With the inclusion of Mizner Park transplant Dubliner to Himmarshee, the entertainment district of downtown Fort Lauderdale now (as of 2/14/14) has four “Irish” bars: Dicey Rileys, Briny Sea Club Aquarium (or Briny’s Irish Club), Briny’s On The River, and Dubliner. Frankly, when we heard that another “Irish” bar was taking over the vacant space left by Sidebar/Himmarshee Grille, we were less than enthused; however, with the announcement of an Tuesday indie night at Dubliner that would include original local bands (keyword ‘original’), the newcomer is challenging our assumptions.
Stream some music from REBEL and Jean Jacket, the bands that performed at the first 2 indie nights respectively.
We’ve talked about REBEL many times in the past, and it’s no secret that we’re fans of the band’s sound. In fact, we’ve used their song Stampede for the intro of our strange YouTube video for the How to Make An FTL Mule (mixing myself one right now in fact) and they were one of the bands to play our first event for the debut of the blog. The band performed on the inaugural Tuesday night.
To describe their sound, we’re stealing this directly from our streaming of REBEL track Time on our Block X Blog Band Breakdown Part 2….For fans of: Kasabian, (old) Muse, White Lies, and bands that equally straddle Miami and Broward
Miami synth duo Jean Jacket is comprised of Steph Taylor (of The State Of) and Harlowe Gee. Our friends at Salty Eggs did a thorough post on Jean Jacket’s debut album k cpu back in February– Arielle Castillo was pretty spot-on with her use of “Kavinsky-esque”. I’ll also throw in another Drive soundtrack band, College “A Real Hero”, to give you an idea of the band’s sound. In general, think slowed down, relaxed 80s synth.
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