Dousing the Fire
When Bryant Castros indie-rock band had trouble finding a solid gig in Miami, he decided to start his own. Luckily he knew the right bands to ask for help. The Greater Miami Music Fest will feature six groups, including Hialeahs Humbert -- which recently performed at the SXSW festival -- RADIO, Whatever Happened to the Dinosaurs, Prato Principal, Don Juan, and Castros own Lovey Dovey Bird Stuff. Though the bands vary in style, ranging from Humberts catchy power-pop to RADIOs punk-rock, all groups share one binding trait: Theyre not Latin. All the local shows around are all Latin, Castro explains. You dont really see a rock show here. The all-ages rock show will begin at 4:00 p.m. at the Polish American Club, and tickets cost ten bucks. In addition to the live performances, the events DJ will be playing songs only by local bands, so everything about the night will be provided by the minds of Miamians. There are so many local bands around, Castro explains, and they're so hidden. Call 305-635-2240.
Sat., Sept. 2
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