Andre 3000's I Feel Ya Exhibit Coming for Art Basel Miami Beach Week 2014

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Did you get the chance to see Outkast during this summer's great revival tour? If not, you missed out. If so, you were probably wondering about that weird black jumpsuit André 3000 wore with the cryptic message on it.

Always a pillar of unique and thoughtful style, André 3000 wore 47 different jumpsuits, one for each stop of the tour, and he wrote those messages in response to each day's super-saturated, Internet-driven media cycle.

Now, during Art Basel Miami Beach week, fans will finally get the chance to see all 47 put on public display as part of the mixed-media exhibit "i feel ya: SCAD + Andre 3000 Benjamin," coming to Mana Wynwood, from Wednesday, December 3, through Sunday, December 14.

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James Blake Talks New Album, Possible Kanye West Collaboration


Upon first listen, many people assume that James Blake is black. And when they do set eyes on the 26-year-old white Englishman singing, they're taken aback.

"He's like a white Erykah Badu," one smitten YouTube user commented on a video clip of Blake's 2013 live performance on the Late Show With David Letterman. "I'm a kid all over again, and it's all because of a white boy with a black voice."

Racial stereotypes aside, it's not often that the pop music world finds a male voice with Blake's pristine shimmering tone and voluptuously soulful expression, redolent of the great black gospel singers.

"I think if anyone wants to sing pop music, and they want to leave out the black contributions to popular music, they may find themselves wanting as a singer," Blake tells Crossfade.

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Miami's Ten Under $10 Weekend Party Guide

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Psyched because it's finally Friday?

So are we! That's why we're hooking you up with the ten best parties going down this weekend. And the greatest part of it all, they won't cost you more than a Hamilton.

Check 'em out, from alternative indie Latin with Elastic Bond at Ball & Chain to synthpop and "alternative sounds" at the Garret to rock 'n' roll at Churchill's.

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Tobacco Road Demolished, Just Days After 102nd Anniversary

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The Road is rubble.

Last month, the infamous century-old boozing establishment at 626 S. Miami Avenue slung its final beer and a shot. The Last Call Closing Party ended with bleary eyes and empty glasses at 5 a.m. on a Sunday morning.

Over the weekend, Miami's Oldest Bar celebrated its 102nd anniversary.

And today, it was demolished.

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Look Alive Fest's Basel 2014 Lineup: Stephen O'Malley, Iceage, and Nine Others

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Mohawk or shaved head... Just Look Alive.

Still breathing?

Good. 'Cause Look Alive Fest is back.

Last year, this "homegrown, alternative festival" popped up for its inaugural, two-night Art Basel Miami Beach week edition with Detroit noise-rocker Wolf Eyes, Houston's Indian Jewelry, and a bunch of locals like Teepee, Cop City/Chill Pillars, Lil Daggers, and Nerve City.

Now for Basel 2014, Look Alive's added another night to the rock, punk, and metal festivities. The organizers at Miami's Quiet Mind Recordings (formerly Spilt Milk Projects) have partnered with Gramps, Radio-Active Records, and Churchill's Pub. And they've booked a rad three-day, 11-act roster, headlined by drone metal legend Stephen O'Malley of Sunn O))) and Denmark post-punk crew Iceage.

But don't die from excitement on us... Just check the cut for Look Alive Fest's full lineup and schedule.

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Miami's Palo! Talks Latin Grammy Nomination: "Whatever Happens, We Feel We Already Won"

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"Whatever happens, we feel we already won," says Palo! pianist Steve Roitstein from Las Vegas as he waits to find out whether his Miami Afro-Cuban funk five-piece's record Palo! Live will win the 2014 Latin Grammy for Best Contemporary Tropical Album.

"Submitting the album was daunting. Not the process, which the Latin Grammys made easy, but knowing that hundreds of artists from 25, 26 countries are entering their work for only five nominations."

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Miami's Best Thanksgiving 2014 Parties

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Party off those Turkey Day calories in the club.

Feeling like a big, fat stuffed bird? About to explode with cranberry sauce? Having way more pumpkin pie than you can handle? All that, and it's not even Thanksgiving yet?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, chances are you're suffering (or shortly will be) from what's been called a post-Turkey Day food coma.

No need to panic, though. As your certified party physicians, we here at Crossfade come prepared with several highly effective remedies, all proven to make you shake that booty and burn away that holiday chub.

Just check out Miami's best Thanksgiving 2014 parties.

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Anja Schneider on Ten Years of Mobilee Records: "We Have to Have Good Music"

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Mobilee Records will be celebrating its first ten-year run soon, and so far, it has been a formidable one indeed.

Cofounded by Berlin DJ-producer and longstanding radio show host Anja Schneider in 2005, the label has managed to position itself at the helm of the international underground house and techno scene during this past decade, thanks to standout chart-topping releases by artists like And.Id, Rodriguez Jr., Sebo K, and Schneider herself.

On launching the label, Schneider tells Crossfade: "My primary reason was to give a platform for all the artists I was discovering and liking through my radio show, Dance Under the Blue Moon. A friend said, 'Why don't you have a record label and release them?'"

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Anthony Bourdain and Iggy Pop Hang in Miami: "Two Old Dudes on a Beach"


The duke of food porn meets the godfather of punk.

As Miami New Times food blog Short Order reports, Anthony Bourdain has been spotted lurking about our subtropical shores shooting a likely Miami episode of his enormously popular CNN show, Parts Unknown.

So far, Bourdain's scarfed a medianoche sandwich. He's deftly deployed the #Miami hashtag. He's gotten his ass beat by MMA master Roberto "Cyborg" Abreu.

And yes, he's apparently even squeezed in some beach time with Miami resident and rock 'n' roll legend Iggy Pop.

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Win Free Tickets for Fool's Gold Day Off During Art Basel Miami Beach 2014

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Pyrite bars. And booty-quaking beats.

Yep, the Fool's Gold crew is 'bout to be back in the 305 for some Basel madness.

For the last several years, label boss A-Trak has regularly skedded his ratchet hipster dance party, Day Off, during Miami's artiest week. And yeeeaaahh, it's all set to shake ass at #ABMB again.

Expect A-Trak, Danny Brown, DJ Mustard, another seven party pros, and even some supersecret "special guests!"

Now, the only thing better than a Fool's Gold Day Off... Free tickets.

Just check the cut for contest instructions.

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