Miley! The Makeover Stunt.So much of today's music industry is image. But what happens when a pop star totally hates the way that she's been played out by her PR people? She takes matters into your own hands. She makes the kind of fashion-forward, control-taking maneuver that horrifies her record l ... More >>
The last time Jacobs Ladder's Sammy Gonzalez chatted with Crossfade, he was preaching the gospel of classical guitar. But these days, Gonzalez is grooving on his band's ever-evolving "Miami Reggae Rock." He and bandmates Oren Maisner and Brian Hernandez "are really into the sound and are gearin ... More >>
Dance music's gonna blow up! That's the kind of ecstatic chatter that's been endlessly parroted by pop commentators in 2011. However, this perception that electronic tuneage has been waiting idly on the sidelines just isn't true. Dance music crossed over a long time ago. In case you hadn't not ... More >>
Fat Mike playing pool at his Vegas Punk House.Crossfade has experienced our share of punk houses. We've got stories about crossword puzzle face tattoos, a dumpster literally converted into a fridge, and losing an arm-wrestling match to a dog wearing an eyepatch and a Discharge butt-flap. One ti ... More >>
WTF is Hare Krishna hardcore? Ask Shelter.When punk started brewing in the late '60s and exploded in the '70s, no one could have predicted the exponential permutations the genre would unleash. But as it turns out, the next 40 years were a total landslide of sub-subgenres and multigenerational s ... More >>
photo by Ryan RussellScore cheapo tickets to see Paramore headline the Honda Civic Tour in Miami. Here's some more Live Nation ticketing news. As we told you at the beginning of the month, the concert promotion juggernaut has, in June, been offering no-service-fee tickets for all of its amphithe ... More >>
It gives us hope when bands from the all-ages circuit try for something other than faux death metal and helium-powered pop-rock. That's why we're stoked on Totally Nebular, a local three-piece that met three years ago in high school but bonded over a love of electronic-tinged psychedelia rather than ... More >>
via myspace.com/deardadyourstrulyYes, we did a double-take, too, when we saw that venue name. It's the Falls, as in, the sleepy Kendall mall. No, it doesn't exactly scream rock and roll, but there are a lot of the all-ages set dwelling around there, so why not? Rocking the Simon-franchise shopper ... More >>
courtesy of Sneak Attack MediaPoor Chris Carrabba. In the early-00s, when his project Dashboard Confessional first appeared, he was hailed as the bard of the overly-self-analyzing generatio, an acoustic troubadour reviewed in the pages of too-hip mags like Nylon. But that was before "emo" -- whic ... More >>
Photo by Matt GraysonNew Found Glory's 2000 self-titled second album was what really catapulted the Coral Springs quartet into bona fide national stardom. Released before "emo" had become a dirty word, the mood of the album's boisterous but sensitive pop-punk was perfectly encapsulated on its cov ... More >>
via Flickr user WentbackwardIt wasn't too long ago that Mariah Carey was America's favorite train-wreck. Nine years ago, Mariah was riding high as one of the best selling and most adored singers of a generation. Her albums consistently sold tens of millions of records, she was on MTV every few mi ... More >>
The Ska Is Dead TourWith Deal's Gone Bad, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Mustard Plug, and the ToastersCulture Room, Fort LauderdaleThursday, November 19, 2009Better Than: Remembering the misled late-'90s mainstream notion of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones supposedly epitomizing ska.The Review:In 2009, ska sur ... More >>
myspace.com/theshakersmusicIf you're nostalgic for the punk of the '90s, when it still had some muscle (despite the osteoporosis that was setting in), catch Margate punk band The Shakers, a group that formed in 1994 and whose blend of punk and hardcore would have been an appropria ... More >>
At first glance, a band called Hit The Lights would probably be considered a Metallica cover band. After all, it's the name of one of the best songs on Kill 'Em All. But in an interview for the Warped Tour, HTL let it fly that their name came from the greatest skateboarding movie of all time: Gle ... More >>
Miami's Ex-Norwegian channels power-pop of the past.Starting Sunday, the local-music haven Propaganda will officially celebrate its grand opening with the best recent lineup of South Florida acts I've seen since the opening of the IWAN concept facility theBUBBLE. Sure that wasn't too long ago, bu ... More >>
How time flies. I first caught Bad Religion as a very young teenager at the 1998 edition of the Warped Tour, and they were a classic act then. The genres represented on this tour have widened a whooooole lot since then, and the face of punk and its offshoots has changed considerably as well. But Bad ... More >>
Past all the novelty hits, the SoCal quartet returns with its original fierce punk bite.
Bands, you probably already know about and use Sonicbids. So you'll know that the site is also a gateway for local bands to score slots at big-deal events and festivals. Recently, local act the Mission Veo submitted a demo through Sonicbids and scored a gig at the local stop of the Warped Tour. So, ... More >>
It seems as if the last time they did this it went well so on Wednesday, Live Nation is again dropping all the service fees for shows at Live Nation-sponsored venues. That means, any shows at The Cruzan, Mizner, Pompano Beach, or Bayfront Park Amphitheaters will be a few dollars cheaper. This of ... More >>
photo by Karla Garcia, via grammy.comThe annual Florida Music Festival kicks off its eighth year tonight, and while it's up in Orlando, more and more South Florida bands are turning towards the multi-day music crawl as a sort of SXSW lite. Billed as featuring 250 performances across 15 stages and th ... More >>
Saves the DaySaves the Day and Alkaline TrioWith Nightmare of YouSunday, May 10, 2009Revolution, Ft. LauderdaleBetter Than: Any of the crap under the misapplied "emo" rubric these daysThe Review:Any number of swoop-haired bands of the current Warped Tour generation may, perhaps, boast more Internet ... More >>
The Pinker Tones' sound is not exactly easy to describe, though for all intents and purposes, simply electronica will have to do. But in truth, there is much, much more to it. From their home base of Pinkerland the Barcelona-based duo tinker with audio vibrations the way a mad scientist in a c ... More >>
Da Cheef in action.Stay Hitt is one of those Miami bands that is destined to go down as one of the best, catchiest punk 'n' roll outfits that Dade County has ever produced. Unfortunately, they are also apparently destined to never actually produce a record or ever leave the state of Florida, or real ... More >>
On its seventh studio album, New Jersey titan Thursday reinvents the post-hardcore wheel.
The last time the Miami-born quartet Black Tide made it back to South Florida was last September, when the foursome played a date at Revolution on their tour with Welsh metallers Bullet for My Valentine. It was an extremely short homecoming to be sure. And the band's nonstop touring schedule has kep ... More >>
Miami Tattoo Expo features sounds besides buzzing needles.
A couple of weeks ago, an expert on the Harry Potter series told an audience of high school kids how lucky they were to have this Big Shared Experience--these seven books and 41,000 words in common. What does Harry Potter have to do with hip-hop in 2008? In an age when many year-end lists should be ... More >>
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