Less than two years ago, Miami music's biggest cheerleader, Fernando Perdomo, penned a track entitled, "I'm Not Gonna Move to LA."
To his credit, Perdomo's kept his promise. But had the track been called, "I'm Not Gonna Move to LA (or Any of Its Suburbs)," he would've had some serious 'splaining to do.
Earlier this week, the Forward Motion Records' chief and Dreaming in Stereo frontman announced via Facebook that he's moving to Reseda next month, a suburb of Los Angeles.
"I hope everyone knows that I will now be [a] soldier [for] the scene and will find every possible way to make South Florida music global," he said. "305 til I die."
Though Perdomo may be on his way out, live music in Miami is all but gone. Check out this week's ten best music-related things to do in Miami under $10.
Jacobs Ladder. With others. Friday, May 25, 8:30 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami. $8 Advance, $10 Door. "Ring, Ring," y'all, Jacobs Ladder's calling and want you at their show this weekend.
Cog Nomen. Friday, May 25, 9 p.m., Sweat Records, 5505 NE Second Ave., Miami. Free. Ever wonder what rock 'n' roll will sound like after humans die and robots rule the planet? Find out when electro duo Cog Nomen bring their spacey sound to Sweat.
Fridays at the Vagabond. With Rebel and others. Friday, May 25, 9 p.m., The Vagabond, 30 NE 14 St., Miami. Free before 11 p.m. After the Critical Mass ride, drop by The Vagabond to celebrate the release of Rebel's new EP, plus cheap brews and live music.
Lanzallamas Monofónica's CD Release Party. Friday, May 25, 10:30, The Cabaret Stage at Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami). $5. Reconnect with your Afro-Latino roots and get down with this gnarly group.
Suénalo. Friday, May 25, 10 p.m., The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami. $5. Blending funk, hip-hop, jazz, salsa, and just about every other genre imaginable, Suénalo continues to represent Miami music to the fullest.
Los Herederos. Friday, May 25, 10 p.m., PAX, 337 SW Eighth St., Miami. $10. Llego Chango, and Los Herederos are to blame.
Hoax. With others. Saturday, May 26, 9 p.m., Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami. $5. According to the Facebook event page, Hoax is "meat-head stomp" and "no bullshit hardcore." Fuck yes.
Punk R Us. With Don Motta, Kill the Rooster, the Nude Caps, Mind You, and the Riot Agents. Saturday, May 26, 9 p.m., Tobacco Road, 626 S. Miami Ave, Miami. $5. There only a few more Memorial Day weekends left on the Tobacco Road's lease, make it count.
Papa Grows Funk. Saturday, May 26, 10 p.m., The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami. $10. The Stage's love affair with New Orleans continues when they welcome "one of the best and most important funky bands," Papa Grows Funk, to the Design District.
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90s Homecoming. With The Bailouts. Sunday, May 27, 9 p.m., The Vagabond, 30 NE 14 St., Miami. $10. The '90s were awesome. And homecoming was pretty rad too. Well, relive both at The Vagabond's Second Annual '90s Homecoming.