Touring behind their fifth studio album, Cobra Juicy, experimental Pittsburgh rockers Black Moth Super Rainbow performed at Design District venue The Stage on Tuesday in a show presented by Sweat Records. People dressed in costumes, but one can’t be sure it was for Halloween. Here are our photos.
On Saturday night, artist Brian Butler was on hand at The Stage to live sketch the Beached Bash, a celebration of Beached Miami’s two-year exploration of Miami culture with live performances by Krisp and Palette Town, a set by DJ Lolo, and good eats by Ms. Cheezious. Here’s what ended up in his notepad (click image to see full size).
Indie rock dance band Krisp will headline Beached Miami’s two-year birthday bash at The Stage this coming Saturday (RSVP!). Comprising Wynwood locals Andres Ledesma, Jason Mavila, Alex Lopez, and Charlie Woods, Krisp infuses ’80s grooves and futuristic synths with the frenzied energy of modern Miami on the band’s latest EP, Mamani Vice, released back in August. You can stream the four-track record below and, if you’re one of the first 50 people to prepay for the party, you’ll get a free hard copy of the EP at the door. To prepay, visit beachedmiami.com/krisp — but not before indulging your ears in Mamani Vice while feasting your eyes on the awesome flyer at the end of this post.
Palette Town, a quartet of Miami natives in their early 20s, say their band name is a reference to the original Pokémon video game, which featured a town named after a wooden board used for mixing colors: a palette. The obscure allusion actually suggests a lot about the band, including the Asian heritage of two of its members (Sylvano Umbac and Fredrik Baliwis, both the children of Filipinos) and their abiding affinity for Japanese anime and Japanese bands such as The Pillows. But above all it hints at their colorful music, which they describe as Arcade Rock, Garage Pop, Indie Shred, and Post-Pop.
On Saturday, October 6, put on your dancing shoes and head to The Stage to celebrate Beached Miami’s two-year anniversary with live and lively music by Krisp, Palette Town, and DJ Lolo, salubrious spirits ($3 shots, $4 drafts, $5 cocktails), and good eats by Ms. Cheezious. The cover is $10 in advance (via the PayPal button below) and $15 at the door. For full details, check out the Facebook event page.
Prepay: This is a non-refundable transaction. If you pay for multiple people, your entire party will be listed under your name at the door on the night of the event. The first 50 people to prepay will get a complimentary copy of Krisp’s latest EP, Mamani Vice, at the door. To begin, click on the “Buy Now” button below.
PREPAY IS OVER. COME ON OVER TO THE STAGE!
After a resoundingly successful Kickstarter campaign to fund their fifth studio album, Cobra Juicy, experimental Pittsburgh rockers Black Moth Super Rainbow will play Design-District venue The Stage on Tuesday, October 30, according to show organizer Sweat Records. Tickets for the show are $10 at sweatshopmiami.com.
According to Wikipedia, Lebo can refer to one of the following: Lebo, Kansas, a small town in the United States; Lebo M, South African composer of songs from The Lion King; Lebo Mathosa, South African singer; António Lebo Lebo, Angolan footballer; a derogatory ethnic slur for a person from Lebanon, especially a Lebanese Australian; or David LeBatard, Cuban-American cartoon artist.
On Sunday, at Design District venue The Stage, one of Miami’s best drummers got a bittersweet send off before she packs her bag and heads to the West Coast to further pursue her music career. A good crowd and a slate of Miami acts — Afrobeta, BFGF, Agape f. Nadia Harris, The Charlie 3’s — came out to say goodbye to Nabedi Osorio, drummer in The State Of and a fixture of the local music scene for five years. To see many more photos from Nabedipalooza, visit the Beached Miami Facebook page.
Perhaps a stranger to the breathlessness of an 81-degree, 87-percent-humidity spring night in Miami, Annie Clark, better known as St. Vincent, took the stage at The Stage Thursday night in a glittery, long-sleeve shirt, leather shorts, and sheer, black stockings and proceeded to jack up the temperature in the packed venue with a performance at turns funky, sensual, and chaotic that left the crowd of several hundred stinking of sweat and smoke and deafened by the sound of their own screaming. Playing with a band, it was Clark’s first ever Miami performance and one of the last U.S. dates on a tour behind her third studio album, Strange Mercy.
Although she’s been to Miami before, Annie Clark, better known as St. Vincent, is still shocked that it is part of the good ol’ U.S. of A. “I get astounded at how varied the United States are, that we have this tropical paradise,” she explains. (Clearly this quote predates this past weekend’s cannibalism incident.)
On the tail-end of a spring tour behind her third and latest album, Strange Mercy, Clark will perform at The Stage, in the Design District, on Thursday, May 31.