Not only is the world mourning the death of Soul Train's Don Cornelius. But Crossfade is sad to report the passing of another iconic figure in music -- Mike Kelley, prolific visual artist and founding member of avant-punk agitators Destroy All Monsters.
Wrought from the same Nixon-era malaise th ... More >>
Crossfade's rider demands a fountain of pink Kool Aid.After the money, sex, and drugs, the best part of being a rock star is the ability to ask for absolutely anything -- even shit you don't really want -- and then throw a nuclear-strength temper tantrum when you don't get it.
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There are some people who will be active and visible on the Miami punk scene until they are old and grey. One example: Punk crew the Can't Stand Ya's is made up of Churchill's lifers.
Frontman Joe Obnoxious was co-leader for ex-Lookout Records artists the Basicks. Drummer Todd Slimak has been ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Barney'sIt seems like anyone with any sort of vocal ability is launching some sort of clothing line lately (hello, Madonna). But Iggy Pop's new designer/clothing collaboration, of course, hits closer to home.He's teamed up with Barney's and Archive 1887 tees for a line of Iggy-f ... More >>
All Tomorrow's Parties -- or rather, the American spinoff of the original English festival -- may get a little less hype than the other blockbuster summer festivals in this country, but it's one of the best going. That's because rather than just splatter the latest hype bands across a bunch of st ... More >>
Melanie DuneaIf you know Anthony Bourdain from No Reservations and nothing else, perhaps you're under the impression he's just some cuddly middle-aged curmudgeon. Newsflash: You're wrong. Sure, he can be a friendly, engaging, and gracious dude. But for a full, uncensored view of Bourdain's too-ho ... More >>
Photograph taken by Danny ClinchCage the Elephant's self-titled debut album has held steady on the Billboard 200 chart for 52 consecutive weeks already, and their first single "Ain't No Rest for the Wicked" has a catchy chorus that talks about societal flaws while still showing off their youthful ... More >>
The musical legend born James Osterberg is Miami's most famous rock and roll resident. And though he guards where, exactly, it is that he resides, lately it seems it's been easier than ever to see him out on the town. And boy, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau should consider hiring ... More >>
This week we deserve extra credit or at least a gold star. Instead of five free events for the week, we've supplied eight. Monday: Avoid the rain. Stay indoors by making an appointment to see Believe the Hype.Tuesday: Stop waiting around for the Rapture to occur. Go seek it out for yourself at the A ... More >>
photo by Xavier MartinA shirt-less photo, of course, from a shoot for Iggy's most recent album, last year's 'Preliminaires.'Over the last year or so, Iggy Pop sort of became the patron saint of Miami, showing up everywhere from limited-edition Sweat Records T-shirts to random openings during Art ... More >>
Peter BetancourtLooking for something to do outside of the Basel grind? Did you lose interest now that the Stooges and the Dolls aren't opening things up? Like metal, hardcore, punk, grind, thrash? Could you possibly give less of a fuck about a DJ set by a washed up group that you bar ... More >>
WikicommonsHunter S. Thompson at the 1988 FairArtists have Basel. Filmmakers have MIFF. Geniuses have the Book Fair.My inner nerd (well, maybe it's outer, too...) did the running man this morning when it saw PR-extraordinaire Lisa Palley's email announcing the Author List for the 2009 Miami Book ... More >>
Notes from the Soundboard is a new column appearing weekly on
Crossfade, focused on pop music's history and ongoing evolution. Lee
Zimmerman shares insights and observations on how music continues to
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Yesterday I posted an introduction to Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, and a link to a free Amazon download of the band's excellent song "Sugarfoot." Forgive me for waxing ecstatic, but this is one of my favorite new acts to come along in a while. In the music there's no irony, no hand-wringing o ... More >>