The Sound of the World takes Miami Beach

On April 5th and 6th, 2014 the Rhythm Foundation proudly presents their 12th Annual Heineken TransAtlantic Festival. The festival, named Best Festival by the Miami New Times’ Best of Miami, will be held at the oceanfront venue North Beach Bandshell in Miami Beach, showcasing the sounds of the world beyond our shores with both international and local acts such as Astro, Esteman, Tremends, Bombino, The Courtney John Project, and Afrobeta. The festival features innovative artists who create music and sounds that transcend cultural barriers and move across oceans boldly and fearlessly.

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Tegan & Sara @ Revolution Live

March 12, 2014 where were you ? when most of South Florida looked like they were all patiently waiting in a line that started at the entrance of Revolution, Fort Lauderdale’s concert venue, and went all the way through the parking lot. Yes, that’s right, the wait was for Canada’s very own twin sister, Singer-songwriter duo, Tegan and Sara. Ticket said seven o’clock but it was already a little past eight and I still had quite the number of people ahead of me causing me to miss the opener Astrea Corporation, a local experimental band.Buzz about their performance lingered among concert goers around me.

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Behind The Music: The Jellyfish Brothers

Until a few years ago, the heavy music scene in Miami did not venture far into the artistic. There was a traditional punk scene for sure, and hardcore had a following as it does everywhere else. The set and setting for an anomaly like The Jellyfish Brothers to emerge, however, was only recently developed. The spaced out grind of Orbweaver and the giant drones of Holly Hunt slowly rose from the burgeoning Churchill’s scene and made a name for loud psychedelic indulgence in South Florida.

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Behind The Music:Acidosis

Miami sludge-punk trio Acidosis sounds like they could have come from that strange time in hardcore history in the late ’80s when the Bad Brains started featuring guitar solos and Black Flag became a dissonant stoner sludge band. Their new EP after a three year hiatus, “No Games EP” does well to exemplify that sound. It makes sense, as they’ve opened for acts such as Negative Approach, the Casualties, and even describe their new release as a “mix between Minor Threat and Van Halen.”

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Girls Run This Motha!#%Part II

In celebration of Women’s History Month, artist Diana Contreras brought together some of her favorite fellow female artists for the group exhibition “Girls Run this Motha#%” at Wynwood gallery WYN317. Opening on March 6th, the exhibition will feature works by Diana Contreras, Kazilla, Charlotte Oedekoven, Delvs, Miss Lushy, Lulu107 and Michelle Vasquez. As a common inspiration Beyoncé will be the theme for the exhibition and represent as a shining example of independence, power, talent, beauty and being a successful woman of the 21st century.

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The Black AngelsDescend On Miami

By Kyle Pineda Last Tuesday, the Black Angels brought their brand of haunting Texan psychedelia to South Florida, playing in front of a full Grand Central crowd. While it seems as if psychedelic music has been part of a never…

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Girls Run This Motha#%Part I of II

In celebration of Women’s History Month, artist Diana Contreras brought together some of her favorite fellow female artists for the group exhibition “Girls Run this Motha#%” at Wynwood gallery WYN317. Opening on March 6th, the exhibition will feature works by Diana Contreras, Kazilla, Charlotte Oedekoven, Delvs, Miss Lushy, Lulu107 and Michelle Vasquez. As a common inspiration Beyoncé will be the theme for the exhibition and represent as a shining example of independence, power, talent, beauty and being a successful woman of the 21st century.

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The Black Angels@ Grand Central

Too long has Miami waited for the stimulating psychedelic experience that is to grace us on February 25th. Austin’s best, The Black Angels, are coming straight to Grand Central and they are touring with the one and only Roky Erickson from the legendary 13th Floor Elevators.

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Blondie4(0) Ever

Born in Miami but made in New York, Debbie Harry came to town in support of the Blondie 4(0) Ever Tour and was greeted by the mass of fifty somethings who were excited to hear their favorite new wave tunes. To their credit, Blondie delivered just what the doctor ordered: a setlist featuring tracks ranging from their forty year career, mixing in hits and newer songs off their most recent album, Ghosts of Download.

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