The Bottom: A Documentary of The Miami Music Scene



A documentary feature about Miami’s live music culture, told through the people who created the scene within the past 30 years.


The Bottom documents the journey of Miami’s Music Scene during Summer of 2012, detailing the true lives of the artists that live and make music in this unique city.

The Bottom


1. noun: A Documentary Made by Curveline Films and QOOL Shows

2. noun: The area known as Miami, Florida. Most places with the area code 305. Also called Da DADE, Da 305, M-I-A and anything else associated with Miami, Florida. Made popular by Miami native and Rapper Pitbull

A: “What part of Florida you from?”

B: “The Bottom”

A: “You’re from Miami?”

via The Bottom: A Documentary of The Miami Music Scene.

The Rock Shop Farewell – Fri, June 15th

By Nando Tats

Yes, yes… The Miami Heat is in the finals once again! Lebron and Wade are the talk of the town, and Chad Ocho Douchebag has just signed with our beloved/hated Miami Dolphins (I always thought this was a strange name for a football team. It is just way too cute).  What else has been going on in Miami? Zombies man! People eating each other’s faces, while enjoying their finest brand of bath salts. All signs point to Apocalypse! Here’s another sign… The Rock Shop ( in South Beach has announced that they will be closing their doors.

The Rock Shop has welcomed and hosted original live music in the heart of South Beach for a few years now. Jazid and The Rock Shop stood out in Washington Avenue as the main choice bars for live original music. It is however, time to move on and bid farewell to The Rock Shop.

As their last endeavor, The Rock Shop hired a team of event specialists to book 4 of the best bands in Miami for one last night of debauchery. Upon accepting the challenge, Rock Kulture ( has put together a dreamy, sexy ass line-up, for this event. Ready?

Urban Rebel ( if you live in Miami and you haven’t heard of this local band, you sir/ma’am are a cocksmoker. Trip 6, LaC, E, and Jim Bob bring the motherfucking funk like no other band! I have played a few shows alongside Urban Rebel and they haven’t once disappointed. Not just because they are my friends and have a great attitude, but also because they are top notch musicians. There isn’t one song in their set where the audience is not completely blown away. Check out Urban Rebel live if you haven’t already done so, but if you already have experienced them live, well then keep attending their shows. This band will be huge. Mark my words.

The Deadly Blank ( arguably the raddest band name in South Florida.  “Vintage Rock & Roll With a Modern Twist” is an understatement. These 3 dudes are the real deal, not that turtle shit you hear on the radio. I have also played alongside The Deadly Blank a few times and their sound is distinct and tight. One of the most interesting/best bands I have ever had the pleasure of sharing the stage with. Craig, Carlos, and Eric bring Rock & Roll to its knees and makes it gargle it.

Falseta ( Better described as “The kind of music metal dudes listen to with their girlfriends”. Melodic, hard, beautiful, Rock & Roll. Oh yeah, these Hialeah”an” dudes are talented and they will make sweet love to your moms whether you like it or not. Do me a favor and check out their video for “Running Low on High” ( from their debut EP titled “Perfecta”. I dare you to screen this for your mom, or girlfriend, or wife.

Barrio Activo ( Cuban rhythm with a side of Rock, Funk, Ska, and Reggae. Can you gobble that up? Barrio Activo’s music is insanely creative and appeals to a wide listening audience. I haven’t had the pleasure of sharing the stage with these dudes, but judging by what I’ve heard, I am really enjoying their sounds. Even if you don’t understand Spanish, it will get you your lame ass dancing and bobbing your head. I am not ashamed to say that I want to smoke a fattie and have their songs playing in my head all day.

As you can see Rock Kulture has done it once again. Less shit talking, and more getting shit done. Rock Kulture is here to support the local scene, while providing great shows to those who enjoy live music and don’t want to spend their nights at some place, listening to some dude play shit music on repeat on his laptop.

This article has been brought to you by Nando Tats of the band The Nude Cap ( Any questions, concerns, corrections, and inquiries, can be sent to our website. They will not be reviewed and will be filed under my nutsack for further consideration.




June 15th, The Rock Shop Farewell

Friday, June 15, 201210:00pm until 5:00amFor those who don’t know, The Rock Shop will be closing soon and re-opening with a new concept. It was brave of them to take on the Rock ideal for over a year in the heart of south beach. For that, we thank them. Many great shows took place there. It will be missed and remembered.So this Friday, June 15th, 3 of Miami’s greatest bands will bless the Rock Shop stage one last time:

Urban Rebel

The Deadly Blank


Barrio Activo

Come on out and party like there’s no tomorrow.

Hope to see you there \m/

No Cover | 10pm

via The Rock Shop Farewell.

July 6th – SoBe ROCK INVASION IV !!!

Friday, July 6, 2012   –  10:00pm until 5:00am

Let there be Rock in South Beach! \m/

We are invading the beach once again with a killer line-up featuring the very best in Miami Rock:

Vito and The Human Shuffle

Chris Alvy Band

The Vilifiers

Live Rock all night downstairs | DJ’s upstairs

Tickets available from any band or at the door.

See you at the show \m/


The Nude Cap to tear it up once again at Jazid next Friday, June 1st

Super sexy, innovative, extremely handsome, but enough about Nando Tats. The Nude Cap brings sexy back, then butt-fucks Justin Timberlake in front of all his friends. A little punk, a little surf, a little this, a little that. You’ll definitely get your money’s worth. Want to see a killer whale eat his/her trainer? No, you want to see The Nude Cap. Want to see babies vomiting on monkeys? No. You want more Nude Cap. What does The Nude Cap mean? Who the fuck knows… just come to a show you lazy douche (or douche’ if you’re French). Get that carrot out of your butt and come see The Nude Cap, we will stick the carrots and/or other veggies up your glory hole. This orgy of interracial deliciousness of a band (Mexican, Black, Asian, Cuban, and Colombian) will make your local food court feel like the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame.

Catch them Live at Sobe Rock Invasion III

Friday, June 1st, 10PM

Jazid 1342 Washington Ave, Miami Beach

The Deadly Blank release brand new video: “Pick it Up”

There is no stopping The Deadly Blank. These guys are battling and working as hard as they Rock to bring all of us their Vintage Rock with a Modern Roll awesomeness! This song and video are proof that The Deadly Blank are here to leave a scar on Miami’s pretty face. Enjoy! \m/

Fri, June 1st: SoBe Rock Invasion III

Friday, June 1, 2012

10:00pm until 5:00am

Let there be Rock in South Beach! \m/

We are invading the beach once again with a killer line-up featuring the very best in Miami Rock:

The Deadly Blank

The Nude Cap

Bajo Tregua

Live Rock all night downstairs! DJ’s upstairs!

Tickets available from any band or at the door.

Hope to see you at the show \m/


1342 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

via SoBe Rock Invasion III.

Catch one of Miami’s most promising acts, Urban Rebel, Live at The Rock Shop May 18th

Urban Rebel is a groove rock and heavy funk band from Miami, Florida formed in 2007. The band consists of vocalist Will Gonzalez, aka Trip “6”, bassist Laszlo Piringer, aka” LaC”,lead/rhythm guitarist Alex Jose Gonzalez “aka” Jim BOB and a female drummer Elisa Seda, aka “E”.

Here’s what Blogger Robby Robb had to say about one of their recent shows:

“Funk/Metal/Hip-Hop fusion cabal Urban Rebel were then faced with the challenge of performing one of the most eagerly anticipated sets of the night, which they did in a no less than explosive fashion. Mixing elements of Korn, Fishbone and Rage Against the Machine with a brutally gifted rhythm section would be enough to snare the average crowd’s attention. But adding Lead Singer, Trip6’s mammoth stage presence (or, in this case, standing atop a large crate presence) and Drummer, Elisa Seda’s exceptional -let’s call it- “noticeability” to the mix was enough to turn this crowd into a fearsomely adoring mob.”

Here’s a small sample of their show. See you May 18th!! \m/



10:00pm until 5:00am

Join us for a killer night of music mayhem, featuring these monsters of Miami Rock:

Urban Rebel

Kill That Rooster


PLUS! Were celebrating Elisas BIRTHDAY!! Urban Rebels extraordinary drummer

10:00 PM | No Cover | Drink specials all night.  Come join the INSANITY! see you at the show! \m/ >< \m/


Beastie Boys Co-Founder Adam Yauch Dead at 47 | Music News | Rolling Stone

May 4, 2012 12:55 PM ET

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Adam Yauch, one-third of the pioneering hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, has died at the age of 47, Rolling Stone has learned. Yauch, also known as MCA, had been in treatment for cancer since 2009. The rapper was diagnosed in 2009 after discovering a tumor in his salivary gland.

“It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch, founding member of Beastie Boys and also of the Milarepa Foundation that produced the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits, and film production and distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories, passed away in his native New York City this morning after a near-three-year battle with cancer,” reads an official statement from the Beastie Boys. “He was 47 years old.”

Yauch sat out the Beastie Boys’ induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, and his treatments delayed the release of the group’s most recent album, Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2. The Beastie Boys had not performed live since the summer of 2009, and Yauch’s illness prevented the group from appearing in music videos for Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2.

Yauch co-founded the Beastie Boys with Mike “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz in 1979. The band started off as a hardcore punk group, but soon began experimenting with hip-hop. The band broke huge with their first proper album, Licensed to Ill, in 1986; it was the biggest-selling rap album of the decade and the first to reach Number One on the Billboard chart. Further albums Paul’s Boutique, Check Your Head and Ill Communication cemented the Beasties as a true superstar act.

In addition to his career with the Beastie Boys, Yauch was heavily involved in the movement to free Tibet. A founder of the Milarepa Fund, Yauch was instrumental in the first Tibetan Freedom Concert in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park 1996, which drew 100,000 people – the largest U.S. benefit concert since 1985’s Live Aid. After 9/11, Yauch and the Beastie Boys organized New Yorkers Against Violence, a concert benefit for some of the victims least likely to receive help from elsewhere.

Yauch also directed many of the Beastie Boys’ music videos under the pseudonym Nathaniel Hornblower. In 2002, he launched the film production company Oscilloscope Laboratories. As a filmmaker, he directed the 2006 Beastie Boys concert film Awesome; I Fuckin’ Shot That! and the 2008 basketball  documentary Gunnin’ for That #1 Spot, and his production company released the acclaimed Banksy movie Exit Through the Gift Shop.

via Beastie Boys Co-Founder Adam Yauch Dead at 47 | Music News | Rolling Stone.