Shangri-Lá uses tools of modern synth-rock to create a unique sound that is is unmistakable and just plain good. Some bands just make you want to just vibe out, but some bands make you feel something deep inside – while grooving out of course. Shangri Lá is quite good at making both those things happen at once.
MIAmi is a feature film that follows the interconnecting lives of four young adults living in different neighborhoods of Miami, FL.
Made in Dade Films, Tropicult, and Yo Miami invite you to join the MIAmi KickBack Sessions, a local hang in celebration of the film trailer teaser premiere of the upcoming independent feature film,MIAmi. Come hang out with us tonight at Kill Your Idol, talk some shit, play some Miami Trivia, all meanwhile supporting local indie film.
Tour Flashback: “Maybe, just maybe, some of us went skinny dipping at 5am in Miami”
All the gold and the guns and the girls in the world couldn’t stop Canadian indie assemble, Metric, from returning to the MIA. Ever since first stepping foot on our sandy beaches in 2009 for the Art Basel Kick-Off Concert, Metric has made an annual pilgrimage to The Magic City to perform, party, and undoubtedly partake in late night (early morning) skinny dipping. Needless to say, the feeling is mutual. Perhaps it’s the profound lyrics and perfect storm of harmonious melodies (that practically personify Miami) that we love so much. Afterall, we are an egotistical bunch…
Thursday, August 1st, our beloved Metric returns to The Fillmore Miami Beach! Shout-out to Bud Light for orchestrating some sort of overt marketing scheme to trick hipsters everywhere into putting down PBR’s and picking-up a bottleneck…um yeah, okay! Whatevs dudes, ultimately, Metric is playing a show soon and we are beyond stoked! Spoiler Alert: We’ve got tickets to giveaway!
SafeHouse depicts what beautiful music is all about. With chilled ambient synths, beautiful guitar melodies and harmonic vocals they deliver great tunes, almost as if Neon Indian and Beach House had a beautiful successful kid.
The notion of dropping acid and smoking opium while having the world’s strangest dream is the best way to describe the new 7” from Miami art rock duo Pocket of Lollipops. A husband and wife pair steeped in the sound of Sonic Youth-esque art rock, their latest release, “Letters to Larrup,” is a trippy walk through frantic beats, repetitive bass lines, moody electronics, and vocals that recite loose lyrical poetry.
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).
Testökra took the stage at the Vomikaust show this past March and stood out (almost effortlessly) among the other bands that played that night. As the music began to explode and spill into the crowd at our beloved Churchill’s Pub, the atmosphere immediately changed. The crowd was awakened by the blaring beating life of Testökra’s electrifying set.
Testökra is made-up of three Miami natives - Carolyn Helmers (Guitar/Vocals), Nicole Mijares (Bass), and Ale Campos (Drums). Carolyn and Ale met while going to local shows and Ale met Nicole in a photography class.
Luckily, I met all three and caught up with them after the show! Here’s what they had to say…