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.
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.
Sharing the bill with fellow electronic experimentalists Tanlines, Baltimore-based synth-pop composer Dan Deacon performed at downtown venue Grand Central Saturday night. To view a full album by photographer Alex Broadwell, visit the Beached Miami Facebook page.
Starting early next week, the annual onslaught of events surrounding Art Basel Miami Beach begins (and with it our #beachedbasel photo contest). Inarguably the high point of the Miami social calendar, we can all admit that at least half the fun comes from observing the human zoo that pours into town from ever corner of the globe. At the center of it all, of course, is the massive ABMB fair itself, housed in the cavernous Miami Beach Convention Center. But even that only represents a slice of the action.
Peeking out from behind his trademark ceremonial mask, the British ghost of knobs SBTRKT performed at downtown-venue Grand Central on Friday night. People danced.
Everyone who turned up to catch the phenomenal El-P and Killer Mike show at downtown-venue Grand Central Thursday night was a die-hard fan. When either artist turned the mic to the audience, the crowd faithfully roared its reply. The room wasn’t full, but everybody in the building was packed to the front for the cult classic rappers.
With the release of Cancer 4 Cure, one of the most talked about hip hop albums of 2012, El-P, aka Jaime Meline, remains a major crossover force in indie music. With Killer Mike, one of Outkast’s favorite collaborators, and Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire, who burst on the scene with last year’s Lost in Translation LP, El-P’s performance at downtown-venue Grand Central on Thursday promises to be one of South Florida’s best concerts of the year. We have a pair of tickets for the show to give away to one lucky fan. To enter to win, proclaim your preferred P-word (paramour, parsley, pleasance, prurience) in the comment section of this post. We will announce the winner on the Beached Miami Facebook page on Wednesday afternoon. Until then, here’s “The Full Retard” off of C4C.
Cat Power, aka Chan Marshall, announced that she will kick off her next tour at downtown-venue Grand Central on Oct. 11. The 40-year-old Atlanta-born musician is set to release her ninth studio album, SUN, on Sept. 4. It will be Power’s first full-length release in more than four years. Tickets to the show go on sale this Friday (August 10) for $25. To learn more about the show, check out the event page.
Hardcore punk supergroup OFF! will return to South Florida on Sept. 26 to play downtown venue Grand Central. The Keith Morris-fronted California foursome, who performed at Culture Room last October, will be accompanied by Negative Approach, Detroit’s legendary answer to hardcore punk. The show, featuring the two towering figures of hardcore, both of which can still play like it’s 1982, will cost $15 and start at 7 p.m. For full details, check out the event page.