Brasky.org writer Victoria Casal has returned from a summer in Miami, a place where she spent her much of her youth. This article series is a short memoir in which she recounts her rediscovery – and reconsideration – of Miami’s cultural merits.
Although I’ve had many people agree with me over the years that Miami is a shithole, I now come to recognize that MIA is not as incompetent as I thought. Surprisingly enough, not everything is about Britto, reggaeton, bad driving and rude people. There is actually a vast world of redeeming art, music, food and social scenes. Let me persuade you with a series of short articles covering the arts, restaurants, venues, bars, and film culture in the Miami area.
Today’s topic will cover the arts. If you are not that familiar with Miami as a city, you might be thinking of a place where the old folks go to retire and that the art scene here consists of a bunch of rich retired people going to galleries and dropping mad cash on some kitschy, uninteresting painting. Not the case! The most impressive of all Miami entertainment is the local art scene. Art in Miami is like Fashion in New York – top of the line. The Miami art scene has become bigger than the SoBe nightlife and there are many reasons why. +Continue Reading
We’d like to invite you out to what we hope will become a regular DJ + Video night at Mermaid Tavern (located in Seminole Heights area of Tampa).
Brasky appointed persons to-be-named will go on at 10 on Thursday and play till close. The occasion shall be hereafter known as Synthetic Streams. We’re excited to be getting out there to share some music (and videos) that we enjoy.
Gainesville band Hundred Waters is making news again with the announcement of a signing with the label OWSLA, best known as the label started by… Skrillex? Hundred Waters’ addition to the label marks the first indie pop/folk artist on a label known for midnight titans like Skream and Dillon Francis, among others.
Also announced is their first EP with OWSLA, Thistle, due out on August 21st. The announced inclusion of remixes on the EP marks at least one apparent influence of OWSLA’s involvement, with contributions due from a variety high-profile producers including Araabmusik, Tokimonsta and Star Slinger (damn!)
Wondering what this means for Hundred Waters’ direction or their sound in general? The following EP teaser offers an intriguing glimpse of a what’s next.
Regardless of how the EP is received, it’s safe to say that with players like Skrillex and Pitchfork involved, Hundred Waters has “arrived” at a national level. Cheers!