You might think that a magazine all about female drummers wouldn’t be very popular, but Mindy Abovitz has shown us that the world loves to see a badass mama hitting them tambours hard. Her all about ‘chicks with sticks’ publication, Tom Tom Magazine, has become a hit around the globe.
For its Summer 2013 “Country Issue” the magazine headed south to discover the female drumming talent booming in the Miami music scene. And, meanwhile, its creator got an opportunity to connect to her roots.
It’s now May and we already miss O, Miami. For a month, the O, Miami Poetry Festival went wherever people went.
Sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, organizers P. Scott Cunningham and Melody Santiago Cummings brought poetry into public places, both common and special to Miamians. Places one would normally go to for poetry like Books and Books, and the B-Bar at the Betsy Hotel, as well as unlikely places for the elusive art form like El Palacio de Los Jugos, The Swap Shop and Publix, they have a sense of humor.
Don’t know about ya’ll, but we’ve been wearing our dancing shoes since Ultra kicked-off the Winter Music Madness (or Miami Music Week, whatever you wanna call it) last Friday. You may be tired but hey, you only live once and isn’t that why they made Redbull (and drugs)?
Although you may have seen some of the Fixed dance commanders throughout the week, Sweat Records and The Vagabond are bringing them together under one roof for the fifth annual Fixed music showcase this Friday, March 22.
Fixed V will be featuring Tensnake (live), Flight Facilities, Bicep, Maxxi Soundsystem and more and best yet, we’ve got a pair of tickets for you to try and score…
Left To Right: Aaron Robinson, Robert Kolar, Lauren Brown, Rachel Kolar And Oliver Newell (Photo by Courtney Ellis)
He’s My Brother She’s My Sister (HMBSMS), led by the smokin’ hot siblings Rob Kolar and Rachel Kolar, have taken their folk-glam routine to over 200 shows this past year alone. They made their South Florida debut this past December with a killer performance during Art Basel in Miami. (SeeMusic Basel: He’s My Brother She’s My Sister)
Not only have the siblings been busy touring, they have been busy making music. They have since released an EP and are once again making their way across the country and back to the Magic City.
Previously published in Alley Times Issue 4. Interview by Valentina Simon.
Based out of Wynwood, Miami’s creative nerve center, Krisp burst onto the scene unannounced and has already received plenty of well-deserved recognition. With the upcoming release of a couple new tracks, 2012 looks even more promising than 2011 for the local indietronic band. The air is feeling extra krispy this holiday season.
Our friends at Alley Times caught up with the guys at their studio on a recent Autumn evening to talk about their (mis)adventures and the crazy awesome year they’ve had. Continue Reading