Six New Year's 2015 Resolutions for Miami's Music Scene
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Wow. Much year. Many new.
Miami turned a corner in 2014. The Heat may have failed to three-peat, but there's a certain positivity in the subtropical air that can't be denied. Even as some of our most treasured music and nightlife establishments disappear into the abyss of time, there are lots of things to be excited about.
But wait just a minute... Let's not get carried away with the woo-hoo-ing. We all have some work to do in 2015. So here are our friendly annual suggestions for a better scene.
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Stop Tearing Down Venues to Build Condos
Progress can't be stopped, but maybe it can be occasionally curbed for the sake of cultural integrity. We're especially sad about having to say goodbye to Tobacco Road in 2014. After almost 102 years of good music, good drinks, and good company, it's all part of the past. Don't forget, the Fillmore Miami Beach also narrowly avoided destruction. There's obviously no way to halt redevelopment, but we have to stand together as a community to keep some piece of old Miami as we transition into the new.
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Foster the Live Music Scene
Part of the problem with destroying existing venues is we have so few of them, particularly when it comes to live music. Sure, we've got tons of clubs for DJs, and our rep as an EDM mecca is something to be proud of. Still, our local rappers and bands have been picking up a lot of steam. We need to cherish this growth and help Miami's live music scene flourish. Let's make 2015 the year that Miami became known as a great place to start a band.
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