You could just make pasta. You could roast a chicken and boil some water, and create a delicious meal to present to your almost-significant other. But if you want to seal the deal, don't let them sit around watching you mix, stir and flip. Cooking shouldn't be a spectator sport, so get them to activ ... More >>
More recent releases from below the surface.
People are ready for a fresh-faced heir apparent to Paul Simon, and from the looks of things, Brett Dennen is the guy. His warm, socially conscious folk continues to grow in appeal. Maybe it's the fact that he has more to say about the world than Jack Johnson, and that he does it with a fractured, ... More >>
To get an introduction to Jose El Rey (if you actually need one!) and to read previous installments of his weekly Crossfade column, Que Pasa, M.I.A?, click here.Against my better judgment and sense of comfort and convenience, I went camping. Into the woods. Into the night. With fire. And "beware of ... More >>
The best local albums of 2008
You don't need a half-wit music critic to tell you it's been a remarkable year for America, one historians will be discussing and researching for centuries to come. War, financial collapse, politics, technology: All have been dinner-table topics for many Americans. Racial barriers in 2008 were dem ... More >>
Blues and hip-hop fusion kings G. Love and Special return with a tenth album in tow
Sleep Through the Static (Brushfire Records)
Paradise? Purgatory? In 2005, South Florida music was a little bit of both.
From Buffett in Boca to Cash in the Intracoastal: What it takes to make an icon
The New Danger (Geffen)
The Moonshine Conspiracy gets you high on life
'Cause two would be too much rawk!
My Private Nation (Columbia)
With a whisper, not a bang, Living Colour blazes back