Animal Tropical “Waterbed City” Video

Animal Tropical (say it Miami style: ahh-nee-mahl trow-pee-cahl) are one of the best and most underrated bands in the whole damn city.  Formerly the Down Home Southernaires and jazz-rockers Pygmy before that, these four talented and well-dressed gentlemen make some of the most uniquely weird but listenable music around.  Read nice things other people had …

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The Electric Bunnies’ Sweet New LP

More new local music!  The Electric Bunnies have been hopping around Miami for a few years now, playing their psychedelic tunes to appreciative audiences.  They’ve released a few 7″s but their full length LP is finally here and it’s a beautyThrough the Magical Door is a gorgeous gatefold LP designed by Lucha Workshop and along with the perforated inserts it becomes a whole board game!  Very awesome.


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New Local Music: Black Bobby “Phat Kid Tendencies”

TONS of awesome new releases have been emerging from right in our backyard.  We’re going to be turning you on to as many of them as possible in the next few weeks.  This one you don’t even have to buy…

BLACK BOBBY is the alias of Miami-based MC Larry Harris, Jr.  Originally from DC, this Harvard grad was about to start running for seats but realized his calling was to run rhymes and move seats!  He’s all about preserving the original spirit of hip hop – his album has no grandstanding foolishness, no bling-worship, and no features – it’s just one man rapping right over some classic beats and reminding you what hip hop is all about.

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Local Music Debut: JESP’s “Heart Rhythm”

Time to welcome another great local release: JESP is the solo alter-ego of musician Joseph Espinoza, former lead singer of the late Miami band Outereach, and we’re debuting his brand new record right here! JESP’s first full-length album “Heart Rhythm” is straight-ahead electronic pop with a definite retro-rock slant, aptly described by the New Times …

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New Local Release: Teepee “Morals” LP

Fresh to the record bins at Sweat Records is a great new local release!  Teepee is the musical nom de plume of Eric Lopez-Zareno.  He delves into musical territories ranging from “synth-pop/punk foolery” to “outsider/drone/free improvisation”. Each Teepee performance is different too – when he played at Fridays at The Vagabond last February I walked …

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Big (((SHAKE))) Tomorrow, Mayday, Mayday!

Tomorrow night one of Miami’s top hip hop acts, Mayday, takes the stage at (((SHAKE))) once again! If you’ve yet to witness them live, you’re in for quite a show, as this group is way more than a bunch of MC’s. BernBiz, Wrekonize, Plex Luthor, Gianni Cash + L.T. Hopkins do it all live with …

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