Roky Sofi live at Patio Jams! Sweaty Fun Fun Fun!! It’s all about the U!
Dating broke musicians- something I’m super familiar with. Why not write a song about it! Check out the Roky Sofi Acoustic trio rocking out our original song “I Don’t Need” (by RokySofi) at Stage 84 in Davie FL.
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
Meet: Phil Jacobson (Phil Jacobson Band- Miami http://facebook.com/pjmusic)
CHECK OUT PHIL JACOBSON BAND TONIGHT AT TRANSIT LOUNGE IN BRICKELL 10PM
Phil is an amazing singer songwriter who just released his EP “Around It Goes” (download it at http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/phil-jacobson/id398757927)
The EP is full of catchy pop songs that are sincere and sensitive without the cheese. The vibe is relaxed and honest: Phil writes about what he knows and feels and he successfully avoids the annoying singer songwriter tendency to try extra hard to be “deep.” My favorite songs are “Hey” and “As One” but really, all five songs on the release are great. Phil Jacobson Band has an awesome live show, giving the soft pop songs on the EP a rocking edge. They play tight arrangements with tons of energy and musicality. The pictures in this post are from a Phil Jacobson Band rehearsal.