On Saturday, the Green Room in downtown Fort Lauderdale becomes a sonic-visual haven for area music fans as the inaugural County Grind Live Music series kicks off. This installment features music by Miami synth-pop proprietors Afrobeta, and six other local acts. Arielle Castillo recently caught up with Afrobeta regarding the duo's new EP, and it's our main print feature this week. We really want you to know about this show, folks -- it's my final evening as a Broward County resident.
Additionally, we're running a ticket/gift certificate giveaway here, so one lucky pair of attendees can do this thing free of charge. But wait, there's always more. See that beautiful grey cat above? The Bleeding Palm crew is ready to ensure that you see it and a lot more on Saturday.
As previously reported, "Visuals will be provided by Bleeding Palm's Ronnie Rivera, who will showcase '60s
psychedelia projections downstairs. Upstairs, he's
going to do more of the spasmatic stuff like his animated .gifs and possibly
a third projector upstairs with just concert photography."
And today, Rivera showed off what he and Christina Felisgrau had in mind on the Bleeding Palm blog: "So far, we have about 15 minutes of stuff that you will only find mildly obnoxious." The above link has .GIFs that move and swirl, and maybe even go "meow."
The rest of the visual artists for the evening include Monica McGivern, Ian Witlen, Christina Mendenhall, Chris Hill, Sean Murdock, Chuck Loose, and Kyle Hess. Read more about them here.
And, yes, the rest of the night's music lineup is equally stunning: Sumsun, This Heart Electric, Dino Felipe, Boxwood, Möthersky, and
Astrea Corporation. Radio-Active Records will provide DJ support in
between bands all night long.
Two hours of feeding and drinking selections from
the Green Room's kitchen and beer samples from Fresh Beer runs between 8 and
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.,
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