Before there were blogs, there were webzines, says Roofless Records head Matthew Preira, who started booking shows with Floridas Underfoot as a kid. Then he transitioned from staging ska, punk, and hardcore events to four years of college booking bands, promoting campus fests, and getting acts to score films live in movie theatres. Now hes back in Miami and doing more of the same.
This Saturday, Preira and friends will explore the strange world of albums on cassette tape and the people who make them at the Roofless Records In-Store Show at Sweat Records. Dudes making music include Self & Other (a two-man, space rock anti-band); Sarasotas Skunk Ape (swamp-metal brutality); Space Voodoo Crystal (think of the sounds you hear when smoking crack while playing video games); and Stead and His Larson (a party band that covers songs you wish you didnt know the words to, like My Boo). Cost for the show is a measly three dollars, and it starts at 8 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 14, 8 p.m., 2009