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Six New Year's 2015 Resolutions for Miami's Music Scene

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Stop Tearing Down Venues to Build Condos

Progress can't be stopped, but maybe it can be occasionally curbed for the sake of cultural integrity. We're especially sad about having to say goodbye to Tobacco Road in 2014. After almost 102 years of good music, good drinks, and good company, it's all part of the past. Don't forget, the Fillmore Miami Beach also narrowly avoided destruction. There's obviously no way to halt redevelopment, but we have to stand together as a community to keep some piece of old Miami as we transition into the new.

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Foster the Live Music Scene

Part of the problem with destroying existing venues is we have so few of them, particularly when it comes to live music. Sure, we've got tons of clubs for DJs, and our rep as an EDM mecca is something to be proud of. Still, our local rappers and bands have been picking up a lot of steam. We need to cherish this growth and help Miami's live music scene flourish. Let's make 2015 the year that Miami became known as a great place to start a band.

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Kat Bein is a freelance writer and has been described as this publication’s "senior millennial correspondent." She has an impressive, if unhealthy, knowledge of all things pop culture.