"50 concerts, 50 states, one day" ... Just a couple of weeks ago, we here at Crossfade announced that Bud Light Music First tour would be coming to Miami. Other cities had already gotten their headliners, including Kendrick Lamar and The Hold Steady, for "Bud Light Music First's grand finale, 50/ ... More >>
Let's get Kinky. We're not talking about whips, fuzzy handcuffs, or hot body oil. Just the best current alternative rock crew from south of the border. "With bands, it's a really interesting thing with names," Kinky guitarist Carlos Chairez tells Crossfade. "We were developing our sounds for the f ... More >>
So the Super Bowl turned 47. And as we all know, the Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers in a surprisingly hectic second-half, Beyonce reunited with her Destiny's Child homies, and the game stopped for a full 34 minutes when half of the stadium's the power mysteriously went out. But that' ... More >>
We've talked non-stop about Sweatstock 2011 and all the bands playing tomorrow. But let's not forget, the reason Sweat Records is throwing this whole shindig is in celebration of Record Store Day -- and the store's anniversary.What's Record Store Day? In 2007, it started as a way to get people to ... More >>
Spend Christmas on Mars with Wayne Coyne and the Flaming Lips.Holiday music, ugh. There's nothing festive about reindeer trampling grandmothers, little drummer boys, or catching your mother making out with Santa. In fact, it sucks. But for some reason, it's the type of shit music big-box retailer ... More >>
School of Seven BellsWith Active ChildGrand Central, MiamiSaturday, October 16, 2010Better than: Floating on cloud nine. When we arrived at Grand Central last night, one thing really stuck out to us: The crowd was mostly dudes. Were they all there to catch a glimpse of drop-dead gorgeous Schoo ... More >>
Dark Night of the Soul may sound familiar to you. Danger Mouse and iconic filmmaker David Lynch displayed photographs from the illustrated companion book to the album at the O.H.W.O.W. gallery this past Art Basel.The album was set for release last May, but never made it out to record stores. A le ... More >>
So there we have it. Whatever happened to Flaming Lips guitarist/multi-instrumentalist that caused the band to pull out of their Thursday performance at SunFest, it did not leave Drozd without access to his Twitter account (or use of his fingers?). Come back to South Florida soon, Lips.
Andrew Haagen/CorbisThis still is a really gorgeous cover, no?Following yesterday's announcement that the Flaming Lips will not perform at SunFest today, the band has announced that it will also miss a May 1 stop at the 2010 Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis.We already were aware that Flamin ... More >>
Photo by Xavier MartinNo Iggy Pop at SunFest tonight, sorryIn spite of what some commenters told us earlier today, Iggy Pop will not be making a surprise appearance at SunFest tonight to replace the Flaming Lips.SunFest media rep Melissa Sullivan says regarding the flamboyant Miami resident, who ... More >>
© Andrew Haagen/CorbisSadly, the Flaming Lips SunFest performance has been dousedA heartbreaking development just crossed our desk: New Times cover stars the Flaming Lips will not perform Thursday at SunFest due to the hospitalization of Steven Drozd. As we had reported in this week's cover stor ... More >>
Smitty and the Pink Robots just doesn't have the same ring to itIt's strange enough that the Flaming Lips will not perform tomorrow evening at SunFest due to an unknown medical emergency involving their guitarist. Follow that up with the revelation that a Buzz 103 morning DJ is the last-minute re ... More >>
Weezer's Rivers Cuomo, after knocking out Chris Cornell in four roundsNow Crossfade isn't taking any steps to become Sunfade for the week, but there's going to be a lot of SunFest coverage. The lineup, which includes Weezer, the Flaming Lips, Nas, among many others, is strong to say the least. A ... More >>
The front and back of Fela Kuti's 10-inch EP, which was a Record Store Day exclusiveSaturday was the absolutely perfect day to run around, buy records, drink a moderate amount of Strongbow cider, and consume a cornucopia of live music. Except: impressive Record Store Day events were planned for b ... More >>
Stay tuned for the happy endingPlease note: Crossfade does not condone blindfolding young women, forcing them to wear noserings and bright orange underwear, and tying their limbs to a lawn chair so that a monkey can sit and watch them struggle.That said, the Flaming Lips, a band that will be in W ... More >>
Photo by Sarah LawAbout to become SunFest professionals: These United StatesWhoa, we were sure excited the day SunFest announced their initial slate of performers the 28th installment of the music festival, which takes place April 28 - May 2 in downtown West Palm Beach. Nas, Damian Marley, the F ... More >>
Photo by Shannon CottrellGetting sleepy, J.P.?As promised, Surfer Blood got the Village Voice's SXSW showcase started right on Saturday. VV's Camille Dodero confirms that the guys from West Palm Beach are "the nicest kids ever," and posted some nifty snaps from the other acts, including the Pains ... More >>
Wait, he's not new here?Every week, we gather some interesting stuff from our sister Village Voice Media publications' music sections. Just for kicks. Here's last week's entry.In the Dallas Observer's bumper crop of content: Surfer Blood mourns the loss of Jay Reatard and confirms that even Pitch ... More >>
311 performing at SunFest 2009West Palm Beach hasn't had this much musical excitement since Ozzy Osbourne rolled through town. An impressive crop of national acts are set to play the 28th installment of SunFest, which takes place April 28 - May 2 in downtown West Palm Beach along Florida's Intrac ... More >>
Moving Units is a weekly column on Crossfade tracking the best-selling albums at South Florida independent record stores.Top Five Albums for the Week of November 8 - 15This ain't your kid sister: Kid Sister climbed Radio-Active Records charts with her new hip hop/electro debut, Ultraviolet.Uncle ... More >>
Moving Units is a weekly column on Crossfade tracking the best-selling albums at South Florida independent record stores.Top 5 Albums for the week of November 1 - 7Sweat Records, MiamiMiami's home-grown rockers topped Sweat Records list for the first week of November.1. No Seasons [LP], Jacuzzi B ... More >>
Moving Units is a weekly column on Crossfade tracking the best-selling albums at South Florida independent record stores. Top 5 Albums for the week of October 25 - 31Seattle-based indie artist Brandi Carlile topped Uncle Sam's charts this week with her newest release, "Give Up The Ghost".Uncle ... More >>
Dialed In is a weekly column on Crossfade tracking the top-ten lists on South Florida's campus radio stations. Dialed In for the week of October 25-31 Florida International University- WRGP 88.1 FM & 95.3 FM, "Radiate"Canadian duo The King Khan & BBQ Show tambourine-d their way into ... More >>
Moving Units is a weekly column on Crossfade tracking the best-selling albums at South Florida independent record stores. Click here to view past top-sellers. Top 5 Albums for the week of October 18 - 24Madonna is still the Queen of Pop with her greatest hits album, Celebration.Sweat Records, Mi ... More >>
Moving Units is a weekly column on Crossfade tracking the best-selling albums at South Florida independent record stores. Click here to view past top-sellers. Top 5 Albums for the week of October 11 - 17Monsters of Folk, an indie supergroup comprised of members from My Morning Jacket and Bright Eyes ... More >>
Dialed In is a weekly column on Crossfade tracking the top-ten lists on South Florida's campus radio stations. Click here to view the top tracks from previous weeks. The Texans and New Yorkers from electro-pop group Neon Indian topped Radiate's chart this week. Florida International University- ... More >>
photo by Nick Lucchesi, Riverfront TimesThe Flaming Lips. Who else?This past weekend, Nick Lucchesi, a correspondent from New Times' St. Louis sister paper, the Riverfront Times, headed to the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago. In a nutshell, here's what he found:*David Yow of the Jesus Lizard has still ... More >>
On the radical serenity/serene radicalism of Merriweather Post Pavilion.
Bayfront Park hosts the Aviv Music Festival.
Zaireeka celebrates its 10th birthday.
Tree Colored See ... (Mush)
The Woods (Sub Pop)
The Cosmic Game ESL Music
Together We're Heavy Hollywood
Bamnan and Slivercork (Bella Union)
And the rest of the United States. Scraping Teeth grinds to the top of the bottom.