DJ Snowhite hosts this gathering of urban poets and aspiring hip-hop stars every Tuesday in the confines of the dark, rectangular club Zanzibar. An assemblage of youth gathers to compete, unleashing prepared and extemporaneous raps and other poetry that ranges in quality from borderline brilliant to painfully lame. The Spam Allstars attempt to accommodate the performers with music to suit their spoken words. The atmosphere is supportive of all types of risk-taking and experimentation, with spontaneous poetry slams occurring inside and outside the club. On those occasions when the band and a performer click, Faatland Tuesdays achieves the sublime.

To stand out a jukebox must be like an aural smorgasbord: variety along with abundance. Sampling Miami's pay-to-play fare suggests most are pretty good. That's because they all seem to have the same pretty good selections. Lost Weekend's Rowe is always evolving and boasts a veritable feast of varied artists. This machine is loaded with the standard Rolling Stones, Doors, and Jimi Hendrix fodder, but slots are also filled by Erykah Badu, D'Angelo, Portishead, Propellerheads, Barry White, Fatboy Slim, Sneaker Pimps, Aretha Franklin, Jane's Addiction, and Frank Sinatra. And those are just the appetizers.
Lost Weekend
Photo by Rod Deal
To stand out a jukebox must be like an aural smorgasbord: variety along with abundance. Sampling Miami's pay-to-play fare suggests most are pretty good. That's because they all seem to have the same pretty good selections. Lost Weekend's Rowe is always evolving and boasts a veritable feast of varied artists. This machine is loaded with the standard Rolling Stones, Doors, and Jimi Hendrix fodder, but slots are also filled by Erykah Badu, D'Angelo, Portishead, Propellerheads, Barry White, Fatboy Slim, Sneaker Pimps, Aretha Franklin, Jane's Addiction, and Frank Sinatra. And those are just the appetizers.

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