The time has come to take a trip with local Latinotronica crew Elastic Bond.
But you can't show up without supplies. You've gotta pack a bag. You will need (1) a stash of premium psilocybin; (2) a sturdy pair of sunglasses with sparkly starbursts embedded into the lenses; (3) a minimum of three friends; (4) a few pieces of (unpoisoned) fruit for sustenance; and (5) a detailed map of the solar system.
With these mind-expanding, eye-protecting, way-finding provisions, you're guaranteed good vibes and a sonically satisfying time when your fellow Elastic travelers -- sugar-throated singer Sofy Encanto, ambient master Andres Ponce, guitar guy Buffalo Brown, and horn player David Burgos -- come crashing into Bardot on a flaming comet from outer-space.
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Now generally, tripping with Elastic Bond is a soul-sustaining experience awash in positive energy. But believe us, there are plenty of perils lurking beneath the sweet, psychedelic surface. You might make a wrong turn and stumble into a dark, druggy hole. Or even, as seen in the foursome's new-ish music video for space-surfing jam "Frequencia Natural," you might get ambushed by an evil witch wielding a rotten apple spiked with arsenic.
Just keep it light, natural, and fun. And Elastic Bond won't let you drift off into bad trip territory.
Elastic Bond. Friday, December 23. Bardot, 3456 N. Miami Ave., Miami. The show starts at 9 p.m. Call 305-576-7750 or visit bardotmiami.com.