March 5 is shaping up to be a good day. Not only is it the scheduled date of the Beached Miami/Emerge Miami Scavenger Hunt Bike Ride (expect the details next week), but it is also when Miami dance-punk duo ANR drop their new album, Stay Kids, at Eve downtown. This one’s been in the works for a while, so expect Michael John Hancock (vocals) and Brian Robertson (keyboards, drum machines) to take the stage with a healthy dose of pent-up energy — a promising ingredient in any live show, particularly when the band’s stock-in-trade is synthy, sensual, neo-disco dance tracks.
Now if you caught ANR’s opener for Washed Out at Eve in January, you’ll still want to cough up the $10 for the Stay Kids release party ($15 if you’re under 21). It’s going to be an all-Miami affair with Sweat Records, 10K Islands, and Something In Construction presenting, Little Beard opening, WVUM’s Laura of Miami spinning, Coral Morphologic projecting, RAAGA CART feeding, and Beached Miami wielding the official pen and camera. If there was ever an opportunity to get all your local support out of the way in one fell swoop, this is it.
Seriously, it should be a damn good show by one of Miami’s best bands in a pretty soothing venue. If you need further convincing, here are three tracks off of Stay Kids, including an expanded version of “Endless Field of Mercury”, which was #1 on our Top 15 South Florida Songs of 2010.
“Endless Field Of Mercury”
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