Phil Collins' Comeback Concert in Miami: Only "Three or Four Songs"

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It's been a very long time since Phil Collins played his last concert.

In 2009, Collins suffered a spinal injury. "Somehow during the last Genesis tour, I dislocated some vertebrae in my upper neck and that affected my hands," he explained at the time. "After a successful operation on my neck, my hands still can't function normally. Maybe in a year or so it will change, but for now it is impossible for me to play drums or piano."

Two years later, he officially retired. And even now, after nearly a half decade away from the stage and the spotlight, it seems the Genesis member and solo rocker still isn't entirely fit for, as his reps explain, "a full-on Phill Collins show."

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Roller Disco: Five Absolutely Essential Jams, According to DJ Danny Krivit


Party people old enough to remember Miami's roller disco days should be stoked to know that the 305 has a new party on wheels.

Roller Disco at Grand Central may be just a monthly party, but with some of disco music's most legendary DJs headlining, it might be the single best excuse to party all month if you do nothing else.

Nicky Siano of Studio 54 fame helped kick off the party during the summer, and October's installment presents none other than Danny Krivit, beloved veteran of the seminal NYC disco scene alongside Siano and other legends like Larry Levan and François Kevorkian.

Ahead of the party, we couldn't pass up a chance to peek into Krivit's DJ bag and five of his all-time favorite roller disco jams.

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Miami's Ten Best Things to Do Under $10 This Weekend

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Ain't no party like a weekend party.

Especially when it involves lots of booze and kickass beats for nothing more than a lowly Hamilton.

Just check out the ten best things to do under $10 this weekend, from Tony Touch and his Funkbox party at Bizerq to cassette releases from some of the 305's most talented rockers at Sweat Records and Churchill's Pub for Cassette Store Day to the Belle & Sebastian after party at Kill Your Idol with the band's own drummer and guitarist.

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Kaskade Headlining Life in Color Festival 2014, the "World's Largest Paint Party"

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Life in Color is unlike any other music festival.

Hello! They shoot paint out of cannons all over everyone! So it only makes sense that the "World's Largest Paint Party" should employ similarly uncommon techniques when announcing its famous DJ headliners.

Pairing the fest's most peculiar quality (i.e. neon goop!) with a fun take on the standard video announcement, LIC hired talented artiste David Garibaldi to live paint a portrait of this year's first official superstar: Kaskade.

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Jesse Perez Talks "Still Slangin' That D" Video: All About Porn Stars and Pastelitos

Still from the video "Still Slangin' That D," directed by Matthew Hoyos

Porn stars, tiny motel rooms, pastelitos, and booty bass.

Hell yeah, Jesse Perez is "Still Slangin' That D," and he gives you an up-close-and-personal look at the life of a booty gangster in his first-ever music video for the single off Kama Sucia: The Art of Slangin' D.

Filmed in the wee hours of the morning by his buddy Matthew Hoyos, starring Bang Bros. faves Luna Star and Alby Rydes, it's pretty much the most Miami thing you'll see all week.

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2 Live Crew: Behind the Scenes at Circle House Studios in North Miami

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2 Live Crew doing "Pop That Pussy" at Circle House.

Yesterday at Circle House, a girl fainted just from being in the same room as 2 Live Crew. She fell while standing up as the guys were interviewed by DJ Mad Links. Thankfully, she wasn't hurt, and she didn't break anything, so the fellas kep it moving.

For Fresh Kid Ice and Brother Marquis, it was just another day in a career full of dramatic reactions to their music and their presence.

And with new album "Turn Me On" set to drop in January, they're promoting with a string of new video blogs that started shooting this week. Here are some photos from the action.

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E. Banga on Being a Female Rapper in Miami


If you attended last year's MIA Jamfest, a MicXChange or a WakeUpWynwood event, chances are you've noticed E. Banga -- and perhaps because her 4'11" height may have given the impression she may have given the bouncer a fake ID.

But if you are now reading about her for the first time, you may be thinking, "Who the hell is she? She hasn't even released a project." And you'd be right. She hasn't.

But equipped with a stockpile of singles, freestyles, and an upcoming EP, Banga is one of the few budding female emcees in Miami.

Crossfade hung out with the North Miami rapper to talk about that impending debut release, her feature on Amber Monique's "Picture Me Rollin'," writing for others, and doing it all while being a mother to her 5-year-old daughter.

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Viceroy: "There's Pop Music With Substance"

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"Summer all the time" is Viceroy's motto. It's also everyday life in Miami. So it stands to reason that homeboy's party tuneage should appeal to every Miamian's innate love of the sunny, sweaty, and sexy.

The San Francisco-based dance music producer loves Hawaiian shirts. And he's all about that beachy groove, not so much that heavy drop, though he's still made it to the stage at Ultra Music Festival.

Now, while the rest of America transitions into overrated pumpkin-spice-everything-hoodie-lookin'-ass-basic-bitch mode, we get to ride high in our short-shorts and sandals, jammin' to Viceroy's new single "The Life" in anticipation of his upcoming show at Steam Miami on Friday, October 3.

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Anna Lunoe on the Power of Rave Culture: "When You're 14 or 15, You're Forever Changed"


After spending years honing your craft and climbing the ladder to success, would you have the strength to leave it all behind?

Anna Lunoe did. The DJ, producer, and songwriter worked her ass off to take over the scene in Australia. And just when she'd hit her peak, Lunoe packed her bags, hit the reset button, and headed across the pond to a new home in Los Angeles.

"It was really starting over, for sure," she says. "I had credibility, but I didn't have a name in the American market."

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Pandamonium Fridays at Rec Room: "Panda Suits Are Welcomed"

A Pandamonium t-shirt ... Even sweeter than free bamboo.

Put on your panda suit and get ready to party like an animal with Pandamonium Fridays at the Gale Hotel's Rec Room lounge.

Spearheaded by the Gale's nightlife director Eric Hower and Miami's own DJ Affect, the weekly bash was inspired by the veteran spin master's recent Pandamonium EP.

"One day, I was finishing up the record and my friend was like, 'This is straight pandemonium,'" DJ Affect explains. "I wondered, Wow, why not play it up with panda?

"It was funny. We put out the first flyer on Instagram. We received positive feedback. That's when I discovered that a bunch of people were obsessed with pandas."

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