Q&A with Jacuzzi Boys’ Gabriel Alcala

By | September 5th, 2013 | No Comments

With a new, self-titled album streaming on Pitchfork and a 32-gig US tour with Wavves and King Tuff lined up, the Jacuzzi Boys are living the “ultimate dream” for a trio that started out packing the scuzzy innards of Churchill’s. To celebrate how far they’ve come, the Jacuzzi Boys will pack the scuzzy innards of Churchill’s this Saturday for a record release show that will also feature Shark Valley Sisters, Rat Bastard, Kenny Millions, and DJ Disco Duck. Ahead of the gig, I traded emails with singer Gabriel Alcala to ask about the new “Domino Moon” video and his biggest hope for the days ahead (see Q&A after the jump).

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Pop-up reading room proves print is not dead, perhaps

By | June 19th, 2013 | 2 Comments
Pages Spreads

“I can’t put my hands on a PDF, while a stack of books lives with me.”

Books are nice, I think we would all agree, but in the age of the eBook and the iPad it’s easy to glimpse a near future in which printed, hard-copy books go the way of the typewriter, relegated to dusty attics and museum collections of things we used to love. You may wax poetic, even indignant, in defending the value of a hold-it-in-your-hands-and-flip-the-pages-with-your-thumb book, but are you really going to take a stand for its value when you can curl up with a novel via the in-curvature of a pair of smart glasses?

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Tennessee Williams slithers to Swampspace

By | June 3rd, 2013 | 1 Comment

“One man. Three women. One night.” Sounds like the makings of a Miami story. In fact, it was the tagline for the film The Night of the Iguana, an adaptation of the Tennessee Williams’ play of the same title that chronicles a single, lascivious night — never, “since Man has known Woman,” has there been “such a night,” says the film trailer’s narrator.

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Wallpeople comes to Wynwood

By | May 29th, 2013 | 2 Comments
Wallpeople

No judge. No jury. Wallpeople wants to empower you to display your creativity in public view. — photo via Wallpeople’s FB page

You’ve felt the chill. You enter a pristine art gallery and elicit an assessing glance from a meticulously chic staffer who, shrewdly spotting a non-buyer, quickly resumes staring at his MacBook. Maybe it was all in your head. Maybe you are welcome to browse at your leisure. But it doesn’t feel that way to you. And so you leave a couple of minutes later with a sour taste in your mouth.

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Jacuzzi Boys drop new track, kick off tour in South Beach

By | May 28th, 2013 | 1 Comment
Jacuzzi Boys hanging with Iggy Pop at his Miami home

Jacuzzi Boys hanging with Iggy — photo via Instagram/@jacuzziboys

With a 7″ due out in June and and a self-titled LP slated for a September release, Miami indie-rock trio Jacuzzi Boys are getting ready to take their show on the road with an East Coast to Midwest tour that starts on Friday with a gig at the Fillmore’s new in-house venue, Backstage at the Fillmore, a relatively intimate space (capacity 300-500) that is housed within the confines of the large concert hall itself. Ahead of the show Jacuzzi Boys frontman Gabriel Alcala and I exchanged emails about the Boys’ new music and hanging out at Iggy Pop’s home.

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Giveaway! The Characterized Tour comes to Wynwood

By | May 16th, 2013 | 1 Comment
TEAM 3 - Orkibal and Shieko Reto Theme: "Sidekick" | Round 3 http://char.ac/kualalumpur2013

This creation, by Orkibal and Shieko Reto, came out of last month’s Characterized Kuala Lumpur. — via cutandpaste.com

Everything’s grounds for competition these days. Cupcake baking. Weight losing. Runway walking. So why not character designing? That’s the premise of the Characterized tour, produced by Cut&Paste, a New York-born organization that tries to make designers better understood through performance, video, and conversation.

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Ticket Giveaway! Of Montreal with Wild Moccasins at Grand Central

By | April 30th, 2013 | 3 Comments
Of Montreal

Led by Kevin Barnes, Of Montreal (center, gold medallion) is getting ready to release their twelfth album, Lousy With Sylvianbriar.

Fresh off the release of their eleventh album, Paralytic Stalks, and already teasing their next LP (due out in fall), Of Montreal (who are actually of Athens, GA) will perform at Grand Central on Friday night with opening act Wild Moccasins. To enter to win a pair of tickets to the show, shout out the name of your favorite Of Montreal song on the Beached Miami Facebook page with a link to this post. We will announce the winner via Facebook on Thursday afternoon.

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Bosh and the Mystic Wolfman Barfar to the rescue

By | April 23rd, 2013 | No Comments

With Lebron James, Dwyane Wade and the rest of your Miami Heat just starting their playoff run, the Borscht Film Festival this week released the full version of “Adventures of Christopher Bosh in the Multiverse,” which premiered at Borscht 8 back in December.

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Ticket Giveaway! Seth Meyers at the Fillmore — REALLY!?!

By | April 16th, 2013 | 1 Comment
Seth Meyers

SNL veteran Seth Meyers will perform at the Fillmore Miami Beach on Thursday for South Beach Comedy Festival.

“When I heard Lebron James was moving to Miami, I was shocked. I had no idea he was Jewish.” Comedian Seth Meyers said that while hosting the ESPYs in 2010. At the 2011 White House Correspondents dinner, he said, “Donald Trump often appears on FOX, which is ironic because a fox often appears on Donald Trump’s head.” Back in March, as host of Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update, he called the American South “the Michael Jordan of racism.”

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South Florida doing Record Store Day right

By | April 16th, 2013 | No Comments
Woohoo! RSD 2013

Polish your dancing shoes! Record Store Day 2013 is on Saturday. — photo taken at Sweatstock 2011 by Robby Campbell

This Saturday is the third Saturday of April and that means it’s Record Store Day, an international celebration of music, music makers, and the independent stores that make music as easy to purchase as a head of lettuce while ensuring freshness and that certain ineffable crunch.

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