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.
“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.”
Quick, name a sultry, smoky, R&B-influenced pop act to garner attention in the last five years. Not a very difficult task, is it? In syncopation with the bass music (don’t call it the D-word) craze of recent history, more than a few bands have been taking cues from their club counterparts, producing hazy, atmospheric takes on the pop format that bend genre boundaries without ever losing their song-like qualities. From the smoked-out, beat-driven compositions of contemporaries like James Blake to decidedly more radio-friendly, vocal-centric acts like Grimes, a fusion of songwriter stylings and speaker-melting electronica has been steadily poking through the fringes of popular music.
On Saturday night, Primus, San Francisco’s legendary weirdo bass-driven rock trio (composers of the iconic South Park theme song), closed its tour behind its seventh studio album, Green Naugahyde, at the Fillmore Miami Beach with a 3D spectacular.
On tour for their latest album, Synthetica, Canadian quartet Metric played to a packed house at the Fillmore Miami Beach on Friday night with Montreal-based Half Moon Run as the opener.
Kendrick Lamar’s star is burning brighter than it has at any point during the 25-year-old rapper’s career. After several critically acclaimed mixtapes and collaborations with industry heavyweights from Dr. Dre to Lil Wayne, Lamar is set to drop a highly anticipated studio album on October 22.
Touring behind her long-awaited fourth studio album, The Idler Wheel…, Fiona Apple will perform at the Fillmore Miami Beach on Sunday night, and we have a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky fan. To enter to win, tell us what you think the title of Apple’s next album will be in the comment section of this post, keeping in mind that it will certainly be no fewer than 20 words and necessitate an ellipsis. We will announce the winner on the Beached Miami Facebook page on Sunday morning. Until then, here’s “Every Single Night” off of her latest album, whose full title is The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do. Update: And the winner is …
Emerging from the darkness, a hairy creature with a short, pinkish elephant trunk and a black gown stepped out to the middle of the stage, raising its arms as in a ritual, before it started pointing at the crowd and shooting blue laser beams from its fingers.
Touring behind their fifth studio album, Synthetica, Canadian quartet Metric will perform at the Fillmore Miami Beach on Friday night, and we have a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky fan. To enter to win, complete the following metric mouthful in the comment section of this post: Eight lippies equal two pecks and two pecks equal half a ______. (We’ll be impressed if you get it right, but you don’t actually have to to enter the contest.) We will announce the winner on the Beached Miami Facebook page on Thursday morning. Until then, here’s “Youth With Youth” off of Synthetica. Update: And the winner is …
Touring behind his forthcoming debut LP, Dreams and Nightmares, Philly rapper and signee to Rick Ross’s Miami-based label Maybach Music Group Meek Mill (aka Robert Williams) is performing at the Fillmore Miami Beach on Monday, August 13. We have a pair of tickets for the show to give away to one lucky fan. To enter to win, share a personal dream/nightmare in the comment section of this post. We will announce the winner on the Beached Miami Facebook page on Sunday afternoon. Until then, “Amen”.