Afrobeta Tops County Grind Live Music at Green Room January 14

County Grind and Fort Lauderdale's Green Room are teaming up for the

first of what we hope to be many nights of music, drinking, eating, and

social behavior on Saturday, January 14. On that night, County Grind

Live Music series at the Green Room (our pick for 2011's Best Cultural Turnaround) hosts a live performance by Miami's

synth-pop duo Afrobeta and several others.

Afrobeta's Do You Party EP was selected as New Times Broward Palm-Beach's

number 10 album of 2010, but the group hasn't had a proper showcasing

in Broward until now. With additional material from its recently

released debut full-length, Under the Streets, producer Tony

Smurphio and frontwoman Cuci Amador have an abundance of infectious

material to excite a crowd. "We wanna make you make love," Amador sings

on "Nighttime." Sounds good to us.

Filling out the rest of the bill so far is the Hollywood one-man

electronic punk act Boxwood, the moody Fort Lauderdale darkwave

instrumentals of Möthersky, and Lake Worth's experimental trip-hop

revivalists Astrea Corporation. More live acts will be added in the

upcoming weeks. The esteemed DJ crew from Radio-Active Records will be

providing a seamless backing track for the evening as well.

In addition to the musical portion, the evening will

feature a two-hour feeding and drinking frenzy featuring selections from

the Green Room's kitchen and beer samples from Fresh Beer between 8 and 10 p.m. The balcony area of the venue will be decked with work

from several of the area's premier artists and photographers.

In the coming weeks, we will be giving away passes to the event

and adding several artists to the bill. Stay tuned!


Grind Live Music, hosted by New Times Broward-Palm Beach and Gallery

Saturdays. 8 p.m. Saturday, January 14, at Green Room, 109 SW Second Ave.,

Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $5; 21 and up. Click here.

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