You're dead. But that doesn't mean you can't earn big bucks. Shit, croaking could be the best career move ever. Forbes recently broke down this year's most paid, most dead celebrities. And six of those ultra-wealthy, superdeceased folks are in the music business. Nothing's gonna stop them from sell ... More >>
You might not know the name Mr. Vegas. But if you've been within earshot of a dancehall DJ in the last 15 years, you've heard his music. Though little acknowledged in the broader music world, the singer is a Jamaican icon thanks to "Heads High," "Hot Wuk," "Bruk it Down," and other hits known fo ... More >>
In 1967, The Beatles released their sprawling Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band concept album, a dense wallop of cutting-edge experimental production techniques, schizophrenic survey of genres, and, most importantly, the psychedelic youth movement's most prominent statement. Really, the wh ... More >>
Purple People eatery has Mac 'n' Jack.If the Beatles were still around, we bet they'd be singing "I'm Back in the BTTR," instead of that other song because the Biscayne Triangle Truck Roundup is tonight, and it's featuring more than 25 food trucks, live music, free parking and porta-potties ... More >>
FOXSue, we can totally fucking relate.The King, the King of Pop, and half of the Fab Four are spinning in their graves. Somehow, in these terribly confused times, the Glee singers managed to place on the Billboard Hot 100 with the more songs than... You're sitting down? Good, 'cause this suc ... More >>
To close out the year, Crossfade is picking out its favorite albums by 305 artists. Read the full list of Miami's Best Albums of 2010 here.ArtOfficial The Payback (Self-Released) Ahhh, the cover song. Sure, bands can master one or two tracks by a legendary counterpart. But putting together an ... More >>
Peter Souza on Wiki Commons "If you talk bad about me, your'e gone." Not since Beelzebub was dumped from heaven by the big guy himself has somebody been so deserving of losing their job as BP's CEO Tony Hayward. The greasy executive will be officially stepping down Oct. 1 and his departure go ... More >>
The video has been out for a bit, but just in case you haven't noticed N.E.R.D.'s new video for their track "Hot-N-Fun" features a custom painted Rolls-Royce by local art collective FriendsWithYou. Pharrell Williams said to MTV, "We told them we wanted something that was psychedelic, something that ... More >>
Mind the drooling, knavesOn the heels of Crossfade's semi-positive (possibly drool-inducing) review yesterday of Paul McCartney's performance Saturday at SunLife Stadium, it is the ideal time to report that the other ex-Beatle, Ringo Starr, is booked for a July 15 show at Hard Rock Live at the Se ... More >>
Pirate Radio gets a tame U.S. release, but we still love rock 'n' roll.
Soulful, sultry and 100 percent heartfelt, Lizette Santana's music is as much a product of her upbringing as her very personality, and it seems almost as though the two are one and the same. Her recently released debut album Aun Sueño En Ti (I Still Dream of You) is a bilingual work crafted ... More >>
Notes from the Soundboard is a new column appearing weekly on Crossfade, focused on pop music's history and ongoing evolution. Lee Zimmerman shares insights and observations on how music continues to connect with the weirdness of the world. Click here to read past installments.I have a gripe.& ... More >>
via myspace.com/rufuswainwrightRufus Wainwright did his dad proudNotes from the Soundboard is a new column appearing weekly on Crossfade, focused on pop music's history and ongoing evolution. Lee Zimmerman shares insights and observations on how music continues to connect with the weirdness of ... More >>
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(Photo via www.donnathebuffalo.com)Donna the Buffalo, a band who hails from Trumansburg, New York, sounds inseparable from the Great Outdoors. These are the kind of old Deadheads who probably chose to cover John Anderson's Everglades ode "Seminole Wind" because it's got otters and gars in it. Their ... More >>
The simple art of boozing at The Field. God, we’re sick of martinis. September was a martini month. Maybe it was an instinctive reaction to the credit crisis; maybe some eternally blotto neuron in our brains forced us to drain our checking accounts while the draining was good, and re-invest the l ... More >>
It's time for another roundup of the fruits of lurking on Craigslist's South Florida musician ads. As always, bands, if you're looking to fill up a lineup and want an extra shout-out for your ad, e-mail me here. -- Arielle Castillo *Whoa, yet another sludge metal band seems to be starting.... This ... More >>
It may not get its due, but 1968 helped alter rock's reality.
The Miami Science Museum knows what your weekend plans are.
Record companies get greedy with repackaging excess.
“Celebrity chefs bring plane food to new heights” blared the business section headline in Saturday’s Miami Herald. Charlie Trotter, Todd English, and our own Michelle Bernstein are highlighted in the article as pioneers of haute in-flight cuisine -- and also as harbingers of “the airline i ... More >>
Taking it back to the Seventies for this one, to the inimitable Electric Light Orchestra. Let's try to ignore their bloated Eighties stuff like the Oliva Newton-John collabo "Xanadu" -- does Seventies pop goodness get much better than, say, "Livin' Thing?" I'm a particular fan of this strand of thei ... More >>
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