Music vet and New Times scribe Lee Zimmerman shares stories of memorable rock 'n' roll encounters that took place in our local environs. This week: Further signs of South Florida's increasing rock relevance.
Southwest, this is the gig to land for any band seeking to gain a
national profile. After all, in rock 'n' roll, you're known for the company you keep. And with literally
dozens -- if not hundreds -- of artists taking part, the crowd that
congregates at IPO is fairly prestigious. Given that fact, Dreaming in
Stereo and the Chris Alvy Band, two of the acts that make up Fernando
Perdomo's Forward Motion Records roster, have reason to be proud. Both
outfits are in Los Angeles for the 2011 IPO that begins today and wraps on Wednesday.
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This is the third IPO appearance for Dreaming in Stereo. The band will play this evening at Bar Lubitsch, while the Chris Alvy Band performs the following evening at Molly Malone's. Both bands will participate in a special South Florida showcase on Wednesday at the King King club in Hollywood along with another Forward Motion artist, Omine, as well as former homeboys Alih Jey, Robbie Gennet, and Chris Price.
Check out the entire International Pop Overthrow schedule here.