Every serious music lover dreams of opening a live-music bar. The chance to program and design your own venue, every week, six days out of seven, is the life. Sure, it can be tough, but fellow fans will recognize the quality and appreciate your vision. That's what Steam Miami owner Russ Bruce is ... More >>
Ray LaMontagne and Jenny Lewis With Belle Brigade Fillmore Miami Beach Saturday, July 12, 2014 Better Than: A night with any of these great acts alone. On any other evening, the sweet strains of Belle Brigade's sibling tandem, Barbara and Ethan Gruska, would've been show enough. But over the week ... More >>
To quote Juan Blanco: "Yo trabajo duro." Yep, those are some lyrics from former White Stripes frontman and Third Man Records jefe Jack White's new single, Lazaretto, the title track off his latest solo slab. But why is Señor Blanco dabbling in Spanish? Well, he's coming to Miami for a two-night s ... More >>
Indie garage rockers Deaf Poets may have been born in Miami Beach, but the noise this sonic duo creates is anything but tropical. Featuring bombastic guitar strums and blaring snare-drum smashes, this powerful, bluesy two-piece emits sounds more fitting for a grimy hole in the wall in Memphis. Lo ... More >>
We're #1! We're #1! We're #1! That's right, your Miami Heat are NBA champs! And the whole Heat Nation agrees that our boys worked their asses off and didn't let anything (haters, bandwagon fans, and refs who didn't call fouls) get in the way of a championship ring. And if you can't get enough o ... More >>
See also "Fashion Freakouts at Lollapalooza 2012" -- plus "Day One: M83, Black Sabbath, Die Antwoord, Afghan Wigs, TEED," "Day Two: Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, Twin Shadow, and Others," and "Day Three: Jack White, Sigur Ros, Florence The Machine, and Others." With every year that passes, it feels li ... More >>
See the full 48-photo slideshow of Audio Junkie Independence Day Bash at O Cinema. While Fourth of July celebrations all across our nation have been hijacked by hot dog-eating contests and superpotent fireworks displays that leave American suburbs buried under ash, the meaning of the holiday was no ... More >>
Photo by Gaby IzarraSee the full 44-photo Amnesia Grand Opening With Bob Sinclar slideshow. Bob Sinclar With Philippe B. Amnesia Miami Friday, October 21, 2011 Better Than: A foam party, which the old Amnesia Miami was known for. It was the same charming faces in a new and unexplored domain. W ... More >>
Via dollyparton.comDolly Parton is a freaking hero. Her quick wit, good manners, powerful look, and business savvy make her the Oprah of the Smoky Mountains. Or maybe Oprah is the Dolly of Chicago? Either way, both bitches are fierce, and Dolly's more fun. As the Queen of Country Music, her reig ... More >>
Jack White clowning 'round with ICP's Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope.Sure, we here at Crossfade were fully aware that White Stripes, Raconteurs, and Dead Weather mastermind Jack White (born John Anthony Gillis) was a proud son of the Motor City. But we never expected that he'd come crawling out of ... More >>
Bob Dylan, popular music's ultimate shape-shifter, will release the strangest album of his five-decade career next Tuesday, October 13. Christmas in the Heart, as the title suggests, is a collection of 15 holiday classics. Commenters at RollingStone.com and numerous other sites are -- or at least we ... More >>
And the notoriously reticent man grants a rare interview.
Dolly Parton October 17, 2008 Mizner Park Amphitheatre, Boca Raton Better Than: Any faith healer I’ve ever met. There’s a very simple reason why Dolly Parton’s something of a phenomena, and that has to do with the fact that she’s absolutely phenomenal! Think about it. The great dame’s ... More >>
Check these guys out at The Fillmore.
Rocking the Florida Sky.
Shine a Light is a meditation on aging.
Handsome Furs, Violens Thursday, March 27, 2008 PS14 Better Than: Fighting the WMC crowds for a taste of something electronic. While the majority of Miami pulsed to the sounds of big name DJs at Winter Music Conference, a select group of indie-minded hipsters enjoyed the electronic-infused roc ... More >>
Ten reasons Ween is better than your favorite band.
It's all in the stars.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club would rather rock than fight
Dying newspapers, ATV defenders, and tough-talking college deans
Sweat Records takes indie culture out of the clubs and into your speakers
For dance fans, postconference South Beach can be a depressing place to be -- but don't give up hope yet
The new M3 Summit wants to make an impact at this year's Winter Music Conference. Just don't mention WMC.
Josh Menendez leads the Design District's Revolverlution
Ron Isley revisits the Burt Bacharach catalog with Here I Am
Two local directors film the world through Miami eyes
Skull Ring (Virgin)
Danish duo the Raveonettes are one with the cosmos
Brooooce! -- and the year in pop music
They no longer take flying dives into the mosh pit, but for Chuck Loose, Sam Fogarino, and Rob Coe the music is still the thing
Guided by Voices flies straight and true with Bob Pollard back in the control tower
Retro rock won't f-f-f-fade away