Join us for the 11th annual breakfast featuring ideas on how we might link the arts and tourism and a discussion about how the arts are building Miami. The arts are a billion dollar industry in Miami. How can your company attract lucrative cultural tourism business? Learn about engaging the arts for profitable partnerships. Featured speakers are George Neary, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau; Avra Jain, The Vagabond Group; Jonathan Plutzik, The Betsy South Beach; Wendy Kallergis, Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association.
Participants will explore soundscapes in this site-specific workshop in Museum Park. Local artist T. Wheeler Castillo will lead participants through an exploration of environmental sounds and how they translate to the profound effects of human impact on the region. Participants will use sound recorders and digital editing software to make their unique and personal urban soundtrack.
Dark Horse Flyer is a rock band based from South Florida and is comprised of 6 members. Collectively they have shared the stage with such notable artists as; Ernest Ranglin, Buster Poindexter, Etta James, Temptations, Kansas, Chuck Berry, and The Gin Blossoms. Breakaway is a 9-song album of masterfully played brawny riff rock and detached cool jazzy rock. As a Boca Raton resident and bassist for the band, Richard Taylor has forged his own artistic conception, successfully creating basslines that are stand-alone musical statements. The combination of his rich understanding of music theory and chemistry of the chords, scales, and passing tones, makes him an invaluable member of Dark Horse Flyer.
Be the first to hear the new full-length album from Telekinetic Walrus, The Spaceship With The Heavy Bass Bump, on 4/4 (aka Common Time if you’re a Musician). Pre-order the album and get a FREE home brewed beer, developed and crafted by Daniel Villa and Jay Bourgault of Telekinetic Family! It’s all happening at Miami’s dopest record store, Sweat Records!
$10 and a 21+ ID gets you an album pre-sale and a FREE Telekinetic Pale Ale! The band will also have available all of their fresh, hand-printed T-shirts, which you can’t get anywhere else. Join us for an intimate evening of premier music listening, prizes, and home brew; then later on at night, Telekinetic Walrus plays the Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery (https://www.facebook.com/events/424435074380892/)!
Saturday April 4th, 2015 (In memory of Kurt Cobain) Churchill’s Pub Presents the 5th annual NEVERMIND: A Tribute to Nirvana. With live music from Armada!, Dorothy’s Surrender, After The Fall, The Burnouts, Jacuzzi Fuzz, and Drawing Bored! No Cover, Bands start at 8pm, 18 and over only. Celebrating the life and music of Kurt Cobain on the 21st anniversary of his passing. Wear your best flannel. Churchill’s Pub – 5501 NE 2nd Ave Miami, Fl 33137 https://www.facebook.com/events/856918234371283/
SATURDAY | APRIL 4th 2015 | 8 PM | All Ages
Grand Central + Poplife present
Tune-Yards will donate $1 to charity for each ticket sold.
Merrill Garbus has performed as tUnE-yArDs since 2009. First gaining notice with the debut BiRd-BrAiNs, which The New York Times called “a confident do-it-yourselfer’s opening salvo: a staticky, low-fi, abrasive attention-getter,” Garbus forged a reputation as a formidable live presence through relentless touring. In 2011, tUnE-yArDs released its second album, w h o k i l l, a startling and sonically adventurous statement that led to a whirlwind period where Garbus and bassist Nate Brenner accrued accolades from critics (including the #1 spot on the Village Voice’s 2011 Pazz and Jop poll), performed around the world, and collaborated with the likes of Yoko Ono and ?uestlove. The stunning third album, Nikki Nack, was released in 2014 via 4AD and features work with producers John Hill (Rihanna, Shakira, M.I.A.) and Malay (Alicia Keys, Frank Ocean, Big Boi). It’s a showcase of how Garbus’s songwriting has blossomed, and a testament to how current technologies can combine with themes from the past—Saturday mornings spent watching Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, puppet shows based on Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal, hard days made less so by the refuge provided by top-40 radio—to create something utterly original.
Son Lux is Ryan Lott, most recognized for a post-rock and alternative hip hop musical style that has won him many awards. He created the soundtracks for four major feature films, most notably Looper (2012) and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2013), plus television (Parks and Recreation, American Horror Story). He has scored commercials for an impressive list of clients such as Absolut, IKEA, Coca-Cola, Audi and many others. Lott has built an impressive list of collaborators including everyone from indie-rock darlings such as Sufjan Stevens, Peter Silberman (The Antlers), These New Puritans, My Brightest Diamond; to composers and classical world institutions such as Nico Muhly, Richard Perry (Arcade Fire), Judd Greenstein, yMusic, ETHEL, and Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw; to rappers Serengeti, Busdriver and Beans (Antipop Consortium).
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Nu Deco Ensemble launches with an energizing performance at Wynwood’s own Light Box Theater. Experience the music of Adam Schoenberg, Chris Rogerson, Paul Dooley, Andy Akiho, and Daft Punk. The concert will also feature a special collaborative performance with Miami’s own Afrobeta!
Get VIP tickets for premium seating, plus admission to the after party with complimentary drinks, light bites, and a full live performance by Afrobeta!
Based in Miami, Nu Deco Ensemble is a virtuosic and eclectic chamber orchestra designed for the 21st century. Through exciting and adventurous classical music performances, Nu Deco Ensemble presents various styles of music, art, and media collaborations in both traditional and alternative venues.
The purpose of this event is to create an environment where Miami college/university students and aspiring musicians can come together to support one another, really. Each month we will bring two local bands, representing different music genres, and a professional in the industry to give us their input and a small Q&A session.
Let’s make long lasting relationships as we strengthen our music community. You will be meeting vocalists, producers, songwriters, dancers, and much more!
Come and enjoy great music, support great talent, eat great food and maybe learn something new. But most of all, let’s have some good old fun!
Grand Central presents
TALIB KWELI + IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE
The People’s Champions Tour
ONLY FLORIDA SHOW!
After nearly 20 years of releasing mesmerizing music, Talib Kweli stands as one of the world’s most talented and most accomplished rappers.
We welcome IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE back to Grand Central.
CF ( Constant Flow )
Hosted By: POISON PEN
**Plus Special Guests
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With sold out shows coast to coast on his current tour, Dave Chappelle now returns to the intimate Fillmore Miami Beach as part of the Tenth Annual South Beach Comedy Festival. His show is scheduled for Thursday, April 9th / 10:30PM and tickets go on sale Friday, March 13th / 10AM.
Looking to continue its laugh-filled tradition of bringing the best comedy entertainment to South Florida, SBCF will run from Wednesday, April 8th to Saturday, April 11th. In addition to Dave Chappelle, this year’s line-up includes Bill Burr (for two shows), Hannibal Buress, Mark Normand, Patton Oswalt, Michael Yo, The Have-Nots Comedy Presents Esther Ku and Mad Cat Theatre Company supported by the City of Miami Beach, SBCF and Live Nation, the Festival producer, welcome back The Miami Beach Visitors and Convention Authority for their tenth consecutive year along with sponsor Miami.com.
Reserved Seat tickets for the Dave Chappelle performance are $58.75 and go on sale Friday, March 13th / 10AM through www.southbeachcomedyfestival.com, www.livenation.com, the Fillmore Miami Beach Box Office, all TicketMaster outlets or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. A limited number of VIP tickets are also available. Tickets for all the other SBCF shows are on sale NOW.
Join Food & Water Watch and 350.org South Florida for a FREE screening of Groundswell Rising, Protecting Our Children’s Air and Water, hosted at Broward County Parks and Recreation. This film brings us into the lives of people from all walks of life and all sides of the political spectrum who are dedicating themselves to resisting, slowing down or stopping fracking.
We meet parents, scientists, artists, teachers, clergy, community organizers and business leaders who are convinced that this unproven form of gas extraction is a serious health and environmental risk. Driven by a deep moral conviction, we see how they are standing up to one of the world’s most powerful industries.
After the film screening, learn more about the threat that fracking poses to our Sunshine State through a Q & A with Craig Stevens, a resident from Dimock, Pennsylvania whose community’s drinking water was contaminated by fracking. Craig has seen the devastation that the fracking industry can have first hand and will talk about what could await Florida’s residents if fracking moves forward in the state.
Doors open at 6:30pm. Film at 7pm
See you at Sweat Records in Miami!
Thursday April 9th – The Gleason Room Backstage @ The Fillmore
Doors 7PM – Show 8PM
Comedy Records is North America’s premiere label dedicated to stand up and sketch comedy albums. Our passion is supporting great comedy through album releases and live showcases.
hosted by Casa de Haha’s Daniel Reskin and featuring a full line-up of Casa vets including…
Lisa Corrao, Orlando Leyba, Forrest Shaw, John Wynn, Freddy Stebbins, Ricky Cruz, & Dave Williamson
Choreographer/dancer Shaneeka Harrell + fellow “made-in-Dade” collaborators present a dance, music and poetry performance that pays homage to Miami as a place for personal transformation.
Inspired by Muhammad Ali’s early days in Miami as Cassius Clay, the performance includes choreography by Harrell, a new score by DJ Le Spam, graphic and set design by Josieu Jean, and theatrical direction by Teo Castellanos.
Cassius Clay lived and trained in Miami Beach in the early 60s in preparation for his fight against Sonny Liston, a fight Clay won to become Heavyweight Champion of the World for the first time. Soon after, Clay, already known for the poetic quality of his speech, converted to Islam and changed his name to Muhammad Ali, angering a white American audience that had seen him as an alternative to the former felon and mob-backed Liston. Was Miami the place where Clay began the process of becoming Ali?
Performances begin at 7pm and 9pm at Miami Light Project’s The Lightbox at Goldman Warehouse.
Estimated run time: 40 minutes. Tickets are $10.
Co-produced by Thought Loom and O, Miami.
For updates on this project and to see updates and videos, visit the Cassius blog.
Heineken TransAtlantic Festival
April 10-11, 2015
North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Order Tickets Now: TransAtlanticFestival.com or call (305) 672-5202
Single day tickets $15 in advance/$20 at the door / 2 day pass $27
Read SouthFlorida.com preview of this year’s line up here
Friday, April 10
The NYC based 10 piece describes themselves as “Staten Island instrumental afro-soul”. Their sound continues to evolve, to psychedelic sounds of early heavy metal fused with the tight-knit propulsion of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. Pitchfork says Budos Band is “So tight and in tune that they’ve basically become this telepathically-communicating instrumental hydra that ambushes you into moving your body on its terms.”
Puerto Candelaria is a sonorous imaginary and real place, born in the musical imagination of six talented musicians from Medellin, Colombia. The group came together in 2000, to create a new sound based on popular Colombian rhythms like the beloved cumbia, fueled by a dance beat and a mighty horn section. The band now finds itself, a decade later, one of the most daring and innovative musical projects in Colombia today.
My Deer was formed by former Sirens & Sealions songwriter Johanna Viscaino and guitar player Yannick Calleiro, who had collaborated on several indie folk projects. The two Miami-based artists formed My Deer in 2013 to incorporate their shared passion for indie pop, disco and ambient music.
Saturday, April 11
American indie band Wild Belle is siblings Elliot and Natalie Bergman, who grew up in a musical household filled with jazz, soul, old school reggae and African bands. The NYTimes says “the siblings’ travels, both literal and sonic, helped expand their musical purview. The resulting mix of sounds – indie pop tinged with reggae and ’70s soul – can be heard throughout Wild Belle’s debut album, “Isles.”
Born in France to Chilean parents in political exile during Pinochet’s dictatorship, Ana Tijoux moved back to Chile as a teenager and found a home in Santiago’s emerging hip-hop scene. Her sound is lush, golden-era hip-hop production rooted in traditional Latin instrumentation. Rolling Stone named her performance at SXSW on of the best concerts of this year’s festival, while the New York Times has called her “South America’s answer to Lauryn Hill: equally skillful at singing and rapping.”
Bluejay is the new underground sound of Miami – a mix of indie, tribal, folk, and pop. The live shows are an enchanting romp – a well-balanced mix of pop hooks and compelling tribal cries from the depths of the spirit, all tied together by three-part vocal harmonies and the low singing lull of the cello.
Ahoy! Break out your boat shoes and come celebrate O, Miami Poetry Festival and National Poetry Month with a lyrical boat cruise up the Miami River.
Co-created and -produced with The New Tropic, Miami River Poetry Cruise is a journey into the Heart of Dade-ness, guided by locals, protected by pythons, and serenaded by some of Miami’s best poets in a round-robin format invented just for this occasion. Hear the first-ever Prayer to Bayside, the first Ode to Fort Dallas, and settle, once and for all, via poetry, the debate of which is the better fish spot: Garcia’s or Casablanca?
And yes, there’s a bar on the boat. Why would you ever get on a boat that DIDN’T have a bar?
Tickets are on sale now for $40 from The New Tropic.
The cruise boards promptly at 7:30 p.m. from Bayside Marina, travels up the Miami River, and re-docks in Bayside at 9:30 p.m.
FADENFEST is an annual celebration that brings together people of all walks of life for music, food, drinks, and mayhem.
TRICK DADDY (mtv.com/artists/trick-daddy)
OTTO VON SCHIRACH (ottovonschirach.com)
THE GUN HOES (thegunhoes.bandcamp.com)
ORANGE FLIGHT (orangeflight.bandcamp.com)
GUILTY CONSCIENCE (Guiltcon.bandcamp.com)
JACUZZI FUZZ (jacuzzifuzz.bandcamp.com)
Food and Drinks provided by Bistro @ LMNT
59 NW 36th St.
Miami, Florida 33127
8 PM Doors/ $12 Pre-Sales/$20 Door
No refunds or exchanges. Ticketholders arrive early as you must be admitted by 10:00pm to guarantee ticket.
CAVITY is reuniting to play a one off show, to benefit Help Priya Ray Get a Handicapable Van. That’s right CAVITY. Lineup will be: Rene Barge, Ryan Weinstein, Dan Norris, Ed Matus and Dan Gorostiaga. Kreamy ‘Lectric Santa, Rat Bastard, Snakehole, Shark Valley Sisters, and Noel Thrasher, round out the bill. At Churchill’s Pub, Doors at 9, $10.
Hardcore for Punx presents:
NUNHEX 3 YEAR ANNIVERSARY BASH
NUNHEX (miami heavy punk – http://
SACRIDOSE (tampa/gville grind – http://
HOLLY HUNT (miami doom titans – http://
AWKWARD KISSER (miami noise rock – http://
SUPPORT LOCAL AND TOURING ACTS!
Monotone has a new home…at Railroad Blues (next door to Steam)
We appreciate all that our venue last month did for us as a temporary haven.
Now we’re throwing a tremendous party inside a vintage box car with incredible live sound. To kick it all off we bring you ” Sesso Gallatica” a night of music delving deep into your mutant heart.
First and foremost Dark Entries is in town with Bezier Performing Live at Midnight and a special guest DJ set by the legendary Josh Cheon ( DE, Honey Soundsystem).
Touching on tangents of the Sonic Synth Space Age and all the music you’ve grown to love.
This venue has an incredible drink selection fully equipped with Absinth and Old Fashion Cocktails…. How Appropriate since I’m practically pushing 103.
Red light corridors, Steam Trunks and a Wooden stage to hold all that Analog Gear. Yum, when the world bites …. we say “Bite Harder!”
~ Tape Boy T~
EP Release Show!!! BUY THAT SHIT!
Shroud Eater is pleased to announce that their new 2-song EP “FACE THE MASTER” will be released April 7th, 2015 on regular and special-edition cassette by Primitive Violence Records & Visual, as well as a digital download. Shroud Eater will be embarking on a 7-day trek up and down the east coast in support of the release.
$5 cover for the bands
Upstairs at Grand Central
++ Music For The Blank Generation ++
More info: http://
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Bring a picnic basket and a blanket to Soundscape Park for a world-class poetry reading that unfolds in high-definition surround sound and Godzilla-sized projection.
Come early at 4 p.m. to hear a performance by the SPAM All-Stars, accompanied by fellows from the New World Symphony (Courtesy of the City of Miami Beach).
At 6 p.m., MDC Live Arts presents a Miami edition of Acoustic Bicycle. Composer and musician Taylor Ho Bynum arrives in the park with a group of free-wheeling Peddling Poets who present site-specific poetry and music on bicycles. Featured poets are Adrian Castro, Michele Jessica Fievre, Michael Hettich, Jen Karetnick and Geoffrey Philp.
Simultaneously, Reading Queer presents “O, Hi There,” a free-form reading that celebrates both Pride Day and poetry. Parks have long been a central part of queer culture, especially as spaces for ‘cruising’ and public sex. Performers will walk around ‘cruising’ audience members at the park—that is, playfully propositioning them to listen to recordings of poetry using headphones they are carrying around.
Then at 7:45 p.m., settle in for the biggest poetry reading of the year.
MDC Live Arts rides into Miami’s cycling scene with Taylor Ho Bynum’s The Acoustic Bicycle Tour, a performance journey incorporating public space performances and music demonstrations presented solo as well as in collaboration with area artists. The endeavor is an act of composition, a performance art piece, a philosophical statement, a celebration of musical community and an exercise in extreme physicality.
“By traveling by bicycle, you really get to feel the geography, the people, the vibe of a place.” Taylor Ho Bynum
Artist Martine Syms presents an original performance commission by O, Miami and based on the history of Overtown. On January 12, 1963, Sam Cooke played an energetic and memorable concert in Miami, FL at Overtown’s Harlem Square Club. Despite being professionally recorded by his label RCA, the album that resulted, “Live at the Harlem Square Club”, wasn’t released until 1985. Critics immediately recognized its importance. The album is included in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All-Time and shows a different side to Cooke, one that doesn’t match the polished-and-scrubbed persona he presented to white audiences.
Syms has created two responses to the album: a text piece that will be displayed on fences in Miami’s Design District in April, and this two-person, “one-night only” performance at Gramps Bar in Wynwood.
Admission is free.
Jai Alai magazine, a literary journal produced by O, Miami, continues its inexorable countdown to zero with the release of its seventh issue (Issue #4).
Miami-based writers Sarah Trudgeon, Carlos Pintado, Ana María Caballero, Xatherin Lizette González, Legna Rodríguez Iglesias, and Cuban poets Lleny Díaz Validivia and Maria Elena Hernández Caballero will read from their work, published and otherwise. Digital projections of drawings by Nicole Salcedo, Stephanie Benhaim, Zachary Schomburg, and other contributing visual artists will frame the reading throughout.
In addition to the regular issue, a special zine edition of the journal produced in collaboration with Coloform will be available for purchase from an in-house Zine Machine—one of two coin-operated sticker vending machines repurposed for guerrilla literary distribution during O, Miami 2015 by our friends over at Books Are Nice. The cost of the zine is $1. All purchases must be made in quarters, so don’t forget your coin purse.
Complimentary Jai-Alai IPA will be served, courtesy of Cigar City Brewing.
FRIDAY | APRIL 17th 2015 | 8 PM | All Ages
Poplife + Grand Central present
PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT
2015 US ‘Unknown Pleasures’ & ‘Closer’ Southern States Tour Kickoff
Band will visit 10 US cities for first time // All shows to also feature an opening set of New Order material.
On Sale: Fri 12/19
In May 2010, Peter Hook, legendary bassist of both Joy Division and later New Order, decided to honour the outstanding work of his first band and the undoubted genius of the late Ian Curtis by giving people the opportunity to hear both of Joy Division’s masterpiece albums, ‘Unknown Pleasures’ and ‘Closer’, live and in their entireties. Backed by his new band The Light, Hooky first played ‘Unknown Pleasures’ at the Factory club in Manchester on May 18th & 19th 2010 in order to celebrate the life of Ian – one stand alone sold out night quickly became two, and due to phenomenal worldwide demand, Hooky then began taking the show on the road with headline gigs & major festival appearances throughout Europe, a full tour of Australia & New Zealand as well as the band’s first tour of the United States in December which culminated in Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell appearing live with the lads in Los Angeles to sing ‘Transmission’.
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On Saturday, April 18th you WILL want to be on our block for Sweatstock 2015, also celebrating Record Store Day and TEN YEARS OF SWEAT RECORDS! Stay tuned for all the amazing details, this will be one for the history books.
The Green Baby Fair offers an opportunity for South Florida families to gather information in a relaxed, fun atmosphere about the green resources and options available to them during their pregnancy, birth, and early parenting.
Many new and expectant parents are searching for answers to the complexities of raising children in healthier more sustainable ways. The Green Baby Fair showcases local representatives from many pregnancy, birth, parenting and baby-related resources including doulas, midwives, massage therapists, childbirth educators, lactation consultants, photographers and more!
The Green Baby Fair will be held at:
Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 Northeast 59th Terrace
Miami, FL 33137
The fair will include workshops, activities and vendors showcasing ways to make our environment, homes and lives safer, healthier places to grow, birth and raise for our children. Representatives from new and innovative eco-friendly products, resources and services in the South Florida area will offer information, samples and demonstrations of their products.
Workshops are free with admission to the fair.
Buy tickets: www.eventbrite.greenbabyfair.com
Visit the event website for more details: www.greenbabyfair.com
Breakeven Booking Presents…
Full of Hell
5501 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33137
9 PM / $10
Celebrated Chicago-based company Manual Cinema presents an original piece commissioned by O, Miami: My Soul’s Shadow, an immersive evening of live, cinematic shadow puppetry based on the world of twentieth-century Spanish poet Federico García Lorca.
Using hundreds of paper shadow puppets, six old-school overhead projectors, and an original score performed live by the chamber ensemble Nu Deco, Manual Cinema will transform a Little River // Miami warehouse dock through light and shadow into a fantastic landscape inspired by Lorca’s surreal imagination.
Before the performance, audience members can interact with art installations of light, shadow, and sound in an intimate outdoor courtyard.
After the show, everyone is invited behind the screen to encounter the inner workings of Manual Cinema’s artistry. Hot Satellite will fire up the wood-burning oven and serve complimentary handmade pizza, and the bar will be open.
O, Miami’s commission of Manual Cinema is made possible thanks to the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
THE REAL DEAL IS FOLLOWING UP ON THE SMASHING SUCCESS OF OUR OCTOBER EVENT IN MIAMI WITH AN APRIL FORUM AND SHOWCASE DEDICATED TO THE BOOMING BROWARD COUNTY REAL ESTATE MARKET.
THE REAL DEAL‘S BROWARD COUNTY FORUM & SHOWCASE WILL TAKE PLACE APRIL 23 AT THE DESIGN CENTER OF THE AMERICAS, RIGHT OFF 95 IN DANIA BEACH.
AS HAS BEEN WIDELY REPORTED, THE COMPETITION FOR BUYERS IN THE BROWARD REGION IS GETTING FIERCER EVERY DAY. THIS EVENT WILL BRING TOGETHER EVERYONE IN THE SOUTH FLORIDA REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY – FROM BROKERS, DEVELOPERS AND DESIGNERRS TO INVESTORE AND HOMEBUYERS – FOR A DAY OF NETWORKING AND LEARNING.
DON’T MISS OUT – GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!
WE ALSO HAVE VERY LIMITED SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THIS PARTICULAR EVENT, SO EMAIL FORUM@THEREALDEAL.COM OR CALL 212-254-7400 TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT.
A performance of professional works by NWSA faculty and guest choreographers Bill T. Jones (Artistic Director of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company), renowned British choreographer Darshan Singh Bhuller, and Eduardo Vilaro (Artistic Director of New York City-based dance company, Ballet Hispanico).
April 23, 24, 25; 7:30 PM
April 26; 2:00 PM
New World Dance Theater
25 NE 2 Street, 8th floor, Miami
General admission $15 / Students and seniors $5
Brotherly Love Productions and Railroad Blues are excited to announce the First Annual La Tierra Miami Festival celebrating Mother Earth. The all day outdoor/indoor event will feature music by The Heavy Pets, Stokeswood, Ghost Owl, Crazy Fingers, 7 Below – A Tribute to Phish, Floyd is Dead and The Funky Nuggets, as well as Live art, food, apparel and jewelry vendors and non-profit booths.
30 NE 14th St, Miami, FL 33132
305.392.0687 | www.railroadbluesmiami.com
$20 | 18+
In the wake of the McDuffie riots and the Mariel boat lift, Miami had the highest murder rate in its history, leading to TIME magazine’s infamous “Paradise Lost” feature story. But beneath the headlines, the seeds of Miami’s cultural revolution were being planted by a small but dedicated group of writers who were meeting regularly in a tiny Coral Gables bookshop called Books & Books.
We’ll celebrate the poetry from 1981’s Miami with a reading curated by Michael Hettich and enjoy 1981-themed food & cocktails curated by edible South Florida. You don’t HAVE to dress in 1981 period clothing, but it would be a lot cooler if you did.
Be advised: self-parking is $5 cash on site. Parking is limited, so if possible, please carpool. The Kampong also encourages walking and biking!
We will be hosting our pre show party for those taking a trip to Maryland Deathfest 2015 in May.
Contorted (Tampa) (Featuring members of Brutality)
At odds with god
Doors at 7pm
First band at 8pm
EARTH WIND & FIRE
AT THE INTIMATE FILLMORE MIAMI BEACH
AT THE JACKIE GLEASON THEATRE
TUESDAY, JUNE 2ND, 2015
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 27TH/10AM
Legendary R&B superstars Earth Wind & Fire come to the intimate Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theatre Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 / 8PM. Tickets are on sale Friday, March 27th / 10AM.
Earth, Wind & Fire is one of the most musically accomplished, critically acclaimed, and commercially popular funk bands. EWF’s all-encompassing musical vision used funk as its foundation, but also incorporated jazz, smooth soul, gospel, pop, rock & roll, psychedelia, blues, folk, African music, and, later on, disco. The band could harmonize like a smooth Motown group, work a simmering groove like the J.B.’s, or improvise like a jazz fusion outfit. Plus, their stage shows were often just as elaborate and dynamic as George Clinton’s P-Funk empire. More than just versatility for its own sake, EWF’s eclecticism was part of a broader concept informed by a cosmic, mystical spirituality and an uplifting positivity the likes of which hadn’t been seen since the early days of Sly & the Family Stone. Tying it all together was their accomplished songwriting intricate, unpredictable arrangements and firm grasp of hooks and structure. It madeEWF one of the tightest bands in funk. At their best, Earth, Wind & Fire seemingly took all that came before them and wrapped it up into one dizzying, spectacular package that is still evident today. Don’t miss this show!
Reserved Seat tickets for Earth Wind & Fire are $94.50, $80.50 and $56.50. They are on sale Friday, March 27th / 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). A limited number of VIP Reserved Seat tickets are also available.
All dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, parking and service and handling charges.
For more information go to www.fillmoremb.com.
The nom de pop of Charlotte Aitchison, Charli XCX mixes influences and inspirations as diverse as the Spice Girls, Kate Bush, Lil Wayne, Quentin Tarantino, and Twin Peaks into moody yet catchy pop. She began making music at an early age while growing up in Hertfordshire, England, and released a pair of singles, “Emelline/Art Bitch” and “!Franchesckaar!,” while still in her teens. Early in 2013, the single “You (Ha Ha Ha)” arrived shortly before Charli XCX’s full-length debut, True Romance, dropped. Though the album earned critical acclaim her big break came the following year, when she collaborated with Iggy Azalea on the single “Fancy.”Released in February 2014, the song became both artists’ first number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 that May That month, XCX released another single, “Boom Clap,” which introduced a more streamlined, accessible sound and charted in the Top Ten in the U.S., the U.K., and Australia, becoming her biggest solo hit to date. Around that time, she announced her third album, Sucker. Released that December, it was preceded by another single, “Break the Rules,”and a gig opening for Katy Perry on the European leg of her Prism tour.
“This tour is really for our core fans. At the end of last year we had made plans to take the year off, but honestly we got bored at home. We just love touring that much,” said front man Tyler Glenn. “We’re going to play songs from all three albums and it will be an entirely new show. We chose smaller clubs and theaters to make it a communal experience for us and the audience.” Neon Trees – comprising Tyler Glenn (lead vocals, keys), Chris Allen (guitars), Branden Campbell (bass), and Elaine Bradley (drums, vocals) – released their third album Pop Psychology on April 22, 2014. The album, recorded in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Los Angeles, CA, and their hometown of Provo, UT with longtime collaborator Tim Pagnotta spawned the RIAA Gold-certified single“Sleeping With A Friend,” which won a BMI Publishing Award in 2014 and charted in the Top 15 of the Billboard Hot 100. Pop Psychology is the follow up to Picture Show, which featured the RIAA double platinum single“Everybody Talks,” which charted in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. Neon Trees’ debut album, Habits, was released in 2010 and featured the double platinum smash single “Animal.”