Check out our band photoshoot! Roky Sofi premiere rockin show at The Stage in the Design District next Sunday the 24th. Miami, get ready for this!
Meet and get obsessed with: Rachel Goodrich http://www.myspace.com/rachelgoodrich
Rachel Goodrich is The G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time). I saw her last Friday at The Stage in the design district and I was blown away by her music, her performance and her band. Rachel is an incredible songwriter and a super talented singer and guitarist. This Miami musician recently moved to the west coast where she has been making it happen, getting featured on Vouge and E! Her show at The Stage was her return to Miami and the venue was packed with all of her local fans, eager to get some of her singer songwriter goodness.
I’m not going to lie- I was skeptical before the show. As a local artist, Rachel Goodrich has a lot of hype, but there’s something about kazoos and ukuleles that doesn’t make me want to go out on a Friday night. Needles to say, I was wrong- the show was AMAZING. Rachel and her band are super tight and pretty rocking, and all three of them looked like they are genuinely having a great time on stage. Rachel is somehow sassy and a goofball at the same time and she is super entertaining when she performs and speaks to the audience. Her songwriting is sincere and simple and when you listen to her music, nothing seems forced. Her lyrics seem to have come out carelessly and without too much effort, but there is nothing careless about this quirk star- she takes her craft seriously and she works hard. My favorite songs of the night were “Morning Light,” “Monster Mash” and the hilarious “Dope Song.” The crowd went nuts for Rachel and her band and she was followed by the awesome cumbia/pop/hiphop band Locos Por Juana, who I tried to photograph unsuccessfully (the singer never stops dancing! He NEVER stops!!).
I left The Stage (drunk) after an amazing night and when I woke up the next morning, I bought the two awesome Rachel Goodrich albums available on itunes- The wacky and fun “Tinker Toys” and her new, more edgy self titled release, which I am listening to as I write. Basically, I am now a hardcore Rachel Goodrich fan and I think the world would be a happier place if everyone else was too. Go buy her albums! Go see her shows! NOW!
Follow her on twitter: http://twitter.com/Rachel_Goodrich
Eat at: Sugarcane
If you like Sushi Samba (and seriously, who doesn’t) then youll love Sugarcane Raw Bar and Gril. Same owners and same tapas style, sharing concept as Samba, but with a Modern American flare and a cool, laid back midtown vibe. First of all, the place is awesome: the half outside half inside bar, the chairs that dont match each other, the front patio hidden by tons of plants and the servers wearing red chuck taylors. Second, the food is completely incredible. The happy hour from 4-7 is the bomb with affordable snacks and 25 dollar pitchers of any cocktail.
I’ve been there a few times and Ive always been impressed with their awesome food and yummy cocktails but i was completely blown away by their brunch. Sugarcane knows breakfast. Ive been to tons of lame brunches with over cooked eggs and too-thin french toasts made out of sanwich bread. Thats not the case here: this brunch is creative and tasty and they know how to do it right with thick, flaky peices of bread, quality cheese and plump fresh fruit for garnish. The highlights of my breakfast experince were the whole wheat pumpkin pancakes with ricotta, bacon wrapped dates and the “toad in a hole”: a thick slice of brioche with a hole in the middle fille with a gooey egg and topped with meltrd cheese and shaved truffle. I also enjoyed some quality bloody mary’s (hard to find in Miami) with just the right amount if kick!
I will be back their soon and i would recommend Sugarcane to anyone lookingnfor good food, good drinks and a very cool spot.
Hell yea dude! Go get it!
I couldn’t get a better shot from my car with my iphone but, if I remember correctly, there was a sticker on the back window that said something along the lines of “baby likes to ride.” I guess that’s how we do it in Miami!
Go To: Launch Arte (http://launcharte.com/)
Launch Arte is going on EVERY SATURDAY from 12pm-6pm in a delightfully grassy area in the Design District. This was the first week for this awesome outdoor market and hopefully it’ll be getting bigger and more popular. Theres food trucks, people selling tons of cool stuff from handmade jewelry and vintage clothes (http://vintage-vamp.tumblr.com/) Everything is reasonably priced and you can find some funky gear: I got an awesome slap watch from the people at Time-Peace (http://www.time-peace.org/)
It’s definitely worth checking out!