Let’s be honest. When most people hear the words “grizzly” and “bear” used together, they think of an actual grizzly bear. You know, the adorable North American brown bear typically found in western North America. However, Grizzly Bear (with a capital G and B) are actually, as many of you may know, quite the opposite.
They are Edward Droste (vocals, keyboards, omnichord), Daniel Rossen (vocals, guitar, banjo, keyboards), Chris Taylor (bass, backing vocals, various instruments, producer), and Christopher Bear (drums, backing vocals). And yes, their name is a nickname that Ed had for an old boyfriend of his.
Daft Punk’s highly revered and mega catchy new single “Get Lucky” featuring Pharrell Williams on vocals and Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers has been out since April 19, 2013. And since then, it’s broken chart records and people just can’t enough of it. A plethora of remixes and reworks have already surfaced, but today, you’re in for a treat for one straight out of the 305.
If you’re a local music and/or party lover, chances are you’ve heard or seen Astari Nite‘s name on a flyer or Facebook event. Well, this energetic, Miami-based new wave/indie/post darkwave band is definitely no newcomer. Mychael Ghost (vocals), Albert Grey (guitar), Illia Tulloch (drums), and Miquell Monch Sallons (bass) have been rocking stages since the fall of 2007.
They have gotten the distinct privilege to open for major acts such as Assemblage 23, Modern English, Andy Rourke of The Smiths, Apoptygma Berzerk and Stars. This band is currently a favorite of Miami’s The Kitchen Club event, and with good reason.
Today we celebrate the release of Astari Nite’s first single “Pyramids” from their upcoming debut album.
Sounds pretty simple, right? Well, it’s not. That’s why Miami’s The Hongs do it so well. They leverage their members’ talents to do so. In 2008, Jamaican-born musician Gordon Myers got this multinational group together and set out to make good music people can dance to, and they’ve managed to become one of the most popular bands in Miami’s music scene.
New Times Broward/Palm Beach’s 16th-Annual Beerfest went down on April 6, 2013. This years Beerfest featured local/international craft beers, interactive games, good food, andlive musical performances by local favorites The Hongs, Modernage, Beatmachines, and The Tremends.
The Heineken TransAtlantic Music Festival showcases the sound of the world right now. The weekend line-up includes live performances by locals such as The Hongs and Krisp, plus a few pretty spectacular international acts like Bajofondo and Bomba Estereo.
Tropicult is showcasing the sounds of the festival online for new and loyal readers alike AND we’re giving away a pair of tickets (see: Page 3).