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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