2016 was a horrible year in countless ways, but somehow musically was not one of them. A few artists were crafting some of the coolest music to come out in recent memory – amidst a backdrop of political and social strife, faraway warfare and domestic hate atrocities, and a lot of shitty top 40 hits.
Is a planet in retrograde? Is this a streak of bad luck? Is this the end of the world? It’s nearing the end of 2016 and shit has hit the fan on all fronts. Clinton and Trump making a fool…
Aaron “Jaws” Homoki loves being high. And not the way you may think. While his name reminds you of a giant great white shark terrorizing your local beach party, Jaws’ skating style is most reminiscent to that of a bird with the way he seamlessly gets air. This year alone, he became the first skateboarder-along with his good friend Tony Hawk-to skate in zero gravity. He also broke the world record for most stairs ollied at 25 at the famous Lyon staircase in France. His very presence on a skateboard is a challenge to Newton’s Laws of Gravity.
We are all sweating with excitement for PARI∀H’s recent record “Passed Lives’ Excessive Future” release on August 26. It is full of explosions of feelings that travel you through an adventure of sounds making you feel like you are part of a colorful digital futuristic world. The group is known to be full of surprises and blow your brains with original flavors of ideas and has been cooking up a bunch of new juices.
I haven’t written for a while. Usually these silent periods come about for a terrible reason. Life tragedies, an unmanageable schedule, and crippling laziness all play a role in my various absences. This last time though was different. My friend and I…
Coconut Grove has finally awakened from its culinary coma, transforming itself into the new “it” place to eat.
A few weeks back the amazing VIRGO invited me to a preview event for her new EP and Video Game. Of course I gladly said YES! I mean, her music alone was enough for me to be interested. Once I heard there was a video game aspect involved too I knew I had to go see what’s up! More on that later. If you aren’t familiar with VIRGO you can see her featured in one of my previous CULT TRENDS here, and of course there will be some lovely links later on in this post for you to find out more about her.
If you missed Weekend Atlas’ self-titled debut album back in January, you’ve got catching up to do! This summer, Jacksonville indie-folk rockers, Weekend Atlas are back with EP numero 2 titled Vacant, slated for release in August. First, they’re here to bring Tropicult’s readers (and listeners) an earful of delight with the exclusive first listen of “She’s on Fire” the first single off the upcoming EP.