To make this article fair, New Times asked him to choose acts that aren't slated to perform at III Points this February, but Sinopoli said that wasn't possible. "If there was someone up-and-coming down here, I would be adamant that they played III Points. We always try to keep it at least 51 percent local so someone can discover talent when they come to see Erykah Badu or James Blake."
So, without further ado, here are the Miami acts Sinopoli says to see live in 2019:
Nick León. "I think he will take the next step to
Poorgrrrl. "She has an 11-song album done that is fucking amazing. She'll be putting it out in the middle of the year. She'll be playing most of it at III Points when she goes on right before Pussy Riot."
Bear. "He was also at the Red Bull Music Academy. He's a singer-songwriter who plays very eccentric music. His ability to get you involved with his music is incredible."
INVT. "They are house electronic music producers. They're both 20 or 21 and are
Richie Hell. "He's someone I really see emerging. He leads a full ensemble of psychedelic music. His girlfriend does all his art onstage, which adds a special visual element."
Dracula. "They're a two-piece band that [was] featured on NPR. Lolo [Reskin] from Sweat Records is behind them. They sing in Spanish and English. They face each other the whole time they are playing, which is very creepy but very cool."
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Ms. Mada. "She's the best DJ at Space — probably the best DJ in Miami."
Butterfly Snapple. "They're like Flying Lotus meets BadBadNotGood. They're jazz students at Frost School of Music who got a slot at III Points by playing our open house and blowing everyone away. They've got classical training, but they bring real live energy. They were one of the 30 acts who played at the open house. There was a real influx of talent, and this was one of the six we chose to play III Points."