Published on September 3rd, 2015


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The Brazilian Girls | Photo by Meet the Michaels

Nothing beats live dance music, and The Brazilian Girls — actually three guys and a front lady from Rome who met in New York City – can put on a hell of a groovy live show. Though they have not released a full-length album since their brilliant 2008 album New York, people are still drawn to their tours, which started again in 2012 after singer Sabina Sciubba took maternity leave for a few years.

The band, which also includes Didi Gutman on keyboards and computers, Jesse Murphy on bass, and Aaron Johnston on drums, have been performing new songs since reuniting, teasing new and exceptional live material. This year was to see the release of a new EP, but the band recently announced via Facebook they would wait to release new music until they had enough for a full-length album, which is now slated for a 2016 release.

No matter, they are coming to Miami, and are still worthy of headlining a show. They hop through as many dance genres as Sciubba sings languages (French, English, Spanish, Italian, German and even old Latin). Their songs have elements of reggae, electronica, jazz and bossa nova, but it never feels like a hodgepodge. Below the hybrid genre stylings are rhythms that pulse along to make their music easy to listen and flow with.

They burst on the scene in 2003 with a self-released EP called “It’s Huge,” whose songs included highlights like the chill out favorite “Lazy Lover” and the singalong soca swing of “Pussy.” All the songs off the EP wound up on the band’s debut self-titled album, released on Verve Records in 2005. Fast forward through two more albums, and the band’s songs have grown more sophisticated and quite possibly even more infectious.

If the musical stylings aren’t enough to capture your attention, Sciubba owns the role of front woman, often donning theatrical costumes on stage made by notable designers, including the avant-garde fashion group threeASFOUR. The Brazilian Girls are definitely one of those groups who deserve their longevity as a live act.

The Brazilian Girls with MillionYoung, Bluejay, Grey 8s and The Hongs. Friday, November 6, 5-10pm. Tickets $15 advance online. More Info!

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Fall / Winter 2015 finds HoNGs , an unpredictable Miami based Disco Art band

experimenting with rave culture old and new. Flexing between a Disco House duo and four piece full band. Producer GDM is preparing the band for a spring 2016 release that is drenched in dance sweat hallucinations. GDM and Smurphio, a fixture in all things HoNGs hit the road with longtime collaborators  Brazilian Girls this Fall.

~ Hans Morgenstern | The Independent Ethos (