Los Amigos Invisibles
With Mr. Pauer and Me vs. Murphy
Grand Central, Miami
Saturday June 8, 2013
The fiesta started with DJ-producer Mr. Pauer mixing classic rock songs with Latin rhythms. It continued with some power-pop from Me vs. Murphy. And the whole thing peaked with a raucous and funky Latin rock set by Amigos.
Mr. Pauer is a Latin Grammy-nominated producer and remixer, born in Venezuela, based in Miami. Among the pioneers of new Latin electronica, he is an expert at setting the perfect mood at these kinds ofthrowdowns.
Once the crowd was warmed up, Me vs. Murphy performed some of its songs, mixed with pop covers, like Taylor Swift "I Knew You Were Trouble," which got a very unexpected and refreshing rockero twist. The audience loved it and sang out loud.
Finally, Los Amigos Invisibles took the Grand Central stage and made the crowd sweat all night long. Just as promised.
The Venezuelan party band released their new album "Repeat after me" just this year, and even though it's the first one in their trajectory with more songs in English than in Spanish, some of the songs have been playing on the radio with great acceptance.
They played some of them in their show and the fans loved them. "La que me gusta", "Sex Appeal", "Stay", and "Reino Animal" where a huge success.
And of course, they couldn't leave without playing their biggest hits, like "Sexy", "Mentiras" and, "Ponerte en Cuatro", which made the audience dance and jump like crazy.
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Mixing some oldies like Pump on the Jam, Let's dance, and Smooth criminal, the band showed tremendous energy from the first song and it just kept increasing as the showed continued.
Los Amigos definitely made of Grand Central a big dance party. They played for an hour and a half non stop, and they showed not only how great musicians they are, but also that seeing them on stage is a whole different experience. Having the mix of personalities performing and engaging with the fans is truly unique to this band.
-- Luz Elena Silva