Rockaway Beach, Missouri is a city with less than 600 people, but the real RB is a place in Queens, NY that has been thrust into the pop culture spotlight thanks to a song by The Ramones and an early twentieth century rep as New Yorks Playground. You could buy a Ramones MP3, ask Mayor Bloomberg what the area was like when he was a teen, or you could hit the sands of our very own Rockaway Beach. Except the sand on this playa isnt made by [insert your gods name here] its just the grit on the floor of the Black Sheep Bar and tonight is about a night full of music, tattoo art, and the gruff voice of host Notorious Nastie. Join RevMiami.com - purveyors of counter-culture cool and bands such as Hiatus Road, Homestretch, and LSavant at Rockaway Beach (known as the Black Sheep Bar every other night of the week).
No matter how much your skin sags or wrinkles, that tribal tat wrapping around your bicep will remain. As you creep closer to your date with the devil, itll look quite a bit different than it did when you got inked as a pup but still, the tat will remain. Tonights art is on the wall and will never fade or transform. Artists from Emerson Forths Pirate Tattoo, OchoPlacas, and Luiz Segatto will display works that you will want to have on your body for an eternity with no thought of a cover-up. If youre in for something you wont find in generic books filled with thorny roses and praying hands, check out Jose Carrera of OchoPlacas a pseudo-underground shop that specializes in bold colors and pure artistry. The prison-bred artiste will bring a hard-core and dynamic edge to anything you can dream up.
Admission is $6 and you can find Rockaway Beach at 721 Lincoln Ln. Miami Beach. Visit RevMiami.com for information.
Sat., March 14, 2009