Last Minute Heads Up: Free Show by the Hongs and Datamouth Tonight at AE District

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

What are you doing from 8 to 10 p.m. tonight? If you're on Miami time, probably nothing -- so if you're in the central part of the city, be a good freeloader and head to AE District Gallery, 3852 N. Miami Ave.

No really, although this announcement is last minute on our part, this sounds like a fun event. The main event is a live performance by the Hongs, celebrating the band's recent CD release party. I discovered them for the first time a year ago when they entered the Museum of Contemporary Art's battle of the bands.

Back then, I described them as "possible dark horse, ... [playing a] muted, my-emotions-are-killing-me jangle-pop of a dreamy variety rarely heard in these parts. Maybe it's helped along by that particularly Gallic stoicism, for half of this band seems to hail from France. Songs such as "On Ice" are the perfect antidote to those Sunday-morning bouts of existential angst, and let's hope they'll play live more often."

The dark horse part was right -- the Hongs did win one of those battles, and lately, it seems their name is coming up, slowly, more and more. Check them out now before you'll have to pack into a sweaty hipster club to do so.  Also, there's a "Brugal rum bar" tonight -- you know what to do.

Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.