It's only been about three months since beloved local quirk-pop queen Rachel Goodrich left you, me, and the Magic City for the big, bright floodlights of La La Land. And already we miss her so much.
We watched helplessly as Rachel picked out her favorite records, stuffed her suitcase, and piloted her car across the country. And like creeps, we continued to monitor her activity from afar as she released her self-titled sophomore album, attracted lavish compliments from fancy media types like Vogue, and crooned her little ditties almost every single night for swooning strangers at L.A.'s Hotel Café.
Our hearts hurt. But eventually, we stopped feeling so damn sorry for ourselves and we got up the guts to give Rachel a call. "I do plan on coming back to Miami," she assured us, though keeping the details vague, "and hopefully putting together a big CD-release party for this new record. But I don't have a date right now."
At the time, we thought: Maybe she's just being nice and she doesn't wanna hurt our feelings. But lo, Rachel's a lady of her word. And this Friday, she's coming home for a midnight rendezvous with you, me, and the Magic City.
Would it be weird if we brought her a present? Like, say, an antique digeridoo and a quart of Wild Turkey?
Rachel Goodrich with Locos Por Juana. Friday, March 25. The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami. The reunion begins at midnight and cover costs $10 after 11. Call 305-576-9577 or visit facebook.com/thestagemiami.
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.