Ticket Giveaway! Of Montreal with Wild Moccasins at Grand Central

By | April 30th, 2013 | 3 Comments
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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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New Waves: ‘Letters to Larrup’ by Pocket of Lollipops

By | April 29th, 2013 | 1 Comment

The imaginative marriage of Maite Urrechaga (bass, vocals) and Tony Kapel (drums, vocals) — aka Pocket of Lollipops — brings you Letters to Larrup, five tracks in the sparsely atmospheric, bass-boinging, speak-sing style that the Miami-based art punks pull off so well. Stream the EP in full below.

Pocket of Lollipops by Jessie Askinazi

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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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Photos: Sweatstock 2013 featuring ANR, Afrobeta, Kermit the Frog

By | April 22nd, 2013 | No Comments

Rain may damage vinyl, but a spell of torrential downpour on Saturday did little to harm the fourth annual Sweatstock, a free all-ages three-stage block party hosted by Sweat Records to celebrate Record Store Day and the Little Haiti music shop’s eighth anniversary. You can view a ton of photos from the event on the Beached Miami Facebook page. For starters, here are 15 of our favorites by photographer Jesse Meadows.

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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
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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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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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Interview with ‘The Shining’ doc filmmaker Rodney Ascher

By | April 4th, 2013 | No Comments
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Decades after a deranged Jack Nicholson channeled Ed McMahon — “Heeeere’s Johnny!” — The Shining captivates cinephiles and conspiracy theorists alike.

First things first: Learn how you can enter to win a pair of tickets to ‘Room 237′ on the Beached Miami Facebook page.

If whenever you see a pair of closed elevator doors at the end of a long, quiet corridor you brace for a tide of wine-dark blood, then you’re probably pumped for (or terrified in anticipation of) O Cinema’s Stanley Kubrick retrospective next week, which will comprise eight films (seven by Kubrick and a new documentary about the auteur’s terrifying masterpiece The Shining), several panel discussions about the man many consider the greatest filmmaker of last century, and even a remote Q&A with Full Metal Jacket star Matthew Modine.

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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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War and literature with Miami-bound author Tim O’Brien

By | March 28th, 2013 | No Comments
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“In my era, soldiers would have been pissed if we had been lied to about WMDs,” says O’Brien. — photo by Pfc. L. Paul Epley via archives.gov

Sponsored by the Miami Writers Institute, this post features an interview between Andrew Slater and Tim O’Brien. Slater is a veteran of both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, a lecturer of English composition at the American University of Iraq- Sulaimani, and a fiction writer whose work has appeared in the literary journal Epiphany and the anthology ‘Fire and Forget’. O’Brien, an American novelist who has written extensively about the Vietnam War, is best known for the short-story collection ‘The Things They Carried’ and the novel ‘Going After Cacciato,’ for which he won a National Book Award in 1979. On Tuesday, April 9, O’Brien will deliver an address at Coral Gables Congregational Church as part of a month-long series of events inspired by his work. For full details, visit thecenteratmdc.org.

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