Concerts

Summer Soundtrack Comes to a Sweaty and Satisfying End (Video)

Summer Soundtrack Series with Phil Barnes and Forlorn Strangers from Voice Media Group on Vimeo.

C&I Studios and Exposed PR's Summer Soundtrack came to a close last night. The pop-up concert series centered on local music, and was emceed by South Florida musician Phil Barnes.

See also: Summer Soundtrack Pop-Up Music Series: A Perfect End to the Season

The sneaky shows -- four in total -- took place every Thursday in August, everywhere from rooftops to warehouses. The fourth and final show was set up in Exposed PR's courtyard. Phil Barnes opened the show, singing a mix of originals and covers. Then the Nashville-based Forlorn Strangers took the stage, stomping and clapping their way through a soothing set that had everyone giving a big middle finger to the heat and dancing by the last song.

The night wrapped up what was clearly a victory for local music. With Florida summers being notorious for their lack of activity, Summer Soundtrack provided some much needed entertainment, and gave some much-deserved exposure to a lot of local talent like -kids-, the Goddamn Hustle, Corey James Bost, and Carly Jo Jackson.

But if you're sitting at your computer all sad and stuff because you missed it, don't worry. All the above mentioned bands will be playing tonight at C&I Studios at 7 p.m.. And if you can't make that show, well, then maybe it's time to worry.

To keep updated on more events like this, follow Phil Barnes on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Go ahead and like Exposed PR on Facebook and while you're at it, like C&I Studios too.



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Ryan Pfeffer is Miami New Times’ music editor. After earning a BS in editing, writing, and media from Florida State University, Ryan joined the New Times staff in November 2013 as a web editor, where he coined the phrase "pee-tweet" (to retweet someone while urinating). Born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, he’s now neck-deep in bass and booty in the 305.
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