As soon as we scored our credentials (and complimentary swag bags!) from the Bruise Cruise nerve center in the Xanadu Lounge, all members of the Crossfade team raced through the bowels of the Carnival Imagination for the comfort of our windowless interior cabins.
Why? Well, we were superhyped ... More >>
See the full 68-photo Bruise Cruise 2012 slideshow.
We here at Crossfade are total fucking pros.
So while we openly admit to being dangerously dependent upon both (1) the internet and (2) alcohol, it is exceedingly rare that either addiction discernibly screws with our ability to produce high- ... More >>
So ... Wanna get fellated with Blowfly and the Bruise Cruise?After being brutally rocked 'n' rolled for seven hard, sweaty, superintense hours at last year's Bruise Cruise kickoff party, everyone was totally exhausted. Eyes were bleary. Hair was messed. Mascara was smeared.
It was basically an a ... More >>
Welcome to the second annual Bruise Cruise Festival, "a three-day tropical rock extravaganza" set to sail outta the Port of Miami and straight for Nassau, Bahamas, like some kinda dream ship for cool kids in search of a Spring Break that doesn't suck.
The passenger list: You an ... More >>
Go to sea with Thee Oh Sees.Even before buying tix for Bruise Cruise 2012's two-day kickoff bash at The Stage Miami, booking a tricked-out cabin adjacent to the 24-hour self-serve ice cream bar, or stuffing an inflatable tote bag with emergency hipster-at-sea supplies, each and every Bruiser's g ... More >>
Named after America's favorite fruit-flavored gelatin dessert and a short-lived secessionist African state afflicted by war and starvation, Jello Biafra (born Eric Reed Boucher, aliases Occupant, Count Ringworm, Osama McDonald, J Lo) is a punk icon, radical activist, and general shit-starter who ... More >>
In 73 days, the Caribbean's largest gathering of jorts, horn-rimmed glasses, mustaches, and tank tops will convene aboard the Carnival Imagination for a three-night "tropical rock 'n' roll vacation" known as the Bruise Cruise.
With shipboard entertainment provided by some of the biggest names i ... More >>
via myspace.com/ohseesBruise Cruise vets Thee Oh Sees.Good news for anyone who missed the chance to rock out ironically while simultaneously creeping out sunbathing Midwesterners this past February ... As our sister blog County Grind reported earier today, Bruise Cruise Festival organizers have a ... More >>
Wanda Jackson got the crowd twisting and shaking. All week, everyone was talking, "Michael Cera's here, Michael Cera's there. Where's Michael Cera?" On the morning of the final day of South by Southwest, we headed to a little Mexican restaurant called Mi Madre's. After ordering breakfast tacos, t ... More >>
Austin continues to be a land of great things, even during the madness of South by Southwest with a bazillion bands blasting their music at the same time.
Austin's so great that the madness isn't even madness. For instance, a massive line of hundreds of people waiting for a wristband from Th ... More >>
Photo by Reed FischerThe view from the back of the room.The Bruise Cruise set sail last weekend sans Crossfade, and while we were totally bummed El Jefe didn't swing us the $500 cabin fee, we were stoked to be part of the Grand Central kickoff party last Thursday. And honestly, after eight-hours ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenTy Segall.See the full Bruise Cruise Kickoff Party slideshow.
Bruise Cruise Kickoff Party
With Black Lips, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Vivian Girls, Thee Oh Sees, Strange Boys, Surfer Blood, Ty Segall, Turbo Fruits, and Jacuzzi Boys
Thursday, February 24, 2011
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The Black Lips head up the gangbang at Grand Central.There are a number of perfectly legitimate reasons you need to memorize the detailed band breakdown for tonight's Bruise Cruise Kickoff Party.
And we can think of three straight away: (1) Maybe you love Jacuzzi Boys, but you hate Black Lips ( ... More >>
Photo by QuintronQuintron mans the gear.It's tough to pick out the single most thrilling aspect of the whole Quintron & Miss Pussycat project.
Is it the fact that this married duo puts on original puppet shows? That Quintron is the kind of musician who concocts his own musical contraptions ... More >>
The Bruise Cruise Kick-off Party is tonight at Grand Central, and while we're totally stoked about the nine-act line-up including Thee Oh Sees, Black Lips, and Surfer Blood, we're a little bummed Vivian Girls' Katy Goodman didn't talk to us. We were so close.
We met Goodman last November during ... More >>
Photo by Jose FloresStrange Boys, bred in Austin, Texas.When the Strange Boys played Churchill's last September, our review was, well, a bit harsh. "The band appeared to be catching a cold," we wrote, "seemingly disinterested in their songs, and even less interested in the crowd." But in the ... More >>
via Facebook.comTy Segall is one young, talented guy who gets a good amount of buzz that is, thankfully, not Justin Bieber. For all of the awesome noise he creates, he's a humble dude who more than deserves all of the attention he's received. His last LP Melted, released on Goner Records, en ... More >>
Torben Bjorn Hansen, Flickr The Bruise Cruise sets sail from the Port of Miami on Friday. And while there's plenty of dope coming through Dodge Island, y'all better think twice about sneaking some out; narcs like to prey on unsuspecting travelers, especially theme cruise passengers.
In January, ... More >>
Photo by Loren WohlBruise Cruise is sold out. You will never play footsie with Vivian Girls.In a little over a week, the most ironic theme cruise in kitsch travel history will hit the high seas. That's right, the first ever Bruise Cruise will set sail aboard Carnival's Imagination "Fun Ship" with ... More >>
The Black LipsAs if the promise of a big hipster party out at sea isn't reason enough to pack up your favorite American Apparel swimsuit and head to sunny Miami in February ... Now the Bruise Cruise (the world's first-ever hipster cruise?) is throwing a pre-party at Gran ... 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 >>
Bradford's rainbow wristsLast week and this week, we had the pleasure of following the adventures of our very own Meatist, Bradford Schmidt, during his first visit to South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. In addition to providing us with coverage, he tweeted and blogged his face off. Get all of ou ... More >>