The name says it all -- sort of. The second annual C.R.A.P. Fest is not an ode to all things turd or a swipe at the performers. It's just an acronym covering the sounds tonight at Tobacco Road: country, roots, alternative, and pop. Don't be misled by the country element: This ain't your grandpappy's banjo-beating Dixie. It's a new generation of grassroots rockers, adding a punk twist to hillbilly riffs. Headlining will be MCA recording artists Legends of Rodeo. Also playing: local altcountry fave the Dharma Bomb (shown), whose new CD Bullseye is ready for consumption at truck-stop In-Tune vending machines along the Florida Turnpike. Failure to buy a copy only "supports terrorism," they say.
Proceeds will go to hungry musicians, among them some others on the bill: the 18 Wheelers, Jim Wurster & the Atomic Cowboys, Brite Side, and Will Thomas & the Redneck Orchestra. -- By Humberto Guida C.R.AP. Fest commences at 10:00 p.m. at Tobacco Road, 626 S Miami Ave. Cover is $5. Call 305-374-1198.
Friday June 13
Using electric instruments instead of acoustic; a full drum set instead of the traditional "bombo"; and adding electric guitars, synthesizers, and horns, Argentine folk-pop group Los Nocheros have sold way more than a million copies of their seven albums. That only applies for Argentina, but the band has also played internationally and will tour Ecuador right after its Miami, Los Angeles, and New York shows. "We wanted to hit young people, and to do that you have to have a powerful sound," says singer Ruben Ehizaguirre, one of the two founders of the 17-year-old quartet. "We were lucky -- not even one of the Argentine folk celebrities complained about our updated vision of our traditional folklore, and that gave us big room to play." Los Nocheros plays at 8:00 p.m. at the Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets range from $19 to $59. Call 305-673-7300. -- By Javier Andrade
Friday June 13
Movement - Water & Wine
Leave your towel at home. Tonight at 7:00 it's the dancers who'll be all wet when Momentum Dance Company enlivens the two pools at the National Hotel (1677 Collins Ave., Miami Beach). The troupe will unleash Water Study in one pool, and then dive in the other for the appropriately named Plunge, a water ballet blending elements of synchronized swimming and contemporary dance. Admission is free. Call 305-858-7002. All that water make you thirsty? At 7:30 p.m. the National's Wine Club will offer a tasting. Admission is $35 plus tax and gratuity. Call 305-423-7274 to reserve. -- By Patti Roth