Radioboxer's Magic City Ruse album-release party at the Stage April 1

The Magic City isn't exactly known as a rock music hub. And in a town like this one, where traditional live venues are uncommon and turntable virtuosos are frequently in higher demand than musicians of the guitar-wielding, drumstick-spinning variety, it's hardly fair to expect the kind of noise that's made for rocking out. Which makes a band like Radioboxer all the more special.

It's been only a couple of years since this Hialeah band formed and began generating local buzz, earning fans in bunches thanks to its balls-to-the-wall performances and a disarmingly well-rounded debut, Radio Drama. Yet over the past two years, the crew has undergone an embryonic transformation, both onstage and in the studio.

That trademark Radioboxer explosion of energy remains. But it's been honed and harnessed. Now the blast is less like a nuclear reactor going up in a mushroom cloud and more like a laser in a deft hand, aimed with pinpoint precision at audiences. And the band's new follow-up record, Magic City Ruse, also proves that Radioboxer's sound has developed with startling haste into a streamlined, made-for-stage synthesis that the members have dubbed bipolar power pop.

A little less drama: Radioboxer cuts back on the minor chords.
A little less drama: Radioboxer cuts back on the minor chords.

Location Info

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The Stage

170 NE 38th St.
Miami, FL 33137

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Midtown/Wynwood/Design District

Details

Radioboxer: Album-release party for Magic City Ruse. Friday, April 1, at the Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; facebook.com/thestagemiami. Doors open at 9 p.m., and admission costs $5.

"I think in terms of music, we went back and said, 'What do we enjoy playing live?'" bassist Jota Dazza explains. "For example, off Radio Drama, we always love to perform 'Placebo Effect' and feel it represents us better. So we started working toward that — a little bit simpler, a little more energetic. These songs were actually created, a lot of times, playing live."

Musically, Magic City Ruse is just that, upbeat and driving, with far fewer forays into temperamental fare.

"I describe the record as more energetic and less dramatic," says the group's fiery vocalist, Vanne Dazza, who rounds out the roster along with drummer Tekilla 23, keyboardist Gian Nicolaci, and guitarists Santos Arroyo and Esteban Gomez. "We don't use too many minor chords, like we did in Radio Drama," she laughs.

But Radioboxer doesn't demonstrate stylistic development only on Magic City Ruse. There's also been growth in the songwriting and the studio work, which has produced an album full of tight, polished, and highly refined tracks.

"I wouldn't say it's a concept album," Jota says. "But definitely all the songs deal with where you are, who you're with, how that affects you, and how you affect it.

Furthermore, he explains, "The [theme] of the record is really 'What is home?' Magic City Ruse started from things not always being what they seem. A lot of people come to Miami thinking that everything's going to be easy. Then they realize that there are a lot of negative aspects. But there's also some good stuff that's worth putting out there. At the end of the day, it's our home. And you have to feel at home with yourself."

This Friday, Radioboxer will herald the release of its sophomore effort. And what better way for Hialeah's hardest rocking live show to celebrate than in its true element — onstage. The six-member crew will perform Magic City Ruse in its entirety at the Stage, and in addition to Radioboxer's standard antics — often involving confetti, laser lights, balloon drops, fake blood, and bullhorns — the event promises a red carpet, DJs, and "other everyday hidden treasures of the Magic City."

 
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xime...proud of radioboxer
xime...proud of radioboxer

dearest fuck radioboxer..."suck" is not even a word that starts describing you and your absolutely non sense comments... something better to do yet?? no, huh? here is an idea...let's listen to good music....radioboxer..not sure if you will understand but you can try...is good for the brain and who knows...maybe some good brain tissue grows inside of yours...only an idea...

Nance
Nance

JA-JA-JA! RADIOBOXER GOT PRINTED!JA-JA-JA!JAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJA...

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Hialeah Rules!

Radioboxer
Radioboxer

Wow! it actually got printed!! Thank you people! Pick up your copy of THE MIAMI NEW TIMES! We are right there at the content page! Awesome!

Yoly
Yoly

Este tipo es un celoso que no tiene mas que hacer en su vida, un perdedor con una banducha mala que busca llamar la atencion y nada mas, un cobarde que no muestra la cara por falta de guevos grandes.Sigan chicos, radioboxer va pa' arriba le guste o no!

fuck radioboxer
fuck radioboxer

radioboxer sucks the proof is in the pudding. after all the "controversy" of my previous posts about how much they suck lets look at how many times this article has been reposted online by the fans? 38 times! now go look at the article about the chum bucket a diy venue that just opened up thats been reshared 218 times. So why do they get the press? because theyre friend works at the new times and wrote the article. these guys play once every couple of months and theyre friends come support them. they suck go on tour play every night across america like i have and lets see what you get. oh and im not a coward cause if i put my name online all your friends and great citizens of hialeah will come and be like "hey papo bro you tuff guy? stating your opinions on a public forum, me no like that hialeah grrrrrr" No one cares about this band except for about maybe 60 people. and they all come to the new times website apparantly. so like i said before fuck radioboxer. go take pics of the show lets see how many people show up

Radioboxer
Radioboxer

To everybody: Thank you very much for your support. We know there are some people full of venom and jealousy out there but it's all good, I mean there is nothing we can do. It is a shame people waste their energy in such not productive ways out of hate (not productive for them, because for us it did generate a lot of interest on the article and helped us spread the word about the release) but please don't let it get to you. We are really honored to see all of your comments and we love you all.

Now to more important matters: Please do not forget to come by on Friday, it will be very fun and we have a great show prepared for you. Also please keep supporting the local music movement, go to shows and spread the words about bands you like to your friends. We can make a really good scene here in our city if we focus. It is possible.

See you on Friday!

J and the rest of the Radioboxers

PS. Hialeah rules.

Managementsbw
Managementsbw

I know who the writer of the anti-radioboxer stuff is do to the style of the writing. I recently received a similar tirade. It's a same when jealousy and drugs make you act like such a loser. Bambi taught us something great, If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. Now freedom of speech let's you be a duchebag, and you can go right ahead, but you just make you (and your affiliations) look like duchebags.

To that I say, Congrats Radioboxer all your achievements and for inspiring many starting bands on how to approach music in a serious manner. I know you guys have influenced my band. You, your team and fans are all great people! I look forward to your CD Release Party and to seeing you guys blow up. I know that you can really represent Miami very well!

JACOB?!
JACOB?!

I don't know you either mr/ms fuck radioboxer, but I will say this, you shouldn't be so pissed man/ma'am.

This is a great town, and there are lots of cool things happening here all the time, we're totally blessed!

From what it sounds like, you yourself are aware of some of the goings on in this city.

I just got home from band practice myself, so I know how it goes out here too. You’re right, a lot of times, it's a tough place to make music, to get properly covered.

But life is too short sir/madam!

You don't have to be so frustrated, everything really does work out in the end, you'd be surprised...

Call it how you think you see it by all means, but these guys really did sink insane man-hours into what little they have...

But alas, at the end of the day, I too am just another stupid asshole on the interwebs, so who the hell gives a crap about my self-righteous horseshit opinions anyway?

I thought I should say something only because this whole conversation was just such a bummer, you know?

And shame on everyone else out there who were egging this on.

We're talking about a party here people!

Remember?

So, come on kids.

Enough with the poopy-pants already...

Jesus.

If you'll excuse me, I'm going to go google liver exercises and 'boss dance moves'... I only have two days left to prepare for "Magic City Liver Failure", and all this hater-aide is harshing my buzz.

Eduardo lagos
Eduardo lagos

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love music
love music

wow, seems like you've listened to them a lot... why don't you spend time doing some productive stuff rather than bashing local artists? just like you, i am going to make a comment: i believe you are a very envious and frustrated person who wastes time offending people rather than focusing on the good things they (or in this case) bands can offer. you are such a hater. but it's ok buddy... everybody is entitled to their own opinions, even if they are as vicious and rancorous as yours...

fuck radioboxer
fuck radioboxer

well its really nice that you got all your friends to comment and stick up for you guys. by the way papo is indicitive of hialeah trash. its also nice that the writer is friends with the band real nice journalistic integrity. not a fan of the band at all hate em. thats my story and im sticking to it. ive seen them before they suck. We will see where they are in the next 5 years im sure theyll be able to make a great living in radioboxer. and i heard them on npr and they sucked then too. i dont really care what anyone has to say about me because its not true. what does the name even mean do you fight the radio?have a boxing match? beat peoples ears? horrible. oh and to charlie sheen imidator who says im a troll hahahaa

Radioboxer
Radioboxer

Thank you guys! We love you all!

Rb

Julian Munoz
Julian Munoz

You guys are feeding the troll.

Anyway, I won't be back in South Florida till May, so can't go to the show on Friday. But if you're ever up in Jacksonville - I'll be there! Hppefully there's another show during the summer in Miami. Can't wait to see you guys live.

JJ
JJ

I think Radioboxer is an unique band with great energy and pageantry. They are a local treasure. I've seen them many times and always enjoy their performances.

I look forward to hearing their new album, as well as supporting their show at the Stage.

If you never seen them, you really should.

It's stupid to hate.

"Hialeah Trash??" What an immature fucking troll . .

Make a point. Be specific.

Single J--you also should not waste a word commenting on that shit, however tempting. You are above that, and have earned the right to be defended by honest critics...

Emerson said of success: To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;

remember that . . .

You just chill, papo. Kill em with you bass. We'll kill em with our words . . .

Zeke
Zeke

Congratulations guys!you deserve it after workin so hard for all these years.and this little fucker talking shit about your band is not even worth of a second of attention... if you really have the balls to say something like that about somebody else at least give your name and don't hide behind a webpage...

again... the best of luck.. not sure if i can make it to the gig but im sure it'll be great!

Saludos,

Zeke

Stolensouls1
Stolensouls1

Woah, sounds like some kid in a garage band is hating on the band with the highest chance of making it in the scene. I guess u guys really are blowing up. Congratulations on the new album. It is amazing!!!

Andrea Weingarth
Andrea Weingarth

Well i love radio boxer and they are very talented upcoming artists. And to whom ever wrote the faggot bag comment lets see you go on stage and perform in front of lots of people you untalented prick.

Radioboxer
Radioboxer

Hey there,First of all love your name. Second of all the singer is not from Hialeah but we are a Hialeah band because we love the city and feel at home there. Now, we don't beg people to like us they just do or don't and that is kind of how "liking" something go. We love our gimmicks and we like to entertain people not only with our music but put up a show. nothing wrong with that. Yes Miami has great bands and instead of bashing other bands you should tell your friends about your band or your friends' bands. New Times covers whatever the fuck they want to cover and we are glad sometimes they publish stuff on us. And yes Christopher is a friend, we have been friends since he interviewed us a couple of years ago after hearing and liking the first album and that is how it works. If somebody like what you do and they are nice is OK to be friends.

J from Radioboxer (yes yes I know fuck J too (and probably J's mom if you get vicious).

have a great day Mr/Miss/Mrs. Fuck Radioboxer. Keep reading the New Times and our articles.

fuck radioboxer
fuck radioboxer

radioboxer is the worst band in miami. they print up magazines that put them over. the singer is typical hialeah trash. she wears make-up uses a bull horn when she sings wheres crazy costumes and begs people to like the band. she uses gimmicks to cover the fact that they suck horrible. miami has so many good bands and it pains me that newtimes focuces on this crap and wall to wall ultra coverage. radioboxer sucks

0O00O0
0O00O0

Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man

Juliancires
Juliancires

Me and other fans from West Palm Beach will be attending. I'll be sure to take pics ;)

Radioboxer
Radioboxer

hahaha. We did not got all our friends to comment or stick up for us. you did! and Papo is great term. and Hialeah is a great city, we rather be Hialeah trash as you call it (in fact we are proud to be associated with Hialeah) than someone full of hate like yourself. "That my story and I'm sticking to it".

erica torres pineda
erica torres pineda

you are probably from one of those sucky little bands out there or a jealous prick.or bothbring it on little girl

fucking pussy!, scared to give out your real name?

daniel ordonez
daniel ordonez

doesnt even have the BALLS to show his face or put real name'sand is talking shit.,comeon coward . i know who you are

wait for a fucking beat down on my name

daniel ordonez

Radioboxer
Radioboxer

double J. I know and thank you for your kind words. I'm just glad people are reading and paying attention to us. This person whoever it is really did us a favor. hate always back fires,

gena<3
gena<3

@"fuck radioboxer" The only trash on this feed is your invalid, unsound argument. It's okay that you don't know how to reason, but you might want to reconsider making unfounded insults on public forums. Additionally, it's quite ironic how you make ad hominem arguments, & then asked not to be judged. Primarily, it is impotent morons who speak poorly of people they do not know. The singer of Radioboxer is not only beautiful, captivating, and talented, but also a loving wife and one of the most generous people I've ever met. If you're citing her wearing makeup as a reason you don't like the band, you must be pretty desperate for a premise. Unfortunately, this too leads only to an ad hominem argument for why the band's music is not to your liking... which means it's invalid. Radioboxer is one of the few local bands continually drawing people to the front of their stage. If gimmicks like confetti & bullhorns weren't enjoyed by audiences, bands like The Flaming Lips wouldn't still be able to tour.

Radioboxer
Radioboxer

Hey there,First of all love your name. Second of all the singer is not from Hialeah but we are a Hialeah band because we love the city and feel at home there. Now, we don't beg people to like us they just do or don't and that is kind of how "liking" something go. We love our gimmicks and we like to entertain people not only with our music but put up a show. nothing wrong with that. Yes Miami has great bands and instead of bashing other bands you should tell your friends about your band or your friends' bands. New Times covers whatever the fuck they want to cover and we are glad sometimes they publish stuff on us. And yes Christopher is a friend, we have been friends since he interviewed us a couple of years ago after hearing and liking the first album and that is how it works. If somebody like what you do and they are nice is OK to be friends.

J from Radioboxer (yes yes I know fuck J too (and probably J's mom if you get vicious).

have a great day Mr/Miss/Mrs. Fuck Radioboxer. Keep reading the New Times and our articles.

Christopher Lopez
Christopher Lopez

No dude, what "sucks horrible" is when people feel the need to be mean-spirited douches. You're not a fan of their music? Fine. Everyone's entitled to their opinion. But there's no need for rude personal attacks.

Mark
Mark

Take lots of good pics! I don't know who the f-bomber is but he must be related to Allen Klein ( grand child perhaps?) Klein said the same thing about an act from Liverpool England back in 1961...you may have heard of them they called themselves "The Beatles".

Radioboxer
Radioboxer

damn girl. never arguing with you. ever.

fuck radioboxer
fuck radioboxer

lets not make this about me. lets keep it relevent to the article. radioboxer sucks ass, many times ive seen them play and the whole crowd laughs at them or doesnt even watches them they suffer THROUGH them. new times needs to know how people feel about them so they wont give this type of crap coverage. dont make this about me. let me guess youre either in the band or are cousins/friends with someone in the band or you are deer friends with the singer. give me a break. radioboxer sucks. fuck radioboxer and fuck you chris lopez

No seas curioso
No seas curioso

relevant not releventwatch them not watches themdear not deeralso...missing a bunch of apostrophes

But i love your spirit.

Way to represent the people's feelings!! we needed a savior!

You wanna picket their show?? call me!!!!

Matt Hanser
Matt Hanser

I'd love to sink to your level and call you a big stinky doody head...but nahhhh

JACOB?!
JACOB?!

i will say that, i just think it's funny that Mr. Lopez got equally shat on just for being an innocent bystander.

homie is ruthless!

(Harshness I say, harshness!)

Julian Cires
Julian Cires

You're clearly delusional, but thanks for expressing your spineless opinion/incoherent rambling. I'm confident the band will put on an amazing performance (as they always do) this friday (which all of the miami scene will attend). Have fun trolling.

 
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