Locos Por Juana

Carlos A. Varela Photography

Don’t let the shitty weather stop you this weekend, as there are far too many amazing places to be. Friday night, Grand Central is hosting a one-two-three time knockout punch with French Horn Rebellion, Auto Body, and Afrobeta. The dance party continues as Amtrac hits Bardot on Saturday night. Also on Saturday: Locos por Juana are bringing their hip hop-funk-electronic-cumbia sound over to PAX. Looking for something on the more intimate end? Singer-songwriter Nil Lara will be performing at The Stage on Friday, while bluegrass-punk-folk group The Wholetones perform at Will Call.

Locos por Juana may have been nominated for a Grammy (twice!), but that doesn’t stop them from keeping their roots en la calle. The trio have been hard at work putting the final touches on their upcoming album “Somos de la Calle” that’s due out on September 25. Apart from their newest album, the band has also been touring extensively, and will be performing this Saturday at PAX.

Before their show, we were able to chat with the band:

WFK:  I love to disconnect by…
LPJ: [Listening to] Sounds of the Birds in the Morning

WFK:  My favorite spot in Miami is…

WFK: I would never want to be described as…
LPJ: A Sad Person

WFK: Introverted or Extroverted?
LPJ: Introverted

WFK: If I wasn’t doing music, I would be…
LPJ: A pilot, I love to fly.

Locos por Juana will be celebrating their the release of their upcoming album, Somos de la Calle with a special shows in Miami, Los Angeles, and New York City. Album drops September 25, 2012.


French Horn Rebellion, Auto Body, Afrobeta | Grand Central
10 pm | $15 advance

This triple header of indie electro pop awesomeness goes down at Grand Central, kicking off with Brooklyn band French Horn Rebellion. Indie Electro duo Auto Body, also hailing from Brooklyn, will also be performing. Miami’s favorite band to dance around to, Afrobeta, will be rounding off the billing, which is sure to get everyone moving all night long.

Nil Lara | The Stage
10 pm, $10

Cuban-American Singer-Songwriter Nil Lara will be performing at the Stage this Friday, bringing his diverse range of influences front and center. His talents stem from the wide array of cultures he was exposed to, and the Cuban and Venezuelan influences are readily seen in music. These influences are seen not just with the sound and storytelling in his music, but also with the different kinds of guitars he plays while performing.


Locos Por Juana |PAX
10 pm

Locos por Juana takes their influences from the streets: all the sounds of Hip Hop, Cumbia, Funk, and Electronic music. Their music showcases all of those influences, and lends itself to a completely different kind of performance. Joining them at PAX is fusion band Lanzallamas, who are known for their afro-latin beats and distinct voice.


The Wholetones | Will Call
11 pm, No Cover

Downtown Miami bar Will Call will be hosting The Wholetones this Saturday night. The Wholetones demonstrate musicality at its finest – eight instruments are played by the four members of the group. They deliver an earthy, instrumental sound that has tinges of bluegrass, punk, and folk, creating an intimate type of vibe during their shows.

Amtrac | Bardot
9 pm

On the heels of the release of a brand new mixtape ‘Hey There kiddo’, Amtrac will be performing at Bardot this Saturday. The Kentucky native will be hitting Midtown with his indie electro sound, created by the multiple instruments that he is able to play. This type of sound doesn’t come to Miami often enough, so make sure to check out this show.

:: LIVE MUSIC + A CHAT WITH LOCOS POR JUANA posted on September 13, 2012 by Tina
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MIX MASTER/CONCERT JUNKIE/ MUSIC WRITER :: Tina Dominguez is a Miami native who left to study at the University of South Florida and came back. Her focus was in communications, with an emphasis in Public Relations. After interning at record labels for years, Tina now writes about shows, up and coming bands, and music festivals. She loves hearing different influences come together to create something new.
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