The sudden closure of Circa 28 late last year came as a shock to us. However, after the bar parted ways with Sweat Records' Lolo Reskin, Circa's Saturday nights were never really the same. By the end, Safe promoter Diego Martinelli came in and booked acts like M.A.N.D.Y. to play, but we suppose it was too late because shortly there after the place went bust.
Jose D. Duran Circa 28's former home to become the Electric Pickle.
But the Wynwood locale is about to get a second chance. We had heard rumors that the place was planning to reopen but never had any concrete evidence until we received an invite for the Crosstown Rebels' WMC party at a new venue called Electric Pickle at 2826 N Miami Ave., Circa 28's former address.
Further investigation yeiled that Aquabooty's Tomas Ceddia and Boogie
Miami's Will Renuart are behind the new incarnation. Ceddia confirmed
the information via e-mail and said he would be glad to answer any
questions we had next week.
But we are a bit impatient, so here is what we've found out so far: The
venue is getting an impressive Dynacord sound system upgrade. Also, it
was suppose to open February 14 with the Konrad Black event (which is now at Glass), but premit issues didn't allow that to happen.
Because of Ceddia and Renuart's involvement, it's safe to say that
house music is going to make up core of the venue, but we wonder if
they are going to pander to Miami's indie scene, particuarly because
that's the area's primary patrons. We suppose those are just one of the
questions we'll ask Ceddia next week.
Also, Crosstown Rebels' WMC party, Get Lost, happens Saturday, March 27, with Damian Lazarus, Jamie Jones, Butane, Droog DJs, Lee Curtiss and Clive Henry from 5 a.m. to midday. Tickets will be available at www.wantickets.com.