Among the great American capitals of black culture, the Magic City has always been a beacon of music, art, and hope. But you wouldn't necessarily know it by consulting most of the supposed scholars on the subject. They'll talk for hours about Chicago blues, New Orleans jazz, the Harlem Renaissance ... More >>
House rose from the cracks of Chicago's warehouse disco scene to be a global force in music. But just because billions of ears dig this stuff and it changed pop history ... Sometimes, it still sucks. As proof, we here at Crossfade dug up some examples of how stupid it's all gonna look in retrospec ... More >>
It's a sad state of affairs when Rihanna and Chris Brown are sucking face and playing grab ass inside New York City's Griffin nightclub. TMZ reports that Breezy and RiRi spent the better part of Monday night and early Tuesday morning "all over each other." The former couple was allegedly spotted ... More >>
Now in its 24th year, the Palace was the first and only gay "dining theatre" on Ocean Drive. Famous for weekend drag shows, Sunday "Brun-chic" ($31.95), and a side bar packed with handsome, buffed-up guys, it's also a place where you can catch some of the best "mimicking-lip-syncing" entertainers an ... More >>
Back in the days of the Sir John Knight Beat, the Harlem Square, Rockland Palace, Birdland Fiesta, Mary Elizabeth Hotel, Cafe Society, Red Tap, and many more, the streets of Overtown were filled with music spilling out of the many clubs, bars, and restaurants that lined its streets. For now, those ... More >>
Buika is a sultry, sexy, raw, and impassioned vocalist who grew up on the Spanish island of Majorca with political refugee parents from Equatorial Guinea. As the biggest island in the Balearic Archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea, Majorca is something like the South Beach of Spain, a major tourist ... More >>
Photo by Jacob KatelBig Poppa E sings the brunchtime blues.US Highway 1 is one of the original roadways carved into the great land of Miami, and her curves stretch from Key Largo all the way to Maine. So when Big Poppa E plays two sets every Sunday at Metro Organic Bistro on Biscayne Boulev ... More >>
Last.fmRolling Stone created a Queen of Pop Index, ranking the top 16 female pop recording artists of the last two years by examining, according to them, "album and digital song sales, Hot 100 rankings, radio airplay, YouTube views, social media, concert grosses, industry awards, and ... More >>
Karl GiantAt four feet, two inches tall, Terra Jole is definitely one of the tinier pop stars in the game. Though she makes her living impersonating big names like Gaga, Britney, and now Katy Perry, she's a true talent, performing all of these pop goddesses' songs live onstage. When Jole's not ... More >>
Rock stars and jail-time go together like bars and stripes, weed and whiskey, hookers and cocaine. No wonder so many of our musical heroes end up in trouble with the law.Like Miami's own Against All Authority say, "Fuck the law/Fuck the law/Fuck the law/You're fuckin nothin' but a pig."So in hono ... More >>
Photo by Tom Craig/Seminole Hard Rock Aretha FranklinHard Rock Live, HollywoodTuesday, March 16, 2010What doesn't become a legend the most? Well, for starters, a certain behavior pattern that leads the public to wonder if an artist has dived face-first off a 12-story balcony without considering a ... More >>
The Rolling StonesGet Yer Ya-Ya's Out! 40th Anniversary Edition (ABKCO)In rock and roll, 1969 was perhaps the most historic year of the 20th Century. Of course both The Isle of Wight and Woodstock went down that year. Black Sabbath and The Doobie Brothers were formed. And, yes, the Beatles broke ... More >>
Concha Buika is not your traditional flamenco singer. Originally born in Equatorial Guinea, she grew up near a gypsy community on the island of Mallorca in Spain --a perfect place for such an artist to lay her foundation. But hers is a non-traditional take on Spain's most traditional sound. Influenc ... More >>
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Americans who still think of Latin music as mariachi bands and gyrating Ricky Martins and Shakiras might want to lend a closer ear to the genre. This country's Hispanic population isn't just growing, it's growing more diverse. More and more unique musical styles are being gobbled up, and that should ... More >>
She's landed four Grammy nominations, seven number-one singles, and two platinum-selling albums, all in only three years. Thus, it's safe to say Keyshia Cole deserves a place in that illustrious echelon of female artists known as Divas, though she may not realize it yet. But not the "get me my Evian ... More >>
Watch the legend work her magic at the AAA.
The one and only Makeup Show rolls into town.
Daft Punk backstage at the Grammys, in LED suits I'll admit to not really paying much attention to the Grammys live broadcast this year. Kanye, Winehouse, blah blah blah blah, predictable for an awards show based more on (ever-weakening) album sales than anything else. That's why it was pretty cool ... More >>
Our fantasy draft for the Super Bowl halftime show.
Buikas Afro-flamenco sound bridges worlds
After a major American tour backing Panic! At the Disco in 2006, Bloc Party has returned to our shores. This time, they’re headlining large venues in support of their sophomore album, A Weekend in the City, released this past February. Sunday night was the band’s South Florida stop, at the Pomp ... More >>
"Unbreakable" ( J Records)
Clubbed searches for a level playing field & direct approach in Miami's dating scene
Tobacco Road keeps on turnin', Café Nostalgia keeps on burnin'
Viaje Infinito "Maverick Musica"
Deep Dish's investment in dance pays off big
Sing it loud, sing it proud, girls; it happens to the best of us
The rich brown joe flow has been the grounds for plenty of perky pop
Some people say South Beach is a drag, and they aren't talking about rowdy teenagers and parking nightmares. They're referring to the likes of Kitty Meow, the king of the queens.
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