With a recent road trip to Los Angeles under their belt and a couple New York gigs looming in the not so distant future, the mighty Radioboxer (hailing from Hialeah) certainly have a lot of momentum growing. For those not familiar with their stage presence/antics, be wary of fake blood getting on that brand new shirt of yours. Also, I heard that their last gig broke into pillow fight, Literally. Hell, for that reason alone, Green Room is proud to welcome the bipolar pop group onto the Green Room stage, Thursday night.
Presented by Jolt Radio and South Florida Music Obsessed, this showcase also includes The Mirrors, a group that promises to school Fort Lauderdale in the basics of indie rock & roll. All in all, thursday night marks Miami’s local music take over at Green Room. And, for whatever reason, it sounds delicious.
With St. Patty’s around the corner, we feel like it’s time for you to get acquainted with one of our favorite local groups, The Howling Winds. That is, if you weren’t already familiar with their music/growing legion of followers. Originally named Fight Back!, the current lineup consisting of Jorge Rocha, Tyler Betances, Richie Vasta, and Derek Rosenbauer are band that invariably entertain all sorts of crowds, be it the folk/grassroots following or the Alternative punk crew (we hear a tinge of Against Me! in their sound, which, you know, is awesome).
Also, watch as Chris Video (of BFGF) mashes up some old school, new school, and oldish-newish school music videos. And of course, the Reckless Dames will be entertaining the St Patty’s debauchery with their bizarre yet risque burlesque acts. All in all, an epic night.
::: INDIE ELECTRO by ANDIE SWEETSWIZZIRL :::
::: THE RECKLESS DAMES BURLESQUE TROUPE :::
Fans of gigantic steel hooks and St. Patty’s day debauchery rejoice! Green Room is excited to bring back the painfully surreal antics of the Skin Mechanic Suspension group. And If their previous showcase at Green Room is any indication, patrons can expect tons of human in-air hook suspension, hopefully including (fingers crossed) the infamous “human pinata,” in which the crowd took turns swinging a bat at a man hooked and swinging in mid air (self explanatory, i know, but just in case you were wondering how literal of an interpretation to take).
The Skin Mechanics literally bleed and scar for your entertainment, so it stands to reason that such passion (and pain) should be showcased on an evening as momentous as this. On addition to the entertainment, Guest DJ Lady Anime and DJ favorites Linder Smash and Chaos will be maintaining the St. Patty’s day theme of the night alive and well.
This Wednesday night at Green Room will yet again prove to be an epic Brown Bag presentation. Fresh from his performance this past weekend at Swarm 7 (Spring Break 4Eva), the duo, Jabr Jaw and Dee Dubbs, return to Fort Lauderdale, representing the renowned and tight knit Black Locust Society. Known, moreover, for his impeccable and consistent delivery and flow, Jabre Jaw never disappoints and never fails to hype a crowd.
Miami’s Name Brand, will certainly keep the music bumping with his creatively spliced electronica/hip hop set, intricately woven together to keep the party spirit alive. Last, but definitely not least, Butta Verses rounds up the brown bag festivities with an impressive resume to show for himself, too. Endorsed by none other than De La Soul, this Bronx native turned Fort Lauderdale, keeps the underground hip hip tradition alive in his creative outlet. Check em out this Wednesday night only at Green Room.
It’s been quite a while since we’d last seen Leading the Heroes. Sure, South Florida has witnessed front man, Michael Caldarera and bassist, Dan Potvin performing in other local groups for the past year or so, but it appeared as if their original brainchild had taken an unannounced hiatus. Fortunately, for you fans of live rock & roll mixed with a healthy dose of reckless abandon, Leading the Heroes haven’t gone anywhere.
Locked away at Bieler Bros Records studio in Pompano Beach, the quartet has been hard at work, writing and recording their upcoming album (release date, anybody?). And with renowned producer, Matt Laplant, aiding with the overall vision, the album promises to be their most ambitious effort to date. And of course, the return of the live presentation also leaves much to the imagination. Good things, of course. Expect a blend of their tried and true, in-your-face stage presence with an air of reinvigorated musicianship that only a well deserved break can afford. Trust us, you don’t want to miss out on their performance at Green Room. This Thursday night in down town fort Lauderdale, the mayhem begins commences.
*** DJS MIG, ANDIE SWEETSWIRL, + SPECIAL GUEST *** *** $2 PBRS/ $5 CRAFT BEERS *** No cover, 21+, doors at 10pm
The summer of 2008, long before my exposure to the wonderfully bizarre local scene of Lake Worth (in all its swampy glory) and the musical acts embodied within the city’s musical mosaic, I witnessed Scarecrow Jenkins (frontman of the Loxahatchee Sinners Union) accompany a local rock band, wielding nothing but a tambourine (never before had anyone in the audience seen a possessed tambourine player). The body spasms, face contortions, and overall demonic stage presence certainly commanded the audience’s attention and indeed set an appropriate introduction to Scarecrow’s stage presence within his ex band, Viva Le Vox.
No matter the musical context, Jenkins seemingly manifests his whole being into his stage presence, so it was no surprise that after his untimely departure from the Viva brigade, he gave birth to his own original musical outfit, The Loxahatchee Sinners Union. Accompanied by Marvin Ray Hawkins (Bass), Miss Esmarelda Nightly (Keys, Accordion) and Mrs. Junebug Jenkins (Banjo), Scarecrow showcases more of a melodic sensibility for song crafting. And with all of the local buzz following them, it’s clear that Scarecrow has created quite the musical niche, unique and outside of his past musical roots. So, if you haven’t checked them out yet, make sure you don’t miss their set this thursday night at Green Room!
$2 PBRs/$5 CRAFT BEERS ~~~No cover, 21+, doors at 10pm. DJS MIG, ANDIE SWEETSWIRL + SPECIAL GUEST DJ
Nelson Peraza, better known as DJ Essential6, has become a monthly fixture at Green Room on select Friday nights. His exceptional DJ sets that dabble in new wave and electro have become crowd pleasers and we’re more than happy to welcome him to our motley Green Room family.
As many of our readers already know, Soundcloud is a wonderful site that lets music lovers follow their favorite DJs as they post their new remixes and songs. Recently, Green Room created an account (follow us to stream quality local music) and like any good music venue, we follow our own people. We found this gem of a mix on DJ Essential6′s highly active account– an 80+ minute new wave extravaganza. Stream, download, and enjoy.
Black Friday w/ Essential6, LinderSMASH, and Kaos, doors at 10pm, no cover, mention this blog post for a FREE drink
Local retro rockers The Riot Act are coming back to the Green Room for another high energy performance. The duo hails straight out of a Quentin Tarantino soundtrack or an early 1970′s house party. Their latest music video, edited by Chuck Livid of Livid Records, channels the band’s vintage rock n’ roll sound and throws in a weird menstruation angle to keep everyone on their toes. Although I cannot relate to our female readers on this topic, I can assure you that based on what I’ve seen in this video, the modern tampon has come a long long way. Yikes.
Let’s not get distracted by all this ‘period’ talk though; this song is catchy as hell and takes us back in time to a period– err, I mean place — that preceded cheesy disco and followed in the path of The Stooges and other groundbreaking old school garage acts. Enjoy.
The Riot Act performs at Digital Love tonight, Mig & Andie Sweetswirl, video games, $5 craft beers, $2 PBRs, doors at 10pm, 21+, mention “the period blog post” at the door for a FREE drink