|Get Down On It|
Things got off on the right foot and the good vibe was in full swing when we stopped to pick up more passengers in Hollywood, but not before numerous keg stands took place. The silly antics built the friendly atmosphere filled with Soul Train sing-a-longs and humorous banter. By the time we arrived at the Transit Lounge I was feeling pretty damn good and probably had my share of the transportation cost in liquid consumption alone. I was not alone in this endeavor. My partners in imbibing, Mr. and Mrs. Earthspice, lead our short stumble over to Tobacco Road just in time to catch the last few songs of Greenhouse Lounge's first set.
It was getting late, and the room was as full when Greenhouse Lounge started their second set. Right out of the gate a burst of high octane grooves got the place pulsing in the dim lit room. I snapped a few pictures, but the beats and booze combined and I had to abandoned camera to take my place on the dance floor. Each time I took a grooving reprieve or stopped to open my eyes I caught familiar faces lost in the trance of multifaceted dub and deep electronic rhythms. It felt good to let loose and surrender to the music. The aforementioned sound engineers had the levels near perfect and this allowed for Zach Weinert's intricate samples and guitar chops to really shine. They were on a totally different level tonight and it felt more like a music odyssey than a predetermined set of individual tracks.
|Zach Weinert Triggers A Sample|
The lack of any reasonable curfew in Miami allowed for the crowd to unwind throughout the venue for a while before dispersing. Impressions of the band ranged from impressed to ecstatic. I dabbled with the idea of sticking around for an after party near by. Instead I made my way out into the oddly desolate Miami street. The heat hung thick in the air and given it was early morning at this point, I jumped in a cab towards Miami Beach for some shenanigans till the sun came up. Yet another overly successful night thrown by Brotherly Love Productions. As Alonso the Taxi Driver and I crossed the bridge heading towards the Purdy Lounge, he asked about the band playing that night. The conversation ended with a warm, yet sloppy invitation to their next planned gig in the area at Aura Music and Arts Festival. Maybe we will see him there.
Set 1: Silhouette, Empires, Defeating Harrison> Merrimac Merchants, Sands
Set 2: Bebot (Up Until Now Remix), Slow Drip, Let's Go (Trick Daddy Remix), Beel, Koto, Backdoor Deal, Scream (Michael Jackson Remix)
|Dave McSweeney Flexing Bass Skills|
|Jason Hunnicut Is a Machine On Drums|