Sam Friend Returns to the Vagabond this Friday, Bougie's on Monday
Currently based in Seattle, prodigal Miami troubadour Sam Friend returns to the Vagabond this Friday for a little soul-soothing in his hometown. The UM School of Music grad eschews the tropical-funk-fusion or synth-driven weirdness of so many of his local peers for a more straightforward, rollicking approach. In the jangly piano there's a tinge of Old West piano saloons, and in the moody brass and woodwind lines, shades of Burt Bacharach.
Friend's croon is smooth enough to appeal to fans of coffeehouse-type singer-songwriters, but his wordplay and song structure are unexpected enough to keep a club audience wide awake. In fact, with his feel-good, rootsy vibe, Friend would be a natural for the outdoor festival circuit. (Perhaps he should enter New Times' Battle of the Bands for a chance to play Langerado!)
Friend takes the stage of the Vagabond's bohemian outdoor patio this
Friday, and then plays the similarly chilled-out Bougainvillea's on
Opera Fusion: Not in My Town
TicketsFri., Sep. 30, 8:00pm
The Dandy Warhols: Distortland Tour
TicketsSat., Oct. 1, 8:00pm
Max & Iggor Cavalera
TicketsSun., Oct. 2, 7:00pm
Charlie Puth - We Don't Talk Tour 2016
TicketsTue., Oct. 4, 7:30pm
Peter Frampton Raw: An Acoustic Tour
TicketsWed., Oct. 5, 7:30pm
Monday. Click here to visit his Myspace page and listen to some of his songs.
December 26, the Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami. Doors open at 10 p.m.
Admission is free before midnight, $5 after. Ages 21+ with ID.
December 29, Bougainvillea's Old Florida Tavern, 7221 SW 58th Ave.,
South Miami. Doors open at 9 p.m., admission is free. Ages 21+ with ID.
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