If drinking beer and enjoying amazing music is your top priority this weekend, you’re in luck. Sam Adams takes over Brickell from Friday – Sunday with Brickellfest, which will be featuring The Politix, Locos por Juana, and PALO! to name a few. Grand Central kicks off the weekend with Public Image Limited performing on Friday night, while Bardot will be featuring The Hongs on the carpet over in Midtown. The Stage will be featuring back-to-back events on Saturday and Sunday, with each promising something special for very different fans. Saturday night will be the Beached Birthday Bash, with Krisp headlining the event, while Sunday brings Miami Legends 2 Live Crew with a special performance.
The Hongs, which is described as ‘Rock Disco’, meshes different genres together to create electric performances. The quintet, hailing from Miami, is comprised of Carlos Bedoya, Gordon Myers aka AusGang , Rudolfo Zuniga, Didi Gutman, and Aaron Johnston. This Friday, the multinational dance conglomerate will be performing at Bardot.
We had a chance to catch up with Gordon Myers from The Hongs before they performed:
Wasabi Fashion Kult: What’s your favorite thing to do on rainy days?
The Hongs: On rainy days I’m usually on the couch with a guitar and a book.
WFK: If you weren’t making music, what would you also love to do?
TH: Sports Radio journalist, I’m AM radio obsessed.
WFK: Biggest turnoff?
TH: People who lack empathy because they’re usually very narrow minded.
WFK: What’s the last thing you added to your bucket list?
TH: East Africa Safari Rally!!
WFK: What’s one thing most people would be surprised to find out about you?
TH: I have one private client that I style.
You can catch Gordon + the rest of the Hongs starting at 10 pm.
The Hongs have a lot of ways they chose to describe themselves, staring with: ‘The collision of Music, Art, Commerce, Politics, Fashion, Literature.’ The group blends together a slew of genres, including dance, electro, and rock to create their distinct sound. This Miami group – or as they say ‘multinational dance conglomerate’ – will be hitting the carpet tonight, so get ready to dance.
John Lydon, former Sex Pistols frontman, created Public Image Limited way back in the late 70s. The group takes their post -punk roots and throws in some rock, dance, and folk to their sound. PIL is returning to South Florida for the first time in two decades, and will be performing songs off their recently released album This is PiL.
Beached Miami, known for their coverage of Miami’s culture, is celebrating their two year anniversary with a special party at The Stage. Headlining the show is Krisp, who will be joined by Palette Town to help celebrate the occasion. Latin Burgers food truck will be stopping by the event as well, so make sure to grab a beer and enjoy some amazing Miami bands.
Brickellfest, a beer fest featuring 16 styles of Samuel Adams beers, will completely take over Brickell this weekend. Apart from all the delicious beer, there will also be seven bands and eight DJs to check out at the Fest. Saturday night, Afro-Cuban Miami band PALO! will be performing live at the event. Joining PALO! is fellow Miami bands Cut Loose and The Culture.
2 Live Crew, the musical pioneers who brought ‘Face Down, Ass Up’ + ‘Me So Horny’, are taking their legendary talent to the Design District at The Stage. Pop your coochie to all the classics from this Miami group this Sunday, including ‘Hoochie Mama’, ‘Fuck Shop’, and ‘Banned in the USA’. Get ready to get nasty.