The Void in Wynwood: "Everything From Porn Stars to A&Rs"

Resident DJ Betty gets the party poppin' at The Void.

Have you seen Enter the Void? It's probably the head-trippiest movie on Netflix. And while most people react with an "ohmahgawd wut?," Miami hip-hop booker, DJ, and nightlife host Sean Bang was inspired to throw a monthly party.

The film revolves around kids in Japan who get themselves into a lot of trouble after some conversations at a Tokyo nightclub called The Void. After watching this flick, Bang decided to capture that conversational vibe in a unique nightlife setting, so he started The Void at Wynwood's LMNT.

He says it's about bringing good music and people together to bridge the cultural gap. At least it's not as scary as the movie.

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Miami's Ten Best Halloween 2014 Parties

Categories: Guides, Nightlife

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Oh, Halloween.

A night where blood-sucking vampires dressed in black and red pasties and fishnet stalkings fist pump alongside flesh-eating zombies, where half-naked camo girls grind up on shredded Top Gun pilots, where sexy superheroes down candy corn jello shots alongside evil villains.

Yeah, it's a pretty interesting time where it's socially acceptable for ladies to dress skanky anyone can be whoever they want for a night, no questions asked. And since we live in the Magic City, you know the freak is gonna be at an all-time high the 31st.

That's why we here at Crossfade are hooking you up with Miami's ten best Halloween bashes. No tricks, just treats.

See also: Miami's Halloween 2014 Party Guide

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Tobacco Road Closing, Becoming Bar Aboard Norwegian Cruise Ship in 2015

Categories: News, Nightlife

Photo by Marta Xochilt Perez

Only three days till Tobacco Road closes.

But today, a news conference was held at the almost-102-year-old club to reaffirm that "Miami's oldest bar will live on."

As reported by Crossfade seven months ago, the Road's staff, led by General Manager Joel Rivera, plans to raise money and move to 69 SW Seventh St. (Donate to the relocation campaign via

However, the real news from this afternoon's media event: Tobacco Road has brokered a deal for a bar on a new Norwegian cruise ship, the Escape, debuting in November 2015.

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Miami's Webbz on His Medicinal EP and Grinding on When "You Want to Quit"

Categories: Local Music, Q&A


Since 2006 Miami's Webbz has worked with Rick Ross, Flo Rida, and Gunplay.

And though he's always proud of his friends' triumphs, it can still get a little frustrating when everyone around you seems to be enjoying great success. Especially if you're still considered "an up-and-comer."

But even if he's not getting major radio play and millions of dollars yet, Webbz remains a player on Miami's hip-hop and rap scene, which just might be about to blow up, as evidenced by the 305 Live showcase at this month's A3C Festival in Atlanta.

Recently, Crossfade sat down with Webbz over some Flanigan's to talk about his new Medicinal EP, cliques in Miami, working with Cam'ron, and grinding on when "you want to quit."

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7 Seconds Talks 35 Years of Hardcore Punk


For 35 years, 7 Seconds has been a stalwart of the hardcore punk scene. Founded in Reno by brothers Kevin and Steve Marvelli (rechristened Seconds and Youth, respectively), the Sacramento natives have also shared the accolades and detriments of the straight-edge movement.

An energetic man by nature, Kevin, now in his early 50s, hasn't slowed down since the band formed in 1979. Along with the band, he has maintained a busy performance and recording solo career; ran a popular coffeehouse, True Love, with his wife for a number of years in the early '00s; is an artist; and is currently organizing a documentary about his experience as a restaurateur.

We recently spoke with the hardcore veteran and discussed family, touring, and how staying busy has been the secret to staying young.

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The Dancers of Mansion Nightclub: A Video Interview

Dangling from the ceiling in diamond-studded pasties, flirting their way through the drunken crowd with snazzy props, and dancing atop the DJ booth with neon lights wrapped around their waists... these ladies are the dancers and aerialists of Mansion Nightclub.

More than pretty faces, the women behind the flashy costumes are trained performers who've been plying their trade for most of their lives.

"I've been a dancer since I was 13 and have been dancing at clubs for about five years," says Karli Manson, 27.

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Mattress Giant Jingle Gets X-Rated 305 Remix: "Looking for That Ooh-Aah Feel"

Courtesy of Niko Javan
Double cup + Mattress Giant = Deepest sleep ever.


Whether you were a kid sitting down to cartoon time or a middle-aged perv prowling late-night TV for phone-sex ads ...

We all just couldn't stop singing that orgasmic Mattress Giant jingle: "If you're looking for that ooh-ahh feel, come to Mattress Giant/When you want that ooh-ahh deal, we've got the best price/For that ooh-ahh bed, it's only at Mattress Giant."

The Miami-founded chain store went defunct in 2012. But now that "ooh-ahh" shit's got an X-rated remix, thanks to the 305's Niko Javan.

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DJ Khaled Checks Into Miami Hospital

Categories: Local Music, News

A now-deleted selfie of Khaled receiving oxygen therapy.

Suffering From Success is a lifelong condition.

And last night DJ Khaled checked into Aventura Hospital because, as the title track off his most recent album explains, "The price of fame, shit real."

Though the actual cause of the big man's visit remains a mystery, his stay might have been related to the perils of being "We the Best!"

But probably it just had to do with high blood pressure.

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MTV EMA 2014 Broadcasting From Miami: Nick Jonas, Jake Miller, Fifth Harmony

Categories: News

No, Miami's not in Europe ... But why not kick off the MTV EMA with Nick Jonas in the 305?

Contrary to popular belief, Miami is not part of South America. Nor is it in Europe. But that's not stopping MTV from kicking off its Europe Music Awards with a special live pre-party, straight from the Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park.

The big show is being staged in Glasgow, Scotland, but the shindig heats up here with performances from VMA Artist to Watch winners Fifth Harmony, Miami's locally-grown Jake Miller, and Nick Jonas, previously known as the eldest Jonas Brother, of course. Plus, Nick Cannon and Awkward's Molly Tarlov will be there.

Tickets to the event are totally free. Disclaimer: Tween screams may be heard from at least three miles away.

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Win Free Tickets for Ben Howard's I Forget Where We Were Tour at Fillmore Miami Beach


"Oh, hey, I wasn't listening ..."

Well, we were just saying that English folkie Ben Howard is winding his way toward the Fillmore Miami Beach for a midwinter stop in the subtropics.

This Brit Award-winning, Mercury Prize-nominated singer-songwriter will soon venture across America for the I Forget Where We Were Tour, in support of his sophomore album of the same name.

Ticket presales for the Miami show start tomorrow. But thanks to the fine folks at Live Nation, we here at Crossfade have some free tix. Just check the cut for contest instructions.

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