Fort Lauderdale got spoiled (finally!) with an action-packed double header in April 2013. Earlier in the day, Radio-Active Records hosted it’s highly anticipated annual Record Store Day event, and later on in the evening was Block X Blog, a behemoth lineup of artists and musicians taking place in downtown’s Revolution Live, Green Room, and America’s Backyard.
Needless to say, BxB gave us a ton of material for us to cover, and we decided to break it up over a series of short-and-sweet posts that showcase the Block X Blog performers and artists. Let’s begin with the bands (in alphabetical order) …
A solo musician who magically produces the sound of a multi-member act by looping his guitar, vocals, and percussion via the use of loop pedas. For fans of: The Atlas Sound, Porcelain Raft, Dirty Projectors, and Hollywood (FL)
Blues-y garage rock duo out of Miami that can play at a frenetic pace one song, and tone it down the next. For fans of: The Black Keys, The White Stripes, The Arctic Monkeys, and “bending palm trees”.
Indie electronic band that produces dance floor music that dabbles a little bit in 80s, disco, and outer space. For fans of: The Postal Service, M83, The Presets, and future prom music.
Infectious indie rock band from Miami Beach known for ‘being original’ and destined to have a song on a Judd Apatow movie soundtrack. For fans of: Superchunk, Superdrag, Ted Leo, and catchy indie pop.
Grimey, nostalgic, lo-fi party music out of HMFL (Hollywood muthaeff’n Florida). For fans of: The Black Lips, Thee Oh Sees, Jacuzzi Boys, and trying to make skate videos (even though you don’t know how to skateboard).
You know who the Jacuzzi Boys are by now. For fans of: everyone listed above for Gun Hoes, Bass Drum Of Death, Wavves, and waves.
Beer-spilling rock n’ roll that sounds like it’s coming right out of Jack White’s studio. For fans of: The White Stripes, The Kills, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club; I think you get it.
Magic City darlings that light fires to dancefloors with their 80’s eletronica melodies, entertaining costumes, and addictive lyrics. For fans of: Devo, Chromeo, Miami Horror, and the city of Miami
A four-piece band that embodies a perfect balance of good vocals, meaningful lyrics, and mood altering melodies. For fans of: The Mars Volta, At The Drive-in (is that cheating?), Circa Survive, and really good shows.
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