So Raw Organizers Switch It Up and Present a Show Tomorrow with Free Admission, Cheap Beer
We loved the So Raw festival, and it's heartening to know the cool people behind it have organized a couple shows since then. I'm happy to report this small trend is combining with that of the latest re-discovery of the American Legion Bar, in Legion Park on Biscayne and 64th Street. Get to know and love this place -- it's a rare spot within the City of Miami borders with no-hassle parking, extremely cheap drinks, clean facilities, and a seeming attitude of letting whoever book whatever random events there. Chances are, too, that if you're the kind to frequent the left-of-center shows currently being put on there, you probably live in or near the neighborhood.
Anyways, the So Raw people, while they usually do cheap shows with built-in-free beer, are changing things up and. Friday night at the Legion they're doing a free show, with cheap beer -- from the bar, of course. The bulk of the music comes from local staples like the garage-y Electric Bunnies and Jacuzzi Boys, and the solo electro-goth (awesome) weirdness of This heart Electric. They've got a foreign headliner, though, Yussuf Jerusalem. That's actually a co-ed French trio that sings in English and plays more lo fi, vaguely psychedelic rock. The group recently released a 12" on the Orlando-based Florida's Dying label, and this Miami show is part of a fairly extensive trek through the United States.
Oh yeah, besides a beer-chugging competition, also planned is a "mummy contest," and your guess is as good as ours on that one.
Friday, November 6. American Legion, 6445 NE 7th Ave., Miami. Show starts at 9 p.m., admission is free.
Get the Music Newsletter
Keep your thumb on the local music scene with music features, additional online music listings and show picks. We'll also send special ticket offers and music promotions available only to our Music Newsletter subscribers.