Last week, we announced West Palm Beach's Surfer Blood was returning to South Florida for a gig at Miami's Grand Central, but perhaps the more exciting news is who they are coming with. New York's The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have been making an idyllic noise-pop since 2007, easily winning over critics and fans alike with a multilayered sound that is highly irresistible. After a string of singles, the quartet finally released their self-titled full-length last year.
Jose D. Duran has been the associate web editor of Miami New Times since 2008. He's the voice and strategist behind the publication's eyebrow-raising Facebook and Twitter feeds. He has also been reporting on Miami's music, entertainment, and cultural scenes since 2006, previously through sites such as MiamiNights.com and OnBeat.com. He earned his BS in journalism with a minor in art history from the University of Florida. He's a South Florida native and will be a Miami resident as long as climate change permits and the temperature doesn't drop below 60 degrees.