Wanee 2014: Allman Brothers, Mushrooms, and Moonshine, a Recap From Juke's Eric Garcia

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Photo by Eric Garcia

So here we go again.

My band, Juke, was asked to play the Wanee Festival for the third year in a row. We made the seven-hour trek to the 580-acre Spirit of Suwannee Music Park, and I was stoked.

This year was to be the Allman Brothers last show. Also on the bill: Chris Robinson, Ziggy Marley, Derek Trucks, tons of music royalty ... And 25,000 people in the middle of nowhere can't be wrong, can they?

See also: Allman Brothers on Final Tour: "We Don't Want to Turn Into a Nostalgia Act"

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Armin van Buuren - Baoli, Miami Beach

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Courtesy of Getty Images for Phillips

There's a nascent feeling among certain electronic dance music connoisseurs that DJs were better when they were anonymous.

Since the rise of the brutal grinds of dubstep and the polished populism of electro-house, DJs are in the public eye more than ever. They adorn mainstream magazine covers, walk red carpets, win Grammys. (Your grandmother even owns a Deadmau5 record. It's behind the Bobby Darin.)

In part thanks to the antics of a noted few, there is a fear that this belated acceptance by the mainstream has gone to some of their heads, mouse shaped or not, and diluted the overall quality of the music.

See also: Avicii Cancels Ultra 2014 Headlining Slot, Replaced by Deadmau5

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Rick Ross' Mastermind Party at King of Diamonds Strip Club: A 25-Photo Recap

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Photo by Alex Markow
Check out Crossfade's full 67-photo slideshow from Rick Ross Album Release Party at King of Diamonds.

The Bawse doesn't just drop bills. He drops bundles.

A few years ago, Carol City rapper and Maybach Music Group mogul Rick Ross celebrated his 35th b-day by going on an infamous makin'-it-rain spree at Miami's King of Diamonds, blowing $1 million on the nudie bar's big-booty strippers.

These days, Ricky Rozay still rolls through KOD pretty regularly. And last night, he was up in the club, hyping his new slab, Mastermind, and throwing stacks on the strip joint's floor.

No exact count on the amount blown by Ross and crew. But big homie did mint some custom Bawse bucks, just for the occasion. So it obviously wasn't a ballin'-on-a-budget situation.

We here at Crossfade got our photographer on the guest list. Check the cut for a 25-photo recap.

See also: Rick Ross, Big-Booty Strippers, and 3,000 Ballers at King of Diamonds in Miami (NSFW)

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50 Things You See at Calle Ocho

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Papis (50) y mamis (49) ... Check out Crossfade's 86-photo slideshow from Calle Ocho 2014.

Calle Ocho. The only time of the year when all of Miami's papi chulos y chongas interesting characters (two million, to be exact) gather en masse along a 19-block stretch in the heart of Little Havana.

Sure, every year's fest brings about its own surprises, but there are some things we can always expect to spot.

Just check out Crossfade's 50 things you see at America's largest street bash.

See also: The Bros of Calle Ocho Talk Miami Girls and Pick-Up Lines

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Alejandra Guzman at the Fillmore Miami Beach: A 10-Photo Recap

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Photo by Luz Elena Silva

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La Guzmán en Primera Fila Tour
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Friday, February 21, 2014

Over the weekend, Mexican rock star Alejandra Guzmán arrived at the Fillmore Miami Beach to celebrate 25 years of rock 'n' roll and desmadre.

After a series of health issues that threatened her life, the singer, actress, and Grammy winner thanked God for getting her back on the stage, but most of all, for giving her more life to live.

See also: Choc Quib Town on Immigration Policy: "It's Stupidity ... The U.S. Was Made by Immigrants"


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AR's Listening Party at Circle House: "Get on My Level"

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Photo by Jacob Katel
Backyard DJ hut at the Circle Village compound.

Independent hustler AR is a rapper who wants you to get on his level.

You're going to need a Bentley, several cases of Ciroc, a backyard party at the Circle House, and a single with Jim Jones.

We were there at his new music listening party on Saturday night, getting drunk, eating chicken and shrimp, and jamming to new songs like "Fire."

Check the cut for Crossfade's recap and photos.

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Holy Ship!!! 2014's Ten Most Epic Moments

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Photo by Ian Witlen

After three years of raging at sea, Hard Events' Holy Ship cruise has proven itself to be the best nautical EDM adventure that money can buy. (Of course, we here at Crossfade enjoyed press accommodations, so we didn't actually pay.)

It might still be a new-ish phenomenon, but this party boat has the most loyal fans, the edgiest lineups, and the biggest surprise guests. So from the moment that we made it through customs, our Holy Ship!!! 2014 experience was awwweeeesome.

Unfortunately, the MSC Divina's capacity is about 4,000 passengers. And while that's a lot of shippers, there are tons of fans who get left ashore. So just for you, stranded ravers, we're counting down the ten most epic moments.

See also: Holy Ship!!! 2014 Superlatives: Drunkest Raver, Most Ratchet Dancer, and More!

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Miami's NYE 2014 in Pics: Robin Thicke, Tiesto, Lil Wayne, Luciano, Pharrell

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Robin Thicke says, "I know you want it." And by it, he means 2014.

Do you even remember what you did on New Year's Eve? If you had any fun, the answer should be an awkward "Umm, maybe?"

We here at Crossfade know how it goes, so we're here to remind you. In the case that you attended these superfancy events (but perhaps don't remember), you may recognize yourself in some of the pictures. In the case that you didn't, we can all just play pretend.

Here is a recap of how Miami welcomed 2014, in pics.

See also: Six New Year's 2014 Resolutions for Miami's Club Scene

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Misfits in Miami: A 36-Photo Recap

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Photo by Jacob Katel
Jerry Only is the Crimson Ghost.

On Saturday night, the Misfits horse-kicked all of the creep punks at Grand Central into a new dimension of brutality.

Oceans of blood washed over the flabbergasted audience until the red tides left them soaked in the afterbirth of a new American monster.

Then that horrible creature reared its ugly head and unleashed a devil's yell that will forever echo through the Concrete Hell of downtown Miami. And we here at Crossfade got the pictures.

See also: Misfits' Jerry Only on Getting Arrested for Grave Robbing and Sharing Sid Vicious' Last Meal

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Boy George's Basel 2013 Bash at Mansion Miami: A Photo Recap

Photo by George Martinez

When Miami heard that the legend, the fashion (and karma) chameleon, and now comeback kid, Boy George, would be coming to play a DJ and an acoustic set during Art Basel Miami Beach week, every mouth was yapping about it from Hialeah to Wilton Manors.

There's no one quite like Boy George. In the '80s, he was one hot mama-looking lad. In the '90s, he knew all that there was to know about The Crying Game, and he transformed into performance guru Leigh Bowery for his musical Taboo. And yes, he ended up in the slammer for a bit in the aughts. But these days, he's touring again with manager and DJ Marc Vedo (they have a residency at Amnesia Ibiza) and he very recently released, This Is What I Do, because this is what George does, ladies and gents.

For Basel 2013, he and Vedo ruled the dance floor at South Beach's Mansion. It was a magnificent way to wrap up a week of insanity. Here's a photo recap of the night.

See also: DJ Marc Vedo on Boy George and Why Teenage EDM Fans "Think David Guetta Started House Music"

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