These heady days it’s getting harder and harder to keep track of what’s going on around town. To help you find your way, we send our subscribers the Good Miami Weekend e-blast (almost) every Wednesday. The GMW series will let you know about upcoming music events, arts happenings, author readings, group bike rides, and whatever else seems like a worthwhile way to spend time and money on your precious weekend. It’s also a good way to find out about our regular ticket giveaways. In short, you should sign up. If you’re still not convinced, take a look at today’s GMW email, which I’ve copied in below the asterisk belt.
Howdy all! We're going to use a loose definition of "weekend" on this edition of the e-blast and throw Wednesday and this coming Monday into the mix. Here's what's on tap:
Sebadoh, Jacuzzi Boys, PLAINS @ Grand Central (Wednesday) — Sebadoh, indie rock gods for music nerds of all species, would’ve have been more than enough. What’s more invigorating is that Grand Central nailed its local opening acts when it put PLAINS and the Jacuzzi Boys on the bill, giving the show a curated feel with tier and genre harmony. To learn more about the show, check out the listing in the Miami Music Guide.
Girls on Top with CREEP @ Electric Pickle (Thursday) — Brooklyn duo CREEP — aka producers/DJs Lauren Flax and Lauren Dillard — will be performing at Electric Pickle Thursday night in advance of their upcoming 12″ release through Young Turks, “Days”, which features the xx’s Romy Madley-Croft on vocals. To learn more about the show, check out the listing in the Miami Music Guide.
Rachel Goodrich and the Moneybags @ Ricochet (Friday) – Shake-a-billy chanteuse and hometown gal Rachel Goodrich will play her first Miami show in almost a year, taking the stage at Midtown lounge Ricochet with her band, The Moneybags. Afro-indie rock quintet Kazoots will open with singer/songwriter Inez Barlatier on lead vocals. To enter to win a pair of free tickets to the show, visit the FB event page and leave a comment with the code word "Wereman". We will announce the winner on the Beached Miami Facebook page on Friday morning.
Starfucker @ Bardot (Friday) – The Portland electropop outfit, which started out as Joshua Hodge’s electronica solo party, has evolved into full-bodied instrumental trio with a strange obsession with philosopher Alan Watts. To learn more about the show, check out the listing in the Miami Music Guide.
Dinosaur Jr. with Yuck @ Grand Central (Monday) – Fresh off of playing the Weezer Cruise (1/19-1/23), Dinosaur Jr. — with Lou Barlow in tow — will play its severe, heavy guitar-driven indie rock for us land folk. To learn more about the show, check out the listing in the Miami Music Guide.
Speaking of cruises, today is THE LAST DAY to enter to win a cabin aboard Bruise Cruise 2012, a three-day (2/10-2/13) tropical rock'n'roll vacation that combines indie rock, all-you-can-eat buffet, and tequila-fueled moshing on a giant cruise ship. As a sponsor of the cruise and its Miami kick-off party at The Stage, Beached Miami is giving away one interior cabin (roughly $1,500 value) for FREE to one lucky sealubber. To learn how you can still enter to win, visit www.beachedmiami.com/bruisecruise.
— Mr. Pauer and Arboles Libres @ Ricochet (Wednesday)
— The Green Parrot Ukulele Association First Miami Meeting featuring Rachel Goodrich @ Sweat Records (Thursday)
— Big Night in Little Haiti with Jowee Omicil @ Little Haiti Cultural Center (Friday)
— Tom Hamilton sound lecture @ Artcenter (Sunday)
— Cannibal Corpse @ Churchill's (Sunday)
That's all folks! Until next Wednesday, have a good Miami weekend.