Rock 'n' roll is dirty business. It's made of spit and blood and piss and drugs, smeared lipstick and dirty laundry and stale beer. When you're a rock 'n' roller, your hair gets sticky, you smell bad, and you can't remember what day it is.
Some would say it's no place for girls, but some would be s ... More >>
Daft Punk Fake-Out
Friday and Saturday, all anyone could talk about was if Daft Punk was going to show up during
Phoenix's set. Why? Because we were fucking teased.
On the main stage before the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, a long commercial for their new album played, and then we found out that members of the ... More >>
All Hallows' Eve is the one time of year when you can wear almost anything.
Some people like to be clever with their Halloween costumes. Others just try to be slutty. Some people dress up as celebrities.
All this goes for your favorite musicians too. Let's take a look at some of this year's celebr ... More >>
Breaking up sucks. But the best way to get over that shitty someone is getting back up on it with someone else.
No, we don't mean jump right into another relationship. That'd foolish and it won't heal anything. What a freshly broken heart needs is a strange, meaningless sexual encounter with someon ... More >>
Via facebook.com/ToolMusicHigh atop the list of shit that South Florida doesn't need is another tool. The Tri-County Area is littered with them. But come early February, four more will make a pitstop in west Broward.
Though Maynard James Keenan and his cronies haven't released an album in o ... More >>
Wednesday, November 30
Better Than: Waiting in line at a Basel party for free drinks.
Nightclubbing ... Aside from the 1977 Iggy Pop track, we pretty much hate everything about it. The stringent dress codes, blatant superficiality, remixed dance versions of Edward Sha ... More >>
When a band chooses a name as romantic and whimsical as Sirens and Sealions, you might expect a stage show that leans heavily on harps and incense. But this Miami band isn't really a gang of hippies. So while tonight's album release party at The Stage will involve lots of live music and plenty of go ... More >>
This week, the queen of electroclash, Peaches, spoke with Crossfade over the phone. We were a little starstruck, so we couldn't even get the tape recorder working properly.But we did ask her whether she's prepping new music, which it seems she isn't, telling us that the world will probably hear s ... More >>
via myspace.com/jakwobJakwob, AKA James Jacob.Like a lot of other post-millenial musicians, 21-year-old dubstepper Jakwob (AKA James Jacob) is an internet-made man.
A year and a half ago, nobody really knew his name. Hailing from the English Midlands, he was just another university student who ... More >>
David SamayoaSustain Restaurant & Bar opened to the public this past Saturday. I was invited to Friday's social media preview (complimentary) dinner.The space is airy and open. Most eye catching is a massive wooden rib cage structure hanging along one wall, which managing partner Jonathan Laz ... More >>
LA avant-popper Aska.The indie music scene is one big mess of subgenres. Artists draw inspiration from multiple sources -- other musicians, literary works, and everything else around them -- to create aural worlds of their own. And that's exactly the case with LA-based avant-pop act Aska.
The cl ... More >>
Photo by Nick ZinnerYeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist and photographer Nick Zinner.For such a tiny book (a 112-page, six-inch square), it sure took a whole team of authors to complete Akashic's Please Take Me Off the Guest List.
The most famous contributor, Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner, snappe ... More >>
You probably don't recognize his name, but you know who Spike Jonze is. He slowly made his way into movies by directing music videos for the likes of Fatboy Slim, Beastie Boys, Weezer, Sonic Youth, Kanye West, and most recently, LCD Soundsystem's "Drunk Girls." He directed a few feature films, to ... More >>
Courtesy of Inform VenturesPretty sure our global warming problems can be fixed with the Misshapes' icy cold stare.Lexus is hawking its new brand of hybrid cars July 20 at Grand Central with an event it dubs "The Darker Side of Green." Scary, y'all! The debate will pit environmental journalist Am ... More >>
Catch a free screening of this hipster film adaptation of a kids' book.Ah, the first day of Summer. But as the mercury rises, our finances continue to dip. Here's a rundown of free things to do this week.Monday: Don't wait for a plague of locusts. See the end-of-days exhibit "20(12)" at a pop-up ... More >>
It's here! Winter Music Conference officially begins today. What better way to get pumped up that with a DJ mix. Crossfade obsession and DJ Tamara Sky sent us the follow up to her last year's Pussy Violence mix, this one titled Pussy Violence II Lip Service.The mix feature hipster dancefloor clas ... More >>
Paleface is an archetypal musician's musician, the kind of fiercely talented guy whose friends all go on to surpass him in fame, but never stop singing his praises. Known as one of the originators of so-called "anti-folk," he got his musical start more than 20 years ago thanks to a friendship with t ... More >>
Moving Units is a weekly column on Crossfade tracking the best-selling albums at South Florida independent record stores. Click here to view past top-sellers.
Top Five Albums for the Week of September 28-October 3
Sweat Records, Miami
Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs led the charts at Sweat Reco ... More >>
You've heard me gush over the grrrly bands The State Of and Bonnie Riot (previously Sno Cones) on Crossfade before. The State Of takes drum n bass out of the jungle for a dark but fun mix of piano and percussion. Word is they're having a CD release party sometime in September. They'll play with B ... 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 >>
Nabedi Osorio (left) and Steph Taylor of The State OfSno Cones, The State Of, AfrobetaFriday, July 17, 2009Propaganda, Lake Worth
Better Than: The metal show I saw later Friday night at the Poorhouse.
XX-chromosomes and some serious musical variety ruled the night Fri ... More >>
Jackson inspiring Bjork's fashion.While Michael Jackson's music was undeniably influential to a lot of artists, he is a product of the MTV generation. What does that mean? Michael Jackson was a video artist and took pride in making his videos into cinematic masterpieces. Though music videos are on t ... More >>
Neutral Milk Hotel's 1998 classic was a top seller at BackboneMoving Units is a new column on Crossfade tracking the best-selling music at South Florida independent record stores. Top Sellers for the Week of May 22-29:Sweat Records, Miami1. It's Blitz, Yeah Yeah Yeahs2. Entertainment, Fischersp ... More >>