New Waves: Limited Fanfare Sampler with new PLAINS, Lil Daggers

By | April 8th, 2013 | No Comments

To celebrate the end of another brutal winter in the subtropics, Miami-based rock and roll label Limited Fanfare Records presents a “Spring/Summer” sampler featuring new songs by local favorites PLAINS (“Hurricane City”) and Lil Daggers (“Spider Lilly”). Comprising 14 tracks by 14 different bands, most of them with Miami or Florida ties, you can stream the sampler in its entirety for the first time right here and download it via Limited Fanfare’s bandcamp.

If you like what you hear, make sure to catch live performances by Rickolus, Lil Daggers, PLAINS, Ex Norwegian, and sound sleeper at the Block x Blog Festival in Ft. Lauderdale on April 20th.

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Ticket Giveaway! Bajofondo, Zuzuka & Kush Arora y más

By | April 1st, 2013 | No Comments

Presented annually since 2003, the Rhythm Foundation’s TransAtlantic Festival is going big this year with four days of live modern world music. Starting Thursday with a performance by Miami’s own Psychic Mirrors at downtown venue Blackbird Ordinary and ending Sunday with a BBQ at Wynwood watering hole Gramps, the fest will feature performances at the North Beach Bandshell on Friday and Saturday by Argentine/Uruguayan electrotango collective Bajofondo, Bogota-based Bomba Estereo, the duo of Brazilian emcee Zuzuka Poderosa and San Francisco-based beatmaker Kush Arora, and Miami-based electro-indie-dance group Krisp (visit transatlanticfestival.com for full details).

To enter to win a pair of passes to both nights at the bandshell, simply shout PA’ BAILAR! on the Beached Miami Facebook page with a link to this post. We will announce the winner via Facebook on Wednesday afternoon. Until then, here’s Bajofondo to give you a sultry sense of the scene you can expect this weekend.

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New Waves: ‘It’s Never Easy’ by ModernAge

By | March 25th, 2013 | No Comments

Quietly, Miami-based New Wave-Post Punk quartet ModernAge, who have a gig at The Garret on Saturday, have been releasing new material over the last several months as they work on a new album. Here’s a teaser video for “It’s Never Easy”, the band’s first single in four years, which you can hear in full after the jump.

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Ticket giveaway: FELA! at the Arsht Center

By | March 19th, 2013 | No Comments

Afrobeat godfather Fela Kuti’s musical, political, and sexual exploits fuel this continent-hopping production, which runs at the Arsht Center until the end of the week. To enter to win a free pair of tickets to the Thursday night performance, simply shout FELA! on the Beached Miami Facebook page with a link to this post. We will announce the winner via Facebook on Wednesday afternoon. Until then, here’s The Roots drummer Questlove (who, along with Jay-Z and others, produced the Broadway show) discussing Kuti’s impact on American hip-hop.

Update: And the winner is …

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Op-ed: The uber hubris of Ultra

By | March 14th, 2013 | 7 Comments
Just when you thought Ultra couldn't get bigger. -- photo via facebook.com/ultrafanpage

Just when you thought the beast couldn’t get bigger… — photo via Ultra’s Facebook page

Notice a huge firework display over Downtown Miami? Can you hear the uhntz uhntz uhntz? No? You will — and soon. And you will hear it again and again this year, for two weekends, especially if you live or work anywhere near Downtown Miami.

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Sweatstock 2013 Lineup Announced

By | March 12th, 2013 | No Comments

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 bud Brian Butler.

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Photos: Axe and the Oak, Plains, Manray, Killmama at Churchill’s

By | March 9th, 2013 | No Comments

Miami-based rock and roll record label Limited Fanfare records presented this four-band showcase at Churchill’s on Friday night. All photos are by Jesse Meadows. To view many more photos from the show, visit the Beached Miami Facebook page.

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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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