Contrary to popular belief, foodies aren’t always eating all the time. Sometimes we like to go out just to hang out, maybe listen to some good music, and maybe just move around the dance floor a little...you know...to burn off some of that incredible dinner we just had that is sure to appear on our blogs the next day. Nevertheless, it does go much appreciated when a nightlife venue offers a little something for foodies and makes a “one-stop shop” out of what would otherwise have been a night around town. I’m sure most night owls in Miami have seen delicious examples of this trend: the lounge offering non-afterthought small plates or the food truck parked just outside the bar. To add to the ever-increasing roster of bars, clubs, and lounges catering to foodies is Blackbird Ordinary in Brickell.
For those who thought they knew everything that was in store for 2011, they weren't expecting this! Already highlighting local music talent by bringing in the newest and hottest acts in the area to the stage, Transit Lounge Miami is now giving everyone a chance to shine and rock the party. Every Monday there will be instruments set up from the popular video game Rock Band 3, and guests will be able to choose from a variety of songs to hit the stage with. Whether your playing as a solo act or teaming up with friends to tour the world, experience a night living the rock star life while jamming to rock classics. Enjoy the fun, unique Downtown Miami atmosphere every Monday Night, and if you have what it takes the best band each week is also rewarded with a $50 bar tab! Transit Lounge is located at 729 SW 1st Ave Miami, FL 33130
If you're a regular at places like Transit Lounge and Jazid in Miami, then you've definitely come across Suenalo (otherwise known as Suenalo Sound System). And if so, then you know you've danced, you've grooved, you've appreciated - and you've ultimately had a good time.
The nonet that originated in Little Havana in 2002 is a melting pot of their own in the diverse city of Miami, with members from Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Venezuela and the U.S. Suenalo has implemented these cultures through their own music and, in turn, amplified the true sound of Miami.
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.
As the sweltering heat of summer and fall subsides, winter emerges once again, and with it, the inaugural Miami Music Festival. From December 10-12, the young and active will be able to venture out of their air-conditioned dwellings and take to the scenic, tree-lined streets of Brickell Avenue. No directions to the event will be needed; the blast of melodies pouring from amplifiers and echoes of enthusiastic crowds will guide you to Miami’s greatest offering of live entertainment this year.
The three-day extravaganza will host 600 performances on 25 stages. Four large tents will be assembled as the centerpiece and various clubs and restaurants will be rockin’ out for the duration of the festival. Participating watering holes include Transit Lounge, Tobacco Road, Waxy O’Connors and Hard Rock Café, each with multiple stages, and many other hot spots in the area will host performers. You may hear some familiar jams throughout the neighborhood, but it’s just as likely that you’ll come across original bands, exotic and underground, laying down progressions as crispy as a new pair of loafers. The festival represents our fusion of culture here in Miami and boasts world-touring rock, latin, jazz, hip-hop, indie and caribbean artists. The list of featured bands will be available soon at MiamiMusicFestival.org.