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.
Tomorrow FUNDarte opens the doors of the Black Box Theater at the Miami Dade Auditorium for Miami On Stage 2013. The three day event (Thursday, April 18th to Saturday, April 20th) features musical performances by unique, eclectic Latin artists including female vocalist Leslie Cartaya, jazz master Alfredo Chacon, and rapero Mr. Haka, who mix their ethnic roots with mainstream pop to create new sound.
Simultaneously, a unique kind of audio/ visual artistic magic will be popping up in public spaces around the city. The installations are a part of the new public intervention project mujer_cita_MIA by celebrated multi-media artist and feminist activist Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez.
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).
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…