"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 >>
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 >>
We are less than a week away from the inaugural Crossfade-sponsored The Local at The Stage concert series, and New Times HQ is buzzing with preparation.
To prepare, we figured it would be a good idea to give you, faithful Crossfade readers and The Local attendees, a preview of the evening's ... More >>
Beings and Plains
Friday, October 29, 2010
Better than: Waiting until the Beings 7'' is out of print and you've gotta pay Ebay prices.
Beings is a band that transcends a niche audience, garnering regular praise from disparate South Florida demographics. The punks love Beings, the ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenCold War KidsClick here to view all the photos from the event.Heineken Inspire Night OneWith the Hold Steady and Cold War KidsThe Moore Building, MiamiFriday, May 21, 2010Better Than: Paying for stuff.The Review:The Friday night kick-off to Heineken's weekend-long Inspire event ... More >>
Straws are fun. So are the ladies of Black Blondie.What's the plan this weekend? Huddle up. Club kids, make a beeline for Space's 10-year Anniversary party. Hipsters, stampede the Cold War Kids/Hold Steady concert then barter your labels at Swap Miami. Older Cubans, flip through old yearbooks and ... More >>
via myspace.com/greenvelvetGet it together early to catch Green Velvet for free at Grand Central.Friday, May 21-The biggest free events are part of the Heineken Inspire series, the afternoon and night of Friday and Saturday, at the Moore Building in the Design District. Each day is divided into a ... More >>
via myspace.com/titoelbambinoAct fast and you could still score free tickets to see Tito.The good news: There are still some tickets left for some of the free Heineken Inspire events taking place Friday and Saturday at the Moore Building in the Design District.The bad news: That doesn't include t ... More >>
Photo by Judson BakerThe Hold Steady's Craig Finn is on the rightThe Hold Steady's Craig Finn got on the phone with us for a few minutes last week prior to the band's headlining slot on Friday at the Heineken Inspire Miami event at the Moore Building, and it wasn't long before we were peeking at ... More >>
Mark SeligerThe Hold Steady tries to get you to drink Heineken on Friday.This week, the music gods have looked down upon thee and deemed you all worthy of a smattering of free live shows. Oh, and the usual gratis art and book events are in here too. Monday: While some artists are putting their he ... More >>
Can't wait to hear what lead singer Craig Finn had to say to our Broward-Palm Beach music editor, Reed Fischer, when he interviewed him for next week's paper? Shaking in your shoes at the thought of waiting another week to see The Hold Steady perform live next Friday at The Moore Building with the C ... More >>
Flying Lotus: Possibly as bangin' as Sleigh Bells' new album, and actually available in brick and mortar storesIn 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 ... More >>
Mark SeligerThe Hold SteadyOver here at the New Times, we don't like to keep show secrets to ourselves for too long. So as we were glancing through this week's issue (May 6-12 in the Miami edition), we were a bit baffled when we came across page 51, something new to most of us, that mentions the ... More >>
No confirmation if Caribou's album title is a nod to Surfer BloodIn 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.Hole is officially back. And, er, so is C ... 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 >>
Photo by Ian WitlenClick here to view photos from this show.The Get Up KidsWith Mansions and Kevin DevineThursday, November 12, 2009Revolution, Fort LauderdaleBetter Than: Actually regressing back to 1999.The Review:For better or for worse, the Get Up Kids' reunion comes with no new album, just a to ... More >>
via myspace.com/bandnumber12Pompano Beach-based threesome Band Number 12 is largely an under-the-radar local act for now. But the band boasts a serious appeal that lies in its overall mood, a sort of wistful, drink-dampened nostalgia for relationships that were probably actually never that good i ... More >>
John HoodThe Ting Tings at Day 1 of Ultra Music Festival.Ultra Music Festival: Santigold, The Ting TingsFriday, March 27, 2009Bicentennial Park, MiamiBetter Than: The best pop you've never heard.Hard to say the best way to tell when I'm most thrilled by a band. Is it when I'm so giddy with excitemen ... More >>