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Organic hipness

When Banana Republican is not out trolling the streets of Miami in search of corrupt politicians, inept bureaucrats, scoundrels, outlaws and other riff-raff that deserve exposing, I like to check out the hipster scene. 

I'll roll up a nice fat banana peel, pour a little Macallan's malt scotch whiskey into my flask, put on a fresh pair of kicks to match my hipster flannel shirt from Urban Outfitters and go check out the "cool people" who roll in Miami's eclectic uber-chic circles. 

Last night I found myself at the Awarehouse party in Wynwood where I got to see and hear OrganicArma for the first time. Here's a video clip of their set, which was pretty dope - if you're into industrial-style electronic music -





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Francisco Alvarado was born in Nicaragua and grew up in Miami, giving him unique insight into the Magic City and all its dark corners. An investigative reporter with a knack for uncovering corruption, Alvarado made his bones as a staff writer at Miami New Times and remains in dogged pursuit of the next juicy story.