Mikey Ramirez and the folks over at Radioactive Records will celebrate eight straight years of holding it down for the Broward County music scene with a big-ass party Saturday, July 18. You might remember them as CD Collector, but they switched over to the more appropriate name around 2007, now that CDs have waned and wax has, well, waxed. The independent record store features an amazing variety of new, used, and highly collectible items including lots and lots of vinyl, as well as the expertise of a staff as dedicated to music as anyone. To sweeten the pot, in recent years they have expanded their performance space and have hosted quite a few awesome shows of the all ages variety in a luxurious, smoke-free setting. Ramirez has been an instrumental force in the evolution and forward motion of the store, lending his considerable passion to these changes, as well as a penchant for fantastic haircuts and tight jeans.
This anniversary party is primed for fun with Margate Punk Rock Superstars; the Shakers, who are also releasing their latest record at the show; the "King of Miami Pop," José el Rey (doing a solo guitar-based set); and Beings, a super-interesting sort of super-group project that features Mike Alén (:nobuhjest:, Secret Service, System 2600, Lift, Foreign Bodies, Dolcé Cuetara, Brown Study, Map of the Universe, Static Shots), Betty Monteavaro (Floor, Cavity), and Ivan Marchena (Bling Bling).
Also, all merchandise will be 10 percent off, and the party is free. It starts earlyish -- at 5 p.m. -- with all ages welcome.
Sat., July 18, 2009