was found dead in his bed in a Sunset Strip hotel room this morning. There's a brief posting about it at MTV as well, that says his death has been confirmed by Jive Records. The rapper, born Chad Butler, had just perfo ... More >>
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From the man who put words to canvas and called it art, Ed Ruscha gets a Miami retrospective
Spike Lee takes a fresh and gloriously unpolished look at black stand-up talent
Product placement comes to adult videos ... hey, watch where you put that thing!
Dub architect, crossover dreamer, music exec, and all-around nice guy, Mikey Dread has kept the reggae fires burning for almost twenty years
Joe's Garage Ely's never there. He's on the road.