SURVIVING MIAMI

 

Surviving Miami

SURVIVING MIAMI: VOLUME 1 is a communal compilation  featuring  20 of South Florida’s most talented, under-exposed and over-sexed original Rock Bands in one album.

Surviving Miami is proud to be sponsored by the 2013 HackMiami Conference, Radio-active Records, Headquarters, the Shack North Studios, Graceful Sounds FM, Leti’s Liquors of Pembroke Pines and Sector 8 Video Productions.

Bands to be added soon: Humbert, Juke, The Riot Act, Sound Circles and The Vilifiers.

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1. 7 Seas – Sweet Nothings

7 Seas – Sweet Nothings

2. Astari Nite – Waves

Astari Nite – Waves

3. Bajo Tregua – La Caja

Bajo Tregua – La Caja

4. Brand Name Punk – Japanese Queen

Brand Name Punk – Japanese Queen

5. By Default – Your Exit Will Be Your Lie

By Default – Your Exit Will Be Your Lie

6. The Deadly Blank – Lucky

The Deadly Blank – Lucky

7. Dear Darling – Maniquí d’ e’pouvante

Dear Darling – Maniqui d e pouvante

8. Falseta – Sweet Blasphemy

Falseta – Sweet Blasphemy

9. In Habit – Silenced Throats

In Habit – Silenced Throats

10. Lavola – Paris

Lavola – Paris

11. The Livesays – Until You Kissed Me Like That

The Livesays – Until You Kissed Me Like That

12. Midnight Kahuna – Rosemarie

Midnight Kahuna – Rosemarie

13. The Nude Cap – That Miami Guy

The Nude Cap – Miami Guy

14. Radioclip – Tonight

Radioclip – Tonight

15. Rebel – New Walls

Rebel – New Walls

16. Session Zero – Taste My Scars

Session Zero – Taste My Scars

17. Space Between Words – Tiger

Space Between Words – Tiger

18. The Super Fuzz – Inside Job

The Super Fuzz – Inside Job

19. Urban Rebel – Ordained Predators

Urban Rebel – Ordained Predators

20. Vizeral – How it Feels

Vizeral – How it Feels

 

 

Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dead at 49 | Billboard

Founding member of pioneering thrash metal band dies of liver failure.

RIP, JEFF...

Just over two years after contracting a rare skin tissue disease, Slayer guitarist and songwriter Jeff Hanneman died on Thursday from liver failure at Hemet Valley Medical Center, near his home in Southern California’s Inland Empire area.

Slayer made the news public on Thursday afternoon, announcing that the band “is devastated” and calling Hanneman, who was 49, their bandmate and brother. Twitter quickly filled with messages from fans and fellow musicians, many of whom were in Los Angeles for the 5th Annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards show at Club Nokia. Disturbed/Device frontman David Draiman was among the very first, posting “RIP TO A TITAN OF METAL,” while drummer Mike Portnoy wrote, “WOW…I’m in shock…RIP Jeff Hanneman.”

Dave Mustaine, frontman of Megadeth, tweeted: “Tonight one less star will be shining and sadly, the stage got just a little bit darker. Jeff Hanneman 1964-2013.”

Hanneman has been off the road since early 2011, when he contracted necrotizing fasciitis — most likely from a spider bite — a quick-progressing disease that literally eats away at the flesh from deep layers of skin and tissue. Exodus’ Gary Holt stood in for Hanneman starting in February of 2011, while Pat O’Brien joined the band when Holt returned to Exodus during 2011.

It’s not known what role the disease played in Hanneman’s liver failure.

Throughout the ordeal, Hanneman’s bandmates expressed optimism that he would one day return to the group full-time. Bassist-singer Tom Araya told Billboard during last year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour that Hanneman was “free of the disease” and was “working on his playing ability…He’s working on strengthening his arm and his ability to play.” He predicted that Slayer would “probably get together and start writing together and start making a new album,” the group’s first since 2009’s “World Painted Blood,” with Hanneman contributing material.

But in February guitarist Kerry King told Australian press that “we don’t know when Jeff’s gonna be able to play guitar. Jeff’s kind of like a wait-and-see thing.”

Born in Oakland, Calif., and a devoted Raiders fan, Hanneman was raised primarily in Long Beach and became fascinated with wars and military campaigns — themes he’d bring to Slayer’s music — via his father, a World War II veteran, and brothers who served in Vietnam. He met King in 1981 and decided to form their own band, mixing heavy metal and punk influences and signing with Metal Blade Records for Slayer’s first two albums, “Show No Mercy” in 1983 and “Hell Awaits” in 1985. The group made an eyebrow-raising move to the hip-hop label Def Jam in 1986 for the covers album “Undisputed Attitude and the classic “Reign in Blood.”

A spokesperson for “Blood” producer Rick Rubin told Billboard he was “very sad” and “shocked” by the news of Hanneman’s death.

Slayer has released ten studio albums and two live albums, as well as a pair of EPs. They’ve sold 4.9 million albums in the SoundScan era (1991-present), with the classics “Reign in Blood” (1986), “South of Heaven” (1988) and “Seasons of the Abyss” (1990) accounting for over 2 million of that tally. Ten of their albums have charted on the Billboard 200, with 2006’s “Christ Illusion” being the highest debut at No. 5.

Hanneman had a hand in crafting most of the group’s best-known thrash anthems. Begin typing “Slayer” on YouTube and the songs “Raining Blood,” “Angel of Death,” “Seasons in the Abyss” and “South of Heaven” appear first — all of them written or co-penned by Hanneman. “Raining Blood,” a blistering track off “Reign in Blood,” stands as the band’s biggest selling song with 205,000 sold to date.

Hanneman, an ardent collector of World War II memorabilia, was at the center of the controversy over Slayer’s supposed Nazi sympathies, stemming from the resemblance of the group’s eagle logo to a Third Reich image and the shape of the S in the group’s typography, and from songs such as “Reign in Blood’s” “Angel of Death,” about German doctor Josef Mengele and his horrific “experiments” at the Auschwitz death camp. But Hanneman frequently explained that the song was in no way intended to glorify Mengele. “I know why people misrepresent it,” he told one radio interviewer. “It’s because they get a knee-jerk reaction to it. There’s nothing I put in the lyrics that says necessarily he was a bad man because to me — well, isn’t it obvious? I shouldn’t have to tell you that.”

Hanneman’s songs have been recorded by groups such as Hatebreed, Children of Bodom, Hellsongs, Cradle of Filth and others, and sampled by rapper Styles-P. He’s survived by Kathy, his wife of 16 years, sister Kathy and two brothers, Michael and Larry. Funeral arrangements are pending.

via Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dead at 49 | Billboard.

May 18th, 2013 – SURVIVING MIAMI

SurvivingMiami

On Saturday, May 18, Miami’s oldest bar, Tobacco Road, hosts the release of the Surviving Miami compilation album, a collaberative effort by over 20 of South Florida’s finest independent recording artists.
The concert is set to begin at 9pm, and will feature performances by:
Surviving Miami: Volume 1 will be available as a free download beginning 5/18 on RockKulture.com, and features music by: Astari Nite, Bajo Tregua, Brand Name Punk, By Default, The Deadly Blank, Dear Darling, Falseta, Humbert, Inhabit, Juke, Lavola, The Livesays, Midnight Kahuna, The Nude Cap, Radioclip, Rebel, the Riot Act, Session Zero, 7 Seas, Soundcircles, Space Between Words, the Super Fuzz, Urban Rebel, The Vilifiers, and Vizeral.
Surviving Miami is proud to be sponsored by the 2013 HackMiami Conference, Radio-active Records, Headquarters, the Shack North Studios, Graceful Sounds FM, Leti’s Liquors of Pembroke Pines and Sector 8 Video Productions.

626 S Miami Ave, Miami, Florida 33130-3016

May 3rd, 2013 – SoBe Rock Invasion X

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We are invading the beach once again featuring the very best in Miami Rock \m/ It’ll be a night of Rock N Roll madness, debauchery and crazy good times! Come on out and experience your local scene!!

FRIDAY MAY 3rd:

* The Deadly Blank
http://www.facebook.com/thedeadlyblank

* The Riot Act
https://www.facebook.com/TheRiotAct.band

* The Elephant Queen
http://www.elephantqueen.com/

Doors open at 10pm.

Live Rock all night downstairs | DJ’s upstairs

See you at the show \m/

March 1st, 2013 – SoBe Rock Invasion IX

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Friday, March 1, 2013

10:00pm until 5:00am

We are invading the beach once again featuring the very best in Miami Rock \m/ It’ll be a night of Rock N Roll madness, debauchery and crazy good times! Come on out and experience your local scene!!

FRIDAY MARCH 1st:

* Makai

http://www.makaimiami.com/

* Vecinos De La Noche

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vecinos-De-La-Noche/113733322003798

* Mala Morticia

http://www.malamorticia.com/

Doors open at 10pm.

Live Rock all night downstairs | DJ’s upstairs

Tickets available from any band or at the door.

See you at the show \m/

via SoBe Rock Invasion IX.

Feb 1st, 2013 – SoBe ROCK INVASION VIII

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OFFICIAL FACEBOOK EVENT

The Rock Invasion is back to South Beach, bringing you yet another great show featuring some of the best bands in Miami Rock \m/ As usual, it’ll be a night of Rock N Roll madness, debauchery and crazy good times! Come on out and experience your local scene!!

FRIDAY FEB 1st:

* When in Maine
http://www.reverbnation.com/wheninmaine

* Brand Name Punk
http://www.brandnamepunk.com/

* Los Inmigrantes
http://www.myspace.com/losinmigrantes

Doors open at 10pm.

Hope to see you there! \m/

November 2nd – SoBe ROCK INVASION VII

Let there be Rock in South Beach! \m/We are invading the beach once again featuring the very best in Miami Rock:

* The Deadly Blank
http://www.facebook.com/thedeadlyblank

* SoundCircles
http://www.facebook.com/Soundcircles

* The Von
http://www.facebook.com/thevonband

Live Rock all night downstairs | DJs upstairsTickets available from any band or at the door.See you at the show \m/

via SoBe ROCK INVASION VII.

MTV & ROCK KULTURE’S “ELEKTRIC KULTURE”

By: Nando Tats

On Friday, October 19th MTV (mtv.com) and Rock Kulture (rockkulture.com) joined forces for a
great cause. That cause being MTV’s “Staying Alive Foundation” (stayingalivefoundation.com).
Rock Kulture was asked to recruit the most prominent bands and musicians in Miami, and
among these bands the following were chosen: Zania Sala (zaniamusic.com), Urban Rebel
(urbanrebel.net), The Nude Cap (thenudecap.com), The Deadly Blank (reverbnation.com/
thedeadlyblank), Vizeral (vizeral.com), Bajo Tregua (reverbnation.com/bajotregua),
BarrioActivo (barrioactivo.com), Frank Zapata (killthatrooster.com), DJ Jose De Las Casas
(soundcloud.com/delascasas), Jose Tillan (josetillan.net), Dj Jandres (twitiq.com/DJJandres).

The night started pretty laid back as we arrived at Purdy Lounge in Miami Beach for sound
check at around 6pm. We greeted each other like adults (high-fives, kisses, and bro-hugs), then
we proceeded to take a 4 block walk to Miami’s own MTV Studios. During said walk, Josh
(guitarist for The Nude Cap) was in charge of holding the free case of Voli Vodka (brought to us
by sponsor Gulf Liquors).

As we were walking, that box started to get heavier, so Nando (The Nude Cap) and Yankel (Bajo
Tregua) decided to open one of the bottles and relieve Josh of such heavy lifting. We had also
decided to start drinking out of said bottle due to dehydration (1 out of 2 scientists state that
musicians are only able to walk 1 block before requiring some sort of booze). As we arrived
at MTV, we met up with the most talented photographer in Miami, Penn Aragon from *She’s
Blank (shesblank.com). The more photos she snapped, the more Voli we consumed. Mahh
wiiife (Borat’s voice) Sonia had even mentioned that maybe we’ve had enough to drink, but we
(The Nude Cap) disagreed, disregarded, and decomposed. It was then that a stretch Hummer
limousine (provided by our friends at Rock Kulture) pulled up, and picked our drunken asses up
to take us around South Beach and its surroundings all the way to Purdy Lounge.

The limo ride was full of good vibes as we passed the Vodka and other substances (that shall
remain nameless for the purpose of this article) around. Zania (Zania Music) and Sonia (The
Nude Cap) were in the front with the Urban Rebel masters (Trip Six, Laszlo, E, and Jim Bob),
Deadly Blank’s Eric, Kill That Rooster’s Frank, Bajo Tregua’s Nestor, BarrioActivo’s Mario,
and Rock Kulture’s Alex and Natalya. Around the back, there were The Nude Cap’s Josh, Ponti,
Amarie, *She’s Blank’s Penn, BarrioActivo’s Guido and Eugenio, Bajo Tregua’s Yankel, and
The Nude Cap’s Nando (the most handsome feller on earth, might I add). In the front, they
smiled and kept it classy. In the back, we argued, smiled, hugged, slapped, and kissed each other.

As the limo pulled up to Purdy Lounge, the red carpet (no joke) had already been pulled out for
us Miami royalty bad ass musicians. Cameras were flashing, and we all felt a little tingly on the
inside (again, could have been the Vodka). Once inside of Purdy, the musicians started to set up

and the show was on!

Here’s the set list below:

Queen – “We Will Rock You” (Trip Six, Eric, Frank)

Lenny Kravitz – “Are You Gonna Go My Way” (Yankel, Jim Bob, Eric, Craig, Frank)

Guns N Roses – “Sweet Child O’ Mine” (Zania, Sonia, Eric, Jim Bob, Craig, Frank)

Johnny Cash – “Walk The Line” canceled due to intoxication (Nando, Josh, Ponti)

Soda Stereo – “Musica Ligera” (Nestor, Alex, Yankel, Laszlo, Frank)

Bob Marley – “This is Love” (Eugenio, Mario, Guido, Frank)

Queen – “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” (Eugenio, Mario, Guido, Frank)

Aerosmith – “Walk This Way” (Zania, Trip Six, Mario, Alex, Laszlo, Elisa)

Nirvana – “Breed” (Craig, Eric, Alex, Laszlo, Elisa)

The Beatles – “Come Together” (Zania, Eric, Alex, Craig, Elisa)

Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Otherside” (Zania, Jim Bob, Laszlo, Elisa)

Rage Against The Machine – “Killing in the Name” (Trip Six, Jim Bob, Laszlo, Elisa)

With the great success of this show, MTV and Rock Kulture were able to raise awareness and a
few more thousand bucks to MTV’s “Staying Alive Foundation”.

Look out for “Surviving Miami Vol.1” which is a compilation of songs from your
favorite Miami bands. Brought to you by Craig, Eric (The Deadly Blank), Ferny Copiel
(shacknorth.com), and digunderrock.com

Special thanks: Revolution (reverbnation.com/revolutionfl), UnMaskd (unmaskdmusic.com),
Mala Morticia (malamorticia.com), Makai (makaimiami.com), When in Maine
(reverbnation.com/wheninmaine), and all of you that took time out of your Friday night to
support this great cause.

-Nando Tats (Exotic/Executive Dancer at The Nude Cap)
Check out my other articles for Rock Kulture here at www.rockkulture.com

October 5th – SoBe ROCK INVASION VI

 

Let there be Rock in South Beach! \m/We are invading the beach once again featuring the very best in Miami Rock:

*Casting Stones
http://www.facebook.com/CastingStonesBand

*Makai
http://www.makaimiami.com/

*Dear Darling
http://www.deardarling.net/

La Cometa
http://www.facebook.com/LaCometaBand

Live Rock all night downstairs | DJs upstairsTickets available from any band or at the door.See you at the show \m/

via SoBe ROCK INVASION VI.

September 7th – SoBe ROCK INVASION V

Let there be Rock in South Beach! \m/

We are invading the beach once again featuring the very best in Miami Rock:

Bajo Tregua

http://www.facebook.com/bajotreguamusic

The Super Fuzz (AKA Chris Alvy Band)

http://www.facebook.com/TheSuperFuzz

Live Rock all night downstairs | DJ’s upstairs

Tickets available from any band or at the door.

See you at the show \m/

via SoBe ROCK INVASION V.