Downtown Miami is a work in progress. Amid the giant glass and steel structures that continue to sprout like weeds, theres an earnest and dedicated group of culture-lovers striving to populate the oft-desolate area with fun events. The Cultural Development Group, for instance, is a nonprofit that seeks to bring Miamis city streets to life with the sounds of music. One of its coolest projects is Miami Unsigned, a weekly musical showcase that shines a light on our great repository of local talent.
Were working with the mayor to put as much live music as we can in downtown Miami. We do different genres every week, and we welcome all kinds of artists, explains founder and director Eric Shenkman. Sounds sweet to us, dude. Tonight Miami Unsigned takes over Soya y Pomodoro, and the smooth sounds of the Dereck Fairholm Trio will fill the lofty space. Stop by for a hot dose of local jazzadelic rhythms at 9:00.
Fridays, 9 p.m., 2007