It’s Fall in Miami and there’s music and art in the air! Time to fall in love with the Magic City all over again. With so much to do and so many places to go it can be tough to stay on top of all the fun things happening. Fret not, we’ve got you covered!
For starters, check out these three concerts coming to The Fillmore Miami Beach in November.
We all know and love Interpol! Well, good news music fans. They’re coming our way soon and you won’t want to miss it!
With the release of their new album, El Pintor, Interpol’s North American tour has practically sold-out nationwide (buy your tickets while you can or enter ticket giveaway contest on the last page of this post). Interpol’s latest release, El Pintor, is the fifth studio album by the all American rock band. It was self-produced by the band and recorded at Electric Lady Studios and Atomic Sound in New York City, the album was engineered by James Brown, who is known for his work for Foo Fighters, and mixed by Alan Moulder, who is known for his production and mixing work for My Bloody Valentine, The Smashing Pumpkins and Nine Inch Nails. Take a listen.
In the summer of 1971, Primus’ Les Claypool was a couple months shy of his eighth birthday when David L. Wolper’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory debuted in movie theaters; based on the Roald Dahl book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. In order to get the full depth that he envisioned for the music, Claypool called up two celebrated players from his multi-band roster — Mike Dillon and Sam Bass. “Otherwise, it would’ve been the ‘Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver’ version of Willy Wonka,” he says. “I don’t think it would’ve carried as well. With the added ingredients of marimba, vibraphone, tabla and various strings, we were able to bring some depth to the sonic landscape and really shift the mood around. It gets dark and creepy yet maintains that notion of innocence.” This reinforced version of Primus (featuring the Fungi Ensemble after Les’s last solo band) set about recording what would become Primus and the Chocolate Factory at Claypool’s home studio, Rancho Relaxo, in Sonoma County, California, during the early months of 2014.
The result is an album that Claypool enjoys listening to, as a fan. “One of the things that I’m most impressed with and that I’m most drawn into, on the recording, is Tim’s percussion,” he says. In order to achieve the effect he was going for, Alexander built a drum station that Claypool describes as both “a pile of percussion” and a “huge circle of things to bang on” so dense that Alexander then had to create a door just to enter and exit the thing. “Tim was able to produce these amazing sounds and he does these things that we’ve all loved about him over the years,” says Claypool. “But it’s not your traditional drum kit or rock playing. It’s very orchestral.”
The album dropped just a couple of days ago and the Chocolate Factory tour is headed our way!
“We’re going to do some touring with it and we put together this pretty abstract stage production,” says Claypool, “We’re going to take it out there, around the planet, and see what happens. And, in light of the record business being gutted by the internet, we’ve made some PRIMUS brand chocolate bars to peddle as well.”
Remaining true to his beliefs, Lecrae is an artist that redefines mainstream popular culture. Thematically, one can find inspiration, faith and honesty in his music. But it’s more than that and yet it is quite transparent. If Oscar Wilde was correct when he said, “Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation,” it’s simple to understand the easy attraction to Lecrae. In a sea of indulgent music, he’s swimming against the tide embracing all the things that make him the man he is, including his faith.
“People struggle with categories. Categories make us feel comfortable because it’s how we make sense of things in our minds… Sometimes, there’s transcendence.”
On September 9th, Lecrae released his seventh studio album, Anomaly.