Heroes Live Entertainment

South Florida live music presenter and concert promoter

The Messthetics (featuring members of Fugazi) **Free Show** – 3/28/19

The Messthetics (featuring members of Fugazi) **Free Show** @ Las Rosas in Miami. Early arrival strongly suggested. Space is limited.


Tickets: http://ticketfly.com/event/1780958

The last time drummer Brendan Canty and bassist Joe Lally were in a band together, they were the rhythmic architects for Fugazi, an organization whose decade and a half of disciplined progressivism provided a necessary bridge between the zenith of late-punk expression and everything alternative in rock that followed. Anthony Pirog is a jazz and experimental guitarist based in Washington, D.C. The trio’s debut on Dischord Records was recorded at Canty’s practice space throughout 2017, live and mostly without overdubs. It’s a snapshot of a band dedicated to the live ideal, where structure gives birth to improvisation.

The Messthetics
Website: http://themessthetics.bandcamp.com/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/themessthetics/
Dischord Records: http://dischord.com/

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Peter Murphy: 40 Years Of Bauhaus – 2/6/19

Peter Murphy: 40 Years Of Bauhaus,
Ruby Celebration featuring David J, Performing “In The Flat Field” in its entirety plus extended encore of Bauhaus classics

@ The Ground at Club Space in Miami.


Tickets: http://ticketfly.com/event/1782866

Originally formed in England in 1978, pioneering post-punk band Bauhaus carved out a singular musical niche combining minimalism, art school rock and dark glam, with a huge dose of their own experimentalism, originality and verve. Unswervingly bleak in their approach, they released their break-out hit “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” in 1979, an astonishing slice of brooding imagination.
 
They were signed to 4AD and released their debut album In The Flat Field in 1980, before moving on to release three further records via Beggars Banquet (Mask – 1981, The Sky’s Gone Out – 1982 and Burning From The Inside – 1983).
 
Although brief, their career was hugely influential and resonated across the decades. The band split in the early 1980s (but reformed briefly a few times throughout the years) and band members went on to focus on other projects. Peter Murphy continues to enjoy a successful solo career, spectacularly celebrated with the recently released 5-CD box containing his Beggars Banquet releases.
 
The forthcoming tour celebrates 40 years since the formation of Bauhaus – featuring two original members, vocalist Peter Murphy and bassist David J.

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.


RSVP: http://ticketfly.com/event/1768175

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.

Windhand
Website: http://windhand.band
Facebook: http://facebook.com/WindhandVA
Twitter: http://twitter.com/windhandva
Instagram: http://instagram.com/windhand

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Mineral: 25th Anniversary Tour with Tancred & Pohgoh – 1/9/18

Mineral: 25th Anniversary Tour with special guests Tancred & Pohgoh @ The Ground at Club Space in Miami.


Tickets: http://ticketfly.com/event/1682955

“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.

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Tancred
Website: https://tancredmusic.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tancredmusic/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/tancredjess
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tancredjess/

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.

Pohgoh
 
Twenty-one years is a long time between albums.
 
Since calling it quits in 1997, Tampa, FL’s Pohgoh has been known to break out the guitars for the occasional one-off reunion over the years. The last one reignited a missing passion and desire to write and perform music together. Susie Ulrey (vocals, guitar), Matt Slate (guitar), Keith Ulrey (drums) and new bassistBrian Roberts (Hankshaw, Murder Suicide Pact) spent the last couple of years hunkered down in their practice space revisiting the old material while hashing out fresh ideas.
In August 2017 the band made their way to Baltimore, MD’s Magpie Cage Recording Studio to record their sophomore full-length with engineer/producer J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines). The result is Secret Club, Pohgoh’s first full-length since 1997’s posthumous In Memory Of Bab, consisting of songs dealing with life as a band after almost 20 years apart and Susie’s 15+ year battle with Multiple Sclerosis.
 
Diagnosed in 2001, Susie’s lyrics touch on the hardships and struggles of living with the disease including, but not limited to, a constant worry of being a burden to others (“Business Mode”), years of chemical and drug therapies (“Super Secret Club”) and a simple nightly fight pleading with her own legs to remain still (“Who’s The You”). The album does have its ‘light in the darkness’ moments, too, with songs about the direction of the reunited band (“Try Harder”) and the sheer power of positive thinking (“Bunch”), of which she declares “I lose battles, but I win wars.” All of this set to a backdrop of crunchy Superchunk-y guitars, even as they visit the more downtempo moments of reflection throughout the 11 tracks.
 
With a rich history within the 90’s DIY/indie/emo scene, Pohgoh was in a small league of female-fronted bands of the era alongside peers like Rainer Maria, Dahlia Seed & Jejune. The band’s previous catalog includes several singles, a split 7″ with Braid, the closing track on the Emo Diaries, Vol. 1 and the aforementioned full-length.
Secret Club is out now on CD/LP/Digital via New Granada Records (US), Barely Regal Records (UK/EU) and Waterslide Records (Japan).
 
PRAISE FOR SECRET CLUB:
“a dynamically playful and DIY-feeling fusion of emo, alternative rock, and power pop.”
– The Fader
 
“a fantastic piece of work that builds upon the bittersweet sonic bedrock the band initially laid out, while lyrically exploring the ups and downs of living with one bitch of a disease.”
– Kerrang (UK)
 
“They were everything I wanted in a band when I was playing music back in the day.”
– Washed Up Emo
 
“you should check this out if you’re fan of Pohgoh’s old pals like Braid and Rainer Maria, or newer bands that keep this sound alive like Into It Over It and Waxahatchee.”
– BrooklynVegan
 
“Alongside J Robbins’ typical rough-and-ready production style, Pohgoh feel so deeply ingrained in the classic emo aesthetic while simultaneously having grown, matured and experienced, and they’re able to capture those feelings in a great return.”
– The Sound Board
 
“It’s quite a musical feat for a band to contrast gloom and disheartenment so well with hope and solidarity. Pohgoh is able to do this in such a laid-back and easy manner as if the long hiatus had never existed.”
– Visions (Germany)

D.R.I. **Only South Florida Show** – 12/8/18

D.R.I. (Dirty Rotten Imbeciles), Deathwish, Old Habits & Church Girls

@ Respectable Street in West Palm Beach.


Tickets: http://ticketfly.com/event/1634872 

D.R.I. (Dirty Rotten Imbeciles) is a crossover thrash band that formed in Houston in 1982. D.R.I. integrated their hardcore punk roots with thrash metal influences and were a stylistic catalyst for their contemporaries — Suicidal Tendencies, Corrosion of Conformity, S.O.D., the Cro-Mags, Nuclear Assault and Cryptic Slaughter — alongside whom they are considered to be one of the major pioneers of “crossover thrash”, having a heavy influence on modern thrash, particularly Scott Ian and his band Anthrax.

D.R.I. **Only South Florida Show**
Website: http://dirtyrottenimbeciles.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/DRI-137263955229/

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Deathwish
Motor-Charged Punk from Wisconsin. DRI labelmates.
Facebook: http://facebook.com/deathwish666motorcharged/

Old Habits
Lake Worth Hardcore. Doing it right.
Facebook: http://facebook.com/OldHabitsHC/
Website: http://eulogyrecordings.com
Instagram: http://instagram.com/oldhabitshc
Links: http://aceshightattooshop.com ; http://blackrosetattooshop.com

Church Girls
Saint Lucie Rock N Roll. Grimey South Florida Orgy Anthems.
Website: http://churchgirlsfl.bandcamp.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/ChurchGirlsFL/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/Official_Church_Girls/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/churchgirls_FL

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.


RSVP: http://ticketfly.com/event/1762696

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.

Blac Rabbit
Website: http://blacrabbit.com/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/blacrabbitband/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/blacrabbitband
Instagram: http://instagram.com/blacrabbitband/

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JAIALAI (Miami Psych Rock // Garage Rock // Indie Rock)
Website: https://jaialaiofficial.bandcamp.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/jaialaiofficial/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/jaialaiofficial/

Moongazer (South Florida Neo-Psychedelia Space Rock)
Website: https://moongazer.band
Facebook: http://facebook.com/moongazur/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Moongazur
Instagram: https://instagram.com/moongazur/

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)


Tickets: http://ticketfly.com/event/1708651

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.

Escape The Fate
Website: http://escapethefate.com/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/escapethefate/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/EscapeTheFate
Instagram: http://instagram.com/escapethefate/

Slaves
Website: http://slavesband.com/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/officialslaves/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/SLAVESOFFICIAL
Instagram: http://instagram.com/SLAVESOFFICIAL/

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.

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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)


Tickets: http://ticketfly.com/event/1646872

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…”
–ROLLING STONE

“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.”
–ALTERNATIVE PRESS

“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”
– CMJ

“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.
– URB

 

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.

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Otto Von Schirach
Facebook: http://facebook.com/ottovonschirach
Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/ottovonschirach
Twitter: @ottovonschirach
Instagram: @ottovonschirach

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.

The Soft Moon, Boy Harsher & More – 4/25/18

The Soft Moon with special guest Boy Harsher and Laboratory

@ Gramps in Miami (Wynwood).


Tickets: http://ticketfly.com/event/1596957

The Soft Moon gives the darkly hypnotic sounds of Suicide, Joy Division, Bauhaus, and Krautrock new life with a stripped-down, lo-fi approach. The Soft Moon is led by Luis Vasquez inspired by his Afro-Cuban heritage and the wide-open spaces of the Mojave Desert where he was raised.

The Soft Moon
Website: http://thesoftmoon.com/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/thesoftmoon
Twitter: @thesoftmoon
Instagram: @the_soft_moon

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Boy Harsher
Website: http://boyharsher.com/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/boyharsher/
Twitter: @boyharsher
Instagram: @boyharsher

Boy Harsher is a dark electronic duo that produces gritty dance beats infused with ethereal vocals, creating a sound that is eerie, intense and incredibly danceable.

Laboratory
Website: http://laboratorymiami.bandcamp.com/releases
Facebook: http://facebook.com/laboratorymiami
Instagram: @laboratory_propaganda

Detuned synths for detuned souls. Currently the brainchild of Miami’s Ryan Carmody & Didi Aragon. Industrial, Post-Punk, Musique Concrete, Eerie Music, Sci-Fi.

Eyehategod, Cro-Mags & More – 4/1/18

Eyehategod “30th Anniversary Tour” w/Cro-Mags, Shroud Eater & Ether

@ O’Malley’s in Margate (Fort Lauderdale).


Tickets: http://ticketfly.com/event/1617898

 

The misanthropic sludge metal outfit Eyehategod was formed in New Orleans in 1988, and became an important part of a Southern sludgecore scene that included bands like Crowbar and Down, all of whom were heavily influenced by Black Sabbath, Black Flag, and the Melvins. Eyehategod was the brainchild of guitarist Jimmy Bower and drummer Joe LaCaze; the two recruited vocalist Michael D. Williams, lead guitarist Brian Patton, and bassist Steve Dale, and debuted in 1992 with the album In the Name of Suffering.

EYEHATEGOD “30th Anniversary Tour”
Website: http://eyehategod.ee/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/OfficialEyeHateGod/
Twitter: @EyehategodNola
Instagram: @EyehategodNola

Cro-Mags
Website: http://cro-mags.com/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/Cro-Mags-28749578197/

The Cro-Mags are an American hardcore punk turned crossover thrash band from New York City. The band, which had a strong cult following, has released five studio albums, their first two considered the most influential. According to AllMusic, “before the Cro-Mags, the idea of combining heavy metal and hardcore together was unheard of. But with the release of their classic debut, The Age of Quarrel, hardcore-metal was born, and in its wake came a legion of similarly styled offspring (Biohazard, Vision of Disorder, etc.).”

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Shroud Eater
Website: http://shroudeaterrocks.com/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/shroudeater/
Twitter: @Shroud_Eater
Instagram: @shroud_eater

Miami’s Shroud Eater gained praise from preeminent tastemakers such as Noisey, Cvlt Nation, HellRide Music, The Obelisk and others, Shroud Eater have proven they bring the heavy with the best of them; Heavy Planet dubbed them “Stoner-Sludge Titans”, while Ghost Cult Magazine called them the “Future of sludge metal”. The band has performed at the much lauded Psycho Las Vegas, as well as Destroyer Fest, Wvrm Fest, 305 Fest, Fresh Fest, and the Tennessean Sludge Festival.

Ether
Website: http://ethercoven.bigcartel.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/EtherCoven/
Instagram: @ethercoven

Doom, but punk… kinda.