FLOOR.

Legendary Miami band FLOOR reunites tonight at Churchill’s for what is sure to be an epic(ly loud) show.  The press release for the show does a better job of explaining than we could so read on, RSVP on Facebook and see you tonight!

Celebrating the release of their “Below & Beyond” box set, FLOOR will be getting back together to play four shows in the southeast. In keeping with the chronology and theme of the box set, the shows will reflect the lineups of each era of the band: Betty will be playing drums for songs from the early days, followed by Jeff on drums from the Dove era, and end with Henry stomping his way through the Floor album. And, of course, Steve and Anthony on vocals and guitars.
FLOOR was formed in 1992 by Steve Brooks (guitar), Anthony Vialon (bass), and Betty Monteavaro (drums). Jeff Sousa became the drummer in late 1993, at which time Steve and Anthony switched to two low-tuned guitars with no bassist. Early influences included MELVINS and GODFLESH, later developing their own sound of melodic, pop-infused doom. Several vinyl-only 7″ EPs were released before their first break in 1996. The band reformed with a new lineup for one show in 1997 with Henry Wilson on drums and practiced only occasionally until 2001. 2002 saw the release of their first full-length album, self-titled Floor, before splitting in 2003 for good.

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Tomorrow at The Vagabond: POP GLOW + Laura (Of Miami)

In addition to all the regular reasons to come to Fridays at The Vagabond (great music, cheap drinks, nice people), this week we are excited to bring you two extra-awesome bonus incentives! Orlando’s POP GLOW arose from the ashes of Joy Division tribute band par excellence 3 One G, who summoned Ian Curtis & co …

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Astari Nites + Green Skies

This weekend two celestial groups will cross our paths… Tonight at The Vagabond, Miami’s ASTARI NITE will take the stage in the Main Room.  They’re celebrating the release of their new EP “True Romance” – the New Times wrote a great preview piece for the show, read it here and come out! Then Saturday night …

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IronForge x Surfer Blood POSTER

By now you’ve all heard about the fact that we’ve got West Palm Beach’s SURFER BLOOD at Fridays at The Vagabond tomorrow, that they’ve been featured in the New York Times, by Rolling Stone, a recent lead story for the Broward New Times, and that scrooge-y old Pitchfork made their single “Swim” number 37 on their list of the top tracks of the year.

What you haven’t heard, is that Sweat and The Vagabond have teamed up with IronForge Press to make a sick silk-screened limited edition poster for the show!

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OMG AIR

In case you missed our tweets about it yesterday…try not to scream out loud but French gods of electronic wonderfulness AIR are really, actually, truly coming down for a show in Miami, for the first time ever!!!!!!

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The always-amazing Rhythm Foundation are bringing them down Saturday, March 13th to the Fillmore Miami Beach.  Tickets go on sale Saturday morning at 10am so set those alarms!

If you’ve never heard of or heard AIR, time to get on it, especially if you like downtempo tunes that seamlessly blend electronic and organic.  Here are a few recommendations of tracks to check out:

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Sweat’s Art Basel Week 2009

You ask, you receive!  Here’s the run-down of everything we’re presenting or a part of during this year’s Art Basel week festivities: Thursday, December 3rd: For the first time in Miami, (((SHAKE))) presents a live New Orleans Bounce performance by Big Freedia with DJs Rusty Lazer and Brooklyn’s Dirty Finger! Be the first to get …

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Miami Becomes a Purple City!

That’s what electro pop darling Little Boots sounds like drenched in purple. The producer who remixed this song goes by the name of Joker. His soulful, synthy, Sega style comes from a purple picture he sees in his head before creating the music. At only 20 he’s already made a huge impact in the underground music scene, being named “2008 Producer of the Year” by none other than Pitchfork.

Tomorrow night the Bristol native comes to Miami for the first time to play Shake! Whether you’ve been to them all or you somehow haven’t attended yet, this is the Get Low you’ve been waiting for. It’s already been hyped on the Miami New Times Crossfade blog and the Miami Dubsteppers are ready to go with new shirts for sale!

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