I slam a 16-ounce can of Mickey's Fine Malt Liquor, take a big hit off a joint of brown weed, put pen to paper, and write a line. "She got a booty, though/She can't fit it through the door," I rap. "Plus, she a stripper now/Working for that booty dough." Then I bark into a microphone, and Jake the D ... More >>
Over a half-century ago, Mack Emerman created Criteria Studios in North Miami. In 1959, it was a modest single-room studio setup. But after forming a partnership with legendary Miami-bred producer Tom Dowd, Criteria became the headquarters for Atlantic Records South, blooming into a massive (and mo ... More >>
Legendary music photographer Bob Gruen has worked with most of rock music's biggest talents. (He shot the iconic image of John Lennon in his New York City tank top.) But that doesn't mean he isn't willing to play favorites. "Mainly the group I like, and it's hard to call them a new group now that t ... More >>
See also "Rick Ross, Big-Booty Strippers, and 3,000 Ballers at King of Diamonds in Miami (NSFW)." Rick Ross is a fucking boss. But y'all already knew. What you may not know, however, is that the Maybach Music MC outsold some of the music industry's biggest names to claim the top spot on the Billb ... More >>
Any disco music lover has probably heard of Horse Meat Disco, the London collective made up by promoters and DJs James Hillard, Severino, Luke Howard and Jim Stanton. Together they go around the world reintroducing audiences to the somewhat forgotten genre. What started at London's Eagle nightclub h ... More >>
Robin Gibb, one of the co-founding brothers of British pop band Bee Gees and the voice behind disco megahit "Stayin' Alive," died yesterday in London after a two-year battle with cancer, according to his official website. He was 62. "Sunday 20 May, 2012 at 10:46 pm: The family of Robin Gibb, of the ... More >>
Billy Joel says "some folks like to get away" from New York and "hop a flight to Miami Beach or to Hollywood." He, on the other hand, prefers a Greyhound bus ride on the "Hudson River line," which may explain why Joel's dumping his Miami Beach mansion located on luxurious La Gorce Island. Today, ... More >>
Uh........Hold on let us figure out what to say about this. Um......Ok, so, Marco Rubio told all his Twitter followers today to buy Nicki Minaj's new album "to hear what good music sounds like."
Marco Rubio has some interesting taste in music. He loves Nicki Minaj, but apparently hates disco. He attacked the dance genre at a Lincoln Day Dinner in Pinellas, Florida, over the weekend and hurled an insult to the Bee Gees in a bizarre, fear-mongering speech filled with spooky stories, bad jokes ... More >>
Lets do some real estate Jive Talkin' about the nearly 10,000 square-foot mansion in South Miami where the Bee Gees' Robin Gibb has been Stayin' Alive for the past few years. Boogie Child, You Should Be Dancin' at the thought of seeing the inside of this stunning home. You'll be thinking, "If I C ... More >>
Chris Bosh is officially a resident of Miami-Dade County. The Miami Heat star has bought a brand new seven-bedroom mansion along Miami Beach's North Bay Road, according to The Herald. The modern looking pad, currently decked out in all-white, features a gourmet kitchen, gym, elevator, courtyard ... More >>
This week, Crossfade is taking a look at a number of recent releases from Fernando Perdomo's new local-centric label, Forward Motion.Kingsley and PerdomoFake Smiles(Forward Motion)Judging by the cover photo, these bearded, shaggy-haired minstrels could pass themselves off as twin sons from differ ... More >>
John "Don't Call Me Johnny" MellencampMusic vet and New Times scribe Lee Zimmerman shares stories of memorable rock 'n' roll encounters that took place in our local environs. This week, quick snapshots in a book of memories.Sometimes even the briefest encounters can leave the most lingering impre ... More >>
Various Artists The Disco EPpetFoodpetFood was formed in 2008 by native Miamian DJ/producers Lazaro Casanova and Jay-You as a launching pad for their Afro-Cuban-infused brand of EDM, and their latest release is especially redolent of that unabashed tropical flavor. The Disco EP features a cheery ... More >>
Over the next two days, we'll post Crossfade contributors' favorite local albums of 2009. They're listed in completely random order, so stay tuned as the full list rolls out. Panic BomberGetting On My Mind (self-released)panicbomber.comPanic Bomber is the brainchild of Miami's one-man-dance- ... More >>
To read past installments of Notes from the Soundboard, click here. One constant theme of this column is a fixation on bands and artists that somehow fell through the cracks that occur within pop music's lengthy trajectory. That's one hazard of rock's rich repertoire -- so many artists, but so li ... More >>
Read part one of this series here.The Miami Dolphins are for sale to the highest musical bidders. Gloria Estefan and Marc Anthony have both recently bought minority shares of the franchise, leaving us all wondering: Who's next? We've compiled a list of 10 most wanted musicians with a tie to Miami ... More >>
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The Hit Factory Criteria
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Jimmy's East-Side Diner
Mack Emerman founded Criteria Recording Studios, made a fortune, lost it all, then lost his mind. Now he's back from the dead and ready to work.
Don't You Love'em Madly?
How deep is your love for the Bee Gees?
Washington Square comes out of the dark with a live CD
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