Living the ArtistDream

Miami has seen it’s fair share of “brain drain” and hopefully it will figure out how to not lose the artists that make this city special. Read the interview with S.M. Shifflet, tattooist and painter who has lived as an artist for many years, despite the challenges.

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The Boiling Point:What Are WeDoing Here?

As it stands, Miami has the single greatest disparity between average income and the average cost of living…in the whole fucking country. But hey, we have amazing beaches and a few cool clubs, right? Am I going to die here? Or am I literally weeks away from getting the fuck out and never coming back?

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Kid LoreKeeping it Rough

It’s not often you find a top notch, stoner friendly garage band like Kid Lore in Miami’s less-than-ideal music scene. However, we here at Tropicult like to seek out the good stuff no matter how rare it may be. Featuring brothers Adam Tahoun (guitar and vocals) and Daniel Tahoun (drums) along with bassist Jorge Mogna, these musicians stayed true to their path from the beginning. The Tahoun brothers even attended a Miami branch of the famous School of Rock, an organization that teaches kids how to play rock instruments and start bands.

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Heineken TransAtlanticMusic Series:Budos Band

Concertgoers at this year’s Heineken TransAtlantic Festival are in for a real treat when The Budos Band takes the stage. Their music is cinematic. Instrumental and lush with dramatic musical passages, hearing The Budos Band and closing one’s eyes is like watching the opening sequence to a Tarantino flick or even better, a real 1970’s action/adventure.

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