Audio Junkie, a campy video journal series that spotlights South Florida musicians, will celebrate Independence Day in the D.I.Y. spirit of the Founders — not Washington, Jefferson, and Adams but Merge, Sub Pop, and Factory Records.
Starting Audio Junkie in September 2011, Greg and Eddy Alvarez, the brothers behind doom/surf rock outfit The Jellyfish Brothers, have filmed intimate AJ sessions sessions with Raja Khan, Deaf Poets (see video above), Arboles Libres, Animal Tropical, Shroud Eater, Ice Cream, Rat Bastard & Kenny Millions, and Ghost Ease.
“We believe the music scene in Florida needs to be documented and brought to a larger audience,” the brothers explain on their Kickstarter page. “Our episodes have been described as a ‘surreal video journal’. We see this as fitting since [viewers] don’t expect these sounds and artists to emerge from the glitter and glamor that Florida is known for.”
True to that spirit, the Brothers Alvarez have enlisted some of South Florida’s best independent acts for their blowout at O Cinema on Wednesday, July 4, complete with food trucks, barbecue, free beer (limited supply compliments of Subverts Ale), live silk screen printing (bring your own shirt), and a screening of Audio Junkie’s newest episode, which features the dirtiest old man in music, Blowfly (see video below). Jolt Radio will also be broadcasting live on location.
The Independence Day Bash begins at 2 p.m. with a set by This Heart Electric followed by The Astrokats, The Anthropologists of Nosy Mangabe, Arboles Libres, Mask Era, Dyslexic Postcards, PLAINS, Deaf Poets, Snakehole, and Rat Bastard & Kenny Millions. Regular tickets are $10, while $20 gets you entry, a sweet t-shirt, and a cassette mix tape of the crew’s choosing. For full details, visit the Facebook event page.