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Miami According to Brooklyn: The Cinema Paradiso Record Swap

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Last Sunday I went to the Cinema Paradiso record swap that was put on by Mark Pollack of New Art School. Three local bands played: the first was No Class Action, the second was Band Number 12, and the third was the Shakers. They also showed the Iggy Pop documentary, Lust for Life, which was amazing. The event was a lot of fun, attended by a lot of people that I hadn't seen in a long time.

No Class Action had a really good set. They're like a hardcore/Oi! band. Band Number 12 was amazing, especially. The band features John Owens on vocals, who also sang for Anchorman. Dan Bonebrake plays bass -- he was in Dashboard Confessional, Where Fear and Weapons Meet, and Anchorman. Darryl Bonebrake, his brother, plays drums; he was in Anchorman as well. Band Number 12 isn't hardcore though; it's more of a straight-up rock band, really catchy, and definitely deserve to be signed to something.

There were a lot of people there, and everybody was buying or trading

records. There was no bullshit; everybody had a really good time. For

something like this to bring so many people together is really awesome.

It was good to see that Cinema Paradiso is hosting free events like

that for the local music community, so people can check out local bands

without spending a lot of money. And the record swap, too, introduced

people to music they wouldn't have heard otherwise.

Five Albums I'm Listening to This

Week: 1) Pink Floyd, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. 2) Cave In, Until

Your Heart Stops. 3) Bad Brains, Quickness. 4) Sick of It All, Built to

Last. 5) Thrice, The Artist in the Ambulance.

Quote of the Week: "Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity,

wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human

spirit." -- e.e. cummings

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