During the Strfkr show last month the band joked “What happened to Grand Central?” as they bounced back from technical issues. After that night, which turned out to be one of the best live shows I’ve seen in some time, I asked myself “Where have all the live shows gone?”.
Also, see: The Magic City’s Vanishing Venues Act
The following weekend, I found the answer amongst Brickelistas at what claimed to be Miami’s freshest vegan restaurant, Crate. What a joke. The drinks were watered down and the vegan bites served over empty nightclub ice buckets left much to be desired. They got me and a whole lotta of other folks because the place was packed. Just like Miami to ride a trend and build a hype for a whole lotta nothing and forget our roots and soul. Bummer.
Downtown Next Right
The same night of that terrible opening I followed my love for indie and ended up at the HoC kick- ass Launch Party at 1306 Miami. We missed the opening by Peyote Coyote but caught Caveman. Their amazing performance was a taste of what’s to come from HoC fest and it was there amongst our HoC, Mishu, and 1306 fam that I remembered that it’s up to all of us to support our local arts, culture, and live music.
HoC Music Festival