The world of symphonic metal is all about big ideas and high standards, but few bands have taken this most bombastic of genres to such momentous creative heights as EPICA. Formed in the Netherlands, these perennially dynamic masters of sonic opulence swiftly grabbed the world’s attention with their debut album, The Phantom Agony. With a fresh and vital sound that struck a sublime balance between orchestral grandeur and pure heavy metal grit, EPICA’s music has continued to showcase the compelling contrast between singer, Simone Simons’s soaring vocals and guitarist, Mark Jansen’s guttural growls; between Isaac Delahaye’s unstoppable core of scything riffs and keyboard maestro, Coen Janssen’s intricate, hugely cinematic arrangements and embellishments. All of this backed by a powerful tandem: Ariën van Weesenbeek blasting his drums and Rob van der Loo providing tasteful low end. The lyrics, too, made EPICA stand out from the crowd, as they eschewed the traditional symphonic trope of fantasy and began to explore and dissect notions of philosophy, science and spirituality. This Dutch sextet are widely regarded as the genre’s brightest hope and international success is in their grasp.
Following the release of their new album “Everything Now”, Miami welcomes back Arcade Fire as they travel along their summer tour. With a string of hits under their belt, the members of Arcade Fire are seasoned veterans when it comes to their craft.
Arcade Fire will be performing at the Watsco Center, located on the University of Miami Campus, with support from Wolf Parade.
Arcade Fire has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket will go to saving lives, revitalizing communities, and transforming global health through Partners In Health.
Young The Giant’s “Home of the Strange” tour comes to South Florida with Cold War Kids and Joywave! Tickets start at $17 and are available via Ticketmaster: https://concerts1.livenation.com/event/0D00527FD41DCB5F
Join us on September 27th as we welcome hit indie rock band Foster the People to The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater.
Foster the People took the indie rock industry by storm with mega-hit “Pumped Up Kicks” and others like “Houdini” and “Helena Beat”. Their success earned them three Grammy nominations over the course of their career.
Discover The City Beautiful and celebrate its future at the launch of their summer music series: Soul on The Mile brought to you by the Business Improvement District of Coral Gables and Prism Creative Group!
This summer, the McBride Family Plaza opens up for a night of live music under the stars. Sway to the rhythms of powerful musicians like the ever so soulful Yoli Mayor and the beautifully bluesy Soulixer. Take in the savory creations of Coral Gables favorite eateries, and indulge in drinks in a magical atmosphere of community and connection. Peruse pop-ups by neighborhood shops and get to know one of the city\’s most historical areas.
“gleaming, graceful, slightly gritty and distinctly modern.”—The Wall Street Journal
“an entertainer, whose music blends jazz, funk, R&B and whatever else will get the crowd jumping and shouting…
play it loud enough and questions of genre will fly away on the breeze from Andrews’ horn.”—Stereogum
“Parking Lot Symphony continues Trombone Shorty’s personal tradition of stunningly good musicianship, crowd-pleasing good material and just plain good fun… Andrews keeps the music close to his heart and his hometown.”—OffBeat
Falling somewhere between rock, jazz and electronic mayhem we find space rock. This is a genre that is not readily defined and is a state of mind as much as it could be considered a genre. This range of frequencies is where Papadosio tends to spend their time, sometimes dining in deep space, and other times snacking right on your front porch. Papadosio strives to create music that is strangely familiar and calls all walks of humanity to bask in a unique experience celebrating the one constant in an ever-changing world: music. Join Papadosio in an effort to create, augment, and rejoice in the universal language of music. Most importantly, have a good time.
New Orlean’s powerhouse, Trombone Shorty, joins us in Fort Lauderdale at Revolution Live for two nights of funk on September 29th &30th. Joined by his band Orleans Avenue. Opening for them will be Dumpstaphunk.
Troy ‘Trombone Shorty’ Andrews has God-given talent, natural charisma and a relentless drive to bridge music’s past and future. His third outing for Verve Records, Say That To Say This (Sept. 10), co-produced by Andrews and kindred spirit Raphael Saadiq, sounds like nothing else out there, as Andrews and his longtime band, Orleans Avenue – guitarist Pete Murano, bassist Mike Ballard and drummer Joey Peebles – continue their natural musical evolution. In a very real sense, the torch is passed from one great New Orleans band to another on the new album, which features the first new studio recording from the original members of the legendary Meters in 36 years, as they revisit their 1977 classic “Be My Lady,” with Andrews singing lead and playing horns.
Coming to Miami this fall, WLRN is proud to present Snap Judgment LIVE! – the critically-acclaimed show featuring the world’s finest storytellers, on stage, backed by the Snap Judgment band.
Produced by WNYC and airing Sundays at 11 AM on WLRN Public Radio, Snap Judgement delivers a raw, intimate, musical brand of narrative that dares audiences to see the world through the eyes of another. You’ll marvel at how Snap storytellers dig deep to create magic and craft powerful multi-platform experiences.
Ira Glass wrote, “As a host, Glynn Washington has chops that I and (Jad) Abumrad and (Garrison) Keillor don’t even dream of . . .”
The Atlantic magazine hailed Snap’s Glynn Washington as “the first African American (NPR) host to swing a big cultural stick, the first who seems likely to become a public-radio superstar on the order of Glass or Garrison Keillor . . .”
Snap Judgment is heard weekly on over 365 public radio stations, and downloaded over two million times a month.
MEET & GREET: Get together with Glynn and the Snap Judgement Livecast in a post show Meet & Greet with the purchase of tickets at the $75.00 level.
Tickets and more info at https://tickets.olympiatheater.org/eventperformances.asp?evt=190
VNV Nation have persistently leaped from strength to strength over the last few years, emerging as a powerhouse in the alternative electronic rock and industrial scenes. Their unique sound blends influences from contemporary electronic music, indie, rock and underground dance music, with thematic lyrics and emotive vocals. The music can range from hard-hitting beats to indie-electronic anthems to haunting ballads to symphonic orchestrations. VNV Nation are renowned for their energetic live shows and have gained a fanatical worldwide following.
Join us as we welcome them to Culture Room on October 4.
The South-Florida based conservation and activism groupLove the Everglades Movement is hosting their 4th Annual Everglades Symposiumincluding a series of talks, lectures, and workshops by local industry leaders, elected officials and candidates running for office, indigenous voices, and other officials October 7, 8 and 15. The events will focus on citizen empowerment and include divergent perspectives on science, policy, activism, and arts and spirituality. The symposium will include information booths from a diverse selection of community organizations, and the booths are free for community organizations. They will be prioritized by actionable items of environmental concerns.
Topics covered will include “Indigenous Sovereignty and Land Use”, “Impacts of Phosphate Mining in Central Florida”, “The Urban Development Boundary in South Florida”, “The health of Biscayne Bay”, and much more.There will also be live music. Attendance is free but registration is required because space is limited. Lunch will be provided by the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida to registered attendants.
III Points Music, Art and Technology Festival is thrilled to announce that Gorillaz will headline this year’s festival in October. It will also be the first EVER Miami show for Gorillaz, who have only performed 58 shows in their history as a band. In its fifth year, III Points will take place October 13-15 at Mana Wynwood in Miami. Very limited pre-sale tickets will be available to the public for a short time before the full III Points lineup is released later in May.
Tickets can be purchased online at iiipoints.com on 4.21. South Florida locals will have the opportunity to purchase tickets in person only on 4.20 at The Anderson at 709 NE 79th St, Miami, FL 33138, starting at 3pm. The 3-day general admission ticket will be available for a limited time for a special price of $111 (+ taxes and fees) and VIP Foresight Passes will be available for $245 (+ taxes and fees).
III Points Music Art + Tech Festival is happy to announce that we will be returning for our 5th year on October 13th – 15th, 2017! The festival will take place in Miami, FL at Mana Wynwood located at: 318 NW 23rd ST.
The xx // Gorillaz // Nicolas Jaar
Richie Hawtin // The Ship: An Audio Installation by Brian Eno
Bonobo (live!) // Kaytranada // Skepta
Arca & Jesse Kanda // RÜFÜS / RÜFÜS DU SOL
Danny Brown // Lil B “THE BASEDGOD” // Melody’s Echo Chamber
Thundercat // The Black Madonna // Madlib
BADBADNOTGOOD // Kali Uchis // Willow Smith
John Talabot // Danny Daze // SOHN // Daniel Avery
Jackmaster // Barclay Crenshaw // Lane 8
Hundred Waters // Mr Twin Sister // Actress (live!)
ABRA // Jacques Greene // Kelsey Lu
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith // Nico Stojan // Romare
mild high club // Moscoman // Fort Romeau // Yves Tumor
Jacuzzi Boys // serpentwithfeet // Ricky Eat Acid
Nick León // Twelve’Len // Will Buckley // Lemurian
Permaboy // Plastic Pinks // POORgrrrl // Deaf Poets
Holly Hunt // VIRGO // TWYN // Byrdipop // Wastelands // JBZ
Kumi // Skeleton Boy // Seafoam WALLS // Brother Dan // Face/Off
Thievery Corporation, Presented by Sirius XM, brings their tour in support of their latest release The Temple of I&I to the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater on Wednesday, October 17th, 2017 / 8:30PM for a rare intimate performance.
Few musical artists are as diverse as Thievery Corporation, moving from space rock, hip-hop, Indian trip-hop, dub, French torch songs, and shoe-gazer blissfulness with remarkable cohesive ease. Boundaries and following trends have never been part of Garza and Hilton’s agenda. They have released 8 studio LP’s, 2 remix collections, 2 DJ mix albums, and continued to perform live on 5 continents.
General Admission tickets for Thievery Corporation Preseted by Sirius XM, Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 / 8:30PM are $40.50 in advance and $45.00 day of show. A limited number of Special Reserved Seats are also available for $69.50. All tickets go on sale Thursday, June 29th /10AM at LiveNation.com or charge by phone 800-745-3000 and at the Fillmore Box Office during normal business hours (Mon. – Fri., 11AM – 6PM and during show days).
Blues Traveler started their career in the late ‘80s, and went on to become one of the most widely known artists in the jam-band scene. In celebration of their monumental 30 year career, Blues Traveler has announced that they will embark on a 30 Year Anniversary tour this October. Kicking off on October 11th at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, CT, the 25 date run will take the band across the US, wrapping up at the House of Blues in San Diego, CA on November 19th. They come to Revolution Live in Ft. Lauderdale on Saturday, October 21st / 8PM.
In the wake of the May 5th release of their “call the police”/“American dream” single and May 6th Saturday Night Live performance of those songs, and having sold out their latest seven-night residency at New York’s Brooklyn Steel in 10 minutes, LCD Soundsystem now confirm details of their long-awaited fourth album and accompanying world tour.
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he Magpie Salute is an exciting new band that features musicians who have played together for decades throughout various projects and share a musical bond. The band brings Rich Robinson, the guitarist and co-founding member of The Black Crowes, together with two key members of Crowes fame – guitarist Marc Ford and bassist Sven Pipien – alongside drummer Joe Magistro and guitarist Nico Bereciartua. The Magpie Salute marks the reunion of the Robinson and Ford guitar team which ended back in 1997 when Ford left The Black Crowes. The band also boasts a fine cast of vocalists, including lead singer John Hogg (Hookah Brown, Moke), former Crowes singer Charity White and background singers, Adrien Reju and Katrine Ottosen. The term “Magpie Salute” references a British superstition about the imperative to salute a Magpie anytime you see one in order to ward off negativity, or to have a good day. Clearly, The Magpie Salute intends to mix it up, breathing new life into musical bonds, rooted in tradition and the universal language of Rock and Roll.
From Paris to Cuba and all points in between, Ibeyi created a global sensation with their debut in 2015. How does one follow up on a groundbreaker? The young artists immersed themselves in their Afro-Cuban roots, and collaborated with musical luminaries. They return to the US this fall, including a date Saturday October 28th at the North Beach Bandshell in Miami Beach.
Ibeyi is 22-year-old French-Cuban twins Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz. Since the release of their critically-acclaimed, self-titled debut album, Ibeyi have been captivating audiences across the globe with their unique blend of modern pop, hip-hop and electronic influenced with the traditional sounds of Yorùbá. At the end of 2016 the adoration of their debut album revealed itself through requests for the twins to open the Chanel Cruise fashion show in Cuba, an appearance in Beyoncé’s video for Lemonade, and Maura Bigonzetti’s ‘Deep,’ a performance choreographed to music by Ibeyi for Alvin Ailey’s Dance Theatre
Five bands, five shops, one night. Boca Femme Fest is a celebration of the female talent cultivating in South Florida. This is a safe space of all races, genders, and sexual identities so please be respectful.
Band of Horses is an American rock band formed in 2004 in Seattle by Ben Bridwell. The band has released five studio albums, the most successful of which is 2010’s Grammy-nominated Infinite Arms. The band’s lineup, which included Mat Brooke for the debut album, has undergone several changes; the most-recent lineup of Bridwell, Ryan Monroe, Tyler Ramsey, Bill Reynolds, and Creighton Barrett, had been together for several years until Ramsey and Reynolds’ departure in 2017, recording three albums. Band of Horses’ fifth studio album, Why Are You OK, was released in June 2016.
When Grizzly Bear came to the end of the road with their fourth album, 2012’s Shields, the future was unclear. No dramatic decisions were made, no arguments were had, but there was a feeling as there always is with the foursome that a breather was required. The band who emerged in 2004 in Brooklyn, New York, have forever functioned as a self-described “democracy”. It’s equal and it’s fair but it can also take a lot of out of them. And so they went their separate ways and bedded down in different corners. But they couldn’t stay away. The resulting fifth Grizzly Bear album Painted Ruins benefits from having the songs develop in a completely organic way. That relief, that momentum, that sense of a band really relishing the chance to relocate their mojo is apparent on the album, which wound up taking two years to make.
Singer-guitarist Daniel Ash and drummer Kevin Haskins — who spent large swaths of the ’80s and ’90s performing together in the seminal acts Bauhaus, Tones on Tail and Love and Rockets — have reunited to form a new band called Poptone, with Haskins’ daughter Diva, that will perform the music of those three classic acts on tour in the U.S. Diva Dompe is a musician in her own right who previously played inBlackBlack. Haskins and Ash, who have been DJing together of late, last played together, with Haskins’ brother David J and frontman Peter Murphy, during a Bauhaus reunion and in Love and Rockets, again with David J, in a later reunion.
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GWAR are thrash metal’s answer to the more mainstream satire of Spinal Tap. Gory, sexually perverse, and scatological in the extreme, GWARwere formed as an experiment in marketing strategy by several musicians, art students, and dancers. The group claimed to consist of all-powerful interplanetary warriors, descended from aliens stranded in Antarctica and initially created from the lowest filth in the universe, who came to Earth to sexually enslave and/or slaughter the human race. Taking the rock theatrics of Kiss and Alice Cooper to depraved new levels, GWAR has been putting on one of rock’s most outrageous and offensive–not to mention creative—live shows. The group quickly established a unique identity as the members performed in bizarre costumes made of latex and papier-mâché, while the stage show itself featured fake pagan rituals and corpses spewing washable bodily fluids on the audience. GWAR are perhaps best appreciated for their visual aspects, which have historically been far more creative than the actual music; indeed, the group received a somewhat stunning Grammy nomination in 1993 for its long-form home video Phallus in Wonderland.
GWAR heads to Revolution Live on December 5.
Tickets are on sale for $22.50 in advance, and $25 on the day of the show.
Tickets on sale here: https://goo.gl/oEKquv
The Reverend Horton Heat is perhaps the most popular psychobilly artist of all time. The Reverend (as both the three-man band and its guitar-playing frontman were known) built a strong cult following through constant touring, manic showmanship, and a twisted sense of humor. The latter was nothing new in the world of psychobilly, of course, and Heat’s music certainly kept the trashy aesthetic of his spiritual forebears. The Reverend’s true innovation was updating the psychobilly sound for the alternative rock era. In his hands, it was something more than retro-obsessed kitsch — it had roaring distorted guitars, it rocked as hard as any punk band, and it didn’t look exclusively to pop culture of the past for its style or subject matter. Most of The Reverend’s lyrics were gonzo celebrations of sex, drugs, booze, and cars, and true to his name, his concerts often featured mock sermons in the style of a rural revivalist preacher.
The Reverend makes his way to Revolution Live on December 21, with support from The Blasters, Junior Brown, and more.
The Reverend makes his way to Revolution Live on December 21, with support from The Blasters, Junior Brown, and more.
Tickets are on sale for $28 in advance and $30 the day of the show.
Tickets on sale here:
Legendary award winning actor Al Pacino’s exclusive “An Evening With Pacino” scheduled for the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater on Friday, September 15th, 2017 / 8PM has been postponed due to a filming schedule conflict. The new date will be Saturday, March 3, 2018 / 8PM. All tickets previously sold will be honored at the new scheduled date. This event is being produced by Primo Entertainment.
The event will also be MC’d by popular Morning Radio Personality Paul Castronovo from Big 105.9FM. In addition to hosting the longest running morning radio show in South Florida radio history, he is also a major film buff and a great addition to the ambience of the evening.
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UPCOMING IN-STORES + SWEAT EVENTS:
Tuesday, 9/26: Emerge Miami Meeting, 7-8pm.
Thursday, 9/28: Live@Sweat presents a free, early show with two of Miami’s best indie rock bands. Catch SMUT and HAOCHI on the Sweat stage! All ages welcome, 7-10pm, band links and RSVP here.
Tuesday, 10/3: Emerge Miami Meeting, 7-8pm.
Tuesday, 10/10: Emerge Miami Meeting, 7-8pm.
Sunday, 10/29: Classic Album Sundays, September info TBA soon but save the date! Hear two albums in full on audiophile gear provided by Deja Vu Audio South. Free pizza, PBR, and Red Bull with ticket. 5-8pm.