The Metric concert last night had to be the most punctual rock show to ever take place at the Fillmore Miami Beach. Maybe it was the five cameras preparing to stream the show live on MySpace; it was the Florida entry for Bud Light's 50/50/1 music festival -- 50 bands, playing 50 states on one night, ... More >>
Sure, craft beers and independent breweries may offer a better selection. Some would even argue a better product. But when was the last time that a small beverage business managed to tap the likes of Kendrick Lamar and The Hold Steady for a "never-before-seen live music event" or gave away over 50 ... More >>
Some bands try to snag some buzz with a catchy name. Others become legends with their music alone. But when your band's name is Kinky and you have been nominated for several Latin Grammys, you've definitely made it. We here at Crossfade caught up with guitarist Carlos Chairez just in time for the b ... More >>
Halloween is when babies in reflector vests go, "Twick or tweat," and smiling neighbors ask, "And what are you supposed to be, little girl?" The night before Halloween, however, is when the freaks come out. It's when the paint-huffers with missing fingers limp down the street in search of discarded ... More >>
Hellish hiss and skull-splitting feedback explodes into a swirlingly atonal shit-cloud of expertly terrible guitar noise, erratic yet superprecise drum strikes, droning bass, garbled shrieks, and totally indecipherable lyrical chatter. That's the sound of Scraping Teeth. And it's the fucking wors ... More >>
Photo by Shareen SarwarJorge Rubiera of Animal Tropical, Can't Stop, and Rottweiler Records.One of Miami's most collaborative musicians, Jorge Rubiera, has decided to create his own personal labor of love. For years, he's been performing alongside longtime pals in Pygmy, the Down Home Southernair ... More >>
The collabo project can be tricky, especially when the key cogs of the two separate sides seem to come from different places. Sometimes it works, and other times it doesn't. In the case of Kingsley and Perdomo, the thing is a total success. The end result of this pairing between Vic Kingsley, g ... More >>
Chris Martin strokes the ivories for Apple (the company, not his daughter)It's been a while since we've heard any new music news from the Coldplay camp. There have been talks of a new album to be released sometime in 2010, but as frontman Chris Martin said at yesterday's Apple Music Conference in ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenWeezer's Rivers Cuomo amps up himself and the SunFest crowd Wednesday nightSunFest New Music Night With Weezer, We Are Scientists, Constellations, Crash Kings Gringo Star, Locksley, and These United States West Palm Beach Waterfront Check out Ian Witlen's slideshow of photos f ... More >>
Photo by Tim ElfrinkThere's a reason David Lynch long ago joined the small pantheon of adjective-ized American artists alongside Hitchcock, Kubrick and Bon Jovi. (What? You've never heard a Bon Jovian song?)The director's tightrope walk between macabre and mundane was plastered all over the walls ... More >>
Courtesy of David Lynch/O.H.W.O.W.Most people know quixotic movie director David Lynch for his Academy Award-nominated films like Blue Velvet and The Elephant Man. But Lynch is also an accomplished visual artist who brings the same surreal, dream-like imagery and deadpan irony that are a staple o ... More >>
On its seventh studio album, New Jersey titan Thursday reinvents the post-hardcore wheel.
Broken Social Scene with Land of TalkSaturday, November 22, 2008Club Cinema, Pompano BeachCanadian experimental/indie-rock supergroup Broken Social Scene descended on South Florida last night like a swarm of indie bees, and buzzed up a two-hour storm for jubilant fans at a packed Club Cinema in Pomp ... More >>
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