Typically, a band name is simply just a band name. For instance, The Butchers (performing on 6/2) don’t really chop up beef for a living, and although the Jacuzzi Boys (performing on 6/16) may own a hot tub, they’re certainly not children. Despite the troubling trend of misleading band monikers, I’ve recently encountered some Ft. Lauderdale paparazzi photos that suggest that tonight’s headlining band REBEL is indeed rebellious. This leads me to a new series I like to call “REBEL Don’t Give A Sh*t!”…
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2 things I learned today: how to write an upside exclamation point (alt+173) and that ¡Mayday! has a highly active YouTube channel– 82 videos to be exact. But before I dive into my favorite videos, let it be known that local rap duo-turned-six-piece ¡Mayday! is a force to be reckoned with these days. Recently, the group got signed by Tech N9ne’s record label Strange Music and joined the midwest icon on a 70 city tour. They have collaborated with Lil Wayne, Cee Lo, Del The Funky Homosapien, Garcia, Ace Hood, David Banner, Devin The Dude, just to name a few. Their single “Watching Me” was featured on the video game NBA Street. And even though it sucked the last 3 seasons, they had a song on Entourage. Look, I could on and on, but their website bio does a pretty good job. Just know that these guys are good, and rarely play north of the Dade-Broward county line.
Now, here are some of my favorite ¡Mayday! videos….
1) ¡Mayday! – Death March
They debuted this video last week. It’s so good that I unprovokedly posted this on Jay Z’s Facebook wall.
2) DJ Khaled talks highly of ¡Mayday!
Ok, I find DJ Khaled kind of annoying, but he is a big name and he loves ¡Mayday!. Here’s the proof.
3) ¡Mayday!’s ‘stuck on an island’ cd release footage
If this video doesn’t hype you up about tonight’s performance, I don’t know what will.
BONUS: ¡Mayday! Beer Pong Music Video
An older video by the group. I consider myself a fairly decent beer pong player. I think I could take them.
¡Mayday! performs tonight w/ Ghostwridah at Green Room (event page), resident DJ Immortal, 21+, doors at 10pm, no cover
Only 24 hours removed from coveted opening slot for Jacuzzi Boys and Sebadoh at Grand Central, one of Miami’s most promising bands Plains keeps the momentum going with an intimate performance tonight at Green Room. The polished-sounding foursome has been the talk of the town on some of our area’s best local blogs. Miami culture aficionado’s Beached Miami rated their song Judy as the #1 South Florida song for 2011 (and there were some really good local releases this year, let me tell ya). The now defunct, but totally relevant, City Link (R.I.P.) gave their self titled album a slot in their top 10 albums of the year. Former New Times’ music editor Reed Fischer went as far to say that their album was “one of the best indie rock efforts this year, full stop”. My opinion, these guys sound like an established indie band– the kind of indie rock band that you wouldn’t be shocked to see reviewed on a nationally recognized blog, see on a lineup in a supporting slot for Pitchfork Music Festival, or hear one their tracks in a primetime XMU time slot. About a year ago (?), I fell in love with their song Innovator. I still love that track, but now my favorite tracks are Judy and End Of The World. Stream the whole album on the right sidebar of this site.
The band performs at 11:30pm tonight. No cover. Free drink before midnight if you say you’ve read this post. Check out their music video for their song Black Feeling