Raffa and Rainer's beloved Can You Rock a Little Softer night long ago moved on from Churchill's. But for the summer, at least, you can still get your Wednesday night fix of local acoustic music at the sort-of English pub. As we reported here before on Crossfade, the weekly event, sponsored by New Times, Epiphone, and EMI, is sort of an open-mike-plus. Local performers submitted their demos for consideration, which were then culled by industry types at EMI.
Voila, the final lineups, spread across every Wednesday until September 2. Although this is a laid-back kind of thing, a few performers will win an Epiphone guitar and a live recording of their Churchill's sets.
Hit the jump for more details on the lineup for tonight, Wednesday, July 29.
Alan Hughes - This Buenos Aires transplant describes his sound as "Bowie went to Berlitz and took a stroll in a South American desert." Funnily enough, this is kind of accurate -- songs like "Baktun III" sound a little like parallel-universe outtakes from Hunky Dory.
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Jon Singer - I'm tapped out of clever jokes about this guy's name; insert your own here. A BMI published songwriter fella, this guy specializes in some slightly creepy Americana that would fit well into an episode of True Blood. That's a compliment.
Also performing are Jay, Sean Fox, and Carlos Gonzalez.
Soundboard Jams. Hosted by Deborah Delisets. Wednesday, July 29. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami. Doors open at 9 p.m., admission is free. Ages 18+ with ID. 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com