Last Wednesday night, Andrew and I went to the Billiard Club in Miami Lakes, for their once a month event of DIRTY RHYTHM WEDNESDAY to checkout some of his fellow rock heads. Now I have to admit I had no idea what I was in for by the end of the night. After a few mellow bands took to the floor with some original/cover songs, others showed their love for women’s underpants by having some of their fans throw a bunch of granny panties while they played to a pool playing, bar drinking and dart throwing crowd. Needless to say the mood quickly shifted the minute the energetic, and completely flabbergasting sound of FALSETA came crashing through the walls.
You know the part in the Little Mermaid when Ursula comes out from behind the rocks, and starts to sing magically with Ariel’s voice. Yeah….well that (aah-aah-aah-aah-aah-aah-aahaa) sound is what I felt the minute the lead singer of Falseta started to rock the mic!
The man is so freaking gorgeous and talented he makes Jim Morrison rollover a thousand times in his grave as he swayed about.
So far a lot of the bands I’ve seen in the last few months not only have Rock in common, but are also originally from Hialeah. I’m beginning to think that the reason why the chonga’s are no longer competing for attention, is due to the fact that these bands are making a movement straight out of the dirty waters, showing that Rock is still very much alive in Miami. Therefore leaving very little room for the awful outfits, and bad hair styles that infested the factory working city a few years back.
I have a serious crush on all the members of Space Between Words, Ssshhhh…don’t tell a soul. There’s just something about the poetic rhapsody that sends me into a whimsical musical universe of yellow fields, and bare foot walks with daisy flowing above my head, as I process what feeling adhere with me best. I had been listening to the buzz about SBW for the past 6 months or so give and take a couple of weeks. And when I finally got to see them perform at Churchills last month; I was blown away by their style and energy… it was totally worth the wait to see them go on at 2:30am.
After their set I had the pleasure of speaking with Steven (guitar/singer) of Space Between Words, who handed me the bands album “And We All Follow the Sun” & can I just add…that he is one of the most genuine, and kindest men I have come across in a very long time. His voice on stage is pure power, his energy electrifying for someone who steps off the stage, and becomes soft spoken and humble. Since that night I have grown a liking to Space Between Words, who have now made their way into my ipod, and if you know me, then you know I never go any where without my ipod. Every song makes me move, I even caught myself having a rush to paint, and just the other day as I was listening to them I had the urge to have a brush in my hand and so I painted. Haven’t had one of those moments in a long time. Its just like my friend Michele said: They fuel my own creativity.
If you’re a Miami local, or simply visit often & or happen to catch yourself near a venue in which they will be playing, GO! Because they give one heck of an awesome show!
Verdi Mayer Jr.
Steven on top of the drums playing while Robert is drumming. Taken by yours truly at Churchills