Even after 27 years, four albums, and a few line-up changes,
Jane's Addiction is holding on strong.
In fact, Perry Farrell and company's latest album, The Great Escape Artist, made it to the third spot on Billboard rock chart. So rather than kick the habit in
2012, these '90s alt-rock gods are k ... More >>
See the full 68-photo Bruise Cruise 2012 slideshow.
We here at Crossfade are total fucking pros.
So while we openly admit to being dangerously dependent upon both (1) the internet and (2) alcohol, it is exceedingly rare that either addiction discernibly screws with our ability to produce high- ... More >>
TV on the Radio
Spotify's Music Loves Art
Ricochet Bar & Lounge
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Better Than: A Big Mac.
Last night, eating a double cheeseburger, drinking a Perrier, and considering trying Spotify's Kool-Aid, about two hundred people took iPhone pictures of TV on the Radio at R ... More >>
At long last, it's Art Basel weekend: two glorious days when Miami's poor nine-to-fivers finally get to fully experience the art, the parties and the insanity that the rest of us have been soaking up since Wednesday. But that's not the only reason things are about to get even more crowded. The we ... More >>
Right now, Miami is being swarmed by art fairs, galleries, and artists from across the globe. Of course, we're talking about Art Basel Miami Beach.
A side benefit to all this arty international activity is the influx of awesome music to entertain all the jetsetters. And naturally, Crossfade is k ... More >>
Art Basel Miami Beach is a horrible, crippling beast. It stands, hovering over the first week of December, forcing free drinks down your throat, making you listen to terrible music and look at bad art.
Sometimes, though, every once in a while, it takes a step back and shows you the light, somet ... More >>
FacebookIt's all about the Benjamins, baby. Whether you're an affluent jet setter or an artistic street kid, Art Basel Miami Beach and the plethora of satellite fairs, gallery exhibits, and public instillations attached to the four-day festival offer a little something for everyone. For Crossfade ... More >>
Over the last couple weeks, we here at Crossfade have become total Spotify addicts.
Our habit began last week after learning that the free on-demand music service had teamed up with Midtown's Ricochet Lounge to put together a Basel week concert lineup that's packed with more superstar names than ... More >>
Seven days ago, we here at Crossfade got word that Spotify and Midtown's Ricochet Lounge were putting together a four-day Art Basel Miami Beach concert series, dubbed Music Loves Art, starring Nas, Theophilus London, TV on the Radio, and Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings.
At the time, there weren' ... More >>
Nas is all about that Art Basel.Question: If you log onto Spotify and search for "Art Basel Miami Beach," do Nas, Theophilus London, TV on the Radio, and Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings pop up?
Answer: No, the system just gets cranky, asks the user to check his or her spelling, and suggests tryi ... More >>
Photo by Marta Xochilt PerezTV on the Radio vocalist Tunde Adebimpe.TV on the Radio
Fillmore Miami Beach
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Better Than: Being blinded by Nine Types of Light.
On the one hand, this past year's been a really tough one for arty Brooklyn indie band TV on the Radio ... More >>
When Brooklyn's TV on the Radio revealed plans to surf all the way to South Beach upon Nine Types of Light, we warned all you weak-eyed, sensitive-eared indie kids about arriving unprepared.
Next Tuesday's TVOTR blast at the Fillmore Miami Beach will be blindingly brilliant. So if you have ... More >>
While there's reason to rage against the media saturation inherent to the internet (e.g. too many chill/witch/triangle clone bands uploading from their bedrooms), you've got to celebrate the World Wide Web for the incomparable access it grants to musical worlds previously impossible to connect ... More >>
Even if Tunde Adebimpe has never been a household name, TV on the Radio, the band he formed with David Sitek in 2001, has persevered and thrived longer than many of their more conventional brethren. By putting out one fully realized musical art project after another, the New York group kept criti ... More >>
Courtesy of Rebel BingoB-I-N-G ... Oh."It's bingo, sort of, but not like you've seen it before. We made up our own rules, because we don't know how to play ACTUAL bingo. This is Rebel Bingo. It's not nice and it's not fair. Do not bring your grandma."
That's the way the cryptic press release for ... More >>
When a band chooses a name as romantic and whimsical as Sirens and Sealions, you might expect a stage show that leans heavily on harps and incense. But this Miami band isn't really a gang of hippies. So while tonight's album release party at The Stage will involve lots of live music and plenty of go ... More >>
Have you've seen (or, well, heard) Nine Types of Light? It's the new-ish album by Brooklyn's TV on the Radio and it's so blindingly brilliant that if a weak-eyed, sensitive-eared indie kid such as yourself isn't very, very, very careful (i.e. UV-shield sunglasses and silicone), he or she could e ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenTo view a slideshow of photos from the show, click here.Holly MirandaWith Tegan and SaraSunset Cove AmphitheaterFebruary 21, 2010Better Than: Having to brave a bunch of Brooklyn hHipsters for some true New York cool The Review:Had Holly Miranda heard that I came ... More >>
Photo by Sebastian MlynarskiHolly MirandaVocally, Detroit-born, Brooklyn-based neo-pop folk songstress Holly Miranda might bring to mind Chann Marshall. But mood-wise she's got much more in common with, say, American dream pop duo Azure Ray. Both find solace in sleep, and the things that go bump in ... More >>
Brooklyn's Telepathe has been creating a stir for a little over a year now. Made up of Melissa Livaudais and Busy Gangnes, the duo's synth-heavy, atmospheric pop is reminiscent of TV on the Radio, just really girly and not as full-sounding. (TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek produced Dance Mother, Tel ... More >>
via www.villagevoice.comTV on the Radio's win for best album was not exactly a stunning upsetNew Times' sister paper, the Village Voice, has been running its annual Pazz & Jop critics' poll since 1971. And while it's among the last in the "best-of" national roundups, it's been one of the most i ... More >>
In 2008, independent rock returned to the underground, where it belongs. Given the grand catastrophe that is today's record industry, most major-label executives don't have the time or energy to convince music fans they might like something a little out of the ordinary. They're too busy recycling v ... More >>