If you're aware the Miami music scene is made up of more than Trick Daddy, 2 Live Crew, and Pitbull, kudos for tuning into Crossfade, our little music blog. Not that we can take credit for introducing you to absolutely all local singers, rockers, rappers, and troubadours, but ahem we've schooled you on more than a few. Take, for instance, electro-funk duo Afrobeta. In one blog post, you learn the pair conjures up a groove like "Miami Sound Machine, but indie and better" and that the two are inexplicably "the real deal." You could also probably get that same info from someone who's seen the pair's high-energy live show, or you could go to Jazid Tuesdays for Afrobeta Sessions. Watch Cuci Amador rock the mike and dance away the night while keyboardist/composer Tony Smurfio does his thing backing her up. The show begins at 11 p.m., and the four-dollar kamikazes and lemon drops will keep you there till way past your bedtime.
Tuesdays, 11 p.m., 2009