Rob Budowsky, Tired of Making Mixtapes, Debuts Strutter Productions
Jim Hall at PrimitiveJim.com
One person's "curation" is another man's life blood. Hollywood CPA and 33 1/3s guitarist Rob Budowsky has spent decades watching his favorite bands bypass South Florida to avoid the "200-mile trip to nowhere" from Orlando so loathed by lazy booking agents.
Budowsky, 46, is no stranger to musical education. He makes an annual mixtape of his favorite garage punk bands for his friends, whose "musical taste stopped developing in 1990," he says. Starting Wednesday, October 23, class will be in session for both his friends and all subtropical lovers of distorted guitars, when his newly formed Strutter Productions brings Hardly Art recording Artist Colleen Green to Churchill's Pub as the first in a three-show concert series.
"I love turning people on to good, new stuff," Budowsky proclaims. "There's nothing better than seeing and hearing a band live, especially at Churchill's."
Budowsky has aligned with fellow Florida promoter Commodite Booking to find a routing through the Sunshine State that makes it worth the gas money to club acts who jam econo. Strutter's second offering at Churchill's is Portland Surf Trio Guantanamo Baywatch, which is performing Sunday, October 27.
Strutter's third and final gig of his Garage Rock Blitzkreig is a performance by Charlotte, North Carolina, garage punkers Paint Fumes, who are making their Miami debut on Thursday, November 7 -- less than a year after singer Elijah Von Cramon was hit by a car and suffered a broken femur, a fractured shoulder, and multiple fractures to his pelvis.
Strutter Productions' first three shows happen at Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami. Admission to each of the three shows is $5. Colleen Green with White Fang and the Memories on Wednesday, October 23; Guantanamo Baywatch with the Cost, Sunday, October 27; and Paint Fumes with New Coke and Sandratz, Wednesday, November 6.
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