One thing's for certain: Fernando Perdomo is never at a loss for words, especially when it comes to his ambitious plans to restore South Florida's luster as an international influence as far as its homegrown music scene is concerned. "I want to bring back the days when bands like the Goods, the Mavericks, and Marilyn Manson went beyond the local scene and made an important impact on the music business overall," he says, his idealistic intents never far from his thoughts.
10. Dreaming in Stereo - "Dreaming in Stereo 2 garnered ten
glowing reviews internationally and a best bet pick from austin360.com
as well as a feature story in the popular publication The Big Takeover."
9. Kim Drake - "'Modest Man' from the album Surrealist Dream was transformed into a video filmed locally that subsequently gained national attention."
8. Jill Hartmann - "Things I Want to Remember provided Miami's best folk artist with a unique debut album."
7. Alih Jey - "Tarte allowed this Grammy-nominated artist to branch out with an English-language recording."
veteran proving that it's never too late to release your debut. She
melted hearts all over the country."
music in Miami and achieve heavy airplay with no radio promotion."
3. Chris Alvy Band - "Anything Goes made the top ten lists of several power-pop blogs."
it was a huge achievement. The video won an international songwriting
competition that was judged by such luminaries as Tom Waits, Jeff Beck,
Peter Gabriel, and Jim James of My Morning Jacket."
Forward Motion's First Anniversary. With Jorge Moreno, Dreaming in Stereo, Jim Camacho, Jesse Young, the Mann Sisters, Omine, the Robert Goodman Band, Vic Kingsley, Chris Alvy Band, Kim Drake, Lizette Santana, Tyler Bernhardt, Jennifer Kaiser, Union Cell, Joshua Stedman, and special guests. 6 p.m. Thursday, September 29, at Revolution, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. There's a suggested donation of $10 to benefit Kristi House and Musicians on Call. Call 954-449-1025, or visit jointherevolution.net.