Concerts

Gameboy/Gamegirl: A Hipster Mockery?

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Gameboy/Gamegirl sans fourth member and beat producer Miami Horror.

Here was what I can't figure out about Australian quartet Gameboy/Gamegirl, are they embracing hipster culture or are they making an absolute mockery of it? With lyrics like "Vodka and cranberry/Shake it like it's February/Gin and tonic/The shit is ironic," it makes them sound like a cross between a poor man's "Hollaback Girl" mixed with 2 Live Crew. Then again, it's so infectious it stays stuck in your head all day long.

The calendar preview describes these kids perfectly, they usurp Miami culture (the booty bass, the neon, the freestyle genre) and do it better than anyone in the city. Now, just to figure out if it's all one big joke or if I'm just giving them too much credit. Behold the video evidence after the jump.

The Aussies perform this Saturday at Poplife at White Room. Doors open at 10. For more information, visit epoplife.com.

- Jose D. Duran

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Jose D. Duran has been the associate web editor of Miami New Times since 2008. He's the voice and strategist behind the publication's eyebrow-raising Facebook and Twitter feeds. He has also been reporting on Miami's music, entertainment, and cultural scenes since 2006, previously through sites such as MiamiNights.com and OnBeat.com. He earned his BS in journalism with a minor in art history from the University of Florida. He's a South Florida native and will be a Miami resident as long as climate change permits and the temperature doesn't drop below 60 degrees.
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