Locos Por Juana

Most music lovers who enjoy Miami's multicultural sound know by now about local jam-masters Locos Por Juana. And at this very moment, we can also add the Grammys to their long list of admirers.

The local heroes were just nominated "Best Latin Rock or Alternative" for the 2009 awards. It's all due to their 2008 studio album La Verdad (The Truth), an inventive kaleidoscope of deep Latin congas and vivacious electric guitars that truly captures the vibe of South Florida's immigrant music scene. Since La Verdad's release this fall, the guys have been working all over the world, making videos and appearing in shows like Univision's influential Despierta America and the hip Shift Late Night on Mun2.

But don't think that Locos Por Juana is too busy touring the globe to show some love for their hometown fans. The band wants to celebrate their nomination with their local crew, and so they're returning this Saturday night to the venerable Jazid, the Miami Beach live music venue that saw them grow into an international phenomenon. Get there early and pick a good standing spot, and rest assured, the fiesta will go on late into the night. These hometown heroes deserve your love