As Old Blue Eyes said, “It was a very good year.” The Top 50 South Florida Songs of 2011 show how vibrant and dynamic the local music scene is right now. With local venues hustling to bring in bigger and better acts that, in the past, left the Magic City off their tours, Miami’s collective ear had plenty to hear in 2011. These photos, all but one taken by Robby Campbell (see captions), document and celebrate the year in Miami music, and anticipate another amped-up annum in 2012.
— Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings bring Sweet Philly to the Fillmore Miami Beach (see more photos)
— a dance performance at the Wynwood Art Fair (see more photos)
— taken at The Spits, TV Ghost show at Churchill’s on June 10
— Panic Bomber at Sweatstock 2011 (see more photos)
— musician Sam Friend during the “Down On Jam Farms” filming (watch videos)
— from the rehearsal of poet Anne Carson’s “NOX” during the O, Miami poetry festival (see more photos)
— mosh pit at the Jacuzzi Boys Aug. 27 homecoming show at Churchill’s (see more photos)