Ron Morelli's music is not for everyone. But that's how it usually goes with artists that make few compromises in their work. Ostensibly a techno producer, his records can be arrhythmic, atonal, and murkily atmospheric -- caustic machine noise experiments more akin to the power electronics subgenre ... More >>
Like a Sid Vicious or Johnny Rotten, the spirit of rebellion is alive in Joey Badass, the 18-year-old rapper who fronts up-and-coming Brooklyn collective Pro Era. The crew came together in 2009 at Edward R. Murrow High School, the same place that spawned renowned creatives like graffiti artist Jea ... More >>
The only thing better than wine is free wine. And former Miamian and author Lisa Mattson is offering just that at two separate events this weekend in honor of her new book, The Exes in My iPod: A Playlist of the Men Who Rocked Me to Wine Country. The book is the story of a Miami waitress striving t ... More >>
Marshall Mathers deserves your respect. He was dealt a real shitty deck in life. His father left him as a baby. His mother mentally abused him. He grew up poor as shit in the bad really bad part of Detroit. And still, he overcame it all to stake a claim for white people in hip-hop, reversing the de ... More >>
What do you get when you ask some of Miami's best bartenders to set their cocktails to music? One entertaining evening filled with rum, costumes, music, and more than a little mayhem. We're talking about the Appleton Estate Jamaica rum remixology bartender challenge, held at Blackbird Ordinary last ... More >>
We heard about Lil Wayne begging Drake to squash the beef between him and Chris Brown earlier this week, but there's still no word as to whether or not Drizzy's extended an olive branch. Needless to say, if the New York City scuffle's really affecting Young Money's business that bad, the crew shou ... More >>
A memo from Uncle Luke to all y'all haters who seem to think the hip-hop industry should institute some sorta superstrict mandatory retirement policy ... Screw you. That shit's ageist. In today's edition of Luke's Gospel, entitled "Jay-Z, Eminem, and Rick Ross Are Never Too Old For Rap," New Tim ... More >>
A decade of debauchery, deals, and disasters.
When we last saw the Rapture, it was at Nocturnal, of all places, alongside the Miami Heat's DJ Irie and electro icon Felix Da Housecat. Odd lineup? Definitely. It was one of those liquor-sponsored events that took over the 11th Street nightclub on a weekday for the sole purpose of creating "br ... More >>
Photo by Marta Xochilt PerezGirl Talk (AKA Gregg Gillis) getting wild at the Fillmore.View photos from Girl Talk at the Fillmore Miami Beach here.Girl Talk With Max Tundra Fillmore Miami Beach Thursday, May 19, 2011 Better Than: An impromptu cock-rocking rave in a confetti supply store. Just pa ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke starts a worldwide political movement.Around this time last year, undercover racist movement Take America Back began to take s ... More >>
You probably don't recognize his name, but you know who Spike Jonze is. He slowly made his way into movies by directing music videos for the likes of Fatboy Slim, Beastie Boys, Weezer, Sonic Youth, Kanye West, and most recently, LCD Soundsystem's "Drunk Girls." He directed a few feature films, to ... More >>
So is she the Top Chef or not? A lot has happened since we last interviewed Andrea Curto-Randazzo, co-owner and co-chef of Talula on Miami Beach. She and her husband began handling the kitchen at a second restaurant, The Water Club in North Miami. And she began preparing to compete on Top Chef Se ... More >>
Madlib squeezes a mere 43 tracks onto the 3 LP versionIn our Moving Units column, Mike Ramirez at Fort Lauderdale's Radio-Active Records graciously keeps us up-to-date and comments on the current releases flying out of his store each week.As foretold, hip-hop producer Madlib notched some serious ... More >>
Despite its seemingly official, compendious name, the Mexican Institute of Sound is not some sprawling, south-of-the-border government entity all about the science of airwaves and eardrums. In fact, the Institute's only got one member -- Mexico City cratedigger-slash-EMI exec Camilo Lara -- and h ... More >>
In this subway series, the original wins.
J.J. Abrams's latest is proof that a franchise can live long and prosper.
Last week, we introduced you to Crossfade's latest weekly guest columnist, Brooklyn, the day manager and occasional night-time gatekeeper at the Vagabond. To read a longer introduction about who he is, click here to check out last week's premiere installment of Miami According to Brooklyn.To the per ... More >>
Russell Simmons has knowledge to spare
On a busy VMA weekend, Miami raised the art of celebrity worship to new heights
Art in the buff gets buffed; Christian Family Coalition seeks emergency donations
For some, 9/11 was life-changing; for others, it was just another bad day
Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest
Mix Master Mike puts the needle to the metal
Subway Series (Om Records)
Lovers, fighters, and seafarers drop anchor at Lost Weekend
The Sugar Hill Gang and the label that made them famous
Handsome Boy Modeling School, Calypso at Midnight!
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On spring break with the women of Luscious Jackson