On Saturday, November 7th, music lovers can feast their eyes and ears on the Spam Allstars at the Sleepless Night festival in Miami Beach. The free gala will be filled with indoor and outdoor events that feature music, dance, theater, film, comedy, poetry and acrobatics. At midnight, the Spam Allstars will take the Rhythm Foundation Stage.
The band defies a single classification. The Spam Allstars’ sound can be described as electronic descarga, a Cuban term for a loose, spirited jam session. Their Afro-Cuban vibes mesh with acid jazz to concoct a multicultural synthesis that defines Miami. They’ve been featured in a few independent films, as well as the Miami Heat’s pre-game introductions, and other TV and radio spots. Despite their impressive resume of various accomplishments, the Spam Allstars are meant to be experienced live, where you can feel the bass in your stomach.
This underground phenomenon hailed from New York City in 2000, and the current line-up has been together for almost five years, playing throughout the Sunshine State, as well as California, Georgia, North Carolina, and New York. In 2006, the eccentric crew even toured Europe. “We’ll try to hit as many new cities as we can, like Seattle, and record our own stuff in between,” says Andrew Yeomanson, a.k.a. DJ Le Spam. “That’s our bread and butter. And whatever new opportunities arise, we’ll try to throw our arms around them all.” Check these guys out - you’ll get Spammed.
If you can’t make it out for the festival, check out the Spam Allstars at Miami’s Transit Lounge on November 20th. Also, take a look at the VW campaign, featuring music from the Spam Allstars with special guest Amin from Suenalo.