Brazilian Girls - Ball & Chain, Miami

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On a shell-shaped stage, which had just been completed that day, stood 305 electro duo Eons, halfway through their '80s inspired set. They were followed by local favorites the Hongs. And by then the fashionably late Miami-time crowd had arrived.

The show was sold-out enough that Ball & Chain staff at the door were turning away people with cash in hand, but there was still plenty of room to frolic as the three guys and a girl of Brazilian Girls took the dimly lit B&C stage.

A rare guitarless band -- consisting of Aaron Johnston on drums, Didi Gutman on keys, and Jesse Murphy on bass -- Brazilian Girls got into a groove as the star, Sabina Sciubba, sashayed onto the stage holding a plastic cup filled with wine, beer, or some other libation that the outdoor lighting was too dim to reveal.

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David Rolland is a freelance music writer for Miami New Times. His novels, The End of the Century and Yo-Yo, are available at many fine booksellers.
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