Today, on its eighth birthday, Sweat Records announced the lineup for Sweatstock, its annual all-day, multi-stage music fest. Set for Record Store Day on April 20, Sweatstock will feature performances by more than 30 acts, including Otto Von Schirach, who will headline the main stage outside, ANR, Holly Hunt, This Heart Electric, and many other bands we’ve spotlighted on Beached Miami in the past. There will also be several food trucks and and cheap beer courtesy of Grolsch. To learn more about Sweatstock 2013, including how you can help fund the free event, visit the official event page after checking out this sweet flyer illustration by Beached Miami budBrian Butler.
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.
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.
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.
Meet Eagle Chief. Look familiar? — photo by Karla Ruiz-Gomez
Miami, say goodbye to Arboles Libres. Don’t worry. Singer Juan “Nacho” Londono, guitarist Eddie Moreno, and drummer Anthony Genovese are not ditching their hometown, though they are making a drastic change.
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.
“The ‘garage’ scene doesn’t want much change,” says Morales. “Kids feel threatened when you come in through the window instead of the door.” — photo by Nancy Mae Perez
After earning the #7 spot in our Top 50 South Florida Songs of 2011 with a track off of their 7″ debut release, Lake Worth trio New Coke — comprising singer/guitarist Danny Morales, guitarist Gabe Schnirnan, and drummer Steve McKeane — spent last year working on a new record and playing a few shows around Florida. Well, the near silence was worth the wait, as New Coke’s second release proves from its very first strum. Recorded with Torche’s Johnathan Nuñez and mastered by Carl Saff (who has also worked with Unsane and Guided By voices), the three-track 7″ makes its digital premiere (under a working title) here on Beached Miami ahead of a possible hard-copy release via Slovenly Records, whose owner invited New Coke to play in the label’s SXSW showcase on March 14. In the meantime, you can stream all the tracks from New Coke’s bandcamp after the jump.
Ever feel like a demon’s stalking you? Maybe you just need to learn how to fall in love. That’s ICECREAM’s advice on “Blessings”, a listless lullaby of a track off of the doom-pop foursome’s upcoming second album, His Approval. Here’s the “Blessings” video, directed by Xander Robin around Crown Heights, Brooklyn, where ICECREAM moved from Miami last year.
Valentine’s Day evokes different emotions in different folks depending on how likely one is to get laid, or at least a box of chocolate, on this loaded holiday. To celebrate the agony and the ecstasy, the joy and the pity, the lonesomeness and, ultimately, the love, here’s a playlist of songs that are appropriate (however inappropriate) for the occasion. Curated by Miami Music Guide editor and William “Don Juan” Alton, these Valentunes are all by local bands. Gotta love that.