Peter Murphy: 40 Years Of Bauhaus – 2/6/19
Windhand **Free Show** – 1/27/19
Windhand **Free Show** with Genocide Pact, Ether & Absolver.
@ Las Rosas in Miami. Early arrival strongly suggested. Space is limited.
New album “Eternal Return” out on Relapse represents a new era for the group, a chrysalis moment that takes them to new and unforeseen heights. Once again the band has joined forces with producer Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden) with vivid artwork by Arik Roper (Sleep, High on Fire). Equally informed by heavy, fuzzed-out psych along with the iconic grunge / alternative groups of the 90s, WINDHAND has crafted a record brilliant in scope, powerful in execution, and perfect for an era of increasingly blurry yet still heavy borders.
Mineral: 25th Anniversary Tour with Tancred & Pohgoh – 1/9/19
Mineral: 25th Anniversary Tour with special guests Tancred & Pohgoh @ The Ground at Club Space in Miami.
“When Mineral broke up in 1998, they had been together for only four years and released only two full-lengths, yet their shaping of the indie rock landscape cannot be overstated. “ – All Music Guide
EndSerenading was the second, and final album released by Mineral. It was the definitive statement by the Austin, TX based band. So final, in fact, that the band members had actually gone their separate ways prior to the album’s release in 1998.
What ended in 1998, actually began four years earlier, in Houston, TX, when friends Christopher Simpson (guitar/vocals), Jeremy Gomez (bass), Gabriel Wiley (drums) and Scott McCarver (guitar) formed the band Mineral. Mineral launched into touring immediately, often alongside other indie bands like Jimmy Eat World, The Promise Ring, Texas is the Reason, Knapsack, Braid, and The Get Up Kids, garnering them a legion of fans from the outset.
Eventually the band relocated to Austin, TX and a debut single, Gloria b/w Parking Lot, on Caulfield Records followed, as did more touring. Via a zine editor in Colorado, the single found it’s way to Jeff Matlow at crank! A RECORD COMPANY, which eventually led to an album deal and the release of The Power Of Failing in 1996.
Upon the release of the first album, Mineral quickly emerged as one of the leaders in the burgeoning indie / emo music scene. College radio loved the record. The press gushed about the band. It was inevitable that the major labels would come calling. Interscope Records eventually won the major label beauty contest and signed the band.
Such were the circumstances when the band went into Big Fish Studios in San Diego, California with Mark Trombino (Blink 182, Jimmy Eat World) to record one final record for crank! A RECORD COMPANY. EndSerenading was the result. The songs for the record had not come easily, nor did the recording of them. But the album was strong, emotional and daring. It was a Mineral album.
And then it was over. The perfunctory “creative differences” statement was issued. The album was released and new bands were formed. Christopher and Jeremy went on to form The Gloria Record and Gabe founded Pop Unknown.
In a short amount of time, Mineral’s poignant dynamics combined with impassioned lyrics about coming of age was influencing bands everywhere, and still inspires new bands in the indie scene today.
2019 marks the bands 25th anniversary.
Tancred is the stage name of former Now, Now guitarist Jess Abbott.
As Tancred, Abbott has released three full-length albums to date. Her first album, titled Capes, was released in 2011 on No Sleep Records. In 2013, Abbott signed to Topshelf Records and released her self-titled second full-length album. In 2016, Abbott signed to Polyvinyl Records and released her third full-length album titled Out of the Garden. On March 27, 2018, she premiered her new single Reviews and announced an album, Nightstand, to be released on June 1, 2018 via Polyvinyl.
Out of the Garden was recorded by OFF!’s Steven McDonald and That Dog.’s Anna Waronker, and was praised by many outlets, including NPR Music, which declared: “Out of the Garden is just phenomenal… this to me feels like a breakthrough.”
A video for Tancred’s song “Pens” was handpicked for NPR Music’s “Songs We Love” series and featured a cameo by Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz.
Tancred has toured with Foxing, Julien Baker, Weaves, and Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas, and also performed at the 2016 Riot Fest.
Blac Rabbit **Free Show** Seize The Day Tour 2018 – 11/3/18
Blac Rabbit **Free Show** Seize The Day Tour 2018
with JAIALAI, Moongazer & DJ Goldie Brown of Jacuzzi Boys
@ Las Rosas in Miami. Early arrival strongly suggested. Space is limited.
Born and raised in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, identical twin brothers Amiri and Rahiem Taylor do not make the type of music that their borough of origin is usually associated with. Growing up in the mecca of hip-hop culture, the Taylor brothers had more exposure in their house to pop, funk and soul music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. In high school, they taught themselves how to play guitar and write songs based off of the Beatles. After high school they formed Blac Rabbit, bringing in former metal and church drummer Patrick Jones, followed by resident shredder Josh Lugo on bass (and sometimes guitar) to play their original psychedelic rock tunes. Tired of working boring grocery store jobs, Amiri and Rah started performing Beatles covers on the NYC subway, earning some pocket change, slowly building a reputation around the city while also performing their original material in New York’s best venues for up and coming acts. On December 23rd, 2017, the band released their debut self-titled EP, which was also self-recorded and self-mixed. On January 26th, 2018, Rah and Amiri were filmed performing Beatles songs on the train by New York Nico, the “Unofficial talent scout of New York City,” who posted the video to his 120K+ followers on Instagram. One of the videos went viral generating over 25M streams, leading to numerous TV and Radio appearances, including The Ellen Degeneres Show. The band also recorded a cover of “Michelle” by The Beatles for a Gucci ad campaign featuring Harry Styles. Meanwhile, Blac Rabbit’s fan base has increased significantly while they have been touring globally and recording their debut full-length album, set for release early 2019.
Moongazer (South Florida Neo-Psychedelia Space Rock)
DJ Goldie Brown of Jacuzzi Boys
Escape The Fate, Slaves & More – 10/5/18
Escape The Fate, Slaves, Famous Last Words, Picturesque, Set To Stun & Bloodbather
@ The Ground at Club Space in Miami. Under 18 w/Parent or Legal Guardian (Both must purchase tickets)
Escape The Fate (formed 2004) is a post-hardcore band originating from Nevada signed to Eleven Seven Music. Their sixth album, I Am Human, was released on March 30, 2018 spawning a top 15 single, Broken Heart, at Active Rock radio currently and the song will only climb the charts. ETF recently wrapped up a North American tour with Papa Roach.
Slaves is an American post-hardcore group formed in Sacramento, California. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Jonny Craig, formerly of Emarosa and Dance Gavin Dance, bassist Colin Vieira of Musical Charis and guitarist Weston Richmond. The band released their third studio album Beautiful Death on February 16, 2018.
Meat Beat Manifesto: Exclusive Florida Show with Otto Von Schirach – 9/15/18
Meat Beat Manifesto: Only Southern US Date @ The Ground at Club Space in Miami. Support: Otto Von Schirach & DJ Carlos Menendez (Fire & Ice, Backdoor, The Church)
Jack Dangers is the composer and sound sculptor behind Meat Beat Manifesto. His constantly evolving musical invention has generated a long string of futuristic classics, like “Psyche Out,” “Helter Skelter,” “Radio Babylon,” “Edge of No Control” and “It’s The Music.” The single, “Prime Audio Soup,” from the Meat Beat Manifesto album Actual Sounds and Voices, was featured in the sci-fi fantasy blockbuster, The Matrix and on its platinum-selling soundtrack.
An acknowledged innovator in the electronic music scene, Jack Dangers continues to stretch sonic boundaries and influence new generations of sound activists. As a premier remixer, producer, and sound designer, he has played a seminal role in defining tomorrows’ music today. Past production/remixing projects include Public Enemy, Scorn, David Bowie, Orbital, NIN, EBN, David Byrne, Merzbow, Depeche Mode, Terry Riley, Tower of Power and Coil. He has also made videos for Clive Barker, Tox Simian, and DJ Shadow.
Meat Beat Manifesto released their 2018 record, “Impossible Star” on January 19 via Flexidisc with distribution by Virtual Label. It is available on CD, digital, and vinyl. Drawing on the paranoid and surreal political and cultural climate, Jack Dangers likens the record “to an MC Escher optical illusion which spirals around and around and never seems to end.”
“Intriguing and intimidating, Dangers’ cultural osterizing evolves to the nth degree of studio sophistication…”
“Without MBM’s groundbreaking amalgams of hip-hop and industrial dance music, modern dance music genres such as Big Beat and Drum & Bass wouldn’t exist…one of Britain’s most inventive practitioners of sampladelic funk.”
“A true innovator, MBM main man Jack Dangers helped lay down the rules for dub-inflected electronica, throwing down heavy breaks atop challenging experimental sound”
“The sounds of futuristic riddims that both predate electronic genre nicknames and mock their ideals; one that may be defined purely by its sphere of influence on modern music.
Meat Beat Manifesto’s constantly evolving musical invention has generated a long string of influential futuristic classics in its 21 year career, including such tracks as “God O.D.”, “Strap Down”, “Psyche Out”, “Helter Skelter”, “Radio Babylon”, “Edge of No Control” and “It’s The Music”. The single, “Prime Audio Soup” (from the album Actual Sounds and Voices) was featured in the sci-fi fantasy blockbuster The Matrix and on its platinum-selling soundtrack.
An acknowledged innovator in the electronic music scene, Jack Dangers continues to stretch sonic boundaries and influence new generations of sound activists. MBM recently contributed the track “Suicide” to the top-selling soundtrack to Underworld: Evolution and Jack’s remix of Tower Of Power’s “What Is Hip?” was nominated for a Grammy in 2006.
Otto von Schirach is an IDM and breakcore artist from Miami, Florida (USA), active since 1998. He is of Cuban/German descent. His style is more sporadic and noisy than other artists in the genre, and his visual aesthetic leans on the heavy metal side rather than electronic.
He has released most of his work on the Schematic and Beta Bodega labels, and was featured in the 2002 documentary Electro-Dziska. Otto’s live performances include outfits, masks and props, and he has toured with the band Skinny Puppy. He is also credited on the Skinny Puppy albums The Greater Wrong Of The Right and Mythmaker. In 2011 he has toured U.S.A. with Atari Teenage Riot.
He also does a large amount of work in the areas of music production and remixing and has collaborated with several artists such as Modeselektor on their records Happy Birthday! and Monkeytown. Recently von Schirach has become increasingly involved with the Miami Bass Warriors, a Miami Bass focused project with Jose el Rey, El Tigre and Debbie D from Avenue D. Their debut video, “Going Back to Calle 8,” was featured on Pitbull’s show La Esquina.
Lee “Scratch” Perry + Subatomic Sound System – Miami – 1/13/18
Lee “Scratch” Perry + Subatomic Sound System @ The Ground at Club Space in Miami.
Eccentric producer and Grammy-winning reggae & dub artist Lee “Scratch” Perry celebrates his 80th year on earth and 40th anniversary of his landmark album “Super Ape”.