Show alert! Bauhaus bash with Peter Murphy

By | March 1st, 2013 | No Comments

Former Bauhaus lead singer Peter Murphy will play Grand Central on April 30 to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the legendary goth rock band. The notoriously disagreeable singer, who returns to South Florida after playing Ft. Lauderdale’s Culture Room in 2011, will dedicate his set exclusively to Bauhaus’s catalog. Learn more.

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Show alert! Clutch with Lionize and The Sword at Revolution

By | February 27th, 2013 | No Comments

Set to release their 10th studio album, Earth Rocker, Maryland hard rockers Clutch are stopping at Revolution in Ft. Lauderdale on May 10. Fellow Maryland-based band Lionize and Austin, TX, heavy rockers The Sword, who released the critically-acclaimed LP Apocryphon in October, will open for Clutch. Tickets are $21 and go on sale on March 1.

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Show alert! Iceage at Churchill’s

By | February 26th, 2013 | No Comments

Here’s your heads up on a musical maelstrom touching down in Miami on Friday, June 7. Headlined by Danish punks Iceage and Lower, this must-see show will also include sets by South Florida’s New Coke and Suede Dudes. Learn more.

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Babble from Aaron “Gene Ween” Freeman ahead of Miami show

By | February 19th, 2013 | 2 Comments
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Aaron Freeman calls his first solo album “a universal agreement between the soul of Rod McKuen and my own.” — photo via glidemagazine.com

Aaron Freeman is best known as Gene Ween, the singing half of alternative rock duo Ween. With a stunningly versatile repertoire and oddball lyrical content (see “Flies on My Dick” and “The HIV Song”), Gene and Dean Ween earned a cult following throughout the late ’80s and ’90s, even scoring an improbable hit in 1992 with “Push th’ Little Daisies” off of their major-label debut, Pure Guava.

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New Waves: Cheap Miami releases Whorish Boorish, Gun Hoes tape

By | December 27th, 2012 | No Comments

With a few rowdy cassettes by “not so local” artists in the archive, the music label Cheap Miami is set to debut its first Miami-made product, a limited-edition tape by local lo-fi whizkid Whorish Boorish (aka Rebecca Lima) and garage rock duo The Gun Hoes (both featured in the Top 50 South Florida Songs of 2012).

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New Waves: “Pair of Lives” video by Lil Daggers

By | October 17th, 2012 | No Comments

Here’s a new video for an old song from Miami garage rockers Lil Daggers, who are currently working on a split with The Underground Youth that is slated for a U.K. release in December. The video is for “Pair Of Lives”, a track off of Lil Daggers’ debut LP, released in April 2011. Like previous Dags vids (e.g., “Dada Brown”), this one is darkly cinematic in both look and sound. Unlike previous Dags vids, it features lead singer and video director Johnny Saraiva in drag. Enjoy.

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Ticket Giveaway! Talib Kweli with RES at the Arsht Center

By | October 14th, 2012 | 28 Comments

Idle Warship formed in 2009 when Talib Kweli, one of the finest lyricists in hip hop history, and singer RES (aka Shareese Ballard) cemented nearly 10 years of on-and-off collaborative work. In 2011, Kweli and RES released Idle Warship’s debut album, Habits of the Heart, which showcased Kweli’s impossibly quick and cerebral rhymes and RES’s world-class pop vocals in an electro-pop landscape.

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Show alert! Chromatics and Prince Rama at the Gusman, Dec. 7

By | October 10th, 2012 | No Comments

On December 7, smack in the middle of Art Basel Miami Beach, Sweat Records will host a show featuring Chromatics and Prince Rama at The Olympia Theatre at the Gusman Center for Performing Arts.

Chromatics

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Show alert! Maserati at Churchill’s Pub, Nov. 1

By | October 5th, 2012 | No Comments

Instrumental rockers from Athens, Ga., Maserati announced a U.S. tour that includes a November 1 appearance in Miami at Churchill’s Pub. This month, the prog-psych-space (you pick, they all fit) rock foursome released Maserati VII, the band’s first album since drummer Jerry Fuchs died after falling five stories down an elevator shaft in 2009 at the age of 34. Fuchs, who also drummed for !!!, The Juan Maclean, and LCD Soundsystem, was replaced by Mike Albanese, who has drummed for Cinemechanica and Bit Brigade.

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New Waves: ‘Home is Wherever You Are’ by Fernando Perdomo

By | September 4th, 2012 | No Comments

Always one to mix the robust melodies of powerpop with soft adult contemporary, Fernando Perdomo replaces powerpop with the sweeping elements of orchestral acoustic pop on his new EP, Home is Wherever You Are, released yesterday. After relocating to Los Angeles this year, the longtime Miami staple delivers two new originals and four re-worked tracks of songs Perdomo originally released with his band Dreaming in Stereo.

“In a World Without You”, one of the two new songs, is a condensed two-minute ballad with a Burt Bacharach-like arrangement. The EP’s other original, “Andrea’s Fault”, is composed alluringly with a charming string section backing Perdomo’s thin baritone, which, here, moves a lot like Elvis Costello’s. The EP’s four revised Dreaming in Stereo originals have been stripped of their powerpop façade and arranged either acoustically lush (“Lazy” and “Fill My Sky”) or subtly grand (“Home” and “Smile”).

To learn more about Home is Wherever You Are, visit Perdomo’s website. You can also watch the video for “Smile” after the jump.

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