Here’s something a little multicultural for your Tuesday night. Miami music audiences love a little world fusion with their rock, and since it opened last year, the Stage in the Design District has been regularly serving it up. As a proper grown-folks’ music venue, it’s the kind of place where the live music is guaranteed to sound actually, well, musical, and where acts like the Spam Allstars love to return.
This all makes it a proper venue for tonight’s edition of Remezcla Live, an ongoing series of gigs sponsored by Remezcla.com, a network of sites devoted to next-generation Latino culture in a handful of cities around the U.S. Here’s why you should care. First, there’s free Absolut Vodka for those who RSVP. (If there’s anything Miami loves more than free shows by world-y acts, it’s free anything sponsored by free booze.)
More importantly, though, it’s that the main event is a headlining set by an exciting act whose appearance in Miami is rare. The young four-piece La Vida Bohème hails from Caracas, where the group got its start in the mid-’00s as a humble act on the Venezuelan capital’s indie circuit. The group quickly scored fans, though, with an eminently danceable mish-mash of influences. Hipsters loved the group’s marked predilection for post-punk, disco, and other ’80s club sounds, while the world-music bohos loved the inflections of reggae, salsa, and the like. The resulting sound is not unlike the Rapture translated into Spanish and also raised on a Latin parent’s record collection.
Unsurprisingly, that meant the band got scooped up quickly stateside by Nacional Records, the leading indie imprint on the cool-kid Hispanic hipster scene. The group’s debut album for the label, Nuestra, dropped last year, and ever since the group’s been scoring fans, bilingual or just taken by the cowbell-laced beats, exponentially.
La Vida Bohème. With Afro Kumbe and Mr. Pauer, 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 16 at the Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami. Admission is free with RSVP on remezcla.com/live; age 21 and up.