On Saturday, Mother Nature was no friend to the inaugural Friends of Nature Music & Arts Festival as an almost Biblical downpour forced the cancelation of all acts -- including headliner Matisyahu -- scheduled to go on stage after 7 p.m., by order of the fire department. On Sunday, though, despit ... More >>
Last time we saw The Casualties in Miami, the circle pit opened up wider than Bicentennial Park. It spread from Biscayne Bay to the Metro Rail and swallowed up everything from manatees to high-school girls, giant tattooed heshers, spike and leather punks, hardcore kids, metal mamas, stoner crus ... More >>
Judge Judy bitches at an unseen punk. Guess who?Punks are the ideal guests for the raunchy world of daytime talk television. They dress outlandishly. They say crazy shit. And they're totally unapologetic. Furthermore, mosh pits lend themselves very well to quick-cuts when you're trying to make a ... More >>
The Crumbs I Fell in Love With An Alien Girl 7" (Recess Records) recessrecords.com Admittedly, I had some grandiose ideas for this Blast From the Past. But now that I am thick in the drink and have spent the better part of the last hour grinding my needle into the beautiful marble-grey grooves o ... 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.Beings Beings (Amnesian Records) Miami's reigning power trio, Beings, doesn't waste a single second on its eponymous mini-album. While the official stats ... More >>
Photos by Cathy IzaguirreCan't Stop ... It's a new band.Holidazed 2010 Presented by 10K Islands and Discosoma Records With ANR, Can't Stop, Sumsun, Plains, and Deaf PoetsChurchill's PubThursday, December 16, 2010Better than: A lame corporate office Holiday party.When we heard 10K Islands and Disc ... More >>
The Reactions The Reactions Love You (Reaction Records) While we're all still reeling from Johnny Salton's passing, I have to admit that it has been a real pleasure to revisit the music that the man left behind. Without a doubt, the Psycho Daisies are one of Florida's most criminally underr ... More >>
Photo by Michael MarkosJohnny Ramone wilds out in '77.Today we celebrate the birthday of two Ramones: Johnny and CJ Ramone. Yes, CJ (who turns 45 today) is viewed as a ringer or a hired gun. He isn't anyone's favorite Ramone, but he did a fine job filling Dee Dee's Chucks and leather jacket John ... More >>
The McRackins Oddities & Eggcentricities Vol. 1 (Stiff Pole Records) www.stiffpolerecords.com In honor of Richard "Big Stiff" Konwinski, who passed away this July in Tampa, I'll be bouncing between the County Grind and Crossfade blogs doing my "Blast From the Past" thing on the record label ... More >>
Paleface is an archetypal musician's musician, the kind of fiercely talented guy whose friends all go on to surpass him in fame, but never stop singing his praises. Known as one of the originators of so-called "anti-folk," he got his musical start more than 20 years ago thanks to a friendship with t ... More >>
Photo by Lee KleinPalm Beach Spanish Mackerel at FinSupport Miami's Schoolchildren The Design District will be celebrating Family Day tomorrow, December 12, and proud daddy Jonathan Eismann will be taking part by: Exhibiting beautiful artwork by the talented students of South Pointe Elementary sc ... More >>
Teenage BottlerocketI'm not going to make the usual references to Teenage Bottlerocket being from the small town of Laramie, Wyoming and then go on to say that they remind people of the Ramones even though they are from this really small town in a western state and the Ramones are from NYC and isn't ... More >>
Theyre more than one-hit wonders.
Reigning Sound The party continues at the Kill Your Idols space on Friday, December 5, first with Hex Dispensers, an Austin quartet who overdosed on the Ramones, but not so much the Beach Boys (it's a good thing ). Brutal Knights hail from the much colder climes of Toronto, and title their fun ditt ... More >>
Have Another Ball! (Fat Wreck Chords)
We check out more Miami music.
Meet the Turtles Flo and Eddie at the Pompano Beach Hippiefest.
It's more Manilow than morbid.
Boy Prostitute (Ramhaus Records)
Classic punk ballads for hardened hearts.
You wanted the best — you got the best: Guitar Hero III
Horrors EP (Stolen Transmission)
A dog would think a dude wearing a necklace made of bones was advertising his prowess as a kindred hunter ...
Miami rockers are forming a new, virtual neighborhood on MySpace
New guys in old roles -- that's so retro