A tragically pea-brained swath of society doesn't believe P. Scott Cunningham and the University of Wynwood's month-long, citywide "O, Miami" poetry festival is worth its weight in heroic couplets.
What? Does simultaneously flying in the guy who fucking invented indie rock and the poet Obama had r ... More >>
Hey Thurston: We love you, too!
Yes, it's true. The Sonic Youth founder, Chelsea Light Moving axeslinger, and all-around Renaissance dude-nerd can't get enough of the Magic City.
After attending every single event hosted throughout the entirety of Dade County during Basel 2012, Moore included a gi ... More >>
It's not like we're broke because we have a "serious drinking habit." Or because we're "lazy and just didn't manage to make it into work on time."
OK, that's a lie. But still, even with only $10 in our pockets, we here at Crossfade wanna party.
Thank god that there are all these dirt ... More >>
As us locals will boast proudly--this town is quickly becoming a hub of diverse creativity and leaders of innovative thinking, the total package of brains and beauty. Trouble is, our smarts sometimes go unnoticed because let's admit it, we do look good.To help demonstrate the city's wit, TEDxMIA (wh ... More >>
As executive director of the Rhythm Foundation, Laura Quinlan is more than a little familiar with world music stereotypes.
"Guys sitting around the fire playing their digeridoos," she offers, playfully. "Full-moon drumming."
In fact, parodies of international folk's hippie and/or New Age contingen ... More >>
What do a pre-butterfly caterpillar, a day at the hair salon, and adolescence tell us? You have to go through an awkward (or even ugly) stage before you emerge a beauty.The same happens with restaurants. Before opening to the public, they go through many months of sawdust-covered floors, sawhorses c ... More >>
Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Don't forget to check out the full Best of Miami® 2012 online at bestof.voiceplaces.com.The 16th Annual Brazilian Film Festival, presented by In ... More >>
See also "Cooper Avenue Arriving at New World Garage Space This Summer."
Bardot loves its clientele, almost as much as it loves great food and music.
The Midtown venue, owner Amir Ben-Zion, and crew are all about the finer things in life. So last Thursday, they showed their appreciation by bringi ... More >>
See also "Best Fourth of July 2012 Parties on South Beach."
If you think that radio's only shortcomings are (1) the musicians aren't playing live for you and (2) the lack of heat mirages rising off a vast field of tanned European buttocks -- well, things are about to change for you, friend.
On Jun ... More >>
When Crossfade checked in with The Duke Spirit on Thursday, the London rock band was lost and on the run somewhere outside Daytona Beach.
They finally arrived under cover of darkening skies, as the neon tubes buzzed on for the evening in Miami Beach. Crossfade tagged along to see what 29 hours in ... More >>
On StubHub, Ultra tickets are going for $800 and Masquerade Motel passes cost $400.
Beat freaks have seemingly lost their minds, clearly forgetting that the national average for a gallon of regular gas is nearly $4. Who in their right mind would drop half-a-stack on house music?
Not Crossfade ... More >>
By now, you probably know that you can bring wine and get boozy in the grass while watching a free movie with the New World Center wallcasts. And you're also likely aware that -- although it used to be easier -- a determined drunk can definitely get sloshed for free on the Second Saturday Art Wal ... More >>
It's been a tough week for everyone.
Davy Jones died after God selfishly robbed the would-be jockey who "left millions of teenage pillows soaking hot and wet with culture-lust" from us, death-sentencing him with coronary failure and signing him to an eternally binding record contract on his hea ... More >>
If you're anything like us, you 're preparing to confront Feb. 14 with indignation and marking it "Anna Howard Shaw Day" on your calendar. Maybe you lack any significant romantic relationship in your life, in which case you don't need a national holiday to remind you that you'll probably die alon ... More >>
Every Friday, Crossfade scrambles to find you cheapskates the ten best music-related things to do over the weekend under $10.
But because we're feeling extra generous this week (plus we're suckers for numerology), Crossfade is commemorating the once-in-100-years 11/11/11 occurrence by adding an ... More >>
Iceberg Billion swags the f*** out at SoBe Live.Y'all hear about the plan to move Halloween from October 31 to the last Saturday of the month? According to Connecticut State Representative Tim Larson, "Everyone looks forward to Halloween a little more when it falls on the weekend."
Unfortunately ... More >>
Photo by C. Erin Patrice O'BrienThe Minsky Sisters.We love you, weekend. From nine to five, we daydream about you every single weekday. Every minute we spend held up in our cubicle under god-awful fluorescent lighting and staring blankly at our computer screen, we're thinking of you.
From h ... More >>
Tchaikovsky rocks!Classical music is totally blowing up.
The kids are going berserk for ballets, symphonies, and chamber music. They're shoplifting collectible vinyl copies of Swan Lake. And they're blowing their allowances on "Nutcrack Me!" t-shirts.
OK, so maybe we're getting kinda carried a ... More >>
via pomegranatearts.comPhilip Glass is a heavyweight of contemporary minimalism. Alongside auteurs like Steve Reich and John Cage, Glass is, simply put, one of the biggest, boldest names in 20th century music.
Much like the aforementioned peers-in-experimentation, his ouvre delicately (and del ... More >>
Michael E. MillerArchitect Frank Gehry, left, and New World Symphony director Michael Tilson Thomas on the floor of the new concert hall.After several years of construction and more than a few public spats over the project, the New World Center is now officially open for business in Miami Beach. ... More >>