Origami, Poorgrrrl, and Virgo Take Over the Rink at Super Wheels This Weekend

It's time to strap on the skates.
It's time to strap on the skates.
Photo by Monica McGivern

Drinking, dancing, and roller skating? Sure, it's probably not the safest idea, but a lineup like this is worth a few bruises. Miami has always had a passion for strapping on the skates, and many natives have colorful memories of nights of debauchery and roller disco. This Saturday, all those memories will come flooding back when Origami celebrates her debut EP, The Papercut Princess, at Miami's iconic Super Wheels. 

The Papercut Princess' Rolling Party, co-curated by Autonomy's Victor Princiotta, will also reunite two rising Miami performers: Poorgrrrl, who recently released her new EP, Pitiparti , and Virgo, who shared a new video a couple of weeks ago. DJ Demasiado is coming all the way from Dallas for the occasion along with Get Face (Classical Trax). Partywitch will add some special visuals to the night, a requirement for any proper skating party. 

Origami performs for the first time.
Origami performs for the first time.
Photo by Keanu Marinas

We had a quick chat over the phone with Chris Hermida, the mastermind behind Origami, who told us that this weekend's party “is a project that I had in the back of my mind for a long time, and seeing it now come to life feels like a dream." Hermida will also be celebrating a birthday on Saturday, and it will mark Origami's first-ever live performance. "I want this party to be like traveling in time, something very original — a memorable time.” Origami will be debuting a new single called “Slice" on Saturday as well, featuring fellow musician VOiS.

For Hermida, Origami is a project that has been in the making for over two years. Every detail, right down to the name, has been carefully thought out. “People assume many things because I’m transexual, but I feel that with origamis you can turn the same piece of paper into many different shapes and still be the same.”

The Papercut Princess' Rolling Party. 11.30 p.m. Saturday, August 6, at Super Wheels, 12265 SW 112th St., Miami; 305-270-9386; superwheelsmiami.com. Admission is $10. 

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