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Grunge Away

The ’90s were a transitional period. We were coming down from our cocaine high in the ’80s and settling into a new world that was relatively peaceful and prosperous. President Bill Clinton’s biggest problem was keeping his wandering eye for full-figured interns in check. The nation’s biggest crisis was that there weren’t enough AOL phone numbers for our 56k modem to call into. That and your mom won’t stop accidentally picking up the phone, causing you to disconnect and hear the dreaded “Goodbye!”

Compared to the post-9/11 world we live in, the ’90s were awesome. Helping you relive that great decade is Sweat Records and the Vagabond (30 NE 14th St., Miami), who have brought to you the annual ’80s Prom around Thanksgiving. But this time around, it’s time to sport your favorite kinderwhore or Contempo Casuals attire, because the two indie forces are bringing you “ ’90s Homecoming.” There is no preparty matchup between football rivals, but there will be music provided by the city’s purveyors of cool. Here’s hoping the playlist ranges from grunge to bubblegum pop to ska revival. The party starts Sunday at 10 p.m. Tickets cost $10. Call 305-379-0508, or visit
Sun., May 29, 10 p.m., 2011

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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 and 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.
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