The eleventh edition of PureHoney, the guide to all of South Florida's musical shows and more, has hit stores, cafes, and the internet year you. You can grab it Radio-Active Records, or just about any place that's actually cool, or, for the recluses, simply click here.
Each month, Steve Rullman puts together this fantastic resource, filled with local happenings, and creates an accompanying mixtape. Rullman says, "This issue is a bit unique in the sense that virtually all of the tracks on the free downloadable compilation have something to do with upcoming shows and are featured in the book." It's like a prep guide and soundtrack for your crazy South Florida nightlife. "Most of the bands this month are based in Florida. Usually we just select songs that we really, really, really like. This time around, however, some of the songs picked us based on the zine's content. The songs are great. And we learned about some bands we hadn't heard before."
We asked Rullman to tell us five shows he won't be missing out on listed in this edition. Click over to read what's not to miss in July and download the mix.
"Crocodiles were selected because: A) We love them, and B) They are coming to town to play Respectable Street and Vagabond." 'Nuff said by Rullman. Besides, everyone loves a girl drummer!
4. Antiwarpt Festival
Rullman's looking forward to seeing the six bands playing St. Pete's Antiwarpt Festival on July 28, one of which is Miami's Jacuzzi Boys. He says, "They (the festival) bought the poster in our giant poster centerfold this month!"
Rullman adds that he's "also looking forward to theFourth of July Audio Junkie Benefit
-- which we are sponsoring -- atO Cinema
." Make sure to buy tickets to support this fantastic DIY musical enterprise and to celebrate Independence Day with bands likeThis Heart Electric
2. Best Coast
Then there's every indie kid or grown up indie kid's new favorite garage pop duo Best Coast. They'll likely sell out Grand Central on July 10.
1. The Dewars
Catch a legitimately good two brother band from Saint Augustine via WPB The Dewars at Propaganda on July 14.
Rullman also wants to give us a head up on Respectable Street Cafe's 25 Year Anniversary on August 18, the Amdiscs label, and the Miami-based Limited Fanfare records, this month's featured label. Two other acts were chosen by PureHoney for the mix: The Jellyfish Brothers, who are also Audio Junkie, and Wake Up, the made up of Guy Harvey members and Evan Mui.
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