Concerts

LMFAO Can't Say Away From the City That Inspired Their One Hit

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For more than a year, LMFAO (SMS shorthand for "laugh my fucking ass off") has been bastardizing the hipster-hop genre with their single "I'm In Miami, Bitch!" off their 2008 Party Rock EP. At one point  acts like Kid Sister, Spank Rock, Amanda Black and The Cool Kids seemed like they were going to make a legitimate case of introducing hip-hop to a new variation of itself. But with the unlikely breakthrough of "I'm In Miami, Bitch!," the emerging genre has been successfully turned into a flash-in-the-pan fad, while at the same time securing LMFAO's place in the one-hit wonder hall of fame.

If people knew better, the song and its multiple variations wouldn't be

so heavily requested on Power 96. And if people knew better, acts like the Black Eyed Peas, who

have their own repertoire of embarrassing singles (see "My Humps"),

wouldn't have invited them to perform on the main stage at Ultra Music

Festival. Still, they return, on Thursday May 7 at La Covacha.


LMFAO with Austin Leeds and Dorks, Morons & Geeks Thursday, May 7.

La Covacha, 10730 NW 25th St, Doral. Doors open at 10 p.m.; 18+ with

ID; tickets $20 via wantickets.com. 305-591-5499; lacovacha.com


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